About Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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Dana Wilkey

Dana Wilkey listed as Friend of the Housewives is known in Beverly Hills for her over the top, celebrity driven events. She has produced some of the most elaborate parties throughout the US and Europe and does everything from film premieres to children’s birthdays (she’s the party planner behind Taylor’s infamous $60k tea party for her 4 year-old daughter in season one). Originally from the east coast, Dana moved around a lot as child. She was deeply impacted by a car accident that put her Mother in a coma, and eventually resulted in her Mother’s death. Since then, she has been motivated to be a self-made woman. She left home at 15 and made her way to the west coast, graduating with honors from USC. She is a successful entrepreneur and in addition to her party planning business, she also founded the Adwil Agency, a boutique web application development company and product placement firm. Dana is also an active supporter of various charitable organizations including: 1736, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids organization, and IPalpiti. She has an extensive Barbie collection, and her hobbies include travel, hiking, running, and the study of the brain. She is the proud mother to a 22-month old son and will soon gain two adult stepchildren, when she marries her fiancé in 2012.

Brandi Glanville

Listed as Friend of the Housewives. For more than 17 years, Brandi Glanville has traveled the world as a high fashion and top runway and print model. She has appeared on the glossy pages of premiere fashion magazines Glamour and Cosmopolitan and worked for luxury design houses, such as Giorgio Armani, Chanel, and Gucci. Glanville has recently added author to her resume and is currently exploring opportunities in the publishing world with her debut novel (her second book, a cookbook, is already in the works). Her most important role however, is mother to the sons, Mason, 8, and Jake, 4, she has with her ex-husband and television star Eddie Cibrian –- with whom her public break-up and divorce was well-documented by the media over the past two years. In her downtime, Glanville enjoys dancing, cooking, golfing, pilates, hiking with her new rescue pup, Sugar, staying active in her charities, and building Lego castles with her boys.

Taylor Armstrong

Taylor Armstrong is a stunning Oklahoma native who moved to Beverly Hills eight years ago. This Midwestern girl always looks her best, fully aware of how powerful men in Beverly Hills work, and how often someone younger and prettier can come along. But Taylor is not just a beauty. She prides herself on being a devoted mother to Kennedy, her five-year-old daughter with venture capitalist, Russell Armstrong. Taylor is extremely passionate about both her business and philanthropic work. She serves as Chief Creative Director of and volunteers for the 1736 Family Crisis Center. While Taylor enjoys the luxurious lifestyle Beverly Hills has to offer, she lives by a “work hard, play hard” attitude that has enabled her to maintain her own charismatic identity.

Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa Vanderpump. This charming and witty Brit has only been in the U.S. for six years but has already made her mark in Beverly Hills. Lisa Vanderpump was born and raised in London but lived in Monte Carlo and the South of France before moving to California. Married to her husband Ken Todd for almost 30 years, the couple has two children Pandora (25) and Max (19), plus their four dogs that they also consider their babies. While in Europe, Lisa designed various homes, yachts, and all 26 bars and restaurants that the couple owned in London, and she hasn’t slowed down now that she is in the states. Lisa currently owns two restaurants, Villa Blanca a celebrity hangout, which has been described as “the sexiest restaurant” in Beverly Hills and Sur in West Hollywood, which she just recently redesigned. Design is her passion, but she also writes a page each month for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine and will be launching her first book in October 2011 entitled, Simply Divine, about simple but gorgeous entertaining. In addition, she also has her own skin care line, “Epione.” Lisa is candid about the fact that she spends every night in bed with a gigolo, also known as her pint-sized pup Giggy, and she is happy to report that she’s upped her intimate moments with husband to three times a year.

Kyle Richards

This sassy California native was born in Hollywood, into an acting family. She landed her first role at age four in Disney’s Escape to Witch Mountain, where she played the younger version of her sister, child actress and fellow Housewife Kim Richards. Her other sister is Kathy Hilton, mother to Nicky and Paris Hilton. Kyle Richard’s TV credits include Little House on The Prairie, Carter Country, Down To Earth, and E.R. Film credits include Halloween, and The Watcher in the Woods. Kyle is an avid advocate for the fight against cancer, even completing a 68-mile bike marathon last year to raise money to help fight the disease. Kyle is married to the love of her life, Mauricio Umansky, one of the nation’s top realtors. Up next, Kyle is starring in the Lifetime original movie, Deadly Sibling Rivalry, and is also developing her own handbag line, working on her new lifestyle book, and creating her own skin care line with famed Beverly Hills spa Vera Bella. Her greatest passion, however, is being a mother to her four daughters: Farrah (22), Alexia (15), Sophia (11), and Portia (3). Kyle believes “If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun.”

Kim Richards

Kim Richards is a former child actress who is best known as the “Disney Girl,” starring in such films as Escape To Witch Mountain, and No Deposit, No Return. She also appeared in various television series, including Nanny and The Professor, James at 15, Hello Larry, Different Strokes, CHiPS and Magnum P.I. After co-starring in the feature film Tuff Turf with James Spader and Robert Downey Jr., Kim decided to go into early retirement and devote her time to raising a family. Kim has four children Brooke (25), Whitney (21), Chad (20), and Kimberly (16). Kim, who is currently single, is the older sister to fellow Housewife, Kyle Richards, and aunt to Paris and Nicky Hilton. She is currently working on various business endeavors including a jewelry and water bottle line that donates proceeds to charity. Kim loves the Beverly Hills lifestyle and says, “you can take the girl out of Beverly Hills but you can’t take the Beverly Hills out of the girl.”

Camille Grammer

Camille Grammer is a multi-talented model, actress, dancer, and advocate, who calls Beverly Hills her home. Grammer began her career as a dancer on Club MTV. She was married to sitcom star and icon, Kelsey Grammer, for 13 years. Together, they have a daughter, Mason, and a son, Jude. Camille and Kelsey own a production company, Grammnet Inc., which produces the shows Medium, Girlfriends, and The Game. She has appeared on both the big and small screens. Most notably, in the Halloween episode of Frasier, in Betty Thomas’ Private Parts, and Woody Allen’s Deconstructing Harry. She has also appeared as a dancer in several music videos. Grammer was featured in the HDTV video dream sequence in David Niles’ Broadway show Dreamtime at The Ed Sullivan Theater. Most recently she made a cameo in $#*! My Dad Says and was a fashion and lifestyle correspondent for HLN’s 2011 Oscar Coverage. Her hobbies include dancing, skiing, paddle boarding, tennis, hiking, and collecting rare first edition books, such as Pride and Prejudice, Works of Byron 1833, The Sound and the Fury, and the works of William Faulker and Roald Dahl.

Adrienne Maloof

A savvy “no-nonsense” businesswoman, Adrienne Maloof is an Albuquerque, New Mexico, native who moved to the palm tree-lined streets of Beverly Hills 15 years ago. Adrienne, her mother, and four brothers comprise the Maloof Family dynasty, whose multi-faceted sports and entertainment enterprise includes the Sacramento Kings, Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Sweeping Palms Entertainment (film, television, and music), and Maloof Money Cup, the world’s largest skateboard competition. Adrienne is also involved in several charitable organizations within her community including the School On Wheels program, the Good News Foundation, and the Camp Kindness program with the Sacramento SPCA. While business certainly plays an extremely important role in Adrienne’s life, her true passion is family. Married to prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif, she is a mom through and through, raising her three young sons, Gavin (8) and twins Christian and Colin(5).

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