Kathleen Marie Ireland
March 20, 1963
Glendale, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Model, actress, entrepreneur, businesswoman, author|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
Kathleen Marie Ireland (born March 20, 1963) is an American author, entrepreneur, and former fashion model. Ireland was a supermodel in the 1980s and 1990s, best known for appearing in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. In 1993, she founded a brand marketing company, kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW), which has made her one of the wealthiest former models in the world. As a result of her career as a businesswoman, she had made a $420 million personal fortune by 2015. In 2012, $2 billion worth of products bearing her company's brand were sold.
Kathy Ireland Worldwide
Founded in 1993 as a brand marketing firm in an exclusive business relationship with Kmart, kathy ireland Worldwide (or kiWW, for short) became a global licensor after cutting its ties to the department store chain in 2003. In 2019, it stood at No. 26 on License Global's "Top 150 Global Licensors" 2019 list with $2.6 billion in retail sales.
1993-2003: Foundation and the Kmart years
In 1993, Kathy Ireland's name on a line of socks sold 100 million pairs and Kmart took notice, subsequently giving Ireland her own clothing line including swimwear, active wear, accessories, sweaters and more.
Buoyed by the initial success, Ireland founded kathy ireland Worldwide, at the beginning a brand marketing firm, which she and her related trusts own in its entirety. The company concentrated on building its business in home products after 2003, when it cut its exclusive ties to Kmart.
2003-2013: Continuous growth
At the advice of Warren Buffett, Ireland's friend and mentor, kathy ireland Worldwide soon entered into the home furnishings business. "Fashion and apparel is consistently changing, but in home it's more consistent," Buffett said.
Already in 2004, Ireland's annual take was thought to be around $10 million. Forbes described Ireland as a "prototype for model-turned-mogul" in a 2006 article about the trend of modelpreneurs. By 2004, kathy ireland Worldwide was marketing products from 16 manufacturers - including those of Nourison and Pacific Coast Lighting - selling them in over 34,000 retail locations in as many as 14 countries.
Between 2005 and 2012, products bearing Ireland's brand generated $2 billion in annual retail sales and the company became a leader in its industry. In a May 2012 British Vogue article, Ireland was called the world's richest model.
Afterwards Ireland started designing wedding dresses and social occasion gowns. She launched her line of wedding gowns by presenting a runway fashion show at the Festival of Brides held in Disneyland Resort in 2012. Sterling/Winters Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of kathy ireland Worldwide, which is the management company for Janet Jackson.
American Legend launched a Kathy Ireland collection consisting of 30 styles, which was featured at Macy's beginning in Fall 2011. Ireland is chief designer for Royal Footwear & Accessories (The RFA Group). She has established a relationship with manufacturer Gorham designing dinnerware, glassware and flatware.
Ireland designed a collection of jewelry inspired by Elizabeth Taylor. Ireland launched a collection of pet products called Loved Ones, which includes furniture, bowls, collars, toys and luxury bedding. She teamed up with Worldwise Inc., a pet products company based in San Rafael, California, to create the pet collection.
2013-present: Strategic relationships
In 2013, kathy ireland Worldwide entered into a licensing agreement with rug manufacturer Nourison, to create a new collection of affordable area rugs. Since that time, Kathy Ireland Home by Nourison has expanded to include more than 20 distinct rug collections.
In 2015, Forbes named Ireland one of America's 50 most successful self-made women (as measured by their net worth) in its first ever list of the kind. Lending her name to several thousands of different products, her company was listed as the 26th biggest licensor in the world in 2019 by License Global. Media has compared Kathy favourably to Martha Stewart, Kathy responded that Stewart's "designs are perfect and ours are messy".
In 2016, in association with Paul Raps New York, Yaron Turgeman from Taly Diamonds and Roland Krainz from Krainz Creations, Kathy Ireland launched "Diamonds by Kathy Ireland", a collection of sixty-five jewelry pieces: engagement rings, wedding bands, patent-pending earrings, bracelets and pendants. The collection premiered at the 2017 Luxury and JCK shows in Las Vegas.
Also in January 2017, American Family Insurance tapped Kathy Ireland for an ambassador role. To launch their relationship, Ireland was the keynote speaker for their Dream Fearlessly campaign. In July 2018, Fox Business reported that Ireland had ventured into the shipping container business, partnering with SG Blocks, a company which has been designing and constructing container-based buildings and structures in the United States.
