Kyle Richards, an American actress, socialite, and TV personality, has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry. She joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2010 and has continued as a key member ever since. As of 2022, she stands as the sole remaining original cast member on the show.
Height- 1.57 m
Weight- 125 pounds
Born- 11 January 1969
Birthplace- Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Full name- Kyle Egan Richards Umansky
Profession-Actor, Socialite, TVpersonality
Spouse- Mauricio Umansky (m. 1996), Guraish Aldjufrie (m. 1988–1992)
On January 11, 1969, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California, Richards entered the world. Her parents, Kathleen Mary Richards (formerly Dugan; 1938–2002) and Kenneth Edwin Richards (1917–1998), brought her into a family that would shape her life. Her given name, Kyle, was inspired by the renowned football player, Kyle Rote, who had a successful career with the New York Giants. Unfortunately, the marriage of her parents didn’t last, and they separated in 1972. Subsequently, Kathleen went on to marry two more times.
Richard’s immediate family includes her half-sister Kathy Hilton (born in 1959) from her mother’s previous marriage to Lawrence Avanzino, and her half-sister Kim Richards (born in 1964). Additionally, she has three older half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage, all of whom were adults when Richards was born. Her nieces are Nicky and Paris Hilton.
During the 1980s, she was in a relationship with actor C. Thomas Howell. When she was 19 years old in 1988, Richards got married to Guraish Aldjufrie, who was from Indonesia. They tied the knot while she was pregnant with their daughter, Farrah Brittany (born on October 31, 1988). However, their marriage ended in separation in 1990 and they got divorced two years later.In 1994, Richards met her second husband, Mauricio Umansky, who is a real estate agent in Los Angeles. Umansky has Russian and Greek Jewish ancestry and was born and raised in Mexico. They got married on January 20, 1996, when Kyle was four months pregnant.
With, Guraish Aldjufrie, she had a daughter named Farrah Brittany (née Aldjufrie), who is now 34. Richards and Umansky have three daughters together: Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23, and Portia, 15.
She completed her high school education at Central Union High School in El Centro, California in 1987.
Film And Television
Richards embarked on her acting journey in 1974, when she portrayed Julia in the TV series Policewoman. She appeared in 18 episodes of Little House on the Prairie as Alicia Sanderson Edwards and even shared the screen with her sister, Kim, in the thriller film The Car. Throughout the 1970s, Richards made appearances in various television shows like Flying High, Vega$, Fantasy Island, Time Express, and Carter Country. She gained recognition for her role as Lindsey Wallace in the iconic horror film Halloween (1978), which played a significant role in popularizing slasher movies in the 1980s.
In 1980, Richards starred in the supernatural horror film The Watcher in the Woods. Her career continued with roles such as Nurse Dori Kerns in ER (1998-2006) and Lisa in National Lampoon’s Pledge This! (2006). She also appeared in Lifetime’s Deadly Sibling Rivalry (2011) and the comedy film The Hungover Games (2014). Richards made guest appearances on popular TV shows like C.S.I., 7th Heaven, City Guys, Beverly Hills, 90210, Love Boat: The Next Wave, and CHiPs.
Since 2010, Richards has been a main cast member on Bravo’s reality TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She has been recognized for her role on the show, receiving nominations for the “Reality Star of 2019” award at the People’s Choice Awards. In 2013, she also portrayed modeling agent Casey McGraw in Days of Our Lives. Richards participated in The New Celebrity Apprentice in 2017, raising $25,000 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
In addition to her acting career, Richards co-executive produced the comedy TV series American Woman (2018) and reprised her role as Lindsey Wallace in Halloween Kills (2021), which received positive feedback from fans. She also starred in The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip (2021), a spin-off featuring cast members from The Real Housewives franchise. Richards filmed the Christmas film The Real Housewives of the North Pole and will return for the upcoming sequel Halloween Ends. In 2022, she was nominated for “The Reality TV Star of 2022” at the People’s Choice Awards. Recently, it was announced that Richards landed a role in the LGBTQ romance film The Holiday Exchange.
Fashion And Other Ventures
On February 25, 2014, Richards introduced a clothing line on the shopping network HSN. The collection consisted of eight pieces, reflecting her personal style, and was priced between $69.90 and $199.90. During New York Fashion Week on September 8, 2019, Richards and Shahida Clayton unveiled their joint clothing collection called Kyle x Shahida. Apart from her collaborations, Richards is the proprietor of Kyle by Alene Too, a chain of boutiques located in The Hamptons and New York City. While her Beverly Hills boutique, which opened in 2012, closed in 2018, there are plans to reopen it at a different location. In November 2021, she launched a high-end resort and loungewear boutique named Kyle x Shahida in Palm Desert.
HarperOne published Richards’ memoir, titled “Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All,” on December 27, 2011. In the book, she offers insights and advice on various topics such as relationships, family, and beauty.
- 1982 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films:Best Supporting Actress Awards
- 1982 Young Artist Awards: Best Young Motion Picture Actress
- 1984 Young Artist Award: Best Young Actress in a Movie Made for Television
- 1985 Young Artist Award: Best Young Actor/Actress in a Cable Series or Program
- 2019 People’s Choice Award: Favorite Reality TV Star
- 2022 MTV Movie & TV Award: Most Frightened Performance
- 2022 People’s Choice Award: The Reality TV Star Of 2022
Here is a comprehensive list of movies and TV shows featuring Kyle Richards:
- Halloween (1978) – Role: Lindsey Wallace
- The Car (1977) – Role: Lynn Marie
- Eaten Alive (1977) – Role: Angie
- The Watcher in the Woods (1980) – Role: Ellie Curtis
- The Entity (1982) – Role: Carla Moran
- National Lampoon’s Pledge This! (2006) – Role: Kristine
- A New Life (1988) – Role: Carol
- Down to Earth (2001) – Role: Karen
- The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2010-present) – Role: Herself (recurring cast member)
- Little House on the Prairie (1974-1982) – Role: Alicia Sanderson Edwards (recurring role)
- ER (1999) – Role: Nurse Dori Kerns (guest appearance)
- Days of Our Lives (2012) – Role: Casey McGraw (guest appearance)
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2013) – Role: Ms. Young (guest appearance)
- American Woman (2018) – Role: Alicia (main cast member)
Net Worth 2023
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actress starring in Halloween Kills has an approximate net worth of $100 million as of 2023.
Latest News About Kyle Richards
Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky, stars of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” are said to have separated after being married for 27 years. According to a source close to the couple, they have been living apart while still residing in the same house. Despite the separation, they are maintaining a friendly relationship as they navigate their next steps as individuals and for their family.
Speculations about their separation started circulating when Richards noticeably posted fewer pictures of her husband on Instagram. However, Umansky firmly denied the rumors in April 2023 after Richards was photographed without her wedding ring. During an episode of the podcast “Two T’s In A Pod” hosted by Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Tamra Judge, Umansky dismissed the rumors, emphasizing that they were not getting divorced. He also expressed frustration that the storyline had been picked up by the Housewives and turned into a topic of discussion.
Longtime fans of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” might recall a memorable moment from the show’s first season in 2010 when psychic Allison DuBois predicted that Richards’ marriage to Umansky would never bring her fulfillment.
As for the upcoming season 13, which has just finished filming and does not have an official air date yet, it remains to be seen if the separation will be addressed by the cast members on the show.