Rare Photos Of Soap Opera Stars From Before They were Famous
Soap opera stars love to share little glimpses of what their lives looked like before they hit it big on the daytime screen — even if it isn’t so glamorous. We’ve collected Instagram photos from 13 of the biggest soap opera stars around today. Check out their candid posts:
13. Emme Rylan
General Hospital star Emme Rylan clearly wanted to be a Mouseketeer when she was young! In this picture, it looks like she’s either at Disney Land or Disney World, which is probably why she’s wearing this little Mickey Mouse hat. She was a pretty cute kid — wasn’t she?
12. Michelle Stafford
For Flashback Friday, this Young and the Restless star posted this picture that looks like it was from her teenage years. It’s not the most flattering picture, but for so many people, adolescence is an awkward time. At least she turned into a swan, which is what we’re all familiar with now!
11. Chloe Lanier
General Hospital‘s Chloe Lanier was the prettiest little girl. If we didn’t know any better, this picture looks like it was taken from her First Communion. There aren’t many other reasons that a little girl gets dressed up in a white dress with white accessories. The caption for this post was particularly sweet. “I moved to LA nearly six years ago with one credit and $200 to my name. I knew two people in all of Los Angeles. Today, I’m grateful to have more love in my life than I ever thought possible. Thank you to all of my friends, fans and loved ones for your overwhelming love and support. I am so excited to share this next chapter with you all. More to come. Xox #thankyou #grateful,” she wrote.
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I moved to LA nearly six years ago with one credit and $200 to my name. I knew two people in all of Los Angeles. Today, I’m grateful to have more love in my life than I ever thought possible. Thank you to all of my friends, fans and loved ones for your overwhelming love and support. I am so excited to share this next chapter with you all. More to come. Xox #thankyou #grateful
10. Amelia Heinle
Although this picture is kind of grainy, it’s clear that Amelia Heinle was always a pretty girl. This picture is clearly from her childhood. According to her, a long lost friend posted it on Facebook. “One of my long lost friends from grade school posted this on Facebook. Me and Deddrick! Love you Deddrick! #childhoodfriends,” she wrote on Instagram.
9. Nadia Bjorlin
This is Days of Our Lives star Nadia Bjorlin’s first headshot and all we can say is wow! This is proof that while some of us were going through braces and acne at the age of 16, the Swedish star was on her way to becoming a model. She really hasn’t aged a day, has she?
8. Tamara Braun
This General Hospital star was the cutest young girl! Here she is at her grade eight graduation looking so fresh-faced and innocent! Now Tamara Braun is a smoking hot soap opera star who has won one Daytime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress. It doesn’t get much better than that!
7. Camila Banus
Camila Banus was a pretty silly little girl! The Days of Our Lives star shared this throwback picture from her childhood, which shows her goofing off. Now she’s a sex symbol in the daytime world and you’ll sooner see her showing off her hot curves than doing this!
6. Kristian Alfonso
Before she was a soap opera star, Kristian Alfonso was a fashion model. By the time she was 15, she had already been on the cover of more than 30 magazines, including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. This picture is from the days before she was on Days of Our Lives. Doesn’t she look beautiful?
5. Alison Sweeney
This is a headshot from Alison Sweeney’s teen years. She captioned it with, “That awkward teenage hair phase. Sigh. 🤣😂🙄 #tbt to an early #teenheadshot. If only they had flat irons back then. But no, they went for the crimping iron. Ha! #goodolddays #badhairday#headshot #childactor.”
4. Kelly Monaco
On Instagram, Kelly Monaco posted this throwback to 1991 when she was about 15. It was just a few years later that she sent her photo to Playboy and became Playmate of the Month in 1997. That same year, she solidified her sex symbol status when she landed a job on Baywatch.
3. Kirsten Storms
This General Hospital star is a stunner now and when she was a young girl she was still incredibly pretty. Before she was starring in soap operas like Days of Our Lives and General Hospital, she was appearing in commercials and then the ABC show Second Noah and the series Sing Me a Story with Belle.
2. Bryton James
Who knew that Bryton James and Michael Jackson were friends! The Young and the Restless star posted this on what would have been Jackson’s 60th birthday with the caption, “👑 Happy 60th Mj 👑 I could never thank you enough for your friendship & influence. I love you forever.”
1. Chad Duell
This General Hospital star has always been a good-looking guy. In this picture, he was 13 and had yet to make his way to Los Angeles and try his hand as an actor. He only moved to Hollywood after he finished high school in Arizona and then landed guest roles in Wizards of Waverly Place and The Suite Life on Deck.