Top Nighttime Soap Queens...

...the best of the 80's.
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1.
Linda Gray
Actress, Dallas
“ Sue Ellen rules! ” - redyswet
 
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“ Alexis - a real B**th! ” - redyswet
 
3.
Linda Evans
Actress, Dynasty
“ Krystal ” - redyswet
 
4.
Donna Mills
Actress, Knots Landing
Donna Mills was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was an oil executive and her mother was a dance instructor. Donna studied ballet throughout her teens. After spending a year studying drama at the University of Illinois, she made her way to New York, where she landed an understudy role in Woody Allen's play...
“ Abby ” - redyswet
 
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Jane Wyman
Actress, Falcon Crest
Jane Wyman was born Sarah Jane Mayfield on January 5, 1917, in St. Joseph, Missouri (she was also known later as Sarah Jane Fulks). When she was only eight years old, and after her parents filed for divorce, she lost her father prematurely. After graduating high school she attempted, with the help of her mother...
“ Angela ” - redyswet
 
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Victoria Principal
Actress, Dallas
Victoria Principal is the elder of two daughters born to Bertha Ree (Veal) and Victor R. Principal. Her paternal grandparents were Italian, while her mother's family was from Gordon, Georgia, and South Carolina. Her father, a United States Air Force sergeant, was often transferred to different duty stations...
“ Pam ” - redyswet
 
7.
Joan Van Ark
Actress, Knots Landing
Joan Van Ark, just out of high school, was the second youngest student to attend the Yale School of Drama on a scholarship. The youngest was Julie Harris. It was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Years later, they would co-star on the CBS Television series, Knots Landing. Van Ark began her professional career at the Minneapolis Guthrie Theater in Moliere's "The Miser"...
“ Val ” - redyswet
 
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Michele Lee
Actress, Knots Landing
The daughter of a premier makeup artist and the sister of a United States District Attorney, Michele Lee was born Michele Lee Dusick on June 24, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. Her childhood was consumed by the Hollywood entertainment industry. Lee was outgoing and had taken every chance to do plays in front of her family and friends...
“ Karen ” - redyswet
 
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Susan Sullivan
Actress, Castle
Originally groomed for the theater, Sullivan worked at the National Repertory Theatre in Washington D.C. before landing a role in Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman in "Jimmy Shine". Sullivan continued appearing in theater while working on Falcon Crest in the 1980s. In the 1960s, Susan played "Lenore Curtin" on Another World for four years...
“ Maggie ” - redyswet
 
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Morgan Fairchild
Actress, The Seduction
This elegant lady defined the television version of the rich, sophisticated businesswoman who knows what she wants, and will do whatever it takes to get it. She was born Patsy Ann McClenny on February 3, 1950 in Dallas, Texas. She began acting as a child, when her mother enrolled her in drama lessons after she was too shy to give a book report in class...
“ Constance ” - redyswet
 
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Priscilla Presley
Priscilla Presley was born Priscilla Ann Wagner on May 24, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Anna Lillian (Iversen) and James Frederick Wagner, a US Navy pilot. Her stepfather, Paul Beaulieu, was an Air Force officer stationed in West Germany. There, as a teenager, Priscilla met Elvis Presley in 1959...
“ Jenna ” - redyswet
 
12.
Diahann Carroll
Actress, Julia
One of television's premier African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York. The first child of John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel Faulk Johnson, music was an important part of her life as a child...
“ Dominique ” - redyswet
 
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“ Sammy Jo ” - redyswet
 
14.
Barbara Bel Geddes
Actress, Dallas
Arguably best remembered for her role as Miss Ellie, the Ewing family matriarch on the long-running TV series Dallas, Barbara Bel Geddes had earlier scored success on stage and screen long before gaining more lasting fame on television. Born in New York City on Halloween Day 1922, the daughter of noted theatrical and industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes...
“ Ellie ” - redyswet
 
15.
Pamela Sue Martin
Actress, Dynasty
Pamela Sue Martin was born in Westport, Connecticut, USA and, while she was a junior in high school, a friend suggested she try modeling. She signed with a New York modeling agency and gradually got into doing television commercials. She dropped out of school for part her senior year to do a film called To Find a Man...
“ Fallon ” - redyswet
 
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Nicollette Sheridan
Nicollette Sheridan has won a worldwide audience with her past television and film roles. She exploded on the small screen with her Golden Globe-nominated role of "Edie Britt", the blonde bombshell of Wisteria Lane, on ABC's hit show Desperate Housewives. Sheridan was honored in her native England, receiving the 2006 Glamour Women of the Year Award for Best U.S...
“ Paige ” - redyswet
 
17.
Ana Alicia
Actress, Falcon Crest
Born in Mexico City, Mexico on December 12, 1956, Ana Alicia became the third of four children to Carlos Celestino Ortiz and Alicia Torres Ortiz. She grew up in El Paso, Texas from age 6 after the passing of her father. There, she lived with her grandmother, widowed mother, her uncle Louie and three siblings in a house her father had purchased for her grandmother...
“ Melissa ” - redyswet
 
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“ Lucy ” - redyswet
 
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“ Laura ” - redyswet
 
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Susan Howard
Actress, Dallas
Susan Howard, best known for her eight years as Donna Krebbs in the prime-time soap opera, Dallas was born Jeri Lynn Mooney in Marshall, Texas. "I grew up with my father telling me that I was talented and beautiful and wonderful. I respected and loved my father, so I believed him - until I grew up and looked in a mirror and saw that my daddy had sort of colored the truth...
“ Donna ” - redyswet