Eileen Davidson (Ashley) was born on June 15 in Artesia, CA. The former model’s first credited screen role was as Ellie in a 1981 sci-fi series THE PHOENIX. The actress originated the role of Ashley in 1982. Her other soap roles include Kelly Capwell on SANTA BARBARA and Kristen Blake on DAYS. As it turned out, Kristen had a doppelgänger Susan Banks. Eventually Davidson ended up playing Sister Mary Moira Banks, Penelope Kent and
Thomas Banks, bringing her to a total of five characters during her DAYS run. Whew! The actress has written a series of soap opera-themed murder mysteries.
Since 2003, she’s been married to former Y&R castmate Vincent Van Patten (ex-Christian), who has popped up on REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS, where Davidson appears as herself.