Looking Back at Eve Donovan on the Anniversary of Kassie DePaiva’s Days of our Lives Debut
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Days of our Lives’ bad girl and trouble maker Eve Donovan.
The character of Eve Donovan made her first appearance on Days of our Lives on July 16, 1987 when Charlotte Ross portrayed the troubled teen who arrived in Salem searching for her birth father, who turned out to be Shane Donovan (Charles Shaughnessy). She was often at odds as a teen with her step-mother Kimberly Brady (Patsy Pease), and she and Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves) became bitter rivals over Frankie Brady (Billy Warlock). She volunteered as a candy-striper at the hospital by day and was a teen prostitute by night. Eve later took a job singing at Nick Corelli (George Jenesky) nightclub Wings and was briefly married to Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford) as a way to get her hands on money left to her by Nick. The marriage was short-lived, and Eve left Salem in 1991 with Frankie to do charity work in Africa.
Eve returned to Salem on June 18, 2014 with Kassie DePaiva in the role. Eve sought out Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) to perform surgery on her throat, which had caused problems for her singing career. She quickly fell for him. Eve was also reunited with her scheming little sister Theresa Donovan (Jen Lilley) and her daughter Paige Larson (True O’Brien). She clashed with Jennifer as usual and revealed a past relationship with Eduardo Hernandez (A. Martinez) who turned out to be Paige’s father. She briefly dated Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth), and was married to Deimos Kiriakis (Vincent Irizarry) for a split second. A fake romance with Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) became a real one but ended when she learned the truth behind it. Her latest return had her marrying an amnesiac Jack, running his campaign for mayor, and becoming commissioner of the Salem PD.
As we look forward to DePaiva’s return as Eve Donovan this summer, browse our gallery of some of her various misdeeds in Salem from DePaiva’s take on the role. Also, be sure to sign up for Soaps.com’s newsletter so you don’t miss any late-breaking news.