Kristina Wagner (Felicia Scorpio, General Hospital) celebrates a special milestone. Learn more here-->>
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General Hospital star, Kristina Wagner (Felicia Scorpio) marks a special anniversary today.
In 1984, Wagner got her big break when she joined the cast of GH as Felicia Cummings. She appeared in the role on a contract basis until 2003. After a brief departure, she returned to the series in a recurring capacity in 2004. In May 2005, however, Wagner asked ABC to place her back on contract status for an important storyline involving her character. After ABC refused, Wagner walked, and she was replaced briefly by former Another World actress Sandra Ferguson. Upon Ferguson's departure in 2005, the character was absent from the canvas until late 2007, when Wagner again returned for a month-long stint.
In 2012, it was announced that Wagner would once again reprise the role of Felicia, with a first airing on April 27 that year.
Felicia Cummings arrived in Port Charles on September 7, 1984, intent on getting back an Aztec heirloom ring that Frisco Jones had purchased. Frisco discovers the Aztec princess under his bed and when she breaks her leg trying to escape, he nurses her back to health and protects her from the henchmen who are also after the ring. It is during this time, with their constant bickering fueled by a growing attraction, that Felicia and Frisco fall in love despite her having a fiancé, Peter Harrell, back in Texas at the time. In the quest for the Aztec treasure, Frisco and Felicia, along with Robert Scorpio and his wife Holly Sutton join Sean Donely and Luke Spencer for a Mexican Adventure, later congregating back at Mariah Ramirez (June Lockhart) Felicia's grandmother's hacienda in Texas where Luke's wife, Laura Spencer, had been staying.
By mid-1985, having survived a serious break-up, Frisco and Felicia move in together, sharing a tiny studio apartment at Bobbie Spencer's Brownstone. Following the arrival of Robin Scorpio, Felicia helps Robert and Anna Devane with their young daughter and stands by her man when Frisco goes undercover in the Asian Quarter to help Robert stop Mr. Wu's reign of terror with help from Sean Donely. The undercover work motivates Frisco to enroll in the Police Academy shortly after he and Felicia get engaged in December 1985.
Today, Wagner celebrates her 36th anniversary with the show. What has been your favorite Felicia scenes?