Leslie Charleson (born February 22, 1945) is an American actress most famous for her role as Dr. Monica Quartermaine on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. Charleson was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Her career began on short-lived soap A Flame in the Wind in 1964. She then moved to As the World Turns as Alice Whipple, but when she learned of the length of the contract she was supposed to sign, she left almost immediately. In 1967, she was an original cast member of Love is a Many Splendored Thing. She played Iris Donnelly Garrison and was a part of a highly popular love triangle with David Birney and Donna Mills. She left the show in 1970 after the departure of Mr. Birney, whom she was involved with at the time.
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