Bethenny Frankel



  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/04/1970, Scorpio
  • Profession: Reality-TV personality; author; chef; actor
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Bethenny Frankel Fast Facts:
  • A chance encounter at 19 on an airplane with a producer of the NBC series Saved by the Bell led to a short-term job as a production assistant on the show.  
  • Did a brief stint on the NBC daytime series Santa Barbara
  • Big-screen debut came in the 1994 mystery-suspense film Hollywood Hills 90028.
  • In 2001, completed the Chef's Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts in New York, NY.
  • Debut reality-show appearance was on NBC's The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005; was first runner-up in the contest.   
  • While on Real Housewives of New York City created the phrase "Skinny Girl Margarita" and turned the expression into a successful cocktail, launching the SkinnyGirl brand name.  
  • Penned a few New York Times best-selling books, including her 2009 debut Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting.
  • Bethenny Frankel Relationships:
  • Bryn Casey Hoppy - Daughter
  • Bernadette Birk - Mother
  • Jason Hoppy - Husband (separated)
  • Robert Frankel - Father
  • John Parisella - Stepfather
  • Peter Sussman - Ex-husband
  • College:
  • New York University, New York, NY (1992)


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