She has also graced the covers of regional and national magazines such as People, Woman, Woman’s Own, TV Guide, Woman’s World, Mc Calls, Family Circle, Shape, Los Angeles Magazine, Beverly Hills(213), Orange Coast and First for Women. Her husbands were William Hudson (May 6, 1966 – 1970), singer Keith Barbour (1972-1977), producer and writer Michael Dubelko (1987-1989), and author and screenwriter Steve Sohmer (1991-2006).
Sohmer and Hall have sons David Atticus and Tully Chapin both born via a surrogate mother.
At age 12, Hall was elected Junior Orange Bowl Queen.
She is a graduate of Lake Worth High School, Class of 1965, and studied psychology before sidetracking into acting.
Two separate daytime television magazines named Hall the best soap actress of 1983.
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Hall appeared on a number of shows, including Emergency!
(as Nurse Sally Lewis in the first two seasons), and The Young and the Restless (as Barbara Anderson), before joining Days of Our Lives in 1976 as Dr. In an interview, Hall said that she thought that she would have no chance to land the role of Marlena, considering that she was unsure about a career in soap operas, as well as having to compete against established soap opera veterans for the role.
Hall has won many awards for her portrayal of Marlena. She has won three Soap Opera Digest Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1984, 1985, and 1995.
The third of five children, Hall and her twin sister, Andrea Hall, were born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in Lake Worth, Florida.