Kristian Alfonso

Birth Name: Kristian-Joy Alfonso
Birth Place: Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
Profession: Actor

Birth Name: Kristian-Joy Alfonso
Birth Place: Brockton, Massachusetts
Profession: Actor, Model and Businesswoman


Born Kristian-Joy Alfonso in Brockton, Massachusetts. Alfonso wanted to be a professional figure skater, but a sledding accident as a teenager put an end to that. A scout from the famed Wilhelmina Modeling Agency convinced her to join the world of modeling.

By 15, Kristian graced the covers of more than 30 international magazines, including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. In 1981, NBC casting director Vicky Rosenberg spotted her picture and cast her opposite Rock Hudson in the TV movie Starmaker. By 1984, she was cast as Hope Williams on Days of Our Lives.

Busy at her day job, Kristian still found the time to add other credits to her resume such as Amazing Stories, Who’s the Boss, Murder She Wrote, Out of Time, MacGyver, Full House, Baywatch, Burke’s Law, Friends and 30 Rock.

In addition to her guest appearances, Alfonso had recurring roles on Falcon’s Crest from 1988 – 1990 and Melrose Place from 1993 – 1994. She added film roles like Blindfold: Acts of Obsession, Army of One, Day of Redemption, In the Kingdom of the Blind, What Happened to Bobby Earl and

Acting keeps her busy but Kristian had more aspirations. In 2006, she started her own jewelry collection, Hope*Faith*Miracles. Fans can buy on QVC or online.

Alfonso resides in Los Angeles with her husband Danny Daggenhurst with her sons Gino, Jack and Spartan.

Fast Facts

  • September 6, 1963 — Birthdate
  • At 13, won a gold medal in figure skating at the Junior Olympics.
  • Was on the cover of more than 30 magazines, including Vogue, by age 15.
  • Made her small-screen debut in the 1981 TV-movie The Star Maker.
  • First series-regular role was Pilar Ortega Cumson on prime-time soap Falcon Crest.
  • Released a clothing line, Hope by Kristian Alfonso, in 2006.
  • Her grandparents hail from Sicily and Calabria making her 100% Italian.
  • The white gold and diamond fleur de lis earrings that Hope wears are from Kristian’s jewelry line– Hope * Faith * Miracles.


  • Gino Alfonso — Father
  • Joanne Alfonso — Mother
  • Danny Daggenhurst — Ex-spouse
  • Simon Macauley — Ex-spouse
  • Gino Macauley — Son
  • Jack Daggenhurst — Son
  • Spartan Daggenhurst — Step-son


At the age of 13, Kristian Alfonso was headed to a career as a professional ice skater and dancer before an injury ended that dream.

Wilhelmina, the world-famous modeling agency, stepped in and offered her a new career as an international model. By 15, she had graced the cover of more than 30 international magazines.

Alfonso quickly landed the role of Kelly Baker in The Star Maker, opposite Rock Hudson. Her role as Hope Williams Brady on Days of Our Lives soon followed in April 1983. Kristian’s other credits include MacGuyver, Who’s the Boss, Falcon Crest, Baywatch and Melrose Place.

Kristian Alfonso Photos

Actor (15 Credits)

Title Role Year

Days of Our Lives (TV Show)

13203 — 2017
13202 — 2017
13201 — 2017

Hope Williams 2017

30 Rock (TV Show)

Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001 — 2009


Friends (TV Show)

The One That Could Have Been — 2000
The One That Could Have Been — 2000

Hope 2000

Melrose Place (TV Show)

Love Thy Neighbor: Best Moments of Melrose Place — 1995
Imperfect Strangers — 1994
In Bed with the Enemy — 1994

Lauren 1994 - 1995

Army Of One (Movie)

Rita 1994

Blindfold: Acts Of Obsession (Movie)

Chris Madigan 1994

Baywatch (TV Show)

Tentacles — 1993

Debra 1993

Falcon Crest (TV Show)

Home Again — 1990
The Return — 1990
Dark Streets — 1990

Pilar Ortega Cumson 1990

MacGyver (TV Show)

Unfinished Business — 1989
The Negotiator — 1988

Deborah 1988 - 1989

Murder, She Wrote (TV Show)

A Very Good Year for Murder — 1988

Michele 1988

Full House (TV Show)

Half a Love Story — 1988


Who's the Boss? (TV Show)

Frankie and Tony Are Lovers — 1987

Frankie 1987

Days of our Lives Friday (TV Show)

Days of our Lives Monday (TV Show)

Days of our Lives Wednesday (TV Show)

Host (1 Credits)

Title Role Year

Secret Lives (TV Show)

Judge (1 Credits)

Title Role Year

Miss USA (TV Show)

Performer (1 Credits)

Title Role Year

Candid Camera (TV Show)

Candid Camera

Guest (7 Credits)

Title Role Year

The Jeff Probst Show (TV Show)

The Drama Behind the Drama: 'Days of Our Lives' Sexiest Stars Tell All — 2012


Hollywood Girls Night (TV Show)

Dare to Bare It — 2012


The Wendy Williams Show (TV Show)

The Wendy Williams Show — 2011
The Wendy Williams Show — 2011


The Bonnie Hunt Show (TV Show)

The Bonnie Hunt Show — 2009


Soap Talk (TV Show)

Soap Talk — 2006
Days of Our Lives 40th Anniversary — 2005

2005 - 2006

Wayne Brady (TV Show)

Wayne Brady — 2003


The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Show)

The Rosie O'Donnell Show — 2000


Appearing (2 Credits)

Title Role Year

InFANity (TV Show)

Days of Our Lives — 2007


Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Show)