Kelly Preston Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Career, Net Worth, Husband

Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston is a former model and actress from the United States. Kelly Preston has appeared in over 60 different television episodes and films. She’s also known for her roles in films including “Mischief,” “Twins,” and “Jerry Maguire.”

Early Years

Kelly Preston was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on October 13, 1962, as Kelly Kamalelehua Smith. She was a Libra horoscoped American citizen. Her father’s name is Peter Palzis, and her mother’s name is Linda Carlson. Her mother was a mental health center administrator, while her father worked for an agricultural corporation. Kelly’s father drowned when she was just three years old. Kelly was adopted by her mother’s second husband, Peter Palzis. Chris Palzis, her half-brother, is her other sibling.

Kelly was born in Iraq and spent her childhood there. She and her family eventually relocated to Australia. Kelly spent a lot of time in Australia after that. She attended Adelaide’s ‘Pembroke School’ before transferring to ‘Punahou School.’ She went on to study drama at the ‘University of Southern California.’ When she returned to Hawaii, she began performing in commercials and developed a strong passion for the craft, which she pursued full-time.


Preston died on July 12, 2020, at the age of 57, two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Her diagnosis had been kept under wraps and was not publicly known. Preston has been undergoing treatment at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center. Preston passed away at her home in Anthony, Florida. Her death was revealed in an Instagram post by John Travolta and Ella Bleu’s account.

Jett Travolta, Preston’s son, was diagnosed with Kawasaki illness as a newborn and had a history of seizures. Preston went on The Montel Williams Show in 2003 to promote L. Ron Hubbard’s Purification Rundown, which she claims was essential in her son’s recovery. Jett Travolta died on January 2, 2009, when his family was on holiday in the Bahamas. When Travolta and Preston testified in September 2009, they confirmed long-held rumors that their son had autism and suffered from regular seizures.

This information was revealed during their evidence at a trial stemming from an extortion attempt in connection with their son’s death. Three people were detained in the Bahamas on January 23, 2009, in connection with a multimillion-dollar extortion attempt against Travolta and Preston over their son’s death. One of the men, Obie Wilchcombe, a former Bahamian Minister of Tourism and member of the Bahamian Parliament, was characterized as a “close friend” of Travolta and Preston.

An EMT named Tarino Lightbourne and a Bahamian politician named Pleasant Bridgewater were also allegedly implicated. Bridgewater was charged with extortion and conspiracy to extort, and as a result of the allegations, he resigned from the Senate. The first trial resulted in a hung jury. The Travoltas decided to abandon the case once a second jury was chosen, and all accusations against the defendants were dropped.

Professional Life and Career

Kelly Preston began her acting career with commercials and minor roles on television and in films. She began her professional career when she was sixteen years old. In 1985, she got her big break when she was cast in the romantic comedy teen film “Mischief,” in which she played “Marilyn McCauley.” She went on to play ‘Deborah Ann Fimple’ in the romantic comedy ‘Secret Admirer’ after being signed for a similar production. She went on to star in films including ‘SpaceCamp’ (1986), ‘Love at Stake’ (1987), ‘Amazon Women on the Moon’ (1987), ‘The Experts’ (1989), and ‘Cheyenne Warrior’ in the years that followed (1994).

She played the girlfriend of the protagonist ‘Terl,’ played by her husband John Travolta, in the film ‘Battlefield Earth,’ released in 2000. Kelly appeared in the music video “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5 in 2004. The video was a financial triumph and reached the top of the charts. Kelly portrayed Adam Levine, the frontman of the band “Maroon 5.” Kelly has appeared in over 60 television and film productions thus far in her career. She has collaborated with some of the industry’s most influential personalities.

More on her professional life

Kelly’s notable collaborations with celebrities include ‘Twins,’ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in 1988, ‘From Dusk Till Dawn,’ starring Quentin Tarantino, George Clooney, and Harvey Keitel in 1996, ‘Addicted to Love,’ starring Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick in 1997, ‘Death Sentence,’ starring Kevin Bacon in 2007, and ‘Casino Jack,’ starring Kevin Spacey In 2018, she starred alongside her real-life husband, John Travolta, in the biographical crime drama Gotti. Kelly has worked with several well-known actors and actresses, including Quentin Tarantino, George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Kevin Spacey, Debra Winger, Zooey Deschanel, Hank Azaria, and her husband, John Travolta.

In addition, the gifted actress has appeared in a number of critically praised short films, including the 1996 feature ‘Little Surprises,’ which was nominated for an Academy Award. Preston was a Neutrogena representative who appeared in print and television commercials. Preston made her final red carpet appearance in 2018 at the premiere of her husband’s television drama Gotti in New York City. She is a strong advocate for the rights of both parents and children. She’s also a strong advocate for drug, education, and environmental issues.

Net Worth

Kelly makes a lot of money and has a lot of popularity as an actress and former model in the entertainment world. Her net worth, combining her assets and earnings, was estimated to be approximately $180 million according to certain web estimates.

 Relationship Status

Kelly has had a number of relationships in the past. Kelly Preston married actor Kevin Gage in 1985, but the marriage lasted less than two years before ending in divorce. After that, she dated George Clooney for about a year. In 1990, she became engaged to Charlie Sheen, but the relationship ended soon when he allegedly shot her in the arm. Preston said in a 2011 interview with TMZ that Sheen did not shoot her.

Preston met John Travolta while filming The Experts in 1987. They married in 1991, flying to Paris on an Air France Concorde on September 5, 1991, for a wedding ceremony at the Hotel de Crillon. The initial wedding, done by a French Scientology minister (both Preston and Travolta are Scientologists), was deemed invalid, therefore a second ceremony was required. The second ceremony took conducted in Daytona Beach, Florida on September 12th. Preston and Travolta had three children: Jett (April 13, 1992 – January 2, 2009), Ella Bleu (born 2000), and Benjamin, their second son (born 2010). Preston was a Scientologist till the end of her life. She also enjoys spending time with her family and children.

Social Media and Body Measurement

Kelly Preston’s height and weight were 5 feet 7 inches and 57 kg, respectively. Her eyes were blue, and her hair was blonde. Her body measurements were also 37-25-35 inches. Kelly used to wear a size 2 (US) dress and a size 10 shoe (US). She also wore a 42 C bra size. She had a stunning face and figure as an actor. She had a lovely complexion and a sweet demeanor.

Kelly Preston
Kelly Preston with her husband at an event (source: Instagram)

When it comes to her social media presence, she has a lot of it. There, she was very active. She maintained contact with her admirers and following. Kelly was active on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has her own webpage as well. Her Facebook profile has almost 470 thousand likes, her Twitter account has 22.1 thousand followers, and her Instagram account has 451 thousand likes.

Quick Facts

Full Name:Kelly Preston
Born Date:13 Oct, 1962
Age:58 years
Lucky Number:5
Lucky Stone:Peridot
Lucky Color:Blue
Best Match for Marriage:Gemini
Death Date:July 12, 2020
Profession:Actress and Model
Height:5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
Marital Status:married
Married Date:September 5, 1991
HusbandJohn Travolta
Break UpGeorge Clooney
DivorceKevin Gage
Net Worth$180 million
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Body Size37-25-35
Birth PlaceHonolulu
EducationUniversity of Southern California
FatherPeter Palzis
MotherLinda Carlson
SiblingsChris Palzis
KidsThree (Jett, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin)
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