Who is Kyle Richards?
Kyle Richards is an American Reality TV Star and socialite. She is best known for appearing in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and also for her work as a child actress.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
In the 80s, the actress dated actor C. Thomas Howell. In 1988, she married Guraish Aldjufrie while she was pregnant with his daughter. Richards was only 18 at the time. They got divorced in 1992.
In 1994, she met her second husband, Mauricio Umansky. In 1996, they got married and had their first daughter. They would go on to have two more daughters later on. Her nieces are Paris and Nicky Hilton.
Kyle Richards started her career as a child actress. Her first appearance on television was on the series Police Woman, where she portrayed Julia. The actress would appear in 18 episodes of the popular show Little House on the Prairie.
Throughout the 70s, Kyle Richards would have several television and film appearances, for instance, showing alongside her sister in the thriller The Car. Richards appeared in series like Flying High, Vega$, Fantasy Island, Time Express, and Carter Country. In 1978, she would appear on Halloween as Lindsey Wallace.
In 1980, she was in The Watcher in the Woods. She would also appear in ER as Nurse Dori Kerns, in National Lampoon’s Pledge This as Lisa, and as Housewife Heather in The Hungover Games.
As an adult actress, she appeared as a guest on different series, such as C.S.I., 7th Heaven, Beverly Hills, 90210, and more.
Starting in 2010, Richards became a main cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She would remain with the series until the present and would become the one original member to last this long.
Other cast members seen in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills include Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Paul Kemsley, Mauricio Umansky, Harry Hamlin, Amelia Hamlin, Delilah Hamlin, Lisa Vanderpump, Ken Todd, Kim Richards, Yolanda Hadid, Brandi Glanville, Eileen Davidson, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Joyce Giraud and Kathy Hilton.
In 2019, her role got her a nomination for the People’s Choice Awards as Reality Star of 2019.
She would appear in Days of Our Lives. In 2017, Richards joined The New Celebrity Apprentice as a contestant and earned $25 thousand for charity.
In 2018, Richards produced American Woman, a series inspired by her childhood. She would also reprise the role of Lindsey Wallace for Halloween Kills. Richards is set to appear in Halloween Ends as Wallace, originating the role and completing her character’s journey over almost five decades.
Kathy Hilton, the mother of Paris and Nicky Hilton, is the older half-sister of Kyle Richards, tying her to the Hilton family.
Her sister Kim Richards also became well-known as a child actress and would appear alongside Kyle in some productions. Kim is best known for appearing in Nanny and the Professor, Escape to Witch Mountain, and more. Kim also became part of the cast for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Her charity of choice is the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, for which she has donated over $100 thousand dollars.
She has launched clothing lines, has a chain of boutiques, and has also published a memoir.
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