Who are your top TEN favorite soap women of all time, and why? Feel free to include videos as you feel the need.
Here is my list.
1). Skye Chandler-Quartermaine (AMC/OLTL/GH)
Skye is, quite simply, my favorite soap woman of all time. From the very first time that I saw her on my screen, I was drawn to her. I think that a lot of it had to do with Robin Christopher. She was always so believable in the role. And even when Skye was doing crazy, evil, or irrational things, Robin played it with a realness that made my heart break for her.
2) Robin Scorpio-Drake (GH)
I know I've previously said Robin was my all time favorite soap character, but after much deliberation, I've decided she's number 2. Not that I love her any less than I did when I said that she was number one, but because I love the character in a different way than I love Skye. To be honest, Robin is the type of character I usually hate on soap operas. However, there was something about Kimberly McCullough that I fell in love with the minute I first saw her, as the adorable 7 year old girl she was. I feel that my love for Robin is probably not only due to the wonderful Kim McCullough but also because I grew up right alongside of her.
3) Barbara Jean "Bobbie" Spencer (GH)
Bet you're shocked she's not number one, eh? Don't get me wrong, she's right up there. Everyone knows how much I love Jackie, and believe me...Choosing the placement of these three women was like Sophie's choice. I adore them all. But I won't blather on about my Bobbie love...You all know about that already.
4) Nikki Newman (Y&R)
From the moment I began watching Y&R, even just as the casual viewer I was in the beginning, I was drawn to Nikki. She's bitchy, regal, and kind all at the same time. What isn't there to love about her, and the divine Melody Thomas Scott?
5) Tracy Quartermaine (GH/The City)
Tracy is the ultimate soap opera bitch. Has anyone ever *truly* come close to being the bitch with a heart of gold quite like Tracy? She's cold, she's ruthless, she's loving, she's kind. No other soap vixen has encompassed it quite as well. Not to mention, Jane Elliott is one of, if not the, most dynamic actresses daytime has ever seen. There's not a single piece of material she's ever been given, that she couldn't make us believe. If she told me she had a piece of beach property to sell me in Utah, I'd get out the checkbook.
6) Monica Quartermaine (GH)
Everyone knows how much I love Monica. Yes, she was a homewrecker. Yes she was mischievous. But Leslie Charleson played it to a tee, and made us all root for this social climbing tramp.
7) Victoria Lord (OLTL)
I have always had a great affection for Victoria, and Erika Slezak. The character is brilliantly complex and there wasn't a single moment that I didn't feel for her.
8) Erica Kane (AMC)
Does anything *really* need to be said about the divine Erica Kane, played by the even more divine Susan Lucci?
9) Angie Hubbard (AMC)
Angie was, to me, one of the easiest characters to root for in all of daytime. No matter what she faced, she stayed positive, and Debbi Williams sold it. She had me wrapped around her finger from the first time I saw her, and I'll never, EVER, forget this moment.
10) Karen Wolek (OLTL)
Karen's story, to me, is still one of the defining moments of daytime. It's something that will definitely be forever remembered in the history of soap, and television, forever. Not only did the story have me glued, but so did Judith Light's amazing performances, culminating in the iconic courtroom scene.
-Felicia Gallant (AW)
-Susan Martin (DAYs)
-Jill Foster (Y&R)
-Kendall Hart (As portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar) (AMC)
-Lesley Webber (GH)
-Tina Lord (OLTL)
What do you think of my list? What's yours?
Edited by SoapBoy94, 23 November 2012 - 12:48 AM.