Osbourne attending The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show, 2013
Kelly Lee Osbourne|
27 October 1984
London, England, United Kingdom
|Associated acts||Ozzy Osbourne|
Kelly Lee Osbourne (born 27 October 1984) is a British singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and fashion designer. The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, she is known for her appearances on The Osbournes with her family, for which they won a 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, as well as on E!'s Fashion Police, where she was a presenter from 2010 to 2015. She has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars, in which she and her professional dance partner Louis van Amstel took third place. She is the voice of Hildy Gloom in the Disney XD animated series The 7D. She is also a judge on both 'Australia's Got Talent and 'Project Runway Junior.
Life and career
Osbourne was born in Westminster, London. She has an elder sister, Aimee, and a younger brother, Jack. From Ozzy's first marriage, she also has two half-siblings: Jessica Hobbs and Louis John Osbourne. She had an unofficially "adopted" brother, Robert Marcato, whom Sharon and Ozzy took in after Marcato's mother died. Kelly grew up travelling with her father as he went on tour, and lived in more than 20 homes, mostly in the US, as well as in the UK.
2002–2005: The Osbournes and Shut Up
Osbourne and the rest of her family (without Aimee) chose the vicissitudes of public life with the MTV reality show The Osbournes, which aired from 2002 to 2005. The series chronicled their day-to-day life, portraying a dysfunctional family in which metal music, profanity and other harshness were a daily part of life. Kelly, the middle child, emerged (according to Rolling Stone) as "a wickedly funny, brutally honest, pint-size, potty-mouthed spitfire." The series started when she was seventeen, and ended when she was twenty. Kelly said in an interview for The Osbournes DVD that the crew were only actually supposed to be there for a few weeks but ended up staying for a few months and that the constant cameras focusing on her and her family was stressful. In 2002, during the second season of The Osbournes, Kelly dated The Used lead singer Bert McCracken. The show was filmed in California, where the family has had their residence for several decades.
Both she and the Osbourne family were parodied in Channel 4 comedy Bo' Selecta in which the rubber-masked Kelly, played by Leigh Francis, has her own show and is always being censored for swearing with bleeps.
After her appearance on the reality show, Osbourne quickly began to be noted for her varied and trendy style among fashion commentators like Steven Cojocaru In 2004, Osbourne launched her own fashion line, Stiletto Killers, with her friend and former sponsor, Ali Barone. Stiletto Killers was a rock-inspired line of tees, knickers, hoodies and sweatpants designed by Osbourne and Barone, emblazoned with cartoonish designs and punk rock phrases. There was also a more sophisticated couture branch, the SK Collection. Stiletto Killers closed in April 2006.
Her debut album, Shut Up, was released by Epic Records in 2002 to moderate American sales, but good European sales. The lead single, a cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach", debuted with Houston rock band Pure Rubbish at the 2002 MTV Film Awards. The album, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, was met with mixed critical reviews and, by May 2003, Osbourne was dropped from Epic Records. By autumn she was on the Sanctuary label, later recording a duet of "Changes" (a Black Sabbath song) with her father. The duet hit No. 1 on the UK charts and resulted in a reissue of Shut Up, titled Changes. "Changes" was one of a few tracks to have fallen down the charts (from 1–3) whilst selling more copies than the week it reached number 1. Osbourne was the first artist to top all three of the Billboard charts dance surveys in the same week with the "Chris Cox Club Remix" of "One Word". Her second album Sleeping in the Nothing was not without controversy, due to its reportedly heavily-altered album cover, in which Osbourne appeared slimmer, despite her previous assertions of being happy with her size.
Osbourne made her debut as an actress with a starring role on 7 October 2004 on the ABC high school teenage drama Life as We Know It, where she played the supporting role of Deborah Beatrice Tynan. During an interview in late 2005, Osbourne denied reports she was ending her music career, saying: "I don't know where the quit rumours came from – I've just recorded a version of 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' with Cyndi Lauper."
