Kyle Richards

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Kyle Richards
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Kyle Richards (March 16, 2014)
Born Kyle Egan Richards
(1969-01-11) January 11, 1969 (age 46)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, television personality, memoirist, philanthropist
Years active 1974–present
Known for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Spouse(s) Guraish Aldjufrie
Mauricio Umansky
Children Alexia Umansky
Sophia Umansky
Portia Umansky
Farrah Aldjufrie
Relatives Kim Richards (sister)
Kathy Hilton (half-sister)
Paris Hilton (niece)
Nicky Hilton (niece)

Kyle Richards (born January 11, 1969) is an American actress, television personality, memoirist and philanthropist from Los Angeles, California. She began her career as a child actor, appearing in a recurring role on Little House on the Prairie, and in several horror films, including The Car (1977), Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive (1977), and John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). Since 2010, she has appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Left to right, half-sister Kathy Hilton, Hilton's daughter Paris Hilton and Kyle Richards at NBC party, February 2011.

Early life[edit]

Richards was born on January 11, 1969 in Hollywood.[1] Her father was Kenneth E. Richards (1935–1998) and her mother, Sharon Kathleen (née Dugan) Richards (1938–2002).[2] The couple separated in 1972 and Kathleen later remarried twice more. Richards' siblings are Kathy Hilton (her older half-sister from her mother's first marriage to Lawrence Avanzino; born 1959) and Kim Richards (born 1964).[3] Nicky and Paris Hilton are her nieces.

Acting career[edit]

Richards began acting in 1974. She appeared in eighteen episodes of the television series Little House on the Prairie as Alicia Sanderson Edwards. Her sister, Kim, was also an actress. In the 1970s, Richards appeared on several television series and in a few horror films, including the 1978 cult classic Halloween. In 1980 she appeared opposite Bette Davis and Lynn-Holly Johnson in The Watcher in the Woods. Most of her 1980s roles were minor, and included made-for-television, direct-to-video, or other video work. Subsequent roles included Nurse Dori in 21 episodes of ER (1998–2006) and Lisa, a supporting character in National Lampoon's Pledge This!. She also appeared in The Simple Life and My New BFF.[4]

She appears on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the first season of which aired from October 2010 through February 2011. She and her sister, Kim Richards, are both currently appearing in the show on Bravo.[4]


Richards announced that she would partner with upscale fashion retailer Alene Too to launch an innovative boutique concept, Kyle by Alene Too. The concept, which opened its first location at Brighton Way and Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills in late 2012, features exciting new fashions, trends and accessories by the world's top exclusive designers.[5]


She is listed on the "First Families" of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles with her husband, which means they have donated US$100,000 or more to the hospital.[6] She also held a fundraiser for the CHLA in 2013, which was featured on the Real Housewives.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

In 1988, at the age of eighteen, Richards married Guraish Aldjufrie while she was pregnant with their daughter Farrah (b. 1988), but they separated in 1990 and divorced two years later.[9][10][11]

Richards met second husband Mauricio Umansky, a high-end Los Angeles real estate broker, in 1994. Umansky is of Greek and Russian Jewish descent. He was born and raised in Mexico. The couple wed on January 20, 1996 when Kyle was 4 months pregnant. Their daughter Alexia was born on June 18, 1996. The couple went on to have two more daughters, Sophia (b. 2000) and Portia (b. 2008). Richards, who is of English, Irish and Welsh descent, converted to Orthodox Judaism when she married Umansky.[12][13][14] She also attends events at the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles.[14]

She resides in Bel Air, Los Angeles with her husband and children.[15][16][17]


