Eileen Davidson Biography
Eileen Davidson debuted in primetime with the CBS TV-movie Sharing Richard (1988) where she co-starred with fellow daytime stars Hillary Smith and Nancy Frangione. It is a tale of three friends who discovered that they are all dating the same man in the person of Ed Marinaro. In 1982, she played the role of Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless (CBS) where she first gained popularity and prominence. She did this project from 1982 to 1989.
Eileen Davidson debuted in films with Going All the Way and was co-starred with Harley Jane Kozak as one of the women-in-jeopardy in the horror film House on Sorority Row (1983). Davidson played the lead role in the adventure comedy Easy Wheels (1989) as a female biker who was raised by wolves. She was also the apex of a love triangle with Jon Voight and Armand Assante in the film Eternity (1990). In the short-lived police drama Broken Badges (1990-1991), she played the role of a danger-loving cop while in the acclaimed but low-rated Santa Barbara (NBC), she portrayed the role of heiress Kelly Capwell.
Being tall, attractive, with long blonde hair, full pouty lips and sparkling green eyes, Eileen Davidson thrilled viewers once again by portraying the role of the strong-willed Kristen Blake in Days of Our Lives. Being Kristen has offered the actress an opportunity to shine. Despite playing a villain, she brings a humor and humanity to her character and makes some of the more absurd plot points palatable (like faking a pregnancy and hiring a pregnant doppelganger to pose as her character).
Eileen Davidson earned huge attention from the public, landed on the covers of numerous magazines which specialize in daytime TV. Davidson managed to impress her audience by playing multiple roles. She finally received the recognition of an Emmy nomination in 1998 before she left the role. After a respite, she returned to daytime work, reprising her role as Ashley Abbott on the long-running CBS serial The Young and the Restless.