Kelly Osbourne

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Kelly Lee Osbourne (born 27 October 1984) is a British singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and fashion designer. The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, she is known for her appearances on The Osbournes with her family, for which they won a 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, as well as on E!'s Fashion Police, where she was a presenter from 2010 to 2015. She has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars, in which she and her professional dance partner Louis van Amstel took third place. She is the voice of Hildy Gloom in the Disney XD animated series The 7D. She is also a judge on both Australia's Got Talent and Project Runway Junior.

Early life

Osbourne was born in Westminster, London. She has an elder sister, Aimee, and a younger brother, Jack. From Ozzy's first marriage, she also has two half-siblings: Jessica Hobbs and Louis John Osbourne. She had an unofficially "adopted" brother, Robert Marcato, whom Sharon and Ozzy took in after Marcato's mother died. Kelly grew up travelling with her father as he went on tour, and lived in more than 20 homes, mostly in the US, as well as in the UK.


2002-2005: The Osbournes and Shut Up

Osbourne and the rest of her family (without Aimee) chose the vicissitudes of public life with the MTV reality show The Osbournes, which aired from 2002 to 2005. The series chronicled their day-to-day life, portraying a dysfunctional family in which metal music, profanity and other harshness were a daily part of life. Kelly, the middle child, emerged (according to Rolling Stone) as "a wickedly funny, brutally honest, pint-size, potty-mouthed spitfire." The series started when she was seventeen, and ended when she was twenty. Kelly said in an interview for The Osbournes DVD that the crew were only actually supposed to be there for a few weeks but ended up staying for a few months and that the constant cameras focusing on her and her family was stressful. In 2002, during the second season of The Osbournes, Kelly dated The Used lead singer Bert McCracken. The show was filmed in California, where the family has had their residence for several decades.

Both she and the Osbourne family were parodied in Channel 4 comedy Bo' Selecta in which the rubber-masked Kelly, played by Leigh Francis, has her own show and is always being censored for swearing with bleeps.

After her appearance on the reality show, Osbourne quickly began to be noted for her varied and trendy style among fashion commentators like Steven Cojocaru In 2004, Osbourne launched her own fashion line, Stiletto Killers, with her friend and former sponsor, Ali Barone. Stiletto Killers was a rock-inspired line of tees, knickers, hoodies and sweatpants designed by Osbourne and Barone, emblazoned with cartoonish designs and punk rock phrases. There was also a more sophisticated couture branch, the SK Collection. Stiletto Killers closed in April 2006.

Her debut album, Shut Up, was released by Epic Records in 2002 to moderate American sales, but good European sales. The lead single, a cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach", debuted with Houston rock band Pure Rubbish at the 2002 MTV Film Awards. The album, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboards Heatseekers chart, was met with mixed critical reviews and, by May 2003, Osbourne was dropped from Epic Records. By autumn she was on the Sanctuary label, later recording a duet of "Changes" (a Black Sabbath song) with her father. The duet hit No. 1 on the UK charts and resulted in a reissue of Shut Up, titled Changes. "Changes" was one of a few tracks to have fallen down the charts (from 1-3) whilst selling more copies than the week it reached number 1. Osbourne was the first artist to top all three of the Billboard charts dance surveys in the same week with the "Chris Cox Club Remix" of "One Word". Her second album Sleeping in the Nothing was not without controversy, due to its reportedly heavily altered album cover, in which Osbourne appeared slimmer, despite her previous assertions of being happy with her size.

Osbourne made her debut as an actress with a starring role on 7 October 2004 on the ABC high school teenage drama Life as We Know It, where she played the supporting role of Deborah Beatrice Tynan. During an interview in late 2005, Osbourne denied reports she was ending her music career, saying: "I don't know where the quit rumours came from - I've just recorded a version of 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' with Cyndi Lauper."

On 2 April 2004, Osbourne entered the Malibu rehab facility Promises after admitting to her family that she was addicted to painkillers. Over a year later, on 2 June, she checked into Las Encinas Hospital, a drug treatment centre in Pasadena, California, after a relapse. She entered another drug treatment facility in January 2009; she stayed for a month and later acknowledged that she had suffered a relapse of her addiction to painkillers. After 30 days, she was released; she has been quoted as saying that this was the first time she really thought rehab had helped her.

