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Taylor Hayes
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Krista Allen as Taylor Hayes
The Bold and the Beautiful
Portrayed by Hunter Tylo (1990-2002, 2004, 2005-2013, 2014, 2018-2019)
Sherilyn Wolter (1990)
Krista Allen (2021-)
Current status Present, Contract
Duration 1990-2002, 2004-2014, 2018-2019, 2021-
First appearance June 6, 1990
Introduced by William J. Bell (1990)
Bradley Bell (2005)
Family Hamilton family
Ashford family
Fullname Taylor Hamilton
Nickname(s) Doc (by Ridge)
Gender Female
Occupation Psychiatrist
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Hunter Tylo as Taylor Hayes
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Sherilyn Wolter as Taylor Hamilton
Parents Jack Hamilton
Sharon Ashford
Siblings Zach Hamilton
Spouses Blake Hayes (1980)
Ridge Forrester (1992-1995, 1998-2006)
Omar Rashid (1994)
Nick Marone (2007-2008)
Whip Jones (2010-2011)
Romances Storm Logan
James Warwick
Grant Chambers
Pierce Peterson
Eric Forrester
Thorne Forrester
Dante Damiano
Hector Ramirez
Stephen Logan
Rick Forrester
Reese Buckingham (kissed & dated)
Enemies Brooke Logan
Sheila Carter
Morgan DeWitt
Children Thomas Forrester (son with Ridge)
Steffy Forrester (daughter with Ridge)
Phoebe Forrester (daughter with Ridge; deceased)
Jack Marone ( legal son with Nick Marone )
Grandchildren Douglas Forrester (via Thomas)
Kelly Spencer
Hayes Finnegan (via Steffy)

Dr. Taylor Hayes (née Hamilton, previously Forrester, Rashid, Marone and Jones) is a character on The Bold and the Beautiful, portrayed by Krista Allen since 2021. The role was originated by Hunter Tylo from 1990-2019. The character departed in 2002, returning briefly in 2004, then officially returned on contract status from March 2005 to July 2013, then remaining on recurring status up until October 2014. In April 2018, Tylo made a shocking unannounced return to the show, but left again in 2019. Taylor started as an oncologist and now is a psychiatrist in Los Angeles, intertwined in medical and personal storylines in the show.

In 2021, The Bold and the Beautiful has replaced Hunter Tylo after nearly three decades (off and on) as Dr. Taylor Hayes. Krista Allen — no stranger to recasts, what with having succeeded Lisa Rinna as Days of Our Lives’ Billie Reed in 1996 — will take over the role of Steffy and Thomas’ mom, Ridge’s ex-wife and Brooke’s longtime sparring partner on December 10. The CBS soap tried to get Tylo to come back but couldn’t get her to once again pass through the studio’s revolving door. That might at last explain why Taylor was conspicuously missing in action after her son underwent the brain surgery that ended his romance with his Hope mannequin and her daughter had a baby and got married to Finn. You’ll recall that Steffy’s wedding reception was crashed by the groom’s surprise mother, supervillain Sheila, who once “murdered” Taylor. Allen, who’s appeared on everything from Baywatch to The X-Files, is scheduled to start taping The Bold and the Beautiful on October 28. Her first scenes are said to be with Steffy and her dad, Ridge, who was recast in 2013, with One Life to Live/Port Charles/All My Children vet Thorsten Kaye taking over the part in the wake of Ronn Moss’ quarter-century stint.

She was originally a side character to assist Ridge Forrester and Caroline Spencer during her battle (and death) while fighting Leukemia. However, she developed a relationship with Ridge Forrester, and over her years on the show has battled with Brooke Logan for his affections. She married Ridge and together they had three children, a son Thomas Forrester, and twin daughters Steffy Forrester, and Phoebe Forrester (who died in 2008). They have endured many challenges as a couple, and have been married twice, though they divorced in 2006, and had a short marriage in 2009.

