Remembering Eve Cleary’s Run on Melrose Place


Eve Cleary enters the Melrose Place storyline in Season 7 as a musician and old friend of Amanda Woodward. Viewers soon learn about Eve previously completing a prison sentence for a murder conviction.

Eve performs music at Kyle’s club Upstairs and briefly marries Dr. Burns before a deeper storyline emerges.

She becomes one of the most pivotal Melrose Place characters despite only appearing in the final season.


Eve’s Introduction to Melrose Place

We first see Eve when she auditions at Kyle’s club. Initially, Kyle believes Eve’s style is better suited for other L.A. clubs, but Amanda convinces him to hire her anyway.

Subsequent Storyline

After discovering Amanda and Eve’s childhood friendship, viewers learn that Eve allegedly murdered her abusive boyfriend by pushing him off the bleachers, a revelation Amanda confided to Matt Fielding some years ago.

Matt’s mother gives Amanda his journal after his off-screen death, which contains her account of the murder. This storyline was, of course, ridiculous as Matt’s on-screen character never came across as a gossiper.

After marriage and divorce from Peter Burns, Eve begins to remember a different account of the alleged incident. As she recalls, Amanda Woodward committed the murder, prompting Eve to lash out in rage and Amanda to fake her death and flee the country.



Marriage to Peter Burns

Eve dates Peter Burns before marrying him in her hometown. At the time of their marriage, Peter remains unaware of his fiance’s convicted felony or her relationship with Amanda. However, Peter learns from Kyle, who grows suspicious of Amanda’s behavior in connection to Eve.

Eve’s marriage to Peter proves short-lived when the doctor divorces her after getting back with his ex-wife, Amanda. Peter breaks the news to Eve at a diner, which seems entirely out of touch, considering his immense wealth and status as chief of staff at Wilshire Memorial.



Connection to Amanda Woodward

Eve is supposedly Amanda’s oldest friend, though the storyline seems odd in retrospect. Amanda is undoubtedly the type to keep a secret but not the kind to go out of her way for someone like Eve. In either case, Eve and Amanda have a falling out, resulting in the end of the series.



Prison Sentance

Eve Cleary was convicted of killing her boyfriend after pushing him off the bleachers. Both Eve and her accomplice Amanda Woodward argued self-defense, but only Amanda could get off free because her family had wealth and influence. Eve was poor and ended up in prison.


Music Career

Eve performed 90s-era pop-rock with some folk influence. She was a singer but always performed with a live band to provide the music.

Her presence at Upstairs made little sense, considering it was a Jazz Club that featured the likes of Joe Sample and other established Jazz artists.


Portrayal of Eve on Melrose Place

Rena Sofer played Eve on Melrose Place, appearing in every Season 7 episode. Sofer also appears in iconic television series like Another World, Seinfeld, General Hospital, 24, NCIS, Friends, and The Bold & The Beautiful.

Sofer lip-synced her character’s music on Melrose Place, and the actual singing voice was provided by music contractor Christine Day.


2 thoughts on “Remembering Eve Cleary’s Run on Melrose Place”

  1. Who supplied the singing voice for the character of Eve on Melrose place during season seven? I’ve looked everywhere and I can’t seem to find the answer!

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