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 Abbott mansion, Victor tells Phyllis she's there because of him, now he wants her help. He says she and Sharon have information that is of great importance to Nicholas. He wants that information as repayment. Phyllis can't help him unless there's full disclosure. Victor reminds her neither of them want Nick with Sharon. He vows to blow Sharon out of the water, but Phyllis' hands will remain clean. In the other room, Jack shows Ashley the consent for medical treatment form Victor provided for Phyllis. They join Victor and Phyllis. Ashley hugs Victor and tells Phyllis she looks fantastic. Phyllis laughs because Ashley hates her. Victor moves to leave, but Jack suggests he stick around and face the music.
Summer and Austin arrive at the Abbott mansion. Jack fills them in on Victor arranging the experimental treatment and signing Summer's name on the consent form. Jack assumes he's also responsible for Daniel's art grant. Summer says she thought she signed trust fund documents. Phyllis asks why she was signing those. Summer deflects. Victor explains that he had to do it this way or Jack would have blocked the treatment because it was his idea. Victor encourages them to ask Jack why he didn't go to the same lengths to save Phyllis. Phyllis admits she's grateful. Jack vows to look into this further. Victor goes, certain that Phyllis will thank him for what he's done. Ashley sees him out and then pats Austin. "So Phyllis, how do you like your handsome new son-in-law?" Phyllis asks, "You're already married?" She's had it with being protected and talks annulment. Summer yells at her not to even try - it won't work. Jack mutters that it won't; he even tried to bring in the police. Austin and Summer exit. Jack encourages Phyllis to take it out on him. He's worried about Victor's accusation that he didn't do all he could to save her. Phyllis reassures him. They discuss Victor wanting information regarding Sharon. Phyllis' head is spinning. Austin asks to speak to her. He says he loves Summer. Phyllis says he can prove he's worthy by telling her what else is being kept from her. Summer appears after Phyllis asks for his phone to access the internet. She tells Summer they've come to an understanding. Ashley, meanwhile, asks Jack if Phyllis is strong enough to learn another woman was sleeping in her bed.
At the Abbott mansion, Abby and Traci look on as Jack tries unsuccessfully to reach Billy. They discuss it being the anniversary of Delia's death. Ashley arrives. Jack tells them Phyllis wants to keep things as they were and Kelly has moved out. He wants to focus on Billy today.
Jill joins the others at the Abbott mansion. She says the news they were hoping to share has happened. Outside, Delia's ghost asks Billy why he's nervous. He doesn't want a fuss. She says they're his family. Billy beams that she's right. He goes in. They all greet him with relief. Jill and Jack announce that due to a generous donation from Victor and Nikki to Delia's foundation they've been able to create a children's theater. Billy chokes up. He talks about getting through this day. Traci advises him. Billy wants to be the man Delia thought he could be. He leaves them the school assignment to read. They all end up emotional. Traci says Delia's looking over them. They debate about Billy's future. Jill and Abby are against Chelsea, but Jack defends her. Later, Jill asks Jack for a copy of Delia's schoolwork...and one for Esther. She wonders about his dilemma. She realizes he hasn't made up his mind. Jack doesn't want to hurt either of them. Jill advises him not to take long. Meanwhile, Ashley tells Abby and her siblings she's home for good.