Susan Lucci (Erica Kane on All My Children)
Current Character: Erica Kane
Birthplace: Born in Scarsdale, New York, USA
Marital Status: Married; Helmut Huber (September 13, 1969)
Born in Scarsdale, New York, Susan Lucci is one of the most recognized soap stars ever. She's sexy, conniving, scheming temptress who seems to have the ability to wrap men around her fingers!
During her long and sensational career on All My Children, Ms. Lucci grew from a troubled teen to international beauty. Her character forever in the fast lane of life, has had eight marriages, been kidnapped, stared down a grizzly, pretended to be a nun, survived a plane crash, attempted a nail biting rescue of one of her lovers from prison and even driven a race car. That is some incredible life Erica Kane has had over the 36 years on AMC.
With countless, remarkable Emmy nominations as Lead Actress, it became a count down each year wondering if the forever "woman you love to hate" character Erica would ever receive the award. With 22 most likely being her lucky number, it was in 1999 that Ms. Lucci finally received her just reward, a Daytime Emmy for Lead Actress which of course, was truly long over due.
People wonder if there is anything Erica Kane and Susan Lucci have in common. Fans of AMC would agree that the dedication to pursuing "their" career would be the biggest thing. Starring in All My Children since 1970, Ms. Lucci has far more than All My Children to her credits. She starred in prime time television shows like "French Silk", "Between Love and Hate", "The Woman who Sinned" and "Double Edge". She's had roles in "Dallas", "Saturday Night Live", "Haunted by Her Past" and appeared in the feature film "Young Doctors in Love".
Susan has also achieved success off-screen. In 1991, the famed actress met with quick success when she launched the Susan Lucci Collection of beauty products, marketed through a home shopping cable channel.
When "All My Children" premiered on January 5, 1970, Susan Lucci was a student at New York's Marymount College. Now she has a son and a daughter, and although she is just as glamorous as her alter ego, the similarities end there. Susan and her husband currently reside in a suburb of New York City, where she enjoys the finer things in life
All My Children - Erica Kane (1970 to Present)
Jacqueline Karr (2004)
Blood on Her Hands - Isabelle (1998)
Seduced and Betrayed - Victoria Landers (1995)
Ebbie - Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge (1995)
French Silk - Claire Laurent (1994)
Between Love and Hate - Vivian (1993)
Double Edge - Maggie Dutton/Carmen Moore (1992)
The Woman Who Sinned - Victoria Robeson (1991)
Dallas - Sheila Foley (Hillary Taylor) (1990-1991)
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (1999)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Leading Actress (1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Leading Actress (2004, 2005, 2006)
People Magazine Best Soap Actress (1985)
Soap Opera Digest Editor's Award Outstanding Contribution to Daytime Television (1988)
Canadian TV Guide People's Choice Award for Best Soap Actress
Italian-American Welfare League 's "Woman of the Year" (1989)
American Academy of Achievement Award (1991)
People's Choice Outstanding Leading Actress (1992)
Soap Opera Digest Outstanding Lead Actress (1993)
Soap Opera Update Best Actress (1997)
Soap Opera Update Nominee, Best Actress (1998)
Soap Opera Digest Outstanding Lead Actress (1995)