Film and television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
1974 Police Woman Julie 1 episode, "The Cradle Robbers"
1975 Escape to Witch Mountain Young Tia Malone Major film, uncredited
1975–1982 Little House on the Prairie Alicia Sanderson Edwards 19 episodes
1977 A Circle of Children Sarah TV movie
1977 The Car Debbie
1977 The Father Knows Best Reunion Ellen TV movie
1977 Eaten Alive Angie
1977 Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas Ellen TV movie
1978 Halloween Lindsey Wallace
1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Naomi 1 episode, "The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverence"
1978 Flying High Katie 1 episode, "The Vanishing Point"
1979 Vega$ Julie Travis 1 episode, "Kill Dan Tanna!"
1979 Fantasy Island Rebecca 1 episode, "Cornelius and Alfonse/The Choice"
1979 Time Express 1 episode, "Rodeo/Cop"
1979 Carter Country Gerry 4 episodes
1979 Friendships, Secrets, and Lies Livia TV movie
1980 Once Upon a Family Liz Demerjian TV movie
1980 The Watcher in the Woods Ellie Curtis
1980 Beulah Land Young Sarah TV mini-series
1981 Concrete Cowboys Isobel 1 episode
1981 Halloween II Lindsey Wallace Unaired footage
1982 This is Kate Bennett... Jennifer Bennett TV movie
1982 CHiPs Jodi 1 episode, "The Spaceman Made Me Do It"
1984–1985 Down to Earth Elizabeth 'Lissy' Preston 12 episodes
1989 Curfew Stephanie Davenport Lead role
1990 Escape Lydia
1998 Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher 1 episode, "Model Citizen"
1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave Scheming Woman 1 episode, "Captains Courageous"
1998–2006 ER Nurse Dori 21 episodes
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Anna Murphy 1 episode, "Bobbi Dearest"
1999 City Guys Kate 1 episode, "Miracle on 134th Street and Lexington Avenue"
2003 7th Heaven Matt's Patient 1 episode, "Life and Death: Part 1"
2006 Pledge This! Lisa
2011 Deadly Sibling Rivalry Tricia
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ms. Young 1 episode, "Play Dead"
2013 Days of Our Lives Casey McGraw 2 episodes
2014 The Hungover Games Heather Parody of The Hunger Games and The Hangover

As herself[edit]

Year Show Notes
2003 The Simple Life Various episodes
2010–present The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 101 episodes
2012 TMZ on TV 1 episode
2013 Stars in Danger TVs special
2013 Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1 episode
2013 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1 episode
2014 G.U.Y. Music Video by Lady GaGa


  • Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All (New York, NY: HarperOne), December 27, 2011; ISBN 0062113488; ASIN: B00ANYP1HA.


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
  2. ^ Casablanca, Ted (March 23, 2010). "Are You Ready for Another Hilton Takeover?". E! Online. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ancestry of Paris Hilton
  4. ^ a b Kyle Richards at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "Kyle by Alene Too boutique now open in Beverly Hills!". Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Children's Hospital Los Angeles: First Families
  7. ^ Kyle Richards, Kyle Shares Why She Gives, Bravo, January 9, 2014
  8. ^ Kyle By Alene Too Fashion Event: Benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles,, June 21, 2013
  9. ^ "Kyle Richards Bio". Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  10. ^ McGrath, Jenny (January 24, 2013). "Who Is Kyle Richards' First Husband, Guraish Aldjufrie?". Wet Paint. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ Metz, Lauren (January 14, 2011). "Kyle Richards and Farrah Answer RHOBH Fans' Questions". Bravo TV. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ Richards, Kyle (11 November 2010). "Drama in the City". Bravo TV. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Richards, Kyle (November 4, 2010). "Happy Birthday, Portia!". Bravo TV. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Lilit Marcus, Judaism, According to Reality TV, The Jewish Daily Forward, November 19, 2012
  15. ^ Sheree R. Curry, Celebrity Home of the Day: 'Real Housewives' Kyle Richards, AOL, March 11, 2011.
  16. ^ Daniel Miller, 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards Buys $3 Million Bel-Air Home, The Hollywood Reporter, 1/20/2011
  17. ^ Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards puts $2.45M house up for sale, The Daily Mail, November 29, 2010.

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