"When I started playing Erica, she was a 15-year-old bad girl in town, and the fact that people got her at all, even then, was amazing to me," Susan says. "Pretty soon people were saying 'Erica's a role model,' and that amazed me. But it had to do with her being independent, not taking no for an answer, standing up for herself, having a career and a family and all those things."
After four decades of playing our favorite femme fatale, Susan says she's not ready to retire her just yet. "Frankly, I haven't been able to walk away from Erica Kane. I love playing her," she says.