When Kyle Richards began her journey on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, her biggest claim to fame was a role in Halloween – three decades earlier.
At the time, however, the most interesting thing about Kyle was her relation to Paris Hilton – the daughter of Kyle’s sister Kathy. If anything, their sister Kim had true fame (after her role in Disney’s Escape to Witch Mountain).
As Kyle stepped into the Bravo limelight, things began to change.
In an interview with Hello!, Kyle discussed her hardest time on the show: “Obviously the hardest was with my sister Kim, as that’s family. When we have these arguments on the show, it doesn’t just end when the cameras go off, and it spills into your personal life, and you can’t help the mood and how you are feeling. I try very hard not to let it affect my mood at home.”
Kyle revealed how her life has changed since season 1. “My life has evolved in so many ways. When I started the show, I hadn’t been acting for a while, and I had a new baby. So at that moment, I was a busy stay-at-home mum,” she explained. “I was exhausted from kids stuff like homework, doctors, and dentists, soccer practice and tennis lessons, all that stuff, and all of a sudden, I was a working mum and had all that guilt.”
The star added, “But then, I became really proud to be a working mum and producing television and back acting again, and the more I’m doing, the more my daughters are proud of me. So it’s evolved a lot in that sense. And watching ourselves and reflecting on everything, you learn and grow.”
Despite her years-long fame, Kyle said she’s never used a stylist. “I’m sure people are like, ‘Yeah you can tell!’ but no, never had one. I don’t travel with a glam squad either. When I’m working, I like to be well put together, I like colour. I go with my mood. Some days I want to be conservative, some days more edgy,” she said.
“When I go on trips I feel like I do better. So when I’m away with the show on a trip, I’m like, ‘OK – this is our itinerary’, so I do my best, so I can really think something out. Plus, my husband isn’t with me, so he’s not judging me on how much luggage I’m bringing!”
Kyle revealed two of her favorite celebrity-style icons. “I love JLo, I love her style, but I also love Jennifer Aniston, and she’s more classic and simple. They are completely opposite, but I love them both.”
In Kyle’s opinion, who is the best dressed royal? “I mean, I have to go with Diana. Of course, I think that Kate Middleton dresses beautifully, but I just feel Diana had so many iconic moments,” answered Kyle. “For me as a little girl, I lived in London for a while when I was doing a movie, and I think she and Charles were dating at the time, and I can remember so many of her outfits! The ‘revenge dress’ and then her cycling shorts with the socks, and her dress that blew up at the sports day, I just loved her.”
The mother-of-four also shared her favorite beauty product. “I love the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara. It has a curved wand which is great. I never use waterproof mascara as you can’t get it off, and it’s bad for your lashes. That’s the best one, as it’s buildable. What I’ve learned is, the cheaper mascaraas are the best ones. That’s not the case with foundation, but definitely with mascara.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.