Kristen DiMera
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Stacy Haiduk As Kristen DiMera
Days of our Lives
Portrayed by Eileen Davidson (1993–2017)
Stacy Haiduk (2018–present)
Current status Present; Contract
Duration 1993–98, 2012–15, 2017-
First appearance May 17, 1993
Created by James E. Reilly
Introduced by Ken Corday and Tom Langan
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
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)
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 (fiancé)
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 fictional character from the NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives, portrayed by Eileen Davidson. Davidson joined the cast of Days of Our Lives in 1993, and departed in 1998 after a five-year stint. After a 14-year absence, Davidson returned to the role of Kristen in the fall of 2012. Kristen and her brother Peter Blake were raised but not 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. Davidson's performance has been met with critical acclaim, having earned herself Daytime Emmy Awards and Soap Opera Digest Awards wins and nominations. Davidson departed the series again in 2013, returning on July 28, 2014, for a twelve-week stint which concluded on November 6, 2014. Kristen returned once again for another stint that ran from April 14, 2015, to April 30, 2015. Kristen reappeared for one scene on November 21, 2017.

In April 2019, it was announced that Haiduk will return as Kristen. Her return this time around is said to be on a contract basics.


The role of Kristen DiMera is played by soap actress Eileen Davidson. Kristen was introduced on May 17, 1993. During Davidson's run on the soap, she also portrayed four other characters; Susan Banks (1996–98), Sister Mary Moira Banks (1997–98), Thomas Banks (1997) and Penelope Kent (1998). Davidson 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 five years on Days, Davidson was re-introduced as Ashley Abbott in 1999 on The Young and the Restless, a role she originated from 1982-1988. She took over the role from Shari Shattuck who portrayed the character from 1996-1999. 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 then 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 the show, believing that DAYS needed the actress more than the prior series. Thus it was announced that Davidson would reprise her dual 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 Salem alter-egos down the line. 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 made her on-screen return 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 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 that 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 on-screen on November 13, 2013. In late November, it was confirmed that Davidson would return for an episode scheduled to air on December 3, 2013.

On January 28, 2014, Michael Logan of TV Guide announced that Davidson would return to Days with filming beginning in March, with an on-screen return sometime during the summer. Davidson will return for what is described as a "powerful Kristen DiMera story arc". Days 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 contract with The Young and the Restless, but that her contract would allow her to continue making appearances as Kristen. Davidson made her on-screen return on July 28, 2014 and concluded her twelve-week stint on November 6, 2014. On November 17, 2014, Access Hollywood broke news that Davidson was on-set of the soap, and reprised the role of Kristen for ten episodes starting from April 14 to 30, 2015.

On June 27, 2018 it was announced that Stacy Haiduk has joined Days Of Our Lives as Kristen DiMera replacing Eileen Davidson, she will first appear sometime around December.

Character development

While her character on The Young and the Restless Ashley is considered a "heroine", Kristen is described as a "villainess". Davidson said that Kristen is written with "a lot of latitude".During her first run, she developed an unhealthy obsession over her love interest, John Black (Drake Hogestyn). Upon her return, she said that Kristen is "more mature and more together" after "lots of therapy" which has been "intense". Of Kristen's rivalry with Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall), she said "Marlena just doesn’t trust her. No matter what Kristen does it seems like she just can’t convince her that she’s definitely changed. So that’s been the biggest hurdle for Kristen to overcome, is getting Marlena to trust her again." For fourteen years, Kristen had been residing in Europe, and returned to Salem as a businesswoman, wanting to show everyone "how she's changed and how she's grown" although "they haven't forgiven and forgotten" her wrongdoing.

In an interview with Michael Fairman of On Air On Soaps, Davidson opened up about the pressure to re-capture the magic she had with the series 14 years ago. She said that she feels "pressure, but in lots of different ways", "not only with the fans who knew me back then, but the fans who don’t know me now, because I had five years to build that character and all the insanity and the drama was so heightened because of what was going on with Marlena and John at that time." Davidson felt that she wasn't sure whether or not Kristen would "have enough of an impact" upon her return, but praised the writers as "terrific" and hoped that audiences would be receptive of her.

On whether or not she would have a "big storyline", Davidson called it a "multi-leveled and complicated story" which would "bring in lots of different characters". She said that Kristen had scenes with Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) who thinks "she is so tough" and doesn't know who is she is dealing with in Kristen. The actress has confessed that she is a lot more like Kristen than Ashley Abbott, "except for the evil part".


