Favorite Soap Stars

by tiffanymb | created - 09 Feb 2012 | updated - 08 Nov 2013 | Public

1. Susan Flannery

Actress | The Towering Inferno

Susan Flannery was born on July 31, 1939 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and director, known for The Towering Inferno (1974), The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) and Days of Our Lives (1965).

2. Melody Thomas Scott

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Scott was born Melody Ann Thomas in Los Angeles, California. Her first film credit was as a child actress in the 1964 Alfred Hitchcock movie, Marnie (1964). After bit parts in movies in the mid-'70s (most notably in John Wayne's final film, The Shootist (1976)), she was offered bit parts on ...

3. Genie Francis

Actress | General Hospital

Genie Francis was born on May 26, 1962 in Englewood, New Jersey to actors Ivor Francis and Rosemary Daley. She grew up in Long Island, New York and California. She has an older brother, Ivor Francis, and a younger brother, Kenneth Francis, and a half-sister, Shelley Francis. The attractive, blonde ...

4. Robin Strasser

Actress | One Life to Live

Robin Vee Strasser was born on May 7, 1945 in New York City. the daughter of Martin and Anne Strasser. She attended and graduated from the High School of Performing Arts, and later attended the Yale School of Drama on a full scholarship. She is a founding member of the American Conservatory Theatre...

5. Susan Lucci

Actress | All My Children

Susan Lucci was born on December 23, 1946, in Scarsdale, New York, to Jeanette (Granquist) and Victor Lucci, a building contractor. She is of Italian (father) and Swedish, German, and French (mother) descent. Susan grew up in Garden City. Since she can remember, she wanted to be a performer, and ...

6. Deidre Hall

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Deidre Hall has emerged as one of America's most beloved actresses, who delighted her fans in August 1991, when she returned to NBC-TV's number one daytime program, Days of Our Lives (1965). Hall created the role of "Dr. Marlena Evans" in 1976, a character whose popularity has created a furor and a...

7. Erika Slezak

Actress | One Life to Live

Erika Slezak was born on August 5, 1946 in Hollywood, California, USA as Erika Alma Hermina Slezak. She is an actress, known for One Life to Live (1968), One Life to Live (2013) and Full Circle (1996). She has been married to Brian Davies since August 4, 1978. They have two children. She was ...

8. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

Actress | Final Destination 5

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (born 17 April 1987) is a Canadian actress, disc jockey, singer and television host. She is best known for starring as Olivia Castle in the horror film Final Destination 5 (2011) and as Steffy Forrester in CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (2008-present), the latter...

9. Suzanne Rogers

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Suzanne Rogers was born on July 9, 1943 in Colonial Heights, Virginia, USA as Suzanne Cecilia Crumpler. She is an actress, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Knight Rider (1982) and Quincy M.E. (1976). She was previously married to Sam Groom.

10. Lesli Kay

Actress | General Hospital

Lesli Kay is an American actress best known for her character Molly Conlon McKinnon on As the World Turns, who she won an Emmy for in 2001. She relocated to Los Angeles in 2004 by using General Hospital as a means to get there. After a 1 year contract as Lois Cerullo on General Hospital, Lesli went...

11. Hunter Tylo

Actress | Longshot

Born Deborah Jo Hunter in Fort Worth, the native Texan is an accomplished equestrian with a degree in pre-med from Fordham University in New York. She was a top fashion model in the seventies and eighties, and began her acting career in Dallas, Texas doing plays such as "Vanities", "The ...

12. Jess Walton

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Jess Walton was born on February 18, 1949 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Mary Jesse Walton. She is an actress and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Capitol (1982) and Wasted in Babylon (1999). She has been married to John W. James since December 20, 1980. They have one child...

13. Jeanne Cooper

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Jeanne Cooper was born on October 25, 1928 in Taft, California, USA as Wilma Jeanne Cooper. She was an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Ben Casey (1961) and The Redhead from Wyoming (1953). She was married to Harry Bernsen. She died on May 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

14. Darlene Conley

Actress | The Bold and the Beautiful

Darlene Conley has received two Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful (1987), a role she has played since December of 1988. She was also nominated for two Soap Opera awards from Soap Opera Digest as...

15. Bobbie Eakes

Actress | The Bold and the Beautiful

Bobbie Eakes was born in Warner Robins, Georgia, the youngest of five daughters. Her parents, Audrey and Bob met while both serving in the Air Force. When Bobbie was born, her father was stationed at Robins A.F.B. near Warner Robins, Ga. His military career then took the family to Tyndall AFB, FL ...

16. Eric Braeden

Actor | The Young and the Restless

Eric Braeden is a German actor in America who began his career playing Nazis and eventually became a star of daytime soap operas. Born Hans Gudegast in Kiel, Germany, during the Second World War, he was a superb athlete who excelled in track-and-field events. As a teenager, he immigrated to the ...

17. Lauren Koslow

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Born on March 9, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, Koslow's mother was a docent, and was raised with a strong love for colonial life along with her sister, Linda and her brother, Donald. Koslow was educated at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State ...

18. Florencia Lozano

Actress | One Life to Live

Florencia is most thankful that her parents moved to the United States from Argentina because she's "had so many opportunities having been born and raised here." Playing the witty, intelligent, hard as nails attorney Tèa Delgado is Florencia's first television series. She has acted in regional ...

19. John McCook

Actor | The Bold and the Beautiful

John McCook was born on June 20, 1944 in Ventura, California, USA as John Thomas McCook. He is an actor, known for The Bold and the Beautiful (1987), The Young and the Restless (1973) and Magnum, P.I. (1980). He has been married to Laurette Spang since February 16, 1980. They have three children. ...

