Kelly Le Brock

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Kelly Le Brock
Born (1960-03-24) March 24, 1960 (age 55)
New York, New York, U.S.
Other names Kelly LeBrock
Occupation Actress, supermodel
Years active 1976–2007, 2013
Children 3

Kelly Le Brock (born March 24, 1960) is an American actress and model. Her acting debut was in The Woman in Red co-starring with comic actor Gene Wilder. She also starred in the films Weird Science, directed by John Hughes, and Hard to Kill, with Steven Seagal.

Early life[edit]

Le Brock was born in New York City, but brought up in London, England.[1] She is the daughter of a French-Canadian father who owned a quicksilver mine and opened "The General Thurber Inn", a 3-star Michelin restaurant in Rouses Point, New York. Kelly's Irish mother, a former model, was the owner of fine antique stores in London.[2] Le Brock spent her early school days in Buckinghamshire, England and Lewes, Sussex (1969-1976). At the age of sixteen, Le Brock returned to New York and started her career as a high fashion and beauty model.



Le Brock began her career as a model at age 16.[3] She went on to appear on several magazine covers and in fashion spreads, including an exclusive Christian Dior campaign, and became one of Eileen Ford's most sought-after models.[3] She also gained notoriety as the Pantene shampoo commercial spokeswoman[4] whose line "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful" became a pop-culture catchphrase.[citation needed]


Le Brock was cast as the "perfect" or "fantasy" woman in films such as The Woman in Red (1984) and Weird Science (1985). As a result, she was considered one of the sexiest women in Hollywood in the 1980s.[5] In 1990 she starred opposite her then-husband, Steven Seagal, in Hard to Kill. Le Brock also appeared in Betrayal of the Dove (1993), Tracks of a Killer (1995), and Hard Bounty (1995).[6]

She had roles in the films Wrongfully Accused (1998), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2002), Zerophilia (2005) and Gamers: The Movie (2006 film). Le Brock says that she's hoping to get back into acting. She has appeared in four films since 2000, as well as a thriller entitled Hidden Affairs— released in 2013.[5]


In 2005 Le Brock was the captain of the team "Kelly's Bellies" on VH-1's Celebrity Fit Club reality show. Le Brock also appeared on the third UK series of Hell's Kitchen.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Her first marriage was to film producer and restaurateur, Victor Drai, in 1984; they divorced in 1986. She then was married to action star, Steven Seagal, from 1987–96 from which three children were born – Annaliza (b. 1987), Dominic (b. 1990) and Arissa (b. 1993).[1][8][9]

In the late 1980s Le Brock was one of the first private U.S. citizens to own a hyperbaric chamber. Le Brock also started her own brand of homeopathic remedies.


After the death of her brother, Harold, in 2008 Le Brock decided to devote her time to the terminally ill. She currently is the celebrity spokesperson for "Club Carson", whose members are children suffering from cancer.[10]



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