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Kristen DiMera
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Days of our Lives
Portrayed by Eileen Davidson (1993-2017, 2021-present )
Stacy Haiduk (2018–present)
Current status Present; Recurring
Duration 1993–98, 2012–15, 2017–present
First appearance May 12, 1993
Created by James E. Reilly
Introduced by Ken Corday and Tom Langan
Profile
Fullname Kristen Blake-DiMera
Nickname(s) Crazy K (By John Black)
Alias(es) Susan Banks
Fay Taylor
Mrs. Winston
Kristen Blake
Nicole Walker
Gender Female
Born July 11, 1964
Age 55
Occupation Businesswoman
Social worker
Residence Salem, Illinois
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Relationships
Family DiMera family
Parents Rachel Blake
Stefano DiMera † (adoptive)
Siblings Peter Blake
Andre DiMera † (adoptive)
Benjy Hawk † (adoptive)
EJ DiMera (adoptive)
Chad DiMera (adoptive)
Stefan DiMera † (adoptive)
Jake Lambert(adoptive)
Tony DiMera (legal/adoptive)
Renee DuMonde † (adoptive)
Megan Hathaway † (adoptive)
Lexie Carver † (adoptive)
Spouses Andre DiMera (1994–95)
Tony DiMera (2019)(as Nicole Walker
Romances John Black
Brady Black
(lovers; 2020)
Children Unnamed child (via, John; miscarried)
Rachel Black (via, Brady)
Grandparents Santo DiMera † (adoptive)
Aunts and uncles Ryan Brady † (adoptive)
Nieces and nephews Steven Hawk (via Benjy)
Theo Carver (via Lexie)
Johnny DiMera
Sydney DiMera
(via EJ)
Grace DiMera
Thomas DiMera
Charlotte DiMera
(via Chad)

Kristen DiMera (formerly Blake) is a character from the soap opera Days of Our Lives, currently portrayed by Stacy Haiduk.

Background

Kristen and her brother Peter Blake were raised and legally adopted by super villain Stefano DiMera at a very young age following the deaths of their parents; however, their mother Rachel Blake was later revealed to be alive.

Casting

The role of Kristen DiMera was originally played by soap actress Eileen Davidson. Kristen was introduced on May 17, 1993. During Davidson's various runs on the soap, she also portrayed four other characters; Susan Banks (1996–98, 2014, 2017), Sister Mary Moira Banks (1997–98, 2017), Thomas Banks (1997) and Penelope Kent (1998). Davidson originally departed the role of Kristen on April 24, 1998. Davidson's five roles earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1998. After Davidson's 2006 release from The Young and the Restless, rumors began to circulate that she would return to Days of Our Lives. This speculation was later debunked when it was announced that her Y&R alter-ego would crossover to its sister series The Bold and the Beautiful.

In May 2012, Davidson informed followers on her Twitter page that she had been let go from The Young and the Restless. Davidson further confirmed she did not know why she was let go, but was seeing the positive light from it. It was later announced by Nelson Branco that Sony Pictures Entertainment wanted Davidson on both The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives, but that Y&R would not share the actress, leading to Sony terminating her contract with that show. Thus it was announced that Davidson would reprise her roles of Kristen Blake and Susan Banks on the NBC Daytime soap. The Hollywood Reporter later confirmed that Davidson had signed on to return to Days of Our Lives in the role of Kristen, and possibly some of her other characters. In a statement she said, "I'm thrilled to embark on this new adventure at Days and excited to revisit Kristen and who knows who else! Not to mention my old friends in the cast and crew."

Davidson returned on October 11, 2012. In an interview with Megan Masters of TVLine, Davidson discussed what brings her and her Salem alter-ego back to town. She revealed: "I've said in so many scenes, which I've loved, she's had years of intense therapy; a lot of therapy. And she wants to come back now and show the world how she's changed. And how she's grown. And there's also, ah, some business matters in Salem that she needs to attend to."

In July 2013, Soap Opera Digest reported Davidson had decided to exit the series. In a post on her official Facebook page, Davidson said: "Hello! I just wanted to confirm that I have indeed left DOOL. My last day was July 16 but I will be airing until November. I'm taking some time off to enjoy my family however I am not retiring. Not really sure what's next for me work wise. But I am looking forward to figuring it out! Thanks to all of you for your support and love. I've had an incredible time on DOOL this year....." Davidson exited the role during the November 13 episode. That same month, it was announced Davidson would make a one-off appearance, which aired on December 3.