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 (Drake Hogestyn), Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo)'s longtime rival. Alice Horton (Frances Reid) 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 (Thaao Penghlis). When Roman Brady ( then Wayne Northrop) and Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)'s daughter Belle Black Brady is kidnapped by their oldest daughter Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney), 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 (Nick Benedict)'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 (Thaao Penghlis). 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 Aremid as Peter Blake (Jason Brooks) is preparing to marry Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves). 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 (then Eileen Davidson) 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 (Louise Sorel) 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 (Jamie Lyn Bauer) 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 (now Josh Taylor); 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 (Adam Caine). 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 (James Scott), John, Marlena and meets and connects with her other brother Chad DiMera ( then Casey Deidrick). 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 (Eric Martsolf) 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 (Arianne Zucker) 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 (Greg Vaughan). 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 (John Aniston) 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 (Shawn Christian) 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 (Jen Lilley) 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 (Mary Beth Evans) 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 (Kassie DePaiva) and her co-worker Anne Milbauer (Meredith Scott Lynn), 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 (Molly Burnett) 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 (Lucas Kerr) 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 (Christopher Sean) 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 DiMera Nov 21 2017

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 (Chandler Massey) 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!

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 (Olivia Rose Keegan) 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.

Stefan meets Kristen

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 (Brandon Barash), for help. Stefan was hesitant to help Kristen since he was expecting a child with Abigail Deveraux (then Marci Miller), 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 (Paul Telfer). 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 (William Utay). 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 returned to Salem in June 2019, posing as Nicole Walker by wearing a mask and removing her Phoenix tattoo. Her goal was to get Brady to fall in love with her as Nicole before revealing her true identity. Kristen also arranged the fake of Holly Jonas with the aid of Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini), whom she had Xander blackmail.

Xander had previously defied Kristen by giving Eve Donovan one of the revived subjects: An amnesiac Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford). Xander and Kristen both had their own goals as Kristen knew Xander had developed a thing for Sarah Horton (Linsey Godfrey). They also planned to take control over their families companies and work together to take control of Salem.

Shortly after Xander left, Kristen accidentally opened the door to Maggie Horton, who was inebriated, so Kristen quickly put on her Nicole mask and tried to convinces Maggie that she was mistaken in seeing Kristen.

As Nicole, Kristen continued to push Eric away, going so far as to say that he attacked her. Kristen lamented how she had to take control away from Stefan by herself since her plan to use EJ failed. Xander asked about the others and said that she insisted that she look after “A.D.” and “S.D.” by herself. Xander notes that “S.D.” could stand for “Stefano DiMera” and “A.D.” could stand for “Andre DiMera” or “Antony DiMera”.

Kristen as Nicole got Stefan to hire her on at DiMera, but when she failed to take control, she went to the mysterious A.D., who so revealed to be a very much alive Tony. Kristen liked Anthony better than Tony. She tried to talk Tony into marrying her, so she could become CEO. Tony refused, as he wanted to get back to Anna. Kristen threatened Tony and he agreed. Despite the marriage, Gabi Hernandez, Stefan’s wife, was still named CEO.

Kristen was found out by Ted Laurent, who attempted to shoot her. Tony intervened and Ted was shit and killed during the struggle. Kristen moved Ted’s body into an empty room where Stefan later discovered it. Kristen threatened to have Tony arrested for murder as a way of forcing him to go along with her plans. Kristen ended up cuckolding Tony as his legal wife when her ruse worked and Brady fell back in love with “Nicole”.

Anna returned to Salem and couldn’t understand why Tony would marry “Nicole”. Kristen told Tony he was free to still sleep with Anna, but Tony said Anna would never go along with that. Xander and Kristen’s alliance fell apart due to his growing feelings for Sarah and deciding to be a married man.

John eventually exposed Kristen after connecting the dots, especially once Sarah discovered that Rolf was able to create synthetic masks. Kristen was arrested, but dragged Tony down with her for Ted’s murder. At the station, Kristen bargained for her freedom with the revelation that the real Nicole was alive Holly was with her. Kristen turned out to be telling the truth and was released from custody.

