Erica KanePlayed by: Susan Lucci
Erica Kane is Pine Valley's homegrown hell raiser. Her exploits, antics, romances and rivalries are legendary. A force to be reckoned with, deep down, Erica is as insecure as everyone else. Having been abandoned by her father at an early age, Erica's mother Mona raised her with love, but the desertion by her father has always been a source of great insecurity in this diva's life...
Husband: Jackson Montgomery
Children: Kendall Hart (by means of a rape by Richard Fields), Bianca Montgomery (with Travis Montgomery), Josh Madden (with Jeff Martin)
Stepchildren: Greenlee Lavery, Reggie Montgomery, Lily Montgomery
Mother: Mona Kane Tyler (deceased)
Father: Eric Kane (deceased)
Siblings: Silver Kane (half-sister; deceased), Mark Dalton (half-brother)
Niece: Julie Rand
Son-in-law: Zach Slater
Sister-in-law: Ellen Dalton
Significant Romantic Relationships: Chuck Tyler, Jeff Martin (1st husband/divorced), Jason Maxwell, Phil Brent (2nd husband/divorced), Lincoln Tyler, Nick Davis, Tom Cudahy (3rd husband/divorced), Brandon Kingsley, Kent Bogard, Adam Chandler (4th and 7th husband/divorced), Mike Roy (invalid marriage), Jeremy Hunter, Travis Montgomery (5th and 6th husband/divorced), Steven Andrews, Jackson Montgomery (10th husband), Charlie Brent, Dimitri Marick (8th and 9th husband/divorced), David Hayward, Chris Stamp
Kendall Hart Cambias: No? Ok. All right, fine. Honestly, tell me this... if your father were still alive, standing here right now, what would you do?
Erica Kane: I'd kill him! But you can't equate Ryan with my father.
Kendall Hart Cambias: Ok, well, yes, I agree the crimes were completely different, but the result was pain. Someone hurts you, you make them suffer.
Erica Kane: Well, you wanted me to suffer once. You remember how that turned out.
Kendall Hart Cambias: Yes, but I was a kid. Now I know what I'm doing. I know what I'm doing and I love it. There is nothing more satisfying than paying back hurt for hurt. It's ok, mother, you don't have to worry about me.
Erica Kane: No, I'm scared for you, Kendall. I'm scared for all of us. I'm scared for you and Bianca and myself.