Kendall Hart arrived in Pine Valley with her dream job, executive assistant
to her idol, Erica Kane. Secretly, Kendall was licking the wounds of her
broken childhood. Though she had loving parents in Bill and Alice Hart,
she knew she never fit in the trailor parks of Florida. Kendall recently
learned the truth of her origin: Erica was her biological mother. Kendall
hoped that working with Erica would bring them together. But Kendall grew
resentful of Erica and her relationship with Bianca Montgomery, the daughter
Kendall was renting a room at the Fargate Boarding House. Myrte Fargate
discovered paperwork in Kendall’s room linking Kendall to Erica.
Kendall begged Myrtle to keep silent about her secret. She wanted to tell
Erica the truth on her own time.
Kendall watched as Erica tended to Bianca when she fell off a horse. Kendall
became filled with jealousy and blurted out the truth: she was Erica’s
daughter too. Mona Tyler revealed that she had recognized Kendall from
a birthmark on the back of her neck. Erica began having memories of her
rape and the child she put up for adoption. She reached out to Kendall
and invited her to move in with her at Wildwind. Kendall and the other
Kane women celebrated Erica’s marriage to Dimitri.
Kendall became fixated on finding out more about her father, Richard Fields.
Erica told Kendall that was not a part of her life that she wanted to
revisit. Kendall turned to Dimitri for help in her search of Fields. When
Erica found out, she kicked Kendall out of Wildwind.
Kendall turned to Dimitri’s ward, medical student Anton Lang. After
sleeping with Anton, she arrived at Wildwind and told Erica that Dimitri
had raped her. Erica was overcome with memories of her own rape. She stabbed
Dimitri believing that he was Fields.
Kendall continued her affair with Anton to remain privy to the going ons
in Wildwind. But Dimitri made it clear that he wanted Kendall out of the
picture. Kendall was threatened by the arrival of Julia Santos. Kendall
misconstrued Julia’s relationship with Anton to be more than just
friendship. Kendall also teamed up with Del Henry to write a tell-all
book about Erica.
When Erica’s trial for stabbing Dimitri came around, Kendall was
called as a witness. On the day of her testimony, Kendall arrived with
Richard Fields in tow. On the stand, Kendall lashed out at Erica. She
incriminated Erica by saying she was driven by jealousy because of the
attention Dimitri had showered on her. Kendall believed she was finally
getting the revenge that she had wanted for her abandonment. That all
changed when Kendall caught Fields attempting to molest Bianca. Kendall
turned to Erica and recanted her testimony. For her perjury, Kendall was
sentenced to six months prison.
In prison, Kendall had the most unlikely of cellmates: Janet Green. Kendall
filled Janet in on all that happened in Pine Valley since she left. Kendall
was one of the few people who knew Janet had undergone massive reconstructive
When Kendall left prison, she found Janet going by an alias and living
with her daughter, Amanda Dillon. Janet confronted Kendall, fearful that
she would break her cover. This was the same night a tornado ravished
Pine Valley. Kendall was trapped under a fallen beam. Janet made Kendall
promise to never tell anyone about her disguise. Kendall agreed. She told
Janet she would never do anything to separate a mother from her child.
Kendall discovered a dark Marick family secret: Anton was Dimitri’s
son. Kendall easily seduced Anton, and they married. When Anton learned
the truth, he became estranged from Dimitri and his mother, Corvina Lang.
Kendall was looking forward to cash in on her husband until she learned
Dimitri could shut Anton out of his inheritance because he was an illegitimate
heir. Kendall turned to Corvina who was equally interested in cashing
in. They worked to make it look like Corvina and Dimitri were switched
at birth, making Corvina the legitimate Marick. When Anton discovered
Kendall’s scheme, he left her.
Del and Kendall’s working relationship was always something more.
Now that she was divorced, he actively pursued her.
Kendall found out Bill Hart had died of a heart attack. She decided to
return to Florida to be with Alice. When Del thought he was going to loose
Kendall, he proposed marriage so that he could accompany her. Before she
left, Kendall and Erica came to an understanding about their relationship.
Kendall stormed back into Pine Valley to finally make Erica pay. She concocted
a story about how Erica approached her to plan a getaway if she was convicted
for Frankie Stone’s murder. Bianca sided with Kendall as their mother
went to trial for murder. Vanessa Bennett was revealed to be the real
murderer. Kendall was shunned for her second go at perjury.
When the Linden House was burned down, Kendall was the prime suspect.