Kristen learned Sarah was pregnant and plotted with Xander and Rolf to take the baby from her womb and put it in hers. Sarah was planning to abort the bay anyways, so Kristen used that as her justification. However, Rolf revealed to Kristen that she was already pregnant and the fertility treatments had allowed her to conceive. Kristen shared the news with Brady and a DNA test confirmed that the baby was his.

After the time jump, it is revealed that Kristen has given birth to a daughter named Rachel Black, who is currently presumed dead and has been switched at birth by Xander Kiriakis under orders from Victor Kiriakis and is currently being raised as Mackenzie Horton. Its also revealed that Kristen is somehow responsible for the death of Haley Chen (Thia Megia).

As of November 2020; Kristen resides in a convent with Lani Price and both were training to become nuns. Kristen felt responsible for Haley's death and Lani left because Gabi forced her to, which angered Kristen. On the day they were supposed to take their final vows, they were found by Eli and JJ. JJ held a gun to Kristen's head, who apologized for what she had done and prosmied she wanted to be a better person, which is why she has given her life to God. She told JJ she won't fight him and if this is God's plan for her, then so be it.

Lani and Eli found JJ and Kristen and tried to talk him down. When Eli mentioned he was air Gabi, Kristen regained some of her fight, and called Eli an idiot. Lani begged Kristen not to say anything. Kristen firmly advised JJ not to live his life in anger, but if he wanted to kill her, she would accept her death. As the bells tolled, Kristen told JJ she and Lani have vows to take, so he'd have to shoot her in the back. Kristen and Lani returned to the church where Kristen decided not to take her vows and she and Lani decided to return to Salem and take back what is there's.

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 she was allowed to be herself again.

Crimes Committed

  • Committed adultery with John Black [Jul 1994]
  • Conspired with her father Stefano to kidnap Marlena Evans [Jul 1995]
  • Helped her father Stefano DiMera fake his death [1995–1997]
  • Complicit to having the bomb set that Stefano DiMera] planted [Jan 1996]
  • Lied about losing her baby [Jan 1996]
  • Complicit to stealing a crown [Feb 1996]
  • Bought Susan Banks' baby, EJ DiMera [Mar 1996]
  • Locked Susan Banks in a secret room [Mar 1996]
  • Held Marlena Evans hostage in the secret room [Apr 1997]
  • Had sex with John Black as he was under the influence of a mind control device [May 1997]
  • Threatened to kill Vivian Alamain [1997]
  • Helped her father Stefano DiMera to erase Laura Horton's memory [May 1997]
  • Emotionally tortured Susan Banks [1997-1998]
  • Held Vivian Alamain at gunpoint [1997]
  • Drugged Laura Horton [1997]
  • Trapped Laura Horton in a room then set it on fire [1997]
  • Blamed Susan for crimes she committed [1997]
  • Drugged Celeste Perrault [1997]
  • Gave Celeste a virus [1997]
  • Perjury; Told the court that Peter Blake was dead when she knew he was not [May 1997]
  • Drugged Susan Banks' eggnog [1997]
  • Tricked Susan Banks into signing over custody of Elvis to her [Jun 1997]
  • Held John Black and Marlena Evans at gunpoint and threatened to shoot John if he did not leave Marlena [Jun 1998]
  • Sold Susan Banks into slavery [Jun 1998]
  • Drugged Violet Crumb [Jul 1998]
  • Tried to kidnap EJ DiMera [Jul 1998]
  • Tried to smash Marlena Evans over the head with a juice pitcher [Aug 1998]
  • Held Marlena at gunpoint.
  • Kidnapped Sister Mary Moira Banks
  • Ordered a hit on Marlena Evans; arrested for attempted murder [Sep 1998]
  • Murdered Penelope Kent, Susan agreed not to press charges if she was sold to the harem junk prison for 13 years, released circa 2005 [Sep 1998]
  • Impersonated Susan Banks [Sep 1998]

