Kelly Preston - Famous Actor

Kelly Preston Net Worth


Kelly Preston, Famous American actress and former model, had a net worth of $180 million at the time of her death, which was a combined net worth with her husband of three decades, John Travolta. Most of the family’s wealth came from John’s career as an actor.

Key facts:

Kelly Preston Key Facts:
  • Kelly Preston was an American actress and former model known for appearing in popular movies such as 'Mischief', 'Space Camp', 'Twins', and 'Jerry Maguire'.
  • Preston was born on October 13, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii and mostly lived in different places around the world during her childhood.
  • Preston started her acting career in the mid-80s with her debut role as Marilyn McCauley in the film 'Mischief' and also appeared in other films and television series throughout her career.
  • She was married to actor John Travolta for three decades and together they had three children: Jett, Ella, and Benjamin.
  • She was a spokesmodel for the skincare brand Neutrogena and appeared in many advertising campaigns for the brand.

Basic Information About Kelly Preston

Full NameKelly Preston
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsModel, Actor
Net worth$180,000,000
Date of birth1962-10-13
Place of birthHonolulu
Date of death2020-07-12 (aged 57)
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationUniversity of Southern California
FatherPeter Palzis
MotherLinda Carlson
SiblingsChris Palzis
SpouseJohn Travolta - (12 SeptemberΒ 1991 - 12 JulyΒ 2020)Β (her death)Β (3 children)
Kevin Gage - (14 DecemberΒ 1985 - 1987)Β (divorced)
KidsThree (Jett, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin)
Height5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Instagram β†—οΈŽ Twitter β†—οΈŽ Facebook β†—οΈŽ Imdb

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Kelly Preston roles

Movie / Series Role
From Dusk Till DawnNewscaster Kelly Houge
Sky HighJosie / Jetstream
The Cat in the HatMom
TwinsMarnie Mason
Jerry MaguireAvery Bishop
Battlefield EarthChirk
What a Girl WantsLibby Reynolds
For Love of the GameJane Aubrey
The Last SongKim
Waiting to ExhaleKathleen (uncredited)
Death SentenceHelen Hume
From Paris with LoveWoman on Eiffel Tower (uncredited)
Secret AdmirerDeborah Anne Fimple
Old DogsVicki
Amazon Women on the MoonViolet (segment "Titan Man")
Nothing to LoseAnn Beam
View from the TopSherry
Jack FrostGabby Frost
10 to MidnightDoreen (as Kelly Palzis)
EulogyLucy Collins
CHiPsAnna 1 episode, 1983
Tales from the CryptLinda 1 episode, 1990
Made in HollywoodSelf 2 episodes, 2009-2010
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2004
JoeyDonna Di Gregorio 2 episodes, 2004
MediumMeghan Doyle 4 episodes, 2008
CapitolGillian McCandless 1 episode, 1982
RiptideSherry Meyers 1 episode, 1984
CSI: CyberGreer Latimore 3 episodes, 2016
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2018
The Daily ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2003
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest / ... 4 episodes, 1996-2013
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf - Guest 4 episodes, 2003-2005
Hawaii Five-OWendy 1 episode, 1980
The Maury Povich ShowSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 1995-1998
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2007

Kelly Preston's Quotes

  • [While speaking to People magazine about John Travolta] Everything about my husband is sexy, especially his lips.
  • 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.

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The Life, Career, and Legacy of Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston was an American actress who left an inedible mark in Hollywood and beyond. Her charming persona, captivating performances, and undeniable talent earned her a place in the hearts of many. A movie star whose impact deeply resonated with audiences around the world. This article is a tribute to her life, career and legacy.

Early Life

Born on October 13, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kelly Kamalelehua Smith was the daughter of Lawrence and Linda Carlson. Sadly, Kelly lost her father when she was three years old which led to her mother marrying Peter Palzis few years later. During her childhood years, the family moved a lot and travelled across the globe living in places such as Iraq and Australia. Kelly’s stint with acting began while she was living in Australia; she started by modelling and eventually booked early commercial gigs. This early success tagged along with Kelly as she moved to California to start a new chapter in life.


Kelly’s career began in the mid-eighties with her first role as Marilyn McCauley in β€œMischief”. This put her on the map and followed up in 1986 as Tish Ambrosio in β€œSpaceCamp”. This role made Kelly a household name and earned her years’ worth of media popularity. Several more movies followed including β€œTwins” in 1988. Her career took another turn, pivoting from the comedy genre to the more contested β€œJerry Maguire” Β in 1996.

