Kelly LeBrock (born March 24, 1960) is an actress and supermodel from the United States. Her first film role was in The Woman in Red (1984), in which she co-starred with Gene Wilder. She also starred in the films Weird Science (1985), directed by John Hughes, and Hard to Kill (1990), with Steven Seagal.
Kelly LeBrock was born on March 24, 1960, in New York City and raised in London’s affluent Kensington neighbourhood. Her mother, Maria, is British, and her father is French-Canadian. Mary Helen Kelly of Keady, County Armagh, married John Traynor, and LeBrock was called after her grandmother.
LeBrock began her modelling career at the age of 16 in her hometown of New York City. At the age of 19, she made her debut in Vogue magazine, when she was featured in a 24-page spread. She signed a contract with Christian Dior to work for the fashion house for 30 days a year shortly after. She went on to be one of Eileen Ford’s most sought-after models, appearing on countless magazine covers and fashion spreads. She became especially recognizable as the Pantene shampoo commercial spokeswoman whose line, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful”, became a pop culture catchphrase.
Kelly LeBrock Career
In the films The Woman in Red (1984) and Weird Science (1985), LeBrock played the “ideal” or “dream” woman (1985). As a result, she was regarded as one of Hollywood’s hottest women of the 1980s, but she took a break from acting until 1990, when she appeared in Hard to Kill alongside her then-husband, Steven Seagal. LeBrock also appeared in Betrayal of the Dove (1993), Tracks of a Killer (1995), and Hard Bounty (1995).
Wrongfully Accused (1998), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2002), Zerophilia (2005), and Gamers: The Movie were among her films (2006). In 2013, LeBrock starred in the thriller Hidden Affairs, and in 2015, she played Queen Ariana in A Prince for Christmas.
Kelly LeBrock Private life
I’m more concerned with my family. When the movies aren’t showing, my family will be there. I don’t want to be a lonely ‘hot’ movie star if I don’t start building my family.
1989, Kelly LeBrock Profile in the Orange Coast magazine. Victor Drai, a film producer and restaurateur, was her first husband, and they separated in 1986. She met actor and martial artist Steven Seagal during this time. Annaliza was born in the spring of 1987, and the couple married in the fall of that year. Dominic was born in June 1990, and Arissa was born in June 1993. LeBrock filed for divorce the next year, citing “irreconcilable disagreements.”
LeBrock married Fred Steck, a retired investment banker, in July 2007 and divorced him the following year. Harold LeBrock, LeBrock’s brother, died of cancer in 2008. LeBrock currently resides on a ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley of California.
Childhood and Adolescence
Kelly LeBrock was born on March 24, 1960, in New York City, US. She was raised in the posh locality of Kensingston, London. LeBrock has a mixed cultural background. Her father, Harold Arthur LeBrock, was of French–Canadian descent, while her mother, Mary Cecilia Traynor, was Irish.
LeBrock was named after her maternal grandmother, Mary Helen Kelly. She also had a brother named Harold, whom she lost to cancer in 2008. LeBrock’s mother was a model who encouraged her daughter to pursue a similar career.
As a child, Lebrock attended school in Buckinghamshire. At the age of 16, she moved to New York, where she began her career as a model, posing for magazines and fashion spreads. During those years, she was featured in a 24-page spread in ‘Vogue’ and was also part of a ‘Christian Dior’ campaign.