Here are the top ten soap stars:
Susan Lucci – plays “Erica Kane” on “All My Children “since the show began. She is the wicked vixen that we all love to hate. She was born in New York and she attended Fordham University and Marymount College. She was nominated 18 times for a daytime Emmy and she finally won in 1999.
Jeanne Cooper – plays “Katherine Chancellor” on “The Young and the Restless”. She is the character that tries to buy everyone with her money. Her bitter rival is Jill. Katherine has lost many husbands and she battled alcoholism. She was born in California. She won an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in 2008.
Jess Walton – plays “Jill Foster Abbott” on “The Young and the Restless”. She was known as the town slut. She married one of Katherine’s husbands and she never let her forget it. She was born in Michigan. She won an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in 1997.
Melody Thomas Scott – plays “Nikki Newman” on” The Young and the Restless”. She was the wife of Victor Newman. She has never been able to truly let him go. She was famous for going from stripper to socialite. She was born in California and she was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in 2005 & 2008.
Colleen Zenk Pinter – played “Barbara Ryan Stenback” in “As the World Turns”. She was married to a criminal James Stenback. He tortured and tormented her for years. She was known as the heroine turned villain. She was born in Illinois and she was nominated for a daytime Emmy in 2002.
Susan Flannery – plays “Stephanie Forrester” on “The Bold and the Beautiful”. She was the wife of Eric Forrester the fashion mogul. She tried so hard to keep him but she looses him every time to a younger woman, mainly Brooke Logan. Susan was born in New Jersey and she was nominated for outstanding lead actress in 2003.
Katherine Kelly Lang – plays “Brook Logan” on “The Bold and the Beautiful”. She is known as the town tramp, she has gone out with Eric Forrester and both of his sons. She was born in California and was nominated for best actress in 2006.
Hunter Tylo – played “Dr. Taylor Hayes” on “The Bold and the Beautiful”. She was the famous sexy doctor who fell in love with Ridge Taylor, but Brooke once again got in her way. She was put through such torment in her life that she lost Ridge and left the show. She was born in Texas.
Kim Zimmer – played” Reva Shayne “on “The Guiding Light”. She dated two brothers at the same time and she was part of the supper couple with Josh Lewis. She has been nominated for 4 daytime Emmys. She won in 2006 for best lead actress. She was born in Michigan.
Judi Evans Luciano – played Beth Raines on Guiding Light in the 1980’s. She was the victim of sexual abuse. She later turned to Lujack for comfort, the town bad boy. She won an Emmy for best supporting actress in 1984. She was born in California.
Source: www.wikipedia.com, and personal memories.