Dorit Kemsley
Dorit Lemel

(1976-07-14) July 14, 1976 (age 46)
Alma materQuinnipiac University (BA)
OccupationFashion designer • television personality
Years active2012–present
Known forThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
(m. 2015)
WebsiteBeverly Beach by Dorit

Dorit Kemsley (born July 14, 1976) is an American fashion designer and television personality. She is known as a main cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.[1][2]

Early life

She was born in Connecticut in the city of Woodbridge to Jewish parents: her father Shalom Lemel is Israeli, and her mother Rachel was born in Morocco.[3][4] After graduating from Quinnipiac University with a degree in marketing, design, and communication, she traveled throughout Europe and eventually settled in Italy where she spent the next 10 years working for a global swimwear company.[5]


Kemsley developed the swimwear line Beverly Beach and bridal collection Nektaria.[6] She is a current cast member, joining in 2016, of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kemsley has since starred in a main role for 6 seasons. In 2019, Kemsley appeared as a guest on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles alongside her husband, where they listed their home for sale.[7]

Personal life

She is married to Paul Kemsley, and they have two children.[3] The couple owns a 9,000-square-foot home in Encino, California that they purchased for $6.47M.[8] In October 2021, Kemsley, alone with her two children, was robbed at gunpoint at her Encino home by three male burglars.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Who Is Dorit Kemsley? Everything You Need to Know About the New Beverly Hills Housewife". Bravo. 2016-11-01. Archived from the original on 2016-11-02. Retrieved 2021-11-14.
  2. ^ "How Dorit Kemsley Became the Vintage Style Star of the Real Housewives". Vogue. 2021-06-09. Archived from the original on 2021-06-10. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  3. ^ a b "'RHOBH' Star Dorit Kemsley Explains Her Accent... And Casually Mentions How Many Languages She Speaks — VIDEO". Bustle. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  4. ^ "New 'Real Housewife' is from Connecticut". 3 November 2016.
  5. ^ "The Stylish Adventures of Dorit Kemsley – BELLA Magazine". Retrieved 2021-09-14.
  6. ^ "The 7 richest Real Housewives of Beverly Hills of all time". South China Morning Post. 2021-08-13. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  7. ^ "Million Dollar Listing L.A. Sneak Peek: See Dorit & PK Kemsley's Beverly Hills Home". Bravo. 2019-01-09. Archived from the original on 2019-01-10. Retrieved 2021-11-14.
  8. ^ "'Real Housewives' star Dorit Kemsley's husband gives update after home invasion, robbery". October 27, 2021. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  9. ^ "Dorit Kemsley Says Robbers Who Invaded Her Home Are Still at Large: 'I'll Get Through It'". Peoplemag. Retrieved 2022-08-15.
  10. ^ "'This is how I'm going to die': Dorit Kemsley sheds light on L.A. follow-home robberies". Los Angeles Times. 2022-05-11. Retrieved 2022-08-15.