The Daytime Emmys are a little over two months away and your favorite stars are getting ready as we get closer to when the final nominees are announced.
So, it’s also time for Soap Hub to bring you a little Emmy trivia again. Do you know which leading lady has taken home the most gold for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series?
Is it Maura West, Susan Flannery, Deidre Hall, Jess Walton, Susan Lucci, or Erika Slezak?
Maura West has won Emmys for her roles on both As The World Turns and General Hospital. With 10 nominations, she won the Emmy three times, in 2007 and 2010 as Carly Tenney on ATWT, and in 2015 as Ava Jerome on GH. However, she is not the record breaker.
While Susan Flannery was an Emmy pioneer, winning the Outstanding Lead Actress award in 1975 as Laura Spencer Horton on Days of Our Lives, it took her 25 more years to win again. She earned wins in 2000, 2002, and 2003 as Stephanie Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, but also doesn’t hold the record in this category.
Deidre Hall has been nominated for her role as Marlena on DAYS three times–in 1980, 1984, and 1985. Despite her amazing longevity with the soap, she’s never taken home an Emmy.
The Young and the Restless star Jess Walton earned two Outstanding Supporting Actress nominations and won once in this category in 1991. She also earned four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress and won once in 1997. This does not make her the record holder.
Susan Lucci was known for years as the actress who was always nominated but never won for her role of Erica Kane on All My Children. She earned a whopping 21 nominations and finally won on the 19th try in 1999. She was nominated two more times in 2001 and 2002, and never won again.
And then there is One Life to Live star Erika Slezak, who was nominated nine times for her role as Victoria Lord (and her many alters). She won six out of those nine times, making her the record holder in the Outstanding Lead Actress category.