Susan Lucci

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Susan Lucci

Born

12/23/1946, Scarsdale, New York, USA

Birth Name

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Erica Kane
7.1
out of 10
User Rating
70 votes

Biography

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Susan Lucci is of Swedish and Italian descent. The 5'3" actress is married to Helmut Huber, and they share two children -- Liza Victoria and Andreas Martin. Susan currently plays the role of Erica Kane on the ABC Soap All My Children.

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Susan appears on the cover of Long Island-based magazine, The Boulevard's August - September 2007 issue.

    • Susan became a grandmother for the first time on her sixtieth birthday (December 23, 2006) when her daughter Liza gave birth to a son, Royce Alexander Hesterberg.

    • Susan is a part of ABC Daytime's A Holiday Affair CD.

    • In October 2006, Susan was trapped in a flooded car during a torrential downpour in the Hamptons area of New York. A passing motorist helped her climb out of the window.

    • Susan received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 making her the first woman to earn a television star based solely on the history of her daytime career.

    • Susan went to Norway as an exchange student in high school.

    • Susan Lucci has naturally curly hair.

    • Susan's date of birth has been highly debated for many years, but in a 2005 interview with Jane Pauley, Lucci stated that she was turning fifty-nine in December of 2005.

    • In 1999, Susan was one of Barbara Walter's 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year.

    • Susan's character of Erica Kane on All My Children had the first legal abortion shown on daytime television in 1973. In 2006, this storyline was changed to where the aborted fetus was implanted into another woman.

    • In 1999, Susan Lucci appeared in the play Annie Get Your Gun as Annie Oakley.

    • VH-1 named Susan as one of the top 200 Icons of All Time.

    • Susan has an older brother named Jimmy, a business management consultant.

    • For years there have been rumors that Susan was the daughter of Phyllis Diller and the sister of Robin Strasser. Susan is not related to either woman.

    • Susan Lucci was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series on twenty-one occasions between 1978 and 2002, but only won once, in 1999. On January 28, 2005, Lucci was awarded a Star on the Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.

    • Susan is one of the original cast members on All My Children, and premiered in the tenth episode of the series, airing January 16, 1970.

    • Susan has been behind two well-known fragrances -- Susan Lucci Invitation, known for it's sensual scent, and LaLucci, a fresher, natural smelling fragrance. LaLucci is available at Wal-Mart.

    • Susan launched her own line of hair care products in 1991, called the Susan Lucci Collection, and marketed through QVC.

    • Susan graduated from Garden City High School in Garden City, New York, in 1964. A cheerleader and an honor student, she was voted Best Actor by her classmates and starred in many of the school productions, including The King and I.

    • With more than twenty Daytime Emmy nominations, Susan has been honored with more acting nominations than any other performer in the history of television, daytime or primetime.

    • Susan has two children with Helmut Huber; daughter Liza Victoria has a degree in film production and stars on NBC's Passions, and son Andreas Martin is a banker.

    • Susan went to Marymount college to study musical theater and after graduating, went to New York to pursue her acting career.

    • Susan married Austrian Helmut Huber on September 13, 1970, nine months after starting on AMC. She had initially met Huber when she was 17 and he 29, but it wasn't until many years later that the two got together.

    • Susan's nickname to friends and family is Looch, and LaLucci to fans because of her status in the daytime genre. She has also been referred to by fans and publications as The Queen of Daytime and Daytime's Leading Lady.

  • Quotes

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Overated but...

    8.0
    Did deserve her Emmy.
  • Susan Lucci plays Erica Kane on All My Children.

    10
    I only started watching All My Children every day a few months ago after I found out that NBC had canceled Passions, and Erica Kane instantly became one of my favorite characters on All My Children. Susan Lucci is so talented, and she plays the role of Erica Kane so well. Susan is definitely one of the best actors in the soap opera business. I'm amazed by the fact that Susan Lucci has been playing the role of Erica ever since 1970 when All My Children began and has never left the show. All in all, Susan Lucci is a very talented actress, and I hope that she stays on All My Children for a very long time.moreless
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