The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series is an award which has been given every year at the Daytime Emmys ceremony since 1974. One Life to Live has garnered the most awards in this category with 11, led by long-tenured actress Erika Slezak, who has won more Emmys than any other actress for her role as Victoria Lord with six awards out of nine nominations. Meanwhile, Susan Lucci for her role as Erica Kane on All My Children has been nominated 21 times, winning only once.
In the lists below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees.
|11||One Life to Live|
|4||The Bold and the Beautiful|
|3||As the World Turns|
|3||The Young and the Restless|
|2||All My Children|
|1||Days of our Lives|
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