Deidre Ann Hall /diːdrə hɔːl/ is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Dr. Marlena Evans on NBC's daytime drama Days of Our Lives, whom she has played for over 40 years. Hall has won many awards for her portrayal of Dr. Marlena Evans, including two Best Actress Soapy Awards in 1982 and 1983. Hall has won three Soap Opera Digest Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1984, 1985, and 1995. Hall was the first recipient of the Outstanding Contribution by an Actress/Actor Award in 1986; in addition to receiving a shared award with Drake Hogestyn in 2005 for Favorite Couple: John and Marlena. Hall has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy three times.