Susan Flannery (born July 31, 1939 in New York, New York) is an acclaimed Golden Globe and four time Emmy Award-winning American soap opera actress.
She is known for playing Dr. Laura Spencer Horton on Days of Our Lives from 1966 until 1975 where she met writer and daytime legend William J. Bell. She appeared in the 1974 film The Towering Inferno.
She also appeared on the primetime TV series Dallas as Leslie Stewart during Season 4 (1980-1981) as well as opposite Kirk Douglas in The Moneychangers. She has also worked alongside Micheal Jaffe as a producer.
Today, she is worldwide known for playing Stephanie Douglas Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful since the first episode. Flannery is also an occasional director on the show, and has twice been nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award for her work.
Flannery, has a daughter named Blaise, born in the mid 1980s. Although it is speculated that she is a lesbian, there has been no confirmation from Flannery herself.
Flannery's interests include sailing, flying, cooking dinner for friends and travelling. She currently lives in Santa Barbara, California.