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Billie Reed played by Lisa Rinna
Billie Reed first came to Salem as a professional singer, but her cocaine addiction ruined that opportunity. Billie believed her father was dead and had never known her mother. Her only relative in Salem was her brother Austin. Luckily, Carrie Brady befriended her and gave Billie a place to stay. It took awhile before Billie could get clean and rid her life of past demons.
Eventually, Billie decided to turn her life around and started her own cosmetics company, Countess Wilhelmina. Kate Roberts bought out Countess Wilhelmina to spite Billie. Later that year, Billie befriended Tony DiMera. He bought up 49% of Titan Industries and then brought Billie in to run the Countess Wilhelmina division.
Billie's father Curtis Reed, who had been presumed dead, returned. Curtis was no father of the year. He had gotten Billie addicted to drugs as a young girl and raped her. He was eventually murdered, and Billie was arrested for killing him.
However, Billie refused to tell Bo how she knew Curtis and she made her brother, Austin, keep quiet. Billie thought that if Bo learned the truth, he wouldn't love her. But Bo had fallen in love with Billie and was determined to prove that she was innocent.
Billie and Austin were both shocked when they learned Kate was married to Curtis Reed. Eventually Billie admitted that Curtis was her father. Stefano DiMera had killed Curtis in self-defense and framed Billie. Billie was let go, and Bo told her that he loved her no matter what. Billie and Austin were also reunited with Kate, the mother they thought abandoned them. Kate told them that Curtis had taken them from her, and she believed they had all been killed in a car crash.
Bo and Billie tried to marry on New Year's Day of 1995, but the "Desecrator" struck and a falling chandelier almost killed them. They tried again, but learned that they could not marry if there was any chance that Gina was Hope. In order to help them, Gina signed a paper declaring that Hope was dead, and Bo and Billie were finally married. When Gina was eventually proven to be Hope, Billie realized that Bo had not given his marriage to Hope a fair shot, so she left Salem.
Billie returned a few years later and moved into the Kiriakis Mansion. She began to date Franco, which upset Bo. Bo insisted Franco was dangerous, but Hope accused him of being jealous. Hope grew fed up with Bo's obsession with Franco and told Bo that she couldn't marry him if he still had feelings for Billie.
Billie, meanwhile, discovered that she was pregnant. Bo told her that he would be there for her and the baby. She followed Bo and Hope to New Orleans and then into the bayou where she went into labor. Her baby girl was stillborn. Bo helped Billie get over the loss of their baby; however, he told her that he still loved Hope and wanted to make a life with her. Billie was outraged.
Hope's disdain for Billie only grew over time. When Billie returned to Salem and joined the police force, it only got worse. Billie swore her motives were pure and not meant to create more trouble for Bo and Hope. When Bo helped rescue the victims of the Salem Stalker, whom should he bump into on the island but Billie! Together they helped rescue the others. Upon their return to Salem, Billie made the shocking discovery that their daughter Georgia, who she thought had died in childbirth, was still alive! In fact, she was Chelsea, one of Abby Deveraux's friends. When Chelsea's adoptive parents were killed in a car accident, Billie revealed the truth and had Chelsea move in with her.
Hope was not thrilled by yet another link between Billie and Bo, but she tried to remain supportive. However, when Bo and Hope's son Zack was killed in a car accident, everyone soon learned that Chelsea was responsible. Billie was desperate to protect Chelsea, and Bo was torn between the two women in his life.
Billie started working at Salem University as head of security, where she made it her mission to track down the campus rapist. Unbeknown to her, the man she was looking for, Ford Decker, was already dead. After losing her job, Billie left town when Victor gave her a job at Titan in England. While there, she was in a car accident and had to have her mom, Kate, and her daughter, Chelsea, come to London to help her recover for a short period. Billie now returns to Salem to help Kate run Countess Wilhelmina.
Lisa Rinna plays Billie Reed
With her exotic looks, prodigious talent, infectious energy and savvy business acumen, Lisa Rinna has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood.
In the realm of television, few can boast such an enduring and prolific career as small-screen queen Lisa Rinna. Lisa is known to many as Billie Reed, the free-spirited character she played on NBC's daytime hit “Days of Our Lives” throughout the 90's and in 2002. In March, 2012, Rinna will reprise her role as Billie Reed on the NBC soap.
An accomplished author, Rinna will release her third book, “The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book” on May 1st. In her bestselling book “Rinnavation,” which was released in 2009, Lisa spoke candidly about her personal struggles with post-partum depression as well as her loss of desire and subsequent search to put the sizzle back in her marriage. Since re-discovering her lost libido (and then some), Lisa's been on a mission to inspire women everywhere to live their love lives to the fullest. Teaming up with sex therapist and New York Times bestselling author Ian Kerner, she provides a sex guide guaranteed to generate sparks and show couples everywhere how to achieve the sex and intimacy of a lifetime, and get their love life in the best shape ever. Fun, provocative, and chock-full of relationship advice, tips, techniques, personal revelations, honest banter, sexercises, and routines, and even a 10-day results-oriented program, The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book proves that knowledge isn't just power-it's also pleasure!
In addition to the “The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book” and “Rinnavation,” Lisa released “Starlit” in September 2010. She delivered a revealing roman a clef about life on and off the red carpet. Filled with colorful characters, Hollywood insider details, scandalous backstabbing, and more than a few scenes – and villains- from Lisa’s real life, “Starlit” combined the fun of Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place, and US Weekly into one titillating Hollywood drama.
In 2010, Rinna and husband Harry Hamlin starred in the original series, “Harry Loves Lisa” which focused on the relationship between Lisa and Harry as they navigated through the highs and lows as a devoted family living a hectic Hollywood lifestyle.
Lisa has released a series of fitness DVDs called “Lisa Rinna: Dance Body Beautiful." They include: "Jive, Jump, Ballroom Bump”, “Ballroom Learn and Burn”, “Ballroom Body Blast” and "Hip Hop Ballroom”. All DVDs feature a unique high energy cardio workout created by Lisa and “Dancing with the Stars” choreographer, Louis van Amstel.
Rinna has numerous hosting credits to her name. Most recently, she has filled in for Kit Hoover as a guest co-host on Access Hollywood Live alongside Billy Bush. She has served as host and fashion expert for TV Guide Network’s signature Red Carpet pre-shows at Hollywood’s biggest events, including the Academy Awards®, Emmy® Awards, Grammy® Awards, Golden Globe® Awards and Screen Actor’s Guild™ Awards. She has served as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood.