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Kathy Ireland's Biography

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Kathy Ireland was born in California on March 20, 1963 and grew up in Santa Barbara before being discovered by a scout from Elite Modeling Agency when she was 17.

Kathy Ireland had a successful career as a model including being regularly featured in Sports Illustrated.

She subsequently established a large-scale design empire with collections of furniture, flooring, lighting, accessories, window treatments, top of bed, fibers, blankets, fashion and jewelry.

Kathy Ireland supports numerous charities including the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation, Feed the Children and the Alliance for Christian Education.

Her husband Greg is an emergency room physician and commercial fisherman.

Kathy Ireland told Larry King about her concern for diet for health reasons:

"My food choices. Well, what matters is what am I doing to my health? And I encourage people -- you know, please don't put it off. Every mom I know has a to-do list. Put yourself on that to-do list. Call your doctor tomorrow. Get an appointment. Find out what is the health of your heart."

Kathy Ireland's books include Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide to Success and Sanity and Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons That Will Change Your Life.

In Dancing with the Stars series 9, Kathy Ireland danced with Tony Dovolani.

Kathy and Tony were the third couple to be voted off Dancing with the Stars.

In 2015, Forbes estimated Kathy Ireland's net worth to be $420 million.

Her successful businesses include her licensing company Kathy Ireland Worldwide.


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