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.

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Don't get us wrong.

If we looked like Eva Longoria, we'd check ourselves out every chance we got. So we understand what Mrs. Tony Parker is doing in the photo below.

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Eva Longoria is one of the most beautiful women in the world. She may not be up to Marisa Miller standards, at least not according to Maxim's Hot 100 of 2008, but let's just say we go to bed at night cursing Tony Parker.

Still, the Desperate Housewives star isn't doing herself any favors with the dress below. No one on The Hollywood Gossip staff is a fashion expert, but is the peacock look really in?

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During the San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Hornets playoff game last night, one New Orleans fan came up with a creative way to distract point guard Tony Parker:

This Eva Longoria cut-out must have worked: Parker's Spurs lost to the Hornets, 101-79. They're down three games to two in the series.

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Eva Longoria Biography

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Eva Longoria Quotes

Anybody in their right mind is for Obama. [As for Sarah Palin], I like her. I think she's smart and intelligent. I don't think I would want her running the country...I'm not going to vote for her because she's a woman. We disagree on a lot of issues and that's why I support Obama and Biden.

Eva Longoria

If I have two hours before I have to go to set, I will run to the spa and get a massage and sit in the jacuzzi.

Eva Longoria