They say it is an honor just to be nominated, but let’s face the facts, there has to be no other feeling of accomplishment for a soap opera actress then taking home a Daytime Emmy. You are simply placed in a prestigious category, and sit with a pretty impressive group of ladies. While the land of daytime drama is a thinning one, with soap shows lagging in the ratings and many being cancelled in the past, there are still a talented group of actresses that work hard daily and weekly to entertain audiences. As such, below is the 10 best soap opera actresses that have hit daytime television.
10. Eileen Davidson
You’ve hit the soap opera jackpot when as an actress you get to play a pretty interesting and pivotal character on a show. Well, the talented Eileen Davidson has the bragging rights to portraying two strong female characters over her acting tenure in daytime drama. Days of Our Lives (DOOL) fans have known her as the manipulative Kristen DiMera, and she plays the popular Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless (Y&R). Interestingly enough, there has been a time when Davidson pulled double duty on both soaps, keeping each set of her fans happy. Not surprisingly, Davidson has been nominated three times in the Daytime Emmy Lead Actress category for both roles, and took the statue home in 2014 for her portrayal of DOOL’s Kristen DiMera.