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Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston (born October 13, 1962) is an American actress and former model. She is married to John Travolta. Preston was born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her mother, Linda, was an administrator of a mental health center, and her father, who worked for an agricultural firm, drowned when Preston was three years old. Her mother married Peter Palzis, a personnel director, who subsequently adopted her; she used his name when she first began her acting career until 1984. She has a younger maternal half-brother, Chris Palzis. As a child, she spent time living in Iraq and Australia. While living in Australia, she attended Pembroke School in Adelaide, South Australia. She later attended Punahou School and studied drama and theater at the University of Southern California. While living in Australia, Preston was discovered at 16 by a fashion photographer who helped her get work in commercials and other small parts, and organised Preston's first film audition in 1980 for the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon (1980), which she lost to the younger Brooke Shields. At that time she changed her last name to Preston. Her first prominent film roles came in 1985, firstly as

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Kelly Preston -- Charlie Sheen DID NOT Shoot Me!

Kelly Preston -- Charlie Sheen DID NOT Shoot Me!

Kelly Preston is backing up her ex-fiance Charlie Sheen -- confirming he DID NOT pull the trigger during the infamous 1990 shooting incident ... and insisting the whole thing was a "complete… READ MORE >

Charlie Sheen: Kelly Preston Shot Herself

Charlie Sheen: Kelly Preston Shot Herself

Charlie Sheen claims he did not shoot Kelly Preston ... and that it was Kelly herself who caused the gun to fire and injure herself in the infamous 1990 incident.Sheen gave his version of events… READ MORE >

- 1332 days ago
Travolta's Adorable Baby -- Held in NYC

Travolta's Adorable Baby -- Held in NYC

John Travolta and Kelly Preston made their way out of a NYC hotel with their adorable baby son Benjamin on Wednesday. Ben has his father's hair. READ MORE >

- 1351 days ago
The Travoltas -- Puppy Love in the Wake of Tragedy

The Travoltas -- Puppy Love in the Wake of Tragedy

John Travolta and Kelly Preston have two furry and freakin' adorable new family members -- a pair of puppies they got a few months after the family tragically lost two other dogs in a freak… READ MORE >

- 1436 days ago
Report: John Travolta Returns ... Kelly's in Labor

Report: John Travolta Returns ... Kelly's in Labor

John Travolta has prematurely ended his Australian trip and is flying back home because wife Kelly Preston is in labor ... this according to a report.Travolta was in Australia for the 90th… READ MORE >

- 1502 days ago
Award Losing Oscar Fashion

Award Losing
Oscar Fashion

Whether displaying the best in acting -- or the worst in fashion -- the Academy Awards never disappoint.From "Dreamgirls" to Bond girls, check out who channeled their inner Bjork at last night's… READ MORE >

- 2859 days ago
L. Ron's Angels

L. Ron's
Angels

Scientology church ladies Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley and Priscilla Presley used their combined intergalatic superpowers for, er, good on Saturday. The holy trinity of thetans hammed it up for… READ MORE >

- 2866 days ago

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