The big break — every actor has one. It’s the part that puts them on the map. And, although you may know some of your favorite THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL actors only from their current roles — and might even assume that those were their big breaks — they may not be the gigs that set them down the path to soap stardom.
Check out the photo-filled flashbacks in the gallery below and see how many of these debuts you can remember — and how many come as a surprise.
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This story originally appeared in our print magazine