Top 10 Actresses of 2007
1. Beth Ehlers, Guiding Light
2. Catherine Hickland, One Life to Live
3. Melody Thomas Scott, Young and Restless
4. Alicia Minshew, All My Children
5. Erika Slezak, One Life to Live
6. Susan Flannery & Katherine Kelly Lang, Bold & Beautiful
7. Kirsten Storms, General Hospital
8. Deidre Hall, Days of Our Lives
9. Maura West, As the World Turns
10. Gina Tognoni, Guiding Light
Beth Ehlers, GL (Harley Cooper Aituro) - This lady doesn’t get enough credit. Not only did she sell us on Harley the independent woman, Harley the Devoted Mom/Sister/Daughter and Harley of the Panic Attacks, her turn as Irna Phillips during the GL flashback episode was scarily good.
Catherine Hickland, OLTL (Lindsey Rappaport)- Not only do we love Ron Carlivati for revitalizing OLTL, we love him for putting the luminous and endlessly fascinating Lindsey in a murder mystery that actually made sense. And we couldn’t take our eyes from Catherine’s riveting performance.
Melody Thomas Scott, Y&R (Nikki Newman) - it takes a brave actress to appear on screen for days on end with greasy hair and no makeup. MTS knew it was the right choice to portray a frantic mother worried about her child. We also loved Nikki going toe to toe with her formidable and ruthless husband, Victor.
Alicia Minshew, AMC (Kendall Hart Slater)- Watching her try to spin gold out of the crap the AMC writers were giving her was painful but she made it work. Almost.
Erika Slezak, OLTL (Victoria Lord) - Not only is she my hero for calling Dena Higley out on her ish, but she’s like totally good.
Susan Flannery & Katherine Kelly Lang, B&B (Stephanie Forrester, Brooke Logan) - How can you include one and not the other this year? The feud went beyond petty into downright horrible with Brooke’s rape and the aftermath. These two were consistently amazing.
Kirsten Storms, GH (Maxie Jones) - What is it about Days actors being so good in other roles? Kirsten rocks Maxie’s fierceness as well as hints at her vulnerable, insecure side.
Deidre Hall, Days (Marlena Evans Black) - From tearing grief to consoling mother to worthy adversary, Deidre showed how masterful she can be when she’s allowed.
Maura West, ATWT (Carly Tenney) - just because she’s awesome and the show is terrible without her.
Gina Tognoni, GL (Dinah Marler) - watching the first scenes after Dinah lost her memory was so realistic it was hard to watch. Seeing Dinah struggle with remembering how to turn a doorknob? Heartbreaking.