Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 15, 1959
SpouseVincent Van Patten, Jon Lindstrom, Christopher Mayer
FactAnnounced her engagement to actor Vincent Van Patten. [2002]
PaymentsEarned $750,000 per season from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2010)


Who is Eileen Davidson?

Eileen Davidson is quite a multi-talented personality – she is an actress, television star as well as an author who is perhaps best known for starring in the role of Kristen DiMera on the American soap opera “Days of Our Lives”, for which she was honored with the Daytime Emmy Award. Additionally, she is widely recognized for starring in other TV soap opera series’ – “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful”.

Early Life, Childhood and Education

Eileen Marie Davidson was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on the 15th June 1959, in Artesia, California, of American nationality and white ethnicity.

She’s the youngest of seven children of housewife Charlotte, and Richard Davidson who was an airplane parts fabricator; she has four sisters – Connie, Mary, Patricia and Ruth, and two brothers – John and Thomas.

When it comes to her educational background, it has only been acknowledged that she matriculated from St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Acting Career

Eileen began her career in the entertainment industry as a model in Mexico City, Mexico.

She later transferred to Europe where she appeared in television commercials before returning to the States to pursue her career in acting. Her on-screen real acting debut occurred in 1981, when she appeared in the comedy movie “Goin’ All the Way!”. This was followed by an appearance in an episode of the TV Sci-Fi series “The Phoenix”, and by the leading role in the horror thriller movie “The House of Sorority Row”, both in 1982.

To greater prominence Eileen came in 1984, when she was cast for the recurring role of Ashley Abbott in the CBS’ soap opera series “The Young and the Restless”.

Prior to leaving the show after four years in May 1988, Eileen recommended her lookalike, actress Brenda Epperson, to portray the character of Ashley, while she went on to appear in critically booed movies “Easy Wheels” in 1989, and “Eternity” in 1990. Through 1990 and 1991 she starred as J.J. ‘Bullet’ Tingreedes in the TV mini crime drama series “Broken Badges”, while from 1991 to 1993 she portrayed the recurring character of Kelly Capwell in the TV drama romance series “Santa Barbara”.

The real breakthrough in Eileen’s acting career occurred in 1993, when she joined the main cast of one of the longest-running American soap operas – “Days of Our Lives” – in which she starred as Kristen Blake ’til 1998.

After over a decade-long hiatus, in 1999 Davidson returned to her role of Ashley Abbott in “The Young and the Restless” which she’s continued with ever since. For this two-and-a-half decade-long performance, Eileen has earned three nominations for the Soap Opera Digest Award, in 1986, 1988 and 2000, as well as a nomination for the Gold Derby Award in 2009. In 2018 she was honored with the Daytime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Additionally, between 2007 and 2008 she reprised the same role in the show’s spin-off TV series “The Bold and the Beautiful”

Eileen Davidson

In 2012, Eileen returned to “Days of Our Lives”, and ’til 2015 starred in the role of Kristen DiMera, while between 2017 and 2018 she portrayed the recurring character of Susan Banks. For all her engagements in this soap opera, Davidson earned two consecutive nominations for the Soap Opera Digest Award, in 1997 and 1998, while in 2013 and 2015 she was honored with the Gold Derby Award. In 2014, she won the Daytime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Additionally, as a main cast member, in November 2014 Eileen joined the crew of the fifth season of Bravo’s reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, in which she regularly appeared over the course of the next three years.

In December 2017 she made several guest appearances in the show’s eight season, and is about to appear in its 10th season, scheduled for April 2020.

Some other on-screen engagements from Eileen Davidson‘s professional portfolio include appearances in movies such as the 2012 biographical drama “Hell and Mr. Fudge”, as well as two critically booed films – “The Guest House” (2016) and “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time” (2018). Her most recent acting engagement is an appearance in the 2019 comedy film “7 Days to Vegas”.

Eileen Davidson as an author

In 2008 Davidson published her first novel, co-authored with Robert J. Randisi and entitled “Death in Daytime”. It is the first book of her soap opera mystery literary saga, about ‘bold and beautiful’ soap opera actress Alexis Peterson. It has been followed by three more sequels so far – “Dial Emmy for Murder” released in 2009, “Diva Las Vegas” (2010) and “Swingin’ in the Rain” which hit the shelves in 2011.

Personal Life

When it comes to Eileen’s private life, she has married three times – in 1986 she married colleague American actor Christopher Mayer, from whom she divorced only two years later. Between 1997 and 2000 she was married to Daytime Emmy-nominated actor, producer and screenwriter Jon Lindstrom. Since April 2003, Davidson has been married to American actor Vincent Van Patten, with whom she welcomed a son they named Jesse Thomas Van Patten, who was born in 2003.

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The 60-year-old Eileen sports a toned body with a genuine hourglass silhouette, with vital statistics of 32-26-32. Additionally, she is standing 5ft 7ins (1.70m) tall while weighing around 125lbs (57kgs).