  • Followed Marlena Evans into the woods [Oct 2012]
  • Sabotaged a little girl named Pamela's bike to hurt her [2012]
  • Slapped Brady Black [2012]
  • Hired someone to stage an "attack" on her, so Brady Black would save her [Nov 2012]
  • Hired a man to attack Brady Black [Nov 2012]
  • Blackmailed Marlena Evans [2012-2013]
  • Blackmailed Hope Brady [Dec 2012]
  • Threatened to kill Hope Brady [2012]
  • Broke into Eric Brady's hotel room using an alias [Jan 2013]
  • Impersonated Fay Walker [Jan 2013]
  • Drugged Eric Brady [Jan 2013]
  • Raped Eric Brady [Jan 2013]
  • Framed Nicole Walker for rape [Jan 2013]
  • Broke into Eric Brady’s office [Feb 2013]
  • Hacked into Eric Brady’s computer [Feb 2013]
  • Watched Brady Black and John Black attack each other as part of a scheme and did not break it up [Apr 2013]
  • Hired a man to rob and attack Marlena Evans [Jul 2013]
  • Had Nicole’s car crash in an attempt to kill her [Jul 2013]
  • Fled town and jumped bail [2013–2014]
  • Kidnapped Daniel Jonas [Jul 2014]
  • Tortured Daniel Jonas [Jul 2014]
  • Arrested for assault, battery, rape, abduction and restricted pharmaceutical drug use without permission [Aug 2014]
  • Blackmailed Eric Brady with an experimental drug that could bring John Black out of a coma in exchange to not press rape charges against her [Aug 2014]
  • Stole EJ DiMera’s body from the morgue [Oct 2014]
  • Planted a bug in Theresa Donovan’s purse [Oct 2014]
  • Plantes a bug in Eve Donovan's purse [Oct 2014]
  • Planted a recording in Anne Milbauer’s purse [Oct 2014]
  • Blackmailed Theresa Donovan to leave Brady Black in exchange for not revealing the recording [Oct 2014]
  • Vandalism; Broke a fountain, threw a bench, ripped wild flowers and trashed the park [Oct 2014]
  • Had Theresa Donovan kidnapped [Nov 2014]
  • Stole Theresa Donovan’s embryo and had it implanted into her [Nov 2014]
  • Had Theresa Donovan held hostage in a hospital bed and drugged with a memory erasing drug [Nov 2014]
  • Fled to Europe with the stolen embryo [2014–2015]
  • Had Theresa Donovan kidnapped and taken to Italy [Apr 2015]
  • Stole Theresa's blood [April 2015]
  • Tied up Theresa Donovan and threw her in a dungeon [Apr 2015]
  • Drugged Theresa [Apr 2015]
  • Had her henchman hold Melanie Jonas at gunpoint [Apr 2015]
  • Chloroformed Melanie [2015]
  • Captured Melanie to lure Brady [Apr 2015]
  • Pistol whipped Brady Black [Apr 2015]
  • Held Brady and Melanie captive [Apr 2015]
  • Ordered an execution on Brady and Theresa [Apr 2015]
  • Attempted organ theft; tried to steal Theresa's blood [Apr 2015]
  • Held Marlena Evans at gunpoint [Apr 2015]
  • Engaged in a struggle with Marlena Evans over a gun causing several shots to go flying and a dangerous fight [April–May 2015]

  • Emotionally tortured Susan [December 2017]
  • Drugged and held Sami Brady against her will [2018]
  • Unlawful imprisonment; Kidnapped Susan and locked her in a freezer [Aug 2018]
  • Brandished a gun at John and Marlena’s wedding [Aug 2018]
  • Kidnapped Claire Brady at gunpoint [Aug 2018]
  • Held Eve Donovan captive and threatened her life [Sept 2018]
  • Held Sami at gunpoint [Sept 2018]
  • Threatened Hattie Adams [Sept 2018]
  • Tried to kill Marlena [Oct 2018]
  • Held Eric Brady at gunpoint [Oct 2018]

Maladies and Injuries

  • Sold into slavery
  • Involved in a car crash [Nov 2013]
  • Held against her will by Daniel Jonas [2014]
  • Suffered a near fatal fall out of a castle window that left her in critical condition [May 2015; aftermath revealed Sept 2018]
  • Suffered minor injuries after falling out of a window while struggling with Paul Narita [2018]
  • Pushed to the floor in a fight with Gabi Hernandez [August 2019]
  • Briefly knocked unconscious by Stefan O. DiMera [August 2019]
  • Roughly manhandled by John Black [August 2019]
  • Currently expecting Brady's child [September 2019]
  • Give birth naturally to Rachel Black, who switched at birth by Xander Kiriakis under orders from Victor Kiriakis and is currently being raised as Mackenzie Horton. [May 2020]


Days Villain Ranks

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