Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston (née Kelly Kamalelehua Smith) was an American actress and model. She rose to fame in the mid-1980s starring in movies such as Mischief (1985) and Twins (1988). Preston's other notable films include Jerry McGuire (1996), For Love of the Game (1999), Battlefield Earth (2000) and What a Girl Wants (2003). She was also known for her marriage to her Gotti (2018) costar John Travolta for 28 years. On July 12, 2020, Preston died after a two-year battle with breast cancer.
Kelly Preston
Full Name
Kelly Kamalelehua Smith
Hometown
Honolulu
Born
10/13/1962
Died
07/12/2020 (Age: 57)

FAQs

How did John Travolta and Kelly Preston meet?

Kelly Preston met her husband John Travolta at a screen test for their 1989 film, 'The Experts,' while she was still married to actor Kevin Gage. Travolta has often described it as love at first sight.

How many kids did Kelly Preston have?

Kelly Preston had three children with her husband, John Travolta. She is survived by daughter Ella and son Benjamin. Their son, Jett, died at age 16 in January 2009.

Who did Kelly Preston play in 'What a Girl Wants?'

In 'What a Girl Wants,' Kelly Preston played Libby Reynolds, the mother of Daphne Reynolds (portrayed by Amanda Bynes). Preston was 39 at the time the film was released in 2003.

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