95% of people can't name these soap operas from screenshots. Can you?

By: Deborah Stansil
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Soap operas gained notoriety in the 1960s and continue to stun, shock and appall fans, as favorite characters lie, steal, cheat and even murder their way into viewers' hearts. How many of these soap operas can you name from screenshots? Take this quiz and find out!

This soap followed a wealthy Santa Barbara family, the Capwells, through their trials and tribulations. It aired from 1984 to 1993.

"The Secret Storm" was the creation of Roy Winsor, who was also behind soaps "Love of Life" and "Search for Tomorrow." This one ran from 1954 to 1974.

As of 2017, this CBS show is in its 44th season and remains one of the most popular daytime soap operas. Quite a feat, since most soaps have left the airwaves!

Set in Salem, "Days of Our Lives" followed the lives of the DiMeras, the Bradys and the Hortons as they got tangled up in love triangles, divorces and many other messy situations!

"Ryan's Hope" centered around a bar on Manhattan's Upper West Side, run by Johnny and Maeve Ryan. Their large Irish-American family always had some drama.

This soap centered around the culture shock a pair of high school kids experienced, when they moved to the exclusive zip code. The show ran from 1990 to 2000.

Set on Wisteria Lane, this soap was told through the eyes of a woman who killed herself in the pilot episode. Mary Alice Young, the deceased narrator, was played by Brenda Strong.

Another long-running soap, this one aired for over thirty-five years. Its final episode was shown on Boxing Day of 1986.

This show followed the lives of residents of Melrose Place, an apartment complex. Thomas Calabro, who played Dr. Michael Mancini, appeared in 219 or 226 episodes - more than any other cast member.

This soap started with half-hour medical drama episodes, then later changed to the typical soap format with ongoing storylines. It ran from 1963 to 1982.

This soap opera is loosely based on "The Count of Monte Cristo," by Alexandre Dumas. It ran from 2011 to 2015.

This show centers around the dance squad of the Los Angeles Devils, a pro basketball team that doesn't like sharing the limelight with their cheerleaders!

This show, which ran from 1989 to 1991, was one of the first soaps to feature an African-American family in the main storyline, right from the outset.

The drama in "Dynasty" revolved around Blake Carrington, his new wife, Krystle, and his former wife, Alexis. Most of the action took place in Denver, Colorado.

The series followed four Latina maids who were privy to the secrets, lies and crimes of their wealthy employers. It aired from 2013 to 2016 on Lifetime.

Many characters come and go in this show, but viewers can rest assured the Spencers and the Quartermaines will continue, at least as of 2017, to cause trouble!

"Knots Landing" centered around a couple, Val and Gary, who moved to the Knots Landing cul-de-sac and got to know their new neighbors.

This show featured four families in the small New England town of Harmony, where nothing was as it appeared and tensions rippled beneath the surface. "Passions" ran high from 1999 to 2008.

This show centers around Empire Entertainment, a hip-hop company, and the founding family's constant fight to seize control of it from each other. "Empire" debuted in 2015 and is still going strong in 2017.

"Dallas" introduced viewers to J.R. Ewing, an oil tycoon, and his less than kosher business dealings. J.R. was the only character to have appeared in every single episode of the soap in its original run, from 1978 to 1991. He also appeared in some episodes of the 2012 to 2014 series reboot.

"Sunset Beach" was a soap about the residents of the Sunset Beach area of Orange County, although the series was actually filmed on the neighboring Seal Beach.

"Falcon Crest" featured Angela Channing, a ruthless winery owner who was not impressed when her nephew, Chance, inherited a competing 50-acre vineyard. Jane Wyman, the first wife of future president Ronald Reagan, starred as Angela Channing.

The quiet town of Peyton Place was anything but quiet in reality - lies, scandal and murder infiltrated the small New England town. The show was based on the book of the same name, by Grace Metalious.

This soap follows the lives of the people in an East End London suburb, as they run market stalls and regularly visit a local pub, The Queen Vic. Murder, scandal and lies are never far away! As of 2017, the show has been running for 32 years.

Starring Elizabeth Hurley, this soap opera is based on the book "Falling for Hamlet," by Michelle Ray. No worries - it's a fictional royal family! So far, the show has run from 2015 to 2017.

This show involved four young women, sharing a beach house. Hard to believe, but all had unresolved issues from their pasts! "2000 Malibu Road" followed their ups and downs as they all tried to start over again.

This Gothic soap opera centered around a vampire who returned to his family home. It aired from 1966 to 1971.

This one is set in fictional Springfield. As of 2017, "Guiding Light" is still the longest-running U.S. soap opera, although its final episode aired in 2009.

This British soap opera is set in a small farming village and follows the antics of families as they face disaster after disaster. The show has aired since 1972 - it was originally called "Emmerdale Farm."

This show featured a man who hoped to one day become a senator, but whose dreams were in jeopardy when he fell in love with a dancer. "Flamingo Road" starred Stella Stevens, Morgan Fairchild and Mark Harmon.

On the surface, the Greenleaf family is clean-cut, wholesome and religious. However, adultery and greed are just some of the issues that may shatter the illusion and test the family's faith. The show debuted in 2016.

This show, set on a Naval base, followed a business family and a military family and how they interconnected. Big names on the show included Dennis Weaver, Maud Adams, Robert Loggia, Susan Dey, Richard Dean Anderson, and more.

This show follows the Cryers and the Hamiltons, who from the outside appear to have it all - plus the Youngs, who do not. "The Haves and the Have Nots" is another Tyler Perry project, still in production as of 2017.

Based on a British series, this show followed the lives of four female friends and their illicit relationships. It ran from 2013 to 2016. Alyssa Milano starred in the first two seasons.

"The City," still on the air as of 2017, is a spin-off from MTV's "The Hills." It follows actress Whitney Port, as herself, as she tries to make it in New York.

This show centered on the five Reed sisters and their mother, Bea. It followed their triumphs and tragedies and showed how they supported one another through the tough times.

"Titans" had a brief run - from 2000 to 2001. The show focused on the Williams family. Of course they were wealthy - isn't everyone in the soap world?

This soap followed the ongoing saga of the Hughes, Walsh and Snyder families. Rosemary Prinz played Penny Hughes on the show from 1956 to 1968. She was half of the daytime world's first big teen romance, along with actor Mark Rydell as Jeff Baker!

This soap centers around a middle-class community and shows us that although all may appear well, under the surface lies and deceits are bubbling! Created by Tyler Perry, "If Loving You Is Wrong" appears on the OWN network, as of 2017.

This show was a spin-off of "General Hospital." It included four long-running characters from the show, plus a host of new characters. In the first episode, a hospital intern had to operate on a popular "GH" character with a power drill, for some odd soap opera-ish reason!

This show is a "Dynasty" spin-off that concentrates on the Colby family, millionaires who, through marriage, are related to the Carringtons. "The Colbys" ran from 1985 to 1987, while "Dynasty" ran from 1981 to 1989.

When ABC canceled this soap in 2011, many fans were happy to discover it would continue as an online series. However, the online run lasted for only a few months in 2013.

"Loving" was set in the fictional town of Corinth, Pennsylvania, especially on the fictional campus of Alden University. Why were so many daytime soaps set in Pennsylvania?

This soap opera centers around an L.A.-based fashion company and brings all the drama of the backstabbing worlds of business and fashion! Debuting in 1987, this soap still airs in 2017.

The character Gunther from "Friends" claimed to have starred in All My Children! That's not actually true, but the show ran from 1970 to 2011.

This soap opera aired from 1951 to 1980. Christopher Reeve, of "Superman" fame, played Ben Harper.

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