Deidre Hall (born October 31, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an actress who is best known for her portrayal of Dr. Marlena Evans on the American soap opera Days of Our Lives. She played the role originally from 1976 to 1987, and returned to the show in 1991. She is the twin sister of former actress Andrea Hall, who portrayed Samantha Evans on the serial from 1977 to 1982.
Hall was raised in Lake Worth, Florida and was a 1965 graduate of Lake Worth High School. After high school, she moved to southern California and enrolled at the Los Angeles City College. It was there, in the early 1970's, that her interest in an acting career began to develop. Hall's first big role was as the superhero Electra Woman in the 1976 series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. She also portrayed Jessica Witherspoon on the nighttime drama Our House from 1986 to 1988. She was also an original cast member of the soap opera The Young and the Restless, playing Barbara Anderson from 1973 to 1975.
She was married to network executive Steve Sohmer from 1991 to 2005. Hall and Sohmer became parents via surrogacy, and the conception of their first child was chronicled in the autobiographical TV-movie Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story. Hall played herself in the movie.
In the early 1980s, she had a relationship with Ned Randolph, who was at that time state senator in Louisiana; he would go on to serve as mayor of Alexandria, Louisiana.