Kathy Ireland

Model, Actor, Businesswoman
A former supermodel and actress who appeared in 13 consecutive swimsuit issues of Sports Illustrated, Kathy Ireland made the transition from model to mogul when she launched her highly successful business ... Read more »
Born: 03/20/1963 in Glendale, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

HGTV Star 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oscars Red Carpet...2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Dancing With the Stars 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heroes Among Us: The 2009 Hero Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Boomer Nation 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

At Home With... 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Pensacola: Wings of Gold 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Family Television Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Touched By an Angel 1993 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

1999 Special Olympics -- World Summer Games 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Cosby 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

Melrose Place 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Secret World of Supermodels 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Suddenly Susan 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Incredible Hulk & Friends 1996 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Sexy Swimsuits 1998 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Take a Moment 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th NAACP Image Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Larry Sanders Show 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Heroes America 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deadly Games 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 107th Tournament of Roses Parade 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Back Fire! 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Watcher 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Boy Meets World 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

VH1 Honors 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Amore! 1993 (Movie)

Taylor Christopher (Actor)

Edna Time 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 1993 (Movie)

Destiny Demeanor (Actor)

The Edge 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Look of the Year 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Beauty Rest 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Mom and Dad Save the World 1992 (Movie)

Semage (Actor)

Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit '92 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Necessary Roughness 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

The World's Greatest Stunts III 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Destiny 1990 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

Side Out 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alien From L.A. 1988 (Movie)

Wanda (Actor)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1988 (Movie)

Wanda (Actor)

The Swimsuit Edition, 1987 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Danger Island (TV Show)

Actor

Gridlock (TV Show)

Actor

Miami Hustle (TV Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Twice Upon a Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A former supermodel and actress who appeared in 13 consecutive swimsuit issues of Sports Illustrated, Kathy Ireland made the transition from model to mogul when she launched her highly successful business venture, kathy ireland Worldwide. Born on March 20, 1963 in Glendale, CA, she was raised by her father, John, a labor organizer, and her mother, Barbara. When she was 17, Ireland was discovered by an agent for the Elite Model Management company and was working steadily as a model by the time she graduated from high school in Santa Barbara. She soon found herself appearing in numerous magazines, including the famous swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated. The emerald-eyed beauty graced the cover of S.I. three times, tying Cheryl Tiegs and Christie Brinkley, while also appearing on covers of Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Bride. Meanwhile, her annual swimsuit calendars remained one of the best-selling pictorials in the world.

Relationships

Barbara Ireland

Mother

John Ireland Actor

Father

Cynthia Ireland

Sister
Born in 1968

Mary Ireland

Sister
Born in 1960

Greg Olsen

Husband
Married in 1988 works as a Santa Barbara ER doctor

Lili Olson

Daughter
Born October 27, 1998 father, Greg Olsen

Erik Olson

Son
Born in May 1994 father, Greg Olsen

Milestones

2009

Joined the ninth season of ABC's reality series "Dancing With the Stars" as a contestant

2009

Wrote second book, Real Solutions for Busy Moms : Your Guide to Success and Sanity

2004

Published the book, Powerful Inspirations : Eight Lessons That Will Change Your Life

2001

Reprised role as Santa's daughter in "Twice Upon A Christmas"

2000

Played Santa's daughter in the family film, "Once Upon A Christmas"

1997

Guest-starred on two episodes of NBC's "Suddenly Susan"

1995

Lent her voice to the syndicated series "Fantastic Four"

1995

Had featured role in the spoof "Back Fire!"

1994

Had a recurring role on Fox's "Melrose Place" as a mysterious woman with an agenda

1994

Appeared on her third and final cover of Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue with Rachel Hunter and Elle Macpherson

1993

Appeared in "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1"

1993

Founded the design and marketing firm, Kathy Ireland Worldwide; works as the CEO and chief designer

1992

Returned to the cover of Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue

1991

Featured in the comedy, "Necessary Roughness"

1989

Appeared as the cover model for the first time on Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Edition

1986

Film acting debut, "Journey to the Center of the Earth"

1981

Worked for Elite modeling agency in New York from the age of 17

Discovered by an agent for the Elite Model Management company

Bonus Trivia

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Ireland has an official website at www.kathyireland.com

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She is a certified fitness instructor and has released two fitness videos.

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Ireland has a deal with Kmart for a line of clothing.

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She has also posed for several best-selling calendars.

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