In April 2021, Marilyn McCoo And Billy Davis Jr released a new album called Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons for first time in 30 years under Ireland's record label EE1. The album hit No 1 on its first day on the iTunes R&B Album chart.
Since 1994, Ireland has published several fitness videos that led to her design of athletic apparel and launched her brand licensing of fitness equipment. Several of these were VSDA Award-winning, including Total Fitness Workout, Core Workout, Absolutely Fit, Advanced Sports Fitness, Reach and Health and Body Specifics, which was awarded Fitness Video Of The Year.
Ireland has written numerous books, most of them for children. Her debut effort (with Laura Morton), Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons that Will Change Your Life, was published in 2002. Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide to Success and Sanity and Real Solutions: 52 God Inspired Messages from My Heart were published in 2009. Mona's Favorite Words, What Do Mommies Do? and An Angel Called Hope, her first three children's books, were released in November 2005. Since 2013, she has published few more for Bendon: Where Are the Bears, Choo-Choo Colors, Who Wears What, P-O-T-T-Y, Gracie & Delilah: A Tale of Two Precious Pups, and the three-book collection A Big Kid Book Set, consisting of Proud to Potty, Brush Up and Tubbie Time. She has also written six more "blocky books", published by Bendon as well: Cow, Sheep, and Pig, from the "Farm Friends Blocky Books" series and Giraffe, Lion, and Zebra, from the "Safari Friends Blocky Books" series. In 2020, Ireland released her first novel Fashion Jungle with author Rachel Van Dyken. The novel is based on events from her career in the modeling industry.
Ireland spoke at the fourth Youth Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters on August 13, 2007, encouraging young people to engage in activities aimed at ending poverty. She delivered the keynote at Licensing International Expo 2012 in Las Vegas.
Ireland was a key speaker at the 2012 AIPAC policy conference in Washington, DC, where she expressed her support for the Israeli people and warned against the dangers posed by the lack of knowledge about the history of the land of Israel.
Film, Television, Modeling
According to Ireland, a photographer once "crossed the line" with her when she was a teenager and wanted her to pose topless. She did not feel comfortable and he did not respect her "no." He reportedly pushed her and got physical and she "decked him."
During Sports Illustrated swimsuit's 50th Anniversary event, Ireland's 1989 cover was awarded "The Greatest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Of All Time" by its publisher.
Ireland's successful transformation from a cover girl to a multimillion-dollar entrepreneur has been explicitly cited as inspiring by several active fashion models. After appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine in 2012, in a subsequent Today show interview, Kate Upton stated that she would like to follow in the footsteps of other cover girls, specifically Heidi Klum and Ireland. Three years later, in an interview with Matt Lauer, Hannah Jeter, the 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model, likewise stated that she "would like to model [her] career after someone like Kathy Ireland." Ireland has also been cited as a role model by US plus-size model Ashley Graham, who has singled her out as "one of her favourite people to follow on Instagram," because of her morally conscious online presence and business savvy.
Film and television
Ireland's other appearances include Melrose Place, Boy Meets World, The Larry Sanders Show, Muppets Tonight, Side Out, Mr. Destiny, Necessary Roughness, Mom and Dad Save the World, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (as Miss. Destiny Demeanor), Once Upon a Christmas, and its sequel Twice Upon a Christmas.
In addition, Ireland has lent her estates to charitable organizations such as the US Marine Corps' Toys for Tots to generate funds for charity. According to Major Bill Grein of the US Marine Corps, Ireland's company and her book business partner Bendon Publishing International donated $10 million to supplement the 2013 annual Toys for Tots gathering and distribution of Christmas gifts for millions of at-risk children and youths.
Friendship with Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor and Ireland had a close friendship and attended public events together. After Ireland received outspoken criticism for her uneven performance as an on-air host of ABC's 2010 pre-Oscar special, Taylor publicly defended Ireland; "I have never seen anyone epitomize glamour and grace and professionalism like she did." Ireland publicly credits Taylor as her mentor and for part of her success in life, business, design and philanthropy. Taylor bequeathed her Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Ireland, in addition to leaving her a diamond jewelry collection, which Ireland wore at the 2018 American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" Dress Show.