20. Tuc Watkins

Actor | The Mummy

Tuc Watkins was born on September 2, 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Charles Curtis Watkins III. He is an actor and producer, known for The Mummy (1999), One Life to Live (1968) and The Good Shepherd (2006).

21. Peter Reckell

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Peter Reckell was born on May 7, 1955 in Elkhart, Indiana, USA as Peter Paul Reckell. He is an actor, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Knots Landing (1979) and Venice the Series (2009). He has been married to Kelly Moneymaker since April 18, 1998. They have one child. He was previously married ...

22. Kristian Alfonso

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Kristian Alfonso was born on September 5, 1963 in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA as Kristian-Joy Alfonso. She is an actress, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), MacGyver (1985) and Friends (1994). She has been married to Danny Daggenhurst since October 6, 2001. They have one child. She was previously...

23. Don Diamont

Actor | Anger Management

Born Donald Feinberg in New York City in 1962, Don Diamont grew up in Los Angeles. He came from a close-knit family and is the youngest of four children. He excelled academically in high school and was a star athlete. When Don attended college, he studied with renowned acting coach Nina Foch, and ...

24. Renée Jones

Actress | Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

Renée Jones was born on October 15, 1958 in Opa-Locka, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986), Days of Our Lives (1965) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987).

25. Alison Sweeney

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Alison Sweeney was born on September 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alison Jane Sweeney. She is an actress and producer, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery (2015) and Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe (2016). She has been married to ...

26. Molly Burnett

Actress | Queen of the South

Molly Kathleen Burnett is an American actress and singer. Burnett was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Younger Actress in A Drama Series category in 2010 and 2012. And again in the Supporting Actress category in 2017 for her performance as Laura in "Relationship Status".

Molly ...

27. Joshua Morrow

Actor | The Young and the Restless

Joshua Morrow was born on February 8, 1974 in Juneau, Alaska, USA as Joshua Jacob Morrow. He is an actor, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Parker (2013) and Golden Shoes (2015). He has been married to Tobe Keeney since August 4, 2001. They have four children.

28. Heather Tom

Actress | The Bold and the Beautiful

Heather Tom is a 5-time Emmy Award winner and has starred as Katie Logan on CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) since 2007, where she has also directed nearly 20 episodes of the show over the past three years. In 2018, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series ...

29. Lesley-Anne Down

Actress | North and South

Lesley-Anne Down was born on March 17, 1954 and raised in London, England. With the help of her father, she began modeling at age 10, acting in commercials, and winning several beauty contests. By the time she was 15, Down had completed four films and was voted "Britain's Most Beautiful Teenager". ...

30. Arianne Zucker

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Arianne was born in Northridge, California, but was raised in Chatsworth. She has modeled before in Japan and Australia. She has appeared in several TV commercials. She is also into theater and singing.

31. Jill Larson

Actress | All My Children

Jill Larson was born on October 7, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She is an actress, known for All My Children (1970), Shutter Island (2010) and The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014).

32. Heather Tom

Actress | The Bold and the Beautiful

Heather Tom is a 5-time Emmy Award winner and has starred as Katie Logan on CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) since 2007, where she has also directed nearly 20 episodes of the show over the past three years. In 2018, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series ...

33. Brandon Beemer

Actor | The Bay

Brandon Beemer was born on February 27, 1980 in Eugene, Oregon, USA as Brandon Richard Beemer. He is an actor and producer, known for The Bay (2010), Days of Our Lives (1965) and General Hospital (1963).

34. Nadia Bjorlin

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Nadia Bjorlin was born the fifth out of six children. Her parents were Ulf Björlin (a Swedish conductor and composer, known to be the world's most active opera composer during the 20th century) and Fary Bjorlin. Her siblings are Katja, Kaj, Kamilla, Ulf Jr and Jean Paul. (Each sibling have a ...

35. David Canary

Actor | All My Children

David Canary was born on August 25, 1938 in Elwood, Indiana, USA as David Hoyt Canary. He was an actor, known for All My Children (1970), One Life to Live (1968) and Hombre (1967). He was married to Maureen Maloney and Julie M. Anderson. He died on November 16, 2015 in Wilton, Connecticut, USA.

36. Michael E. Knight

Actor | All My Children

Michael E. Knight was born on May 7, 1959 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA as Michael Edward Knight. He is known for his work on All My Children (1970), Date with an Angel (1987) and One Life to Live (1968). He was previously married to Catherine Hickland.

37. Judith Light

Actress | Who's the Boss?

Tony Award and Emmy Award winner Judith Light made her professional stage debut in 1970 and made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of A Doll's House (1973) starring Liv Ullmann and Sam Waterston. She made her television breakthrough in the daytime soap opera One Life to Live (1968). She ...

39. Wayne Northrop

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Wayne Northrop was born on April 12, 1947 in Sumner, Washington, USA as Wayne Alan Northrop. He is an actor, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Port Charles (1997) and Dynasty (1981). He has been married to Lynn Herring since May 9, 1981. They have two children.

40. Bree Williamson

Actress | One Life to Live

Bree Williamson was born on December 28, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for One Life to Live (1968), A Beginner's Guide to Snuff (2016) and Haven (2010). She has been married to Michael Roberts since 2008. They have one child. She was previously married to Josh Evans.

41. Tika Sumpter

Actress | Southside with You

Tika Sumpter was born in New York and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College. Sumpter began her career as model, before she landed the role of "Layla Williamson" in ABC's daytime soap opera, One Life to Live (1968) (2005-2010, 2011).

After she left the soap, Sumpter won a recurring role in the ...

42. Eric Martsolf

Actor | Days of Our Lives

With over 3500 episodes of television under this belt, Eric has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 18 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of Our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime...

43. Betty White

Actress | The Proposal

Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive for the Crouse-Hinds Electric Company. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent.

Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic ...



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