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The character has endured many obstacles herself. She was assumed dead in the 1990s, and once again in October 2002, and she was revealed to be alive after being shot by Sheila Carter, and then recovered from her wounds during being kidnapped by Omar Rashid. The character's other notable storylines include marriage to Nick Marone and Whip Jones and a relationship with the younger Rick Forrester. She has a close friendship with the show's leading female (her ex mother-in-law) Stephanie Douglas, and has had an almost 2-decade long rivalry with Brooke Logan.


Taylor's history has not been heavily focused on. She was known to have a play-relationship which went nowhere with Storm Logan when they were attending high school together, as seen in one of Taylor's first episodes when they met up in a café/restaurant after years apart. They showed small interest in each other, however Taylor was more involved with Ridge. Taylor's father is Jack Hamilton ((who has appeared in several episodes of the show including Taylor's return In 2005 and was played by Christopher Robinson) He was first seen at her 1992 wedding to Ridge. He is very protective of his daughter. Her mother is Sharon Ashford Hamilton. Little is known of her mother. Tylo expressed that she wanted to have a story line involving her mother, however was never a possibility due to the unseen character's death. Taylor was also in an abusive relationship with Blake Hayes during his appearance from 1991-1992.

When Caroline Spencer was diagnosed with terminal leukemia in 1990, she began seeing oncologist/therapist, Dr. Taylor Hayes. Soon after Caroline died, Ridge took an interest in Taylor rather than going back to his on-and-off-again lover, Brooke Logan that was married to Eric Forrester at the time. Taylor however was dating her old high school friend and Brooke Logan's brother, Storm Logan, at the time. Ridge's overprotective mother, Stephanie Douglas at first despised Taylor and warned her to stay away from Ridge so he would go back to Brooke so she could re-unite with Eric. At Christmas time in 1990, Storm proposed marriage to Taylor, but she rejected him and he left town. Ridge also proposed to Taylor, but she wondered if he was only doing so because Brooke was unavailable.

In 1991, Taylor's first husband, Blake Hayes, arrived in Los Angeles on a mission to win Taylor back. Blake had a medical condition that made him very violent and angry. His methods for winning back his wife included having Ridge beaten up and also finding Caroline's long-lost twin sister, Karen. Blake convinced Karen to come to Los Angeles and portray Caroline to lure Ridge away from Taylor. Blake then showed Taylor a videotape of Ridge and Brooke having sex in a lab at Forrester Creations. Angry and frustrated and thinking that Ridge wanted Brooke back, Taylor flew to St. Thomas Island to get away. However, Ridge tracked her down and once again proposed marriage to her, to which Taylor accepts.

Ridge and Taylor had their wedding at the Forrester mansion in 1992. During this time, she bonded with her mother-in-law, Stephanie, over their mutual dislike of Brooke. Brooke soon discovered she was pregnant with her second child, but was unsure if Eric or Ridge was the father. With Taylor's help via telephone, Ridge helped Brooke deliver her daughter, Bridget Forrester, at the Forrester cabin in Big Bear and the paternity tests named Ridge the father of Bridget. However, it was later revealed that Eric was actually Bridget's biological father after Eric's unstable ex-wife, wife at the time), Sheila Carter, tampered with the results. Stephanie Douglas takes Taylor in like a daughter and soon became best friends.

Taylor believed that Brooke was only using Bridget to win Ridge back and soon afterward, Brooke took over Forrester Creations putting her in Ridge's orbit even more. Taylor soon began helping out her former mentor, James Warwick, who spoke of a terminally ill girlfriend and a mother who lived in Scotland. Against Ridge's wishes, Taylor and James traveled to Scotland where he confronted his abusive father. Believing that her husband and Brooke were going on a business trip in Paris, Taylor and James spent some time at the cabin in Big Bear. The cabin was virtually destroyed after a violent earthquake struck, trapping them. Believing that they were going to die of hypothermia, Taylor granted James' wish, to not die a virgin and made love to him. They were soon rescued and both fully recovered. Struggling with guilt of being unfaithful to her husband, Taylor wrote Ridge a letter about her infidelity before flying off to a therapy conference in Egypt, but Stephanie intercepted the letter before Ridge could read it. However, her plane crashes in the ocean, presuming her dead after her charred belongings were found within the wreckage. However, Taylor was revealed to be alive after she had stepped off the plane during a layover and had been mugged in the bathroom at the airport. The attack caused Taylor to have severe amnesia where she didn't even remember her own name. Moroccan Prince, Omar Rashid, found Taylor and brought her to his palace in Morocco to recuperate, calling her "Laila." Omar withheld her identity and family from Taylor, determined to make her his princess.