During the late nineties and early two-thousand, Kelly took numerous supporting roles showcasing her versatility. She was an apparent fit for beloved hits such as β€œFor Love of The Game”, β€œNothing To Lose”, β€œJack Frost” and critically panned β€œBattlefield Earth”. Later on, she chose a quieter path, with projects such as the Maroon 5 hit video, β€œShe Will Be Loved,” as well as the crime thriller, β€œDeath Sentence”. Β 

As any Kelly Preston fan will attest, her acting style was subtle yet commanding of the stage. During the latter stages of her career, she did fewer movies, yet still had active campaigns with Neutrogena Skincare. Regardless, Kelly Preston has given us priceless performances and an infectious personality that forever lives in our hearts.Β 

Personal Life

Kelly’s love life shot her to tabloid circulation success more than once, particularly in the ’80s and β€˜90s. She dated hunk George Clooney late in the β€˜80s but eventually became engaged to Charlie Sheen in 199. The world-famous actress eventually ended up marrying co-star John Travolta in 1991 and remained married to John Travolta until her tragic death in 202.

The couple shared three children, including their eldest son Jett, who unfortunately passed away in 2009 having a history of seizures; this incident moved John and Kelly to strengthen advocate autism research.Β 


In 2018, it became publicly known that Kelly had been battling breast cancer; despite undergoing treatment, she lost her life on July 12, 202. Her demise shook Hollywood and fans around the world whose love and appreciation for her only increased with her passing.Β 


Kelly Preston earned a nomination for the Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Worst Actress for her role in β€œBattlefield Earth”. She is also lovingly remembered for her numerous and beloved supporting roles in some of Hollywood’s may iconic films.Β 


To conclude, Kelly Preston was a groundbreaking icon. Her mark in Hollywood created a lasting importance that will forever keep her work relevant. Kelly will always be remembered as a fantastic mother, breathtaking actress, and devoted humanitarian. Her contribution to shaping the Hollywood landscape is invaluable

Interesting Facts about Kelly Preston

  1. (April 3, 2000) Her second child with John Travolta, daughter Ella Bleu Travolta was born, weighing in at 4.08 kilos (nine pounds).
  2. Was turned down for the role of Emmeline Lestrange in The Blue Lagoon (1980) which went to Brooke Shields. This was Preston's first film audition.
  3. She resided with Charlie Sheen from 1989-1990. She was gunned down by accident in their apartment in 1990.
  4. Attended Pembroke School in Adelaide, South Australia and graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  5. John Travolta and Kelly Preston had two different marriage ceremonies, one week apart. Their first wedding ceremony, conducted on September 5, 1991, officiated by a French Scientologist minister, was found to be unofficial. The subsequent, official ceremony was conducted on September 12. The couple met in 1987.
  6. Born and raised in Hawaii, except for 15 months at age 5 where she resided in Iraq and two years living in Australia as a teenager (1976-1978). The Iraq sojourn came about as her father was working with the Ministry of Agriculture to improve Iraq's farming conditions. She lived in South Australia with her mother after her parents' marriage break-up, attending school at Pembroke College.
  7. Although they never married, Charlie Sheen presented Kelly with a 2.5 karat pink diamond engagement ring when he proposed to her in 1989.
  8. Had done most of her own singing in the comedy-drama movie What a Girl Wants (2003).
  9. Discovered by a fashion photographer when she was 16, he helped her get work in commercials and even set up for an audition for Brooke Shields' role in The Blue Lagoon (1980). She did not get the role because she was too sultry.
  10. After her child Jett was diagnosed with "Kawasaki's Syndrome", an illness affecting children, which resulted in severe allergies and asthma attacks, Kelly worked tirelessly on behalf of CHEC, the Children's Health Environmental Coalition, 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.
  11. Studied drama at the University of Southern California and the University of California.
  12. Her first child with John Travolta, son Jett Travolta, was born 13 April 1992.
  13. She and her husband, John Travolta, were members of the Church of Scientology (members are also commonly known as Scientologists).
  14. She had English, Irish, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish, and 1.5/32 Hawaiian, ancestry. Her Hawaiian roots came from her maternal grandmother, Lucille K. Ackerman, who was of almost one quarter Hawaiian descent.
  15. Gave George Clooney his infamous pet pig named Max, which passed away on December 1, 2006 after it had resided with Clooney for 18 years.
  16. Was among the guests at Tom Cruise's and Katie Holmes' wedding ceremony in Italy.
  17. Eldest son Jett Travolta passed away on January 2, 2009 of a seizure as a result of Kawasaki Syndrome. He reportedly hit his head in the family's bathtub in their home in the Bahamas.
  18. Daughter of Linda Carlson. Stepdaughter of Lee Carlson.
  19. Half-sister of Chris Palzis.
  20. Adoptive daughter of Peter Palzis, with whose name she began her acting career.

Additional information of Kelly Preston

Lucky Number5
Lucky StonePeridot
Lucky ColorBlue
Best Match for MarriageGemini
Break UpGeorge Clooney
DivorceKevin Gage
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Body Size37-25-35

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