Kelly Bensimon stars on Bravo's hit television, reality show The Real Housewives of New York City. She is also known for being an author, model, jewelry designer, and former editor of Elle Accesories.

Kelly was raised in Rockford, Illinois. She began modelling at the age of 15, which is how she met her ex-husband, Gilles Bensimon. Together, the couple had two daughters.

After leaving Trinity College, in Connecticut, Kelly continued her education at Columbia University where she majored in English. Her writing career includes being the fouding editor of Elle Accesories, writing several books, and writing a column for Page Six.

Kelly has had many run ins with the law. She was arrested in March 2009 and charged with assault after supposedly beating her former boyfriend, Nick Stefanov. Kelly also was involved in a lawsuit against her for allegedly stealing an owl jewelry design from designer Celeste Greenberg in April 2009.

Now, you can see Kelly in season 4 of The Real Housewives of New York City, or in the March 2010 issue of Playboy.

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kelly bensimon in Beauty Press Presents Spotlight Day Press Event In November
kelly bensimon in Beauty Press Presents Spotlight Day Press Event In November
kelly bensimon in Beauty Press Presents Spotlight Day Press Event In November
kelly bensimon in Beauty Press Presents Spotlight Day Press Event In November
kelly bensimon in Beauty Press Presents Spotlight Day Press Event In November
kelly bensimon in Beauty Press Presents Spotlight Day Press Event In November
kelly bensimon in Beauty Press Presents Spotlight Day Press Event In November
kelly bensimon in Beauty Press Presents Spotlight Day Press Event In November
kelly bensimon in Beauty Press Presents Spotlight Day Press Event In November
kelly bensimon in Beauty Press Presents Spotlight Day Press Event In November
kelly bensimon in Beauty Press Presents Spotlight Day Press Event In November
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kelly bensimon in NYFW Style From the Tents: Street Style Day 3
kelly bensimon in Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2014
kelly bensimon in Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2014

Love Heals Gala 2014 | Tuesday March 11, 2014

kelly bensimon in Love Heals Gala 2014
kelly bensimon in Love Heals Gala 2014
kelly bensimon in Love Heals Gala 2014
kelly bensimon in Love Heals Gala 2014
kelly bensimon in Love Heals Gala 2014
kelly bensimon in Love Heals Gala 2014

Pre-SXSW Startup Mixer | Wednesday January 22, 2014

kelly bensimon in Pre-SXSW Startup Mixer
kelly bensimon in Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project Annual Gala
kelly bensimon in Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project Annual Gala
kelly bensimon in Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project Annual Gala
kelly bensimon in Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project Annual Gala

FEED USA + Target VIP | Thursday June 20, 2013

kelly bensimon in FEED USA + Target VIP
kelly bensimon in FEED USA + Target VIP
kelly bensimon in FEED USA + Target VIP
kelly bensimon in FEED USA + Target VIP
kelly bensimon in Food Bank For New York City's 2013 CAN DO AWARDS
kelly bensimon in Food Bank For New York City's 2013 CAN DO AWARDS
kelly bensimon in Food Bank For New York City's 2013 CAN DO AWARDS
kelly bensimon in Jeffrey Fashion Cares 10th Anniversary Fundraiser
kelly bensimon in Jeffrey Fashion Cares 10th Anniversary Fundraiser
kelly bensimon in Jeffrey Fashion Cares 10th Anniversary Fundraiser
kelly bensimon in Jeffrey Fashion Cares 10th Anniversary Fundraiser
kelly bensimon in Jeffrey Fashion Cares 10th Anniversary Fundraiser

Michael Bastian FW13 Show | Tuesday February 12, 2013

kelly bensimon in Michael Bastian FW13 Show

Kettlebell Kickboxing Fitness Gala | Saturday February 2, 2013

kelly bensimon in Kettlebell Kickboxing Fitness Gala
kelly bensimon in Kettlebell Kickboxing Fitness Gala
kelly bensimon in Kettlebell Kickboxing Fitness Gala
kelly bensimon in Kettlebell Kickboxing Fitness Gala
kelly bensimon in Kettlebell Kickboxing Fitness Gala
kelly bensimon in Kettlebell Kickboxing Fitness Gala
kelly bensimon in Washington Ballet Dracula Soiree
kelly bensimon in Kelly Bensimon Book Party With Gilt City
kelly bensimon in Kelly Bensimon Book Party With Gilt City
kelly bensimon in Kelly Bensimon Book Party With Gilt City
kelly bensimon in Kelly Bensimon Book Party With Gilt City
kelly bensimon in Kelly Bensimon Book Party With Gilt City
kelly bensimon in Kelly Bensimon Book Party With Gilt City
kelly bensimon in Kelly Bensimon Book Party With Gilt City
kelly bensimon in Kelly Bensimon Book Party With Gilt City

