50 Greatest Soap Couples: The Complete List



COUPLE: Luke Spencer & Laura Webber
SHOW: GENERAL HOSPITAL
RANK: 1
PLAYED BY:
Luke: Anthony Geary
Laura: Genie Francis
YEARS: 1978-1982, 1983, 1984, 1993–2002, 2006, 2008

COUPLE: Doug Williams & Julie Olson
SHOW: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
RANK: 2
PLAYED BY:
Doug: Bill Hayes
Julie: Susan Seaforth Hayes
YEARS: 1970-present (with some years off starting in 1984)

COUPLE: Victor Newman & Nikki Reed Foster
SHOW: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
RANK: 3
PLAYED BY:
Victor: Eric Braeden
Nikki: Melody Thomas Scott
YEARS: 1981–present

COUPLE: Jesse Hubbard & Angela Baxter
SHOW: ALL MY CHILDREN
RANK: 4
PLAYED BY:
Jesse: Darnell Williams
Angie: Debbi Morgan
YEARS: 1982–1988, 2008–2011

COUPLE: Steve Frame & Alice Matthews
SHOW: ANOTHER WORLD
RANK: 5
PLAYED BY:
Steve: George Reinholt, David Canary
Alice: Jacqueline Courtney, Linda Borgeson
YEARS: 1968-1975; 1981-1982; 1989

COUPLE: Roger Thorpe & Holly Norris
SHOW: GUIDING LIGHT
RANK: 6
PLAYED BY:
Roger: Michael Zaslow, Joel Fabiani, Dennis Parlato
Holly: Lynn Deerfield, Maureen Garrett
YEARS: 1971-1980; 1989-1998

COUPLE: Cruz Castillo & Eden Capwell
SHOW: SANTA BARBARA
RANK: 7
PLAYED BY:
Cruz: A Martinez
Eden: Marcy Walker
YEARS: 1984-1991

COUPLE: Joshua Lewis & Reva Shayne
SHOW: GUIDING LIGHT
RANK: 8
PLAYED BY:
Josh: Robert Newman
Reva: Kim Zimmer
YEARS: 1983-1984; 1986-1990; 1995-2009

COUPLE: Mackenzie 'Mac' Cory & Rachel Davis Matthews Clark Frame
SHOW: ANOTHER WORLD
RANK: 9
PLAYED BY:
Mac: Douglass Watson
Rachel: Victoria Wyndham
YEARS: 1974-1989 (Mac and Rachel actually met off-screen in 1973 when Robert Emhardt was playing Mac.)

COUPLE: Bo Brady & Hope Williams
SHOW: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
RANK: 10
PLAYED BY:
Bo: Peter Reckell, Robert Kelker-Kelly
Hope: Kristian Alfonso
YEARS: 1983-1987; 1990; 1994-present

COUPLE: Jack Fenelli & Mary Ryan
SHOW: RYAN'S HOPE
RANK: 11
PLAYED BY:
Jack: Michael Levin
Mary: Kate Mulgrew, Mary Carney, Kathleen Tolan, Nicolette Goulet
YEARS: 1975-1979; As a ghost/spirt in 1983, 1989

COUPLE: Tom Hughes & Margo Montgomery
SHOW: AS THE WORLD TURNS
RANK: 12
PLAYED BY:
Tom: Justin Deas, Jason Kincaid, Gregg, Marx, Scott Holmes
Margo: Margaret Colin, Hillary B. Smith, Ellen Dolan, Glynnis O'Connor
YEARS: 1980-2010

COUPLE: Quinton "Quint" McCord Chamberlain & Nola Reardon
SHOW: GUIDING LIGHT
RANK: 13
PLAYED BY:
Quint: Michael Tylo
Nola: Lisa Brown
YEARS: 1981-1985, 1996-1997

COUPLE: John Black & Marlena Evans
SHOW: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
RANK: 14
PLAYED BY:
John: Drake Hogestyn
Marlena: Deidre Hall
YEARS: 1986-1987, 1991-2009, 2011-present (including the years John was thought to be Roman Brady)

COUPLE: Sonny Corinthos & Brenda Barrett
SHOW: GENERAL HOSPITAL
RANK: 15
PLAYED BY:
Sonny: Maurice Benard
Brenda: Vanessa Marcil
YEARS: 1993–1998, 2002–2003, 2010–2011

COUPLE: Jack Snyder & Carly Tenney
SHOW: AS THE WORLD TURNS
RANK: 16
PLAYED BY:
Jack: Michael Park
Carly: Maura West
YEARS: 1997-2010

