Where Are They Now? Your Favorite ’70s and ’80s Soap Stars

Amnesia. Kidnappings. Assumed identities. Affairs. The world of daytime soaps is so bizarre that we just can’t get enough of it. From The Young and the Restless to Days of Our Lives and General Hospital, these shows have been competing for our affection for decades.

Some actors have been in their roles for years, while others have moved on to pastures new. Join us as we take a look at some famous faces of your favorite soap operas to see what they’re up to these days.

Kathryn Leigh Scott – Dark Shadows

Kathryn Leigh Scott
Photo by (R) Film Favorites/Getty Images (L) Andrew Toth/FilmMagic
Photo by (R) Film Favorites/Getty Images (L) Andrew Toth/FilmMagic

Dark Shadows was a niche program in a different vein to the other soap operas of its day. The gothic show focused on a family of vampires, with Kathryn Leigh Scott playing several characters. Scott left the show in 1970, going on to have roles in Dial M for Murder and Hawaii Five-O.

Although she has remained fairly active in the industry, Scott turned her hand to publishing when she launched Pomegranate Press in 1985. Focusing on books related to the entertainment industry, Scott has used the platform to release several of her own works, including The Bunny Years and Down and Out in Beverly Heels.