She maintained her innocence. The only person who would support her was
widower Ryan Lavery. They had begun their relationship at the Pine Cone
Motel as one of convenience. It soon turned into romance. Ryan even proposed
Kendall’s attorney, Trey Kenyon, told Kendall that she should bug
Erica’s new penthouse to get the truth about who set the fire to
Linden. Kendall befriended the contractor, Aidan Devane, hoping to sneak
a peak. But, it was evident that she had to do more if she wanted to plant
the device. Kendall began to seduce Aidan. Ryan arrived at the penthouse
and misinterpreted what he saw. He packed his things, and rode out of
Pine Valley alone.
nursed her broken heart and empty pocketbook. Alice dropped off Kendall’s
belongings and begged her to come back to Florida. Kendall refused. In
her belongings, she found a picture of Dixie Cooney that Del had left
behind when he left her. Kendall gave the photo to mourning Palmer Cortlandt,
Dixie’s uncle. Palmer opened up to Kendall. Palmer offered Kendall
a job as a nanny to his son, Petey Cortlandt. The undertaking was much
more than what Kendall had imagined. Eventually, Petey warmed up to Kendall
and they became friends.
Kendall found out Trey was actually her brother. He was the result of
an affair between Fields and Vanessa Bennett. Trey revealed he was the
Linden arsonist. Kendall promised to keep his secret.
Kendall was working at Revlon with Greenlee duPres. Kendall and Greenlee’s
bickering got them fired. Kendall was determined to start her own cosmetics
venture to rival Erica’s Enchantment. Using her Christmas bonus
from Palmer, Kendall proposed the idea to Greenlee. Along with Liza Colby,
Mia Saunders, and Simone Torres, the women began to lay the foundations
for their new venture.
Kendall put all her energy into making FUSION a success. She got wind
that Enchantment was going to launch a new anti-aging cream that would
revolutionize the industry. Kendall knew the chemist, Boyd Larraby, had
a thing for her. She hoped she could seduce the formula away from her
She met an ally in war against Enchantment at a convention in Aspen. Michael
Cambias was the CEO of Cambias Industries. Michael’s father, Alexander
Cambias, had long wanted to acquire Erica’s company, but it always
eluded him. Michael promised to make Kendall CEO of Enchantment if they
could successfully take over the company. Their relationship began to
extend from the boardroom into the bedroom.
Erica publicly humiliated Kendall by taping Michael’s confession
that he never intended to put Kendall as CEO if the Cambias take over
was successful. Betrayed, Kendall teamed up with Erica to stop Michael.
Michael showed his true colors, and almost raped Kendall, if not for Erica’s
Erica flashed back to the night of her own rape in the great blackout.
Kendall found her and tried to calm her down. Erica let down her guard
and let her daughter help her. Realizing that Kendall had saved her from
a mental breakdown, Erica extended her hand in gratitude. She invited
Kendall to be in her wedding to Jackson Montgomery.
Kendall overheard Erica reveal that Greenlee was Jack’s son. Erica
made Kendall promise to keep her secret. Mary Smythe would eventually
reveal the truth to her daughter. The betrayal caused a rift in Kendall
and Greenlee’s already fragile relationship.
Bianca revealed Michael had raped her the night of the blackout. Because
Bianca had destroyed any evidence of the rape, Michael got off. Kendall
and Michael disappeared that same night. Kendall returned and revealed
she had married Michael in Las Vegas because she was pregnant with his
In reality, Kendall was not pregnant but Bianca was. Kendall offered to
adopt Bianca’s baby so that she would not have to go through the
trauma of an abortion or face having to raise the child of her rape. She
enlisted Boyd to pretend to be Michael to fake a wedding. Erica was in
the dark when it came to the truths, but saw Kendall’s actions as
Michael’s dead body was found in a meat locker. Kendall was set
to inherit millions of dollars. She became the main suspect in the murder.
Her claim to the fortune would be challenged by Ryan’s sudden reappearance
in Pine Valley. The late Alexander Cambias had named Ryan, and not Michael
as his heir. Depending on who died first, the fortune would only go to
Ryan agreed to Kendall’s plan after learning that Bianca was still
pregnant with Michael’s baby. It was Greenlee who needed convincing.
Greenlee got wind of Kendall’s pregnancy ruse, and revealed the
charade at trial. Kendall was sure to go to prison if not for Bianca’s
sudden admission that she had killed Michael in self-defense.
But all of Kendall’s efforts to protect her sister could not brace
her for their next tragedy. Bianca lost her daughter, Miranda Montgomery,
in a helicopter crash after giving birth in the woods. Kendall took it
upon herself to tell Bianca what had happened. Bianca lashed out at Erica.
She left Pine Valley and her girls at one of their most trying times.
turned to Ryan, but he now only had eyes for Greenlee. They agreed to
marry so that Greenlee could get ownership of FUSION back from the Cambias
Estate. Kendall professed her love for Ryan, but he could not be swayed.
Kendall went on a vindictive binge to break up the newly married couple.
