Getting their start in the 1930s as radio dramas, soap operas are some of the longest running shows in television history. Many have been on the air for over 40 years, so let’s take a look back at what our favorite soap stars looked like then, as well as now.
Josie Bissett really made a name for herself on the small screen as Jane Andrews Mancini during the original 7 year run on Melrose Place from 1992 to 1999. She briefly reprised the role in 2009 revival of the TV show, though she had already moved on to bigger and better things. Beginning in 2008, she began appearing as Kathleen Bowman in ABC Family show, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which starred Shailene Woodley as the main character and Molly Ringwald as her mother.