On January 28, 2014, Michael Logan of TV Guide announced that Davidson would return to Days with filming beginning in March, with appearances beginning during the summer. At press time, Davidson's return was described as a "powerful Kristen DiMera story arc." Days of Our Lives co-executive producer Greg Meng added: "The writers have some great things cooking for Kristen and we can’t wait for the fans to see what this will mean for Salem. Must-watch TV at its best!" In June 2014, Davidson announced she signed a two-year deal with The Young and the Restless, which would allow her to continue making appearances as Kristen. Davidson returned on July 28, and concluded her twelve-week stint on November 6, 2014. On November 17, 2014, Access Hollywood broke news Davidson was on-set of the soap, and reprised the role of Kristen for ten episodes, from April 14 to 30, 2015. In November 2017, it was announced Davidson would reprise her portrayal of an unspecified character, and returned as Susan on November 2, 2017. She briefly reprised the role of Kristen on November 21, 2017.

In June 2018, Daytime Confidential announced Stacy Haiduk had been cast in one or more of Davidson's former roles. The following month, Global Television Network announced Haiduk had been cast in the role of Kristen. She made her first appearance on August 21, 2018, and departed on October 31 of that year. Haiduk returned to the role on May 24, 2019. In the May 18, 2020, issue of Soap Opera Digest, it was announced Haiduk would exit the role. In June of the same year, it was announced that Haiduk would reprise the role; she returned during the final moments of the June 26 episode. That August, Soaps.com reported Haiduk would again reprise the role; she returned on September 3. Haiduk last appeared on July 7, 2021.

Later that year, it was announced that Davidson would reprise the role in September 2021 for the Peacock limited series, Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, airing from September 6–10 of that year.

Haiduk will once again return as Kristin, beginning October 26, 2021. Davidson will make a special appearance as a hallucination of the character starting on November 13, 2021 while Haiduk will continue to play the actual character.

Three other actresses have portrayed Kristen, when the character wore masks to look like other characters. Between April and August 2019, Arianne Zucker portrayed the role when Kristen masqueraded as Nicole Walker, whom Zucker has portrayed on and off since 1998. In March 2021, Linsey Godfrey portrayed the role when Kristen masqueraded as Sarah Horton, whom Godfrey portrayed from 2018 to 2021. Later that year, Lauren Koslow portrayed the role when Kristen masqueraded as Kate Roberts, whom Koslow has portrayed since 1996.

Storylines

Kristen first appears in Salem after being attacked by a mugger and she is rescued by a mysterious stranger. Kristen is grateful until she realizes her savior is none other than John Black, Stefano DiMera's longtime rival. Alice Horton notices the attraction between the two and sets it up for the two to continue running into one another. They later end up at the Horton family cabin where they make love for the first time. John soon discovers that she is Stefano's daughter, but he is still very much in love with her. However, Kristen had promised her ailing father that she would marry Tony DiMera. When Roman Brady and Marlena Evans's daughter Belle Black is kidnapped by their oldest daughter Sami Brady, Kristen and John pose as a married couple to help get her back. Stefano quickly breaks them up by revealing that John is actually Belle's father. Realizing John will go back to Marlena, Kristen goes through with the marriage in February 1994 only for John to show up at the wedding accusing Stefano of Curtis Reed's murder.

After Stefano is presumably killed by John, she goes through with her wedding to Tony, who is later revealed to be Tony's lookalike, Andre DiMera. Kristen later travels to the family estate in New Orleans, Maison Blanche, where she is taken captive by a very much alive Stefano forcing John to come to the rescue. She later discovers "Tony's" schemes to impregnate her and moves in with John. She and John are about to marry when it is revealed that John is actually a priest; Kristen, a devout Catholic, returns to "Tony." In 1995, when Marlena becomes possessed by a demon, Kristen assists Father John in her exorcism. Later, John and Kristen are reunited after he is released from his vows and her marriage to "Tony" is annulled. Kristen is diagnosed with a medical condition that will cause her to be infertile and she immediately begins trying to have a child. In November 1995, Kristen goes to Aramid as Peter Blake is preparing to marry Jennifer Horton. While there, "Tony" fakes his death and frames John. Though she believes in John's innocence, Peter forces Kristen to testify against him despite John being exonerated.

