3. Lauren Koslow as Kate Roberts, “Days of Our Lives”
It’s hard to remember anyone else played the great Kate, but it’s true. Deborah Adair originated the role and brought that elegant fire to Salem, marrying Victor as a single mother to Lucas–and then realizing Billie and Austin were her long-lost kids. We only saw Adair as Kate when Lauren Koslow took over the role, but in the years she’s brought Kate to life, we barely remember when she had another look and voice. This Kate is still sharp as nails, but somewhat softer. However, if you get in Koslow’s Kate’s way–and watch out Salem.
4. Billy Flynn as Chad DiMera, Days of Our Lives
When DAYS chose to make Chad a leading man rather than a teen, they went to the right place. While we loved Casey Deidrick as the young Chad (who did indeed have a thing for a young Abby), to bring out his true DiMera elegance (and suave side), Billy Flynn fit the bill.
Chad and Abby have become “Chabby,” one of DAYS’ most popular supercouples. With Flynn’s talents and the character’s popularity, we can only hope Marci Miller’s Abby is as talented and memorable as Kate Mansi. and can slip into her shoes and continue the Chabby journey.