Full detailed profile on Kelly Cramer Played by Gina Tognoni on One Life To Live Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Gina Tognoni
Who played Kelly Cramer over the years
Gina Tognoni (1995 - January 2002; February 12, 2010 - August 24, 2011)
Useful information on Kelly Cramer
* Left the scene of an accident after hitting Blair's car causing the death of her unborn child.
Current: Reporter at The Sun
Past: Worked at a Texas newspaper
Past: Writer for The Banner
Past: Reporter for the Sun newspaper
Past: Model for Melador
The Kelly Cramer of 1995 was a total opposite to the Kelly of today. After being kicked out of a Paris boarding school, Kelly came to Llanview to live at the rectory with her cousin Cassie and her husband Andrew Carpenter. When the couple turned out to be too strict for Kelly's liking, the rebellious teen moved in with her Aunt Dorian.
Although Kelly acted as if she had traveled the world with the experience of a 'mature' woman, she was nothing more than an innocent girl. When Kelly met Joey Buchanan, she had thought their relationship was the real thing. However, after Joey left Llanview, he broke it off with Kelly. On one stormy night, devastated by Joey's rejection, Kelly took off in her car and ran into an oncoming vehicle, driven by Patrick Thornhart, off the road! To make matters worse, Kelly's cousin Blair was in the car and lost her and Patrick's baby as a result of the accident! After many months of grief and guilt, Blair forgave Kelly.
Kelly's luck with men only went downhill after Joey. Her next relationship would not only leave her with another broken heart, but with a multi-million dollar inheritance when Ian Armitage died in a plane crash. From there, she was engaged to Drew Buchanan who died in the line of duty. Tired of being hurt, Kelly had a hot steamy affair with Max Holden, but soon realized that she couldn't get Joey out of her mind. Death would follow after Kelly's best friend Grace came to town and died shortly after. Having been the fiancee of Kevin Buchanan, Kevin and Kelly found comfort in each other, which ultimately made Joey jealous and running right back into Kelly's arms!
During a drunken night in 1999, Kelly and Kevin almost made love, but thought it was best not to tell Joey. Although Kelly and Joey married, Kelly couldn't fight her feelings for Kevin and ended their marriage to engage in a relationship with Kevin. After Joey moved to London, Kelly and Kevin moved to Texas so Kevin could be with his son Duke.
In 2003, when Kelly returned to Llanview without Kevin, it became known that their marriage had been in trouble and Kevin spilled the beans that Kelly had had an affair in Texas. Desperate to save her marriage, Kelly got pregnant just as Kevin was asking for a divorce. Although told that she could die if she gave birth, Kelly risked her life to have Kevin's baby. In the end, it would be her unborn child who wouldn't make it. Having lost her baby at a hospital outside of Llanview, Kelly sought the help of her brother Paul Cramer who miraculously found her another baby to pass off as her own!
Kelly brought the baby home and presented Kevin with a son. It wasn't until their marriage ended and Kevin won custody of the boy that Kelly realized the baby needed his real mother. Pine Valley's Babe Chandler! Although it broke his heart, Kevin accepted the truth and gave the baby back.
Though Kevin and Kelly continued on and off to maintain an unhealthy relationship, their biggest challenge yet would come when Kelly slept with Kevin's son Duke in the heat of the moment after Kevin viciously told her they were over! Duke ended up dying in a tornado and Kelly ended up pregnant with Duke's baby! It took Kevin a longtime to accept this and gave Kelly the world when he expressed an interest in helping her raise baby Zane together.
With all the bad memories of the past lingering in Llanview, Kelly and Kevin moved to London in November 2006 to make a fresh start! However, she returned to Llanview in 2010 with plans to win Joey back.
For weeks Kelly tried to express her feelings to Joey, who ended up marrying Aubrey. Kelly took to John McBain for comfort but never got Joey out of her system. Out of jealously, Marty came after Kelly, stabbed her and left her for dead in John's apartment. John found Kelly and saved her life.
