Kristian Alfonso is a former figure skater, model, and American actress, best known for the role of Hope Williams Brady in the NBC drama series Days of Our Lives since 1983.
Kristian Alfonso Bio, Age
Kristian Alfonso was born on 5 September 1963 in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA, as Kristian-Joy Alfonso to Mr. Gino Alfonso and his beloved wife Joanne Alfonso. She started her career as a figure skater and won a gold medal at the Junior Olympic Figure Skating Championships, but her career in figure skating ended at the age of 13 due to a serious accident.
After the end of her skating career, Kristian switched to modeling, and by the age of 15, she had already appeared on the cover of over 30 magazines, including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Her first film appearance was in 1981 when she played Rock Hudson in the television movie The Starmaker. With her reputation as a model, her acting career took off in April 1983 when she played the role of Hope Williams in the soap opera Days of Our Lives.
Alfonso left the show in 1987 for two years as Pilar Ortega in the last two seasons of the nightly soap opera Falcon Crest. However, from April to July 1990, she briefly returned to the soap opera; this return culminated in the entire city of Salem believing that Hope had died.
In 1993 she left the show for the second time to star in the film Joshua Tree (1993 film) alongside Dolph Lundgren. In the film, she played a policeman who was kidnapped by an innocent convict on the run. In May 1994 she returned to the show for the third time as “Gina”, an amnesiac who looked a lot like Hope.
Other movies and television shows attributed to Alfonso include Army of One, aka Joshua Tree MacGyver, blindfolded: Acts of Obsession, Full House, Burke’s Law, Murder She Wrote, Melrose Place, Baywatch, Amazing Stories, Love Stories, and Who’s The Boss?
Apart from her acting career, Kristian Alfonso is also a businesswoman. She currently runs her own jewelry line called Hope Faith Miracles, launched in 2006, with earrings and pendants in her favorite designs: Fleur de Lis and the Maltese Cross. She also runs a jewelry website that contains all her jewelry designs.
Kristian Alfonso’s Family
Although Kristian is American, she also has an Italian ethnic background, as her grandparents are from Sicily and the Calabria region of Italy. Kristian also has a beloved sister named Lisa Alfonso, who is her biggest supporter ever.
Kristian Alfonso Married, Husband, Children
Alfonso was married twice. She was married for the first time in 1987 to Simon Macauley. They stayed together until 1991 when everything fell apart and they went their separate ways. In 2001, she re-established her alliance with Danny Daggenhurst and the couple has remained together ever since.
She has two sons from her two marriages named Gino William and Jack Daggenhurst. Gino comes from her previous relationship with Simon Macauley, while Jack comes from her current spouse.
Kristian Alfonso Net Worth
Kristian Alfonso’s estimated net worth is estimated at $5 million, which she has obviously earned through acting, modeling, and her jewelry line. At fifty she still looks beautiful and graceful. She is 1.5 meters 4 inches tall and maintains an amazing height of 36-24-35 inches. She has brown hair and beautiful green eyes.
Kristian Alfonso is active in social media and has more than 84,000 followers on Instagram. She also has more than 34,000 followers on Facebook. She has received 4 awards and has been nominated for 8 awards in different years for several movies/series.
In 1984 she won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Days of Our Lives, and in 1999 she won the Soap Opera Digest Award in the category Hottest Female Star for Days of our Lives.
Later in 2001, she was honored with the Soap Opera Digest Award for Days of Our Lives in the Favorite Couple category. Later, in 2002, she again won the Special Fan Award for America’s favorite couple. She received all the awards for her drama series Days of Our Lives, which first aired in 1965.