Kelly Preston: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: actress
  • Sign: Scale
  • Date of birth: Saturday 13 October 1962 (age: 57)
  • Date of death: Sunday 12 July 2020
  • Country: United States

American actress Kelly Preston, also known as Kelly Palzis, was born on October 13, 1962 in Hawaii. After starting school in Honolulu, Kelly Preston decided to attend the University of Southern California to study acting. She took her first steps in modeling at the age of 16. With her pretty face, Kelly Preston was noticed by a fashion photographer and began to work in commercials.

At the age of 20, she made her first on-screen appearance in the television series Capitol. In 1983, she landed a small part in the film Christine, but the young actress was struggling to break through. She appeared in a series of TV movies, and in 1988 she landed her first real role in the film Twins, in which she played Arnold Schwarzenegger. Her career was launched, and the actress then appeared in the credits of numerous films (A Night in Hell, Jerry Maguire, De sang froid, Pour l’amour du jeu…). At the same time, she made numerous appearances in television series such as Les Experts and Medium. At the end of the 80s, on the set of the series Les Experts, she met John Travolta. The couple then reappeared several times on the big screen; SF Battlefield Earth, From Paris with Love, and Gotti.

Rarer on the silver screen since 2010, the actress makes her return to the big screen in 2018 in the film Gotti. In 2019, she began shooting Jules Williamson’s Off the Rails, in which she played the role of Judi Dench.

On July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston died at the age of 57 from breast cancer.

In her private life, after a first marriage with Kevin Gage, the American married actor John Travolta on December 12, 1991. From this union are born three children: Jett (born in 1992 and died in 2009), Ella Bleu (born on 3 April 2000) and Benjamin (born on 23 November 2010).