A lot of people seemed to complain about Kristina being missing in Sonny’s life like when he was presumed dead and when Mike died and if she had not reconciled on screen like his other adult kids that would have been glaring as Kristina lives in Port Charles.
The actress name is Ashleigh Olden and she did play Danielle Jorgensen for a good while there from 2001-02. She was kind of brief replacement for Rianna’s character if I recall right. See the link below:
Definitely true with her. Debbi Morgan. Eva La Rue. Josh Duhamel. Amanda Seyfried to a much lesser extent.
Michael Nader, John Callahan ... David Canary ... (RIP) lots of actors and actresses who had fame back in the day when fame meant people actually knew you and you were a household name ... it's all likely helped keep the show relevant.
And I think it helps too that the show isn't seen as 'tarnished'. Even though we had some YIKES years ... it's legacy is pretty good. It's such a special show. Thank you Agnes Nixon.