Categories: B&B Cast Biographies The Bold and the Beautiful

Who Did This Little Cowboy Hat-Wearing Girl Grow Up To Play On Soaps?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but we wonder what good is a picture when you can’t recognize the subject? Above is a snapshot of a future star of soaps, but can you guess who this little cowboy hat-wearing girl grew up to be?

Star Of The Soaps

Obviously, this young woman (now all grown up) is either currently starring in, or is an alum of, one of the four remaining daytime dramas – The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless – but that’s probably not enough of a hint.

So try these on for size. She is a soap hopper. She is a Daytime Emmy Award winner. She is an accomplished singer/songwriter with a published album. She has done voice work for animated TV shows. And she is married to a fellow thespian.

But just who can she be? Is this a photograph of Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber Moore, B&B), Kassie DePaiva (ex-Eve Donovan, DAYS), Maura West (Ava Jerome Cassadine, GH), or Sharon Case (Sharon Collins Newman, Y&R)?

Kassie DePaiva

DePaiva certainly checks most of the boxes. She’s appeared in four soaps – Guiding Light (ex-Chelsea Reardon), One Life to Live and GH (ex-Blair Cramer Manning), and DAYS – and she married James DePaiva, her OLTL co-star. She’s also released three CDs full of music. However, she hasn’t voiced an animated character… yet.

Maura West

Aside from her work on GH, West is also known for playing Carly Tenney Snyder on As the World Turns (during which time she won two Daytime Emmy awards) and Diane Jenkins on Y&R. But though she’s married to a former soap alum, Scott DeFreitas (ex-Andy, ATWT), West isn’t a published songstress and she hasn’t lent her pipes to a cartoon character.

Sharon Case

With roles in GH (ex-Dawn Winthrop), ATWT (ex-Debbie Simon), and Y&R, Case can certainly be described as a soap hopper. And her work on the latter serial did result in a win at the 1999 Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony. However, she isn’t today’s featured star.

Adrienne Frantz

After packing her bags and relocating from Michigan to New York City, Frantz launched her acting career. Work in numerous commercials sustained her before she was offered the opportunity to join the inaugural cast of Aaron Spelling’s daytime effort Sunset Beach.

Roughly six months later, she left in order to originate the character of Amber Moore on B&B – a character she would eventually carry over to Y&R. Frantz’s other acting credits include voice-only work in two Nickelodeon series: The Wild Thornberrys and Rugrats.

So, if you guessed that the future star of soaps seen in the image above was Frantz – who won a Daytime Emmy for her work on BB and whose musical offerings can be enjoyed via 2007’s Anomaly album – then you were absolutely correct!

Load more...
Share
Published by
Garren Waldo
Tags: general hospital The Bold and the Beautiful The Young and the Restless

Recent Posts

  • Commentary YR
  • The Young and the Restless

The Groundbreakers: The Road To Mishael Morgan’s Daytime Emmy Win

The Young and the Restless' Mishael Morgan made history last week when she became the… Read More

1 hour ago
  • Days of our Lives
  • Days of Our Lives Spoilers

DAYS Spoilers Speculation: This Is The Trouble Sami Will Get Up To

Rejoice, all, because DAYS spoilers tease that Samantha Brady is back in town and ready… Read More

1 hour ago
  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • The Bold and the Beautiful News

Soap Opera Veteran Kimberlin Brown Celebrates Her Birthday

Kimberlin Brown's triumphant return to daytime on The Bold and the Beautiful has made quite… Read More

1 hour ago
  • General Hospital
  • Polls

General Hospital Deal Breaker: Will Ned’s ELQ Vote Cost Him Olivia?

On General Hospital, Ned Quartermaine wanted to take over ELQ so badly that he voted… Read More

1 hour ago
  • Games

Your Daily YR Jigsaw Challenge

Take the Soap Hub Jigsaw Challenge It’s that time again on Soap Hub – the… Read More

3 hours ago
  • Games

Your Daily DAYS Jigsaw Challenge

Take the Soap Hub Jigsaw Challenge It’s that time again on Soap Hub – the… Read More

3 hours ago