Taylor eventually began to gradually regain her memory, remembering her name, her family and Ridge. Back in Los Angeles, Ridge and Brooke rekindled their romance and eventually married. Omar manipulated their honeymoon so they would end up at his palace and forced Taylor to watch Ridge and Brooke from behind a one-way mirror to show that Ridge had moved on. Upset, Taylor decided to let him go and be happy with Brooke and married Omar. When Taylor's father, Jack Hamilton, had a sudden heart attack, Taylor returned home and revealed herself to her father. She then hired Gladys Pope to disguise herself as an Englishwoman to make sure of Ridge's happiness with Brooke. But when Ridge went blind after an accident at the Forrester lab, she disguised herself as a hospital volunteer to help him recover. Soon afterwards, Taylor revealed herself to a horrified Brooke and then to Ridge after he regained his sight. However, their reunion is interrupted when Omar showed up in town looking for Taylor. Although a judge declared that Ridge and Taylor were still legally married, he decided to divorce Taylor and returned to Brooke. Taylor then had a brief affair with her ex-father-in-law, Eric Forrester, but decided to end it due to her friendship with Stephanie.

Taylor then began to counsel a teenaged Bridget after it was revealed that Eric was her real father, where Taylor diagnosed Bridget with brief reactive psychosis when Brooke wandered off to Barbados in a fugue state. She then was surprised when her old friend, Grant Chambers, returned to town and wanted to be more than just friends. Still having lingering feelings for Ridge, Taylor decided to leave Los Angeles, but eventually returned. She mistakenly believed that Brooke had gotten involved with Grant, Ridge once again proposed to Taylor on the runway while she was modeling a wedding gown during a fashion show. Taylor then was sent to the hospital after, during a drunken state, inadvertently set herself ablaze. Ridge's brother, Thorne Forrester, rescued her and was by her side while she recovered from her severe facial burns.

Soon afterward, Grant was suddenly shot and Ridge took the blame for it. He told Taylor that he confessed to the shooting to protect Brooke's son, Rick Forrester. During this time, Taylor was pregnant with her and Ridge's first child in 1997. Her stress level was threatening her unborn child and Thorne convinced Taylor to announce that the baby was his, not Ridge's. Brooke and Thorne conspired together to make sure that Ridge and Taylor stayed apart. Brooke then announced her own pregnancy and that Ridge was the father but Taylor soon discovered that Brooke was faking a pregnancy to marry Ridge and after Brooke had overheard that Taylor was having Ridge's child. While on her way to the wedding, Taylor unexpectedly goes into the labor and gave birth to her son in the back of Thorne's car with his help in January 1998. Weeks after the birth, Taylor met with Ridge in his office at FC and told him that the baby she had named Thomas was their son. Taylor named him Thomas Forrester after St. Thomas, where Ridge first proposed to her. Once the truth had come out, Ridge annulled his marriage to Brooke and returned to Taylor and their son.

In 1999, Taylor and Ridge were overjoyed when Taylor found out she was pregnant with twins. However, Taylor contracted tuberculosis from a homeless man and refused treatment, fearing it would harm her unborn babies. Taylor got sick and almost died and out of desperation, asked her rival, Brooke, to look after Ridge if something happened to her. Taylor then flatlined and died, but had an out-of-body experience before being revived by the doctors. She then gave birth to healthy twin daughters, Steffy Forrester and Phoebe Forrester.

