Credit: B&B is one of Mrs. Bell's many accomplishments. (

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is giving the co-creator of Bold and the Beautiful a Lifetime Achievement Award — and with good reason! She and her husband, the late William J. Bell, created CBS ratings giants, The Young and the Restless and its sister soap B&B over the course of their amazing careers in television. Mrs. Bell has served as a story consultant for both shows, often making sure that the storylines shed light on social issues that touch the viewers’ lives.