BEFORE THEY WERE NEWMANS
Melody Thomas Scott joined the cast of The Young & the Restless as Nikki in 1979. Eric Braeden followed as Victor in 1980.
Both, however, had long and illustrious careers in movies and prime-time television prior to that.
Scott made her feature film debut in the thriller, Marnie, in 1964, playing the title character as a child in flashbacks.
Six years later, in 1970, Braeden went toe-to-toe with an arrogant (and eerily Victor Newman-like) computer in Colossus: The Forbidden Project for his first starring movie role.
Check out both below!
Melody Thomas Scott (about 6:00 in)