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Who is Kelly LeBrock?

Who isKelly LeBrock? The entertainment and acting world knows LeBrock as 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

LeBrock was born March 24, 1960 in New York City, but brought up in London, England.[1] She is the daughter of a French-Canadian father who owned his own quicksilver mine and opened "The General Thurber", a 3-star Michelin restaurant in Lake Champlain, 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, LeBrock returned to New York and started her career as a high fashion and beauty model.

Career

Modeling

LeBrock began her career as a model at the age of sixteen.[3] She went on to appear on thousands of 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]

Film

LeBrock 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. LeBrock 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). LeBrock says that she's hoping to get back into the acting game. She's made four movies since 2000, and has a fifth film—a thriller called Hidden Affairs—slated for release in 2013.[5]

Television

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

Personal life

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 LeBrock was one of the first private U.S. citizens to own her own hyperbaric chamber. LeBrock also started her own brand of homeopathic remedies.

Philanthropy

LeBrock testified to Congress in 1995 to the House Enquiry on Insurance and Medicare Access for alternative treatments on the needs of all Americans to have affordable access to such remedies. She is on various scientific advisory boards and regularly lectures on this subject.[10][not in citation given]
After the death of her brother, Harold, in 2008 LeBrock 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.[11]

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