With just three weeks until the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 2 premiere, we are now bringing you the official cast photos and bios of the housewives!
So what can we expect from each of the cast members this season? Hint – drama! But while each of the ladies have their share of drama, they also know how to have fun in true Beverly Hills style.
With trips to Hawaii, Vegas and Vail, jaw-dropping parties and shopping sprees on Rodeo Drive – “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” do not disappoint. Below are the cast photos, bios and what to expect from the housewives this season!
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Kyle Richards – This sassy California native was born in Hollywood, California into an acting family. She landed her first role at age four in Disney’s “Escape to Witch Mountain,” where she played the younger version of her sister, child actress and fellow Housewife Kim Richards. Kyle is married to the love of her life Mauricio Umansky, one of the nation’s top realtors. Kyle has four daughters – four daughters: Farrah (22), Alexia (15), Sophia (11) and Portia (3).
What to Expect – Kyle works on healing her relationship with sister Kim. She is also set to star in the upcoming Lifetime original movie, “Deadly Sibling Rivalry,” while developing her own handbag line, working on her new lifestyle book, and creating her own skin care line with famed Beverly Hills spa Vera Bella.
Lisa Vanderpump – This charming and witty Brit has only been in the U.S. for six years but has already made her mark in Beverly Hills. She has been married to her husband, Ken Todd, for almost thirty years; the couple has two children, Pandora (25) and Max (19). While in Europe, Lisa designed various homes, yachts and all twenty-six bars and restaurants that the couple owned in London, and she hasn’t slowed down now that she is in the states. Lisa currently owns two restaurants: Villa Blanca, a celebrity hangout, and Sur in West Hollywood, which she just recently redesigned.
What to Expect – Lisa continues to be the voice of reason, but with six opinionated housewives, the witty Brit begins to ruffle some very expensive feathers. Lisa also deals with family changes plus the return of her former houseguest Cedric.
Taylor Armstrong – a Oklahoma native who moved to Beverly Hills eight years ago. She prides herself on being a devoted mother to Kennedy, her five- year-old daughter with venture capitalist, Russell Armstrong. She serves as Chief Creative Director of BeautyTicket.com and volunteers for the 1736 Family Crisis Center.
What to Expect – Taylor and her husband Russell have always put business before pleasure, but it’s had a major impact on their relationship. As Taylor struggles with a loveless marriage, she acts out against the other women and falls on the shoulder of her friend Dana for support.
Camille Grammer – is a multi-talented model, actress, dancer and advocate, who calls Beverly Hills her home. Camille began her career as a dancer on Club MTV. She was married to sitcom star and icon, Kelsey Grammer, for 13 years. Together, they have a daughter, Mason, and a son, Jude. Camille and Kelsey own a production company, Grammnet Inc., which produces the shows “Medium,” “Girlfriends” and “The Game.” Most recently she made a cameo in “S*** My Dad Says” and was a Fashion and Lifestyle correspondent for HLN’s 2011 Oscar Coverage.
What to Expect – The newly single Camille is back and focused on starting her new life without husband, Kelsey. She’s determined to stay away from the drama, but she’s also not one to hold her tongue. Camille also forms a close bond with newbie Brandi.
Kim Richards – a former child actress who is best known as the “Disney Girl,” starring in such films as ” “Escape To Witch Mountain” and “No Deposit, No Return.” She also appeared in various television series including “Nanny and The Professor,” “James at 15,” “Hello Larry,” “Different Strokes,” “CHiPS” and “Magnum PI.” Kim has four children Brooke (25), Whitney (21), Chad (20), and Kimberly (16).
What to Expect – Kim continues to work on mending her relationship with Kyle after last season’s blow out fight, but with Kim focused on a new boyfriend, her relationship with her family and the other ladies seems to not to be a priority. Kim is also currently working on various business endeavors including a jewelry and water bottle line that donates proceeds to charity.
Adrienne Maloof – A savvy “no-nonsense” businesswoman, Adrienne Maloof is an Albuquerque, New Mexico native who moved to the palm tree-lined streets of Beverly Hills 15 years ago. Adrienne, her mother and four brothers comprise the Maloof Family dynasty whose multi-faceted sports and entertainment enterprise includes the Sacramento Kings, Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Sweeping Palms Entertainment (film, television & music) and Maloof Money Cup, the world’s largest skateboard competition. Married to prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif, she is a mom through and through, raising her three young sons, Gavin (8) and twins Christian and Colin (5).
What To Expect – Adrienne is forced to make some serious business decisions and when she introduces the ladies to her friend, Brandi, she is also forced to break up a few fights.
Brandi Glanville – For more than 17 years, Brandi has traveled the world as a high fashion and top runway and print model. Brandi has recently added author to her resume and is currently exploring opportunities in the publishing world with her debut novel (her second book, a cook book, is already in the works). Her most important role, however, is mother to sons, Mason, 8, and Jake, 4, with ex-husband and television star Eddie Cibrian. Their public break-up and divorce was well-documented by the media over the past two years.
Dana Wilkey – is known in Beverly Hills for her over the top, celebrity driven events. She has produced some of the most elaborate parties throughout the US and Europe and does everything from film premieres to children’s birthdays. She left home at 15 and made her way to the west coast, graduating with honors from USC. She is a successful entrepreneur, and in addition to her party planning business, she also founded the Adwil Agency, a boutique web application development company and product placement firm. She has an extensive Barbie collection, and her hobbies include travel, hiking, running and the study of the brain. She is the proud mother to a 22-month-old son and will soon gain two adult stepchildren when she marries her fiancé in 2012.
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