Daytime Emmy Award For Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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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).

1975 2000 2002 2003

2. Elizabeth Hubbard

Actress | As the World Turns

Elizabeth Hubbard was born on December 22, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Elizabeth Wright Hubbard. She is an actress, known for As the World Turns (1956), The Doctors (1963) and First Ladies Diaries: Edith Wilson (1976). She was previously married to David George Trujillo (Bennett).

1974

3. Helen Gallagher

Actress | Ryan's Hope

Helen Gallagher was born on July 19, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Ryan's Hope (1975), Strangers When We Meet (1960) and Neptune's Rocking Horse (1997). She was previously married to Frank Wise.

1976 1977 1988

4. Laurie Heineman

Actress | Another World

Laurie Heineman was born on August 4, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Another World (1964), Spotlight (2015) and Save the Tiger (1973). She has been married to Ron Millican since 1982. They have two children.

1978

5. Irene Dailey

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

A well-rounded and well-respected actress of the stage, particularly on Broadway and London's West End, actress Irene Dailey was better known, however, as the annoyingly neurotic patrician Liz Matthews on daytime's Another World (1964), a role that made her a household face, if not quite a name.

The...

1979

6. 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 ...

1980 1981

7. 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...

1982

8. Dorothy Lyman

Actress | Blow

Dorothy Lyman was born on April 18, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Dorothy Brightwell Lyman. She is an actress and director, known for Blow (2001), All My Children (1970) and Mama's Family (1983). She was previously married to Vincent Malle and John Tillinger.

1983

9. 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 ...

1984 1986 1992 1995 1996 2005

10. Kim Zimmer

Actress | Body Heat

Kim Zimmer was born on February 2, 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for Body Heat (1981), Guiding Light (1952) and MacGyver (1985). She has been married to A.C. Weary since August 29, 1981. They have three children.

1985 1987 1990 2006

11. Marcy Walker

Actress | Santa Barbara

Marcy Walker had been married 5 times. Of her 4 divorces, 3 of them occurred prior to her 30th birthday. Her first marriage was to actor Stephen Ferris, whom she was married to in the early 80s briefly. The blond actress then married actor Billy Warlock, former Days of Our Lives (1965) star, in ...

1989

12. Finola Hughes

Actress | Like Crazy

Finola Hughes was born in London. She studied at Arts Educational Schools and began her career in the Northern Ballet Company, after winning the Markova award. She went on to work in the West End, in the original cast of "Cats" and continued working with Andrew Lloyd Webber in "Song & Dance". After...

1991

13. Linda Dano

Actress | Another World

Linda Dano was born on May 12, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Linda Rae Wildermuth. She is an actress, known for Another World (1964), General Hospital (1963) and Port Charles (1997). She was previously married to Frank Attardi, Salvatore Jack Giordano and Larry Larue Peck.

1993

14. Hillary B. Smith

Actress | Venice the Series

Hillary B. Smith was born on May 25, 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Hillary Converse Bailey. She is an actress and producer, known for Venice the Series (2009), One Life to Live (1968) and Maid in Manhattan (2002). She has been married to Phillip 'Nip' Smith since 1983. They have two ...

1994

15. 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...

1997

16. Cynthia Watros

Actress | The Guiding Light

Cynthia Watros was born on September 2, 1968 in Lake Orion, Michigan, USA as Cynthia Michele Watros. She is an actress, known for Guiding Light (1952), Titus (2000) and Video Game High School (2012). She has been married to Curtis "Curt" Gilliland since 1996. They have two children.

1998

17. 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 ...

1999

18. Martha Byrne

Actress | As the World Turns

Martha Byrne was born on December 23, 1969 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA as Mary Martha Byrne. She is an actress and producer, known for As the World Turns (1956), Crisis (2014) and Gotham the Series (2009). She has been married to Michael McMahon since November 12, 1994. They have three children.

2001

19. Michelle Stafford

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Two-time Emmy (R) Award-winning actress Michelle Stafford stars in the #1-rated The Young and the Restless (1973), viewed by more than 20 million people every day in some 20 countries worldwide. Michelle joined the cast of "The Young and the Restless" in 1994 and has since developed her role of "...

2004

20. Maura West

Actress | As the World Turns

Maura West was born on April 27, 1972 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Maura Jo Snyder. She is an actress, known for As the World Turns (1956), General Hospital (1963) and The Young and the Restless (1973). She has been married to Scott DeFreitas since January 22, 2000. They have four children...

2007 2010 2015

21. 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.

2008

22. Susan Haskell

Actress | One Life to Live

Susan Haskell was born on June 10, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for One Life to Live (1968), The Good Shepherd (2006) and JAG (1995).

2009

23. Laura Wright

Actress | General Hospital

Laura Wright was born on September 11, 1970 in Clinton, Maryland, USA as Laura Alice Sisk. She is an actress and producer, known for General Hospital (1963), Guiding Light (1952) and Joy (2015). She was previously married to John Wright.

2011

24. 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 ...

2012 2013

25. Eileen Davidson

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Eileen Davidson was born on June 15, 1959 in Artesia, California, USA as Eileen Marie Davidson. She is an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Days of Our Lives (1965) and The House on Sorority Row (1983). She has been married to Vincent Van Patten since April 15, 2003. They have ...

2014 2018

26. Mary Beth Evans

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Mary Beth Evans was born in Pasadena, California. She is an actress and producer, best known for her roles on Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and As the World Turns. She has been married to Dr. Michael Schwartz since Nov. 3, 1985 and they have three children.

One of daytime television's most ...

2016

27. Gina Tognoni

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Gina Tognoni was born on November 28, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She is an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Guiding Light (1952) and One Life to Live (1968). She has been married to Joseph Chiarello since May 16, 2009.

2017

28. 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...

2019



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