Activism and ambassador roles
Ireland is an ambassador for 9-1-1 For Kids, a non-profit organization that specializes in making educational materials to assist emergency dispatchers in teaching children the proper use of 9-1-1 and other general emergency preparedness tips. In an effort to encourage equality in women's athletics, Ireland has hosted several LPGA Golf Tournaments, including the Kathy Ireland Championship from 1999 to 2001 and the Kathy Ireland Greens.com LPGA Classic in 2000. On October 15, 2009, Ireland became an international ambassador for the Friends of Sheba Medical Center. The following year, she traveled to Israel to film a promotional documentary for the center; titled Holy Land Heroes, the film aims to reveal the work done at Sheba with wounded soldiers and terror victims. In 2019, Ireland was added as the first woman to the board of NFL Players Association. Ireland also joined the Women's National Basketball Players Association's (WNBPA) Board of Advocates that same year. Kathy Ireland joined the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation in 2020 as International Youth Chair.
Honors and awards
On June 23, 2011, Ireland was honored by the Anti-Defamation League with the American Heritage Award, presented by the National Home Furnishings Industry. In 2012, Ireland received the Messenger of Peace Award at the Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Gala. The same year, Ireland was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the California State University, which stated that she "generously uses her power and influence to benefit others, supporting social causes including empowering women, supporting young girls through mentoring, and providing opportunities for girls and women at risk." Ireland has been nominated as one of 17 finalists for the first Global Business & Interfaith Peace Award given by the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (a U.S.-based nonprofit), and the United Nations Global Compact Business for Peace initiative. On October 13, 2017, at the "Meet Kathy Ireland Event" hosted by Amini, Ireland was presented with the key to the city of High Point, North Carolina. On July 15, 2021 Kathy Ireland was awarded the inaugural Business IRF Champion Award at the IRF Summit in Washington DC.
Ireland married physician Greg Olsen in 1988, and they have three children: Erik, Lily and Chloe. She is a devout Christian and an anti-abortion advocate. She has also been outspoken in her support for Israel.
Ireland's sister, Cynthia, has a child with Down syndrome. Ireland wrote an article about her niece and the need for an increase in research. In 2009, Ireland appeared on Larry King Live to discuss her weight gain and women's health issues. She had gained a pound a year for 25 years and the cumulative effect had become obvious to her in a candid photograph her son had taken.
|1988||Alien from L.A.||Wanda Saknussemm||The film was featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000|
|1989||Journey to the Center of the Earth||Wanda Saknussemm|
|1991||Necessary Roughness||Lucy Draper|
|1992||Mom and Dad Save the World||Semage, Raff's Daughter|
|1992||Danger Island||Laura||TV Movie|
|1993||Loaded Weapon 1||Destiny Demeanor|
|1993||A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives||Dee Morrison||TV Movie|
|1994||Beauty and the Bandit||Crystal||TV Movie|
|1996||Gridlock||Michele Conner||TV Movie|
|1996||Miami Hustle||Marsha Thomas||TV Movie|
|2000||Once Upon a Christmas||Kristen Claus||TV Movie|
|2001||Twice Upon a Christmas||Kristen Claus||TV Movie|
|1985||Charles in Charge||Woman in Line||"Snowed In"|
|1992||Tales from the Crypt||Joyce||"Beauty Rest"|
|1993||Down the Shore||Rachel||"Computer Date"|
|1993||The Larry Sanders Show||Herself||"The Breakdown: Part 1"|
|1994||Boy Meets World||Alexis||"Model Family"|
|1994||Melrose Place||Brittany Maddocks||"Grand Delusions", "In-Laws and Outlaws", "It's a Bad World After All" and "I am Curious, Melrose"|
|1995||Deadly Games||Amber||"The Camp Counselor: Parts 1 & 2"|
|1995–1996||The Fantastic Four||Crystal (Voice)||"Doomsday", "The Sentry Sinister", "Inhumans Saga: Part 3: Beware the Hidden Land" and "Inhumans Saga: Part 2: The Inhumans Among Us"|
