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Osbourne attending The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show in 2013
Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne

(1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 (age 39)
Education Pipers Corner School
  • Television personality
  • singer
  • actress
  • model
  • fashion designer
Years active 1991–present
Children 1
  • Aimee Osbourne (sister)
  • Jack Osbourne (brother)
  • Don Arden (maternal grandfather)
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts Ozzy Osbourne

Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne (born 27 October 1984) is an English television personality, singer, actress, model, and fashion designer. The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, she appeared on the reality show The Osbournes (2002–2005) with her family, for which they won a 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program. In 2009, she was a contestant on the dancing competition show Dancing with the Stars, in which she and her professional dance partner Louis van Amstel took third place. Osbourne was a presenter on Project Catwalk (2007–2008) and Fashion Police (2010–2015) and a judge on Project Runway Junior (2015–2017) and Australia's Got Talent (2016). She also played the voice role of Hildy Gloom in the Disney XD animated series The 7D (2014–2016).

As a singer, Osbourne has released two studio albums: Shut Up (2002) and Sleeping in the Nothing (2005). In 2003, she collaborated with her father Ozzy on the single "Changes" (a Black Sabbath song) which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Early life

Osbourne was born in Westminster, London. She has an elder sister, Aimee, and a younger brother, Jack. From Ozzy's first marriage, she also has two half-siblings: Jessica Hobbs and Louis John Osbourne. She had an unofficially "adopted" brother, Robert Marcato, whom Sharon and Ozzy took in after Marcato's mother died. Kelly grew up travelling with her father as he went on tour, and lived in more than 20 homes, mostly in the US, as well as in the UK. Her maternal grandfather was Don Arden (Harry Levy), an English music manager. Her mother is of Irish and Jewish descent.

Osbourne attended private schools in England including the girls school Pipers Corner school.


2002–2005: The Osbournes and Shut Up

Osbourne and the rest of her family (without Aimee) starred on the MTV reality show The Osbournes, which aired from 2002 to 2005. The series chronicled their day-to-day life, portraying a dysfunctional family in which metal music was a daily part of life. Kelly, the middle child, emerged (according to Rolling Stone) as "a wickedly funny, brutally honest, pint-size, potty-mouthed spitfire." The series started when she was seventeen, and ended when she was twenty. Kelly said in an interview for The Osbournes DVD that the crew were only actually supposed to be there for a few weeks but ended up staying for a few months and that the constant cameras focusing on her and her family was stressful. In 2002, during the second season of The Osbournes, Kelly dated The Used lead singer Bert McCracken. The show was filmed in California, where the family has had their residence for several decades.

Both she and the Osbourne family were parodied in Channel 4 comedy Bo' Selecta in which the rubber-masked Kelly, played by Leigh Francis, has her own show and is always being censored for swearing with bleeps.

After her appearance on the reality show, Osbourne quickly began to be noted for her varied and trendy style among fashion commentators like Steven Cojocaru. In 2004, Osbourne launched her own fashion line, Stiletto Killers, with her friend and former sponsor, Ali Barone. Stiletto Killers was a rock-inspired line of tees, hoodies and sweatpants designed by Osbourne and Barone, emblazoned with cartoonish designs and punk rock phrases. There was also a more sophisticated couture branch, the SK Collection. Stiletto Killers closed in April 2006.

Her debut album, Shut Up, was released by Epic Records in 2002 to moderate American sales, but good European sales. The lead single, a cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach", debuted with Houston rock band Pure Rubbish at the 2002 MTV Film Awards. The album, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, was met with mixed critical reviews and, by May 2003, Osbourne was dropped from Epic Records. By autumn she was on the Sanctuary label, later recording a duet of "Changes" (a Black Sabbath song) with her father. The duet hit No. 1 on the UK charts and resulted in a reissue of Shut Up, titled Changes. "Changes" was one of a few tracks to have fallen down the charts (from 1–3) whilst selling more copies than the week it reached number 1. Osbourne was the first artists to top all three of the Billboard charts dance surveys in the same week with the "Chris Cox Club Remix" of "One Word". Her second album Sleeping in the Nothing was not without controversy, due to its reportedly heavily altered album cover, in which Osbourne appeared slimmer, despite her previous assertions of being happy with her size.

Osbourne made her debut as an actress with a starring role on 7 October 2004 on the ABC high school teenage drama Life as We Know It, where she played the supporting role of Deborah Beatrice Tynan. During an interview in late 2005, Osbourne denied reports she was ending her music career, saying: "I don't know where the quit rumours came from – I've just recorded a version of 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' with Cyndi Lauper."