COUPLE: Schuyler Whitney & Raven Swift
SHOW: THE EDGE OF NIGHT
RANK: 17
PLAYED BY:
Sky: Larkin Malloy
Raven: Sharon Gabet
YEARS: 1980-1984 (including Jefferson Brown)

COUPLE: Joe Riley & Victoria Lord
SHOW: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
RANK: 18
PLAYED BY:
Joe: Lee Patterson
Victoria: Gillian Spencer, Joanne Dorian, Erika Slezak
YEARS: 1968-1970, 1972-1979, 1987 (in heaven)

COUPLE: Steve 'Patch' Johnson & Kayla Brady
SHOW: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
RANK: 19
PLAYED BY:
Steve: Stephen Nichols
Kayla: Mary Beth Evans
YEARS: 1986-1990; 2006-2009; 2011-2012 (Kayla only)

COUPLE: Alan Quartermaine & Monica Bard Webber
SHOW: GENERAL HOSPITAL
RANK: 20
PLAYED BY:
Alan: Stuart Damon
Monica: Leslie Charleson
YEARS: 1977-2008

COUPLE: Bo Buchanan & Nora Hanen
SHOW: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
RANK: 21
PLAYED BY:
Bo: Robert S. Woods
Nora: Hillary B. Smith
YEARS: 1992-2012

COUPLE: Holden Snyder & Lily Walsh
SHOW: AS THE WORLD TURNS
RANK: 22
PLAYED BY:
Holden: Jon Hensley
Lily: Martha Byrne, Heather Rattray, Noelle Beck
YEARS: 1985-1995, 1997-2010

COUPLE: Travis Sentell & Liza Kaslo
SHOW: SEARCH FOR TOMORROW
RANK: 23
PLAYED BY:
Travis: Rod Arrants
Liza: Sherry Mathis
YEARS: 1978-1984

COUPLE: Tad Martin & Dixie Cooney
SHOW: ALL MY CHILDREN
RANK: 24
PLAYED BY:
Tad: Michael E. Knight
Dixie: Kari Gibson, Cady McClain
YEARS: 1988-1990, 1992-1996, 1998-2002, 2005-2007, 2010, 2011

COUPLE: Phillip Spaulding & Beth Raines
SHOW: GUIDING LIGHT
RANK: 25
PLAYED BY:
Phillip: Grant Aleksander, John Bolger
Beth: Judi Evans, Beth Chamberlin
YEARS: 1983-1986, 1989-1991, 1996-2004, 2009

COUPLE: Cord Roberts & Tina Lord
SHOW: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
RANK: 26
PLAYED BY:
Cord: John Loprieno
Tina: Andrea Evans, Karen Witter, Krista Tesreau
YEARS: 1986-1991, 1993-1997, 2008, 2011

COUPLE: Steve Andropoulos & Betsy Stewart
SHOW: AS THE WORLD TURNS
RANK: 27
PLAYED BY:
Steve: Frank Runyeon
Betsy: Meg Ryan, Lindsay Frost
YEARS: 1982-1986

COUPLE: Jake Harrison & Megan Gordon
SHOW: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
RANK: 28
PLAYED BY:
Jake: Joe Lando
Megan: Jessica Tuck
YEARS: 1990-1992

COUPLE: Cliff Warner & Nina Cortlandt
SHOW: ALL MYCHILDREN
RANK: 29
PLAYED BY:
Cliff: Peter Bergman
Nina: Taylor Miller, Heather Standford, Barbara Kearns
YEARS: 1979-1989

COUPLE: Rick Webber & Lesley Williams Faulkner
SHOW: GENERAL HOSPITAL
RANK: 30
PLAYED BY:
Rick: Michael Gregory, Chris Robinson
Lesley: Denise Alexander
YEARS: 1976-1984

COUPLE: Bob Hughes & Kim Reynolds
SHOW: AS THE WORLD TURNS
RANK: 31
PLAYED BY:
Bob: Don Hastings
Kim: Kathryn Hays
YEARS: 1972-2010

COUPLE: Mason Capwell & Julia Wainwright
SHOW: SANTA BARBARA
RANK: 32
PLAYED BY:
Mason: Lane Davies, Terry Lester, Gordon Thompson
Julia: Nancy Lee Grahn
YEARS: 1986-1993

COUPLE: John Dixon & Lucinda Walsh
SHOW: AS THE WORLD TURNS
RANK: 33
PLAYED BY:
John: Larry Bryggman
Lucinda: Elizabeth Hubbard
YEARS: 1984-2010 (Bryggman was off the show from 2004-2010)

