It’s always astounding just how fast life seems to pass by, and nothing is more of a reminder than seeing old episodes of your favorite daytime soaps. Just think, Maurice Benard has been playing Sonny on GENERAL HOSPITAL for nearly 24 years, and Kelly Ripa made her debut as Hayley on ALL MY CHILDREN 27 years ago.
Just for fun, we decided to take a little trip down memory lane and find throwback pics of your fave ABC soap stars on the red carpet. Prepare to be hit by a serious wave of nostalgia!
Click through the gallery to see decade-old photos of actors on the red carpet.
For more on your favorite daytime stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
Laura Wright Kelly Ripa And Rena Sofer
Laura Wright (Carly, GH), Kelly Ripa (Hayley, AMC), and Rena Sofer (Quinn, B&B; ex-Lois, GH)
Laura and Kelly were only 20 years old when this photo was snapped at ABC's First Annual Celebrity Tennis Tournament.
Kristen And Eddie Alderson
Kristen Alderson (ex-Kiki, GH) and Eddie Alderson (Matthew, OLTL)
Kristen was just 11 years old when she went to the 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with her brother, who was 8.
Farah Fath Kirsten Storms
Farah Fath (Gigi, OLTL) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH)
It looks like and Farah and Kirsten, who were both just 22 at the time, had the best time at the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Susan Lucci And David Canary
Susan Lucci (Erica, AMC) and David Canary (Adam, AMC)
Susan was in her late 40s when this pic of her and David (who was in his 50s at the time) was snapped at the taping of THE PHIL DONAHUE SHOW.
Genie Francis Jonathan Jackson Anthony Geary
Genie Francis (Laura, GH), Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, GH), and Anthony Geary (ex-Luke, GH)
Jonathan was just 13 when this pic was snapped at GENERAL HOSPITAL's 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards After Party!
Nancy Lee Grahn Wallace Kurth
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) and Wally Kurth (Ned, GH)
Nancy and her co-star smooched in front of the camera at ABC's GH Fan Day event.
Kelly Ripa Matt Borlenghi
Kelly Ripa (Hayley, AMC) and Matt Borlenghi (Brian, AMC; ex-Ziggy, B&B; ex-Anthony, DAYS)
Kelly and Matt were both in their early 20s when they posed together at the 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Chad Brannon And Maurice Benard
Chad Brannon (ex-Zander, GH) and Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH)
Chad was just 24 years old when this pic was snapped with Maurice at ABC's GH Fan Day event.
Cynthia Preston And Greg Vaughan
Cynthia Preston (ex-Faith, GH) and Greg Vaughan (ex-Lucky, GH; Eric, DAYS)
Cynthia posed with Greg at the GH Fan Luncheon.
Jonathan Jackson Rebecca Herbst
Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, GH) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth, GH)
Jonathan was 16 years old when he posed with Rebecca, who was just 21, at the BASEketball premiere.
Julie Berman And Kirsten Storms
Julie Berman (ex-Lulu, GH) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH)
The actresses were both 25 years old when they posed together at the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Alicia Minshew And Rebecca Budig
Alicia Minshew (Kendall, AMC) and Rebecca Budig (Greenlee, AMC; Hayden, GH)
Alicia and Rebecca were in their late 20s when they attended the Soap Opera Digest Awards.
Eva La Rue Cameron Matheson
Eva La Rue (Maria, AMC) and Cameron Matheson (Ryan, AMC)
The costars were in their mid 30s when they were snapped together at the 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Jacob Young And Rebecca Herbst
Jacob Young (ex-Lucky, GH; JR, AMC; Rick, B&B) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth, GH)
Both Jacob and Rebecca were in their early 20s when this pic was snapped at ABC's GH Fan Day event.
Kristen Alderso Brandon Buddy
Kristen Alderson (ex-Kiki, GH) and Brandon Buddy (ex-Cole, OLTL)
Kristen was just 17 years old when she and Brandon, who was 24, posed with this cute pup at the Bideawee Ball.