Kelly Monaco rose to soap opera fame playing General Hospital’s (GH) Sam McCall. While she’s well-known in the world of daytime drama, also with a stint as Livvie Locke on GH’s sister show that is now cancelled Port Charles, many other audiences are familiar with her reality televisions roles. She was the winner of Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) in 2005 and then came back for the 15th season of the show to place third in 2012. Even though she’s been on television for a long time, there’s a lot we don’t know about this leading soap actress! Here are 10 things you may not know about Kelly Monaco!
10. Started Out As A Model
Monaco got her big break in the world of entertainment by starting out as a model. She was April’s Playmate of the Month in 1997 and has also enjoyed features in numerous Special Editions of Playboy over the 1990s. While daytime drama seems to be Kelly’s forte, her gorgeous looks have won her a cover feature in Maxim (2005) and in 2006 she was also lucky number 13 in the publication’s Hot 100 List.
9. Very Private
During an interview that was published in August 2016 on MichaelFairmanSoaps.com, Monaco relayed that she enjoys keeping her private life private. She was in an 18-year relationship with someone who wasn’t part of the soap world or entertainment business, so she was never photographed with her then-boyfriend Mike Gonzalez during their time together. She managed to accomplish the impossible in Hollywood and keep their entire relationship under wraps. Sadly, the two went their separate ways in 2009.
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