Lisa Rinna is known for a lot of things – her hair, her luscious lips, her husband Harry Hamlin of Mad Men, and now she’s known as a cast member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Rinna came from a small town and dreamed of a bigger life. Now she’s a famous actress with an estimated net worth of $8 million. Rinna has won an Emmy award for her work as co-host of Soap Talk in 2002 and even took over red carpet duties for Joan Rivers on the TV Guide network in 2007. Read on for all the facts on Rinna, which housewife she’s not a fan of, and more.
1. Rinna Gets In a Physical Fight With Kim Richards on Season 5 of the RHOBH
On season 5 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Rinna believes Kim Richards may be drinking again. Kim Richards later lashes out at Rinna and accuses Rinna’s husband Harry Hamlin of cheating on her. This understandably enrages Rinna and she throws her drink at Richards. She then had to be restrained by some of the other women.
2. She Posed Nude for Playboy When She Was Very Pregnant
Rinna actually posed naked for Playboy while six months pregnant for the September 1998 issue. She later appeared on the cover of the magazine again in May 2009. Rinna said that her photographer for her pregnant shoot, Deborah Anderson, told her:
I do not want you long and sinewy and angular and muscular. I want you soft …
3. Rinna Had the Silicone Removed from her Lips on Video
Like many actresses, Rinnas has admitted to having silicone, botox and Juvéderm injections. In the past, she said that using Juvéderm was a mistake. Another mistake she said was having silicone put into her lips. She announced on Kathie Lee & Hoda in 2013, that she had most of the silicone removed because it became ‘hard’. The removal of her silicone was shown on TV briefly.
4. She Owns a Boutique Called Belle Gray, But the Store Has Closed
Rinna and her husband Harry Hamlin, owned a clothing boutique called Belle Gray, located in Sherman Oaks, California. They closed the store in 2012 because both were busy with their acting careers and no longer had time to manage the store.
In April of 2012, Lisa brought her Belle Gray collection to QVC in a line called Belle Gray by Lisa Rinna.
5. She May Be a Soap Opera Star, But Many Viewers Fell in Love With her as “Taylor” on Melrose Place
Melrose Place was loved by many and Rinna was a prominent player on that show. Here’s the rundown on her soap career, compliments of Bravo:
Lisa is known to many as Billie Reed, the free-spirited character she played on NBC’s daytime hit Days of Our Lives, as well as love-to-hate-her Taylor McBride on Fox’s long-running primetime smash, Melrose Place. Never one to turn down good work, Lisa’s list of credits is long and varied. She has recently been seen on ABC’s Sing Your Face Off, and the hit NBC reality show, All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Other credits include Veronica Mars, Entourage, and the Lifetime Original movies, Sex, Lies and Obsession and Another Woman’s Husband, which boasted one of the highest ratings for any film on the network.
In addition to being an accomplished soap star, Rinna prides herself on being a great mother to two daughters (pictured below).