Best known for her role as Sam McCall on the film ‘General Hospital,’ Kelly Monaco is an actress who is active in the industry in many forms. Her journey from the Playboy magazine cover to the Hollywood actress has been amazing. She is versatile and has used her talents very well. Today, let’s learn all about her. How successful is she and how much are her earnings & net worth in 2018.
Born on May 23, 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, Kelly Monaco is an American actress, TV host, dancer, and model. Kelly belongs to an Italian-Catholic family and white ethnicity. She was third of five daughters of her parents. Her father was a hunter while her mother was a figure skating instructor.
Due to the fact, Kelly has been extremely active in sport and outdoor activities since her childhood. When she was a child, her family moved to Poconos where Kelly attended Poconos Mountain East High School. Next, she attended Northampton Community College and completed her graduation.
Kelly Monaco has diverse skills, especially in sports. But her passion for outdoor activities cost her too much. She suffered hearing loss in a scuba diving. Speaking of her love life, she was in the relationship with her childhood friend Michael Gonzalez for nearly 18 years. Unfortunately, in 2009, the couple parted their ways. Right now, she is supposedly single.
Kelly wanted to build her career in show business since her childhood. But she had to work hard to achieve her dreams. Before her career in the glamour world, she had to work as a lifeguard for a brief period. She is gifted with an amazing physique and the gorgeous beauty. This motivated her to take a chance in the showbiz industry.
When she was 20 years old, she sent a few photographs of herself to ‘Playboy’ magazine. And guess what? She hit the goal. She graced the Playboy magazine and became the ‘Playmate of the Month’ in 1997. She continued to grace Playboy magazine for next few years till her first TV role.
She made her debut on big screen with the TV show ‘Baywatch.’ She had a recurring role in the series from 1997 to 1998. Following her debut, she appeared in soap opera ‘Port Charles’ for next four years. Other than the lead roles, she also guests starred in a few other shows.
She didn’t restrict herself only to the TV roles but also appeared in a number of films such as Idle Hands, and BASEketball. In addition to that, she also became the judge for the Miss USA pageant in 2009 when Donald Trump asked her to do so. Her last TV series was Dirty Soap in 2011.
Awards & achievements
Though Kelly Monaco hasn’t an established acting career, she has bagged a few titles and awards. In 2005, she won the first season of ‘Dancing with the Star.’ Other than this, she has also won 2 Daytime Emmy Award nominations.
Net worth of Kelly Monaco
Kelly Monaco is primarily soap opera star. She has done many projects in soap opera. However, she is very active as a model and as an actress and gained a smash success too. Through both the professions, she has made huge money. So, after summing up her net worth from all the sources, she is estimated to have a sizable net worth of $4.5 million. She hasn’t revealed much about her personal assets and earnings, but one thing is sure that she is making big in terms of money, especially as a model.
Kelly Monaco has been named as the ‘sexiest cover model of the decades’ by Maxim magazine. And she indeed is one of the fittest and most exotic actresses of Hollywood.