Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson were thrust into the wild world of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this past season. But the duo fit in perfectly with the other ladies: they laughed, they cried and they fought like seasoned Housewives. Whether breaking wine glasses in Amsterdam or not finding a single thing to like about Kim Richards, Lisa and Eileen earned the stamp of approval from Housewife fans everywhere.
But these two are no strangers to the television world. They are talented actresses with a long list of television credits (although nothing could prepare them for the ladies of RHOBH). As they quickly climb the ranks of reality television stardom, we must recognize that these two starlets are bona fide soap opera queens. Here are 12 ways Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson are soap opera royalty.
1. Eileen is an award winning soap star.
Eileen took home a Daytime Emmy in 2014 for her work on Days of Our Lives. The award was well deserved after years of hard work as a drama queen on daytime television.
2. Lisa had a standout role on the nighttime soap Melrose Place
Melrose Place was the most epic evening soap opera in the 90’s. Lisa Rinna stole the show week after week with her trademark stare and sultry pout.
3. Eileen has starred on THREE soap operas.
Eileen was a member of the cast of Days of Our Lives, The Young and The Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. If that’s doesn’t make her soap opera royalty, we aren’t sure what does.
4. The perfect match for a soap opera queen is Hollywood acting royalty.
Lisa and Harry Hamlin celebrated 18 years of marital bliss this year. A queen needs her king and these two are the perfect pair!
5. Eileen is no stranger to drama.
Eileen has been in the soap opera game since the '80s. That's three decades! She even has the throwback picture to prove it. She clearly loved her hairspray as a soap opera princess of the 80’s.
6. A queen always has time for her court.
It doesn’t matter if Lisa is busy working a red carpet—she stops and greets her mega-fans.
7. Eileen’s soap opera was voted The Best Soap of The Year.
Soap opera fans everywhere agree that Eileen and the cast of Days of Our Lives are the absolute best in the game. They voted the series best soap of the year in 2013.
8. Eileen always gets rave reviews from other soap opera royalty.
The soap opera world can be very cut throat. However, soap opera legend Deidre Hall praised Eileen Davidson’s work on Days of Our Lives.
9. Lisa was a part of an epic love triangle during her time on Days of Our Lives.
You haven’t made it in the soap world until you are involved in a love triangle. And how many times has Lisa Rinna been in one on daytime television?
10. Eileen serves soap opera stares like no other.
Ms. Davidson proves that a true soap opera queen must emote effortlessly. She sports an icy glare like only a seasoned soap star can in the picture below.
11. The two soap queens stuck together during the RHOBH season.
Lisa and Eileen stood by each other’s side during all the chaos this season. They acted as royal liasons and never stooped to the level of some of their cast mates.
12. Queen Eileen can see when a super fan is about to go super crazy.
Right before getting a glass of wine in the face, Eileen knew what was coming. Her years acting on soap operas helped her predict that Brandi was on the verge of something crazy. We know how this ended!