The life of a soap opera actress can seem so glamorous. Adoring fans blowing up your Twitter account, steamy love scenes with handsome leading men, not to mention all the fun parties and shenanigans that occur on set. In actuality, the life of a soap opera actress can be quite demanding. These stars have to learn a lengthy amount of lines (in a short period of time), the hours on set can be long, and the salary (depending on the character) aren’t as incredible as primetime television actresses make or those who do films. Alas, below are seven popular soap opera actresses who bid adieu to the daytime drama world and don’t act anymore.
7. Jessica Collins
It’s only been about a year since Avery Clark stepped away from The Young and the Restless (Y&R), but fans desperately miss her smarts and sass on the popular soap. In fact, Jessica Collins received the 2016 Daytime Emmy as Supporting Actress for her incredible portrayal of the beautiful lawyer that would never back down. Still, Jess seems pretty content as of late, enjoying motherhood and the precious moments she has with her 10-month-old daughter Jemma. As a lover of all things culinary, Jessica continues to share interesting recipes and her adventures in the kitchen by blogging about it on her website jessicacollins.com.