See all soap opera stars who won Best Actress at the Daytime Emmys

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See all soap opera stars who won Best Actress at the Daytime Emmys
Dozens of women have won the Daytime Emmy Award for Best Actress since the award was first handed out by the television academy in 1974. And those winners represent some of the most legendary women and performances of all time. Scroll down to see every winner and who they were nominated against when they prevailed.

Arguably the most famous leading lady in soap opera history, Susan Lucci, only actually won this award once for her signature role as Erica Kane on “All My Children,” though it wasn’t for a lack of trying. In one of the most notorious losing streaks in awards history, she was nominated 19 times before finally prevailing in 1999, and with 21 bids she’s the most nominated performer in the history of this category.

One beloved star wasn’t nominated quite so many times, but she holds the record for the most Best Actress victories: Erika Slezak won
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