20 (Okay 22!) Oscar Winners Who Appeared on Soaps!
No. 12 Kathy Bates, The Doctors, One Life to Live and All My Children
The year 1990’s winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress, Kathy Bates has the distinction of being the only Oscar winner on our list to have appeared in not one, not two, but three daytime soap operas! Before Bates was inflicting Misery on James Caan, she was appearing as Phyllis in NBC’s The Doctors (1977), Evelyn Maddox in One Life to Live (1984) and Erica Kane's (Susan Lucci) prison bully Belle Bodelle in All My Children (1984). Now how do you like those Fried Green Tomatoes?!