Top 10 Actresses of 2007



Top 10 Actresses of 2007

1. Beth Ehlers, Guiding Light
2. Catherine Hickland, One Life to Live
3. Melody Thomas Scott, Young and Restless
4. Alicia Minshew, All My Children
5. Erika Slezak, One Life to Live
6. Susan Flannery & Katherine Kelly Lang, Bold & Beautiful
7. Kirsten Storms, General Hospital
8. Deidre Hall, Days of Our Lives
9. Maura West, As the World Turns
10. Gina Tognoni, Guiding Light

Beth Ehlers
, GL (Harley Cooper Aituro) - This lady doesn’t get enough credit. Not only did she sell us on Harley the independent woman, Harley the Devoted Mom/Sister/Daughter and Harley of the Panic Attacks, her turn as Irna Phillips during the GL flashback episode was scarily good.

Catherine Hickland, OLTL (Lindsey Rappaport)- Not only do we love Ron Carlivati for revitalizing OLTL, we love him for putting the luminous and endlessly fascinating Lindsey in a murder mystery that actually made sense. And we couldn’t take our eyes from Catherine’s riveting performance.

Melody Thomas Scott, Y&R (Nikki Newman) - it takes a brave actress to appear on screen for days on end with greasy hair and no makeup. MTS knew it was the right choice to portray a frantic mother worried about her child. We also loved Nikki going toe to toe with her formidable and ruthless husband, Victor.

Alicia Minshew, AMC (Kendall Hart Slater)- Watching her try to spin gold out of the crap the AMC writers were giving her was painful but she made it work. Almost.

Erika Slezak, OLTL (Victoria Lord) - Not only is she my hero for calling Dena Higley out on her ish, but she’s like totally good.

Susan Flannery & Katherine Kelly Lang, B&B (Stephanie Forrester, Brooke Logan) - How can you include one and not the other this year? The feud went beyond petty into downright horrible with Brooke’s rape and the aftermath. These two were consistently amazing.

Kirsten Storms, GH (Maxie Jones) - What is it about Days actors being so good in other roles? Kirsten rocks Maxie’s fierceness as well as hints at her vulnerable, insecure side.

Deidre Hall, Days (Marlena Evans Black) - From tearing grief to consoling mother to worthy adversary, Deidre showed how masterful she can be when she’s allowed.

Maura West, ATWT (Carly Tenney) - just because she’s awesome and the show is terrible without her.

Gina Tognoni, GL (Dinah Marler) - watching the first scenes after Dinah lost her memory was so realistic it was hard to watch. Seeing Dinah struggle with remembering how to turn a doorknob? Heartbreaking.


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Dr.EvansBlack's picture
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Love the picks! Especially #8, but you knew I'd say that! Laughing out loud

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It makes my day that you put Beth Ehlers as number 1! I have been a loyal fan of hers since the first day I started watching and I never felt she got enough credit. I don't always like the stories she's in but she always makes me want to watch it!

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I'm surprised Kim Zimmer didn't make the list. She should've been in at least the top 5.

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are you serious Luke? Rebecca Budig Didn't make your list!! I am so proud of you!

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4, 5, 7, totally agree with those. Kirsten Storms has been impressing me this year as Maxie. The more I see her, the more I like her. What growth in such a short amount of time! She can play bitchy and tough, but at the same time she can play sweet and vulnerable. If the funeral speech doesn't get her an Emmy nod then the system is flawed. LOL.

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It's a solid list with a lot of diversity based on a lot of differing views. Believe me, if I were to pick MY choices based strictly on my own opinion, the list would be a bit different.

Anyway, thanks for the comments, everyone! I hope everyone's having a great new year!!!

Wow Luke, I know what you mean now- no one thanks you for the work but gripes about what you did wrong. So sorry for that Luke!

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I'm pleasantly surprised at your #8 pick! AWESOMENESS! She was #1 on my list, she is always, but god, her performance during John's death and after, she's just so bloody awesome.

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I'm loving strong yet grieving Marlena. Deidre is awesome.

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Ehlers at #1. Seriously? This lady gets way too much credit. She didn't sell us on Harley the independent woman, Harley the Devoted Mom/Sister/Daughter or Harley of the Panic Attacks. But she did sell us on Harley the cold witchy (with a B) sanctimonious hypocritical wife. In that role she was perfect. I think that Hall, Flannery, Scott, West, Tognoni, Slezak, Lang and Hickland were much better and more consistent all year.

And where is Kim Zimmer? She was fabulous in the Tammy dies and Jonathan goes over the cliff storyline and the rest of the year too!

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There's a big difference between the actors and the writer. Also a big difference between the actor and the character.

I wanted to put Kim on this list, believe me.

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"Totally good" that's all you could find to say about 6-time emmhy winner Erika Slezak really, that's all you could find to say? Beth Elhers gets a paragraph about her and Melody Thomas Scott practially gets labeled oscar-worthy and all you can say about Ms. Erika is that she's "good"?

Wishing Lucy Coe was still around!