Eva Longoria, Hayden Panettiere and More: From Soaps to Stardom

by at . Comments

Ali Lohan might not believe this, but there was a time when wanna-be celebrities couldn't just appear on a reality show or make a sex tape and earn instant fame.

Hopeful actors had to - gasp! - work for their success. The most popular forum in which future stars built their careers? The soap opera. Here's a look at a few big names that weren't always on the big screen marquee.

For years, they were simply hopping from daytime bed to daytime bed...

  • Hayden Panettiere - One Life to Live (1994-97); Guiding Light (1996-2000)
  • Snoop Dogg - Remixed One Life to Live theme; Guest-starred, May 2008

The new Dogg pound: Snoop on the set of One Life to Live.

  • Demi Moore - General Hospital (1982-83)
  • Tori Spelling - Beverly Hills, 90210 (perpetually)
  • Marisa Tomei - As the World Turns (1983-1985)
  • Meg Ryan - As the World Turns (1982-84)
Tags: ,
Like Us On Facebook

More From The Hollywood Gossip


13 Celebrity Text Messaging Scandals: Unsend! Unsend!

These 13 celebrity text message scandals prove that sometimes it's just best to put your phone down. Seriously. Just put it down.

Hayden Panettiere Bikini Photo Shows Major Cleavage, Proof of Baby Boy on Board?

Hayden Panettiere's amazing bikini photo as seen here shows that she is expecting a boy ... right? Check it out and see what we mean!

27 Stars Who Love to Play the Field: When Sports and Celebrity Collide!

These 27 celebrities have dated professional athletes. Some even got married to them!

17 Celebrity Boob Oglers: BUSTED!

Check out these 17 examples of people staring at famoys boobs or those with famous boobs being stared at.