10 Most Popular Young And The Restless Actresses Ranked

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8. Melissa Claire Egan

Melissa Claire Egan is a bit of a soap opera pro at this point: before joining the Y&R as Chelsea Lawson 2011, she was on All My Children for about four years. The Chelsea character has evolved significantly in the past six years, starting out as a manipulative schemer and turning into a strong business woman. Over her soap opera career Melissa has been nominated for a total of five Daytime Emmys.

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7. Sharon Case

Sharon Case plays a Y&R character that can stir up some controversy. There are fans that love her and there are fans that wish Sharon Newman would simply leave Genoa City once and for all! This is due to the bad life choices Sharon (Newman) makes from time-to-time, but her appeal and dynamic personality do keep things interesting on the Y&R. Case started out with the show in 1994 and over the years has made quite an impact in the world of daytime drama. She’s received five Daytime Emmy nominations and won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1999.