Coming home.

Updated July 14:

Eva La Rue told Soaps in Depth, her first two episodes back as Maria will be of her on the phone, as her character is still in California. However, Maria will be involved with David and the Project Orpheus storyline. Look for Maria to reappear on July 19.

Updated June 13:

Entertainment Tonight caught up with Eva La Rue at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation A Time for Heroes Celebrity Picnic and asked about her return to "All My Children." Watch the clip to hear what she had to say.

Updated June 9:

Eva La Rue's return as Maria is expected to span several episodes beginning July 19.

Originally posted June 8:

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Josh Duhamel will reprise his role as Leo Du Pres, comes word of another return. A rep for "All My Children" has confirmed with that Eva La Rue will also return to the show as Maria Santos. More details will follow.

Maria first appeared in Pine Valley in 1993. The good doctor embarked on a popular romance with Edmund Grey (John Callahan), who she eventually married. She was presumed dead after her plane exploded, but returned to town as Maureen Gorman many years later. She eventually regained her memory and reunited with Edmund. However, their marriage hit a few bumps and they became estranged. After Edmund was killed by Jonathan Lavery (Jeff Branson), Maria left town in 2005. Maria reappeared again in 2010 on Hayley's (Kelly Ripa) documentary as part of the show's 40th anniversary special. Along the way Maria had affairs with Dimitri (Michael Nader), Zach (Thorsten Kaye) and Aidan (Aiden Turner).

As for the actress, Eva has appeared on "CSI: Miami" since 2005 as Natalia Boa Vista. Are you looking forward to Eva/Maria's return?

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