Many leading ladies have graced our television screens since The Young and the Restless (Y&R) first aired. For over four decades now, the women of Genoa City have been fierce, as they’ve surprised us with their strength, endurance, and above all, drama! Nikki Newman has ruled the ladies with her Cinderella story of a stripper/prostitute-turned-socialite. Her daughter Victoria has been hot on her heels, proving that females can run a corporate empire just as good as the men. Sharon continues to make terrible and crazy choices, and the Abbott ladies remain to grace the little town with power and kindness. But what about some of the ladies who have left the Y&R never to be heard from again? Below is a list of popular but forgotten Y&R actresses.
12. Sandra Nelson
Michelle Stafford, better known as OG Phyllis, originated this dynamic role, and while some fans are happy she’s returned, many will miss the interesting spin that actress Gina Tognoni brought to the part. But, what about Phyllis #2? Yes, Sandra Nelson played the character between 1997 and 1998 and brought out an even more villainess side to the evil role.