Tracy Melchior

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Tracy Melchior
Tracy Ort[1]

(1970-06-22) June 22, 1970 (age 52)[1]
Occupation(s)Actress, author, producer and activist
Years active1996–present
SpouseRob Melchior

Tracy Lindsey Melchior (born June 22, 1970) is an author and actress most known for playing the role of Kristen Forrester Dominguez on the CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful and Beverly Hills Cop III.[2][3][4]


Melchior was cast as the original Veronica Landers on The Young and the Restless from 1996 to 1997. In 1994, Melchior had a small role in Beverly Hills Cop III as the ticket booth lady who gives a ticket to Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy). In 1999, Melchior also had a main role in Sunset Beach as Tess Marin during March–December 1999. She was hired to play the role of Kristen Forrester on a contract basis from 2001 to 2003 and returned in several reprisal appearances between 2004 and 2017. In the fall of 2003 she briefly played the role of Kelly Cramer in the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live.


Melchior's 2005 memoir Breaking the Perfect 10 details her acting career and effort to find salvation in Hollywood's male-dominated industry where malevolent and sexist behavior prevailed.[1]

In an appearance on Larry King Live in 2005, the actress discussed her book, drawing attention to the often pernicious casting culture.[citation needed]

In 2017, following the launch of the #MeToo movement, the actress was invited to appear on a special episode of Hannity, where she recounted the experiences she wrote about in her book.[5][6]


Presented with opportunities to work behind-the-camera and advance social causes and community responsibility (including civil obedience initiatives), the actress launched a film company to inspire others to fostering social change.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Melchior and her husband, LAPD officer Rob Melchior, have two sons. The avid equestrian is an animal welfare advocate and a social justice activist. Her activism inspired her interest in pursuing film production.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b c Melchior, Tracy (2005). Breaking the Perfect 10. Wales, Susan. Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman & Holman Publishers. ISBN 9780805432626. OCLC 61136125.
  2. ^ Shea, Danny (25 June 2008). "The World's Number One Show: CSI". Huff Post.
  3. ^ " - Transcripts".
  4. ^ Goldstein, Toby. "Soap Bubbles". Archived from the original on July 20, 2011.
  5. ^ " - Transcripts".
  6. ^ "How bad was the casting couch in Hollywood?". 16 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Police work is..." From the Heart Productions.
  8. ^ "Ducks to pay tribute to slain SWAT officer". 26 March 2008.
  9. ^ "Scenes of horses killed by wildfires inspire activists". 12 December 2017.

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Preceded by Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live
July 2003-November 2003
Succeeded by