Susan Lucci is an icon in the soap world. She played the ever-scandalous Erica Kane on All My Children for over forty years, from when the show debuted in 1970 to the show’s final episode in 2011. Since All My Children went off the air, she guest starred on Hot in Cleveland and had a starring role in Devious Maids. Since she has a birthday coming up, here are 8 things you didn’t know about the actress:
8. Soap Opera Fan
As a child, she was inspired to become an actress. Her favorite soap operas were Search for Tomorrow and Love of Life, and she was hooked on primetime too. “I would sneak down the stairs at night and stay on the stairs and watch the television in the living room my parents were watching,” the soap star told People magazine.