COUPLE: Clint Buchanan & Victoria Lord Riley
SHOW: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
RANK: 34
PLAYED BY:
Clint: Clint Ritchie, Jerry verDorn
Viki: Erika Slezak
YEARS: 1979-2012

COUPLE: Lance Prentiss & Lauralee (Lorie) Brooks
SHOW: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
RANK: 35
PLAYED BY:
Lance: John McCook, Dennis Cole
Lorie: Jaime Lyn Bauer
YEARS: 1976-1982

COUPLE: Greg Nelson & Jenny Gardner
SHOW: ALL MY CHILDREN
RANK: 36
PLAYED BY:
Greg: Laurence Lau
Jenny: Kim Delaney
YEARS: 1981-1984

COUPLE: Robert Scorpio & Anna Devane
SHOW: GENERAL HOSPITAL
RANK: 37
PLAYED BY:
Robert: Tristan Rogers
Anna: Finola Hughes
YEARS: 1985-1992 (with many returns and reunions over the years including in 2012)

COUPLE: Ridge Forrester & Brooke Logan Forrester
SHOW: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
RANK: 38
PLAYED BY:
Ridge: Ronn Moss
Brooke: Katherine Kelly Lang
YEARS: 1987-present

COUPLE: Nick Bellini & Althea Davis
SHOW: THE DOCTORS
RANK: 39
PLAYED BY:
Nick: Gerald Gordon
Althea: Elizabeth Hubbard (replaced briefly by Virginia Vestoff in 1969–1970)
YEARS: 1966-1976

COUPLE: Jack Deveraux & Jennifer Horton
SHOW: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
RANK: 40
PLAYED BY:
Jack: Matthew Ashford, Mark Valley, Steve Wilder
Jennifer: Melissa Reevees, Stephanie Cameron
YEARS: 1989-present (with breaks on screen when the actors were off the show)

COUPLE: Michael "Stone" Cates & Robin Scorpio
SHOW: GENERAL HOSPITAL
RANK: 41
PLAYED BY:
Stone: Michael Sutton
Robin: Kimberly McCullough
YEARS: 1993-1995, 2010

COUPLE: Jeff Baker & Penny Hughes
SHOW: AS THE WORLD TURNS
RANK: 42
PLAYED BY:
Jeff: Mark Rydell
Penny: Rosemary Prinz
YEARS: 1956-1962

COUPLE: Olivia Spencer & Natalia Rivera Aitoro
SHOW: GUIDING LIGHT
RANK: 43
PLAYED BY:
Olivia: Crystal Chappell
Natalia: Jessica Leccia
YEARS: 2007-2009

COUPLE: Phil Brent & Tara Martin
SHOW: ALL MY CHILDREN
RANK: 44
PLAYED BY:
Phil: Richard Hatch, Nick Benedict, Jordan Charney
Tara: Karen Lynn Gorney, Stephanie Braxton, Nancy Frangione, Mary Lynn Blanks
YEARS: 1970-1979

COUPLE: Barnabas Collins & Josette duPres
SHOW: DARK SHADOWS
RANK: 45
PLAYED BY:
Barnabas: Jonathan Frid
Josette: Kathryn Leigh Scott, Mary Cooper
YEARS: 1967-1971

COUPLE: Frisco Jones & Felicia Cummings
SHOW: GENERAL HOSPITAL
RANK: 46
PLAYED BY:
Frisco: Jack Wagner
Felicia: Kristina (Malandro) Wagner
YEARS: 1984-1988, 1989-1991, 1994-1995

COUPLE: Snapper Foster & Chris Brooks
SHOW: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
RANK: 47
PLAYED BY:
Snapper: William Gray Espy, David Hasselhoff
Chris: Trish Stewart, Lynne Topping
YEARS: 1973-1982

COUPLE: Bill Prentiss & Tess Krakauer
SHOW: LOVE OF LIFE
RANK: 48
PLAYED BY:
Bill: Gene Bua
Tess: Toni Bull
YEARS: 1967-1972

COUPLE: Luke Snyder & Noah Mayer
SHOW: AS THE WORLD TURNS
RANK: 49
PLAYED BY:
Luke: Van Hansis
Noah: Jake Silbermann
YEARS: 2007-2010

COUPLE: Mark Elliott & Laura Donnelly
SHOW: LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING
RANK: 50
PLAYED BY:
Mark: Sam Wade, David Birney, Michael Hawkins, Vince Cannon and Tom Fuccello
Laura: Donna Mills, Barbara Stanger and Veleka Gray
YEARS: 1967-1973

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