The appearance of Sasha on GENERAL HOSPITAL had some fans curious about the identity of the woman and her portrayer, Sofia Mattsson. However, Sasha Gilmore, the woman that Curtis thinks could be Nina’s missing daughter, is a completely different character from Sasha Donev, who was played by Sandra Hess back in 2008. She was the lawyer for Russian crime lord Andre Karpov who had Jake Spencer kidnapped and was shot and killed by a sniper.
Sasha Gilmore was introduced in the Sept. 18 episode of GH when Curtis met with the young lady to inform her that he believes she may be the daughter of a friend of his who was taken away from her and put up for adoption. Sasha argued that she wasn’t adopted, and in fact had heard the story of her birth during a snowstorm many times over the course of her life. When Curtis noticed her purse had horses on it, he mentioned that his friend is a champion rider. Sasha still thought that had nothing to do with anything, but agreed to a DNA test if only to prove him wrong.
When the first test results came back positive, Valentin wanted to wait until the backup results but Curtis urged him to tell Nina ASAP. She was stunned to learn they'd tracked down her missing daughter and when the second DNA test also came back positive, Nina had a big decision to make. Absolutely terrified, she reached out to make contact with Sasha, the daughter she never knew she had.
This Sasha is played by Sofia Mattsson, a Swedish actress and model who has appeared in primetime television shows like TWO AND A HALF MEN, NCIS, and CAMPUS SECURITY. She can also be found in films like Jurassic City, Becoming Bond, and Gothic Harvest. GH is her first daytime gig.
Since most viewers are still convinced that Kiki will ultimately be revealed as Nina’s daughter, they believe Curtis is barking up the wrong tree with Sasha. But stay tuned to see how the story develops and how long Mattsson’s stint on the soap will last. And for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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