Soaps' Sexiest Men 2020
Soap Opera Digest|March 16, 2020
Soaps' Sexiest Men 2020
Digest dishes with some of the most sizzling gentlemen in daytime.

Don Diamont (Bill)

You’re no stranger to sexy, having been included in People’s 50 Most Beautiful issue in 1990 and then being dubbed “Sexiest Soap Veteran” in 2009. What’s your secret? “Showering twice a day.”

How would you define sexy? “Sexy is in the eye of the beholder.”

What was your wife, Cindy Ambuehl’s (exAmy/Kim, B&B), reaction to this nod? “I have to get back to you on that. I forget to mention it! See, when you maintain this level of sex appeal over such a long period of time, you’re just nonchalant [laughs].”

What’s the sexiest thing in your wardrobe? “Whatever is comfortable ... Maybe it’s what I don’t wear.”

Who is your pick for sexiest celebrity? “Ann-Margret, no doubt. Also, Angie Dickinson and Ursula Andress. I actually told my wife that she’s Ursula Andressesque, especially in Dr. No when she walks out of the ocean. Farrah Fawcett, of course. I had her poster and Lynda Carter’s WONDER WOMAN poster.”

What’s your idea of a romantic evening? “It’s never just one thing. I like to turn the bed down for her, have the lighting just right, light a candle. That’s almost like a daily thing, and I know she appreciates that. For Valentine’s Day, I like to make a big deal about it, whether it’s a vacation getaway or a restaurant we haven’t been to in a while, flowers, gifts. I enjoy all of that.”

Finish this sentence: My heart races when… “I will look at my wife from across the room, to this very day, and I am struck by her. It’s still like the first time I saw her, and that is the truth. And she really makes me laugh.”

Thorsten Kaye (Ridge)

Are you comfortable being considered a sex symbol? “I’ve got to let that sit for a minute. I’ve never been called that so yes, I am very comfortable with not being called that.”

Other than Ridge, what would you say is the sexiest daytime role you’ve played? “Well, if you like lots of hair and poetry, there’s ONE LIFE [TO LIVE’s Patrick] and if you like vampires, there’s [PORT CHARLES’s Ian], so you can choose.”

What is the sexiest thing about your wife, Susan Haskell (ex-Marty, OLTL et al)? “I like it when she takes control, and I don’t mean that in a weird way. I mean when she takes control with the kids because sadly, I can’t be there all the time because they’re back east and I’m working in L.A. But I’m not worried about not being there all the time where the kids are concerned because of her. They have somebody who can take care of all of it. That’s sexy.”

What would Susan say is the sexiest thing about you? “Probably when I’m in L.A.: ‘The sexiest thing about Thorsten is that he leaves to go work somewhere else.’ ”

What’s the sexiest thing a woman can wear? “Cowboy boots, jeans and a flannel shirt.”

Who is your pick for the sexiest celebrity? “Helen Mirren. She’s lovely.”

What’s your idea of a romantic evening? “Two bottles of anything and a candle.”

What music do you find sexy? “I always thought there was something really cool about Dire Straits. Mark Knopfler can tell a story with just his guitar and I like that.”

Finish this sentence: My heart races when… “I’m watching Don Diamont have love scenes. That’s an easy one.”

Robert Scott Wilson (Ben)

Are you comfortable with being considered a sex symbol? “Guess it beats being a not-very-sexy-at-all symbol. I’ll take it, thanks.”

What quality do you find sexiest in a woman? “Confidence and humility ... and a nice strut helps the cause, too.”

What is the sexiest thing about your girlfriend? “When she’s passionate, and her style.”


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March 16, 2020