Actress, director, cook and pilot!

'The Bold and the Beautiful': How Is Susan Flannery Doing These Days?

Susan Flannery at the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, Las Vegas, 2011

Susan Flannery's longtime fans were surprised when she announced her retirement as an actress a couple of years ago. It's true that we still miss the soap-opera star on screen, but she has been working on some projects since then. Do you know what has she been up to?

With a distinguished acting career of more than 50 years, American actress and soap-opera star Susan Flannery is still turning heads. She is best known for her roles as "Stephanie Forrester" in The Bold and the Beautifuland as "Laura Spencer" in Days of Our Lives. 

Susan Flannery and John McCook during a rehearsal of The Bold and the Beautiful, Los Angeles, 2007

The Bold and the Beautiful star is a winner in every sense of the word

Susan Flannery's professional work include appearances in 9 films and more than 10 television shows. Her career earned her four Daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series; however, in 2012 she decided to retire. For that reason the plot of The Bold and the Beautiful had to be modified and her character passed away after losing the battle against cancer.

Susan Flannery at the 5th Silver Anniversary party for The Bold And The Beautiful, Los Angeles, 2012

Susan Flannery decided not to continue acting but that doesn't mean that she fully stopped working. In 2018 she returned to The Bold and the Beautiful for a special cameo as "Stephanie's" voice with a very important message for "Brooke" on her wedding day. 

What has Susan Flannery been up to?

Apart from that, Susan Flannery has directed a couple of TV episodes. In 2017 she directed "Doors and Windows", the 14th episode of the ninth season of American family drama series The Fostersbetween 2010 and 2014 she directed 36 episodes of soap-opera web series Venice the Seriesand in 2013 she co-directed the film The Grovealongside Karen Wilkens.

Susan Flannery at the 33rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Los Angeles, 2006

Five quick facts about The Bold and the Beautiful star Susan Flannery

-She is 79 years old

-In 1987 she adopted her daughter Blaise

-She is a licensed pilot

-Apart from being a talented actress she's also a very skilled gourmet cook

-She loves dogs! She reportedly has two Labrador Retrievers