Kelly Killoren Biography

(Author, Socialite, Model)

Birthday: May 1, 1968 (Taurus)

Born In: Rockford, Illinois

Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an American author, socialite, former model, and former editor of the ‘Elle Accessories.’ She began her modeling career while she was a teenager, modeling for magazines such as ‘Elle,’ ‘Cosmopolitan’ and ‘Harper’s Bazaar.’ She was the editor of ‘Elle Accessories’ magazine, and is currently a style columnist for the newspaper AM New York. She is also known for her role in the TV series ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ which aired on Bravo Network. The series aired for ten seasons while she appeared from the second season till the fourth. The show was a success and led to multiple spin-offs. She has also launched several jewelry collections including Kelly by Kelly Killoren Bensimon, which offers jewelry pieces made of mixed metals, leather, feathers and crystals. She has sold her collections at Intermix stores across the US, in order to support Feeding America. She has also published several books in her career, including a novel named ‘A Dangerous Age’ with Simon and Schuster. It was loosely based on her personal life.
Quick Facts

Boyfriend: Alejandro Lorenzo

Also Known As: Kelly Killoren Bensimo

Age: 56 Years, 56 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Gilles Bensimon (m. 1997–2007)

children: Sea Louise Bensimon, Thadeus Ann Bensimon

Models Novelists

Height: 1.78 m

U.S. State: Illinois

More Facts

education: Columbia University

Kelly Jean Killoren’s modeling career began when she was a teenager. She modeled for magazines like ‘Elle,’ ‘Cosmopolitan,’ ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ and ‘Gotham Magazine.’ She soon became the founding editor of ‘Elle Accessories’ magazine, though she quit after two issues. Later she authored books such as ‘In the Spirit of the Hamptons’, ‘American Style’ and ‘The Bikini Book’. She also wrote a column called ‘The Socializer: Kelly Killoren Bensimon’ for ‘Page Six Magazine.’ Currently, she is a style columnist for ‘AM New York’ as well.
She served as a host at the IMG fashion week and the IMG swim shows held in Miami. She also served as a spokesperson for Wool in 2006. The next year, she served as an ‘ambassador’ for the Spring 2007 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
In 2010, she appeared on the cover of the ‘Playboy Magazine.’ She was photographed by Gilles Bensimon, her ex-husband. The next year, she was on the cover of ‘Shape’ magazine, and later, ‘Avenue’ magazine. She was also seen on the 2012 cover of the ‘New York Family’.
She appeared in three seasons of ‘The Real Housewives of New York City,’ a reality TV series that premiered on the Bravo Network. The show turned out to be a success and led to multiple spin-offs.
She has also launched multiple jewelry lines and has authored several books, such as ‘In the Spirit of the Hamptons’ and ‘I Can Make You Hot’. She published a novel in 2016 which was named ‘A Dangerous Age’ with Simon and Schuster. It was based loosely on her own life.
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Personal Life
Kelly Jean Killoren was born in Rockford, Illinois, in the US on 1st May 1968. Not much is known regarding her early life or parents. She briefly studied at Trinity College, though she left after a year. She later graduated from the Columbia University’s School of General Studies in 1998. She is now earning an MBA from the Northeastern University.
She was previously married to fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon from 1997 to 2007. The couple has two daughters named Thadeus Ann Bensimon and Sea Louise Bensimon.
She is currently dating Alejandro Lorenzo.

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