In 1996, the mysterious Woman in White comes to Salem and moves into the DiMera mansion with Kristen, John and Marlena. Kristen soon discovers she is pregnant and Marlena agrees to move out due to her pregnancy being very high risk. The Woman in White is soon revealed to be her presumed dead mother, Rachel Blake. Realizing John would always love Marlena more than her, Kristen helps Stefano fake her death in a plane crash. John discovers Marlena is alive and goes to rescue her in Paris forcing Rachel and Kristen to follow. In August 1996, Kristen is hospitalized after an explosion kills her mother and she miscarries her child. Stefano soon reappears in Salem and hires Kristen's lookalike Susan Banks to carry a child that Kristen would raise as her and John's. With the help of her father and Peter, Kristen fakes her pregnancy. When Susan goes into labor, Kristen disguised as a nurse is forced to watch as John marries Susan, believing she is really Kristen. Kristen gets custody of the child long enough to name him John Black, Jr. and Susan soon returns to claim her child and husband. Kristen enlists Vivian Alamain and Ivan Marais in keeping Susan locked in a secret room but Marlena puts the pieces together and Kristen is forced to lock her away.

After they escape she threatens Vivian . When Susan discovers the truth, sick of Kristen's manipulations she locks Kristen inside the room and attempts to marry John until Laura Horton confronts her at the wedding. After being rejected by John due to her scheming, Kristen's failed attempt to kill Marlena lands her in jail. After being released on bail, she attempts suicide after hearing about John and Marlena's engagement. She then reveals Marlena's presumed dead husband, Roman Brady; John and Kristen then pretend to marry to keep Roman becoming suspicious. When John and Stefano ruin her attempt to get back Susan's son, Elvis (aka John, Jr.), she reveals that Roman and Marlena have been seeing one another.

Kristen's attempt to force Susan into giving the child back ends with the death of Susan's identical sister, Penelope Kent. Fearing she'll be charged with murder, Kristen pretends to be Susan and is forced to marry Susan's boyfriend, Edmund Crumb. In the meantime, "Susan" and Edmund go on a honeymoon and Laura is arrested for Kristen's murder. Edmund admits to Kristen's "murder" and they soon run into the real Susan who explains that Kristen sold her into a harem; it is then revealed that the dead person was Susan's other sibling, Penelope Kent. To get revenge against Kristen, Susan exchanges her freedom for Kristen to be sold to the harem.

Stefano visits Kristen in Europe, where she has been living thanks to Stefano's help. He pleads with her to return to Salem in order to mend the DiMera family. She instantly rejects the idea. After some pushing, Kristen finally agrees to return to Salem for Stefano's sake, however, they agree that she should return alone with Stefano following later. Upon her arrival, she reunites with several Salem residents including her brother EJ DiMera, John, Marlena and meets and connects with her other brother Chad DiMera. Despite her repeated attempts to make amends, John and Marlena put on a united front against her. EJ becomes Kristen's closest confidant.

Brady Black who after hearing stories from John and Marlena had hatred for Kristen and calls her a home wrecker, a slut and a murderer so Kristen slaps Brady. After numerous one-on-one encounters with John and after saving his son Brady life following a mugging, their opinions of her change. Marlena is the only one still suspicious, which leaves her looking paranoid. Kristen and Brady start a secret affair, which Marlena discovers and keeps from John.

Once exposed, Kristen reveals to John that she's taking Brady away to break his heart. Brady sides with Kristen, which estranges him from those closest to him. John, Marlena, and Nicole Walker come up with their own plans to break Kristen's hold on Brady to no avail. Kristen convinces Brady to move into the DiMera mansion, and suggests marriage. After overhearing John and Marlena plotting against them, Brady proposes to Kristen. Brady also starts adoption proceedings. but Kristen causes a little girl to fall off her bike and blamed Brady to sabotage the adoption. John intends to seduce Kristen and have Brady catch them in the act in order to destroy the relationship. Unbeknownst to him, Kristen has the same plan.

