A collaborative effort between the writers, Carly — originally played by Sarah Joy Brown — — was introduced under executive producer Wendy Riche. A "love to hate" character who brings excitement to storylines because of her devious ways, Carly is the illegitimate daughter of former bad girl turned heroine, Bobbie Spencer Jacklyn Zeman. Carly seduces her mother's husband for revenge. Throughout the s, Carly, then Tamara Braun —05 goes on to become one of the show's most prominent, vital and popular characters largely due to her supercouple pairing with mobster Sonny Corinthos Maurice Benard and her friendship with Jason Morgan then Steve Burton. Carly's revenge on Bobbie and her near lethal vendetta against A.