Hope on 'Days of Our Lives' Good Genes or Good Docs?


Kristian Alfonso
has been playing Hope on "Days of Our Lives" for nearly 30 years ... but you would never know it.

Here's the 19-year-old back in 1984 (left) -- and 27-years-later, the 46-year-old at an event in Burbank this week (right).

Very dramatic.