Full detailed profile on Esther Valentine Played by Kate Linder on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Kate Linder (CBS)
Actor: Kate Linder
Who played Esther Valentine over the years
Kate Linder (Nov. 1985 - present)
Useful information on Esther Valentine
Current: Katherine Chancellor's maid
Past: Alcohol abuse counsellor
Since 1985, Esther Valentine has been more than just a maid to Katherine Chancellor. Although infuriating to Katherine at times, Esther's friendship and companionship has always meant the most. Esther is best known for her airy humor and nosiness with each new guest that arrives at the Chancellor Estate, forcing Katherine to remind Esther to excuse herself and go fetch the tea!
Of the last twenty-some years, Esther has only strayed from Katherine once after widow Nina Webster Chancellor had decided to leave the mansion with her baby Phillip. Since Esther had taken care of him since birth, she only felt it was right to leave with Nina to continue to care for the boy she had grown to love. At first, Nina befriended Esther and even took her out with the intensions of finding Esther a man of her own! For the first time in her life, Esther had a one-night stand with a plumber named Tiny, but never saw him again. Missing Katherine and realizing that Nina had used her, Esther returned to the mansion to find that Katherine had replaced her with a strange couple named Robert and Shirley.
Suspicious of Kay's new employees, Esther found herself, along with Mrs. C., being held hostage by the couple and woman who was posing as Katherine! Luckily, Katherine's son Brock returned home and rescued Esther and his mother in the knick of time, sending the imposture and her accomplices to prison!
Esther soon found out that her one-night stand had resulted in a pregnancy and later gave birth to baby Kate. Katherine and her husband Rex were happy to have Esther back, along with a new baby to spoil, until one fateful mistake would leave Esther reeling with guilt forever.
Still on the hunt for Mr. Right, Esther answered a personal ad and invited con artist Norman Peterman into the Chancellor home. Although Norman easily gained Esther's trust, Katherine and Rex weren't as easily convinced. After he proposed, Katherine set out to protect Esther by arranging a fake wedding. Thinking he was alone to steal the Chancellor fortune, Norman broke into Kay's safe and was caught in the act by Rex! Unfortunately, Norman shot and killed Rex in the process and was later sent to prison for murder. Although devastated, Katherine forgave Esther and has held a watchful eye over her where men are concerned ever since!
With her daughter having been in boarding school for years, Esther has remained loyal to Katherine during many dramas in her life: finding out that her long lost daughter was her archenemy Jill, dealing with the past, and Esther even became a certified alcohol counselor to help Katherine regain her life after falling off the wagon from the immediate new stress in her life.
Esther encouraged Kay to seek the help of world-renowned psychic Silvia Browne to help uncover the meaning of her reoccurring, disturbing nightmares.
Esther is now a grandmother! Her daughter, Kate, aka, Chloe, who had been away at boarding school for years, turned up in Genoa City and gave birth to Cordelia, a child with Jill's son, Billy Abbott. Esther inherited half the house when Katherine was presumed dead, but is back to being the maid now that Katherine has returned. She continues to spar with Jill regularly, dotes on Delia, and is now dealing with Kay's presumed daughter Jo-Jo!
Norman Peterson (not legal)
Tiny (father of her daughter Kate/Chloe)
Kate Tina Valentine, aka Chloe Mitchell (daughter with Tiny)
Esther irritates Jill at the Chancellor Estate, but Jill comforts her when she cries about Chloe being in jail. She tells Esther she has her support. Talk turns to the the photo of Rachel Berenson. Esther remarks on Colin having a hold over Jill. Jill says she's in a race with Colin to find out about Rachel, and Esther can help her. They go through journals. Esther reveals that Katherine's father was a spy. Jill wonders if the answers they need are in code. They agree to work together. Later, Colin arrives and asks about their progress. Jill starts telling him, but Esther gestures oddly. Colin realizes Esther is holding the missing corner of the photo. They all peer at what it says - Picadilly Photo, London. Colin wants to celebrate, but Jill hands him a journal. "Keep reading Kangaroo Boy."
At the gala, Lily rants at someone on the phone about security for the doll. Cane kisses her cheek and says he took care of it. Cane puts Kelly in charge and spirits Lily away. Kelly spots Jack at the bar. Lauren chats with Neil and Leslie about marriage. Neil avoids answering if they've set a date but admits they decided not to use David Tutera. Upstairs, Cane takes Lily into a beautifully decorated suite. "Happy Anniversary. Happy Valentine's Day." He starts undressing and they kiss on the bed. Back at the gala, Chloe tells Kevin and Esther she'd planned to get Delia a doll today. Leslie tells Chloe that Delia must have been special. Chloe excuses herself. Neil asks Jack how he's holding up and says he's always available. Hilary arrives, followed by Abby and Tyler. Devon notices Esmerelda. Tyler suggests he talk to her. Devon greets Hilary first. "Hello, friend." By the bar, Jack and Kelly introduce themselves. He chuckles at her assuming he's her blind date. Hilary appears. Kelly's real date introduces himself. She and Jack gaze at each other as she goes. Hilary fixes Jack's ties and kisses him. Shocked, she rambles an apology. He reassures her. Devon hears and shakes his head. Tyler gets a call from Mariah and agrees to meet her. He makes an excuse to Abby. Devon talks to Chloe about the gala and Delia. She thanks him, but squirms. Esther asks if she's okay, and Chloe snaps at her. Lily and Cane rejoin the gala and kiss. Neil tells Leslie they need to define how they're moving forward. She says she has something for him - tickets to a jazz concert in Chicago. She says she loves him if they're married or not. Devon approaches Esmerelda, who is rude until she learns he's the owner. He offers a private tour. Abby tells Chloe she feels bad about Adam and offers to come up with a marketing project for the Delia fund. Chloe snaps that she's not a project. Kevin asks if she's okay. She tells him to stop and goes to chat with Cane and Lily. Jack goes downstairs to call Phyllis and tell her he wishes she were there. He gets teary. Upstairs, Hilary looks for Devon. Kevin tells Lauren that this is hard for Chloe, and he's worried about her obsession with Connor. Esther tells Chloe she has to run home and get the collage she made. Neil talks to Chloe about Delia and she thanks him and walks off. Kelly tells the blind date it's not working.