Beth Ostrosky Stern Biography

(Actress & Television Host)

Birthday: July 15, 1972 (Cancer)

Born In: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Beth Ostrosky Stern is an American model, actor, animal rights activist, and author. She was born in Pittsburgh but later moved to New York to begin her career as a model. She bagged some lucrative assignments as a lingerie model. She appeared on the cover of FHM magazine and was featured on Maxim's Hot 100 list. Her first film role was in the 1996 film Flirting with Disaster. She has also appeared in the movie Whipped and the series All My Children among other screen projects. Following the death of her pet bulldog Bianca in 2012, Beth became a volunteer for North Shore Animal League America, a no-kill animal shelter. Beth has now opened her home for foster cats and works actively to get them adopted. She also uses her Instagram account for this purpose. She has also authored several books. She and her husband, radio personality Howard Stern, now live on Long Island and co-own two more homes.

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Also Known As: Beth Ostrosky

Age: 51 Years, 51 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Howard Stern (m. 2008)

father: Robert Ostrosky

mother: Judy Ostrosky

Born Country: United States

Models Actresses

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Females

U.S. State: Pennsylvania

Ancestry: Polish American

City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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education: University Of Pittsburgh

Childhood & Early Life

Beth Ostrosky Stern was born Elizabeth Anne Ostrosky, on July 15, 1972, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Beth’s mother, Judy (née Jarema), worked as a model. Beth’s father, Robert Ostrosky, is a renowned dentist

Beth grew up in a Roman Catholic household, with her two brothers. She is popularly known by her nicknames, “Beth O.” and “Beth.”

Beth graduated from the Fox Chapel High School in Pennsylvania. She then joined the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied for 3 years. However, she eventually left for New York City to start a career in modeling.

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Career as an Actor and Model

Beth Ostrosky Stern had begun modeling when she was still in high school. After moving to New York City, she earned many lucrative modeling campaigns from big fashion houses in the early 2000s.

In fact, while modeling, Beth was scouted by several talent agents who offered her minor roles in films and TV ads.

In 2005, she ranked 34 on the For Him Magazine (FHM) list of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World. In 2006, she was placed at the 25th spot on the same list. She has also appeared on the same list in the years 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007. She was also placed at the 96th spot on’s list of the Most Desirable Women in 2007.

She was also featured on the FHM pin-up calendar in 2005. Entertainment Tonight voted her as one of New York’s most powerful women.

In 2014, she was placed at number 98 on Maxim's Hot 100 list. She ranked 14th on Arabian Maxim's Hot 100 list of 2009.

As a model, she mostly appeared in lingerie ads for Ames stores and the magazines Auto Trader & Pennysaver.

In 1996, Beth bagged her first prominent movie role, appearing as Jane, with Ben Stiller, in the film Flirting with Disaster. She then appeared as a bar girl in Whipped, with Amanda Peet, in 2000.

On TV, she was seen in a season of the G4 show Filter. She was also featured in the Spike TV (now Paramount Network) series Casino Cinema.

In 2002, she appeared as a waitress in an episode of the series All My Children. The same year, she was seen as Candy Canyon in the film The End of the Bar.

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The following year, she appeared as a parishioner in the short Another Night and as Joelle in the series Less Than Perfect.

In 2007, she appeared on Saturday Morning. In 2016, she was seen in the series Nightcap. In 2020, she appeared in the short Train: Rescue Dogs.

Career as an Animal Rights Activist and an Author

Beth Ostrosky Stern is also a devoted animal rights activist. She maintains "foster rooms" in all three of her homes, generally for cats and kittens that need to be adopted. She began her initiative in 2013. The same year, she created an Instagram account that revolved around animals. Her account, bethostern, now has 603 thousand followers. She has, over the years, managed to finalize over 1,000 adoptions through her Instagram account.

In May 2019, two of her black foster cats, Trick and Treat, appeared with her husband, Howard Stern, on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Beth, who is now also a spokesperson for the no-kill animal shelter North Shore Animal League America, was the person behind the photo shoot.

Beth’s association with the Animal League began during her initial days as a model. She was apparently invited to participate in a runway show at the charity’s annual luncheon. She not only appeared at the luncheon but also made sure every puppy showcased on that day was adopted.

Howard and Beth apparently had a 56-pound English bulldog called Bianca. After Bianca died in July 2012, Beth started volunteering for the North Shore Animal League America.

Although she is fond of all animals, Beth is particularly attached to the cats at the shelter, as she feels dogs have higher chances of getting adopted, and the cats are ignored.

She once went to municipal shelter which euthanized cats that were not adopted.

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She took home a mother cat and her kittens and eventually got them adopted.

She has four resident cats, along with a host of other cats that stay at her home till they are adopted. She once had 28 cats in her home.

In 2010, Beth Ostrosky Stern released Oh My Dog: How to Choose, Train, Groom, Nurture, Feed, and Care for Your New Best Friend, and the book was eventually featured on number 5 on The New York Times Best Seller list (in the paperback advice category).

In 2014, she penned a children's book named Yoda: The Story of a Cat and his Kittens, which narrated the tale of a Persian cat with a heart condition, which Beth and Howard had adopted. She then wrote a sequel to the book, Yoda Gets a Buddy, in 2015. Sales proceeds from both the books were donated to Bianca's Furry Friends, cageless animal shelter named after Bianca, their deceased bulldog, located at the North Shore Animal League

Beth also served as the host of the National Geographic reality show Spoiled Rotten Pets (2013). The same year, she hosted the inaugural annual Kitten Bowl, a Super Bowl special aired on the Hallmark Channel. The program continues to air annually.

Personal Life

Beth Ostrosky Stern is married to radio personality Howard Stern. Howard proposed to Beth on February 13, 2007, after they had dated for 7 years. The engagement ring he gave her was a 5.2 carat diamond ring.

Their wedding was held on October 3, 2008, at the Le Cirque restaurant in New York City. The event was officiated by actor Mark Consuelos.

Beth and Howard now live in the Town of Southampton on Long Island and own two other homes, one in Manhattan and the other in Palm Beach, Florida.

Beth is the stepmother of Emily, Debra, and Ashley, the three daughters of Howard from his previous marriage.


Following the 9/11 tragedy, Beth Ostrosky Stern worked as a “Ground Zero” volunteer.

On September 4, 2019, Beth Ostrosky Stern was diagnosed with fibroadenoma. Six months prior to that, during a routine mammogram, she had found out she had a lump in her breast. She was scared that she might have breast cancer, but a re-check after a few months confirmed it was not a malignant or cancerous tumor.

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