On 2 April 2004, Osbourne entered the Malibu rehab facility Promises after admitting to her family that she was addicted to painkillers. Over a year later, on 2 June, she checked into Las Encinas Hospital, a drug treatment centre in Pasadena, California, after a relapse. She entered another drug treatment facility in January 2009; she stayed for a month and later acknowledged that she had suffered a relapse of her addiction to painkillers. After 30 days, she was released; she has been quoted as saying that this was the first time she really thought rehab had helped her.
2006–2009: Acting and hosting duties
In spring 2006, Osbourne modelled for Heatherette in a catwalk show. In June, she played the role of Wendy from Peter Pan in The Queen's Handbag and provided her voice for the animated film Live Freaky Die Freaky. Later that year, she became the face of the high street chain Accessorize. In July 2007, Osbourne portrayed the role of prison matron Mama Morton in the musical drama Chicago for seven weeks at the Cambridge Theatre. Osbourne co-hosted the 2006 edition of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! Now, a spin-off show of the main ITV1 programme. She hosted alongside Jeff Brazier in Australia, and Mark Durden-Smith in the London studio. Her one-off gigs include the 2002 MTV Film Awards, Top of the Pops Saturday, MTV's Isle of MTV, MTV UK and Ireland's red carpet coverage of the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards, Popworld, The Sunday Night Project, the 2005 MTV Australia Video Music Awards and Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. In spring 2006, Osbourne was one of the judges on Making Your Mind Up. In September 2006, at the Electric Picnic festival in Ireland, Osbourne and her boyfriend, Matty Derham of the band Fields, held a wedding ceremony. Her representative denied that the ceremony was legally binding, because it did not meet Irish legal requirements, as in Ireland, at the time, a couple couldn't get married in an outdoor venue. She later went on to date Matt Walker, promoter and tour manager though not hers.
In February 2006, Osbourne was a guest judge for the Season One Episode Four of Project Catwalk on Sky1. She went on to host Seasons Two and Three of Project Catwalk in 2007 and 2008 respectively. In autumn 2007, Osbourne signed to BBC Radio 1 to host the Sunday night show, Radio 1's The Surgery, and on 7 October 2007 she went on air for the first time with the issue of self-harm. She was scheduled to return to the show in early 2009 and whilst she was away, Aled Haydn Jones from The Chris Moyles Show presented the show. Aled has now been confirmed as a full-time presenter. In spring 2008, she began contributing a teenage advice column to the tabloid newspaper the Sun, "Kelly Confidential", where she is billed as "the teen trouble shooter". In 2008 she featured in the short musical film The Town that Boars Me by photographer Ben Charles Edwards. The film also features Sadie Frost, Jodie Harsh, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Zandra Rhodes amongst others. The film is set to debut in late summer at the Portobello Film Festival. In 2009 she appeared in an episode of Hotel Babylon, a British TV show aired on BBC One. She played Jo, a character very similar to herself. In August 2010, Osbourne began filming on the comedy Should've Been Romeo, her first major role in Hollywood. She plays Nicole, a fun-loving groupie. The film was released in the US on 28 April 2012. In December 2010 it was confirmed that Osbourne would be starring alongside Disney star Miley Cyrus in So Undercover, she plays a sorority sister to undercover Private eye Miley Cyrus. Filming began in December 2010 and was released on 6 December 2012.
On 19 January 2009, Osbourne was arrested for assault after allegedly slapping Daily Mirror columnist Zoe Griffin at a club in August 2008 after Griffin wrote a story that mocked Osbourne's then-boyfriend Luke Worrall. In March 2009, Osbourne was engaged to model Luke Worrall. In July 2010, she split from him after he had an affair with model Elle Schneider. Osbourne presented ITV2's coverage of the National Television Awards with her brother Jack, and a documentary on Japanese pop culture called Kelly Osbourne: Turning Japanese for the same channel. Osbourne has presented on The Surgery with Kelly Osbourne on BBC Radio 1. In March 2009, Osbourne returned to television with the rest of the Osbourne family on Osbournes: Reloaded. On 1 September 2009, Osbourne released her first autobiography: Fierce via Virgin Books. Though the book contains autobiography elements, as well as advice, strength and guidance through tough periods.
