Kristian Alfonso

Kristian Alfonso


9/5/1964, Brockton, Massachusetts

Birth Name

Kristian-Joy Alfonso


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Kristian Alfonso born on September 5, 1964, has successfully made the transition from starring roles on television, in both the daytime and prime time arena, to feature films. In 1994, Kristian returned to Days of our Lives as a woman of mystery whose true identity was finally revealed…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Two years to being cast as Hope on Days of our Lives, Kristian had auditioned for the part who when to Tammy Taylor at that time.

    • During her Days of Our Lives screen-test, Kirstian fell down the stairs in the Horton house.

    • Kristian launched her own clothing line, 'Hope by Kristian Alfonso'. Her clothing line will make its HSN debut on July 23, 2007. Kristian then branched out into jewellery making, naming her costume jewellery line after the character that made her famous: it is called Hope, Faith and Miracles. It will feature pieces in the shape of the Fleur de Lis, which you can spot Hope wearing on screen in Days Of Our Lives.

    • Kristin appeared in an Avon commercial for the fragrance, 'Blue Rush', with her on-screen husband Peter Reckell. They appeared in their Days Of Our Lives characters as Bo and Hope.

    • When Kristian married her husband, Simon McCauley, in her hometown of Boston in 1987, she wore the dress that Hope wore in her and Bo's 1985 London wedding.

    • Kristian's dislikes include: liver, kidney, housework, ironing, laundry, traffic and airplane delays.

    • Kristian would love to star in more romantic comedies.

    • Kristian describes her best quality as her loyalty, and her worst quality as her impatience. The qualities she likes most in a man are strength and sensitivity and in a woman, independence. Kristian lists her father as her hero.

    • If Kristian couldn't be an actor, she'd choose to do something in a field that involves helping children.

    • Kristian is an avid gardener - something that often surprises her new aquaintenances.

    • Kristian supports the Los Angeles Lakers.

    • Kristian's favorite holiday destination is Rome.

    • Kristian's favorite singer is James Ingram and her favorite band are the Gipsy Kings.

    • Kristian's favorite movies are It Happened One Night and Gone With The Wind. The X-Files remains her favorite tv program.

    • Kristian appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine in 1979. By the time she was 15-years-old, she had appeared on the cover of more than thirty magazines.

    • Kristian graduated from Brockton High School in Massachusetts in 1982.

    • Kristian has green eyes and lists her feet as the part of her appearance she dislikes the most.

    • Kristian's Awards:
      1985 - Daytime Emmy Award (Outstanding Ingenue)
      1985 - Soap Opera Digest Award (Outstanding Actress)
      1996 - Soap Opera Digest Award (Hottest Female)
      2000 - Soap Opera Digest Award (Favorite Actress)

      1984 - Soap Opera Digest Award (Female Newcomer)
      1996 - Soap Opera Update Award (Best Days Actress)
      1997 - Soap Opera Update Award (Best Days Actress)
      1999 - Soap Opera Digest Award (Hottest Female)

    • Kristian married Simon Macauley in 1987. Together they had one son, Gino, who was born in October 1990. Kristian and Simon divorced in 1991. Kristian married Danny Daggenhurst on 13 October 2001 and gave birth to son Jack, in July 2002. His full name is Jack Tassis Daggenhurst and is named after his dad's father. His name is Tassis.

    • At the age of 13, Kristian won a gold medal at the Junior Olympic Figure Skating championships.

  • Quotes

    • Kristian: (talking about Blue Rush, a perfume she's advertising) The scent is clean and fresh. It's intoxicating -- just like Bo and Hope's love story!

    • Kristian: I've always loved fleur-de-lis. They're beautiful and have always [symbolized] life to me.

    • Kristian: (on Jason Cook, who played her son on Days Of Our Lives) Jason brought many facets to the character, which made it enjoyable for me to work with him. I expect great things from him in the future.

    • Kristian: (on the Days Of Our Lives storyline that sees her young son killed) It's gut-wrenching. Emotionally, this is the hardest story I've ever had to do. I've been crying fir three straight weeks.

    • Kristian: I wish I could say I know some secret for losing weight, but there really is no magic pill. There is only one way to do it: Eating sensibly and exercising regularly.