Soap opera legend, theatre star, author and TV’s original bad girl.
- Played Lisa Grimaldi on the soap As The World Turns for 50 Years between 1960 and 2010 – the longest run in TV history.
- Was the subject of one of the first ever prime time TV spin off series,
- Time magazine referred to her character as a ‘Superbitch.’
- Member of Soap Opera Hall of Fame and holder of a lifetime achievement award from the TV Academy of the Daytime Emmys.
- The author of a popular series of Take One For Murder novels
Eileen’s Dear Me advice: “You do not have to marry the first man you sleep with.”
Eileen was 16 in 1949, the year that:
Los Angeles received its first ever recorded snowfall, the first non-stop round the world flight was completed and the first primate entered space – a monkey named Albert II.