50 Greatest Actresses: The Fans Strike Back (15-11)


Back in February, 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 so far we have revealed 50-46, 45-41, 40-36, 35-31, 30-26, 25-21 and 20-16. Today we'll take a look at 15-11.

NAME: Susan Lucci
RANK (FANS): 15
SOAP ROLES: Erica Kane, ALL MY CHILDREN (1970-present); Hillary Taylor, DALLAS (1990-1991); LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING (1967)
RANK (CRITICS): 20

NAME: Michelle Stafford
RANK (FANS): 14
SOAP ROLES: Phyllis Summers, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (1994-1997, 2000-present); Joanna Hadley, PACIFIC PALISADES (1997); Frankie, TRIBES (1990)
RANK (CRITICS): 17

NAME: Kristian Alfonso
RANK (FANS): 13
SOAP ROLES: Hope Williams Brady, DAYS OF OUR LIVES (1983-1987, 1990, 1994-present); Lauren Ethridge, MELROSE PLACE (1993-1994); Pilar Cumson, FALCON CREST (1988-1990)
RANK (CRITICS): -

NAME: Genie Francis
RANK (FANS): 12
SOAP ROLES: Laura Webber Spencer, GENERAL HOSPITAL (1976-1982, 1983-1985, 1993-2002, 2006); Ceara Connor, ALL MY CHILDREN (1990-1992); Ceara Connor, LOVING (1991); Diana Colville, DAYS OF OUR LIVES (1987-1989)
RANK (CRITICS): 16

NAME: Elizabeth Hubbard
RANK (FANS): 11
SOAP ROLES: Lucinda Walsh, AS THE WORLD TURNS (1984-1999, 1999-present); Sair Poindexter, GOEDE TIJDEN SLECHTE TIJDEN (2009-PRESSENT); Estelle Chadwick, ONE LIFE TO LIVE (1983-1984); Althea Davis, THE DOCTORS (1964-1969, 1970-1977, 1981-1982); Carol Kramer, THE EDGE OF NIGHT (1963); Anne Benedict Fletcher, THE GUIDING LIGHT (1962)
RANK (CRITICS): 15

17 comments:

  1. I'm afraid one of these choices just destroyed any credibility this fan's list may have had.

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  2. Enjoying the fan's list. But please correct an error on the list. You've got Michelle Stafford listed beside Genie Francis's photo and credits.

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  3. Uh, Kristian Alfonso ahead of the staggeringly talented Michelle Stafford? I don't think so.

    OY.

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  4. Kristian Alfonso ahead of the likes of Michelle Stafford and Eileen Davidson? I can't recall anything outstanding about any of her performances.

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  5. Yay! Liz Hubbard! Hope she returns to Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden soon! ATWT won't giver anything to do, so her guest stint on GTST was awesome.

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  6. Kristian Alfonso is an amazing actress. I'm sorry that some people can't see past her beauty to recognize her talent.

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  7. I think its great to see Kristian on this list! Her hard work and dedication on top of her talent makes it very well deserved!

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  8. Ahhhh!!!!!!!!! It's about time I see Kristian's face on this list! LOVE HER!

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  9. There were an overwhelming amount of Fans who put Kristian Alfonso at the top of their list. This is a list to document and celebrate the talent acknowledged by Fans. I, for one, am delighted to see KA get some Fan love.

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  10. Great to see Kristian Alfonso on this list and to have her talent, hard work and dedication acknowledged and rewarded. She is a fantastic actress and keeps giving brilliant performances.

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  11. Kristian is the best! So glad to see her get some love as well! She has always rocked whatever storyline the writers throw her way! Kudos to the one and only Fancy Face <3

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  12. Congratulations Kristian. Well deserved!!!

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  13. Which doesn't belong and why? O.o

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  14. I don't think that there is anyone more deserving to be on this list than Kristian Alfonso..She continues to make Hope one the most interesting characters on daytime..

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  15. Kristian Alfonso is a WAY BETTER actress than Stafford anyway!!!! CONGRATS Kristian!!

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  16. Great to see TALENT put before HYPE on a "list"- Way to go KA!! You are the best...and #1 in my book!

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