Get to Know a Soap Opera Star: Beth Ehlers

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Even the most die hard Guiding Light fan might not be familiar with the following Beth Ehlers fun facts:

  • Beth Ehlers  Named one of Entertainment Weekly's "Stars of Tomorrow" in 1991
  • Once worked at Barnes & Noble and Gap
  • Sharon Stone let Ehlers use her limousine for her wedding
  • Ehlers appeared in Reba McEntire's music video for the song "And Still" alongside then-boyfriend (and Guiding Light co-star) Mark Derwin (ex-Mallet). The video was filmed on location in Guatemala.
  • Ehlers is the only soap opera actress to be nominated in all three female categories at the Daytime Emmys: Outstanding Younger Actress, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Lead Actress.
  • She portrayed Guiding Light creator Irma Phillips during the show's 70th anniversary special that aired January 25, 2007.

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