2006–2009: Acting and hosting duties

In spring 2006, Osbourne modelled for Heatherette in a catwalk show. In June, she played the role of Wendy from Peter Pan in The Queen's Handbag and provided her voice for the animated film Live Freaky Die Freaky. Later that year, she became the face of the high street chain Accessorize. Osbourne co-hosted the 2006 edition of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!, a spin-off show of the main ITV programme. She hosted alongside Jeff Brazier in Australia, and Mark Durden-Smith in the London studio. Her one-off gigs include the 2002 MTV Film Awards, Top of the Pops Saturday, MTV's Isle of MTV, MTV UK and Ireland's red carpet coverage of the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards, Popworld, The Sunday Night Project, the 2005 MTV Australia Video Music Awards and Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. In spring 2006, Osbourne was one of the judges on Making Your Mind Up. At the September 2006 Electric Picnic festival in Ireland, Osbourne and her boyfriend, Matty Derham of the band Fields, held a wedding ceremony. Her representative later denied that the ceremony was legally binding because it did not meet Irish legal requirements, as at that time in Ireland, a couple couldn't get married in an outdoor venue. She later went on to date Matt Walker, a promoter and tour manager.

In February 2006, Osbourne was a guest judge for the Season One Episode Four of Project Catwalk on Sky1. She went on to host Seasons Two and Three of Project Catwalk in 2007 and 2008 respectively. In July 2007, Osbourne portrayed the role of prison matron Mama Morton in the musical drama Chicago for seven weeks at the Cambridge Theatre. In autumn 2007, Osbourne signed to BBC Radio 1 to host the Sunday night show, The Surgery. In 2008, she featured in the short musical film The Town that Boars Me by photographer Ben Charles Edwards. The film also features Sadie Frost, Jodie Harsh, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and Zandra Rhodes, amongst others. The film debuted in late summer at the Portobello Film Festival. In 2009, she appeared in an episode of Hotel Babylon, a British TV show aired on BBC One. She played Jo, a character very similar to herself.

On 19 January 2009, Osbourne was arrested for assault after allegedly slapping Daily Mirror columnist Zoe Griffin at a club in August 2008 after Griffin wrote a story that mocked Osbourne's then-boyfriend, Luke Worrall. In March 2009, Osbourne and Worrall were engaged, but later separated in July 2010. Osbourne presented ITV2's coverage of the National Television Awards with her brother Jack, and a documentary on Japanese pop culture called Kelly Osbourne: Turning Japanese for the same channel. In March 2009, Osbourne returned to television with the rest of the Osbourne family on Osbournes: Reloaded. On 1 September 2009, Osbourne released her first autobiography, Fierce, via Virgin Books. The book contains autobiographical elements, as well as advice and guidance through tough periods.

In September 2009, she started writing a weekly column giving advice and celebrity gossip in UK magazine Closer.

2009: Dancing with the Stars

On 17 August 2009, co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris announced the cast of stars for the 2009 autumn series of Dancing with the Stars. Osbourne was to be one of the 16 celebrity contestants. A week later, her professional partner was announced: Dutch ballroom champion Louis van Amstel. The competition, starting 21 September 2009, entailed 10 weeks of training and dancing. On 17 November 2009, the final three were announced: Osbourne, singer Mýa and pop legend Donny Osmond. In the final, Osbourne and her partner placed third.


Week Dance/Song Carrie Ann's score Len/Baz's score Bruno's score Result
1 Viennese Waltz/"Trouble"
2 Tango/"Take Me on the Floor" 6 7 6 Safe
3 Samba/"LoveGame" 7 6 7 Safe
4 Charleston/"Cabaret" 8 7 8 Safe
5 Paso Doble/"Crazy Train" 8 8 8 Safe
6 Jitterbug/"Bread and Butter"
Mambo Marathon/"Ran Kan Kan"
7 Salsa/"Good Lovin'"
Team Tango/"You Give Love a Bad Name"
8 Foxtrot/"Mama Do (Uh Oh Uh Oh)"
'60s Jive/"River Deep – Mountain High"
Last to Be
Called Safe
9 Rumba/"Angels"
Quickstep/"99 Red Balloons"
Cha-Cha-Cha/"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
Last to Be
Called Safe
10 Argentine Tango/"Los Vino"
Megamix/"You and Me", "Whenever, Wherever", "Maniac"
Freestyle/"I Will Survive"
Viennese Waltz/"Trouble"
Third Place

2010–present: Fashion Police and other endeavours

Sharon Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne at the 38th People's Choice Award
Osbourne with her mother Sharon in 2012

In August 2010, Osbourne began filming on the comedy Should've Been Romeo, her first major role in Hollywood. She plays Nicole, a fun-loving groupie. The film was released in the US on 28 April 2012. In December 2010, it was confirmed that Osbourne would be starring alongside Disney star Miley Cyrus in So Undercover, playing a sorority sister of Cyrus'. Filming began in December 2010 and was released on 6 December 2012.

