Kathy Ireland Celebrity Life
Kathy Ireland is an American supermodel and actress. After tasting success in acting and modeling, she turned into an entrepreneur and author. She was one of the most popular models in the 1980s and 1990s.
She ruled for the two decades in the modeling industry. She came into the limelight after featuring in the most coveted Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. She features in almost 13 editions of the magazine.
Kathy Ireland was born on March 20, 1963, in Glendale, California. He was born and brought up in Santa Barbara with her parents, John and Barbara Ireland, and siblings, Cynthia and Mary.
In her childhood days, she was quite responsible and diligent. She used to earn money by selling hand-painted rocks. She also used to work as a paperboy in her locality.
While doing her high school graduation in 1981, she got a call from an agent of the most popular modeling agency, Elite Model Management. She started working as a full-time model while pursuing her graduation.
But her biggest breakthrough came in the form of Sports Illustrated. She got a chance to become a model for the prestigious magazine. After featuring in the magazine, she became a very popular name in the industry.
After featuring on the Sports Illustrated in 1984, she started getting different roles. In 1988, she featured in TV series and some popular movies like Aliens from L.A, loaded Weapon, Unnecessary roughness.
She also got a stable role in the popular soap opera Melrose Place. In 1993, she started her own business and launched her own designer label.
Now, the brand is a very popular one, and she is selling 15000 products under the label in the market. Some of the products include furniture, jewelry, clothes, baby products, etc.
Due to her incredible success and growth of her business, she features on the Forbes magazine in 2012. The magazine denoted her with the term, Super mogul, for her exceptional success and hard work as a young entrepreneur.
Later, she ventured into the fitness clothing by making multiple fitness videos to establish the brand for fitness clothing and equipment. To consolidate her plan bring it to reality, she acquired a brand license for fitness accessories, clothing, and equipment under her brand.
By the end of 2004, her total net worth spiked to $10 million. And in 2012, she was called as the Wealthiest model of the world by the British Vogue magazine. Her hard work and success speak volumes about her dedication and perseverance.
She has a plush 3 bedroom estate facing an ocean on Oahu in Hawaii. She also owns a luxury Tuscan styled house in Montecito, California.
She is also known for her philanthropic work. She is an ambassador of the Jewish company, Friends of Sheba Medical Center. She also supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Alliance for Global Education, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and many more.
She married Greg Olsen, a physician, in 1988. Now they have three kids, Erik, Chloe, Lily. She is a Christian.
On the eve of the 50th-anniversary event of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit in 1989, her cover edition was titled as ‘The Greatest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover of All Time’.
She was also awarded the ‘American Heritage Award from the Jewish NGO, ‘Anti-defamation League.
Along with that, she was also honored with the Messenger of Peace award in 2012.
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