|1997||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Shelley||"Trial by Fury"|
|1997||Suddenly Susan||Terri||"Love and Divorce American Style: Part 2" and "Love and Divorce American Style: Part 3"|
|1997||Duckman||Susan/Susie||"Vuuck, as in Duck" and "Aged Heat 2: Women in Heat"|
|1996–1997||The Incredible Hulk||Ogress (Voice)||"Fashion Warriors", "Down Memory Lane" and "Fantastic Fortitude"|
|1998||The Lionhearts||Survive (Voice)|
|1998||King of the Hill||Sylvia||"Peggy's Pageant Fever"|
|1999||Cosby||Kara||"He Who Hesitates is Lucas"|
|1999||Pensacola: Wings of Gold||Sarah||"Tip of the Spear"|
|1999||Touched by an Angel||Karla||"The Last Day of the Rest of Your Life"|
|2002||Strong Medicine||Amber Hutton||"Trauma"|
|2002||For Your Love||Rhonda||"The Helpless Hand"|
|2002||Totally Spies!||Julia Hastings||"A Spy is Born: Part 1"|
|2009||Family Guy||Cardboard Cutout||"Family Goy"|
- Perry, Katie. "A Beautiful Life". Carmel Magazine. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
- Robehmed, Natalie (May 27, 2015). "How Kathy Ireland Built A $420 Million Fortune". Forbes. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- Blakeley, Kiri (December 6, 2006). "Most Entrepreneurial Supermodels". Forbes. Archived from the original on September 23, 2008. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Pomerantz, Dorothy (February 8, 2012). "How Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Kathy Ireland Became a $350 Million Mogul". Forbes. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Forbes, Moira (February 13, 2012). "Kathy Ireland: Swimsuit Cover Girl Turned $2 Billion Business Model?". Forbes. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
- Welch, Liz (December 1, 2009). "Ireland graced the cover of Sports Illustrated's". Inc. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
- Rizzo, Monica. "Kathy Ireland's Shocking Weight Gain (and Loss)". People. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- Moraski, Lauren (February 24, 2012). "Kathy Ireland is a $2 billion 'model-preneur'". CBS News. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- "Kathy Ireland Biography (1963-)". FilmReference.com.
- Cioletti, Amanda (August 2019). "Top 150 Global Licensors" (PDF). License Global. pp. T4.
- Blakeley, Kiri (May 7, 2004). "The Model Mogul". Forbes. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2008.
- Brown, Rachel (May 7, 2012). "WWD In Person: Kathy Ireland" (PDF). WWD. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 1, 2017. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- Kurtz, David L. (2007). Contemporary Business (12 ed.). Thomson South-Western. p. 8. ISBN 9780324359299.
- Taylor, Chris (July 18, 2016). "Model-Turned-Entrepreneur Kathy Ireland Talks About Getting Advice From Warren Buffett". Fortune. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
- "Kathy Ireland: Model Mogul". ABC News. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
- Blakeley, Kiri (December 6, 2006). "Models Turned Moguls". Forbes. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2008.
- "Nourison partners with Kathy Ireland for new line of rugs". Furniture Today. April 23, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
- "About Kathy Ireland at kiWW". KathyIreland.com. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- "Meet Anne V". British Vogue. May 24, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
- "Festival of Brides 2012 at the Disneyland Hotel". ThisFairytaleLife.com. February 27, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- Newman, Melinda; Mitchell, Gail (July 23, 2015). "Inside Janet Jackson's Comeback Gamble and the Hurdle of the 'Aging Diva' Stereotype". Billboard. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
- Pomerantz, Dorothy (February 8, 2012). "The Surprising Link Between Kathy Ireland and Janet Jackson". Forbes. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- Alexander, Ella (June 13, 2013). "Want to Walk in Supermodel Shoes?". British Vogue.
- "Gorham Catches a Wave with New Kathy Ireland Collection". HFN Magazine. October 10, 2012.
