'General Hospital' star Kristina Wagner, 54, poses in bikini for first time ever

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Kristina Wagner has graced everyone's TV screens for years as the star of "General Hospital," but can you believe the actress has never posed in a bikini ever?!

Wagner, now 54, made her bikini debut in First For Women magazine. The actress, who plays Felicia Jones on the longtime daytime soap opera, rocked a teeny red bikini -- and she looked incredible!

"Never in my life have I posed in a bikini or underwear before, but I didn't mind because it's not about 'how do you get fit so you can wear a bikini' -- it's about a lifestyle and having good body image," the star told the magazine.

Behind-the-scenes photos also show Kristina in a similar blue two-piece as she poses poolside in Los Angeles. In the issue, she talks about her thoughts on body image:

"I look my best if I focus on taking care of my whole self -- mind, body and spirit."

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GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: September 5, 1984. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) KRISTINA WAGNER (AS KRISTINA MALANDRO)
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: September 5, 1984. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JACK WAGNER;KRISTINA WAGNER (AS KRISTINA MALANDRO)
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: October 10, 1984. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) KRISTINA WAGNER (AS KRISTINA MALANDRO);JACK WAGNER
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: January 9, 1985. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) KRISTINA WAGNER (AS KRISTINA MALANDRO)
Feb 17 1995. Beverly Hills, Ca. Kristina Wagner And Kristina Alfonso At The Sopa Awards.The Former Won The Award For Hottest Female On Soap Network Tv. (Photo By David Keeler/Getty Images)
Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner at the 3rd Annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Morton's Restaurant, West Hollywood. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner at the 6th Annual Boathouse Rock to Benefit amfAR, Central Park, New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 10: Kristina Wagner is on hand for the opening of the John Barrett salon at Bergdorf Goodman's. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner at the Neil Bogart Fund Gala Honoring David Foster, The Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Air Center, Santa Monica. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner at the 26th Annual American Music Awards, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Kristina Wagner and Jack Wagner at the Final Wrap Party for 'Melrose Place', The Century Club, Century City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Kristina Wagner during NRDC Day Of Discovery Fair - Arrivals at Wadsworth Theater Grounds in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Kristina Wagner and Jack Wagner during 1995 Melrose Party Celebrating 100th Episode in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Actors Jack Wagner (L) and Kristina Wagner attend the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball presented by Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 08: Actors Kristina Wagner and Jack Wagner attend the 2015 Television Critics Association Press Tour - Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at Tournament House on January 8, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Paul Redmond/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Kristina Wagner attends the 2015 Television Critics Association Press Tour - Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at Tournament House on January 8, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Paul Redmond/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: (L-R) Actor Jack Wagner and wife Kristina Wagner attend the 2015 Summer TCA Tour - Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies And Mysteries on July 29, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Actress Kristina Wagner attends the Summer TCA Tour - Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies And Mysteries at a private residence on July 29, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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Wagner made her "General Hospital" debut in 1984, before leaving for the first time in 2005. After taking a break, she then returned and left for a second time between 2007 and 2008, before ultimately returning for good in 2012.

Kristina grew up in the spotlight, so she realized firsthand how critical the public can be.

"For years I would easily attach to other people and what they thought," the TV star revealed. "But as I've become older, I've learned to honor myself, honor my feelings, own them and feel good about who I am. I don't need to judge myself anymore."

The "General Hospital" star found love on the set, marrying her on-screen love interest John Wagner in 1993, but they filed for divorce in 2001, briefly reconciled and then divorced for the second time in 2005. They have two sons together, Peter and Harrison.

Kristina sat down to talk about her bombshell divorce in 2016, find out what she had to say in the video above!

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