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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 August 1946Hollywood, California, USA
Birth NameErika Alma Hermina Slezak
Nickname Ricci

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (1)

Brian Davies (4 August 1978 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (14)

Has two children, Michael and actress Amanda Davies.
Daughter of actor Walter Slezak.
Did productions with Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England
Despite being born and raised in Hollywood, CA., she and her siblings were raised speaking German, and did not begin learning English until she was five years old.
Was an exceptional student who skipped the Eighth Grade.
Daughter Amanda Davies portrayed Erika's character, Viki, as a teenager for flashbacks on One Life to Live (1968).
She has won six Daytime Emmy Awards, the most wins by an actor (tied with Justin Deas) and the most wins for a single character.
She has won the coveted "Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series" award at the Daytime Emmys in '1984', '1986', '1992', '1995', '1996', and '2005' for her portrayal of Victoria Lord on 'One Life to Live' (1968).
Granddaughter of Leo Slezak.
Niece of Margarete Slezak.
Good friend of Polly Seitz since high school.
Her surname means "coming from Silesia".
She has a Germanic, Celtic and Slavic ancestry.

Personal Quotes (1)

(describing her 5th Emmy win) "Your heart is pounding and you're holding this wonderful trophy and you're thinking how great this is and they rush you off to a press room, and the first thing that a reporter asks is 'So how does it feel, you beat Susan Lucci again, is she ever going to win this Emmy do you think?"

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