Eileen Davidson Undressed
Eileen Davidson (born on June 15, 1959, in Artesia, California) is an American soap opera actress and former model.
She originated the role of 'Ashley Abbott Carlton' on The Young and the Restless in March 1982. The character of Ashley became a front-burner character, and Davidson became an integral part of the show. She decided to leave the show in February 1989.
Davidson first tried her hand at primetime television; unfortunately, her show, Broken Badges (1990-1991), flopped. She returned to daytime when she assumed the role of 'Kelly Capwell' on Santa Barbara from May 1991 until the soap's cancellation in January 1993.
She was next offered the role of 'Kristen Blake' on Days of our Lives in May 1993. As originally conceived, Kristen was a heroine, who had an Achilles' heel in that the show's supervillian, Stefano, had adopted her and raised her. Head writer James E. Reilly, who assumed head writing reins in 1994, began to make Kristen more of a villainess. Reilly eventually developed an outrageous second role for Davidson, having her play 'Susan Banks', a Kristen look-alike. Reilly eventually penned three more for her to play (Sister Mary Moira, Thomas, and Penelope). Davidson enjoyed the challenge, but after playing multiple characters, she decided to take a breather and leave the show. Her character, Kristen, was supposedly killed by Susan, although it was shown later that she left the country, to possibly taunt the citizens of Salem once more. All of the related characters were subsequently written out in April 1998.
After a year-long vacation, she returned to her role on The Young and the Restless in March 1999, where she remains today.
In 2006, Davidson is rumored to be wanting to return to Days of our Lives and may be returning soon.