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Santa Barbara, California
Claim to Fame
several covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
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Kathy Ireland (born Kathleen Marie Ireland on March 20 1963 in Santa Barbara, California) was dubbed by Forbes and Newsweek magazine “supermodel-turned-super mogul who has built a business that generates $1.4 billion in retail sales." She followed her initial acclaim by becoming one of the most successful female entrepreneurs and designers in the world, resulting in her being named as the only woman in Inc magazine’s top five celebrity entrepreneurs. Ireland has an honorary Masters Degree from American InterContinental University. She is Chief Designer and CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a design and marketing firm, whose mission is Women’s Wear Daily, acknowledged her Brand as America’s 7th most popular in its category. Kurt Solomon and Associated named Ireland’s Brand as number one in product innovation, number one in percentage increase of customer loyalty and fifth most recognized brand with women 18 to 49.
Ireland’s designs has appeared in a number of magazines including: Cosmopolitan, Glamour, McCalls, People, Redbook, Shape Fit Pregnancy, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair. She has appeared as a guest on MSNBC, CNBC, The Today Show, Oprah, Larry King, Access Hollywood and Main Floor and has had specials on E!, [[VH1] ]and Entertainment Tonight. In addition, she has also been featured in Business Week, Parade, The New York Times and The Washington Post, Forbes, and Inc Magazine.
Internationally, the Kathy Ireland Brand appears in Elle, Hola, Marie Claire, Latina, Cosmopolitan, People Espanol and Harper’s Bazaar. It has received postive reviews from Good Housekeeping, Latina, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Crecer Feliz, People Espanol and Teen People en Espanol.
Kathy Ireland is also a motivational speaker. She has appeared at the United Nations speaking to the 4th Annual Youth Assembly addressing how to achieve the Eight Millennium Goals. She was the key note speaker at the Office Depot Success Strategies for Women Conference with Dr. Maya Angelou and Barbara Walters and gave the key note address’ for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Awards, Comerica Bank’s Women’s Initiative and the Women in the Millionaire Zone events. She is the godmother of Carnival cruise lines 22nd ship, the M.S. Carnival Freedom
San Marcos High School, Santa Barbara, California
Full Name at Birth
Kathleen Marie Ireland
Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, Designer
Mary Ireland, Cynthia Ireland
Kathleen Marie "Kathy" Ireland (born March 20, 1963) is an American model and actress, turned author and entrepreneur. Ireland was a supermodel in the 1980s and 1990s, best known for appearing in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. In 1993, she founded a brand marketing company, "kathy ireland Worldwide" (kiWW), which has made her one of the wealthiest former models in the world.
American Intercontinental University's School of Design
Elle Macpherson, Paulina Porizkova, Elizabeth Taylor
Los Angeles, Paris, New York
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