Richards at an NBC party in February 2011
|Born||Kyle Egan Richards
January 11, 1969
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, television personality|
|Known for||The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills|
|Relatives||Kim Richards (sister)
Kathy Hilton (half-sister)
Paris Hilton (niece)
Nicky Hilton (niece)
Kyle Egan Richards (born January 11, 1969) is an American actress and television personality. She is known for returning to television with her sister, Kim Richards, on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Richards was born in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Kenneth E. Richards (1935–1998) and Kathleen Dugan (1938–2002). 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). Nicky and Paris Hilton are her nieces.
Richards began acting in 1974. She appeared in eighteen episodes of the television series Little House on the Prairie as Mr. Edward's adopted daughter, Alicia Sanderson Edwards. Her sister, Kim Richards (of Witch Mountain fame and various other very popular Disney films), also appeared once on the series, playing Laura's friend Olga, a shy child with one leg shorter than the other, who gets fitted with a handmade wooden shoe by Laura's father, which finally enables her to run and play normally with the other children.
Throughout the 1970s, Richards guest starred in several television series and acted in a few horror films: The Car, Eaten Alive, and Halloween, in which she played Lindsey Wallace, one of the two children whom Laurie Strode babysits. In 1980 she appeared opposite Bette Davis and Lynn-Holly Johnson in the Disney children's horror film The Watcher in the Woods, playing a terrorized young girl. Most of her 1980s roles were minor, and included made-for-television, direct-to-video, or other video work.
Subsequent roles include Nurse Dori in 21 episodes of the television series ER (1998–2006) and Lisa, a supporting character in the film National Lampoon's Pledge This!. She has also appeared in episodes of her niece Paris Hilton's reality series The Simple Life and My New BFF.
Richards appears in the Bravo reality series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which the first season aired from October 2010 through February 2011. She and her sister, Kim Richards, are both currently appearing in the show on Bravo.
She appeared in a new thriller film, Deadly Sibling Rivalry, as Tricia, a woman left inside a freezer in which she dies, by disturbed evil twins Callie/Janna, played by Charisma Carpenter.
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.
In 1988, at age 18, Richards married Guraish Aldjufrie while she was pregnant with their daughter Farrah, but they were separated in 1990 and divorced in 1992.
Richards met second husband Mauricio Umansky in 1994. Umansky is a mix of Greek and Russian descent. In season 4 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Umansky allegedly cheated on Kyle with a younger woman. Lisa Vanderpump joked the mistress was their daughter Portia.  He was born and raised in the Jewish religion in Mexico. They married on January 20, 1996 when Kyle was 4 months pregnant. Their daughter Alexia was born on June 18. 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 Judaism when she married Umansky.  They live in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
Film and television
|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 Father Knows Best Reunion||Ellen||TV movie|
|1977||Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas||Ellen||TV movie|
|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|
|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"|
|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|
|2003||The Simple Life||Various episodes|
|2010–present||The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills||63 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|
- Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All (New York, New York: HarperOne, 2011).
- According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
- Casablanca, Ted (23 March 2010). "Are You Ready for Another Hilton Takeover?". E! Online. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Ancestry of Paris Hilton
- "Kyle by Alene Too boutique now open in Beverly Hills!". LA.com. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- "Kyle Richards Bio". bravotv.com. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
- McGrath, Jenny (24 January 2013). "Who Is Kyle Richards' First Husband, Guraish Aldjufrie?". Wet Paint. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Metz, Lauren (14 January 2011). "Kyle Richards and Farrah Answer RHOBH Fans' Questions". Bravo TV. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Richards, Kyle (11 November 2010). "Drama in the City". Bravo TV. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Richards, Kyle (4 November 2010). "Happy Birthday, Portia!". Bravo TV. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Sheree R. Curry, Celebrity Home of the Day: 'Real Housewives' Kyle Richards, AOL, March 11, 2011
- Daniel Miller, 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards Buys $3 Million Bel-Air Home, The Hollywood Reporter, 1/20/2011
- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards puts $2.45M house up for sale, The Daily Mail, 29 November 2010
- Official website
- Kyle Richards at the Internet Movie Database
- Kyle Richards facebook page
- Kyle Richards finalist in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills