Kelly Preston Biography
Birth name - Kelly Kamalelehua Palzis
Date of birth - October 13, 1962
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height - 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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More Interesting Information for Kelly Preston
Her second child with John Travolta, daughter Ella Bleu was born, weighing in at 4.08 kilos (nine pounds). [3 April 2000]
Was turned down for the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon (1980). This was Preston's first film audition. The part went to Brooke Shields.
She lived with Charlie Sheen from 1989-90. She was accidentally shot in their apartment in 1990.
Spouse - John Travolta (12 September 1991 - present) 2 children
Kevin Gage (1986 - 1988) (divorced)
Once dated George Clooney.
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.
Measurements: 34B-24-34 (In 1982 while an Elite Agency model), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Did all of her own singing in the 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 the Brooke Shields' role in The Blue Lagoon (1980). She didn't 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.
In the 90s, her career took a secondary position to that of devoted wife to John Travolta and their two children.
Her first child with John Travolta, son Jett, was born 13 April 1992.
She and husband John Travolta are Scientologists.
She is of Hawaiian and English origin.
Sometimes Credited As: Kelly Palzis
Personal quotes from Kelly Preston
"Everything about my husband is sexy, especially his lips." - speaking to People Magazine about John Travolta.
"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."
"I got caught playing doctor in my grandma's garage, but, you know, it was very minor, just like sticking things in the heinie." (quoted in Playboy 05-2003)
"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 list-maker 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."
Kelly Preston Filmography
Actress - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s) (1980s)
Broken Bridges (2006) .... Angela Delton
Sky High (2005) .... Josie Stronghold/Jetstream
- Crack for Good (2005) TV Episode .... Quinn Taylor Scott
- Holy Lesbo Batman (2005) TV Episode .... Quinn Taylor Scott
- Charlies Angels or Too Pooped to Pop (2005) TV Episode .... Quinn Taylor Scott
- Big Butts (2005) TV Episode .... Quinn Taylor Scott
- Joey and the Dream Girl: Part 2 (2004) TV Episode .... Donna Di Gregorio
- Joey and the Dream Girl: Part 1 (2004) TV Episode .... Donna Di Gregorio
Return to Sender (2004) .... Susan Kennan
... aka Convicted (USA: video title)
Eulogy (2004) .... Lucy Collins
The Cat in the Hat (2003) .... Mom
... aka Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (USA: complete title)
What a Girl Wants (2003) .... Libby Reynolds
View from the Top (2003) .... Sherry
Daddy and Them (2001) .... Rose
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000) .... Chirk
... aka Battlefield Earth (USA: short title)
Bar Hopping (2000) (TV) .... Bebe
For Love of the Game (1999) .... Jane Aubrey
Jack Frost (1998) .... Gabby Frost
... aka Frost
Holy Man (1998) .... Kate Newell
Nothing to Lose (1997) .... Ann Beam
Addicted to Love (1997) .... Linda Green
... aka Forlorn
Jerry Maguire (1996) .... Avery Bishop
Curdled (1996) .... Kelly Hogue
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) .... Newscaster Kelly Houge
Citizen Ruth (1996) .... Rachel
... aka Meet Ruth Stoops
Waiting to Exhale (1995) (uncredited) .... Kathleen
Mrs. Munck (1995) .... Young Rose
Little Surprises (1995) (TV) .... Ginger
Double Cross (1994) .... Vera Blanchard
Love Is a Gun (1994) .... Jean Starr
Cheyenne Warrior (1994) (TV) .... Rebecca Carver
The American Clock (1993) (TV) .... Diana Marley
... aka Arthur Miller's The American Clock
Only You (1992/I) .... Amanda Hughes
The Perfect Bride (1991) (TV) .... Laura
Run (1991) .... Karen Landers
"Tales from the Crypt"
... aka HBO's Tales from the Crypt
- The Switch (1990) TV Episode .... Linda
The Experts (1989) .... Bonnie
... aka Experts, Les (Canada: French title)
Twins (1988/I) .... Marnie Mason
Spellbinder (1988) .... Miranda Reed
Love at Stake (1988) .... Sara Lee
... aka Burnin' Love
A Tiger's Tale (1988) .... Shirley Butts
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) .... Violet (segment "Titan Man")
... aka Cheeseburger Film Sandwich
52 Pick-Up (1986) .... Cini
SpaceCamp (1986) .... Tish Ambrosei
Secret Admirer (1985) .... Deborah Anne Fimple
... aka The Letter (USA)
Mischief (1985) .... Marilyn McCauley
- The Long Flight (1984) TV Episode .... Amy Braddock
- The Hardcase (1984) TV Episode (as Kelly Palzis) .... Sherry Meyers
"For Love and Honor" (1983) TV Series .... Mary Lee (1983)
Christine (1983) .... Roseanne
... aka John Carpenter's Christine (USA: complete title)
For Love and Honor (1983) (TV) .... Mary Lee
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983) .... Dhyana
... aka CHiPs Patrol (USA: syndication title)
- Things That Go Creep in the Night (1983) TV Episode (as Kelly Palzis) .... Anna
10 to Midnight (1983) (as Kelly Palzis) .... Doreen
... aka Quincy (International: English title: informal title)
- On Dying High (1983) TV Episode (as Kelly Palzis) .... Ginger Reeves
"Capitol" (1982) TV Series .... Gillian McCandless (1982)
... aka McGarrett (USA: rerun title)
- For Old Times Sake (1980) TV Episode (as Kelly Palzis) .... Wendy