Entertainment TV 'CSI' Casts 'Real Housewives' Star Lisa Rinna – and You'll Never Guess Who She'll Play The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star will make an appearance on the CBS procedural By Lynette Rice Lynette Rice Lynette Rice is the former editor at large at Entertainment Weekly. Her work has previously appeared in PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 21, 2015 05:40 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Michael Simon/Startraks Looks like Lisa Rinna gets to play another drama queen in primetime. The 51-year-old actress and star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – who played the shrewy Taylor McBride on Melrose Place – will show up in a guest-starring role on CSI, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. Rinna will play Cindy, an immature and irresponsible parent whose two daughters go missing. Her episode is expected to air in February. Rinna has made a terrific career out of playing high-strung vixens on the small screen. Before Melrose Place, she famously played Billie Reed on Days of Our Lives. This season, she’s been a regular cast member of Real Housewives and manages to get along with everybody (unlike, say, the wine-hurling Brandi Glanville).