Kristen is blackmailed with a photo by the mugger she hired to attack Brady. Kristen tries to hunt it down. Just as she thinks the photo has been destroyed, Marlena gets her hands on it. Kristen tries to blackmail Marlena but fails. Marlena tells hope so Kristen both blackmails and threatens hope but fails. Kristen and John meet in a hotel room, sticking to the plan of having sex and getting Brady to catch them. Instead, Kristen discovers that she actually does love Brady and calls it off. On the eve of their wedding, Marlena shows the photo to Brady. The wedding is called off. Furious, Kristen sets her sights on destroying Marlena by having her way with her son Eric Brady. Kristen disguises herself and drugs and has sex with Eric, capturing it on camera. She saves the video on a flash drive. Before she's able to make it public, Brady decides that he wants to work things out between them. Kristen chooses to save the flash drive for leverage.

Kristen learns that the drugs she gave Eric may not have rendered his memory erased. Kristen attempts to find and destroy the evidence collected proving that Eric was poisoned. Kristen has a pregnancy scare. She is relieved when she discovers that it's just a false alarm. Brady proposes once again. Marlena and Victor Kiriakis team up to bring Kristen down before the wedding. Kristen has someone brake into Eric's office and hack into his computer it since flash drives are switched the hacker got the wrong one. Flash drives are accidentally switched. The drive is found by Marlena who gives it to Victor to decrypt. Victor's hacker puts the video file contained on the drive onto a DVD, which Victor presents to Marlena without telling her that it's Eric on the video with Kristen. To try and stop marlena, Kristen has someone attack marlena so they can steal the video but failed. Marlena plays the video at the wedding. Kristen tries to tell Brady that Eric seduced her. He doesn't buy it, nor does he buy Eric's explanation that he was drugged.

After learning what Kristen did, Nicole pays Kristen a visit, telling her that she's going to jail. Kristen makes a run for it. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues causing both Kristen and Nicole to get into car accidents. Kristen's car is found badly damaged and upside down. Kristen is not found in the car, and a torn piece of fabric from the wedding dress she was wearing is found away from the vehicle. Brady later receives a DVD from Kristen that she made before their wedding and before he announced the details of their honeymoon. He stops watching it midway through and destroys it. Later, Dr. Chyka is seen talking to Kristen on the phone, assuring her that no one will know that she drugged Eric, thus further suggesting that Kristen did indeed survive the car accident.

In 2014, Daniel Jonas is lured to a hotel room in St. Louis by Kristen who has her henchman knock him unconscious and tie him to a chair. When he comes to, Kristen emerges and reveals to him that she has been keeping tabs on Brady, including his relationship with Theresa Donovan and his father's coma. After Daniel refuses to cooperate in her plan to get Brady to St. Louis, Kristen tortures him to get him to agree to take part. Without her present, Daniel manages to untie his restraints and knocks one of Kristen's henchmen unconscious. Upon her return, Daniel manages to take Kristen captive; rendering her his own hostage. He then hides her in the hotel supply closet and ties her up.

Later, Daniel takes her back to Salem where she is arrested. EJ refuses to be Kristen's lawyer because of what she did to Sami's brother Eric. Kristen is charged with an array of different counts, including assault, battery, rape and the use of restricted pharmaceuticals. After she pleads not guilty to the charges, Kristen is released on bail and is forced to wear a tracking device. In an attempt to win back Brady, Kristen gives Daniel and Kayla Brady part of a formula for a miracle drug that could possibly awaken John from his coma. In exchange for the full formula, Kristen tells Marlena that she will need to talk Eric out of testifying against her in court. Both Marlena and Eric agree to Kristen's terms, resulting in charges being dropped, and Daniel and Kayla receiving the full formula for the miracle drug.

When John begins to show some response to the drug, Kristen attempts to use the news as leverage to mend her relationship with Brady. Kristen also butts heads with Theresa, and begins to suspect that she was the one to put John into his coma, and not Brady, as originally believed. When John backs the theory that it was Brady who hit him with the poker, Kristen makes it her ultimate mission to prove Theresa's guilt. Kristen bugs both Theresa's sister, Eve Donovan and her co-worker Anne Milbauer, in the hopes of catching Theresa in her lie. When she achieves her goal, Kristen presents the audio recording to Brady, who accuses her of tampering with the audio for her own personal gain.