Kevin Buchanan (2002 - 2005 divorced)
Joseph Buchanan (April 2000 - 2001 divorced)
Melinda Cramer (mother)
Paul Cramer (maternal half-brother - deceased)
Lou Cramer (grandfather - deceased)
Sonya Roskova (grandmother - deceased)
Adriana Cramer (aunt)
Dorian Lord (maternal aunt)
Cassie Callison (maternal cousin)
Blair Cramer (maternal cousin)
William Sloan Carpenter (maternal first cousin - deceased)
William Sloan River Carpenter (maternal first cousin by adoption)
Starr Manning (cousin)
Jack Manning (cousin)
Brendan Thornhart (cousin - deceased)
Hope Thornhart (cousin)
Zane Buchanan (son with Duke)
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Dorian enters her office and finds her Cramer girls yelling, "Surprise!" Blair, Starr, Kelly and Addie present her with a Dorian cake and a family album. The girls talk about how Dorian's going to be making history in Washington. They think Dorian will get along fine without them. Dorian wonders how they'll get along without her and decides she can't leave. Despite all of their problems, everyone assures Dorian they'll be fine. Dorian agrees to fulfill her dream. In tears, one by one, the girls thank Dorian… Kelly thanks Dorian for being the mother she never had. Addie thanks Dorian for always taking care of her and promises she'll watch over the Cramer girls while she's gone. Starr promises to teach Hope all of the things Dorian taught her. Blair trusts Dorian more than anyone for always telling her the truth, even when she didn't want to hear it. In turn, Dorian thanks them all.
At Llanfair, Joey holds Clint's ankle monitor, wondering where he went. Viki checks the grounds. Clint's car is gone. Viki warns Joey they can't let Clint go to prison. Joey thinks Viki's amazing. After all Clint's done, she's still worried about him. Viki will always care about Clint. Joey suggests she still loves him. They belong together. Viki thinks Joey's stuck in a childhood fantasy of his parents getting back together. Joey denies it. Viki's the greatest thing that's ever happened to Clint. Joey thinks Clint's finally realizing it too. Clint appears and apologizes for worrying them. Bo let him off. Viki snaps at Clint then walks out on him. Clint knows she's just letting off steam and tells Joey, "We have a past together." Kelly arrives. Joey and Kelly promise Clint they'll visit with Zane. They say goodbye then leave, ready for the second chapter of their life. Clint's stunned when Kim walks through the patio doors.
At the mansion, Kelly finishes up a call with Joey, preparing for their departure. John arrives and hears the news. Kelly's giving Joey another shot and suggests John give Natalie one too. He reluctantly agrees to think about it. They say their goodbyes with a hug and promise to reach out to each other if need be. In the living room, David tells Dorian about his big movie deal in Sweden. Dorian's happy for David but relays her own news about going to Washington, D.C. Neither wants to give up their dream to go with the other. Dorian thinks one of them needs to make a sacrifice and says, "Well?" David's waiting for Dorian to say something too. Dorian pleads her case. They need more women in the senate. David wonders if she can fix his SAG insurance. Dorian promises she will. David insists on going with her. Dorian thinks twice and fears David would end up resenting her. David convinces Dorian that his career can wait. He's going with her. John interrupts and tells Dorian Irene's asked about her repeatedly. Dorian hardly knows Irene and claims she probably wants her to pull some strings for her. John wishes Dorian luck, looks at her and David and says they'll all need it. After Dorian's called away, Kim arrives and stuns David.
Aubrey arrives at Llanfair and finds out Joey's going back to London. Aubrey hands over her engagement ring and hopes he'll be happy in London. Joey breaks the news that he's going with Kelly. She still wishes him the best. Joey insists she take the ring back and hugs Aubrey goodbye. Kelly arrives and sees them. Aubrey assures Kelly it's not what it looks like. Kelly doesn't feel threatened. In the living room, Viki finds Clint upset because Joey's leaving. Viki suggests Clint give Shane and Rex a chance. Clint objects and looks at a photo of Asa. He'll be seeing Asa before he plans to see Rex. Viki reminds Clint he's alive because of Shane's mother. They all look at the photo of Asa, who’s been gone four years. Clint orders Nigel to bring the car around. He wants to honor their traditional bourbon toast in Asa's memory at the Buchanan Mansion. Viki reminds Clint he can't leave Llanfair then goes to get the bourbon. Clint orders Nigel to move quickly and runs him down with his wheelchair. Soon after, Joey and Viki hear a beeping. They find Clint's ankle monitor.