In 2007, alongside her cousin Devon Martt, Davidson launched her own line of women’s fashion apparel named Femmeology.

Net Worth

Authoritative sources have estimated that the total of Eileen Davidson‘s wealth, speaking as of mid-2020, revolves around the sum of $3 million, with an estimated fee of $750,000 per season. It has all been acquired through her lucrative on-screen acting career since the early 1980s.

General Info

Full NameEileen Davidson
Date Of BirthJune 15, 1959
Height1.7 m
ProfessionAuthor, Model, Spokesperson, Businessperson
EducationCorona del Mar High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseVincent Van Patten, Jon Lindstrom, Christopher Mayer
ChildrenJesse Thomas Van Patten
ParentsCharlotte Davidson, Richard Davidson
SiblingsJohn Davidson, Patricia Davidson, Connie Davidson, Ruth Davidson, Mary Davidson, Thomas Davidson

Accomplishments

AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesEternity, Easy Wheels, The House on Sorority Row
TV ShowsBroken Badges, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives

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Salary

TitleSalary
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2010)$750,000 per season
The House on Sorority Row (1983)$50 per day

Quotes

#Quote
1[Talking about making the 1983 slasher movie "The House on Sorority Row"] I remember I was the only L.A. actress. I desperately wanted to be taken seriously, so I told Katie to slap me *real*, and 25 takes later I was rethinking that.

Facts

#Fact
1Youngest of seven children.
2Her clothing line "Femmeology", founded with her niece Devon Martt, has launched their Spring and Summer lines. They are in process of designing their Fall 2008 collection. [February 2008]
3Currently writing her second book with coauthor Bob Randisi. Has a two book deal with Penguin paperbacks. The first mystery novel, "Death in Daytime will be released in Fall 2008. [February 2008]
4She became the first performer on daytime television to play five separate characters at the same time on Days of Our Lives (1965) in 1998, a feat that won her an Emmy nomination as Best Actress.
5Originated the role of "Ashley Abbott" on The Young and the Restless (1973) in 1982 and proved so popular that when she left in 1988, the producers took her recommendation of hiring a look-alike actress (Brenda Epperson) so the viewers wouldn't be too upset over the change. Eleven years after she left, Eileen was lured back to play Ashley, proving that her popularity never diminished even after a long absence from the role. In January 2007, she was let go from "Young and the Restless" for lack of storyline. In an ironic twist of fate, the Y&R's spin-off sister soap, "The Bold and the Beautiful" signed her on to repeat her role as Ashley on the same day that she made her final Y&R on-air appearance.
6Baby boy, Jesse Thomas, born on Tuesday, 20 May 2003. The baby weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces.
7Started her career as a model in Mexico City and California, eventually adding commecials and print work in Europe before turning to acting.
8Announced her engagement to actor Vincent Van Patten. [2002]

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Game2018announced
Spychosis2017announcedPresident of The United States
Symphoriapost-productionVickey Lewis
The Young and the Restless1984-2016TV SeriesAshley Abbott Ashley Abbott Carlton Ashley Abbott Howard ...
The Guest House2015Dr. Hopkins
Days of Our Lives1993-2015TV SeriesKristen DiMera Kristen Blake Kristen Blake DiMera ...
Stranger at the Pentagon2013ShortDeena Thor
Hell and Mr. Fudge2012Mrs. Fudge
The Bold and the Beautiful2007-2008TV SeriesAshley Abbott
Santa Barbara1992-1993TV SeriesKelly Capwell
Broken Badges1990-1991TV SeriesJ.J. 'Bullet' Tingreedes
Eternity1990/IIDahlia Valerie
Easy Wheels1989She Wolf
Sharing Richard1988TV MovieJ.C. Dennison
The House on Sorority Row1983Vicki
Goin' All the Way!1982BJ
The Phoenix1982TV SeriesEllie

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2015TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2014TV SeriesHerself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Cinerockom2014TV SeriesHerself - Lifetime Award Winner
81st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2012TV MovieHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan2009TV SeriesHerself
SoapTalk2004-2006TV SeriesHerself
Living in TV Land2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHerself
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favorite Daytime Serial
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHerself
Breakaway1983TV SeriesHerself
Tattletales1982TV SeriesHerself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsBest Limited/Guest Performance - Daytime DramaDays of Our Lives (1965)
2014Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
2013Lifetime Achievement Diamond AwardCineRockom International Film FestivalLifetime Achievement Award TV EntertainmentBest Actress Lifetime Achievement in TV Entertainment
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsActress - Daytime DramaDays of Our Lives (1965)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2009Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting Actress - DaytimeThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2000Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite ReturnThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Daytime SerialDays of Our Lives (1965)
1998Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActressDays of Our Lives (1965)
1997Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead ActressDays of Our Lives (1965)
1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Heroine: DaytimeThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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