Tracy Melchior is a Hollywood actress who started her career in the mid-1990s. She first became known as the original Veronica Landers on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. She played the part from 1996-1997. She next landed the role of Tess Marin on the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach. She went on to secure the role of Kristen Forrester on the same show in the 2000s. She also continued to play the said character between 2004 and 2017. In addition, she has played Kelly Cramer in the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. As an author, she released her memoir titled Breaking the Perfect 10 in 2005.