All-time Favorite Actress in a TV Soap Opera

The Top Ten

1 Rachel Melvin - Days of Our Lives

This is the best person I have ever seen in my whole life.

2 Kirsten Storms - Days of Our Lives

Kristien can really pis off Brady AND Brody - alexispoland1094

3 Alexis Thorpe - Days of Our Lives
4 Kristian Alfonso - Days of Our Lives

She is the total package

Personally I think that Allison Sweeny is the best on that show, it she does pretty good too.

5 Susan Lucci - All My Children

Susan lucci is a good actor

6 Renée Jones - Days of Our Lives
7 Frances Reid - Days of Our Lives
8 Meg Ryan - As the World Turns Meg Ryan - As the World Turns Margaret Mary Emily Anne "Meg" Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and producer.
9 Lindsay Korman - Passions

Lindsay Hartley was so amazing beautiful and talented on passions, days of our lives and now on as the world turns... I love her to death she is truly one of my favorite actresses and soap stars of all time - terren65

10 Judi Evans Luciano

Judi has proven herself to be an excellent actress from her Emmy Winning performance of rape victim Beth on Guiding Light to low-self esteem queen Adrienne on Days Of Our Live to her Soap Opera Award for her tour-de-force performance of Paulina on Another World to white trash mom on Days. She can break your heart one minute and having you laughing so hard the next. A truly underrated actress when given good material can hit a home run every time.

Simply of the best actresses on daytime. Loved her so much as Paulina Cory McKinnon Carlino on Another World. Her fake marriage to Jake and the weight story line with Joe were my favorites! Love this woman.

The Contenders

11 Marsha Clark - Guiding Light

I have been watching old reruns of GL, and have found her potrayal of Hillary Bauer fasinating, and entertaining, she has great comic timing.

12 Genie Francis - General Hospital

Most beautiful and definitely the most talented actress

13 Beth Ehlers - Guiding Light
14 Molly Stanton - Passions
15 Lacey Turner - Eastenders
16 Melody Thomas - Young and Restless
17 Rebecca Budig - All My Children

ABC's All My Children. The original Greenlee and she came back again after two and a half years away. - babesfan

18 Kelly Monaco - General Hospital

Started on Baywatch in 1997. Then was in Port Charles as Olivia "Livvie" Locke Morley and Tess Ramsey. When the show ended she jumped to General Hospital as Samantha "Sam" McCall in 2003. Won season one of Dancing With The Stars. - babesfan

19 Gina Tognoni - Guiding Light

1991 Miss Rhode Island Teen USA. Now on Guiding Light as Dinah Marler. The original Kelly Cramer on One Life To Live. - babesfan

20 Martha Byrne - As the World Turns
21 Erin Torpey - One Life to Live

The very similar looking women both played role of Jessica Buchanan on One life To Live with Bree having been denied an audition for another role when Erin was still on due to similar looks. - babesfan

22 Adrienne Frantz - The Bold and the Beautiful

Played Amber on Bold and The Beautiful for years and years then was written out. She returned to Amber Moore on Young and The Restless. - babesfan

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23 Heather Tom - One Life to Live

The original Victoria Newman on Y&R. After quitting for unspecified reasons from Y&R, she took over as Kelly Cramer on OLTL only to quit again in 2006. Now she is Katie Logan on Bold and The Beautiful. - babesfan

24 Martha Madison - Days of Our Lives

Isabella "Belle" Black on Days Of Our Lives. She was recently fired, but will remain on the show until the Summer. Martha is the third adult actress to portray Belle. - babesfan

25 Susan Flannery - The Bold and the Beautiful

When it comes to acting, she's the epitome of perfection. She gives heart and soul and I appreciate that. Also, I love Stephanie!

26 Jeanne Cooper - The Young and the Restless
27 Julianne Morris

I really admire Julianne Morris work; I hope she'll be back in the spotlight one day!

28 Vanessa Marcil - General Hospital

Brenda was the reason I started watching General Hospital. I was flipping channels and saw Vanessa Marcil and Antonio Sabato Jr. And was like - WHOA - who are these gorgeous people? I stuck around and fell in love with the characters. Brenda really came into her own when she met Sonny. Vanessa brought Brenda to life in a way that General Hospital would never recast her character even when Vanessa left. The fans never would have accepted it. Unlike many characters on daytime, Brenda cannot be recast b/c quite simply there is no one but Vanessa Marcil who has the beauty and acting chops to do the character justice.

Vanessa played the ultimate soap opera heroine in Brenda Barrett - unparalleled in beauty and spunk. Vanessa creates chemistry with everyone she works with. Also her Brenda is one half of the last of the supercouples with Sonny played by the amazing Maurice Bernard.

29 Emily Harper - Passions

Emily Harper, a former dancer and cheerleader, has portrayed Fancy Crane on the NBC soap opera Passions since May 2005. Passions may end as it was dumped by NBC in the fall of 2007 then when moved to Direct TV it flopped and will end it's run on that sometime soon. - babesfan

30 Alexandra Chando - As the World Turns
31 Eva Tamargo Lemus - Passions
32 Melina Kanakaredes - Guiding LIght

Melina Kanakaredes was the original Eleni Andros Spaulding Cooper and was on the show from 1991-1994. She is my favourite actress so this was an easy choice, but still. She did some fantastic work on that show and should be on this list - axelsonfire

33 Kassie DePaiva - One Life to Live
34 Stephanie Davis - Hollyoaks
35 Emme Rylan - General Hospital

She plays Lulu very well. And she's very pretty. I don't know what all to say. Great job!

36 Alicia Minshew - All My Children
37 Jacqueline MacInnes Wood - Bold and The Beautiful
38 Jorgie Porter - Hollyoaks
39 Anna Passey - Hollyoaks
40 Lara Parker - Dark Shadows
41 Kathryn Leigh Scott - Dark Shadows
42 Ruth Warrick - Peyton Pace
43 Adriana Esteves - Brazil Avenue

Greatest actress in the greatest Brazilian soap opera ever!

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