50 Greatest Actresses: The Fans Strike Back (10-8)


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, 20-16 and 15-11. Today we'll take a look at 10-8.

NAME: Jane Elliot
RANK (FANS): 10
SOAP ROLES: Tracy Quartermaine, GENERAL HOSPITAL (1978-1980, 1989-1993, 1996, 2003-present); Tracy Quartermaine, THE CITY (1996-1997); Anjelica Deveraux, DAYS OF OUR LIVES (1987-1989), Cynthia Preston, ALL MY CHILDREN (1984-1986), Carrie Marler, GUIDING LIGHT (1981-1982); Judy, KNOTS LANDING, (1980-1981); Madge Sinclair, A NEW DAY IN EDEN (1982); Linda Skerba, A FLAME IN THE WIND (1965)
RANK (CRITICS): 10

NAME: Nancy Lee Grahn
RANK (FANS): 9
SOAP ROLES: Alexis Davis, GENERAL HOSPITAL (1996-present); Denise Fielding, MELROSE PLACE (1997); Julia Wainwright Capwell, SANTA BARBARA (1985-1993); Beverly Wilkes, ONE LIFE TO LIVE (1980-1982)
RANK (CRITICS): 19

NAME: Beverlee McKinsey
RANK (FANS): 8
SOAP ROLES: Myrna Slaughter, GENERAL HOSPITAL (1994) Alexandra Spaulding (1984-1992); Iris Cory, TEXAS (1980-1981) Iris Cory, ANOTHER WORLD (1972-1980); Emma Frame Ordway, ANOTHER WORLD (1972); Julie Richards, LOVE IS A SMANY SPLENDORED THING (1970-1971)
RANK (CRITICS): 4

3 comments:

  1. LOVED Jane Elliot as Anjelica Deveraux. Those were the DAYS.

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  2. I can't believe she played Judy trent at Knots Landing! Boy, she was young...

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  3. How did Beverlee end up lower on this list? She is the Laurence Olivier of the American soap opera. She should be number one!

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