However, Tom signed another three-year deal with the soap opera and said she was "very excited" about her continuation.
Her storylines have involved romances with older men, family conflicts, and difficult pregnancies.
Tom won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series twice for her portrayal of Victoria, and received nominations for eight other Emmy awards.
Critics praised Tom's portrayal of the character, though her marriages at an early age were criticized.
Victoria is the third member of the Newman family to appear in the program and was joined later by her younger siblings.
Her early romances included long-standing relationships with Ryan Mc Neil (Scott Reeves) and Cole Howard (J. Upon her second return to the show she had relationships with J. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill, Heinle's real-life husband) and Billy Abbott (Billy Miller).
Victoria has three children: Reed Hellstrom (Max Page) by J.T., Johnny Abbott, Billy's son whom she adopted as her own, and Katie Newman.Victoria Newman is a fictional character from The Young and the Restless, an American soap opera on the CBS network. Having been rapidly aged to a teenager, Victoria returned to the soap opera and was portrayed by Heather Tom. Victoria was born onscreen in 1982 and was portrayed by child actress Ashley Nicole Millan for her first eight years.Heinle's portrayal later won her the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 20.In 1999, Carrie Genzel was in talks to replace Tom, who was experiencing "touch-and-go" contract negotiations.