The Disney darling escaped from Witch Mountain and Hollywood to raise four children of her own; today she's better known for being Paris Hilton's aunt than her acting roles.
A former child actress like her sister, Paris' other aunt spent a memorable night with Jamie Lee Curtis as her babysitter in Halloween. Bet she pays her own four daughters a hefty allowance so they don't have to earn babysitting money.
Before succumbing to Beverly Hills plastic surgery peer pressure, the Oklahoma native was once a confident high school and college cheerleading champion.
You wish you looked this good in your '80s Halloween costume. Before hooking up with her soon-to-be-ex-hubby Kelsey, the curvaceous blonde was a dancer for Club MTV.
Back in the day, Pinky was just peachy across the pond with her hubby, Ken. Aside from brightening her color palette and showing less hat (she's in America now, after all), these two haven't changed much after nearly 30 years together.
Here we thought N.J.'s Teresa Giudice broke the bank on her kids' wardrobes. It wouldn't surprise us if adorable twins Christian and Colin's Halloween costumes were woven from solid gold.
It's the '80s, people! Kyle is escorted to older sis Kim's wedding (to Monty Brinson) by actor C. Thomas Howell and two giant shoulderpads. (Also pictured: the girls' mother, Kathleen Dugan, who died in 2002.)
The restaurateur once dabbled in modeling and acting, including this 1993 guest spot on CBS' late-night crime drama Silk Stalkings.
Taylor Armstrong isn't the only B.H. Housewife who thought a lip implant was a good idea. At least Camille, as she revealed during the series' reunion show, had the good sense to have hers removed.
Once upon a time, the older sis played the protective role in the child stars' sibling relationship. How times have changed...
With NeNe's fighting spirit and vocal range, she must have been a natural cheerleader!
Why haven't we seen this number in Kim's wig collection?
The Xscape R&amp;amp;B star had a thriving music career before producing castmate Kim Zolciak's "Tardy for the Party."
From adorable cheerleader to power attorney, it's easy to see how this Southern belle acquired her enviable self-esteem.
Happy Orthodontist Appreciation Day, everyone!
Could anyone have predicted this devout Italian girl would become famous for flipping tables (and Andy Cohen)? Is her look-alike daughter Gia also destined to be a raging loudmouth? (All signs point to yes.)
Even as a lovely young bride, the franchise matriarch still looks like one tough cookie.
Holy Starshots, Batwife!
It took a while, but tweezers and flat irons did finally make their way to the Garden State.
New Jersey + the '80s = ground zero for big hair, but Teresa Giudice's cousin is the era's poster child.
Oh, so this is why that modeling career didn't work out.
Gretchen is the only O.C. Housewife who hasn't had plastic surgery—maybe because she blew her budget at the dentist? We call those veneers an excellent investment for the gal who could very well be the next Mrs. Smiley.
Based on her awesome '80s outfit (OMG, is that a scrunchie?!), the young mom must be cuddling her adorable future delinquent. This pic is so much cuter than his mug shot.
Michael and Briana enjoy their workaholic mom's undivided attention during a pre-BlackBerry family vacation.