In her grief, Kristen turns to Daniel for solace, resulting in the two ending up in bed together. When Brady arrives at Daniel's apartment to make amends, he discovers both Daniel and Kristen in the throws of passion. In the absence of Brady, Kristen and Daniel stop short of having sex, both agreeing that it would be wrong. Brady later confronts Kristen at her hotel room. While he admits that she was telling the truth about Theresa's wrongdoing, he's furious at what she did with Daniel. and makes it known that there is no hope of reconciliation between the two of them. An enraged Kristen heads to the park to calm down, only to overhear Theresa revealing to Anne that she's pregnant with Brady's baby. Kristen, in an act of revenge, orders for Theresa to be kidnapped. Kristen makes one final phone call to Brady letting him know that as she leaves Salem, she's going to be carrying a part of him inside of her. An unknown procedure is prepared for Kristen and an unconscious Theresa by doctors.

Kristen, who is living in Italy, gives birth to Theresa and Brady's baby. The baby, named Christopher, is born with an autoimmune deficiency and requires a bone marrow transplant. Kristen orders that Brady and Theresa's blood be drawn in order to find a suitable donor. Melanie Jonas begins investigating and eventually fits the clues together and reveals to Brady that Theresa was pregnant, he is the father, and that Kristen has stolen the baby. Kristen is informed that Theresa is a suitable match for the baby and orders her henchman, Clint Chesshir to bring her to her. Brady sets out to find Kristen. He gets her location from Victor. Despite his objections, Melanie decides to stowaway on Brady's private plane, providing backup in his confrontation with Kristen. When Brady confronts Kristen with the allegation that she's stolen his child, she vehemently denies it.

Brady searches the castle and leaves empty handed. Melanie sneaks into the castle and finds the baby in a secret room. Kristen catches Melanie and uses her to lure Brady back to the castle. Kristen presents the baby as Daniel Jonas. Unsure if Kristen is telling the truth, Brady demands a paternity and maternity test. Kristen takes Brady and Melanie captive. Thinking that she's being taken on a luxury vacation, Theresa arrives at the castle with Clint. Kristen drugs Theresa and has her taken to the baby's room for the bone marrow procedure. Kristen gives Brady one last look at his child and leaves him with Melanie to be executed. Kristen goes to leave the castle with the baby and finds Marlena, who accidentally grabbed hold of the wrong address to find Paul Narita and John, at her doorstep. Melanie and Brady manage to subdue and kill Clint. Theresa overpowers Dr. Mandrake. Marlena senses that Kristen is up to no good and is determined to find out what she's hiding. Kristen pulls out a gun and the two end up fighting for it. Brady barges in and Kristen, now distracted, is catapulted by Marlena through a glass window several feet above a bay. Despite a body not being found, Kristen is presumed dead by Brady and Italian police.

Kristen reveals that EJ is alive

In November 2017, a very much alive Kristen reveals herself in Memphis, Tennessee. She secretly slips into Will Horton's bedroom at Susan's home. Laughing to herself, she taunts the thought of Susan tricking Will into believing he was EJ, when she could have had the real EJ the entire time. Revealing that EJ is alive as well.

Kristen DiMera is back!

In August 2018, Kristen showed up in Salem and kidnapped Susan, who was also in Salem. She locked Susan in the freezer at Doug’s Place, and assumed her identity. As John and Marlena’s wedding got underway, “Susan” requested everyone put their phones in a basket. Sami showed up unexpectedly, looking for Kristen, who had drugged her and held her captive. Sami discovered “Susan” sitting in the audience and exposed her to everyone. Kristen announced her return and held a gun on everyone. She tossed the gun to Sami and then told her to shoot John if she wanted to know where EJ was. Kristen told Sami that EJ was alive and she would take Sami to see EJ as despite her best efforts, he was still deeply in love with Sami. Sami refused to believe it, but Kristen said that Stefano has her come to Salem and inject something into EJ to keep him alive. Eric tried to grab the gun from Sami and it went off, hitting Marlena. Kristen took Claire Brady hostage to escape, but ditched Claire after she hurt her ankle.

