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Kelly Preston


Born - 13 October 1962, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Died - 12 July 2020

Shapely, light-haired, small-featured, Hawaiian-born actress who projected warm sex appeal. Born Kelly Smith (later Palzis, after her stepfather), she appeared as provocative nymphettes in teen comedies and dramas, but was soon demonstrating a wider range in a low-key but quite prolific career. Marriage to actor Kevin Gage and engagement to film star Charlie Sheen were both soon over, and she married another actor, John Travolta, in 1991. They had three children, but the oldest, a son, Jett, died from a seizure resulting from Kawasaki Syndrome, in 2009. Her many film appearances include those in 10 to Midnight (1983), Christine (1983), Mischief (1984), Secret Admirer (1985), SpaceCamp (1986), 52 Pick-Up (1986), A Tiger's Tale (1987), Twins (1988), The Experts (1989), Run (1991), Only You (1992), Love is a Gun (1994), losing Tom Cruise to Renee Zellweger in Jerry Maguire (1996), Holy Man (1998), For Love of the Game (1999), Daddy and Them (2001), What a Girl Wants (2003), The Cat in the Hat (2003), Sky High (2005), Death Sentence (2007), Old Dogs (2009), Casino Jack (2010), Dissonance (2014), Gotti (2018) and Off the Rails (2021), her last. A prodigious worker for charities and anti-drug organisations, she died from breast cancer.