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Beth Ostrosky Stern
Beth Stern 2014.jpg
Stern at the 2014 AHA Hero Dog Awards
Born (1972-07-15) July 15, 1972 (age 47)
ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S
Occupationauthor, model, animal-rights activist
Years active1996–present
Howard Stern (m. 2008)

Beth Ostrosky Stern (born July 15, 1972)[1] is an American actress, author, model, and animal-rights activist.

Early life

Ostrosky was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1] Her mother, Judy (née Jarema), is a former model and her father, Robert Ostrosky, is a dentist.[2] Ostrosky was raised Roman Catholic.[3] She has two brothers.[4]

She attended Fox Chapel High School in suburban Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania,[5] and took classes for three years at the University of Pittsburgh before leaving to pursue a modeling career in New York City.[6]


Howard Stern and Ostrosky in 2011

Ostrosky worked as a model while in high school. She moved from Pittsburgh to New York City to pursue her modeling career and worked for several of the fashion houses in NYC in the early 2000s. Soon after her arrival in New York City, talent scouts began to take notice of her, and offered her small parts in movies and television ad campaigns.[citation needed]

Ostrosky received her first noticeable role as one of the daughters of Ben Stiller's supposed birth parents in the 1996 film Flirting with Disaster. She played a more prominent role four years later in the film Whipped, with Amanda Peet. Ostrosky has also appeared on television, appearing in the final season of G4 show Filter, and the Spike TV series Casino Cinema.

She has appeared in her own line of calendars, as well as on the covers of several magazines, including three times on FHM.[1] Votes from the readers of For Him Magazine ("FHM") placed Stern among FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of the Year in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007( #76). placed Stern 96th in its list of the Most Desirable Women for 2007.[volume & issue needed][7] She has been signed to Click Models, in Boston and New York City.[citation needed]

In 2010, Ostrosky-Stern authored Oh My Dog: How to Choose, Train, Groom, Nurture, Feed, and Care for Your New Best Friend,[8] which reached #5 on The New York Times Best Seller list of paperback advice books.[9] In 2014, Ostrosky-Stern wrote the children's book Yoda: The Story of a Cat and his Kittens about a Persian cat with a heart condition, that she and her husband rescued. Proceeds from the book went to support Bianca’s Furry Friends, a 15,000-square-foot, cage-free animal shelter at the North Shore Animal League, named after the couple's deceased bulldog.[10] In 2015, Ostrosky-Stern wrote a sequel Yoda Gets a Buddy.[11]

Personal life

Ostrosky and radio personality Howard Stern became engaged on February 13, 2007 after 7 years of dating, and were married at Le Cirque restaurant in New York City on October 3, 2008.[12] As of June 2014, Ostrosky and Stern have fostered and found homes for 75 cats from their New York City residence.[13]


  1. ^ a b c "Beth Ostrosky". Fashion Model Directory. Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
  2. ^ Allen, Liz (April 25, 1997). "[No headline]". Erie Times-News. Pennsylvania. Retrieved September 4, 2019 – via Newsbank.
  3. ^ Miller, Gerri (May 14, 2015). "Hollywood Now: Elizabeth Banks Tackles Drama, Comedy & Directing". Interfaith Family. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Bio
  5. ^ Sheridan, Patricia (January 27, 2014). "Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Beth Stern". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania. Archived from the original on February 15, 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Wilson Fuoco, Linda (October 19, 2018). "Pet Tales: Fox Chapel's Beth Stern co-hosts Hero Dog awards show". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  7. ^ FHM. 2007[volume & issue needed]
  8. ^ "'Oh My Dog': Caring for your buddy". Today Show. May 5, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "Best Sellers > Paperback Advice". The New York Times. May 23, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  10. ^ Garvey, Marianne (November 18, 2014). "Beth and Howard Stern and the comeback kitty". New York Daily News. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  11. ^ Yin, Maryann (September 28, 2015). "Beth Stern Inks Deal With Aladdin Books". Adweek. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  12. ^ NY Post - article Archived 2008-10-05 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Corneau, Allison (November 11, 2014). "Howard Stern, Wife Beth Own 6 Cats: Inside their Animal Haven". Us Weekly. Retrieved November 10, 2015.

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