In 2000, Taylor met and befriended a woman named Morgan DeWitt, who years ago had been forced to abort Ridge's child. But Morgan was desperate to have Ridge's child and took advantage of Taylor's sympathies and forged e-mails between Taylor and Ridge in which Taylor gave Ridge "permission" to have his child. Taylor soon discovered Morgan's deceit and found out she was artificially inseminated by Ridge. Their argument escalated on the balcony where Morgan suddenly fell and eventually miscarried. Ridge and Taylor decided to repair their marriage and had their wedding vows renewed on a boat trip to St. Thomas with their kids and their nanny. During the trip, baby Steffy fell overboard and was presumed dead after her bloody life jacket was found torn to shreds by sharks. Ridge and Taylor were devastated over the loss of their child and held a memorial service for Steffy. But it was revealed that Steffy was alive when Morgan kidnapped her and dyed her hair red to raise Steffy as her own, changing her name to Stacy. After confronting Morgan at her house, Taylor soon found out Steffy was alive, so Morgan imprisoned her by locking her in the basement. Ridge rescued Taylor and Steffy by crashing his car into Morgan's house and Morgan was institutionalized.

Brooke was at it again by chasing Ridge, so Taylor reluctantly agreed to take part in a scheme devised by Massimo Marone and Stephanie. All Taylor had to do was convince Brooke to move to Paris to be with her "dying" father, Stephen Logan. Soon the scheme fell apart after Brooke was injured after falling off the Eiffel Tower and Ridge told Brooke about the scheme that Massimo, Stephanie, and Taylor planned. The scheme put Ridge and Taylor's marriage in jeopardy, but ultimately Ridge chose to be with Taylor.

In 2002, Taylor befriends her sister-in-law, Amber Moore, the wife of Rick Forrester and even offered a home for Amber to help her fight her addiction to painkillers after she had miscarried her and Rick's child. When Amber was arrested for vandalism and drug possession, Taylor believed in her innocence and soon discovered that a young woman named Erica Lovejoy, who was taking a liking to Rick, was actually Mary Warwick, the daughter of Sheila Carter. Sheila wanted to give Erica the life she once had while married to Eric and convinced her daughter to seduce Rick, despite him being married to Amber. Sheila then kidnapped Amber and held her captive, but she was rescued by Massimo and Stephanie. When Taylor found out Sheila was free, she rushed over to the mansion to warn Eric, but is too late as she walks in seeing Sheila holding Eric at gunpoint. Sheila eventually sees Taylor and forces her to stand by Eric. Taylor did her best to talk Sheila out of shooting them for the sake of Erica. Sheila was almost ready to give up the gun, but is startled when Brooke suddenly arrived at the mansion to pick up a baby bottle she had left behind. Sheila raised the gun to shoot Brooke, but Taylor grabbed her arm and the two struggled for the gun. Taylor is shot in the chest during the struggle before Eric knocks Sheila unconscious. Taylor manages to survive the surgery, but eventually dies from her injuries in Ridge's arms after saying goodbye to her children. Taylor really only went into a coma, and Prince Dr.Omar fell in love with her and called some of the best doctors from around the world to save her.

Ridge later married Brooke, who stepped in as a mother for Taylor's children as well as her own kids. In 2005, during Bridget's wedding to Ridge's half-brother, Nick Marone, a woman's scream is heard and Ridge goes to investigate. He is stunned when he believes the woman being taken away is Taylor, but is knocked unconscious. Still believing that Taylor is alive, Ridge heads to the cemetery and desecrates Taylor's grave and is stunned to see a wax dummy in the coffin. Demanding answers from Omar, Taylor soon reveals herself, alive and healed. She tells him that although she did indeed died that night, Omar spirited her away from the hospital and found a faint pulse and healed her back to the health, but Taylor was comatose for a long time. When she regained her consciousness, she wanted to returned back home to her family, but Omar held her prisoner at his palace in Morocco and was able to escape with the help of Dante Damiano. Taylor is soon reunited with her children and family. She also discovers that Ridge and Brooke now have a son together and remembers when Brooke had an affair with her son-in-law, Deacon Sharpe, and gave birth to Hope Logan. Ridge is left undecided between which woman he wants to be with, Brooke or Taylor. He chooses Taylor to honor Stephanie's "dying" wish after having a heart attack and they renew their wedding vows once again. But Brooke soon discovers that Stephanie faked her heart attack to manipulate Ridge's decision. Stephanie admits Brooke's accusation is indeed true during Bridget and Nick's wedding, causing Taylor to question Ridge's devotion.