- "Pretty Successful". British Vogue. July 31, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
- "Kathy Ireland launches pet line with Worldwise called Loved Ones - Bizwomen". The Business Journals. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
- "Kathy Ireland Loved Ones... finding solutions for families, especially busy moms". lovedonesproducts.com. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
- Kroll, Luisa (May 27, 2015). "Forbes Staff". Forbes. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
- Wright, David; Litoff, Alyssa (April 12, 2012). "Kathy Ireland, Model Turned Mogul". ABC News. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
- Fernandez, Henry (May 2, 2016). "From Model to Mogul: Kathy Ireland's New Diamond Business". Fox Business Network. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- Mantor, Cassidy (June 2, 2017). "Diamonds by Kathy Ireland debuts". Fashion Network. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- "Diamonds by kathy ireland® to Debut at the 2017 Luxury and JCK Shows". PR News Wire. June 2, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- "Diamonds by kathy ireland® Debuted at the 2017 Luxury and JCK shows". Lux Exposé. June 5, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- Hodnett, Cindy W. (January 23, 2017). "Michael Amini/Kathy Ireland Home Designs to launch in 2017". Furniture Today. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
- Lopez, Robert C. (October 16, 2017). "Model turned mogul: Kathy Ireland unveils furniture line in High Point". Greensboro News & Record. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
- "High Point Market Provides Experiential Learning Opportunities for HPU Students". High Point University. October 18, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
- "American Family Insurance and Kathy launch Dream Fearlessly". American Family Insurance. November 12, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
- Worner, Elka (July 2, 2018). "Kathy Ireland ventures into shipping container business". Fox Business Network. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
- Global, License (May 8, 2019). "Vanessa Williams Joins kiWW". License Global. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
- "Kathy Ireland signs on with real estate tech platform". Tech Wire. November 18, 2019. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
- "Kathy Ireland Biography". Retrieved February 2, 2015.
- Ireland, Kathy; Morton, Laura (2002). Powerful Inspirations. ISBN 978-0385503075.
- "Story Reader 3-Pack with Kathy Ireland: An Angel Called Hope, Mona's Favorite Words and What Do Mommies Do?" – via Amazon.com.
- "Kathy Ireland Where Are The Bears Lift-a-Flap Storybook". Bendon, Inc. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
- "Kathy Ireland Choo Choo Colors Lift-a-Flap Storybook". Bendon, Inc. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
- "Kathy Ireland "Who Wears What?" Touch-and-feel Board Book". Bendon, Inc. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
- "Kathy Ireland "P-O-T-T-Y" Storybook". Bendon, Inc. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
- "Bendon Gracie & Delilah: A Tale of Two Precious Pups Book". Bendon, Inc. Retrieved June 30, 2017 – via Amazon.com.
- "Kathy Ireland A Big Kid Book Set". Bendon, Inc. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
- "Bendon Publishing Kathy Ireland Farm Friends Blocky Book Box Set". Bendon, Inc. Retrieved June 30, 2017 – via Amazon.com.
- "Bendon Publishing Kathy Ireland Safari Friends Blocky Book Box Set". Bendon, Inc. Retrieved June 30, 2017 – via Amazon.com.
- "nside Kathy Ireland's iconic Sports Illustrated cover, new novel 'Fashion Jungle'". Fox Business. January 28, 2020. Retrieved January 28, 2020.
- "Kathy Ireland At The United Nations". Home Furnishings Business. August 9, 2007. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- "kathy ireland Worldwide Delivers Keynote at Licensing Expo 2012". ybltv.com. June 13, 2012.
- Collier, Marsha (November 8, 2012). Social Media Commerce For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781118461501.
- Bishara, Marwan (March 1, 2012). "The bully, the beauty and the beast". Al Jazeera. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- Berrin, Danielle (August 22, 2012). "Super mogul Kathy Ireland the new super model for Israel". JewishJournal.com. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- Dovere, Maxine (March 5, 2012). "Kathy Ireland: Inspired in Paris, committed to Israel". Jewish News Syndicate. Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- Segal, Gillian Zoe (April 14, 2015). Getting There: A Book of Mentors. Abrams Image. ISBN 9781419715709.
- "Kathy Ireland – Profile". E!. Archived from the original on April 23, 2008. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Dawson, Mackenzie (February 8, 2020). "Kathy Ireland's new book reveals the ugly side of the fashion industry". New York Post. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
- "Kathy Ireland Opens Up For the First Time About Her Uncomfortable Modeling Experience at 17". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
- "'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years Of Beautiful' Declares Kathy Ireland 1989 'Greatest Cover Of All Time'". Huffington Post. February 4, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- Pomerantz, Dorothy (February 14, 2012). "Kate Upton Wants to Be The Next Kathy Ireland. Can She Do It?". Forbes. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
- Stump, Scott (February 9, 2015). "Hannah Davis on her Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover: It's not that naughty". Today. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
- Toma, Glenda (August 30, 2016). "Model Ashley Graham Wants To Be The Next Kathy Ireland". Forbes. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
- Pasquini, Maria (January 12, 2018). "Ashley Graham Talks Social Media Anxiety and Reveals Her One Instagram No-No". People. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
- "Mystery Science Theater 3000". TV.com. November 20, 1993. Retrieved July 31, 2008.
