Susan Lucci is an exceptional celebrity who wears different hats as an actress, a TV host, author, and an entrepreneur. She is popular for playing Erica Kane on All My Children – an ABC daytime drama that aired from 1970 to 2011. For her role on the TV series, she won several awards including an Emmy Award.
Lucci has worked on several other TV-movie projects as well and has been decorated with a myriad of honors and awards. TV Guide, Los Angeles Times and New York Times once named her “Daytime’s Leading Lady” and the highest paid actor in daytime TV. She has been endorsed as a Disney legend, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, named one of VH1’s 200 Top Icons of All-Time and as one of Barbara Walters‘s Ten Most Fascinating People, we could go on and go to list her achievements in the entertainment industry but Susan Lucci is not limited in this field alone; she has also made her impact felt in the business world. As an entrepreneur, she owns her own line of hair and skin care products, perfumes, and lingerie called The Susan Lucci Collection. Learn more about the outstanding woman below:
Who is Susan Lucci and How Old Is She?
Susan was born in Scarsdale, New York, on December 23, 1946, to Jeanette and Victor Lucci. Her father, a building contractor is of Italian ancestry, and her mom is of French, Swedish, and German ancestry.
She attended high school in New York at Garden City High School, Garden City, New York. After graduating from high school in 1964, she headed to Marymount College, where she bagged a degree in drama in 1968. Lucci is not an only child, she has an older brother named James.
She has always been a lover of TV soaps and series from childhood and it was this love that led her to study Drama at Marymount College after high school. In 1970 at the age of twenty-four, Susan Lucci began playing Erica Kane on the ABC daytime drama soap opera All My Children, that aired on the network for over four decades (1970-2011).
Playing the ever-scandalous character of Erica Kane in the series, earned Lucci nineteen Emmy Awards nominations and one win in 1999. The role also earned her the title as the most popular character in the history of soap opera. In 2013, TV Guide included her in their list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time after naming her the most famous soap opera character in the history of daytime TV.
In 2005, Susan Lucci won the Gracie Allen Awards for Outstanding Female Lead in a Daytime Drama for her role as Kane. The series earned her other awards like the People’s Choice Awards, Soap Opera Digest Awards, New York Women in Film & Television Awards, etc. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in addition to being named one of VH1’s 200 Top Icons of All-Time, one of Barbara Walters’s Ten Most Fascinating People, and endorsed as a Disney legend.
Susan also starred in films and TV series like Mafia Princess, Young Doctors in Love, Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, Dallas, Ebbie, Hope & Faith, etc. She has not only been on the big screen as an actress but also as a host. The actress has anchored several shows including Saturday Night Live and Deadly Affairs. She competed in Dancing with the Stars Season 7 with Tony Dovolani as her dance partner.
Lucci is also an entrepreneur with her own line of hair and skin care products, perfumes, lingerie called The Susan Lucci Collection. She has also authored an autobiography All My Life: A Memoir.
What is Her Net Worth?
Susan Lucci made a lot of money starring in ABC daytime drama, All My Children. As of 1991, her annual take-home salary was over a million dollars which increased over the years until the series ended in September 2011.
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Her net worth is currently estimated at $60 million; this is a combination of earnings from her acting career, event hosting, business ventures and sale of her book.
Other Facts About Susan Lucci
The actress has been married to Austrian businessman Helmut Huber since September 1969.
- Kids and Grandchildren
They have two children together; her daughter Liza Huber took to acting like her mom. She played Gwen Hotchkiss on the daytime soap Passions but had to retire from acting in 2008 to spend time with her family. Her son Andreas Huber is an aspiring golfer.
Having been married for such a long time and having had kids who are all grown-ups, Susan Lucci has become a grandmother with five grandchildren.
- Charitable Activities
Susan Lucci is a supporter of a New York child-care agency which provides foster care and adoption; the agency is called Little Flowers Children’s Services.
- Her Height and Weight
She stands at a height of 1.55 m of 5 feet 4 inches. At this height, she weighs only about 43 kg or 95 lbs.
- Body Measurements and Dress Size
She has a bust size of 33 inches, a waist size of 24 inches while her hips are 35 inches. Susan wears size 34B bra size while her dress size is US 2-4 with size US 7 for her shoes.