New York, New York
A licensed pilot, gourmet cook, and mother, Susan lives in Santa Barbara, California, with a pair of Labrador retrievers. She also likes to travel: She once toured the world with former "B&B" co-star Ian Buchanan, visiting Egypt, China, and Russia.
Susan earned a theater degree from Stephens College in Missouri and did post-graduate work at Arizona State. She appeared on various '60s TV shows ("Burke's Law" and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea") before joining "Days of Our Lives" in 1966. She won a Daytime Emmy for Best Actress in 1975, her final season on that show.
Susan appeared in the classic disaster flick "The Towering Inferno," as well as the 1976 miniseries "The Moneychangers" and "Dallas." She starred in the 1987 premiere of "B&B" and has won three Daytime Emmys for Best Actress (2000, 2002, and 2003) for her work as matriarch-businesswoman Stephanie Forrester. She's even directed a dozen episodes.
Susan hosts monthly pizza parties, serving pies she makes herself in an oven she had built into her kitchen for just this purpose.