Kristen captured Eve and demanded Brady meet her at a room in the Salem Inn. Brash showed up, and Kristen told Brady she wanted him back. Brady refused, and Kristen explained how she was in critical condition after her her fall. She was taken in by some nuns and resolved to turn her life around until Stefano appeared to her. Kristen admitted she wasn’t sure if it was Stefano, but she was reminded what it meant to be a DiMera. Kristen locked Brady in a passionate kiss, and they fell onto the bed. Brady pinned Kristen down and demanded to know where Eve was, reiterating that he didn’t want her. Kristen lost it, and pointed a gun at Brad. Paul, Sami, and Eve burst into the room. Sami demanded answers about EJ, so Kristen held Sami at gunpoint. Paul grabbed the gun and wrestled with Kristen, causing them both to fall out of the window.

Kristen asks Stefan for help

Kristen made her way to the DiMera mansion and asked it’s current resident, another of Stefano’s long lost sons, Stefan DiMera, for help. Stefan was hesitant to help Kristen since he was expecting a child with Abigail Deveraux, who was Chad’s wife. Stefan hid Kristen in the tunnels where he brought her food. After a week, Stefan told Kristen she had to leave the house. Kristen tries to persuade Stefan to let her stay, and talks about their family’s legacy of rising from the ashes, revealing she had a Phoenix tattooed on her back, after surviving her best fatal fall. Stefan wondered if that meant EJ was alive. Kristen refused to tell Stefan whether or not EJ was alive. Stefan offered to let her stay longer if she told him about EJ, so Kristen agreed.

Eventually, Kristen convinced Brady to leave town with her. Brady went with Kristen, but it was only so he could find out information about EJ. Kristen has revived EJ and was keeping him at a warehouse with her associate, Xander Kiriakis. Kristen wanted EJ to forget about Sami and help her continue Stefano’s legacy, but EJ was too in love with Sami to forget about her. Eventually; Brady, Sami, Nicole, and Eric all found the warehouse and a fire broke out when EJ attacked Dr. Wilhelm Rolf. Kristen had Xander move the other subjects, and refused to leave until they were all safe, claiming that she wasn’t afraid since she was a DiMera.

Kristen, alive and well, returns to Salem by disguising herself as Nicole Walker. She is helped, once again, by Xander Kiriakis in carrying out her plan, which involves trying to seduce Brady Black while also using Nicole's identity to manipulate Stefan DiMera into giving her a place in the family business. Kristen talks her brother Tony DiMera, who is alive and still in love with his former wife Anna DiMera, into marrying her as Nicole in a scheme to take back DiMera Enterprises from Stefan and Gabi Hernandez. Her scheme and true identity is exposed at John and Marlena's wedding anniversary celebration. While in custody, Kristen admits to Brady that Nicole and her daughter Holly are alive. After making a deal with the D.A., Kristen is set free. She once again sets her sights on getting back with Brady. Kristen discovers that Sarah Horton is pregnant and has decided to have an abortion.

With the assistance of Dr. Rolf and Xander, she decides to steal Sarah's embryo and implant it in herself, in an attempt to pass the baby off as her own with Brady. Rolf informs Kristen that she is already pregnant after sleeping with Brady while impersonating Nicole, thus making the procedure on Sarah both unnecessary and impossible. Kristen and Brady are led to believe that their newborn baby daughter, Rachel Isabella, named after Kristen's mother, Rachel Blake, and Brady's mother, Isabella Toscano, died after birth when in reality the baby was switched at birth by Xander under orders from his uncle, Victor Kiriakis to spare the knowledge that his wife Maggie Horton is responsible for the deaths of both Adrienne Johnson and her own granddaughter, Mackenzie; Rachel is being raised as Mackenzie Horton.

A year later, Kristen is shown living as a nun in the same convent as Lani Price, who she attempts to help cope with the pain she feels for calling off her wedding. The two return to Salem after an attempt on Kristen's life, and become friends. Kristen is unaware that her baby is alive and has developed cancer and will need a bone marrow transplant from her parents. Mackenzie's life is saved when Gabi donates her bone marrow to escape a prison sentence, but Kristen does not learn the truth until Nicole conducts her own investigation; Nicole admits that as much as she hates Kristen, she also knows a mother's pain of being separated from her child. Kristen swears to take revenge on the Kiriakis family in particular Victor and Xander for stealing Rachel Isabella from her. After stabbing Victor, Brady took the blame and went to jail. Kristen later tells Lani the truth about Victor's stabbing. Later, Kristen receive a phone call from Rex Brady and with the help of her nephew and Lani's brother Theo Carver, she learns that Rachel and Sarah are in Paris by tracking Rex's phone. After finding Sarah and Rachel at the train station, she confronts Sarah over taking Rachel, then after her heartbreaking plea, she convinces Sarah to give her baby back, she is then reunited with Rachel after Sarah hands her over. Kristen and Rachel is later reunited with Brady, but Kristen tells Brady that she can't go back to Salem, because of her warrant for stabbing Victor. Then, Brady tells her to take Rachel and go on the run; she leaves the train station with Rachel after a heartfelt goodbye with Brady. She secretly returns to Salem on Lani's wedding day, and eventually reunites with Brady and Chad DiMera.

