Eve Russell is a fictional character on the American soap opera
Passions, which aired on NBC from 1999 to 2007 and on DirecTV in
2007–08. Created by the soap's head writer, James E. Reilly, Eve was
played by Tracey Ross for the series' entire run. In 2003, actresses
Amanda Maiden and Kimberly Kevon Williams played the character in
flashbacks to her childhood and her time as a nightclub singer. Ross was
initially hesitant to audition for the role following her negative
experience on Ryan's Hope, but was attracted to the show after learning
about its supernatural and fantasy elements. Her casting was part of
NBC's attempt to include a racially diverse ensemble on daytime
television. She based her performance on Joanne Woodward's role in the
1957 film The Three Faces of Eve and Catherine Halsey from Ayn Rand's
1943 novel, The Fountainhead. Eve, part of Passions' Russell family, is
introduced as a perfect wife and mother, but her desperation eventually
leads to the breakup of her marriage and family. Ross received eight
nominations for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a
Daytime Drama Series, winning at the 38th NAACP Image Awards.
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