Kathy Hilton Biography
Kathy Hilton was born as Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino, later Richards is an American actress, socialite, fashion designer, and philanthropist. She is well known as the mother of socialite Paris Hilton and fashion designer Nicky Hilton.
Kathy Hilton Age
Hilton was born on March 13, 1959 in New York City, U.S. She is 59 years old as of year 2018.
Kathy Hilton Family | Kathy Hilton Sisters
Hilton was born in new York City, U.S. She is the daughter of Kathleen Mary (née Dugan; 1938–2002) and Laurence K. Avanzino (1935–1997). Hilton ‘s paternal grandfather was of Italian descent. She also has Irish and Scottish ancestry.
Her parents later divorced, and her mother married Kenneth E. Richards (1917–1998). Kenneth had already three grown children from a previous marriage, and had Kathy’s two maternal half-sisters: actresses Kim and Kyle Richards.
She has five paternal half-siblings from her father’s remarriage.
Kathy Hilton Education
Hilton graduated from a private high school in Los Angeles, where she became best friends with Michael Jackson. The two remained close friends until his death in 2009.
Rick And Kathy Hilton | Kathy Hilton Conrad Hughes Hilton
Kathy met Richard Hilton at the age of fifteen while attending a private high school. She married him in 1979. The couple has four children: daughters Paris Hilton (born 1981) and Nicky Hilton (born 1983) and sons Barron Nicholas Hilton II (born 1989) and Conrad Hughes Hilton III (born 1994).
She has two grandchildren, a granddaughter named Lily Grace Victoria Rothschild, who was born to their daughter Nicky and her husband James Rothschild in 2016. The other granddaughter named Teddy Marilyn Rothschild, who was born in 2017.Kathy together with her husband Rick resides in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
Kathy Hilton Young | Kathy Hilton Acting Career
Hilton began working as an actress in 1968 and she retired in 1979. Her remarkable appearances include Nanny and the Professor, Bewitched, Family Affair, Happy Days, The Rockford Files, and film appearances include The Dark and On the Air Live with Captain Midnight. On the May 13, 2008 episode of The Young and the Restless, she made a cameo appearance as herself.
She hosted the reality show, I Want To Be a Hilton on NBC in 2005. Hilton also appeared on The World According to Paris in 2011.
Hilton commented in June 2012 that she refuses to watch her half-sisters Kim and Kyle Richards on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, stating they caused her to “break down in tears” over watching their lives “fall apart”.
There were ups and down in Kyle Richards’ relationship with her sisters Kim Richards and Kathy. Kyle shared that her relationship with her sister Kathy was still “not great” during the season’s RHOBH reunion. When Andy Cohen asked Kyle if she was on speaking terms with Kathy, she said, “Honestly, not right now, and that’s why I’m looking forward to her seeing American Woman, because I think she’s gonna look and say, ‘I read the situation wrong,’ and then we’ll go from there.”
Kyle added that it had been six months since she had last spoken with Kathy at that point, and she said all of the tension between them had been caused by her new TV show.
Kyle later filmed the season’s RHOBH reunion, has anything changed with her sisters? Andy asked that very question when Kyle appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Wednesday night, and she clarified where things stand with both Kim and Kathy these days (clip above). “Kim and I are fine. Yeah, I sent her the DVD [of American Woman],” Kyle said. “Kathy has not seen the show yet.”
Kathy Hilton Dresses | Kathy Hilton Collection
Hilton operated her own gift and antiques store The Staircase on Sunset Plaza in Los Angeles in the 1980s and early 1990s. She debuted with 2002 merchandise sales on cable TV’s QVC home shopping network. She started selling a signature skincare line on HSN in 2007.
From 2012, Hilton has designed the Kathy Hilton Collection of party dresses, sold in four hundred stores worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.
Kathy Hilton Philanthropy
Hilton is known for her philanthropic endeavors. She raised money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2007, by asking celebrities to auction some of their belongings and donating the proceeds to them. Besides her two daughters in 2011, she received an award from the Starlight Children’s Foundation at its ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala in Century City, Los Angeles.