Ridge and Taylor's marriage soon begins crumbling again when their teen-aged son, Thomas, became involved with illegal immigrant, Gabriela Moreno. While Ridge was against their relationship, Taylor supported them and offered them a home under the condition that the two would not engage in sexual activity. But they soon gave in their temptation and Phoebe found an unwrapped condom and showed it to Taylor who called the Immigration Department to have Gaby deported. While Ridge was away on business, Taylor became involved with Hector Ramirez and they kissed on New Year's, which Brooke sees. Feeling guilty and not wanting Brooke to expose it first, Taylor confesses to Ridge about kissing Hector, as well as her one-night stand with James when they were trapped in Big Bear years ago. Furious, Ridge leaves Taylor and eventually asks for a divorce, and also calls Taylor a hypocrite for always judging Brooke for years while keeping such a secret of her own.

Taylor felt her life was falling apart when Stephanie became friendlier to Brooke and offered Brooke 50% ownership of Forrester and presented Taylor with a mere two percent. Taylor gave up her two-percent shares to Stephen, Brooke's father, after the two slept together and soon had a brief affair. Stephen immediately gave Brooke the other two-percent, giving Brooke full control of Forrester Creations. Soon afterwards, Taylor turned to alcohol to help with her depression. She gets into an accident while drunk driving and is punished by having her licensed suspended. While Phoebe was on her way to a party, she got a flat tire and called her mom for help. Taylor gets behind the wheel when Phoebe is spooked by a strange man, but is unaware then Phoebe also calls Darla Einstein for help. Darla soon arrives and helps Phoebe change the tire, but Darla slips and falls back into the road and right into the path of Taylor's car. Darla dies and Taylor begins to bond with Thorne Forrester and start a relationship. Alexandria Forrester likes having Taylor around to help out with things. When Taylor tells Thorne the truth she is arrested but is freed later because Darla's death was accidental.

Taylor knowing something was up with Brooke and Bill snuck in to Dr. Caspary's office and checked through Brooke's files and found out Brooke got pregnant with Bill Spencer Jr.'s child and then miscarried it. At Brooke's birthday party, hosted by Katie Logan (Bill's husband, Brooke's sister), Donna Logan and Katie were admiring Brooke. Taylor blurted out that Brooke got pregnant with Bill Spencer's baby and then miscarried it. Katie asked Brooke, and Brooke said nothing because she swore she would never lie to her sister. This created a snag in Eric and Taylor's relationship, ending with Taylor walking out on Eric. Eric later confided in Brooke that his relationship with Taylor ended when she stormed off. She is now living with Steffy in Paris.

In 2014, Taylor returned to Los Angeles and met up with Eric in his office and both discussed Aly Forrester's anger problems. Taylor wishes that she could be the person to reach out and help Aly but knows she is not the right person to do so as she was involved with the death of Aly's mom, Darla. Taylor remembers the night that she hit Darla, the day that she and Thorne had to tell little Aly that her mom wasn't coming home, and when Aly tore up Taylor's wedding dress. Taylor fears that if Aly is spiraling downward into that dark place, then Hope and Wyatt Spencer could face some problems regarding Aly.

