Kathy Ireland is a former supermodel turned actress, entrepreneur, CEO and designer of her eponymous brand Kathy Ireland Worldwide. She was discovered at the age of 17 by an agent for Elite Model Management, and at 21, she graced her first cover of Sport Illustrated, and from that point was featured in the magazine’s annual issue for the next 13 years. Among her many projects, this super-mogul boasts her own line of socks, written several books, starred in a handful of workout videos, and is actively be involved in various foundations and charities.
Where were you born ?
How long in Los angeles:
I spent 4 years living in Malibu.
Polo Lounge is just beautiful. The Ivy.
Best place for late night dining:
Sweet Lady Jane, Foster’s Freeze, Krispy Kreme.
Best place for a romantic date:
Best Sunday brunch:
The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Polo Lounge
Best place for a power business meeting:
The Beverly Hilton. The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
All-around favorite spot in Los angeles:
Malibu - Great beaches, The Ivy on Robertson, Lawry's because they have the kindest manager Todd Johnson and BLT on Sunset.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
It depends on the guest. I guess The Beverly Hills Hotel. The bungalows are gorgeous and charming and you don’t feel like you’re at a hotel. It’s a real treat.
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Rodeo Drive. Geary’s Beverly Hills.
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Geary’s Beverly Hills
Burke Williams in Los Angeles and Kathy Ireland Skincare at home
Favorite Charity Event:
AEFK / 911 for Kids Christmas Gala - The Alliance for Christian Education Christmas Gala - Tony Hawk Stand Up for Skate Parks Party in Beverly Hills, anything supporting the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation...One priceless memory was seeing Dame Elizabeth raise one million dollars at a private performance of Love Letters, she is amazing! Finally seeing young students serve people in need.
Favorite Cultural Event:
Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara
Favorite Cultural Institution:
I make pizza with my kids at home. I love getting them involved.
Subway and Taco Bell (when I’m on the go).
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Sports Club LA for friends and Family in Los Angeles, because we live in SB, we enjoy the outdoors especially hiking and surfing for fitness.
My husband, Greg...absolutely!
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Carpooling with my business family as we multitask. Music Express is also a great service.
King Tut Exhibit
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Olvera Street in Los Angeles, Channel Islands in Santa Barbara and Israel.
Best aspect of Los Angeles
It's so multicultural that you find every tribe and tongue, all kinds of wonderful people.
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