and Celebrities have to get their careers started somewhere. Not just anyone can walk into an audition and land a leading role in a big budget movie. The vast majority of celebrities have to earn the right to a leading role, which means auditioning for parts on soap operas, television shows, commercials or in plays. There are a surprising number of celebrities who got noticed thanks to their appearances on soap operas. We decided to research some well-known celebrities and see which ones launched their careers on these dramatic daytime programs and we found 12 that might surprise you! Check out our list of popular celebrities who started out on soap operas:
12. Demi Moore
Before she was part of the Brat Pack, Demi Moore had a regular role on General Hospital as investigative reporter Jackie Templeton. She stuck with that role for a few years, but she ended up moving on to bigger and better things. By the ‘90s, Moore was one of Hollywood’s most expensive and most sought-after actresses; however, after a string box office flops and a self-imposed career hiatus, she has more or less disappeared from movies and television in the past decade.