In 2014, in Paris, Thorne and Taylor are having sex behind a blue curtain while Aly tells Oliver Jones, her secret boyfriend, she still hates Taylor and just wants her to stay away from her father. Behind the curtains it is revealed that it is Taylor and Thorne. Thorne and Taylor fly back to L.A. as a couple. After, a quick chat with Pamela Douglas, Taylor and Thorne hugged as Oliver who was secretly dating Aly, saw. Oliver confronted Thorne that he saw them hug and looked like they were a couple. Thorne implied that they were and Oliver told him that Aly cannot know. Taylor went to see Aly and snook up behind her and made Aly jump and turn around when Taylor said her name. Aly took the Medieval Axe Pam had left for Oliver's photo shoot from Medieval Night and threatened to kill Taylor as Taylor screamed. Oliver and Thorne realized that Taylor has been gone a while and could be with Aly and rushed down. Aly decided to put down the axe before they came and didn't believe Thorne and Taylor were really a couple. Aly told Thorne that Taylor is crazy but Thorne told her that they were in a relationship. Aly couldn't handle them dating and Thorne agreed to stop dating Taylor for her. Thorne arranged a flight to take Taylor back to Paris while he would resign from running international to head of shipping in the basement. Oliver suggested to Aly to forgive Taylor and Aly initially couldn't. Before Taylor was going to leave, Aly asked her how to forgive her. Aly asked Taylor about what happened the night she killed her mother and Taylor described it in exact detail and started to cry. Aly saw how sorry she was and forgave Taylor hugging her and they made up. Aly allowed Thorne to see Taylor if it makes him happy meaning they would both remain in Los Angeles. Thorne and Taylor were greatly happy and Thorne was very grateful to Oliver.

Taylor returned briefly to talk to Aly. She was concerned that Aly was still envisioning her mom. She also visited Eric to share that she and Thorne were having problems and lament that her kids no longer needed her. They drank and discussed Stephanie, who Eric pointed out loved Taylor as a daughter. Taylor was still upset that Stephanie wanted Brooke out of all people with her at the end. Taylor and Eric became intimate while they were talking and Stephanie's picture fell off the wall.

Taylor made an unexpected shocking return to Los Angeles in 2018 to confront Bill about his one-night affair with Steffy, blaming him for destroying her daughter's marriage and for traumatizing Liam. Taylor continues to berate Bill for his actions and Bill wonders why she hasn't been around lately. Taylor however tells Bill she has actually been in town for awhile and admits that she is the one who shot him. Steffy soon discovers that it was Taylor that shot Bill and both women plead with Bill to not send Taylor to prison, which Bill reluctantly agrees but only for Steffy's sake. Taylor agrees to keep a low profile while in town only seeing Steffy at the cliff house and seeks therapy nearby. At some point Liam Spencer learns the truth, but keeps it to himself because he doesn't want to hurt Steffy. One day Liam changes his mind and decides to tell Hope Logan the truth when he witnessed Taylor screaming at a pregnant Hope. Brooke also finds out and Taylor begs her on her knees because she doesn't want Brooke to reveal the truth to the police. Hope tells Steffy that she doesn't want Taylor in her child's life and she doesn't want her daughter to spend time in the same house that Taylor is living. Steffy refuses to accept it and Liam convinced Hope so give and keep the peace.

Taylor was Steffy's guest at Liam and Hope's wedding, Taylor was against the idea of going and having to sit there and watch Hope steal Liam from Steffy. At first she was very resistant of going to the wedding, however she decided to go in the end. As soon as Taylor arrived to the wedding she went over to talk to Liam with one last plea to make things right with Steffy, Brooke overheard Taylor talking to Liam and was furious. Brooke made it clear that she doesn't want any drama at her daughter's wedding and told Taylor to leave before she makes a scene, Taylor decided to stay at the wedding. Brooke and Taylor had a chance to talk in the kitchen and Taylor made it clear that she thinks the wedding should have never happened and she starts to destroy the cake. Brooke and Taylor have a cake fight and Hope and Steffy walk in on them, both very angry at their mothers. Taylor later meets Dr. Reese Buckingham at a small party her daughter was hosting. The two seemingly hit it off, with Taylor thrilled to have someone to talk to. The two even share a kiss. Over the weeks she confides in Reese her issues with Brooke and her hopes for her daughter. Taylor puts the blame for her daughter's failed marriage on Hope. During their conversations Taylor reveals that her daughter was hoping to adopt a baby girl and that she would pay a lot to give her daughter a child that she wants. Reese listens very carefully because he owes a lot of money to dangerous people that are threatening the life of his daughter Zoe Buckingham. While working in a clinic on Catalina island he has a patient that delivers a stillborn daughter. When that woman leaves Hope arrives at the clinic and she's in labor. There is only Reese and Hope in the clinic. At first he is just doing his job, but when Hope passes out during labor Reese, who has serious financial troubles on his own, plots to find a baby and arrange an adoption and ends up stealing Hope Logan's daughter and conning Taylor out of $250,000.00 as "legal fees". He presents Hope and Liam with his previous patients dead baby and steal their healthy baby girl. He asks his friend Flo to play the little girls mother so Taylor and Steffy would buy his scheme.

