Kim Richards started acting when she was still in diapers (literally, her first gig was a diaper commercial) and she went on to act in television shows like Nanny and the Professor and classic movies such as Escape to Witch Mountain. After giving birth to four children, Kim put her acting career on hold and devoted herself to her family. Throughout her adult life Kim has struggled with alcoholism and has been in and out of rehab more than once. Kim checked back into rehab in December 2011 after filming Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, during which she often seemed incoherent and confused. Kim later sat down with Bravo’s Andy Cohen and confirmed that she’d entered rehab to treat her addiction to alcohol.
But now she’s on the up and up: “Kim is on her way,” her older sister Kathy Hilton dished at the 2012 Golden Globes. “She’s having a good time. She is doing well.”