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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 October 1962Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Birth NameKelly Kamalelehua Palzis
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kelly Preston was born on October 13, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Kelly Kamalelehua Palzis. She is an actress, known for Jerry Maguire (1996), Twins (1988) and Death Sentence (2007). She has been married to John Travolta since September 12, 1991. They have three children. She was previously married to Kevin Gage.

Spouse (2)

John Travolta (12 September 1991 - present) (3 children)
Kevin Gage (1986 - 1988) (divorced)

Trade Mark (3)

Curvaceous, buxom figure
Natural brunette hair
Deep sultry voice

Trivia (28)

(April 3, 2000) Her second child with John Travolta, daughter Ella Bleu Travolta was born, weighing in at 4.08 kilos (nine pounds).
Was turned down for the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon (1980) which went to Brooke Shields. This was Preston's first film audition.
She lived with Charlie Sheen from 1989-1990. She was accidentally shot in their apartment in 1990.
Attended Pembroke School in Adelaide, South Australia and graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii.
John Travolta married Kelly Preston twice. Their first wedding on 5 September 1991, by a French scientologist minister, was declared illegal. The couple met during the filming of The Experts (1989).
Born and raised in Hawaii, except for 15 months at age 5 where she lived in Iraq. Her father was working with the minister of agriculture to improve Iraq's farming conditions.
Although they never married, Charlie Sheen presented Kelly with a 2.5 karat pink diamond engagement ring when he proposed to her in 1989.
Did all of her own singing in the comedy-drama movie What a Girl Wants (2003).
Discovered by a fashion photographer when she was 16, he helped her get work in commercials and even set up for an audition for Brooke Shields' role in The Blue Lagoon (1980). She did not get the part because she was too sultry.
After her child Jett was diagnosed with "Kawasaki's Syndrome", an illness affecting children, which resulted in severe allergies and asthma attacks, Kelly has worked tirelessly on behalf of CHEC, the Children's Health Environmental Coalition, which is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents about environmental toxins that can affect children's health and informing them of the many potential health hazards in the environment. Olivia Newton-John is also a CHEC board member.
Studied drama at the University of Southern California and the University of California.
Her first child with John Travolta, son Jett Travolta, was born 13 April 1992.
She and her husband, John Travolta, are Scientologists.
She has English and Hawaiian ancestry.
Gave George Clooney his infamous pet pig named Max, which died on December 1, 2006 after it had lived with Clooney for 18 years.
Was among the guests at Tom Cruise's and Katie Holmes' wedding ceremony in Italy.
Eldest son Jett Travolta died on January 2, 2009 of a seizure as a result of Kawasaki Syndrome. He reportedly hit his head in the family's bathtub in their home in the Bahamas.
Daughter of Linda Carlson. Stepdaughter of Lee Carlson.
Older stepsister of Chris Palzis.
Adoptive daughter of Peter Palzis, with whose name she began her acting career.
(May 18, 2010) Announced that she is three months pregnant with her third child, with husband John Travolta.
(November 23, 2010) Gave birth to her son Benjamin Hunter Kaleo Travolta, with husband John Travolta, three days early via Caesarean section in a Florida hospital, weighing in at 8 lbs 3 oz.
Had been trying for a baby with her husband John Travolta for three years before conceiving their son Benjamin.
The first celebrity friend of the family to see their newborn son Benjamin was Kirstie Alley; she had been looking after their daughter Ella Bleu Travolta at the time of the birth.
Kelly and her husband, John Travolta, have the distinction of having both starred in movies based on Stephen King novels, where the title of each was a girl's name which began with the letter "C". Kelly starred in Christine (1983), John starred in Carrie (1976).
Returned to work 8 months after giving birth to her daughter Ella Bleu Travolta to begin filming View from the Top (2003).
Returned to work 2 years and 5 months after giving birth to her son Benjamin in order to begin filming Adopted (2013).
Has appeared with Ann-Margret in three films: 52 Pick-Up (1986), A Tiger's Tale (1987) and Old Dogs (2009).

Personal Quotes (8)

[speaking to People magazine about John Travolta] Everything about my husband is sexy, especially his lips.
When I married John, I put my career on hold to be a wife and to have a child. Before that I didn't have a fabulous career, but I was working. When I decided to resume acting, I had become Mrs. Travolta in many people's eyes so I had to prove myself all over again.
People have generally been very respectful and we've not been tabloid fodder.
There's the jiggle factor in Hollywood. Once I was at an audition and they told me, "You must show your breasts!" and I was like, get outta town. I just laughed and slammed the door on my way out.
I've wanted to have babies since I was 11. I always babysat. I was making thousands and thousands of dollars doing commercials and still babysitting for $2.50 an hour. Children are our future -- literally. It's such a cliche, but it's so true.
(quoted in Playboy magazine in May 2003) I got caught playing doctor in my grandma's garage, but, you know, it was very minor, just like sticking things in the heinie.
But we ride bikes, we go swimming, you do art projects, you do things as a family. We go to Denny's, my big places to shop are Wal-Mart and Target. Seriously, that's where half of my stuff comes from now. I don't get to go to the super-fancy stores unless I'm out here now. You sort of stay pretty real that way.
I prioritize, I'm a great listmaker and, to try to keep everything organized, I have people who help me out with different things. And just making my kids and my husband come first, keeping us together, is my first priority. And then I fit films into my life.

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