Caroline's death

Taylor receives a shocking phone call. Caroline Spencer, the mother of her grandson Douglas Forrester is dead. A devastated Taylor informs her daughter. Soon after her son Thomas Forrester and her grandson Douglas arrive in LA. During Caroline's memorial ceremony Taylor notices that Hope and Douglas get along. In her head she can see Hope and Thomas being together as something that would make a lot of sense since Hope lost a baby and Douglas lost a mother. Hope and Liam breaking up would also open the doors for her daughter to reunite with the father of her daughter Kelly Spencer. She informs Ridge that initially doesn't think it's a good idea and reminds his ex wife that Liam and Hope are married. Shortly after Taylor, Steffy, Kelly and Phoebe (as Steffy named Hope's stolen daughter) leave to Paris.

Return to Los Angeles (2021-2022)

Taylor was on a mission in a Africa for a long time and one day she surprised her daughter Steffy at her home. The two have a joyous reunion and Steffy invited Taylor to live with her. Taylor reveals that she didn't go to Africa only to do good deeds, but to avoid seeing Ridge and Brooke together and she admits that she still loves Steffy's dad and later she tells this to Ridge himself. She gives Ridge friendly advice when he complains about Deacon Sharpe, his wife Brooke and step daughter Hope. Taylor meets Finn and decides to convince Steffy to invite Finn's biological mother Sheila Carter over for Christmas to give Finn a chance to spend time with his bio mom. Steffy is very hesitant at first, but ultimately agrees when Taylor tells her that she will observe Sheila's behavior. Later Taylor tells Sheila that just because she was a guest at Steffy's home it doesn't mean that she can show up uninvited. Steffy and Taylor talk about Brooke and Hope and criticize them for hurting Ridge by allowing Deacon Sharpe (Hope's father) to visit their property while Ridge lives there. Steffy starts convincing her mother that she and Ridge could still be together and encourages her to get a revenge on Brooke.

Taylor decides to pay Brooke Logan Forrester a visit and offers her help. She reveals that Hope mentioned something about her and Ridge having a hard time and that Steffy and Thomas noticed that she isn't coming to work. Brooke says she doesn't know if she liked that everyone is talking about her. She tries to find out if Deacon is the reason why she's struggling. Brooke declines her help and says she has her own support system. Taylor ends her visit with saying that her door is open. While at work Taylor gets another unexpected visit from Sheila and she notices that she seems obsessed with Brooke. She questions her about it, but Sheila pretends it isn't true. She explains that she only wants to get the support of the family and Brooke is married to Hayes's grandfather. She complains that Brooke is judging her and she tries to convince Taylor that she has changed with age.

Krista Allen's first appearance as Taylor Hayes

When Taylor and Ridge have a private moment at Forrester creations Taylor assured Ridge that she is a good listened if he needs it. Ridge said that he appreciates her and that he is happy that she's back. Taylor confessed that she did a lot of self exploration. She said that the main reason she stayed with her was Brooke. She said that she wondered what would have happened what would be if Sheila wouldn't shoot her. Ridge embraced her. While Ridge and Taylor are hugging Steffy and Thomas appeared. They all come to a conclusion that it's nice to spend time together as a family and Steffy says that it must be better than going home where Brooke rolled out a red carpet for Deacon. Thomas and Steffy try to make Ridge see that there are too many problems with Brooke, but Ridge tells him that he feels that he can work it out with Brooke. Taylor tries to stop Steffy from saying more, but she continues and she tells Ridge that their family would never let him down the way Brooke has. Taylor told her children that she doesn't want them to put Ridge on the spot. Steffy says she wants to remind Ridge that he has options and another family that respects his wishes. Thomas says he tries to be neutral, but thinks that in his opinion allowing Deacon in is disrespectful. Taylor explains that there are things that Brooke can't do anything about and Hope wants to have a relationship with her father. She realizes that Steffy and Thomas want their parents back together, but Brooke and Ridge are married. Steffy replies that it might change. Taylor thinks it' not possible to reunite their family and she doesn't want her children to wish the end of Brooke's and Ridge's marriage because that's bad karma.

