Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden then and now

The Young and the Restless' Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) and Eric Braeden (Victor) then and now.

Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS.; CBS Photo Archive (inset).

A toast to 11 soap legends who have been gracing our screens for the past 30-plus years.

By Nate Millado

For years both The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautifulhave captivated Daytime fans with twists, turns, hookups, breakups, and makeups. But a big reason dedicated, decades-long fans are still glued to their screens is the characters they've come to love—and love to hate. These 11 legends have become synonymous with their soap counterparts.

Watch The Young and the Restless weekdays on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Watch The Bold and the Beautiful weekdays on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

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