Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Sweeney penned a heartfelt good-bye letter to her fans on Facebook. These viewers watched Sami (and Ali) grow up, starting as a confused teen with an oh-so-trendy-back-then side ponytail that prompted on-screen mom, Deidre Hall (Marlena) to dub her Pebbles. She soon became a much-married mother of four (including a set of twins by different fathers), then a grandmother (!) who took over multinational corporations, with a brief stint on death row along the way.
But while it’s rare for an actress to go from ingénue to a leading lady on a soap opera - due to daytime’s insatiable itch to SORAS (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome) their adorable tots into sexy sirens ASAP - it does happen periodically. Alison Sweeney is just one example of an actress growing with her role.
Check out some of our other favorites from GH, OLTL, SFT and more at: http://community.ew.com/2014/11/04/heroines-who-grew-up-on-their-soaps/
Posted by Alina Adams at 5:53 AM