- Lemonis, Marcus (host) (September 27, 2016). "Murchison-Hume". The Profit. Season 4. Episode 6. CNBC.
- "'The Profit' Q&A: 5 questions with supermodel & entrepreneur Kathy Ireland". CNBC. September 28, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
- Schwab, Jennifer (October 6, 2010). "Kathy Ireland: Green Times Three". HuffPost. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
- "Kathy Ireland From Model to Mogul". MidWeek. December 15, 2010.
- "A Real-Life Santa Role for Kathy Ireland" (Press release). 2013 Marine Toys For Tots Campaign. PR Newswire. December 2, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- "Kathy Ireland Contributes $100,000 World AIDS Day Gift to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation". Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. December 1, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
- "Elizabeth Taylor 'Boiling' Over Criticism Of Kathy Ireland At Oscars". Access Hollywood. March 11, 2010.
- "Elizabeth Taylor and Kathy Ireland". Zimbio. September 26, 2008..
- Bueno, Antoinette (March 26, 2013). "Kathy Ireland on Her Mentor Elizabeth Taylor". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- Cronin, Travis (February 9, 2018). "NYFW Fall 2018 Front Row Report Day 1: What Cardi B Wore to the Jeremy Scott Show and More". US Magazine. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
- Dedmon, Ryan (May 29, 2013). "Dispatchers and Children Honored as 9-1-1 Heroes at Celebrity Golf Tournament". 9-1-1 Magazine. Archived from the original on July 23, 2013.
- "LPGA Tournament Chronology 1990–1999" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 20, 2007.
- "LPGA Tournament Chronology 2000–2008" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2011.
- "Kathy Ireland Greens.com Classic breakdown". ESPN.
- Arfa, Orit (October 28, 2009). "Kathy Ireland Named Sheba Ambassador". JewishJournal.com. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- Evyatar, Ilan (February 12, 2010). "Born-Again Zionist Supermodel". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
- "NFL Players, Inc. Adds Kathy Ireland and Jenny Abramson to Board of Directors". www.nflpa.com.
- "Kathy Ireland Joins NFL Players Association, Lobbying for CBD". TMZ.
- "WNBA players' union creates board of advocates". www.ESPN.com. August 29, 2019.
- "Supermodel-Turned-Supermogul Kathy Ireland Joins National Pediatric Cancer Foundation in Quest to Fast Track Cure". www.nationalpcf.org. June 20, 2020.
- Merritte, Tanya. "ADL to honor Pasquale Natuzzi, Gary Fazio, Kathy Ireland". Furniture Today. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
- Grееnger, Nurit (September 10, 2012). "Jewish National Fund Still Makes The Difference in Israel". NewsBlaze. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- "Degrees of Distinction". California State University. June 20, 2012. Archived from the original on December 2, 2012.
- "Kathy Ireland Among 17 International CEO Finalists for Religious Freedom & Business Foundation's Interfaith Peace Awards" (Press release). Digital Journal. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
- "Meet Kathy Ireland at World's Largest Furniture Expo (High Point)". October 13, 2017. Archived from the original on October 27, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017 – via Eventbrite.
- "Entrepreneur / Philanthropist Kathy Ireland to be Honored for Work Advancing International Religious Freedom (IRF) | RFBF".
- Blim, Julie (August 20, 2002). "Kathy Ireland: Designing Woman". CBN. Retrieved April 21, 2009.
- Ireland, Kathy (February 2011). "Kathy Ireland". Ability magazine (Interview). Interviewed by Chet Cooper and Molly Mackin. Los Angeles. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- Roberts, Julia (October 19, 2011). "Kathy Ireland: The Tragic Shortfall in Down Syndrome Research". SupportforSpecialNeeds.com. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- "Former model: Fret over being fit, not how you look". CNN. May 5, 2009. Retrieved May 7, 2010.