If you’ve been watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you’re well aware that Kyle Richards‘ striking resemblance to Demi Moore is even more shocking than the extensive spending habits of the cast. As the only brunette of the Beverly Hills bunch, Richards, sister of fellow cast member Kim, and aunt of Paris Hilton, is an instant favorite among audiences. A mother of four with incredible style and a totally relatable fear of flying, she seems shockingly down to earth in comparison to her fellow housewives.
Surprisingly, Moore and Richards have more in common than just their looks. Before she joined the cast, Richards was no stranger to the silver screen. Her acting resume includes roles in Halloween and Watcher in the Woods.
There’s a lot Richards can learn from her Hollywood look-alike. The actress, who just turned 48, has mastered her iconic look and knows when to take risks in her personal life, career, and style.
Here’s what Kyle Richards can learn from Demi Moore:
1) Take risks. When a pregnant Demi Moore posed naked for the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991, there’s no way she could have predicted the controversy that would follow. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the cover showed Moore brazenly embracing her growing belly.
Regardless of any debate surrounding the cover, celebrities have since followed suit: Britney Spears posed on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Christina Aguilera in Marie Claire, and mostly recently, Miranda Kerr in W.
A touch of tasteful "scandal" may be just what Richards needs to keep audiences buzzing – and a faux-feud with Camille Richards doesn’t count.
2) There’s no greater accessory than the love(s) of your life. When Moore married Ashton Kutcher, who is 16 years her junior, in 2005, she made it clear that she didn’t care what anyone thought. On The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Richards and her high-end realtor husband, Mauricio Umansky, are focused on their family. Daughters Farrah (21), Alexia (14), Sophia (10) and Portia (2) are truly the loves of their lives and viewers see that in every episode. A doting husband and adoring daughters is much more valuable on and off the red carpet than the latest Louis Vuitton or Miu Miu bag.
3) When wearing a bold outfit, keep your makeup simple. Moore knows that next to her on-screen talent, her body is her greatest asset. The best way to draw attention to all the hard work Moore’s been doing at the gym is to stock up on form fitting dresses and let her body talk. Moore presented at the 82nd Annual Academy awards in a nude Atelier Versace gown and radiated confidence without packing on makeup.
Even though the duo share much more than lush raven locks, being compared to Demi Moore can’t be easy for Kyle Richards. But it seems like a lot of fun!