Kelly Preston

  • Birth Name: Kelly Kamalelehua Smith
  • Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Died: July 12, 2020
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was discovered by a photographer at the age of 16, which led to work in commercials.
  • First film audition was for the role of Emmeline in 1980's The Blue Lagoon; she lost the part to Brooke Shields.
  • Married actor John Travolta in 1991 (whom she'd first met in 1987 on the set of The Experts) in a Scientology ceremony in France, but had to renew vows in an additional wedding ceremony in Daytona Beach due to legality issues.
  • In 1996, appeared in breakthrough roles in the feature films Jerry Maguire and Citizen Ruth.
  • Appeared in the 2004 Maroon 5 music video for "She Will Be Loved."
  • Son Jett died from a seizure 2009 at age 16; after his death, Preston and Travolta established the Jett Travolta Foundation, which provides assistance to children with special needs.
  • Lost 42 pounds in 14 months after giving birth to her son Benjamin in 2010; credits the Organic Liaison weight-loss program and extended breastfeeding for her success.


  • Charlie Sheen — Ex-fiancé
  • John Travolta — Husband
  • Jett Travolta — Son
  • George Clooney — Ex-significant Other
  • Linda Carlson — Mother
  • Kevin Gage — Ex-husband
  • Ella Bleu Travolta — Daughter
  • Peter Palzis — Father
  • Benjamin Travolta — Son


  • Attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States; attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States