Over the years, an array of both amazing and awful mothers have graced the small soap opera screen. They’re often the hearts of their households, and through their dedication and love, they hold their families together.
Soap Hub asked you to pick your all time favorite soap opera mom, and the results are in!
Greatest of All Time
The votes have been tallied, and Days of Our Lives (DOOL) matriarch Alice Horton is the greatest soap opera mom of all time, according to fans. An original cast member, Frances Reid portrayed the Horton family matriarch from 1965 until her death in 2010, although her last airdate was for Christmas 2007.
This loving mother became famous for her delicious donuts, and once they even helped Roman escape from prison! She stayed devoted to her husband Tom from 1930 to his death in 1994 and beyond.
Her five children, Thomas, Adelaide, Michael, William, and Marie blessed her with 10 grandchildren who then created 10 great-grandchildren and at least 2 great-great-grandchildren. Her legacy is one that lives on throughout all the Days of Our Lives.
Between her tasty sweets and her loving advice, she helped keep her family together for decades, and her absence in Salem still hurts to this day.
While Alice Horton takes the top honors as the greatest soap opera mother of all time, there are other top soap moms who deserve an honorable mention.
They include General Hospital’s (GH) Lila Quartermaine (Anna Lee), The Young and the Restless’s (YR) Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), and The Bold and the Beautiful’s (BB) Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery).
When you consider the mother’s of daytime, who is tops in your book?
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