Unbeknownst to all, Sheila escaped the fire (a meter reader was the one who died). Scott developed a mysterious disease and knew he was dying, but didn't tell Lauren.
Sheila found out, and slipped back to Genoa City to see him. Lauren found out that Sheila and her husband, Eric were taking a trip, so Lauren planned one too.
Bregman thought the role would be brief, but after six months the producers offered her a contract and she accepted.
On The Young and the Restless, Bregman first appeared as Lauren on contract from 1983 to 1995, returning briefly from June 15 to 26, 2000. When her father died, she inherited his company, Fenmore's Department Stores.
Isabella realized that she was pregnant, and Lauren encouraged her to tell him.
Isabella decided not to, and then had an affair with Michael Baldwin and convinced him he was the father. But Paul understood and tried to make a go of his relationship with Isabella.
Bregman won a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Lauren in 1985.
Over the years Lauren has become a thorn in the side of several of her romantic rivals, including cosmetics heiress turned author Traci Abbott Connolly and attorney Christine Blair.
It seemed like every guy Lauren fell for, Traci wanted too.She expected if they bumped into each other Sheila would expose herself, but Scott had no reaction.