I fell in love with Melina Kanakaredes during the summers of the early 90's. My mother watched Guiding Light religiously, and if I was home, I watched it with her. Melina's portrayal of Eleni captivated me (okay, it was really her hotness that captivated me) and I couldn't wait to see her on the screen.
After heading off for college in the fall of 1994, I quickly lost touch with Melina on TV but was very glad when just a few years later I saw her on Providence. She then joined the cast of CSI: New York, but I never could get into that show.
Now, I'll catch a glimpse of her here and there on entertainment shows (and I have to see her in the Percy Jackson flick, too), and she's still as beautiful as ever!