‘Bold and the Beautiful’: Don Diamont Was the First Daytime Actor Named One of People’s ‘Most Beautiful People’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Don Diamont on the red carpet

There’s all the time been a divide between the world of daytime tv and people of Hollywood’s primetime and movie stars. One want look no additional than the disastrous efforts to seek out an viewers for the Daytime Emmys prior to now. More trendy efforts have merely put the awards program on-line, marking a transparent separation in manufacturing degree and enthusiasm between it and the primetime Emmy awards. 

Occasionally, although, an actor from the daytime tv world is ready to break by to the extra acclaimed (and a few may say snobbier) primetime world. That’s the case for long-time cleaning soap opera actor Don Diamont. In truth, he made daytime TV historical past when he was the primary cleaning soap star to be named one among People‘s Most Beautiful People. 

Don Diamont has a long-running cleaning soap opera profession

Don Diamont on the red carpet
Don Diamont | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Diamont received his begin in performing with a small half on Days of Our Lives again in 1984. In 1985, he joined the solid of The Young and the Restless enjoying Brad Carlton, the son of Arthur and Rebecca Carlton. His character was on the present persistently till 1996 after which got here again once more from 1998 till 2009 when he died a hero saving Noah Newman from a watery grave. 

Shortly after his character was killed off, he was employed to play a newly revealed character on The Bold and the Beautiful. Appearing because the egocentric and despicable Bill Spencer, Jr., Diamont has continued on this function ever since. 

Don Diamont’s beauty helped him rise to fame

Diamont is well-known for his placing beauty. It’s broadly believed that his beautiful look helped him rise from the minor function of a gardener to a serious power as a businessman on The Young and Restless. His attraction, charisma, and sheer handsomeness helped propel him to the entrance of storylines and preserve him there for greater than three a long time. 

In 1990, People took notice of Diamont’s outstanding attractiveness by inserting him on their 50 Most Beautiful People record. While Diamont didn’t win (that distinction went to Michelle Pfeiffer, who would win the award for a second time in 1999), he was the primary daytime cleaning soap opera actor to ever be included on the record. 

The ‘Most Beautiful’ record prefers primetime stars

Over the years, primetime stars have positively crammed People’s “Most Beautiful” record extra usually than daytime actors. Even although People expanded the record from 50 to 100 in 2006, daytime cleaning soap opera stars have struggled to interrupt by into this mainstream recognition. The journal has by no means given the highest honor to somebody from the daytime performing world — although it has awarded each Pfeiffer and Julia Roberts the excellence twice!)

Diamont just isn’t the one daytime actor who has managed to make it onto the record of contenders, although. In 1995, Vanessa Marcil was named among the many different most stunning stars. While Courtney Cox would wind up profitable, Marcil, an actor on General Hospital, did break into the mainstream. 

Meanwhile, General Hospital‘s Ryan Paevey and The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Mario Lopez each made it onto the record for People‘s “Sexiest Man Alive” problem in 2014. We can also’t neglect in regards to the stars who made the leap from the daytime performing world into the primetime one.

Michael B. Jordan was as soon as a solid member on All My Children, and Chris Hemsworth previously performed on the Australian cleaning soap Home and Away. Both males received nods as potentials for the “Sexist Man” title that 12 months as properly.

As for Diamont, his notable beauty and years of working arduous to behave on a number of exhibits has amassed him a web price of round $four million in addition to the excellence of having the ability to say he’s appeared on the quilt of Playgirl.

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