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Isabella Williams
Eva Longoria as Isabella Williams
The Young and the Restless
Portrayed by Eva Longoria
Current status Former, Contract
Duration 2001-2003, 2011, 2012
First appearance March 8, 2001
Last appearance August 15, 2003 (in person)
July 2, 2012 (from back)
Created by William J. Bell
Full name Isabella Braña
Gender Female
Occupation Former homemaker
Former call girl
Residence Los Angeles, California
Parents Ricardo Braña
Trinidad Braña
Spouses James Franklin
Paul Williams (2002)
Romances Michael Baldwin
Children Ricky Williams (son with Paul; deceased)
Aunts and uncles Marta (maternal aunt)
Juan (maternal uncle)

Isabella Braña Williams is a fictional character on The Young and the Restless, portrayed by Eva Longoria.


Isabella Braña is the daughter of Ricardo and Trinidad Braña. Isabella is the mother of Ricky Williams.

Isabella came to town to distract Paul Williams as a favor to Michael Baldwin who wanted to break up Paul and his wife, Christine Blair. Isabella approached Paul at his office with a case against her husband, which he took. Paul gave Isabella shelter and the two were drawn to each other. Upon the ending of the case, Isabella's past as a call girl came out, but Paul forgave Isabella for lying and they became even closer. Isabella was keen on leaving the city after the case was over, but both Michael and Paul had their reasons for keeping her in town.

Isabella was surprised when she became pregnant with Paul's child. Isabella decided that she didn't want Paul, so she passed the baby off as Michael's. Paul found out he was the father and decided he wanted to be a father, but he finally realized that he couldn't be one big happy family with Isabella.

After giving birth to baby Ricardo "Ricky" Carl Williams, Isabella was convinced that her life would get better. Christine apparently didn't want anything to do with Paul, so Paul decided to marry Isabella. Paul's jealousy got the best of him and he had a passionate night with Christine. Isabella found out about it and decided to dump Paul. Isabella was suspicious of a woman named Kelly Simmons that tried to investigate her, without realizing it was Christine in disguise. Paul decided to go back to Isabella, but Christine found out about Michael's plot with Isabella and told Paul. The couple reunited, and Isabella decided to have her revenge.

She made it seem like Christine had murdered her, and at the same time she was plotting her next move. While everyone thought she was dead, Isabella confronted Christine in a bathtub after drugging her. Isabella was about to kill Christine when Paul arrived to stop her in time. Christine and Paul reunited but were unaware that Isabella was still alive. Michael came just in time to save Christine and Paul's lives. Isabella was committed to a mental hospital.

In 2012, Paul visited Isabella to inform her that their son Ricky was dead, but she pretended he wasn't there and kept combing her hair.