Barbara Ryan is a successful fashion designer who is manipulative and conniving, especially when it comes to her children. She has had many deranged moments in the name of protecting her family. At the end of 2007, As the World Turns gave Ryan cancer, just the actress that has played her for so many years, Colleen Zenk-Pinter.

As the World Turns Quotes

Noah: So, Luke... I know it was awkward walking on me and Maddie...
Luke: More awkward for you guys. At least I still had my clothes on.

Noah: Do you just not like me?
Luke: No, I like you Noah.
Noah: Then why do you keep pushing me away?
Luke: Because...I like you Noah.
Noah looks surprised.
Luke: Yeah, like that.