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 the lab, Ashley lectures Yack for giving favors to Chelsea and Gabe. She's tired of supporting him. He insists there is a method to his madness. "Is that so?" Victor asks as he pops up. Yack explains that he has a bad feeling about Gabriel. He's only been supporting him so he'll let his guard down. Ash is appeased but warns that she will fight her brother if he takes the company in the wrong direction. She leaves to track down Chelsea. Victor wonders what he thinks he's doing. They bicker about Yack attending the intervention. Yack admits he's lived through addiction himself. A woman he loved was an addict. Victor is sarcastic. Yack explains that he got her out of addiction and had to leave her when his enemies came after him.
Gabe waits for Chelsea in her hallway. He wants to know why she's been avoiding him. She claims to be too busy to talk. He asks her to give him a shot at proving Adam isn't the one great love of her life. She gives him two minutes. She's the most beautiful woman he's ever seen and there's a connection between them. He promises to always be a gentleman, plus they are good friends and fantastic lovers. He would love to be there for her and Connor. When he only has a half a minute left, he pulls her into a kiss. They hit the couch. After sex, she says she's not making any promises. Gabriel wishes he could take Adam's place, but he offers to be the man who never leaves her. He promises that no one will come between them. She realizes she's late for a meeting and runs off to dress. Ashley comes to the door. Shirtless Gabe answers. They chat about him breaking up Chelsea and Billy. When Chelsea comes down, Gabe exits. The blond tells her that she's accepted the opportunity Jack has given her. Chelsea is skeptical and claims she wants to prove how reliable she is.
Back at the lab, Gabriel chats with Yack about Chelsea. Yack asks him to make peace with Billy. Gabe can't and doesn't see the point in putting on a fake show of reconciliation. Yack says no one would believe he was reconciled with Victor either. Gabe agrees, assuming it's all been strategic. "No one wants to see my father go down in flames more than I do," Gabriel casually says. Yack plays along as Gabriel talks about being Adam. Gabe assures him he'll help rip the company away from Victor whenever he's ready. Meanwhile, Abby and Stitch arrive. She can't pretend anymore and confronts her mom about her feelings for Ben. Her mom insists on speaking to Stitch alone. Once her daughter is gone, Ash accidentally knocks over some pills. Ben notices and remarks that they are serious medication.
In Sage's room at the club, Nick tries to talk Sage out of going to the party. She's insistent. Downstairs, Victor orders Tobias to leave. Ashley reminds him that she threatened to have him arrested. Tobias nonchalantly grabs a drink. Yack informs him they don't need any spies. Tobias threatens to tell the guests all of Victor's secrets. When he's commanded to leave, Tobias jumps on the bar and rants about them being 'rich, entitled, monsters'. Ashley declares that he's useless. Neil drags him off the bar and then bickers with Billy, who just wants to dump the interloper in a car. After Billy drags him out, Jack thanks him. Nikki sneaks drinks. Kyle and Summer admit to Yack and Phyllis that they caught Tobias spying on them at Crimson Lights. Abby looks uncomfortable as they discuss this. When her friends approach her, they discuss whether or not Tobias has something to do with the killer. Yack glares over at them. Meanwhile, Victoria and Billy talk about how nice it is to work together again. She spots her brother and Sage walking in. Nick introduces her to his parents. Noah arrives in time to hear the latest mention of the baby. They fill him in and toast. Nikki announces that she doesn't drink and heads off to powder her nose. She bumps into Dylan on the way and starts complaining to him about how her sons are saddling themselves with awful women. Sharon pops up, who refuses to argue on the anniversary of Cassie's death. She advises Nikki not to antagonize Sage while she's pregnant. Nikki accuses her of taking advantage of the family and strides off. Across the room, Sage assures Victor that she's not a gold digger. She walked out on Gabriel's money and she's confident that Nick will be a good father. Sirens start to ring. Lily comes in and says there has been an accident involving a party guest. It was Tobias. Kyle, Abby and Summer decide to run over to the hospital to see if he's doped up enough to spill the truth. Nikki returns. Victor wonders if she's been drinking and she starts slurring her insults of the mustache. She complains about how dirty she feels for following Victor's orders and blames him for driving Tobias over the edge. She storms out and heads to the roof. Neil trails after and finds her getting plastered with some dude. She teases Neil about walking into the party with his son's ex. Neil takes her aside and she tells him that Victor is not winning tonight, she is. Neil asks the dude to step off and gets threatening. Meanwhile, Nick brings Sage back to her room. He advises her to 'duck and cover' when it comes to his dad. They make out. Back downstairs, Phyllis notices that Yack has gone missing. By the bar, Billy and Victoria discuss the pregnancy and start brainstorming their new project. When they stroll upstairs, they catch Neil punching the guy who was with Nikki.