Since September 2009 she has written a weekly column giving advice and celebrity gossip in UK magazine Closer.
2009: Dancing with the Stars
On 17 August 2009, co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris announced the cast of stars for the 2009 autumn series of Dancing with the Stars. Kelly Osbourne was to be one of the 16 celebrity contestants. A week later, her professional partner was announced: Dutch ballroom champion Louis van Amstel. The competition, starting 21 September 2009, entailed 10 weeks of training and dancing. On 17 November 2009, the final three were announced: Osbourne, singer Mýa and pop legend Donny Osmond. In the final, Osbourne and her partner placed third.
|Week||Dance/Song||Carrie Ann's score||Len/Baz's score||Bruno's score||Result|
|2||Tango/"Take Me on the Floor"||6||7||6||Safe|
|5||Paso Doble/"Crazy Train"||8||8||8||Safe|
|6||Jitterbug/"Bread and Butter"
Mambo Marathon/"Ran Kan Kan"
Team Tango/"You Give Love a Bad Name"
|8||Foxtrot/"Mama Do (Uh Oh Uh Oh)"
'60s Jive/"River Deep - Mountain High"
|Last to Be|
Quickstep/"99 Red Balloons"
Cha-Cha-Cha/"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
|Last to Be|
|10||Argentine Tango/"Los Vino"
Megamix/"You and Me", "Whenever, Wherever", "Maniac"
Freestyle/"I Will Survive"
2010–present: Fashion Police and other endeavours
Osbourne starred alongside David Chokachi and Brooke Hogan in the horror film Devour, which was set for US release in 2010. In 2010, she modelled a Chris Benz dress for Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief runway show for the White Ribbon Alliance to raise funds for mothers in Haiti. In 2011 Osbourne became a fashion correspondent for the cable network E!, serving as a host, with Joan Rivers, of the series Fashion Police. In June 2011, she hosted the Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, with Susie Castillo.
In 2012 she appeared as a guest judge in season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race, and hosted the New Now Next Awards. In September 2012, US rapper Lil' Kim confirmed she and Osbourne were to join forces for a rock-rap cover of Elton John's 1974 hit "The Bitch Is Back". In 2013, Osbourne walked the runway for The Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show.
On 7 March 2013 while filming an episode of Fashion Police with guest Melissa Rivers, Osbourne collapsed and began experiencing a seizure that reportedly lasted thirty seconds, after which she was taken to a local Los Angeles hospital for testing.
In August 2013, Osbourne was a guest judge on the 12th season of Project Runway. She was a guest judge on the October 2014 premiere episode of Project Runway: Threads. She is a regular judge on Project Runway: Junior
In 2015, Kelly contributed to a zine called 'After Grrrl' (Small Stories From Big Lives) The zine walked the line between confrontation, expression, and exploitation. The zine includes stories from many influential female artists, icons, and taste makers includin Camille Rose Garcia, Tara McPherson, Allison Wolfe, Dita Von Teese, Bonnie Burton, Remy Holwick, Lori Barbero, Jessica Origliasso, Janine Jarman, Jessicka Addams and editor Carrie Tucker as well as many others.
Donald Trump remarks
On 4 August 2015, while appearing as a guest co-host on The View, Kelly landed herself in hot water when she said, "If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?" Her comments were in response to GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump's controversial stance on illegal Mexican immigration. Co-host Rosie Perez quickly interjected by stating, "There’s more jobs than that in the country for Latinos, and Latinos are not the only people who clean toilets." Osbourne then attempted to explain herself. Kelly's comments set social media ablaze and led to the Twitter hashtag #QueridaKellyOsbourne (Dear Kelly Osbourne). Hours after her appearance on the show, she released a clarification on Facebook. Perez apologised for misconstruing her statement. Her comments come almost six months after her decision to leave Fashion Police, which ironically was alleged to be due to a racially insensitive comment made by Giuliana Rancic.
