I adore Eileen Davidson. I was a fan of the actress long before she joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” In fact, I actually met her more than thirty years ago. I was in a Calgary, Alberta bar with a friend. Davidson was in town for some sort of publicity engagement. My friend wanted her autograph but was too drunk/too shy too ask for it. I walked over to the actress and pointed out my friend — who was now passed-out at our table. Davidson graciously gave me her autograph and then made me promise to take my friend home.
Essentially, she intervened in a situation in order to make things right. That’s been her style on “Beverly Hills” ever since she joined the cast. As a Gemini, she seems eager to intervene in situations in order to facilitate communication between her cast mates. Geminis are the communicators of the zodiac, so that makes sense.
Otherwise, she’s not really a textbook Gemini. She’s not nearly as flighty and two-faced as most Gemini natives. She also seems to consider her own words quite carefully. That’s not necessarily a textbook trait, either. Most Gemini natives drive me absolutely nuts because of their big mouths and their lack of decorum. Donald Trump is a Gemini. Kanye West is a Gemini. The Olsen twins are Geminis. Enough said?
But I’m supposed to be discussing the Gemini housewives of the Bravo universe! A more representative example of Gemini qualities is LeeAnne Locken of “The Real Housewives of Dallas.” You never know what you’re going to get with LeeAnne because it changes from day to day, from minute to minute and from second to second. Changeability is a hallmark trait of the zodiac sign. It’s interesting to note that Cary Deuber and Stephanie Hollman of “Dallas” are also Geminis. I’m not sure why the Geminis on these shows tend to pair up with the Cancers, but Stephanie’s friend, Brandi Redmond, is a Cancer. Eileen is firmly on team Cancer with Lisa Rinna and Erika Jayne from “Beverly Hills.” Erika is even married to a Gemini.
But I digress! I’m supposed to be discussing the Gemini housewives. The terminally-confused Taylor Armstrong, formerly of “Beverly Hills,” is also a Gemini. Ashley Darby of “Potomac” is a Gemini, too. I don’t watch “New Jersey” enough to know who Siggy Flicker is, but she’s a Gemini, and so is Eden Sassoon of “Beverly Hills.”
Now that I think about it, many of the biggest mouths on the “Housewives” shows share the same sign. None of these women can keep anything to themselves! Nevertheless, I do like the way that Eileen Davidson speaks up. She has a special gift for exposing the hypocrisy of her Virgo cast mates. Both signs are ruled by Mercury, but Gemini is a masculine sign with an extroverted modus operandi. Virgo is a feminine sign with an introverted approach. Eileen’s issues with both Lisa Vanderpump and Kim Richards seem to stem from the way in which they say “things” without really saying them. She continuously calls them out on their covert bullshit. It’s refreshing!
I hope that Eileen sticks around. I know that there are plenty of “Real Housewives” fans who believe that she is boring, but I believe that she’s just what the show needs. Plus, she’s a real star, no matter what the noted thespian Kim Richards believes. I’ve watched her on “The Young and the Restless” since I was a kid, and along with millions of other fans, I follow her to “Days of Our Lives” when she appears on that show. And that’s why she’s on my zodiac dream team. Also, it would have been unfair to pick my other favorite Gemini. Sorry, Andy Cohen!