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Crystal Hunt Returns to the World of Soaps in “Queens of Drama”

Follow former soap divas and a few soap legends as they strive to bring a new television drama to primetime. “Queens of Drama” chronicles a half-dozen of the most well-known loved and loathed soap queens through the trails of creating and starring their own show. Following them from their initial idea pitch to shooting, this fabulous new fictional-reality show which is entering its second season later in 2016. The first season of the popular program aired ten well-received episodes on the cable channel “POP.”

“Queens” features some familiar faces to even casual soap fans, including Hunter Tylo of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Chrystee Harris of “Passions,” Lindsay Hartley of “All my Children” fame, “General Hospital’s” Vanessa Marcil legendary soap diva Donna Mills, best known from her role on the 80s drama “Knots Landing” and Crystal Hunt, late of “Guiding Light” and “One Life to Live.”

Originally from Clearwater, Flordia, Crystal Hunt is a familiar face to soap fans. She has been passionate for being in front of an audience since she was a small child, beginning with beauty pageants and then moving on to commercial and ad work. One of her most notable commercial appearances was The Walt Disney Company’s 25th Year Celebration ad blitz. She also teamed up with the all-boy pop band *NSYNC for an anti-drug public service announcement. However, it was Crystal’s role as troubled teen Lizzie Spaulding, on the CBS daytime soap “Guiding Light,” that got her noticed. She played the role from 2003 to 2006. For her role as Lizzie, she earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2005 for Outstanding Younger actress in a Drama Series.

Following her departure from the soap world, Crystal Next, Crystal was featured in the film “The Derby Stallion” (2005), with Zac Effron. Next she appeared in “Sydney White,” a 2007 Universal Pictures release. After that, she returned to daytime drama, joining ABC’s “One Life to Live” in February 2009 as Stacy Morasco.

TV.com writes that Crystal appeared in the Lionsgate suspense/thriller “NYC Underground” in 2013 along side Dania Ramirez, Arielle Kebbel and Evan Ross, followed in 2014 by “23 Blast,” also starring Stephen Lang and Timothy Busfield. Most recently on the big screen, Crystal appeared in the popular 2015 flick “Magic Mike XXL,” also starring Channing Tatum, Joe Maginello, Matt Bomer, and Andie McDowell.  Make sure you check out her photography work on her website.