Torpey is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Jessica Buchanan on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, a role she played from 1990 until 2002. Following her departure, the role was taken over by Bree Williamson. In May 2010 she returned to the show but as a new character, recurring role, named Fawn Banks. In August 2010 she reveals herself to be the sister of the deceased Jared Banks.
Unlike many soap characters, Torpey's character Jessica Buchanan was never SORAS-ed. After leaving One Life To Live, Torpey went on to play in the movies Dirty Deeds and Fierce Friends.
Torpey is now a folk musician. She has a website on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/erintorpey