In 2010, she modeled a Chris Benz dress for Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief runway show for the White Ribbon Alliance to raise funds for mothers in Haiti. In 2011 Osbourne became a fashion correspondent for the cable network E!, serving as a host, with Joan Rivers, of the series Fashion Police. In June 2011, she hosted the Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, with Susie Castillo.

In 2012, she appeared as a guest judge in season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race, and hosted the New Now Next Awards. ..... In 2013, Osbourne walked the runway for The Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show.

On 7 March 2013, while filming an episode of Fashion Police with guest Melissa Rivers, Osbourne collapsed and began experiencing a seizure that reportedly lasted thirty seconds, after which she was taken to a local Los Angeles hospital for testing.

In July 2013, Osbourne became engaged to Matthew Mosshart, a chef whom she met at the 2011 wedding of model Kate Moss to Jamie Hince. Osbourne and Mosshart called off the engagement in January 2014.

In August 2013, Osbourne was a guest judge on the 12th season of Project Runway. She was a guest judge on the October 2014 premiere episode of Project Runway: Threads. She is a regular judge on Project Runway: Junior.

In February 2015, Osbourne exited Fashion Police after complaints about her co-host's comments on the show.

On 28 October 2015, it was confirmed that Osbourne would replace Dawn French as a judge on Australia's Got Talent for its eighth season on Channel Nine.

In 2018, Osbourne joined her father and brother in their televised global tour that is documented in the series Ozzy & Jack's World Detour.

On 13 November 2019, Osbourne competed in season two of The Masked Singer as "Ladybug".

Personal life

In September 2006, Osbourne dated musician Matty Derman of Fields. In 2008, she started dating model Luke Worrall. They were engaged in 2009, but separated in 2010. She began dating Don Broco front man Rob Damiani in 2011. In 2018, she described herself as suffering from misophonia, a neurobehavioral phenomenon associated with an intolerance of specific sounds or their associated stimuli.

She is currently dating Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson, and they have a son, born in 2022.

Activism and charity work

On 1 April 2010, Osbourne and her mother Sharon joined Cyndi Lauper in the launch of the care campaign to bring a wider awareness of discrimination of the LGBT community, as part of Lauper's True Colours Fund. The campaign is designed to bring straight people to stand up with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and stop the discrimination. Other names included in the campaign are Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Mraz, Elton John, Judith Light, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Kardashian, Anna Paquin and Clay Aiken.

In December 2010, she appeared on the ITV gameshow The Cube, where she won £20,000 for The Prince's Trust.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Osbourne joined hands with the Salvation Army in Staten Island, New York during their recovery efforts in November 2012.



List of albums, with selected details and chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US Elec.
Shut Up
  • Released date: 26 November 2002
  • Label: Epic
31 100 16 30 101
Sleeping in the Nothing
  • Released date: 7 June 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary
57 117 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Papa Don't Preach" 2002 3 3 24 31 19 65 74 Shut Up
"Shut Up" 2003 12 34 52 15 44 19 81
(with Ozzy Osbourne)
1 15 15 26 Changes
"One Word" 2005 9 38 60 48 Sleeping in the Nothing
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.




Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Joan Rivers Show Herself Guest; 1 episode
1994–2004 Howard Stern 9 episodes
2002–2005 The Osbournes Main cast; 4 seasons
2003–2006 The Sharon Osbourne Show Guest Presenter 4 episodes
Top of the Pops Performer / Guest Presenter 5 episodes
2004 Life as We Know It Deborah Tynan Main cast
2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Dorothy Gale Television film; cameo in extended version
Bo' Selecta! Herself Episode: "A Bear's Tail"
2006 Kelly Osbourne: Turning Japanese Documentary
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! Presenter
Making Your Mind Up Judge
2006–2011 8 Out of 10 Cats Herself 5 episodes
2007–2008 Project Catwalk Host Series 2 and 3
2009 Osbournes: Reloaded Co-host
Hotel Babylon Jo Season 4, Episode 6
Dancing with the Stars Contestant Season 9; 21 episodes
2009–2010 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Herself Guest; 4 episodes
2009–2011 Fashion News Live 7 episodes
2009–2021 Chelsea Lately Guest; 5 episodes
Entertainment Tonight 11 episodes
2010 RuPaul's Drag U Guest Judge Season 1, Episode 4
Piers Morgan's Life Stories Herself
2010–2015 Fashion Police Co-host / Panellist
The Talk Herself Guest; 6 episodes
2011 Miss USA 2011 Co-host
2012 America's Next Top Model Guest Judge Season 18, Episode 1
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4, Episode 6
Miss USA 2012 Co-host
RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Herself Special guest; Season 1, Episode 4
Jane by Design Season 1, Episode 14
Are We There Yet? Megan Jackson 5 episodes
Drop Dead Diva Joyce Keck Episode: "Jane's Getting Married"
2013 Phineas and Ferb Host (voice) Season 4, Episode 15
Sweat the Small Stuff Herself 2 episodes
2014 Global Threads TV special
2014–2016 The 7D Hildy Gloom (voice) Main cast
2015 Australia's Next Top Model Guest Judge 1 episode
2015–2019 Celebrity Juice Herself 5 episodes
2015–present Project Runway Junior Judge
2016 Australia's Got Talent
CSI Cyber Stella Kaine Season 2, Episode 13
The Eric Andre Show Herself Guest; Season 4, Episode 6
2017 Snoop Dogg presents the Joker's Wild 3 episodes
Home & Family 1 episode
Battle of the Network Stars Contestant
2018 Ozzy & Jack's World Detour Herself Season 3
Loose Women Guest Presenter 2 episodes
2019 The Masked Singer Ladybug / Contestant Eliminated in Episode 7
The $100,000 Pyramid Celebrity Player 1 episode
2020 The Masked Singer UK Guest Judge Series 1, Episode 6
Celebrity Ghost Stories Herself Season 1, Episode 5
Celebrity Watch Party
Celebrity Call Center
The Osbournes: Night of Terror
2020, 2022 I Can See Your Voice 2 episodes
2022 John Mateer's 'METRONOME' Time Teller Season 1, Episode 4
Name That Tune Contestant 1 episode
The Very VERY Best of the 80s Host
2023 Beat Shazam Guest DJ


Year Title Role Notes
2001 We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll Herself Documentary
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Cameo
2006 Live Freaky! Die Freaky! Sharon (voice) Direct-to-video
2007 Punk's Not Dead Herself Documentary
2008 The Town That Boars Me Model Citizen Judge 1 Short film
2011 The Muppets Herself Cameo
2012 The Tents Documentary
Should've Been Romeo Nicole
2013 So Undercover Becky
2014 Sharknado 2: The Second One Flight Attendant

Music videos

Year Music video Role Artist
1991 "No More Tears" Little Girl on TV Ozzy Osbourne
2003 "Fall Back Down" Girl Playing Dominoes Rancid
2013 "Happy" Girl in Street Pharrell Williams
2014 "L.A. Love (La La)" Partygoer Fergie

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2002 VH1 Big in 2002 Awards You Kiss Your Mother with That Mouth? Herself Nominated
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party Best Rock Act Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout Star Female The Osbournes Won
2003 Favorite TV Personality Nominated
Choice TV Reality/Variety Star – Female Won
Choice Reality Babe Nominated
Choice Fashion Icon: Female Herself Nominated
MTV Video Music Brasil Best Video International "Papa Don't Preach" Nominated
NME Awards Worst Dressed Herself Nominated
Worst Hair Nominated
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party Flop Pop Mop Won
2005 Worst Dressed Star Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Top Hot Dance Singles Sales Artist Nominated
Top Hot Dance Single Sales Track "One Word" Nominated
Top Hot Dance Airplay Track Nominated
2007 Theatregoers' Choice Awards Best Takeover in a Role Chicago Nominated
2008 Sony Radio Academy Awards Rising Star Award Herself Nominated
LK Today High Street Fashion Awards Best Dressed Celebrity in High Street Fashion Won
Glamour Theatre Actress of the Year Chicago Won
2013 Young Hollywood Awards Style Icon Herself Won

See also

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  • List of artists who reached number one on the US dance chart
  • List of number-one dance hits (United States)
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