Kim Kardashian, star of the hit reality series “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” is a model, fashion diva, media personality and entrepreneur. Famous for her tumultuous love life, sexy physique and close family ties, Kardashian makes headlines wherever she goes. Even first-rate fans may not know everything there is to know about the dashing Ms. Kardashian.
1. Her full name is Kimberly Noel Kardashian
Kardashian’s astrological sign is Libra. She was born on October 21, 1980 in Beverly Hills, California and named Kimberly Noel Kardashian. Libras are often physically attractive, love peace and beauty and almost always do whatever they can to avoid conflict.
2. She attended a girls-only prep school
Kardashian attended Marymount High School in Los Angeles, a Catholic, girls-only prep school whose notable alumni include celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Mariska Hargitay and actresses Mia Farrow, Marlo Thomas and Bianca Lawson.
3. She is of Armenian heritage
Her dad, Robert Kardashian, was a famous Los Angeles lawyer whose greatest claim to fame was his role as friend and volunteer assistant to O. J. Simpson during the criminal trial where Simpson was charged with the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
Kardashian’s dad died of esophageal cancer on September 30, 2003.
4. She was born to be a spy
Kardashian once hired a private investigator to follow her sister, Kourtney’s boyfriend and father of her two children, Scott Disick. Kardashian’s actions were filmed for and shown on the television show “Kourtney & Kim Take Miami,” the same episode where Kardashian hacked into Disick’s cell phone records.
5. She has a daughter with Kanye West
Kardashian gave birth to her first and only child, a daughter named North West, on June 15, 2013. North’s father, Kanye West, was present at the birth at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The baby was born five weeks before she was due to arrive. North, called Nori by family and friends, weighed in at just 4 lbs. 15 oz.
6. She got pregnant while still married to her ex
Kardashian got pregnant with baby North while still married to her second husband, pro basketball player Kris Humphries. While the marriage only lasted 72 days, it took over a year and a half to finalize the divorce. The wedding ceremony was taped and televised as part of the Kardashian family’s show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
7. Her selfies get tremendous media attention
Kardashian likes to post selfies of her derriere online since giving birth to baby North. The first rearview selfie featured Kardashian’s hind end clad in just a white swimsuit and was posted on Instagram in October 2013 to illustrate her return to fitness after gaining a considerable amount of weight during her pregnancy.
8. She has a sex tape with Ray J
Kardashian’s initial claim to fame came from the notoriety that surrounded the unauthorized release of a sex tape she had made with former boyfriend, Ray J. The video was entitled “Kim K Superstar” and was distributed by Vivid Entertainment whom Kardashian later sued.
9. Kim has a huge family
Kardashian has two sisters, one brother and two half-sisters. Kourtney, Khloe and Robert are her full siblings who resulted from the marriage of their mother, Kris Jenner, to their father, Robert Kardashian. Kendall and Kylie are her half sisters who were born as a result of Jenner’s union with Olympic medalist, Bruce Jenner.
10. She appeared on many famous TV shows
Kardashian’s nude photos were featured in the December 2007 issue of “Playboy.” She’s also appeared shows such as “How I Met Your Mother”, “Dancing with the Stars”, “Drop Dead Diva”, “CSI: NY” and “30 Rock.”