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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Meet the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Camille Grammer

"I'm going through a divorce with Kelsey Grammer, the actor. Obviously you guys all know that, but I do not want to talk about that."

Maiden name: Donatacci
Date of birth: September 2, 1968
Age: 42
Hometown: Newport Beach, California
Profession: Dancer and actress
Ex-husband: Kelsey Grammer
Ex-husband's profession: Actor (of Frasier fame)
Children: Mason, 9, and Jude, 6
Claim to fame: Camille has posed in Playboy.
Twitter: CamilleGrammer

Although she was born in Newport Beach, California, Camille Grammer was raised on the eastern seaboard. In the late '80s, she was a dancer on Club MTV, which led to appearances in several music videos and small roles in Private Parts and Deconstructing Harry. She also posed for Playboy several times. What she is most famous for, however, is her 13-year marriage to — and recent divorce from — Cheers and Frasier star Kelsey Grammer.

Camille is vocal about suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, an unpleasant condition that prompted her to use a surrogate to give birth to her daughter Mason and son Jude. Camille's former Private Parts co-star, Howard Stern, has used the IBS public service announcement Camille and Kelsey created to mock her mercilessly on his radio show. Real nice. Besides building awareness around IBS, Camille enjoys dancing, skiing, paddle boarding, hiking, and collecting rare first edition books.

She currently owns a business, the production company Grammet Inc., with Kelsey. Considering he announced in August that his new girlfriend, flight attendant Kayte Walsh, is pregnant, the future of the company is in limbo. (In a tragic side note, Kayte suffered a miscarriage in September 2010.)
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Lisa Vanderpump

"I have to admit I spend every night with a gigolo."

Maiden name: Vanderpump
Hometown: London, England
Profession: Owner of two Los Angeles restaurants, Villa Blanca and Sur; writer for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine; owner of a skin care line, Epione
Husband: Ken Todd
Children: Pandora, 24, and Max, 18; Cedric (adopted)
Claim to fame: Lisa and her husband owned 26 bars and restaurants in London.
Twitter: lisavanderpump

Five years ago, Lisa Vanderpump and her husband of 29 years, Kenneth Todd, moved to Beverly Hills from the South of France. (What’s better for a couple in a healthy relationship than to have their lives filmed for a reality show?) Born and raised in England, the witty Brit and her restauranteur husband once owned and operated 26 hotspots in London. During her short time stateside, Lisa has already designed and opened two restaurants in Beverly Hills, Sur and Villa Blanca.

Although she sounds like a fictional character, Pandora Vanderpump is Lisa and Ken’s 24-year-old daughter. The couple also have an 18-year-old son, Max. Perhaps one day the two siblings will pen a children's book entitled The Fabulous Adventures of Pandora and Max Vanderpump. An empty-nester, Lisa now spends her free time homemaking and spoiling her four dogs. Her favorite pup, Giggy, is a Pomeranian with his own Facebook page.

Lisa is not entirely new to Beverly Hills. She spent some time acting in the '80s and '90s, landing in episodes of Silk Stalkings and Baywatch Nights. She's been perfecting her acting chops since the age of 9, when she began attending drama school in England.

When she's not cooking or doing flower arrangements, Lisa also writes a monthly column for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine and works on her skincare line, Epione. She's never too busy to get in some one-on-one time with her personal trainer, whom hubby Ken hopes really is gay.
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Welcome to 90210, where private jets are commonplace, houses are palatial, and nothing is too expensive. In this sunny Hollywood enclave, the words of the day are family, friendship, and fashion. Meet six successful women accustomed to the glitzy, glamourous Beverly Hills lifestyle: Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Camille Grammer, Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof, and Taylor Armstrong. These remarkably well-preserved mothers, wives, actresses, and businesswomen are prepared to duke it out in Bravo's newest Real Housewives franchise. Trust us — you won't want to miss the drama-filled premiere, airing October 14 at 10 PM on Bravo.

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Kim Richards

"You can take the girl out of Beverly Hills, but you can't take the Beverly Hills out of the girl."

Maiden name:
Date of birth:
September 19, 1964
Mineola, New York
Todd Jason Voisine
Boyfriend's profession:
G. Monty Brinson, ex-husband and father of Brooke; Gregory Davis, ex-husband and father of Whitney and Chad; John Jackson, ex-boyfriend and father of Kimberly
Brooke, 24; Whitney, 20; Chad, 19; and Kimberly, 15
Claim to fame:
Kim is Kyle Richards's older sister and Kathy Hilton's younger sister. She is Paris and Nicky Hilton's aunt.

Like her sister — and fellow Beverly Hills Housewife — Kyle Richards-Umansky, Kim grew up in the spotlight as a child actress. She began her acting career in diapers (literally, her first job was a diaper commercial), and she landed a spot in the television series Nanny and the Professor at age 4. In the '70s and '80s, she popped up in roles on Diff’rent Strokes, The Rockford Files, and CHiPs. Her crowning achievement, however, was signing with Disney Studios at age 10 — the first actress to do so since Haley Mills. Long before the Miley Cyrus and Ashley Tisdale era, Kim starred in 17 Disney films, including Escape to Witch Mountain and Return from Witch Mountain.

