Eileen Pollock is the first wife of Eric Pollard. They had a stillborn son called Edward Pollock, in 1978. Eileen and Eric split up a few years later but did not divorce. Eric changed his surname to Pollard, to make it hard for her to track him down. In March 1994, she arrives in Beckindale after reading about the plane crash and the death of Eric's second wife Elizabeth Feldmann. She threatens to expose Eric as a bigamist until he pays her off for a divorce. She then leaves the village and they divorce after 30 years of marriage, although they have only been together for a short amount of time during the marriage itself.