2006-2009: Acting and hosting duties

In spring 2006, Osbourne modelled for Heatherette in a catwalk show. In June, she played the role of Wendy from Peter Pan in The Queen's Handbag and provided her voice for the animated film Live Freaky Die Freaky. Later that year, she became the face of the high street chain Accessorize. In July 2007, Osbourne portrayed the role of prison matron Mama Morton in the musical drama Chicago for seven weeks at the Cambridge Theatre. Osbourne co-hosted the 2006 edition of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! Now, a spin-off show of the main ITV1 programme. She hosted alongside Jeff Brazier in Australia, and Mark Durden-Smith in the London studio. Her one-off gigs include the 2002 MTV Film Awards, Top of the Pops Saturday, MTV's Isle of MTV, MTV UK and Ireland's red carpet coverage of the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards, Popworld, The Sunday Night Project, the 2005 MTV Australia Video Music Awards and Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. In spring 2006, Osbourne was one of the judges on Making Your Mind Up. In September 2006, at the Electric Picnic festival in Ireland, Osbourne and her boyfriend, Matty Derham of the band Fields, held a wedding ceremony. Her representative denied that the ceremony was legally binding, because it did not meet Irish legal requirements, as in Ireland, at the time, a couple couldn't get married in an outdoor venue. She later went on to date Matt Walker, promoter and tour manager though not hers.

In February 2006, Osbourne was a guest judge for the Season One Episode Four of Project Catwalk on Sky1. She went on to host Seasons Two and Three of Project Catwalk in 2007 and 2008 respectively. In autumn 2007, Osbourne signed to BBC Radio 1 to host the Sunday night show, Radio 1's The Surgery, and on 7 October 2007 she went on air for the first time with the issue of self-harm. She was scheduled to return to the show in early 2009 and whilst she was away, Aled Haydn Jones from The Chris Moyles Show presented the show. Aled has now been confirmed as a full-time presenter. In spring 2008, she began contributing a teenage advice column to the tabloid newspaper the Sun, "Kelly Confidential", where she is billed as "the teen trouble shooter". In 2008 she featured in the short musical film The Town that Boars Me by photographer Ben Charles Edwards. The film also features Sadie Frost, Jodie Harsh, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Zandra Rhodes amongst others. The film debuted in late summer at the Portobello Film Festival. In 2009 she appeared in an episode of Hotel Babylon, a British TV show aired on BBC One. She played Jo, a character very similar to herself. In August 2010, Osbourne began filming on the comedy Should've Been Romeo, her first major role in Hollywood. She plays Nicole, a fun-loving groupie. The film was released in the US on 28 April 2012. In December 2010 it was confirmed that Osbourne would be starring alongside Disney star Miley Cyrus in So Undercover, she plays a sorority sister to undercover Private eye Miley Cyrus. Filming began in December 2010 and was released on 6 December 2012.

On 19 January 2009, Osbourne was arrested for assault after allegedly slapping Daily Mirror columnist Zoe Griffin at a club in August 2008 after Griffin wrote a story that mocked Osbourne's then-boyfriend Luke Worrall. In March 2009, Osbourne was engaged to model Luke Worrall. In July 2010, she split from him after he had an affair with model Elle Schneider. Osbourne presented ITV2's coverage of the National Television Awards with her brother Jack, and a documentary on Japanese pop culture called Kelly Osbourne: Turning Japanese for the same channel. Osbourne has presented on The Surgery with Kelly Osbourne on BBC Radio 1. In March 2009, Osbourne returned to television with the rest of the Osbourne family on Osbournes: Reloaded. On 1 September 2009, Osbourne released her first autobiography: Fierce via Virgin Books. Though the book contains autobiography elements, as well as advice, strength and guidance through tough periods.

Since September 2009, she has written a weekly column giving advice and celebrity gossip in UK magazine Closer.

