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Trista Evans
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Days of our Lives
Portrayed by Barbara Crampton
Current status Former; Regular
Duration 1983-84
First appearance March 4, 1983
Last appearance March 9, 1984
Cause/reason Died
Created by Margaret DePriest and Sheri Anderson
Introduced by Betty Corday and Al Rabin
Gender Female
Cause of death Murdered by the Salem Slasher (Andre DiMera)
Occupation Nurse
Residence Apartment in Salem, Illinois with Eugene (prior to death)
Family Evans family
Parents Robert Evans †
Barbara Talmadge †
Spouses Eugene Bradford (1983; dissolved by her death)
Mac (annulled)
Aunts and uncles Frank Evans †
Martha Evans †
First cousins Samantha Evans
Marlena Evans
Rick Paige
D.J. Craig
Sami Brady
Eric Brady
Belle Black
Will Horton
Johnny DiMera
Allie Horton
Sydney DiMera
Claire Brady
Arianna Horton

Trista Evans is a character from the soap opera Days of Our Lives, portrayed by Barbara Crampton in 1983 until her characters death.

Crampton later returned as Trista in flashbacks from February 14 to March 9, 1984.


Pretty, quiet Trista Evans was Marlena's cousin, and came to Salem in the early 1980s, and was being stalked by an unknown person. Trista had a troubled past, as she had witnessed her mother being murdered as a child by Nora, a woman who was competing with Barbara for the affections of Alex Marshall. Nora was uncovered as the murderer when Trista remembered where she had hid the murder weapon as a young child.

During this period of discovery, Trista was dating Eugene Bradford, an eccentric inventor who was a friend of Marlena's. Eugene had become convinced that the Bradford Curse was behind a number of mysterious deaths, and she went to Haiti with him to prove that one way or another. While there, the two of them married, and enjoyed a loving honeymoon together.

Upon returning to Salem, Trista was murdered by the Salem Slasher, Andre DiMera, the same man who killed Eugene's eccentric cousin, Letitia Bradford. Found near her body was a raven feather, the Slasher's trademark. Eugene was heart-broken.