50 Greatest Soap Actresses: #27 Eileen Davidson

NAME: Eileen Davidson
RANK: 27
SOAP ROLES: Ashley Abbott, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (1982-1989, 1999-2007, 2008-present ); Ashley Abbott, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (2007-2008); Kristen Blake, DAYS OF OUR LIVES (1993-1998); Susan Banks, DAYS OF OUR LVIES (1996-1998); Sister Mary Moira Banks, DAYS OF OUR LIVES (1997-1998); Thomas Banks, DAYS OF OUR LIVES (1997); Penelope Kent, DAYS OF OUR LIVES (1998); Kelly Capwell, SANTA BARBARA (1991-1993)

AWARDS:
2003 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
2000 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Favorite Return
1998 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
1998 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress
1997 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress
1988 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Heroine: Daytime
1986 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Daytime Serial

COMMENTS FROM THE PANEL:
Jonathan Reiner: Comedy + Tragedy x Four soaps = Eileen Davidson.

Nelson Aspen: I never caught on to her work on DOOL...it was just too bananas for me, although I certainly appreciated her willingness to "go for it!" And while Y&R is not off the hook for giving her some absurd storylines (I hated the whole hysterical pregnancy and baby switch), I love her as Ashley...and appreciate that a character with that much history is still on the front burner. She is always worth watching and as sexy as ever. The writers need to keep her with equally matched talent...and maybe even find her someone new who can keep up.

COMMENTS FROM CO-STARS/CO-WORKERS/INDUSTRY:
Michael Muhney: (works with Davidson on Y&R) Eileen is wonderful, and I really love working with her. Quite talented.

1 comment:

  1. Eileen Davidson shouldn't be 27th. She should be in the top 20 or better. Just her work on Days should put her in the top 20.

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