Full detailed profile on Celeste Perrault Played by Beverly Todd on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
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Actor: Beverly Todd
Who played Celeste Perrault over the years
Tanya Boyd (contract from 1994 - 1999, recurring 1999 - Thursday, October 18 2007.)
Useful information on Celeste Perrault
* Her real name is Francesca Perrault.
Past: Caregiver, henchwoman.
Celeste (Francesca Perrault) is Alexandra Brooks Carver's mother and sister to Lexi's adoptive mother, Grace. The name Brooks comes from Grace and is her married name.
Celeste was Stefano DiMera's right hand woman and mistress from New Orleans. She was a caregiver to Gina, who was really Hope Brady. When Stefano kidnapped John, and came to Maison Blanche seeking answers about his past, it was Celeste who helped kidnap John. She cared for John and ended up giving him tips on how to escape from Maison Blanche. She also helped kidnap Marlena when she came to Maison Blanche looking for John. She was in love with Stefano and would do anything for him at that time. Her love was more of an obsession and turned quickly to jealousy when she realized that Stefano was in love with and obsessed with Marlena. Because of this, she set up a gas leak in John and Marlena's cell and started a fire, which ended in burning down Maison Blanche completely.
After the fire, Celeste moved to Salem. We found that she was Lexi Carver's aunt. She was on Stefano's payroll to plant Hope's memories into Gina until she was exposed by Billie Reed. Lexi had been doing some of her own detective work and found out she was adopted as a baby. She asked Celeste for more information but got nowhere. Eventually, she did find out that Celeste was her mother and they were able to forge a bond that still is tight today. Celeste stopped her work for Stefano and kept up her tarot card reading while she became a mother figure to Lexi.
Celeste is seen when the show has a need for premonitions. Many times her psychic connections have been right. She was seen in many storylines involving the 'Salem Stalker' and saw a premonition of the next death before it happened. After the last 'victim' was killed, she started having visions of them being alive and it was her visions that brought the victims home from Melaswen Island. When she learned that Sami was engaged to Lucas, she had a vision that Sami would wind up with Brandon.
She once had a strange dream about Theo and Lexi and went to Abe with this dream. She felt disturbing vibrations when she read her cards and told Abe that there was a terrible danger coming to them. She helped Abe and Roman with their case against criminal, EJ Wells, but all she had to say was that terrible things would come to those who crossed EJ. She refused to say more because she felt someone would die.
Celeste's premonitions came true when her daughter, Lexi, disappeared. Celeste moved in with Abe and helped him take care of Theo. Celeste suspected that EJ DiMera was at the root of Lexi's disappearance and plotted revenge. She and Sami Brady teamed up and devised a plan to get rid of EJ. They tried to poison EJ and then burn him to death. This plan failed and Celeste double crossed Sami when she revealed that she was in fact working with EJ against Sami. Celeste had made a deal with EJ for more information on Lexi's whereabouts. Later, EJ sought Celeste's psychic powers to learn that he fathered one of Sami's twins.
Once Lexi was found, Celeste helped reunite her with Abe and Theo. She babysat for them but hasn't been seen since. She returned April 4th to warn Lexi of impending doom if she didn't go to the hospital right away. She also has a secret - a son, Cameron Davis, who is Lexi's half-brother.
Theo Carver (current) (grandson)
Grace Perrault (sister - deceased)
Grace Jeffries (niece by adoption)
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Abe, John and Marlena arrive at Chez Rouge. They mention how much good Lexi did in the world. Abe laments, "It shouldn't have been her time. It's just not right." Nearby, Jenn and Jack wander over to Kayla who's receiving a text from Steve offering his condolences. Jenn thinks he should be there. Bo and Hope overhear when Kayla admits her marriage is over. She confesses she’s getting a divorce. Meanwhile, Sydney and Johnny run over to hug EJ before sitting down. Soon Celeste, Cameron and Theo arrive followed by Abby, Chad and Gabi who catch up with Cam. Abby tells Cameron that Theo is lucky to have him in his life. Cam mentions how everyone knew his sister better than him. Gabi and Chad reassure him that everyone will share stories of Lexi which prompts Abe, who wanders over, to suggest that's what the party should be about as Lexi would like that.
The group continues to mingle. Abe talks about dealing with Theo's autism. Lexi wouldn't let him be in denial. He flashes to a memory of Theo completing a train puzzle. He tells everyone about a foundation he's created in Lexi's name to support families dealing with autism. He hopes he has what it takes to raise Theo on his own. The group offers their support. Later Abby asks Chad if Mel knows about Lexi. He left her a message. Abby looks upset when Gabi comforts Chad. Bo and Hope wander over to Abe who is just finishing a call with Brandon. Bo tells him they forgave Lexi for trying to keep Zack for herself. Meanwhile Celeste sits down with EJ to share that Lexi wanted them to get along. EJ asks her, since she has a sixth sense, if they will catch Stefano’s killer. She says it will come out - is that what he wants? She believes EJ when he says he didn't kill him.
John and Marlena show up at Abe's door with tears and hugs. In the garden, Cameron tries to get Celeste to head in to talk to Abe. She's not ready. She's sorry Cameron didn't have much time with Lexi. Cameron assures her he won't leave her. He's staying in Salem. Celeste assumes it's because of Abigail. She still has misgivings about Abigail and warns her son not to let Abby's darkness envelope him. Cam thinks he can protect her. Inside, Abe mutters about the flowers he and Lexi grew in the garden and how brave she was. They're surprised to learn Lexi was exposed to a toxic gas in the tunnels that caused her tumor. "She died because of Stefano," he tells them and Lexi knew. Still, she forgave him. Marlena receives a text about Will's release. John scoffs that the media doesn't check their facts but Marlena admits Will is gay. John's surprised she knew but it doesn't matter. Next time he sees him, he'll tell him he loves him. Abe respects those who learn their truths. So did Lexi. Abe realizes Chad may not know about Lexi so Marlena goes off to call him while John tells Abe it's okay not to stay strong. Abe figures he's still in shock. John cries and Abe talks about how Theo knew, the moment Lexi passed. Celeste and Cameron walk in and hug Abe. Everyone takes off and Theo asks, "Daddy, what do we do now?" They look at photos of Lexi together and flashback to better times.
Abigail watches Chad sniffling at the square. He tells her about the argument with Melanie and that she left. What does he do? Abby's just as baffled as he is. It's not like Melanie. Chad says he was angry that he didn't let his father into his life sooner and took it out on Mel. He's considering going to Europe to apologize in person. Gabi walks up and tells him it's a bad idea. She and Abby argue and Abby eventually agrees he should give Melanie time. Chad receives a call from Marlena, telling him Lexi's dead. He holds back the tears and hangs up. Abby hugs him while he cries. Later, she finds Cameron and Celeste and gives her condolences to them. Celeste gives her a chilly reception. Cam feels cheated and hopes he can be the kind of uncle Theo needs him to be. Nearby, Gabi offers to lend him support. Chad needs his sister more than ever now, and she's gone.