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