Don't look down on soap operas: Some of today's biggest stars got started there. ETOnline rounds up 10 such actors. A sampling:
- Julianne Moore: Played a dual role, half-sisters Sabrina and Frannie Hughes, on As the World Turns from 1985 to 1988—and even won a Daytime Emmy.
- Meg Ryan: She also starred on As the World Turns, as Betsy Stewart, from 1982 to 1984.
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- Kevin Bacon: He starred on Guiding Light, as Tim "TJ" Werner, from 1980 to 1981.
- Susan Sarandon: For one year, 1970, she portrayed Patrice Kahlman on A World Apart.
- Demi Moore: Before she started her film career, Moore played reporter Jackie Templeton on General Hospital for one year.
, including the actor who played the first gay teen ever portrayed on a soap.