- Has portrayed The Bold and the Beautiful matriarch Stephanie Forrester since the show's 1987 debut.
- A perennial Daytime Emmy favorite for her work on The Bold and the Beautiful, she won the award for Best Actress in 2000, '02 and '03. She also won in 1975 for her portrayal of Dr. Laura Horton on Days of Our Lives.
- Her work behind the camera on The Bold and the Beautiful has garnered her Directors Guild Award nominations.
- 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series: Nominee
- 1975, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Winner
- Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, United States (BFA in Theater); attended Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States