Kim ultimately ended her acting career to raise her four children. Her first marriage, to G. Monty Brinson, produced daughter Brooke Ashley in 1986. After Kim and Brinson divorced, she married Gregory Davis and gave birth to Whitney and Chad. Kim and Davis's marriage also ended in divorce, and her youngest child, Kimberly, is her daughter with ex-boyfriend John Jackson. Although Kim has been unlucky in love, things may be looking up: She's now happily dating entrepreneur Todd Jason Voisine, whom she met in 2009. According to Bravo, Kim also has "a jewelry and water bottle line that donates proceeds to charity." Which means that she doesn't just lie around all day, which is what we would do if we had been child stars.
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Taylor Armstrong

"This is Beverly Hills, not New Jersey."

Maiden name: Ford
Age: 38
Home state: Taylor grew up in Oklahoma, and has actually only been living in Beverly Hills for seven years. But it's best that she moved, since we don't expect to see a show called The Real Housewives of Tulsa anytime soon.
Profession: Founder of eImplement, Inc., a consulting firm
Husband: Russell Armstrong
Husband's profession: Venture capitalist
Children: Kennedy, 4
Twitter: tayloratweets

Taylor Armstrong (née Ford) moved from her native Oklahoma to Beverly Hills seven years ago. She has a 4-year-old daughter named Kennedy with her husband Russell, a venture capitalist. In the family equation, Kennedy ranks above everything else: Taylor describes herself first as mom, then as a wife. Her number-one hobby is spending time with Kennedy.

A former pharmaceutical sales rep for Pfizer, she knows how to sell herself, and she has a long history of business success: She helped found the company Baby Universe, and she operates her own consulting firm, Philanthropy is also important Taylor, who volunteers for 1736 Family Crisis Center, an organization dedicated to helping to women and children exposed to domestic violence.

Taylor's not all work and no play: The tall blonde ascribes to the "work hard, play hard" school of thought. Though she's the youngest member of the RHoBH cast, she feels she always has to look her best to keep Russell's eye from wandering.
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Adrienne Maloof

"People from all over the world aspire to live in Beverly Hills."

Maiden Name: Maloof
Date of birth: September 4, 1961
Age: 49
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Profession: Co-owner of the holdings of Maloof Companies; volunteer for School on Wheels and the Good News Foundation; founder of the Camp Kindness program with the Sacramento SPCA
Husband: Dr. Paul Nassif
Husband's profession: Plastic surgeon
Children: Gavin, 7, and Christian and Colin, 4 (twins)
Claim to fame: Adrienne is part owner of the Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino Resort — among other things — with her mother and four brothers.
Twitter: AdrienneMaloof

Albuquerque-born businesswoman Adrienne Maloof-Nassif moved to Beverly Hills 15 years ago. Along with her four brothers and mother, Adrienne runs Maloof Sports and Entertainment, a conglomerate that includes the Sacramento Kings, Palms Casino Resort, and the world's largest skateboard competition, the Maloof Money Cup.

As head of of marketing and promotions for the Maloof brands, Adrianne divides her time between the company and her family. She is married to plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif, who clocked some time on E!'s Dr. 90210. The couple has three sons, Gavin and twins Christian and Colin. Although she's business savvy and driven, Adrienne tries to put her kids first.

Naturally athletic and independent, Adrienne earned a scholarship to the University of New Mexico with her nationally ranked tennis skills and graduated with a political science degree. Her fellow Housewives better watch out, because she practices martial arts and isn't afraid to take down someone twice her size.
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Kyle Richards

"I could tell you, but I'd have to kill you."

Maiden name:
Date of birth:
January 11, 1969
Hollywood, California
Mauricio Umansky, father of Alexia, Sophia, and Portia
Husband's profession:
Realtor with Hilton & Hyland Realty
Farrah, 21 (from her first marriage); Alexia, 14; Sophia, 10; and Portia, 2
Claim to fame:
Kyle is Kim Richards's and Kathy Hilton's younger sister. She is Paris and Nicky Hilton's aunt.

Born in Hollywood, California, Kyle Richards started her acting career early. At the age of 6, she played a younger version of her sister's character — Housewives' Kim — in Escape to Witch Mountain. She then became a regular on Little House on the Prairie and was positively creepy in the Disney movie Watcher in the Woods.

Although she recently had a recurring role in ER, Kyle's favorite roles to play are wife and mother. Her husband, Mauricio Umansky, is a realtor who specializes in astronomically priced properties. She has four daughters: Farrah, Alexia, Sophia, and Portia.

As the younger half-sister of another former child star, Kathy Hilton, and aunt to Paris and Nicky Hilton, Kyle has already made forays into reality TV, showing up on The Simple Life and My New BFF. Pegged as the show's "bad girl," Kyle is sure to bring the drama — expect fireworks between her and Camille Grammer.