22 Celebs You Totally Forgot Were On Days of Our Lives

by Sarah Long
Jul 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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Days of Our Lives has been entertaining (and shocking) us for well over 50 years now — and it's no secret that the constant scandals and surprising character deaths lead to a revolving door of cast members. People come, people go, but one thing remains the same: our obsessions with all the crazies of Salem.

DOOL seeps into our lives outside of watching the show, too. How many times have we lost sleep, wondering what tragedy will befall the Horton, Brady and DiMera families next? A ton. And then there are the instances we are watching another show or movie that isn't Days of Our Lives, and we see an actor that we remember from somewhere... but we can't put our finger on where.

Chances are, we're remembering them from DOOL! There's a bevy of famous actors who actually got their start on soaps. These performances may have slipped our minds, but they're super fun to look back on now.

Originally published November 2015. Updated July 2017.

1 /22: Mila Kunis

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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1/22 :Mila Kunis

Kunis appeared in a flashback scene as young Hope in 1994.

2 /22: Andrea Barber

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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2/22 :Andrea Barber

Before she was Kimmy Gibbler on Full House, Barber played Carrie Brady for two episodes in 1983 on Days.

3 /22: Ashley Benson

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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3/22 :Ashley Benson

Pre-Pretty Little Liars stardom, Benson played Abby Deveraux from 2004 to 2007.

4 /22: Jensen Ackles

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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4/22 :Jensen Ackles

Before Supernatural blew up, Ackles played the dreamy Eric Brady from 1998 to 2000.

5 /22: Nikki Deloach

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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5/22 :Nikki Deloach

The Awkward star played Brenda from 2007 to 2009.

6 /22: Tara Reid

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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6/22 :Tara Reid

Reid played a character named Ashley for five episodes in 1995.

7 /22: LeAnn Rimes

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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7/22 :LeAnn Rimes

The singer appeared as Madison for one episode in 1998.

8 /22: Vivica A. Fox

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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8/22 :Vivica A. Fox

Fox played Carmen Silva in 1988.

9 /22: Kyle Richards

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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9/22 :Kyle Richards

The RHOBH played Casey McGraw for three episodes in 2013.

10 /22: Ross Mathews

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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10/22 :Ross Mathews

Mathews appeared as Chris in 15 episodes spanning from 2004 to 2011.

11 /22: Jamie Chung

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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11/22 :Jamie Chung

The Real World alum played Cordy Han for 10 episodes in 2007.

12 /22: Kathie Lee Gifford

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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12/22 :Kathie Lee Gifford

Gifford played Nurse Callahan 1978, way back when she was Kathie Lee Johnson.

13 /22: Pamela Anderson

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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13/22 :Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson played Cindy in 1992.

14 /22: Melinda Clarke

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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14/22 :Melinda Clarke

The OC star played Faith Taylor for 17 episodes from 1989 to 1990.

15 /22: Pat Sajak

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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15/22 :Pat Sajak

The Wheel of Fortune host played Kevin Hathaway in 1983.

16 /22: Lindsay Price

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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16/22 :Lindsay Price

Price played Mary in 1994.

17 /22: Eric Winter

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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17/22 :Eric Winter

Before moving on to shows like Witches of East End and The Mentalist, Winter played Rex from 2002 to 2006.

18 /22: Nancy O'Dell

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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18/22 :Nancy O'Dell

The Entertainment Tonight host played Audrey Simms from 2002 to 2003.

19 /22: Lark Voorhies

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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19/22 :Lark Voorhies

The Saved by the Bell alum played Wendy Reardon for 26 episodes in 1993.

20 /22: Lisa Rinna

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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20/22 :Lisa Rinna

Before she was a reality star, Rinna was Billie Reed from 1992 to 2013.

21 /22: Barry Watson

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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21/22 :Barry Watson

Barry Watson of 7th Heaven fame appeared as Randy in 1990.

22 /22: Greg Plitt

Celebs you totally forgot were on 'Days of Our Lives'
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22/22 :Greg Plitt

The Bravo star, who tragically died in 2015, played Henderson from 2007 to 2008.