Full detailed profile on Ashley Abbott Played by Eileen Davidson on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Eileen Davidson (CBS)
Actor: Eileen Davidson
Who played Ashley Abbott over the years
Eileen Davidson (1982 - 1989; 1999 - 2007; 2008 - present)
Useful information on Ashley Abbott
* Abandoned by her mother as a child.
Current: Head of Research Jabot Cosmetic
Past: CEO of Jabot Cosmetics
Past: Head of R&D at Forrester Creations
Past: CEO of Jabot Cosmetics
Past: President of Jabot Cosmetics
Fresh out of college, Ashley Abbott returned to Genoa City in 1982. One of three Abbott children abandoned by their mother, the 'beauty' of the family, Ashley was the apple of her father's eye. Taking her spot in the family business, Ashley became a chemist at Jabot under the name Susan Ashley as a way to distract from the fact that she was an Abbott. After she earned the respect within the company, Ashley went on to use her real name and was appointed president of Jabot.
Ashley got the shock of her life when Brent Davis revealed on his death bed that he was her biological father. Devastated by the news, Ashley had an emotional breakdown, but was rescued and taken in by Victor and Nikki Newman. Although only a handful of people, her mother Dina, Jack, Jill, Katherine, and Victor, knew the truth, Ashley vowed to keep her paternity a secret for fear of breaking John's heart.
Her time with Victor would be the beginning of their love story and of Ashley's feud with Nikki. For years the three would find themselves in love, out of love, threatened by the other, and so on and so forth! After her stay at the ranch, and Nikki and Victor's divorced over her affair with Jack, Ashley and Victor fell in love. However, shortly after Ashley became pregnant, Victor and Nikki reconciled, leading Ashley to have an abortion. Not mentally stable, Ashley ended up in a mental institution and later returned to GC with her father.
The good thing to come from her time in the hospital was meeting her future husband Stephan. However, their marriage would end soon after Stephan was stalked and murdered by a past mental patient. Her next tangle with love was with her sister's ex-husband Brad Carlton. Not wanting to hurt her sister, Ashley escaped to her cottage in the woods. Dealing with the pain of Nikki's marriage to Jack, Victor came to Ashley and the two married! However, as always, Victor's tie with Nikki was too strong and he and Ashley soon divorced. Ashley would then go on to have two more unsuccessful marriages: with Jabot's photographer Blade and novelist Cole Howard.
Fed up with love, Ashley took off for Paris, then returned to GC pregnant! Determined to keep the baby's father a secret, Ashley accepted Brad's marriage proposal and his undying love for her and her unborn child. Ironically, and to Brad's dismay, Ashley revealed during her fight with breast cancer that Victor Newman was the father of little Abby! Not only was Brad shocked, so was Victor after finding out that Ashley stole his sperm and was artificially inseminated! Although Brad and Ashley tried to salvage their marriage by having a child of their own, Ashley miscarried due to a car accident and the two divorced shortly after.
Her next battle would come when her father met and fell in love with Gloria Fisher. With Jabot on the edge of bankruptcy, her personal life a mess, Ashley started dating Paul Williams and soon found herself being charmed by Tom Callahan. Little did Ashley know, Tom was the same Tom who had been married to Gloria and abused her and her two sons! After a series of blackmail attempts, lies were exposed and it was revealed that Tom Callahan (Fisher) was Gloria's husband! Fearing for his family's life, John Abbott shot and killed Tom, and Ashley took the blame for the crime! It wasn't long before John would recover from the shock and admit to the crime and was in turn sentenced to seven years in prison.
While dealing with the anguish of her father in prison, Ashley was faced with controversy after Gloria contaminated her new line of beauty cream! Even though Gloria was never found out, the damage she did to Jabot was immense. With Katherine now the company's new owner, the company was able to survive.
Ashley's biggest devastation came with the death of her father shortly before he was to be pardoned and released from prison. Blaming Gloria as the reason for her father going to prison in the first place, Ashley and Jack tried to strip her of the Abbott name after finding out that she and their father were never legally married. In the end, although Gloria had been shut out of John's will, due to Jack's manipulation, a judge allowed her to keep the Abbott name.
Although Jack secretly regained control of Jabot through his other company the House of Kim, Ashley found herself torn from her brother and from the family business that she onced loved.
Ashley decided to try something new and moved to Hong Kong to work for Forrester International. She had an affair with younger man, Rick Forrester. Forrester moved Ashley back to Los Angeles, where she became engaged to Ridge Forrester. His continued relationship with his ex, Brooke Logan, ruined things for the pair.
Ashley returned to Genoa City and remarried Victor Newman. She became pregnant, but lost the child when Victor's son, Adam, gaslighted her. She had a hysterical pregnancy and believed she gave birth. Adam gave her Sharon's newborn to cover his tracks. Ashley was forced to give up her baby when the truth came out.
Ashley dated Neil Winters for a time, but fell for his boss, Tucker McCall. She became engaged to Tucker and is Jabot Cosmetics for him. Ashley and Tucker were about to marry, but Abby, who dislikes Tucker, interfered and a car crash resulted. Abby hit Tucker while driving drunk with Ashley in the car. Abby had set-up Tucker to meet Diane at the cabin in order to sabotage her mother's wedding. Ashley switched places with Abby behind the wheel after the crash and was charged with attempted murder for hitting her own fiance. Victor helped get Ashley off on the charges and she married Tucker in the hospital when he awoke.
