Susan Flannery bids adieu to "The Bold and the Beautiful" after 25 years on the long-running soap.
As Stephanie Forrester, Flannery was one of the original cast members of the soap opera, but her 25-year tenure isn't the longest on TV record books. The 73-year-old actress is one of many who have been playing the same TV character for decades. In honor of her 25-year "Bold and the Beautiful" run, click through the slideshow below to see more stars who have been playing characters for long stretches of time.
Please note, this is not a definitive list. Time playing the character was taken into account, not the span of time from when they started playing the character until they stopped.