Kelly Killoren 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 has 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 founding editor of Elle Accesories, writing several books, and writing a column for Page Six.

Kelly definitely has a dark side too. She was arrested in March 2009 for assaulting her boyfriend at the time, Nicholas Stefanov. Stefanov filed the complaint to the NYPD with pictures to prove the claim. Kelly also was in a lawsuit with designer Celeste Greenberg, who claimed that she stole her "owl jewelry design". The allegations were copyright infringement and breach of contract.

Kelly celebrated her 40th something birthday this past May but unfortunately for her, none of her fellow cast members showed up! Now, you can see Kelly in season 4 of The Real Housewives of New York City, or in the March 2010 issue of Playboy.

kelly killoren-bensimon in David Lynch 'Naming' Opening Reception

Alice and Olivia Presentation | Tuesday September 10, 2013

kelly killoren-bensimon in Alice and Olivia Presentation
kelly killoren-bensimon in Alice and Olivia Presentation
kelly killoren-bensimon in Alice and Olivia Presentation
Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Make A Wish 2013 | Friday June 14, 2013

kelly killoren-bensimon in Make A Wish 2013
kelly killoren-bensimon in Make A Wish 2013
kelly killoren-bensimon in Make A Wish 2013
kelly killoren-bensimon in Make A Wish 2013
kelly killoren-bensimon in Make A Wish 2013
LuAnn de Lesseps, Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Miss New York USA 2012 | Monday January 16, 2012

kelly killoren-bensimon in Miss New York USA 2012

GLAAD Brazilian Carnival | Tuesday August 2, 2011

kelly killoren-bensimon in GLAAD Brazilian Carnival
kelly killoren-bensimon in Lifestyling By Maria Gabriela Brito for Alexander Charriol Opening

Bump It Up EVENT | Friday April 16, 2010

kelly killoren-bensimon in Bump It Up EVENT
Kelly Killoren Bensimon
kelly killoren-bensimon in 8th Annual Masquerade Ball at Capitale at Espace
kelly killoren-bensimon in 8th Annual Masquerade Ball at Capitale at Espace
kelly killoren-bensimon in 8th Annual Masquerade Ball at Capitale at Espace
kelly killoren-bensimon in 8th Annual Masquerade Ball at Capitale at Espace
kelly killoren-bensimon in 8th Annual Masquerade Ball at Capitale at Espace
kelly killoren-bensimon in LOLA Gallery Sample Sale Event

Love Heals | Monday June 22, 2009

kelly killoren-bensimon in Love Heals