Kimberly "Kim" Richards (born September 19, 1964) is an American actress, former child actress, and television personality. She had roles in several Disney movies in the 1970s and later TV shows in the late 1970s and early 80s before returning to the screen with her sister Kyle Richards on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Kim Richards was born in Mineola, New York, the daughter of Kenneth E. Richards (1917–1998) and Kathleen Dugan (1933–2002). The couple separated in 1972 and Kathleen later remarried. Richards has one sister, Kyle Richards (born 1969), as well as a half-sister, Kathy Hilton (born 1959), from her mother's previous marriage. Nicky and Paris Hilton are her nieces, daughters of her half-sister, Kathy.
Her career began as a child in the early 1970s. From 1970–1971, Richards starred as Prudence Everett in the very popular but short-lived television series Nanny and the Professor, with costars Richard Long, Juliet Mills, Trent Lehman and David Doremus. She also starred in several very successful Disney films, including Escape to Witch Mountain, No Deposit, No Return and Return from Witch Mountain. She starred in an episode of Little House on the Prairie as...
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