16 Stars Who Started Out on Soaps

Take a look back at the celebs whose careers were launched on daytime TV (17 Photos)

Ishaw Thorpe on Nov 27, 2013 at 2:30PM

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16 Stars Who Started Out on Soaps

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Meg Ryan

We all remember that she really enjoyed her deli order in 1989's Harry Met Sally, but Meg Ryan first displayed her trademark enthusiasm as Betsy Stewart Andropoulos on As the World Turns, from 1982-1984. The Golden Globe nominee went on to become one of the most bankable romantic-comedy stars of the '80s and '90s -- not surprising, since Betsy's touching 1984 wedding to Steve Andropoulos (Frank Runyeon, pictured) reaped the second-highest ratings in soap history! In 2012, she was featured on the documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

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