Eva Longoria (source: Hello)

March 15 is Eva Longoria’s birthday.

I’m a fan of “The Young and the Restless.” For that reason, I was familiar with Eva Longoria long before the rest of you. In fact, I remember the scene where she first walked into the office of Paul Williams’ detective agency. Her character, Isabella, was gorgeous and styled to look like a 1940s femme fatale. I suppose that I expected her to have a secret, but I had no idea that her secret was that she was a psychopath.

She lasted on the show for a couple of years until her character was put in a straitjacket and taken to the mental asylum. Isabella made a cameo on the show years later, still locked up in the loony bin. Yet that scene was played by another actress with her back to the camera.

I just read that Eva Longoria is pregnant with her first child. Maybe while she’s bringing up her baby she can make a brief return to Genoa City to avenge the death of her son Ricky. Ricky inherited Isabella’s psychopathy and fell to his death from a window after a glorious one-year terror spree (although we never did see his body). Eva Longoria is a little too famous for daytime now, but she could do a lot worse than returning to the scene of the crime. I respect actors who don’t turn up their noses on the roles that made them famous.

Of course, her chart looks just like I expected it to look. I was expecting to see some sort of Scorpionic influence, and she has Scorpio for a rising sign. Her Pisces sun is joined by Jupiter in Pisces in the fourth house, and Saturn sits in Cancer in the eighth house. The co-ruler of her sun, Neptune, is also prominently situated in the first house. There is a distinct dark and watery quality to both her appearance and the roles that have made her famous — and a healthy serving of craziness (Gabrielle Solis on “Desperate Housewives” wasn’t as unhinged as Isabella on “The Young and the Restless,” but she certainly had a dark past). Nevertheless, both the moon and Venus in Aries in the fifth house provide her with the showmanship and need for attention that so many successful actors share.

At any rate, I like that she’s still very visible in show business, even though she’s not starring in anything of note lately. I honestly could look at her all day long. From the moment she first appeared on my TV screen, that hasn’t changed. I hope to see her somewhere soon.

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