DC's Top 10 Female Entertainers of 2012
No. 9: Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful
WIth Susan Flannery having left The Bold and the Beautiful after 25 years of solid service, it's now up to Heather Tom to provide meaty, gut-wrenching performances to offset some of the frothy sudser's sillier offerings. Tom proved she was up to the task at hand in 2012, as Katie Logan Spencer—the long-suffering heroine she portrays—dealt with a surprise, life-threatening pregnancy, an ever-scheming husband and postpartum depression.
Tom has a way of inspiring visceral sympathy pangs in viewers, as we watch Katie suffer and suffer and suffer some more. While we wouldn't mind seeing the scrappiest of the Logan sisters in a few lighthearted stories in 2013, Tom just might be the greatest tragedian currently working in daytime soaps.