Kathleen Elizabeth Hilton, born March 13, 1959, better known as Kathy Hilton, is a prominent American actress, fashion designer, and television personality. She is the mother of socialite Paris Hilton, fashion designer Nicky Hilton, and half-sister of Kim Richards and Kyle Richards of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
|Kathleen Elizabeth Hilton
|Date of Birth:
|March 13, 1959
|Place of Birth:
|New York City
|State of Origin:
|New York City
|Actress & Fashion Designer
Early Life and Education
Kathy Hilton is the child of Larry Avanzino and Kathleen Mary (née Dugan). Her mother’s family is Irish, while her father’s family has Italian origin.
After the divorce of Hilton’s parents, her mother wed Kenneth E. Richards (1917–1998), who had two of Hilton’s maternal half-sisters, Kim and Kyle Richards, and three other grown children from a previous marriage.
As a result of her father’s second marriage, Hilton also has five paternal half-siblings.
She received her diploma from Montclair College Preparatory School in Los Angeles, where she made Michael Jackson her closest friend.
They continued to be close until his passing in 2009.
Hilton started acting as a youngster in 1968 and ended her career in 1979.
Nanny and the Professor, Bewitched, Family Affair, Happy Days, The Rockford Files, and the films The Dark and On the Air Live with Captain Midnight all included notable appearances.
She appeared as herself in a cameo on The Young and the Restless’ episode from May 13, 2008.
She served as the anchor of the NBC reality program I Want to Be a Hilton in 2005. In 2011, she additionally appeared on The World According to Paris.
Hilton said in June 2012 that she would rather not watch her half-sisters Kim and Kyle Richards on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills because she would “melt down in tears” if she saw how their lives were “falling apart.”
Hilton was confirmed to appear in the show’s eleventh season as a friend of the housewives in October 2020. The public welcomed her addition to the program, and she quickly won many fans.
People referred to her as “already a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills legend” in June 2021 and stated that Bravo’s main error in selecting Kathy Hilton for the show was delaying it.
Hilton ran her own gift and antique shop, The Staircase on Sunset Plaza in Los Angeles, between the 1980s and the early 1990s.
She made her QVC home shopping network debut in 2002 with item sales.
She started promoting her personal skincare line on HSN in 2007. In 2008, Hilton unveiled the fragrance “My Secret.”
She has been creating party gowns since 2012, creating the Kathy Hilton Collection, which is offered in 400 shops across the world, including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.
In a photo series for Vogue in December 2020, Hilton and her kids Paris and Nicky posed for the new Valentino 2021 vacation line.
Kathy Hilton Net Worth
Kathy Hilton is an award-winning American actress, fashion designer and philanthropist with a net worth of $350 million
In 2007, Hilton asked famous people to donate some of their possessions for auction, with the revenues going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
She was honored by the Starlight Children’s Foundation in 2011 at their ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala in Century City, Los Angeles, along with her two daughters.
On November 24, 1979, Hilton, being 20 years old, got married to Richard Hilton.
Paris Hilton (born 1981), Nicky Hilton (born 1983), Barron Nicholas Hilton II (born 1989), and Conrad Hughes Hilton Nicky’s three grandchildren out of Hilton’s five, as well as two by Barron.
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