Erin Catherine Torpey (born February 14, 1981) is an American actress and singer. She best known for her portrayal of Jessica Buchanan on One Life to Live.


Torpey was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2000. Following her departure as Jessica, the role was taken over by a virtual look alike, Bree Williamson. After leaving One Life to Live, Torpey went on to play in the movies Dirty Deeds and Fierce Friends.

She voiced the character of Princess Aurora (from Sleeping Beauty) for Disney 2007 direct-to-video DVD release Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams. In 2008, she voiced the Greek goddess Athena in the PSP game God of War: Chains of Olympus and reprised the role in the PS3 game God of War III released in 2010.[1]

Torpey is now a singer, focusing specifically in the acoustic rock and folk genres.

On July 21–22, 2008, she returned to One Life to Live for two days after Jessica's mother is in a car accident but she was playing Megan Buchanan (who was miscarried).

Personal life

In the October issue of ABC Soaps In Depth, Torpey announced her engagement to actor Hamilton Von Watts. The two married on April 18, 2009. Erin and Hamilton are expecting their first child, a boy, due June 1, 2010 .


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Preceded by
Eliza Clark
Jessica Buchanan on One Life to Live
Succeeded by
Bree Williamson

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