Susan Victoria Lucci (born December 23, 1946) is an American actress and entrepreneur, best known for portraying Erica Kane on the daytime drama All My Children. The character is considered an icon, and Lucci has been called "Daytime's Leading Lady" by TV Guide, with New York Times and Los Angeles Times citing her as the highest-paid actor in daytime television.
As early as 1991, her salary had been reported as over $1 million a year. In 2005, she received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to television. She also has her own line of hair care products, perfumes, lingerie and skin care, called The Susan Lucci Collection.