Taylor revealing to Ridge that Deacon spent the night with Brooke when he was out of town (2022)

Taylor telling Ridge about Brooke's night with Deacon

Taylor comes to Steffy's house after receiving a text from her. Steffy and Thomas tell Taylor that they got Charlie to hack into Brooke's security system and they have proof that Brooke kissed Deacon and that he didn't leave until the next morning, assuming that they had, had sex the night before. Steffy told Taylor that Brooke asked Douglas to keep quiet which made Taylor really concerned. Steffy tells Taylor that that have to reveal the truth to Ridge as soon as possible before Brooke will find out that they are on to something and create some excuses for herself. Taylor says that she has no desire to break up Brooke's marriage, but Steffy said that Brooke is doing that all on her own. Taylor agrees and sends a text to Ridge asking him to come to the Cliff house. When Ridge arrives he asks her what she wanted to talk about. Taylor said that she always had Ridge's best interest in mind and she wouldn't be a friend if she would keep it from him. Ridge asked if the kids are fine because he can handle anything else. Taylor said that Ridge's loyalty to Brooke has always been a thing of wonder. Ridge asked why are they talking about Brooke. Taylor said that his loyalty is displaced and proceeds to reveal to Ridge what Brooke did on New Years Eve. Ridge went to confront Brooke and she confessed. When Ridge fought with Deacon and Brooke said that she is the guilty one and not Deacon, then Ridge lost it and told her it was over. He went to Steffy's house and practically straight into Taylor's arms. The two kissed many times and Ridge doesn't tell Brooke about this, and they both slept in different bedrooms.

Sheila shooting Steffy and Finn

Taylor and Ridge found out that Steffy and Finn were shot. They heard that Finn is dead and Steffy is unconscious. Taylor, Ridge and Thomas went straight to the hospital and begged her to wake up. Taylor had no idea that Sheila was the one that accidentally killed Finn and intentionally shot her daughter so she showed her a lot of compassion for losing her child. When Sheila tried to end herself by jumping off the hospital roof Taylor tried to save her, but she slipped and in the end Sheila was the one saving her life. Taylor bonded with Sheila over this still unaware of Sheila's misdeeds. Steffy woke up from her coma, but didn't remember what happened and she also didn't remember Finn and Hayes. To make things worse she believed that Liam Spencer is still her husband. Liam agreed to play along because Taylor said that Steffy can't find out the truth in this fragile state.

Crimes and Misdeeds

Maladies and Injuries

  • Almost froze to death at Big Bear Cabin after an earthquake (1994).
  • Suffered amnesia after being mugged in an airport at Cairo (1994).
  • Was attacked by a stranger in her home.
  • Presumed dead after a plane crash. Revived by Dr. Omar Rashid. (1994)
  • Had a claustrophobia-induced panic attack while being trapped in an elevator (1996).
  • Suffered burns to her face after accidentally setting her nightgown on fire (1997).
  • Contracted tuberculosis from a homeless man she tried to help and almost died in childbirth (1999).
  • Was kidnapped and hit by her husbands crazy ex Morgan DeWitt (2001)
  • Shot by Sheila Carter (2002). (Went into a coma and was presumed dead.)
  • Had a car accident (2006)
  • Diagnosed with alcoholism and depression.
  • Cut her hand when she crashed a glass of wine on the wall.
  • Rendered unconscious in a boating accident (2007).
  • Had hallucinations after eating psychedelic berries (2011).
  • Suffered an injury in a fall which temporarily required a cane (2018).