Hamptons Magazine Clambake | Sunday July 15, 2012

kelly bensimon in Hamptons Magazine Clambake
kelly bensimon in Hamptons Magazine Clambake
kelly bensimon in 5th Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball
kelly bensimon in Nival Salon and Spa Launch Party
kelly bensimon in The 6th Annual DKMS Linked Against Blood Cancer Gala
kelly bensimon in Terrywood - Terry Richardson Gallery Opening

Fame Rocks Fashion Week 2012 Part 1 | Wednesday February 15, 2012

kelly bensimon in Fame Rocks Fashion Week 2012 Part 1
kelly bensimon in 2011 Wired Store Opening Night Launch Party
kelly bensimon in 2011 Wired Store Opening Night Launch Party
kelly bensimon in 2011 Wired Store Opening Night Launch Party
kelly bensimon in 2011 Wired Store Opening Night Launch Party
kelly bensimon in Campion Platt book signing at Calypso St. Barth Home
kelly bensimon in Campion Platt book signing at Calypso St. Barth Home
kelly bensimon in Campion Platt book signing at Calypso St. Barth Home
kelly bensimon in Campion Platt book signing at Calypso St. Barth Home
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Minnie Rose by designer Lisa Shaller Goldberg event hosted by Kelly Bensimon
kelly bensimon in Banzai Burger Grand Opening Party with Guest of a Guest

Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC | Monday November 8, 2010

kelly bensimon in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
kelly bensimon in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
kelly bensimon in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
kelly bensimon in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
kelly bensimon in Donna Mizani Charity Fashion Show
kelly bensimon in Hip Hop Soul Jam - A Celebration of Emerging Artists Supporting Millennium Promise

Details Guild Launch Party | Thursday September 16, 2010

kelly bensimon in Details Guild Launch Party

Grand Opening of Lavo NYC | Tuesday September 14, 2010

kelly bensimon in Grand Opening of Lavo NYC
kelly bensimon in Grand Opening of Lavo NYC
kelly bensimon in Grand Opening of Lavo NYC
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in M.A.C alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Collection Launch
kelly bensimon in Opening Of Limelight Marketplace
kelly bensimon in Opening Of Limelight Marketplace
kelly bensimon in Opening Of Limelight Marketplace
kelly bensimon in Eighth Annual Dress To Kilt 2010
kelly bensimon in Eighth Annual Dress To Kilt 2010
kelly bensimon in Eighth Annual Dress To Kilt 2010
kelly bensimon in GOTO's 2010 Jazz & Gin Winter Gala and Casino Night

Paper Magazine 2009 Nightlife Awards | Thursday December 10, 2009

kelly bensimon in Paper Magazine 2009 Nightlife Awards
kelly bensimon in D.Porthault - Fashion's Night Out 2009 - NYC

Keith Lissner Fashion Show | Thursday September 10, 2009

kelly bensimon in Keith Lissner Fashion Show
kelly bensimon in Lauren Rae Levy's Birthday Celebration
kelly bensimon in Scene B Seen at Britten Heft's BDay
kelly bensimon in Bryant Park Southwest Porch Opening
kelly bensimon in Bryant Park Southwest Porch Opening
kelly bensimon in Bryant Park Southwest Porch Opening
kelly bensimon in Bryant Park Southwest Porch Opening
kelly bensimon in Bryant Park Southwest Porch Opening

Sounding Off For A Cure | Thursday June 4, 2009

kelly bensimon in Sounding Off For A Cure
kelly bensimon in Operation Smile Gala 2009
kelly bensimon in Dj Reach Spins at Greenhouse Tuesdays

Charity Water Ball | Monday December 15, 2008

kelly bensimon in Charity Water Ball

Friends Helping Friends Benefit | Tuesday October 21, 2008

kelly bensimon in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
kelly bensimon in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
kelly bensimon in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
kelly bensimon in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
kelly bensimon in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
kelly bensimon in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
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