First, she hired Bobby Warner to seduce Greeenlee. When that did not work,
she climbed into bed with Ryan’s brother, Jonathan Lavery.
Erica called Ryan to retrieve her. Kendall followed Ryan to Las Vegas
where Erica had assumed a new identity at Zach Slater’s The Seasons
Casino. Kendall felt uneasy around Zach, but her first priority was her
mother. Erica had sunk into alcoholism over the events of the last year.
Jackson Montgomery staged a successful intervention where Erica revealed
the truth about her rape. Eric had traded her to Fields so that he would
star in his next film. Coming to terms with the truth finally made it
possible for Erica to accept Kendall.
Ethan Ramsey claimed to be the true heir to the Cambias Estate. He was
the supposed son of Hannah Nichols, the Cambias maid, and the late Alexander
Cambias, II. When everyone accused Ethan of just trying to get his hands
on the Cambias fortune, Kendall stood by him. Ryan was shot at Zach’s
new casino, The Seasons East. Ethan was the prime suspect. Ethan maintained
his innocence to Kendall, and she believed him.
Kendall found Greenlee hanging from the FUSION rooftops. Kendall saved
her and took her to the hospital, where it was revealed she had been drugged.
Everyone accused Kendall of trying to kill her. But Greeenlee remembered
enough of the evening to know she would have died if not for Kendall.
Kendall thought she was going to loose Bianca after she fell off a landing
in an altercation with JR. Erica arrived at the hospital, holding Miranda
in her arms. JR and his wife, Babe Chandler, were raising Miranda as their
daughter. Miranda’s presence caused Bianca to awaken in time for
Bianca decided to move to Paris to start a new life with Miranda. Though
the sisters were now an ocean apart, they had a brief reunion at Jack
and Erica’s wedding.
Kendall stood by Ethan after he claimed that Zach murdered Edmund Grey.
All the evidence suggested otherwise, but Kendall did not waiver. That
all changed when she, Greenlee, and Lily Montgomery were held captive
by Jonathan. Jonathan admitted to being Edmund’s true killer.
Kendall realized the Cambias fortune had affected Ethan in bad ways. Zach
came to Kendall with a proposition. Combining his shares of Cambias Industries
with Kendall’s FUSION shares would give them enough power to oust
Ethan. But in order to complete the deal, they had to marry. Kendall reluctantly
agreed, breaking Ethan’s heart. Trapped in a loveless marriage,
Kendall began an affair with old friend JR Chandler.
seemingly died in a motorcycle accident. The strain caused Greenlee to
miscarry their child. When she learned Greenlee would never be able to
carry a child to term, Kendall made a sacrifice. She offered to be a surrogate
to Greenlee and Ryan’s child. Their plan hit a snag when a blackout
compromised the last remaining sample of Ryan’s sperm. Kendall begged
Dr. Greg Madden to impregnate her before all chances of having Ryan’s
baby was lost.
Kendall caught Zach sneaking off to Wildwind. With Maria in California,
the castle was supposed to be empty. Kendall found Zach with Julia, who
had run away from Witness Protection. For some reason, Kendall was jealous
of Zach and Julia’s relationship. She realized she might have feelings
for her husband.
When Greenlee found out that the child Kendall was carrying was not hers,
she lashed out at her best friend and Ryan, who was revealed to be alive.
Greenlee stormed out of town, leaving Ryan and Kendall to deal with the
situation. Kendall needed her space and divorced Zach. Bianca came back
to Pine Valley to talk about Kendall’s options. After a lot of soul
searching, Kendall decided not to terminate the pregnancy.
Greenlee delivered another blow to Kendall by giving her shares of FUSION
to Babe Carey, the woman who had kept Miranda away from Bianca.
Ryan and Ethan revealed Zach was behind the blackout at the clinic. Kendall
pushed Zach away. She began to relay heavily on Greg in terms of her pregnancy.
Greg stowed her away to his private island to relax. Little did she know
this island where were he put single women to convince them to give up
their children. Zach found out and brought Kendall home. Kendall realized
she loved Zach, and they remarried on his yacht.
Kendall went to the FUSION offices unaware that JR had a set a trap for
Babe. He pushed scaffold down on Kendall thinking it was his wife. Kendall
fell into a coma. The doctors needed to perform a surgery to stop her
internal bleeding, but it would compromise her child’s welfare.
Erica wanted to do anything to save her daughter, but Zach stood in the
way. He knew Kendall would put her child’s welfare first. He barricaded
himself in her room until the baby’s vitals were at a safe level.
Spike Lavery was delivered via C-section. Kendall made a full recovery.
