Soap Opera Network reported that Eden Riegel will return to the online edition of All My Children as Bianca Montgomery.
Bianca Montgomery became a gay icon in the LGBT community when she came out to friends and family as a lesbian on the show. She was the first lead character on a major daytime drama to be a lesbian. In 2003, history was made when Bianca kissed Lena Kundera (Olga Sosnovska) and became the first on-screen lesbian kiss during day time television.
Riegel played the character from 2000 to 2010. During an interview with Advocate in 2010, Riegel said she was really proud to play the role. “I am surprised that the gay community is still struggling and fighting so many years later,” Riegel said. “They are still fighting for basic human rights. I am excited to be a part of that fight.”
Riegel’s character was awarded the first GLAAD award for “Favorite Out Image of the Year,” in 2004. Riegel won two Soap Opera Digest Awards and one Daytime Emmy Award for her role as Bianca.