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Soap characters who were played by multiple actors

Kristyn Burtt is an LA-based entertainment reporter who has covered everything from 'Dancing With the Stars' to the Oscars. If she’s not on the red carpet, she’s at home in yoga pants watching Netflix and eating potato chips.

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Replacement actors for soap characters

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Replacement actors for soap characters

Kate Mansi has already left Days of Our Lives and the search is on for a new actress to fill the big shoes left by the daytime star. Who will be the next Abigail Deveraux? Fans will have to wait, but here's a look back at few other famous replacements — some that were successful and others not so much.

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Malcolm Winters #2

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Malcolm Winters #2

Family Matters star Darius McCrary came in to replace Moore for two years until Moore returned to the soap.

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Jennifer Smith

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Jennifer Smith

Lisa Marie was the first actress to play Luke Spencer's (Anthony Geary) former fiancée on General Hospital.

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Jennifer Smith #2

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Jennifer Smith #2

It's hard to imagine, but GH cast Roseanne Barr as the Jennifer Smith replacement.

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Jennifer Smith #3

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Jennifer Smith #3

If you thought Barr was a stretch, the third actress to play the character was Gilmore Girls star Sally Struthers.

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Eric Brady

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Eric Brady

Jensen Ackles was really good as Eric Brady on Days of Our Lives.

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Eric Brady #2

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Eric Brady #2

But Greg Vaughan really dug into the role when he took over on DOOL

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Abigail Deveraux #4

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Abigail Deveraux #4

Jillian Clare followed two sets of twins and Megan Corletto as Abigail Deveraux on DOOL.

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Abigail Deveraux #5

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Abigail Deveraux #5

Ashley Benson was the fifth actress to portray Abigail Deveraux on screen.

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Abigail Deveraux #6

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Abigail Deveraux #6

Kate Mansi is exiting her DOOL role, and the next actress will have big shoes to fill. 

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Victoria & Marley Hudson

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Victoria & Marley Hudson

Ellen Wheeler had a juicy and Emmy-Award-winning role on Another World as twins Victoria and Marley Hudson.

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Victoria & Marley Hudson #2

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Victoria & Marley Hudson #2

Replacements can be good or wacky, but Anne Heche nailed it as the twins with her own Emmy win. 

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Liza Colby

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Liza Colby

Marcy Walker made her mark as Liza Colby on All My Children.

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Liza Colby #2

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Liza Colby #2

Jamie Luner was fantastic on Melrose Place, but it wasn't a perfect fit on All My Children.

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