Every Thursday, celebrate #TBT with us as we open the vault to share photos and videos of Bravolebrities before they were famous--or revisit memorable moments from our shows. This week, we’re throwing it back to the Richards sisters’ bonding moment on the reality competition show.
Kim Richards and Lisa Rinna have disagreed on a variety of issues throughout Season 5 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But on Part 1 of the Reunion this week, they even went to bat over their Hollywood career choices. Lisa R. has claimed she’d do anything to make a buck, including a Depends endorsement. Yet when Kim expressed how that is not her own career mantra, Lisa fired back and revealed that one thing she apparently did turn down was celebrity diving reality competition show.
Kim, however, did appear alongside her sister Kyle in Fox’s two-hour celebrity diving reality competition special, Stars in Danger: The High Dive. Their relationship has obviously had its up and downs over the years, yet Stars in Danger ironically seemed to bring the sisters together.
Reality competition shows aside, at the Reunion, host Andy Cohen also brought Kim’s recent acting gigs to light, including her role on the hit show Revenge, and an upcoming part in Syfy’s cult phenomenon sequel, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we’d be remiss not to include a few clips from Kim’s early acting chops.
Let’s start with a clip of Kim as the clairvoyant, young orphan, Tia Malone, in Disney’s fantasy adventure, Escape to Witch Mountain.
It wasn’t long before Kim went from child actress to full-on teenage bombshell. Like that time James Spader serenaded Kim with a love song when they played two kids from the Valley sneaking into a Beverly Hills country club in the ‘80s-teen drama, Tuff Turf. (Hot tip: That's definitely Robert Downy Jr. as their friend Jimmy Parker in the background.)
On Dukes of Hazard, Kim’s character was a distressed teenage girl with daddy issues and particularly amazing hair.