Gillian Andrassy lived a life of worldly adventure as she gallivanted
freely through Europe on her trusty royal expense account, fueling her
lavish taste. But after being caught in bed with a much older man, her
father sent the young princess to live with her cousin, Dimitri Marick,
in Pine Valley. Adjusting to the small town proved difficult for the international
party girl. But her life was going to change even more when Dimitri revealed
her father had squandered their family fortune. Gillian needed money,
desperately. She set out to find the richest, and youngest bachelor Pine
Valley had to offer. By New Year’s 1998, that man would be 18 year
old Scott Chandler.
Gillian knew she could win Scott over with her good looks and passion
for sex. But Kelsey Jefferson had her own plans for Scott. She teamed
up with Ryan Lavery to break them up. Kelsey and Liza Colby led Gillian
to believe that Ryan was a millionaire to lure Gillian away from Scott.
Kelsey did not think her plan was working fast enough, so she called immigration
on Gillian. Gillian was in the states on a visitor’s visa. If she
did not want to be deported, she needed to marry a man. Scott volunteered
himself, but Gillian chose Ryan.
Gillian was shocked to learn that Ryan’s wealth was all a ruse.
The young couple moved into Wildwind, where the bickering never seemed
to end. But, Gillian did not want to admit that she was growing very smitten
with her new husband.
Gillian thought Ryan was sticking around because immigration was still
investigating them. She found herself jealous over Ryan’s relationship
with Hayley Vaughan, another Wildwind resident. Gillian warned Hayley
to keep her distance.
Ryan was accused of the rape of Kit Fisher Montgomery. Hayley helped Gillian
and Ryan escape the authorities. Hayley was to drop off money for the
couple, but she never arrived at their meeting place. Gillian turned to
Dr. David Hayward for help. He promised to give Gillian money if she slept
with him. For Ryan’s sake, she gave in to David’s demands.
When Ryan learned about David and Gillian’s one-night-stand, he
filed for divorce. Gillian began volunteering at Pine Valley Hospital.
There, she met Dr. Jake Martin. She found herself confiding in Jake about
her troubled life. Gillian was attracted to Jake’s honesty and simplicity.
Their friendship turned into romance.
Dimitri’s new wife, Dr. Alex Marick, came to Pine Valley with devastating
news. Dimitri had died of a brain aneurism. Gillian was one of the few
people who accepted Alex. Gillian knew how it felt to be shunned by the
tight-knit citizens of Pine Valley, and did not want Alex to go through
the same ordeal. Luckily, Dimitri turned up alive and in David's care.
David let it slip to Gillian that Adam Chandler was Colby Chandler’s
biological father, not Jake. Gillian rushed to tell Jake, got in a car
accident. When she awoke, she realized she could not speak because of
complications from aphasia. Jake treated Gillian. It pained Gillian to
not be able to tell Jake the truth.
Gillian was released in time for the Crystal Ball. At the event, Jake
proposed to Gillian, and she accepted
Gillian married Jake but still kept the truth about Colby from him. At
the trial, it was clear that Jake was going to win custody of Colby. Liza
broke her silence and admitted Adam was Colby’s father. When Jake
found out everyone was lying to him, including his wife, he enlisted in
Doctors without Borders in Chechnya.
Gillian found comfort back in Ryan’s arms. Gillian realized she
never stopped loving her first husband. But Gillian wanted to remain faithful
to her current husband. Ryan used money from his new company, IncredibleDreams.com,
to rescue Jake. Gillian stowed away in the cargo plane to confront her
husband. When Jake saw her, he pushed her out of the way of armed militants.
Jake was shot and transported back to Pine Valley to recover.
Jake learned the injury he sustained had left him impotent. Gillian blamed
herself and told Ryan she needed to stand by her husband.
Under the influence of the drug Libidizone, Jake and Gillian made love.
Gillian confessed to Jake that she was no longer in love with him. She
left Jake for Ryan.
Gillian and Ryan were determined to marry again. But before she could
divorce Jake, Gillian learned she was pregnant with his child. Ryan promised
to love the child as if it was his own. Before it could come to that,
Gillian got in another car accident and miscarried.
Gillian had to learn to pinch pennies if she was going to be Ryan’s
wife again. They were resolved to have a simple wedding with the justice
of the peace. Dimitri surprised Gillian with a lavish Hungarian wedding
A documentary producer named Illene Pringle approached Gillian. Illene
convinced Gillian she wanted to make a documentary about the fallen princess.
Gillian saw it as easy money. Really, Illene was an assassin hired by
Charlotte Devane to finally eliminate Anna Devane, Alex’s sister.
Illene mistook Gillian for Anna, and shot her in the head.
Gillian’s spirit was welcomed to heaven by a slue of Pine Valley’s
past residents. Gillian refused to believe she was dead. Natalie Marlowe
caught Gillian trying to escape back to earth. She agreed to allow Gillian
to tie up loose strings with the help of Jesse Hubbard. She was to return
to earth on a special task. When the task was complete, she was to return
Gillian knew that her mission involved Ryan. She tried to make contact
with Ryan through Opal Cortlandt. Jesse kept Gillian in check. Gillian
found out that Federal Agent Chris Stamp was Ryan’s biological father.
Gillian struggled to convey the news to Ryan. She found her opportunity
when Ryan nearly died in a fire on Fidelity. With her task complete, Gillian's
spirit was at peace.