The soap that introduced Erica Kane and her many husbands to the masses launched on Jan. 5, 1970, and won a number of Best Drama Emmys along the way. Set in Pine Valley, a fictional East Coast burb, `AMC' was created by the prolific Agnes Nixon and has been a soap with a social conscience, tackling issues like addiction, abortion and homosexuality. In fact, it featured daytime's first lesbian kiss, between Erica's daughter Bianca and con woman Lena Kundera, who later stole her heart.

Former Cast

Susan Lucci Erica Kane
Ruth Warrick Phoebe English Tyler Wallingford
Michael E. Knight Tad Martin
Kathy Bates Belle Bodelle
Carol Burnett Verla Grubbs
Lacey Chabert Bianca Montgomery
Walt Willey Jackson Montgomery
Kim Delaney Jenny Gardner
Lauren Holly Julie Rand
Kelly Ripa Hayley Vaughn
Holland Taylor Jill Ollinger
Alexa Havins Babe Chandler
Jacob Young JR Chandler
Eva La Rue Maria Santos
Rebecca Budig Greenlee Lavery
Bobbie Eakes Krystal Carey Chandler
Cameron Mathison Ryan Lavery
Aiden Turner Aidan Devane
Olga Sosnovska Lena Kundera
Colin Egglesfield Joshua Madden
Justin Bruening Jamie Martin
Kelli Giddish Di Henry
Michael B. Jordan Reggie Montgomery
Sydney Penny Julia Santos Keefer
Leven Rambin Lily Montgomery/Ava Benton
Brent Weber Sean Montgomery
Mario Van Peebles Samuel Woods
David Rasche Rob Gardner
Michael Scaleri Dr. Joseph 'Jake' Martin Jr.
Michael Brainard Dr. Joseph 'Jake' Martin Jr.
Michael Lowry Dr. Joseph 'Jake' Martin Jr.
J. Eddie Peck Dr. Joseph 'Jake' Martin Jr.
Ricky Paull Goldin Dr. Joseph 'Jake' Martin Jr.
Yaya DaCosta Cassandra Foster
Beth Ehlers Taylor Thompson
Jamie Luner Liza Colby
JR Martinez Brot Monroe
Natalie Hall Colby Chandler
Haley Evans Miranda Montgomery
Daniel Cosgrove Scott Chandler
Josh Duhamel Leo du Pres