Activism and charity work
On 1 April 2010, Osbourne (along with her mother Sharon) joined Cyndi Lauper in the launch of her Give a Damn campaign to bring a wider awareness of discrimination of the LGBT community as part of her True Colours Fund. The campaign is to bring straight people to stand up with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and stop the discrimination. Other names included in the campaign are Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Mraz, Elton John, Judith Light, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Kardashian, Anna Paquin and Clay Aiken.
|Year||Album||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|| US Heat
|| US Elec.|
|2002|| Shut Up
|2005|| Sleeping in the Nothing
|"—" denotes the album not released|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Papa Don't Preach"||2002||3||3||24||—||31||19||65||74||
(with Ozzy Osbourne)
|"One Word"||2005||9||38||60||—||—||48||—||—||Sleeping in the Nothing|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|1998–2004||Howard Stern||Herself||9 episodes|
|2001||We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll||Herself||Documentary|
|2002–2005||The Osbournes||Herself||52 episodes|
|2002||Austin Powers in Goldmember||Herself||Cameo|
|2003–2009||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Herself||5 episodes|
|2004||Life as We Know It||Deborah Tynan||13 episodes|
|2005||The Muppets' Wizard of Oz||Dorothy Gale||Cameo in extended version|
|2006||Live Freaky! Die Freaky!||Sharon (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|Kelly Osbourne: Turning Japanese||Herself||Documentary|
|I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!||Herself|| Presenter|
|2006–2011||8 Out of 10 Cats||Herself||5 episodes|
|2007–2008||Project Catwalk||Herself|| Host|
|2009||Osbournes: Reloaded||Herself||6 episodes|
|Hotel Babylon||Jo||Season 4, episode 6|
|Dancing with the Stars||Herself|| Contestant|
Season 9, 21 episodes
|2009–2010||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Herself||4 episodes|
|2009–2013||Fashion News Live||Herself||7 episodes|
|2009–present||Chelsea Lately||Herself||5 episodes|
|Entertainment Tonight||Herself||11 episodes|
|2010||RuPaul's Drag U||Herself|| Guest judge|
Season 1, episode 4
|The Talk||Herself||6 episodes|
|Miss USA 2011||Herself||Co-host|
|2012||America's Next Top Model||Herself|| Guest judge|
Season 18, Episode 1
|Miss USA 2012||Herself||Co-host|
|RuPaul's Drag Race||Herself|| Guest judge|
Season 4, episode 6
|RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race||Herself|| Special guest|
Season 1, episode 4
|Jane by Design||Herself||Season 1, episode 14|
|Are We There Yet?||Megan Jackson||5 episodes|
|Should've Been Romeo||Nicole|
|Drop Dead Diva||Joyce Keck||Episode: "Jane's Getting Married"|
|2013||Phineas and Ferb||Herself|| Host|
Season 4, episode 15
|"Happy"||Girl in street||Pharrell Williams music video|
|2014||Sharknado 2: The Second One||Flight attendant|
|2014–2016||The 7D||Hildy Gloom||TV series, debut voice role|
|2015–present||Project Runway Junior||Judge||Reality show|
|2016||Australia's Got Talent||Judge|
|2016||CSI Cyber||Stella Kaine||Season 2 Episode 13|
|2017||Captain Underpants||Ms. Creant||voice|
Awards and nominations
|2002||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Breakout Star Female||The Osbournes||Won|
|2003||Favorite TV Personality||Nominated|
|Choice TV Reality/Variety Star – Female||Won|
|MTV Video Music Brasil||Best Video International||"Papa Don't Preach"||Nominated|
|2007||Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards||Best Takeover in a Role||Chicago||Nominated|
|2008||Sony Radio Academy Awards||Rising Star Award||Herself||Nominated|
|LK Today High Street Fashion Awards||Best Dressed Celebrity in High Street Fashion||Won|
|Glamour||Theatre Actress of the Year||Chicago||Won|
|2013||Young Hollywood Awards||Style Icon||Herself||Won|
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