Kristian Alfonso is an American actress. Prior to acting, she worked as a model. She was also a figure skater. As a model, she had graced the cover of more than 30 magazines, including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. In the 1980s, she made her acting debut in the TV film The Starmaker. She later became widely known for her role as Hope Williams on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. She left the show in 1987 to star as Pilar Ortega on the CBS soap opera Falcon Crest. Later in the 1990s, Alfonso starred in the film Joshua Tree. She returned to Days of our Lives in 1994 and still stars on the show up to now.