While Mary Beth Evans didn’t originate the role of Kayla on “Days of Our Lives,” she is synonymous with the part. Catherine Mary Stewart was the first Kayla, but when Evans brought Kayla back to town after a brief hiatus, history was made.
Evans was immediately paired with Stephen Nichols’ rough-around-the-edges (and even villainous at one time) Steve “Patch” Johnson and the good nurse reformed the bad boy with her own brand of understanding and compassion. The pair became one of soaps’ most popular supercouples and remain so to this day.
Take a walk down memory lane with us by watching the video below, a perfect tribute to a Salem heroine for the ages.
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