Monday, October 28, 2013

"The Outrageous Delia, Only On RYAN'S HOPE" - Until Today!

Just over a quarter of a century ago ABC Daytime ran a promo celebrating Delia Reid Ryan on RYAN'S HOPE. "She's at it again," we heard as highlights of Ilene Kristen's scheming woman-child character were shown. As the 30-second ad wrapped the announcer declared, "The outrageous Delia, only on RYAN'S HOPE, weekdays." That was true...until today. Ilene Kristen is reprising the role of Delia on the Monday and Tuesday episodes of GENERAL HOSPITAL. Sam and Silas make their way to the Upper West Side of Manhattan for a visit to Ryan's Bar.

"I made up a little backstory for myself that a lot of her dreams had not come true, that she was working over at Ryan’s and had to go back to a place that maybe she didn't want to go back to," Kristen revealed to Soap Opera Digest. "The most important thing that I believe that I did when I did GENERAL HOSPITAL was show her vulnerability, because that is what Delia always had, a tremendous amount of vulnerability."

Check out the 1987 RYAN'S HOPE promo below and let us know if you're excited about seeing the character of Delia again.

- Ilene Kristen stars in Ilene Kristen Will Reprise Delia From RYAN'S HOPE on GENERAL HOSPITAL
- GENERAL HOSPITAL Day-By-Day Spoilers (Week of October 28th)
- 50 Greatest Soap Actresses: #21 Ilene Kristen
- FLASHBACK: The No. 1 villainess of TV soaps - Ilene Kristen as Delia Reid Ryan Ryan (1977)
- Ilene Kristen stars in Manhattanites - Buy it on DVD today!
- PHOTOS: 10th Annual Daytime Stars and Strikes Charity Event


  1. I will be watching.

  2. Nice that GH is using RH and LOVING references lately.

  3. I loved every second of Delia today on GH.