Sunset Beach was the first daytime drama from Aaron Spelling. The show premiered on January 6th, 1997. Set in a coastal California community, Sunset Beach has a talented and ethnically diverse cast. The show was much more popular in the UK making it the most watched US daytime drama in british tevevision history
Last Episode03x255 The Final Episode Aired: Dec. 31, 1999
Caitlin chats with her mother and tells her that she's going to Europe to be with Cole. Annie makes peace with Olivia. Cole returns suddenly …
Series Fun Facts
- Originally, Vanessa Dorman was to play Tiffany Thorne but she got the role of Kayla Richards instead (the character name Kayla was changed to Caitlin before filming began).
- Clive Robertson landed the role of Ben Evans during a three-week vacation in Los Angeles. He had only a few weeks to return to his home in London, England, acquire a visa, and move to a new country.
- Lesley-Anne Down's character was originally going to be named Sheila, but Down explained to Aaron Spelling that Sheila is a derogatory Australian slang term for a woman and might cause…
[show]Lesley-Anne Down's character was originally going to be named Sheila, but Down explained to Aaron Spelling that Sheila is a derogatory Australian slang term for a woman and might cause problems with overseas sales. She suggested Olivia or Stephanie as alternatives, so the character became Olivia Blake Richards.