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Kelly Bensimon

Kelly Killoren Bensimon (born May 1, 1968) is an American former model, author, jewelry designer, and former editor of Elle Accessories. She appeared on the Bravo television series The Real Housewives of New York City from seasons 2 to season 4. Kelly Jean Killoren was born in Rockford, Illinois. She began working as a model at the age of 15. She attended Trinity College, Connecticut as a member of the Class of 1990, but left after a year. She graduated in 1998 from Columbia University School of General Studies with a degree in Literature and Writing. Bensimon began her modeling career in New York City. She has appeared in magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Harper's Bazaar. She was once the face of Clarins. She is the editor at large for Hamptons Magazine, a free weekly with circulation of 40,000 to 50,000 and Gotham Magazine. Both publications are owned by Niche Media. She became the founding editor of Elle Accessories Magazine, and left after two issues. She authored several books including In The Spirit of the Hamptons, American Style, and The Bikini Book. American Style was edited on her Blackberry. Bensimon also wrote a column in Page Six Magazine called The Socializer:

'Real Housewife' Kelly Bensimon In A Bikini Is Too Hot To Handle!

'Real Housewife' Kelly Bensimon

Remember Kelly Killoren Bensimon -- former "Real Housewife of New York City"? Three years away from TV have done a body good. Seriously -- look at that body. Did your mom look like that at 46? We… READ MORE >

Julie vs. Tinsley vs. Kelly: Who'd You Rather?

Julie vs. Tinsley vs. Kelly
Who'd You Rather?

Former "Dexter" beauty Julie Benz, 38, socialite Tinsley Mortimer, 34,and "Real Housewives of NYC" enigma Kelly Killoren Bensimon, 42, all lounged around at the same event in NYC on… READ MORE >

- 2224 days ago
Hot 'Housewife' Star -- Hit on By Dueling Photogs

Hot 'Housewife' Star -- Hit on By Dueling Photogs

Two TMZ photographers, two cameras, two crushes ... but there's only one Kelly Bensimon from "Real Housewives of NYC." One man WILL PREVAIL -- too bad it's not either of our camera guys.… READ MORE >

- 2271 days ago
Kelly Bensimon -- Crazy Hot

Kelly Bensimon -- Crazy Hot

"Real Housewives of New York City" loose cannon Kelly Bensimon got a little hot and bothered while in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday.How do you like them big apples? READ MORE >

- 2378 days ago
Kelly vs. Audrina: Who'd You Rather?

Kelly vs. Audrina
Who'd You Rather?

Looking like mother and daughter, "Real Housewives of New York City" star Kelly Killoren Bensimon and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Audrina Patridge made nice at the same event in NYC on… READ MORE >

- 2396 days ago
NYC 'Housewife' Goes Two-Pieces

NYC 'Housewife' Goes Two-Pieces

"Real Housewives of NYC" star Kelly Killoren Bensimon just turned 42 and celebrated by showing off her rippling and taut body in a colorful bikini in Miami on Monday.Unreal. READ MORE >

- 2547 days ago