Kristen eventually agrees to serve time in prison for the stabbing, but when she suspects Chloe Lane of trying to seduce Brady, she escapes and threatens the former with a gun before Chad and Tony persuade her to surrender to authorities. Later, she gets Susan Banks to switch identities with her so she can spy on Chloe, only for her ruse to be discovered by Sarah when she sees Kristen out of her Susan disguise. A desperate Kristen then ties up Sarah and crafts a mask of her face so she can drive a wedge between her and Xander (now her fiancé) by pretending to cheat on him with Rex. The plan succeeds, and Kristen ships the real Sarah off to her secret island. She then uses another mask to impersonate Kate Roberts after the latter also discovers her masquerading as Susan; Kate is ultimately hospitalized with injuries after a car accident that also injures Brady. Kristen goes into hiding to escape arrest for her crimes.

In Zurich, Switzerland, Kristen (Eileen Davidson), disguised as Sister Mary Moira, visits Anna DiMera, who has been visiting Carrie Brady and Austin Reed. While there, Kristen steals a necklace that Austin bid on for Carrie. The necklace contains the gems missing from the Alamainian Peacock. Kristen is later tracked down by Billie Reed and her ISA partner, Kyle Graham (AKA Dimitri Von Leushcner), at an outdoor café. After the two trade barbs, Kristen runs off dropping the necklace, which is retrieved by Billie.

Kristen reads about EJ's takeover of DiMera in the paper, and decides to send EJ a letter, exposing Sami's infidelity. She later calls EJ and asks if he got her letter. EJ asks what letter, but Sami yanked the phone away before Kristen could answer him.

On October 26, Kristen returned to Salem. She surprised EJ by showing up at the mansion, and then slapped him. Kristen accused EJ of betraying her because Steve was now looking for her. He has somehow tracked her number. EJ realized that it probably happened when he was having dinner and a drunk Kayla came up and spilled wine on him. He got up to clean up, and left his phone on the table.

Kristen calls EJ and idiot and demands to be hidden till this blows over, threatening to take him down with her. EJ warns her to be careful since he is the only one that will help her, and suggests she stay in the tunnels. EJ says he'll prepare some bedding, and Kristen says she is going to go see her daughter. EJ knows he can't stop her, so reluctantly lets her go.

Kristen sneaks into John and Marlena's penthouse and wakes Rachel up, who recognized her mommy. Kristen and Rachel embrace, and Rachel says that daddy said she had to go away a bit. Kristen said she did, but she had some time and can stop in and see her. She asks Rachel to keep her visit a secret. Rachel says she went pumpkin picking with Brady and Chloe. Kristen was bothered by what Rachel said, but said it must have been fun. She then suggested she and Rachel go on their own little trip.

As soon as Kristen opened the door, she ran into Steve. Brady showed up, and got Rachel back to bed while Kristen lashed out at Steve for going after her. Steve said he was hired by Victor, and Kristen turned away. Steve grabbed Kristen and said they can do this the easy way or the hard way. Kristen snapped that the hard way is her stock and trade. Steve zip tied Kristen's hands together, and made them really tight.

Brady returned, and Kristen said she just wanted to spend some time with Rachel. She told Brady Victor hired Steve and begged him not to let Victor keep her from Rachel again. Brady said he can't do it, and Kristen accused him of wanting to get rid of her so Chloe can be Rachel's new mommy. She vowed not to let Chloe replace her as Steve dragged her out of the apartment

Notable Posessions

Phoenix Tattoo: After managing to survive her fall from her castle, Kristen considered herself the Phoenix like her adoptive father, and had Phoenix tattooed on her upper right shoulder. When posing as Nicole, he had to have the tattoo removed, but later has it restored after the supposedly death of her daughter, she was allowed to be herself again.

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