the 100 most memorable moments in soap history
If you think the killing off of Caroline Forrester was big here in the U.S., imagine how you'd feel if you were watching the show in Italy at the time. There, it was the No. 1 show on all of television and was called "Caroline" for God's sakes! For the first years of B&B's run, the main storyline was the love triangle of Ridge, Caroline, and Brooke (Ronn Moss, Joanna Johnson, and Katherine Kelly Lang), so when Johnson decided to leave the show in 1990, the writers had her diagnosed with cancer, and went all out for a go-for-the-throat soap opera death. But no worries...in Italy, the show was retitled "Beautiful," and continues to thrive to this day as America's most successful soap export.