50 Greatest Actresses: The Fans Strike Back (40-36)


Earlier this month, We Love Soaps revealed our panel of critics' 50 Greatest Soap Opera Actresses of All Time list. We then asked fans to submit their own lists so that we could create "The Fans Strike Back" countdown. Hundreds of We Love Soaps readers submitted their lists.  The results have now been tabulated and the countdown kicked off with 50-46 being revealed on Monday and 45-41 on Tuesday. Today we'll take a look at 40-36.

NAME: Judi Evans
RANK (FANS): 40
SOAP ROLES: Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis, DAYS OF OUR LIVES (1987-1991, 2007-2008, 2010-present); Maeve Stone, AS THE WORLD TURNS (2009); Bonnie Lockhart, DAYS OF OUR LIVES (2003-2007); Paulina Cory, ANOTHER WORLD (1991-1999); Beth Raines, GUIDING LIGHT (1983-1986)
RANK (CRITICS): Honorable Mention

NAME: Kate Mulgrew
RANK (FANS): 39
SOAP ROLES: Mary Ryan Fenelli, RYAN'S HOPE (1975-1977, 1983, 1986, 1989); Garnet McGee, DALLAS (1978)
RANK (CRITICS): 38

NAME: Debbi Morgan
RANK (FANS): 38
SOAP ROLES: Angie Baxter Hubbard, ALL MY CHILDREN (1982-1990, 2008-present); Jennifer Tartaro, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (2006-2007); Ellen Burgess, PORT CHARLES (1997-1998); Angie Hubbard, THE CITY (1995-1997); Angie Hubbard, LOVING (1993-1995); Chantal Marshall, GENERATIONS (1990-1991)
RANK (CRITICS): 11

NAME: Suzanne Rogers
RANK (FANS): 37
SOAP ROLES: Maggie Horton, DAYS OF OUR LIVES (1973-present)
RANK (CRITICS): 49

NAME: Jensen Buchanan
RANK (FANS): 36
SOAP ROLES: Melissa Bedford, GENERAL HOSPITAL (2001-2002); Vicky Hudson, AS THE WORLD TURNS (1999-2001); Vicky Hudson, ANOTHER WORLD (1991-1999); Marley Hudson, ANOTHER WORLD (1991-1994, 1997-1998); Sarah Gordon Buchanan, ONE LIFE TO LIVE (1987-1990)
RANK (CRITICS): -

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm surprised to see Jensen Buchanan rate so highly, given the vitriol I always see directed at her on message boards. Personally, I don't think she was a great actress, especially in comparison to Anne Heche, but I found her immensely likable.

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  2. Only revealing 5 a day is torture! :-)
    Hope to see some more of my picks on the final list!

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