Spike had two fathers in his life, Kendall believed both were putting
their attentions elsewhere. Zach was helping Dixie Cooney find her own
daughter, Kate Martin. Greg had played a role in her disappearance too.
Zach was one of the prime suspects when Greg was found dead. Kendall warned
Dixie that it was her fault if he went to prison.
Kendall could not deny her feelings for Ryan too, especially since they
now shared a son. Ryan had taken in Annie McDermott and her daughter Emma
McDermott after she learned her husband was a pedophile. Kendall noticed
Annie’s remarkable similarities to Greenlee, and worried Ryan was
just trying to fill the void Greenlee left by moving out of town.
Kendall was devastated when Simone was found dead in the FUSION offices.
Not much time later, Erin Lavery, Ryan’s sister, was found dead
too. They were the first two victims of the Satin Slayer, who seemed to
have all the FUSION women in his sites.
Kendall and Zach quickly deduced that the women of FUSION were
the Satin Slayer’s target. When Zach did not reveal was that the
murder’s plans were a plot of revenge against him. Alexander Cambias
was revealed to be alive and behind the killing. He had harbored resentment
toward Zach for faking his death. With Alexander finally behind bars,
Kendall and Zach were finally able to move on with their lives. Kendall
learned she was pregnant with Zach’s son.
In the aftermath of the killing spree, FUSION was in shambles. Bianca
and Josh began working at FUSION to help with the relaunch. With a new
team in place, Kendall was prepared to dominate the cosmetics market once
On the day Annie and Ryan were to marry, Kendall ran into Greenlee. Greenlee
was back in Pine Valley determined to reclaim the life she had left behind.
This included Ryan and Spike. Greenlee also reclaimed partnership in FUSION
by taking her shares back from Babe.
Kendall warmed up to Greenlee after she agreed to drop her custody suit
for Spike. On a business trip to New York, Kendall went into labor. Kendall
surprisingly wanted to ride in a car with Babe because of how she had
helped Bianca the night of Miranda’s birth. Greenlee was going to
drive Kendall’s car, with Spike in the backseat. As Kendall was
rushed to the hospital, Greenlee saw her chance to have Spike. On the
run, Greenlee drove off an embankment into a ditch.
The stress of Greenlee’s accident caused Kendall to go into early
labor. She gave birth to a severely premature Ian Slater. At the same
time, she learned Spike had lost his hearing. Kendall was torn between
her children, who were in different units at the hospital. As she struggled
to help them, she hatched her plan of revenge against her former best
Kendall pretended to forgive Greenlee, while trying to frame her for another
kidnapping attempt of Spike. When the authorities caught on, they arrested
Greenlee, but she went on the run. At the same time, Zach went missing.
At first, JR looked like the culprit because Zach’s blood was found
on JR’s bumper. In reality, Richie Novak had trapped Zach and Greenlee
in a bomb shelter. Aidan, Greenlee’s new beau, and Kendall went
on a search for their loved ones.
When it looked like hope was lost, Kendall found herself in bed with Aidan.
The next day, they found Greenlee and Zach alive. The doctors also determined
Spike’s condition was pre-existing and not Greenlee’s fault.
Though happy to have the family together again, Kendall harbored the guilt
from her affair.
Kendall strugled to come to terms with what she did to Zach. She worried
that she could be pregnant with Aidan’s child. Zach furthur sunk
into depression when Hannah killed herself on Miller’s Falls. Zach
finally learned the truth, but promised to stand by his wife. It was Greenlee
who did not take the news as well.
Ryan suffered retrorade amnesia after Hannah shot him in the head. He
flashed back to a time when he and Kendall were still engaged to marry.
Kendall did her best to fill Ryan in on his new life as a father and Annie’s
husband. As he slowly began to recover, Ryan admitted he had fallen in
love with Greenlee again, though she was now married to Aidan. Zach was
weary of Kendall’s need to interfere in Ryan’s life.
threatened to kill Josh after catching him embezzle $20 million from the
Cambias accounts. Kendall turned to Aidan to send her brother into hiding.
So many forces were driving a wedge in the Slater marriage.
Babe and Amanda took the reigns of FUSION while Greenlee, Kendall and
Annie delt with their personal affairs. They planned to launch a low-cost
fragrance, Bella. Kendall noticed that Adam Chandler began to show interest
in FUSION’s latest project. Kendall asked Erica to keep an eye on
Adam and determine what scheme he was trying to pull off.
Kendall and Zach took the boys to their beach house. Bianca surprised
Kendall with a visit. She was visibly pregnant. Before Kendall could ask
any questions, a tornado came crashing through Pine Valley and destroyed
the beach house. Though Bianca and the boys made it through the ordeal,
Kendall’s injuries were more severe. After open brain and heart
surgery, Kendall lay in a coma with no signs of recovery.