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17 Celebrities Who Started on Soap Operas

Demi Moore

For her first 19 years, her name was Demetria Guynes, but then she married musician Freddy Moore and took the name that most recognize today. In 1982, Demi beat out thousands of actors for the role of Jackie Templeton on General Hospital. She was an instant sensation as a sassy reporter who went to great lengths to get a scoop. She left daytime TV in 1983, eventually starring in such feature films as Ghost, Indecent Proposal, and A Few Good Men.