So you're new to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, eh? Well, then you're probably asking yourself, Who are these beautiful ladies, and where did they come from?
Luckily for you, we've come up with a list of the current cast of Beverly Hills beauties.
Taylor Armstrong (née Ford) moved from her native Oklahoma to Beverly Hills years ago, and she hasn't looked back! She has a 6-year-old daughter named Kennedy. Kennedy's father, Russell Armstrong, tragically committed suicide in August 2011. Taylor and Russell were separated at the time of his death.
A former pharmaceutical sales rep for Pfizer, Taylor has a long history of business success: She helped found the company Baby Universe. 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 is a Housewives original; she's been on all three seasons.
Albuquerque-born businesswoman Adrienne Maloof moved to Beverly Hills more than a decade and a half 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 marketing and promotions for the Maloof brands, Adrianne divides her time between the company and her family. She is currently separated from her husband of 9 years, plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif. 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.
Like her sister — and fellow Beverly Hills Housewife — Kyle Richards, 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 10 years old. 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. She is currently single.
Despite her semi-retired status, Kim does occasionally pop up in movies. She had small part in 2006's Black Snake Moan, and had a cameo in the 2009 remake of Race to Witch Mountain.
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. You'll also catch her as little neighbor girl Lindsey Wallace in the original Halloween.
Although she recently had a recurring role on 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 always brings the drama.
Not too many years ago, Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Kenneth Todd, moved to Beverly Hills from the South of France. Born and raised in England, the witty Brit and her restaurateur 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.
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 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 episodes of Silk Stalkings and Baywatch Nights.
A print and runway model, Brandi Glanville has worked with designers Chanel, Armani, and Gucci, to name a few. She's also appeared in fashion magazines, like Glamour and Cosmopolitian. She found herself in the brightest spotlight of all back in 2009, thanks to a very public divorce with her husband of 10 years, actor Eddie Cibrian. He had reportedly been unfaithful with Singer LeAnn Rimes, whom he married a few months after the divorce was finalized.
Brandi's main role, however, is spending ample amounts of time with her two boys, Mason and Jake. She's also a writer, and has a novel and a cookbook in the works. Brandi loves her downtime: pilates, dancing, cooking, and supporting her favorite charities.
Brandi first appeared on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in Season 2, but wasn't declared an official H'wife until Season 3.
Yolanda Foster was born and raised in Papendrecht, a small town in Holland. She grew up on a farm, riding horses and milking cows. When she was 7 years old, her father passed away. She was a dishwasher at a restaurant at 14, but by 16, she was discovered by uber modeling agent Eileen Ford, and the rest, as they say, is runway history.
She started her family with Mohamed Hadid in 1994, but by 2000 had become a single mom, raising her kids and running an interior design business.
Last year, Yolanda married 16-time Grammy Award winner David Foster. They currently live in Malibu, where Yolanda raises her own children plus five step-daughters.
Yolanda is new to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, joining the cast for Season 3.
Friends of the Housewives
These ladies occasionally appear on the show but aren't official cast members.
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 has become most famous for, however, is her 13-year marriage to — and divorce from — Cheers and Frasier star Kelsey Grammer.
Camille is vocal about her battle with irritable bowel syndrome, a condition that prompted her to use a surrogate to give birth to her daughter Mason and son Jude. Besides building awareness around IBS, Camille enjoys dancing, skiing, paddle boarding, hiking, and collecting rare first edition books.
Camille appeared as a Housewife on Seasons 1 and 2 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but will only be appearing as a "friend of the Housewives" in Season 3.
Dana Wilkey has proven that women can do it all on their own. At 15, she left home and headed West where she graduated from USC. Since then, she's founded her own boutique product placement agency, Adwil, and plans elaborate parties all over the world. She even put together that lavish $60,000 birthday for Taylor Armstrong's 4-year-old daughter, Kennedy!
Aside from her party-throwing career, she also makes time to contribute to her favorite charities: 1736, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids organization, and IPalpiti. Dana enjoys getting out and hiking Runyan Canyon; she designs jewelry on the side; and apparently she's got one massive collection of Barbies!
Dana has appeared in Seasons 2 and 3 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.