2009: Dancing with the Stars

On 17 August 2009, co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris announced the cast of stars for the 2009 autumn series of Dancing with the Stars. Kelly Osbourne was to be one of the 16 celebrity contestants. A week later, her professional partner was announced: Dutch ballroom champion Louis van Amstel. The competition, starting 21 September 2009, entailed 10 weeks of training and dancing. On 17 November 2009, the final three were announced: Osbourne, singer Ma and pop legend Donny Osmond. In the final, Osbourne and her partner placed third.


Week Dance/Song Carrie Ann's score Len/Baz's score Bruno's score Result
1 Viennese Waltz/"Trouble"
2 Tango/"Take Me on the Floor" 6 7 6 Safe
3 Samba/"LoveGame" 7 6 7 Safe
4 Charleston/"Cabaret" 8 7 8 Safe
5 Paso Doble/"Crazy Train" 8 8 8 Safe
6 Jitterbug/"Bread and Butter"
Mambo Marathon/"Ran Kan Kan"
7 Salsa/"Good Lovin'"
Team Tango/"You Give Love a Bad Name"
8 Foxtrot/"Mama Do (Uh Oh Uh Oh)"
'60s Jive/"River Deep - Mountain High"
Last to Be
Called Safe
9 Rumba/"Angels"
Quickstep/"99 Red Balloons"
Cha-Cha-Cha/"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
Last to Be
Called Safe
10 Argentine Tango/"Los Vino"
Megamix/"You and Me", "Whenever, Wherever", "Maniac"
Freestyle/"I Will Survive"
Viennese Waltz/"Trouble"
Third Place

2010-present: Fashion Police and other endeavours

In 2010, she modeled a Chris Benz dress for Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief runway show for the White Ribbon Alliance to raise funds for mothers in Haiti. In 2011 Osbourne became a fashion correspondent for the cable network E!, serving as a host, with Joan Rivers, of the series Fashion Police. In June 2011, she hosted the Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, with Susie Castillo.

In 2012, she appeared as a guest judge in season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race, and hosted the New Now Next Awards. In September 2012, US rapper Lil' Kim confirmed she and Osbourne were to join forces for a rock-rap cover of Elton John's 1974 hit "The Bitch Is Back". In 2013, Osbourne walked the runway for The Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show.

On 7 March 2013, while filming an episode of Fashion Police with guest Melissa Rivers, Osbourne collapsed and began experiencing a seizure that reportedly lasted thirty seconds, after which she was taken to a local Los Angeles hospital for testing.

In July 2013, Osbourne became engaged to Matthew Mosshart, a chef whom she met at the 2011 wedding of model Kate Moss to Jamie Hince. Osbourne and Mosshart called off the engagement in January 2014.

In August 2013, Osbourne was a guest judge on the 12th season of Project Runway. She was a guest judge on the October 2014 premiere episode of Project Runway: Threads. She is a regular judge on Project Runway: Junior

In February 2015, Osbourne exited Fashion Police after complaints about her co-host's comments on the show.

On 28 October 2015, it was confirmed that Osbourne would be a new judge on Australia's Got Talent for its eighth season on Channel Nine.


Racist remarks

On 4 August 2015, while appearing as a guest co-host on The View, Kelly caused controversy when she said, "If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?" Her comments were in response to then-GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump's controversial stance on illegal Mexican immigration. Co-host Rosie Perez quickly interjected by stating, "There's more jobs than that in the country for Latinos, and Latinos are not the only people who clean toilets." Osbourne then attempted to explain herself by stating "you know, you know I didn't mean it like that". Kelly's comments set social media ablaze and led to the Twitter hashtag #QueridaKellyOsbourne (Dear Kelly Osbourne). Hours after her appearance on the show, she released a clarification on Facebook. Perez apologised for misconstruing her statement. Her comments come almost six months after her decision to leave Fashion Police, which ironically was alleged to be due to a racially insensitive comment made by Giuliana Rancic.

Activism and charity work

Osbourne appeared at an HIV charity benefit in February 2007, a cause she revealed stemmed from the HIV positive status of her cousin Terry Longden, of the reality show The Salon.

