Katherine Elizabeth Avanzino or better known as Kathy Hilton is an American actress. Kathy is also a fashion designer. She is the mother of popular television personality and also a socialite Paris Hilton and an American businesswoman, Nicky Hilton. So without do, let’s check out the net worth of this enthralling and exquisite personality in 2018.
Kathy Hilton early life
Kathy Hilton was born in the year 1959 on 13th March in New York in America. Her mother’s name is Kathleen Mary and father’s name is Laurence K. Avanzino. Kathy Hilton’s parents divorced in the year 1917. After this, she married Kenneth E. Richards. Kathy’s half-sisters are Kim Richards and Kyle Richards. Both of them are actresses. Though she was born in New York, she attended school in Los Angeles. Her life was complicated from the very beginning as she had to deal with her parent’s divorce and remarriage.
Kathy Hilton Career, Awards and Achievements
Kathy Hilton’s career as an actress was short lived. She began acting in the year 1968. She acted in many noteworthy movies like The Dark which was released in the year 1979 and On the Air Live with Captain Midnight. Other than acting in such films, Kathy Hilton made appearances in television sitcom named Nanny and the Professor, Family Affairs, Bewitched and Happy days. In the year 1974, she made an appearance in another American sitcom The Rockford Files. She also made a cameo appearance on a soap opera series named The Young and the Restless in the year 2008.
Before her role in a soap opera, in the year 2005, she hosted a show named I Want To Be a Hilton. This was a TV show on the NBC channel. It was mainly a competition between girls who wanted to be like a Hilton which included performing certain tasks and playing certain games. The show had huge prize money like $200,000 trust fund and other prizes like a brand-new apartment etc. The show had only one season and 8 episodes hosted by Kathy Hilton. In the year 2011, she appeared on the Television series of The World According to Paris which showed the daily life of Kathy’s daughter Paris Hilton. Her acting life ended in the year 1979.
Awards and Achievements
After Kathy Hilton’s acting career came to an end, she decided to open her own design line. In the years 1980 and 1990, she opened her very own antique store. She also opened her own gift shop. This store is situated in Los Angeles and is named Staircase on Sunset Plaza. She even started launching her own skincare line on TV channels like Home Shopping Network or HSN in the year 2007. Before this, she was featured in QVC’s merchandise sales. Kathy started launching her own clothing line from the year 2012. Her clothing line included party dressed and was kept in luxurious and posh departmental stores of America like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom. Other than this, for her philanthropic works towards others in need, Starlight Children’s Foundation gave her an award at a Gala in Los Angeles.
Net Worth of Kathy Hilton
The net worth of Kathy Hilton is estimated to be around $340 Million. Even though these days’ people mostly identify her as being American socialite Paris Hilton’s mother, Kathy has been a successful businesswoman. Kathy Hilton’s acting career did not yield her much money but her clothing line has a large contribution towards the net worth. Her collection of party dresses was sold in 4000 departmental stores worldwide.
Apart from being an actress and a successful businesswoman, Kathy Hilton was also a philanthropist. She has raised money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the year 2007 along with the help of other celebrities. She is known for her kind approach towards the well-being of the others.