Her biggest break came when she was cast as Bianca Christine Montgomery on All My Children (1970). Bianca Montgomery is the first main character on an American soap who is openly gay. Her earnest, poignant, sparkling, heartfelt, and charismatic portrayal of Bianca helped make the character become one of All My Children‘s most beloved heroines in its history.
Riegel’s character was awarded the first GLAAD award for ‘Favorite OUT Image of the Year’ in 2004. Lesbianation.com, self-proclaimed as the leading online community for lesbians, voted Eden Riegel as Number 7 on their top-ten list of Women We Love: The Ladies of June ’06.