Kathleen Elizabeth Hilton popularly known as Kathy Hilton is an American Socialite, Fashion Designer, and Television Personality. She was born on 13th March, 1959. Hilton is the mother of Socialite Paris Hilton and Fashion Designer Nicky Hilton. She is the half-sister to Kim Richards and Kyle Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Kathy Hilton’s Early Life
Kathy Hilton is the child of Larry Avanzino and Kathleen Mary. Her mother’s family is Irish, while he father’s family has Italian origin. After the divorce of Hilton’s parents, her mother got married to 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 became best friends with Michael Jackson. They remained close until his passing in 2009.
Kathy Hilton: Profile Summary
Full name: Kathleen Elizabeth Hilton(Avanzino; formerly Richards)
Date of Birth: March 13, 1959
Age: 63 years
Birth Place: New York City, U.S.
Profession: Actress, Fashion Designer
Height(feet): 5 feet and 6 inches
Weight(pounds): 130 pounds
Father’s Name: Larry Avanzino
Mother’s Name: Kathleen Mary
Spouse(s): Richard Hilton (m.1979)
Children: 4, Including Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton
Relatives: 2 Half-sisters Kim Richards and Kyle Richards
Net Worth: $340 Million
Kathy Hilton’s Personal Life
On 24th November, 1979, Hilton, being 20 years old, wed Richard Hilton. Paris Hilton (born 1981), Nicky Hilton (born 1983), Barron Nicholas Hilton II (born 1989), and Conrad Hughes Hilton III (born 1994) are their four children. Hilton has two granddaughters, Lily Grace Victoria Rothschild (born 2016) and Teddy Marilyn Rothschild (born 2017) through her daughter Nicky and her husband James Rothschild. Kathy Hilton also has a third granddaughter, Milou Alizee Hilton, from her son Barron and his wife Tessa.
Kathy Hilton’s Career in Acting
Hilton started acting as a child Actress and ended her career in 1979. She had notable appearances in Nanny and the Professor, Bewitched, Family Affair, Happy Days, The Rockford Files and the film appearances include The Dark and On the Air Live with Captain Midnight. On 13th May 2008, she made a cameo appearance as herself on The Young and the Restless.
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 “break 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 only mistake in casting Kathy Hilton on the show is that they didn’t do it sooner.”