Fast Facts

  • Lived in Hollywood as a child but spoke only German until she was 5 years old.
  • Wanted to be an actress from childhood; her father was a Tony winner.
  • At 17, was one of the youngest students accepted to London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
  • Was a member of the Milwaukee Repertory Company for three seasons.
  • Joined the cast of One Life to Live as Victoria Lord in 1971 despite having never seen the show and having never acted on TV; celebrated her 40th anniversary on the series in 2011.
  • Inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Silver Circle (in recognition of achievements in television of 25 years or more) in 2002.
  • Received Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series six times (1984, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2005).
  • Nickname is Ricci.


  • Amanda Elizabeth Davies — Daughter
  • Brian Davies — Husband
  • Johanna Slezak — Mother
  • Michael Lawrence Davies — Son
  • Leo Slezak — Grandfather
  • Leo Slezak — Brother
  • Ingrid Slezak — Sister
  • Margaret Slezak — Aunt
  • Walter Slezak — Father


  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (1966)


  • Birth Name: Erika Alma Hermina Slezak
  • Birth Place: Hollywood, CA
  • Profession: Actor

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