Eileen Davidson Biox
(Episode #5014 to present)
Eileen Davidson stars as Ashley Abbott on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Davidson originated the role of Jabot Cosmetics Executive Ashley Abbott, which was created by the late William J. Bell for The Young and the Restless, in 1982. She departed the show in 1989 and returned in 1999 where she remained a central character until late last year.
In 1998, she made daytime television history for portraying five characters at one time on Days of our Lives. Davidson also portrayed Kelly Capwell on the daytime series Santa Barbara and starred in the primetime television series Broken Badges and the telefilm Sharing Richard with Ed Marinaro.
Her feature film credits include starring roles in Eternity with Jon Voight and Armande Assante, and Easy Wheels with Paul LeMat. She also starred in The House on Sorority Row.
A Southern California native, Davidson lives in Los Angeles with her husband Vincent Van Patten, her son Jesse; and two stepsons, Duke and Vinny. When she is not working, she surfs, snow skis, and scuba dives. She also plays piano, paints, and enjoys writing.