On 1 April 2010, Osbourne (along with her mother Sharon) joined Cyndi Lauper in the launch of her Give a Damn campaign to bring a wider awareness of discrimination of the LGBT community as part of her True Colours Fund. The campaign is to bring straight people to stand up with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and stop the discrimination. Other names included in the campaign are Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Mraz, Elton John, Judith Light, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Kardashian, Anna Paquin and Clay Aiken.

In December 2010, she appeared on the ITV gameshow The Cube where she took away 20,000 for The Prince's Trust.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Osbourne joined hands with the Salvation Army in Staten Island, New York during their recovery efforts in November 2012.



Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
US Heat
US Elec.
2002 Shut Up
  • Released date: 26 November 2002
  • Label: Epic
31 100 16 30 101 1 "?
2005 Sleeping in the Nothing
  • Released date: 7 June 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary
57 "? "? "? 117 2 2
""?" denotes the album not released


List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Papa Don't Preach" 2002 3 3 24 "? 31 19 65 74
  • ARIA: Platinum
Shut Up
"Shut Up" 2003 12 34 52 15 44 19 81 "?
1 "? 15 15 "? 26 "? "?
  • BPI: Gold
"One Word" 2005 9 38 60 "? "? 48 "? "? Sleeping in the Nothing
""?" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


Year Title Role Notes
1998-2004 Howard Stern Herself 9 episodes
2001 We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll Herself Documentary
2002-2005 The Osbournes Herself 52 episodes
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Herself Cameo
2003-2009 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself 5 episodes
2004 Life as We Know It Deborah Tynan 13 episodes
2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Dorothy Gale Cameo in extended version
2006 Live Freaky! Die Freaky! Sharon (voice) Direct-to-video
Kelly Osbourne: Turning Japanese Herself Documentary
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! Herself Presenter
2006-2011 8 Out of 10 Cats Herself 5 episodes
2007-2008 Project Catwalk Herself Host
20 episodes
2009 Osbournes: Reloaded Herself 6 episodes
Hotel Babylon Jo Season 4, episode 6
Dancing with the Stars Herself Contestant
Season 9, 21 episodes
2009-2010 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Herself 4 episodes
2009-2013 Fashion News Live Herself 7 episodes
2009-present Chelsea Lately Herself 5 episodes
Entertainment Tonight Herself 11 episodes
2010 RuPaul's Drag U Herself Guest judge
Season 1, episode 4
2010-2015 Fashion Police Herself Co-host/Panellist
The Talk Herself 6 episodes
2011 The Muppets Herself Cameo
Miss USA 2011 Herself Co-host
2012 America's Next Top Model Herself Guest judge
Season 18, Episode 1
Miss USA 2012 Herself Co-host
RuPaul's Drag Race Herself Guest judge
Season 4, episode 6
RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Herself Special guest
Season 1, episode 4
Jane by Design Herself Season 1, episode 14
Are We There Yet? Megan Jackson 5 episodes
Should've Been Romeo Nicole
Drop Dead Diva Joyce Keck Episode: "Jane's Getting Married"
So Undercover Becky
2013 Phineas and Ferb Herself Host
Season 4, episode 15
"Happy" Girl in street Pharrell Williams music video
2014 Sharknado 2: The Second One Flight attendant
2014-2016 The 7D Hildy Gloom TV series, debut voice role
2015-present Project Runway Junior Judge Reality show
2016 Australia's Got Talent Judge
2016 CSI Cyber Stella Kaine Season 2 Episode 13
2016 The Eric Andre Show Herself Guest
Season 4 Episode 6
2017 Captain Underpants Ms. Creant voice

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2002 Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout Star Female The Osbournes
2003 Favorite TV Personality
Choice TV Reality/Variety Star - Female
MTV Video Music Brasil Best Video International "Papa Don't Preach"
NME Awards Worst Dressed Herself
Worst Hair
2007 Theatregoers' Choice Awards Best Takeover in a Role Chicago
2008 Sony Radio Academy Awards Rising Star Award Herself
LK Today High Street Fashion Awards Best Dressed Celebrity in High Street Fashion
Glamour Theatre Actress of the Year Chicago
2013 Young Hollywood Awards Style Icon Herself

See also

  • List of artists who reached number one on the US dance chart
  • List of number-one dance hits (United States)

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