8 Unforgettable Female Characters From ’80s Soap Operas
Everything from the 1980s seems so dramatic, especially when it comes to soap operas! There were over-the-top storylines, crazy romances, and then there’s the big hair from female soap stars! There were also some great times in daytime drama back then and a lot of it had to do with the incredible (and unforgettable) female soap opera stars of the ‘80s. Below is a list of eight unforgettable female characters from 1980s soap operas.
8. Days’ Marlena Evans
Dr. Marlena Evans has evolved into a secondary character on the soap today, making way for younger Salemites to spread their wings and fly within storylines for the soap opera. She strolled into town in 1976, and spent nine years on the show during her first stint. It was in the 1980s that Evans shared an incredible romance with Roman Brady and built a solid foundation in the town she has grown to call home. Interestingly enough, the actress who plays Evans, Deidre Hall, decided to pursue primetime opportunities in 1987 and left the Days of Our Lives (DOOL) before the decade wound to a close. She would come back in 1991 and Days would experience a 10 percent increase in the ratings. It was clear, the fans missed their ‘Doc.’
7. Another World’s Rachel Cory
While there were many actresses who had played Rachel Cory during the show’s tenure, Another World (AW) fans will always remember Victoria Wyndham’s portrayal of the character. She entered the role in 1972 and Rachel dominated storylines all the way up until 1999 when the soap was cancelled. As the matriarch of the Cory family, she will forever be remembered for her love affairs with both Mac Cory and Carl Hutchins.
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