Kathy Hilton was born as Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino on March 13, 1959 in New York City to Laurence K. Avanzino and Kathleen Mary. Kathy is of Irish-Scottish descent. Her parents got divorced and her mother married Kenneth E. Richards. Kathy has two half-sisters and five half-siblings from her father’s second marriage. Her step sisters, Kyle and Kim Richards feature in the “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. Kathy did her graduation from a private high school in Los Angeles.
Hilton embarked upon her acting career in 1968. She acted in the films, On the Air Live with Captain Midnight and The Dark. She featured in Happy Days, Bewitched, The Rockford Files, Nanny and the Professor and Family Affair. Hilton was the anchor for I Want To Be a Hilton, a reality show on NBC in 2005. She made a special appearance posing as herself in an episode of The Young and the Restless in 2008. She featured on The World According to Paris in 2011.
Hilton ventured into business when she set-up her own gift and antique shop, “The Staircase” in Los Angeles. She made her debut with selling her products QVC home shopping network in 2002. Hilton launched her trademark skin-care label on HSN in 2007. Moving from success to success, Hilton created the Kathy Hilton Collection in 2012. The collection comprises party dresses, on display in prestigious stores; Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Kathy Hilton is famous for her charitable endeavours. She raised funds for the ‘Make-A-Wish Foundation’ in 2007. She approached her celebrity circle, convincing them to auction a few of their belongings and donating the amount to the Foundation.
Kathy Hilton is married to Richard Hilton, a multi-millionaire in the hospitality industry. They had met when she was just 15 years old. The couple is blessed with four children; two daughters, Paris Hilton and Nicholai, Baroness de Rothschild and sons, Barron Nicholas Hilton II and Conrad Hughes Hilton III. Hilton’s daughter Paris is a reality star and Nicky is a fashion designer. The couple lives in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
Kathy Hilton was conferred an award by the Starlight Children's Foundation at the 'A Stellar Night' Gala in Los Angeles.
Kathy Hilton Dress Collection Interview at Saks Galleria Dallas