10 Most Popular Young And The Restless Actresses Ranked
The ladies of Genoa City run this small busy town. They are strong and stubborn at times; they can be manipulative, but we love them regardless because they’re always entertaining. Many female actresses have come and gone throughout the years, but all have made an impact in one way or other. Below is a list of 10 most popular Young and the Restless (Y&R) actresses ranked.
10. Mishael Morgan
Mishael Morgan joined the Y&R cast in 2013 and her Hilary Curtis character really stirred things up on the soap opera. She was involved in a family love triangle that almost tore up father-son duo Devon Hamilton and Neil Winters. She’s a bad girl at heart who sometimes does good things. While she was born in Trinidad and Tobago, her family moved to New York when she was a child, and she eventually settled down in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Much of Morgan’s early work were roles on Canadian television shows.
9. Christel Khalil
While Hilary and Lily Ashby don’t get along, co-stars Mishael and Christel sure do! In fact, Christel Khalil even hosted Morgan’s baby shower in 2015. At the age of 15, Khalil entered the world of the Y&R and fourteen years later she is one of the staple characters of the show. Over the years, Khalil has racked up four Daytime Emmy nominations and took the statue home in 2012 in the Outstanding Younger Actress category.
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.
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.
6. Camryn Grimes
Speaking of Sharon, her daughter Mariah has made quite the splash on Y&R. Camryn started out by playing sweet little Cassie Newman from 1997 to 2005. Sadly, Cassie died in 2005 in a huge storyline that had audiences in tears when all was said and done. Grimes would return now and again to play the ghost of Cassie, but when Grimes returned in 2014, fans couldn’t imagine what would happen next. Turns out Cassie had a twin and Mariah Copeland has been with the show ever since. Grimes has the bragging rights around being the youngest actress ever to win a Daytime Emmy. She accepted the statue back in 2000 when she was only 10.
5. Amelia Heinle
Amelia wasn’t the first person to play the coveted role of Victor Newman’s daughter, but she’s won over the fans in the years she has been on the Y&R. She entered the role of Victoria Newman in 2005 and wowed audiences with her portrayal of this strong, yet vulnerable, female soap opera character. She’s also impressed her peers by winning two Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category.
4. Melody Thomas Scott
Where would Vicky be without her meddling mom? Melody Thomas Scott is simply a daytime drama legend, entering Y&R at the age of 23 in 1979. She’s one of the longest-serving actresses on the show right now. It’s hard to believe that Nikki was a bad girl with zero morals when she first arrived on scene. Ever since she got married to Victor, this super couple (that is constantly on-again/off-again) have become icons within the soap opera industry and, even after all these years, they both know how to stir it up on the show.
3. Judith Chapman
Chapman is simply a gem that sparkles bright on the Y&R and fans are sure glad producers brought her back late last year. Sure, Gloria Bardwell is an over-the-top character who at times doesn’t know when to stop scheming, but she is also quite entertaining to watch. Chapman is a veteran of the soap opera world, playing on many daytime dramas over the years including As the World Turns, Ryan’s Hope, General Hospital, One Life to Live, and Days of Our Lives.
2. Tracy E. Bregman
As a staple on the Y&R, Tracy Bregman has done a lot with the Lauren Fenmore character over the years. She entered the role in 1983 as a trouble-making teenager and, over three decades later, she’s turned into a strong and savvy business woman, married to an incredible man. Fenmore has also jumped ship occasionally to Y&R’s sister show, The Bold and the Beautiful. Over the years, Tracy has won over Y&R audiences and has earned five Daytime Emmy nominations and taken an award home in 1985.
1. Eileen Davidson
It seems like Eileen Davidson is on top of the world right now with all she’s got going on. She entered the Y&R in 1982 and has turned Ashley Abbott into an iconic daytime drama character. It’s difficult to achieve that kind of popularity when it comes to a soap opera character, but Eileen has the bragging rights to not only one legendary soap opera role, but two. She’s flipped back and forth from the Y&R to Days of Our Lives over the years, playing the evil Kristen DiMera, a role she won a Daytime Emmy for 2014. While Days fans love to hate Kristen, most Y&R fans agree: no one can play Ashley quite like Davidson does.