Ashley became entangled in the murder of Diane Jenkins after arguing with her in the park on the night she died. Ashley had found out Diane slept with Tucker when they were dating. Ashley was estranged briefly from Tucker, but they reunited and had a church wedding.
Ashley's marriage had been pretty smooth until they began having different opinions about business. Ashley recently caught Tucker having a drunken tryst with Harmony and told him they're done. She went back with him briefly when he supported her through Abby's (fake) kidnapping, but when she witnessed him arguing with Genevieve, decided he still harbored feelings for her, and called it quits.
Ashley has decided to take down her brother Jack, who is trying to push her out of her position at Jabot.
Brian (lab assistant)
Dr. Stephen Lassiter
Tom Fisher (deceased)
Ridge Forrester (broken engagement)
Tucker McCall (husband)
Brent Davis (father)
John Abbott (always believed he was her father - deceased)
Dina Abbott Mergeron (mother)
Jack Abbott (half-brother)
Traci Abbott (half-sister)
Billy Abbott (half-brother)
Keemo Volien Abbott (half-nephew)
Kyle Jenkins (half-nephew)
Colleen Carlton (half-niece)
At Jabot, Yack tells Ashley that Victor and Victoria will be by today. "We're one big happy family now." Ash thinks he's lost touch with reality. Yack says if she's against him, she should quit. Victor appears with Victoria and Victor says they'll do everything to make Ash comfortable. They snipe back and forth. Yack is distracted by a text. Ash refers to working with Victoria. Victor says she won't work with Victoria, she'll work for Victoria. Ash turns on Yack. She seethes that Hex is a huge success and she's still not co-CEO. Victoria suggests she stay in the lab if emotion will cloud her judgement. Yack says, "Welcome to our brave new world." Ash will stay and fight for John's legacy. Yack takes Victor on a tour. Outside the lab they bicker. Yack says Ash is pain in his ass. Victor warns him not to make her question his behavior - it's becoming a little cuckoo. Meanwhile, Victoria wants Ash's office. Abby and Ben arrive. Abby says the merger is like her - Newman and Abbott. Ash tells them Victoria is now the boss. Ben is a little overwhelmed at the thought of them all working together. Victoria says she'll see them individually in her office. Ash whispers to Abby and Ben that they have to stick together. Vikki calls Ben in. She says it hasn't even been one day since they broke up. "Focus on business. That's all that's left." Meanwhile, Abby tells Ashley that Ben and Victoria broke up. Abby assures Ash she's loyal to her. Abby is next in Victoria's office. Vikki says they'll always be sisters but asks her to be on time and focus on work not her personal life. In the lab, Ash confronts Ben about his bed-hopping. She warns there will be war here and suggests he resign. He won't. Chelsea arrives. Ash tells her Victoria's in her office - the one with her name on the door. Chelsea enters. She informs her she won't allow her business to be threatened to keep Billy in line and threatens to take her line elsewhere. Victoria recognizes her value. Chelsea goes and Vikki notices Ben and Abby kissing. Elsewhere, Ash leaves Jack a voicemail - if he's John Abbott's son he wouldn't do this.
At the Club, Abby, Ashley, Billy, and Kyle discuss the Jack situation. Ash has talked to Traci and is going ahead with voting him out. Stitch appears. Billy says it's a family only meeting. Billy and Stitch spar verbally. Abby takes Ben aside to tell him Jack fired Billy and they need to talk. Ben leaves to see Victoria. The discussion about Jack resumes. Kyle will support Jack. He asks Abby to join him. Ashley makes an appeal that it's the best thing for Jabot and Jack. Kyle vows to stop them.
At the Abbott house, Yack toasts to 'Jackie Boy'. "I've made a new man out of you!" He takes a swig of his drink and Phyllis enters. They kiss and she asks, "Have you been drinking?" He says he had one little drink. She lectures him. He tells her not to be a killjoy. Yack insists he's not stressed, he's excited about the future and won't do anything to screw it up. Phyllis talks to him about firing Billy. She's puzzled at his contention that Billy is out for number one. Ash, Abby, Kyle and Billy appear. Billy says they've spoken to the board and he can fight it or exit gracefully, but either way he's out. Ash confirms they have the majority, including Traci. Billy's glad John's not around to see Jack trash his life work. Phyllis defends Jack. Ash says it's not her business. Yack agrees to meet them at Jabot in an hour. He tells Phyllis he has a plan. She blames his family for him drinking. Yack reassures her. She warns about Victor trying a hostile takeover. He says she's right - he knows exactly what he has to do.
In the Jabot lab, Billy and Ashley wonder why Jack has called this meeting. Elsewhere, Abby complains to Kyle about their schizo family and Jack having flashbacks to his playboy days. Abby won't take sides. She leaves. Yack arrives in the lab with Victor and Victoria. Yack announces, "Victor and I are now partners." Billy pulls Victoria aside. She's as surprised as he is about this. Victor says he's dropped charges against Jack for cyber-theft. Yack insists it's not the reason he formed the alliance - Victor saved his life and got Kelly to confess - he's an ally not an enemy. A reporter appears and photographs Victor and Yack shaking hands and grinning.