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A Hawaiian-bred beauty who spent part of her childhood in Australia before catching a photographer's eye and launching her acting career via a stint as a teen model, Kelly Preston was born in Honolulu Oct. 13, 1962.

Although Preston has been acting since she was 18, appearing as a teen astronaut in SpaceCamp (1986) and as Arnold Schwarzenegger's girlfriend in Twins (1988), she's arguably more famous for her longtime marriage to fellow actor John Travolta. In 2000, she played opposite him as a long-tongued bombshell with alien blood in the Scientology-inspired, box-office flop Battlefield Earth.

Preston scored big, however, with her portrayal of Avery Bishop, Tom Cruise's self-absorbed girlfriend in Jerry Maguire (1996). She also stood out as an overextended mother in the silver-screen adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003).

Kelly Preston in The Last Song

The Last Song

2010 PG

Miley Cyrus has top billing as 17-year-old Ronnie Miller, a rebellious former piano prodigy who doesn't hide her hostility after being sent off to spend the summer in Georgia with her estranged father (Greg Kinnear). Rebuffing her dad's attempts to reconnect, the aloof Ronnie begins to thaw when she meets beach volleyballer Will Blakelee (Liam Hemsworth). Kelly Preston also stars in this contemporary tearjerker based on the Nicholas Sparks novel.

  • Kelly Preston in For Love of the Game For Love of the Game
  • Kelly Preston in From Dusk Till Dawn From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Kelly Preston in Nothing to Lose Nothing to Lose
  • Kelly Preston in Mischief Mischief
  • Kelly Preston in Jack Frost Jack Frost
  • Kelly Preston in Old Dogs Old Dogs
  • Kelly Preston in Casino Jack Casino Jack
  • Kelly Preston in Twins Twins
  • Kelly Preston in Jerry Maguire Jerry Maguire
  • Kelly Preston in What a Girl Wants What a Girl Wants
  • Kelly Preston in Eulogy Eulogy
  • Kelly Preston in Broken Bridges Broken Bridges
  • Kelly Preston in Sky High Sky High
  • Kelly Preston in Amazon Women on the Moon Amazon Women on the Moon
  • Kelly Preston in Battlefield Earth Battlefield Earth
  • Kelly Preston in View from the Top View from the Top
  • Kelly Preston in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
  • Kelly Preston in Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn
  • Kelly Preston in 52 Pick Up 52 Pick Up
  • Kelly Preston in Daddy & Them Daddy & Them
  • Kelly Preston in Blue Thunder: The Complete Series Blue Thunder: The Complete Series
  • Kelly Preston in Love at Stake Love at Stake
  • Kelly Preston in Citizen Ruth Citizen Ruth
  • Kelly Preston in Bar Hopping Bar Hopping
  • Kelly Preston in Convicted Convicted
  • Kelly Preston in Joey: Season 1 Joey: Season 1
  • Kelly Preston in The Tenth Circle The Tenth Circle