Best wishes to Kassie DePaiva, who turns 55 today!
The actress started her career singing at the Grand Ole Opry and appearing in the cult horror film Evil Dead II before making her daytime debut as Chelsea Reardon on GUIDING LIGHT in 1986. In 1993, DePaiva began playing the role she is best known for, ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Blair Cramer. (Taking over for half-Asian actress Mia Korf, which led to numerous funny in-jokes on the show!) Staying with the soap until its cancellation in 2013, she also brought Blair over to sister soap GENERAL HOSPITAL for a few appearances.
DePaiva joined the cast of DAYS OF OUR LIVES in 2014 as a recast of Eve Donovan, taking over the role originally played by Charlotte Ross. She was let go from DAYS and made her last appearance in February of 2016.
Celebrate her big day by taking a look back through this gallery of some of her classic moments from OLTL and DAYS! And for more on your favorite stars, keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine!