Kristian Alfonso

Kristian Alfonso

American dramatic actress
Date of Birth: 05.09.1963
Country: USA

Content:
  1. Biography of Kristian Alfonso
  2. Early Life and Career
  3. Television and Film Career
  4. Personal Life

Biography of Kristian Alfonso

Early Life and Career

Kristian Alfonso, an American dramatic actress, was born on September 5, 1963, in Brockton, Massachusetts. She began her career as a figure skater and even won a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games. However, at the age of 13, Alfonso suffered a serious injury while tobogganing, which ended her sports career. She then pursued modeling and by the age of 15, she had already graced the covers of over 30 glossy magazines, including "Harper's Bazaar" and "Vogue".

Kristian Alfonso

Television and Film Career

Alfonso made her television debut in the 1981 film "Starmaker". In April 1983, she landed the role of Hope Williams Brady in the long-running NBC soap opera "Days of our Lives". Her character went on to fall in love and get married. After two years, Alfonso took a break from the show and joined another soap opera, "Falcon Crest", where she played the role of Pilar Ortega for two seasons. She returned to "Days of our Lives" from April to June 1990 to reprise her role before her character was written off.

Kristian Alfonso

In 1993, Alfonso starred alongside Dolph Lundgren in the action film "Joshua Tree", portraying a beauty who becomes a hostage to a fugitive cop falsely accused of murder. She made her third return to "Days of our Lives" in May 1994, this time playing the role of Gina, a character suffering from amnesia who bears a striking resemblance to Hope. Eventually, it is revealed that Gina and Hope are the same person, but not before a convoluted storyline involving the villain Stefano DiMera, who brainwashed Hope into believing she was Princess Gina Von Amberg.

Kristian Alfonso

Alfonso also made a guest appearance in the sixth season of the popular sitcom "Friends", playing her character Hope Brady from "Days of our Lives". She continued her modeling career and was signed to a modeling agency in New York. Later, Alfonso became a judge on the talent search show "Talent America". Due to the ups and downs in the fashion industry, she made the decision to return to "Days of our Lives" and extended her contract for two more years.

Kristian Alfonso

Alfonso has also appeared in other television series such as "MacGyver", "Full House", "Burke's Law", "Murder, She Wrote", "Melrose Place", and "Baywatch". Her acting skills can be seen in films like "Blindfold: Acts of Obsession", "In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King", and "Day of Redemption".

Personal Life

Alfonso was married to Simon Macauley from 1987 to 1991, and they have a son named Gino William, born in October 1990. She married Danny Daggenhurst on October 6, 2001, and they have two children together: Jack, born on July 18, 2002, and Spartan, her stepson. In November 2006, Alfonso launched her own line of jewelry. She sells her designs through the shopping television channel QVC and her website, where all her designer pieces are showcased.

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