• Kathleen Kinmont is an American actress and writer, best known for her roles in action and horror films and her work on the TV series ‘The Renegade’.
• She graduated from Our Lady of Corvallis High School in 1982 and began her acting career with small roles in films such as ‘Hardbodies’ and ‘Nightforce’.
• Her breakthrough role was in the movie “She-Wolves of the Wasteland” in 1988.
• She has made numerous guest appearances on TV series such as ‘Dallas’, ‘Santa Barbara’, ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Silk Stalkings’, and has written and co-produced films such as ‘Mrs. Sweeney” and “BFF Ent Variety Comedy”.
• Married and divorced three times, she is currently single and lives in Los Angeles with her daughter and a dog. Her net worth is estimated to be over $3 million.
Kathleen Kinmont is an American actress and author, who became known for her roles in action and horror films, as well as her work on the popular 1990s television series, “The Renegade”, starring her former husband, actor Lorenzo Lamas.
Early life and education
Kathleen Kinmont was born on February 3, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA, to parents Jack Smith, an electrical parts distributor, and Abby Dalton, an actress. She and her two brothers grew up in Toluca Lake in the San Fernando Valley, just 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
There is little information about her early years, including her level of education, except that she enrolled in 1982 at Our Lady of Corvallis High School, a Catholic school in Studio City, California.
In 1965, Kathleen debuted in the television world when she was still a baby, along with her older brother, in the last season of ‘The Joey Bishop Show’, in which her mother was a series regular. By the time she finished high school, she had a brief modeling career and decided to pursue an acting career like her mother. She debuted with a minor role in the movie ‘Hardbodies’, a sex comedy released in 1984. You’d think she’d have it easy because of her mother’s connections, but she struggled through a few years accepting small roles. She even took part in films that were sometimes not released in theaters, but directly to video, such as ‘Nightforce’ and ‘Winner Take All’.
Her hard work paid off in 1988 when she landed a starring role in ‘She-Wolves of the Wasteland’, also known as ‘Phoenix the Warrior’. She played the titular role of Phoenix with Peggy McIntaggart and Persis Khambatta, in which they compete to be the last man on Earth during the post-apocalyptic era. It was followed in the same year by the horror movie “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” which was a commercial success.
The following year, she did an action movie, “Snake Eater II: The Drug Buster”, with Lorenzo Lamas, and the comedy-horror movie “Bride of Re-Animator”, and continued to make movies, mainly in the action and horror slasher . genres.
A few of them were with her husband Lorenzo Lamas, including “CIA Code Name: Alexa” and its sequel “CIA II: Target Alexa”, which were released in 1992 and 1993 respectively.
Their working relationship was successful, so Lorenzo made her a regular on his television series “The Renegade”, which aired from September 1992 to April 1997. She played the role of Cheyenne Phillips, who was part of the bounty hunter squad. led by Lorenzo’s character. While the series ran for five seasons, Kathleen was only part of the series until its fourth season – the official reason being that the couple’s separation made working together uncomfortable not only for them but for the rest of the production crew. also.
Kathleen also made numerous guest appearances and played supporting roles in several TV series, including the favorite TV series ‘Dallas’ (1991), ‘Santa Barbara’ (1992) and ‘Days of Our Lives’ (2002). She also appeared in the hit lifeguard drama series ‘Baywatch’ in 1994, and had the recurring role as Charlene Ballard in ‘Silk Stalkings’ from 1997 to 1999. She was also part of Tom Hanks’ directorial debut, ‘That Thing You do’, in 1996.
In the 2000s she dabbled in making movies for television, as well as short films; nothing major that would make headlines, but her work as a supporting cast was continuous.
She also tried her hand at writing screenplays for TV and movies, including for the short film ‘Mrs. Sweeney’ and for the TV movie ‘BFF Ent Variety Comedy’, which she also co-produced, both released in 2013. Kathleen also wrote, co-produced and directed the pilot episode for ‘Fame Game’ in 2014.
As web series became a new medium for entertainment, she accepted a recurring role in ‘Zoe Valentine’ with Anna Cathcart, appearing in four episodes in 2019. She was also featured as a series regular in the TV series ‘Phoenix’, a science fiction thriller aired in 2019 on Amazon Prime Video.
In 2020, before the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, it was announced that she would be part of the movie ‘The Whack Job’ alongside Richard Norton.
Kathleen is currently single and lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Ayden Grace, and a dog named Bolt. She was previously married and divorced three times.
First husband – Lorenzo Lamas
Her first husband was actor Lorenzo Lamas, whom she met through her mother when she was still in her senior year of high school. Abby was filming Falcon Crest with Lorenzo when he saw a picture of Kathleen in a swimsuit and begging for an introduction. He was 25 and just divorced when they started dating. It didn’t work out, because Lorenzo was a flirtatious ladies’ man who made a pass to one of her friends when Kathleen was 18e birthday, and on a Falcon Crest press tour, Lorenzo had his publicist pregnant, whom he married before the birth of his son.
After a few years, Lorenzo divorced his wife, and Kathleen started dating him again, but he decided to reconcile with his estranged wife for the sake of his son, and Kathleen started dating other men. Lorenzo divorced his wife and tried to win Kathleen back, but she refused as she was engaged to another actor at the time. When they met again in 1987, he was engaged to another actress, but they promised not to marry anyone. Later that year, she broke off her engagement and contacted Lorenzo, only to learn that he had married his fiancée. After a while he divorced his second wife and went back to Kathleen.
This time he approached her parents and told them he couldn’t live without her, and on January 25, 1989, they were married at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas with his children serving as best man and maid of honor. It was great for a while, but they filed for divorce after five years of marriage.
Second husband – Jere Burns
In 1997, she married actor Jere Eugene Burns, who is best known for his villainous roles in the television series ‘Justified’ and ‘Burn Notice’. The marriage lasted about three years – they divorced in 1999.
Third husband – Doug Swander
She took the plunge again and married Doug Swander in 2006. There is no information about her third husband and about their marriage, but they divorced in 2011, since then she is officially single.
- She wrote an illustrated book for children titled “Magic and Beauty” published on November 4, 2019 with April Ballantine providing the illustrations.
- Of her three husbands, they remained good friends with Lorenzo Lamas and she would post about him on her Instagram account.
- She has a penchant for getting engaged, as she has said yes too many times to several marriage proposals from different men when she was younger, only to break them off after a few months. She claimed to be in love with love.
- The real reason she was kicked out of ‘The Renegade’ wasn’t just because they were uncomfortable working as a former couple, but Kathleen said a lot of bad things to the media about Lorenzo’s new girlfriend. Apparently the new girl made a cameo appearance on the TV series and she didn’t like it.
She stands 5ft 10ins. (1.78 m) tall and weighs about 60 kg. She maintains a fit body because of her love of yoga and meditation. She is white with blond hair and blue eyes.
authoritative sources estimated Kathleen’s net worth as of June 2020 to be over $3 million.