Hottest Female Soap Stars Of 2018

© Howard Wise/

What would the land of daytime drama be without its leading ladies? They are strong, bold, confident, and sometimes aren’t afraid to cross the line to get what they want. As the end of the year draws close to an end, today Fame 10 takes a closer look at the 12 hottest female soap stars of 2018.

12. Hunter King – Young and the Restless

How did Billy Abbott resist Summer’s advances for so long? Hunter King is undeniably one of the most beautiful actresses in daytime drama. While Summer’s been whisked away to Dubai to work at Newman’s offices there, she certainly was one of the biggest reasons Y&R was so hot this year.

© Howard Wise/

11. Marci Miller – Days of Our Lives

It’s never easy stepping into an establish role, and when actress Marci Miller was recast in the Abigail Deveraux role in 2016, she had some pretty big shoes to fill. In the end, she knocked it out of the park, even earning a Daytime Emmy nod earlier this year. Miller was in an explosive storyline in 2018, and while she’s left Days and Abby for other opportunities, she created quite the impact in the land of Salem.

© John Paschal/

10. Kate Mansi – Days of Our Lives

Speaking of Abby, what undoubtedly lessened the blow for many viewers around Miller leaving Days was the fact that Kate Mansi was reprising the role. Undeniably a huge fan favorite, Mansi has hit the ground running with her Abigail character, never skipping a beat. She hasn’t been in Salem for long, but it feels just like old times with Kate there.

© Howard Wise/

9. Kelly Thiebaud – General Hospital

The Britch’s return to the land of Port Charles in the fall was an explosive one, diving right into a huge storyline that involved Anna Devane, and her mom Dr. Liesl Obrecht. Actress Kelly Thiebaud plays this unique character so well, and it was refreshing to see Britt Westbourne back on GH. Here’s hoping there is more to come.

© Jill Johnson/

8. Christel Khalil – Young and the Restless

Lily Winters had quite the year, and while Y&R fans won’t be seeing that much more of her in the next few months, actress Christel Khalil has delivered this character’s ups and downs with a bang. From her huge storyline with Hilary to the car crash to Hilary’s death and then Lily coming forward to own up to her responsibility, Khalil has crushed each and every scene along the way. Now poor Lily sits in prison, so here’s hoping 2019 turns out to be a bit of a better year for the entire Winters clan.

© Howard Wise/

7. Jacqueline Wood – Bold and the Beautiful

B&B’s Steffy Forrester has had a crazy 2018, filled with massive drama along the way. Actress Jacqueline Wood has perfected her portrayal of Steffy along the many years she’s been in the role, and simply nailed it this year when it came to this character’s storyline. Looks like 2019 might prove to be Wood’s best year yet, as the actress is currently pregnant with her first child.

© Howard Wise/

6. Camila Banus – Days of Our Lives

She’s the bad girl you love to hate, and her character Gabi Hernandez has somehow managed to get Abigail Deveraux locked up in a sanitarium and having everyone believing that Abby is crazy (again). Most Days fans don’t agree with what Gabi is doing, but no one can deny that she makes life in Salem very interesting.

© XJJohnson/

5. Hayley Erin – General Hospital

Kiki Jerome’s death had to have been one of the most shocking moments in daytime drama this year. No one really saw that one coming, and here’s hoping that the Kevin/Ryan twin switch is discovered soon before anyone else gets hurt! GH fans are going to miss actress Hayley Erin; however, primetime and Pretty Little Liars is calling. Here’s hoping this next venture for Erin is a smashing success.

© ChrisD/

4. Sasha Calle – Young and the Restless

The Rosales family has grown incredibly this fall, and one of the best additions to Genoa City has been actress Sasha Calle who plays Lola, Rey and Arturo’s little sister. Steaming up daytime drama scenes and knocking Kyle Abbott off a peg or two, Sasha is a refreshing addition to the soap opera world.

© Howard Wise/

3. Katelyn MacMullen – General Hospital

Actress Katelyn MacMullen debuted on GH this past October and already has the eligible bachelors in town swooning. Chase seems smitten, and so does Michael; will Port Charles be treated to yet another love triangle? Only time will tell, but this is for sure: Katelyn has created quite the stir on daytime drama.

2. Camryn Grimes – Young and the Restless

Y&R fans have watched Camryn over the years grow from a sweet little girl, into a fiery and beautiful young woman. While she’s played two (very) different characters during her tenure in Genoa City, she knocked both out of the park. This has been a year filled with ups and downs for her current character Mariah, so here’s hoping it’s nothing but happiness come 2019.

© Howard Wise/

1. Victoria Konefal – Days of Our Lives

Actress Victoria Konefal has been killing it as Ciara Brady since she was recast in the role in 2017. Konefal brings a certain strength and confidence to the role, mixing in the qualities of Ciara’s parents Bo and Hope into the part as well. It’s no surprise that both Tripp and Ben were fighting for Ciara’s affections this year, and here’s hoping that Cin fans will finally get the love scene they’ve been anxiously waiting for come 2019.

© Howard Wise/

Dorathy Gass

Dorathy Gass

Dorathy Gass is an avid fan of daytime drama and has been watching Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and Young and the Restless for over two decades now. As a full-time freelance writer, she gets to combine her love of soap operas and writing through her Fame 10 articles. Also a mother of two busy girls and a mommy blogger, she's been published multiple times over in Huffington Post Parents and Scary Mommy.