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Talking Top Tens: Kelly Rutherford

Actress, Women’s and Children’s Advocate, and Creator of Kelly Rutherford Jewelry


Best-known to television audiences as Lily van der Woodsen, on the hit show Gossip Girl, Kelly played the sophisticated, fashionable, matriarch on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for 6 seasons . Kelly is also known for her former roles in television shows Melrose Place and Homefront, and Brisco County Jr., as well as the film Steam 3. Her most recent projects include playing Laura Wyatt in the ABC hit series Quantico and an online talk show for The View. Kelly is an advocate of multiple women’s and children’s charities including StepUp Women’s Network, Healthy Child Healthy World, and she is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Free Arts NYC. Kelly has also created a namesake jewelry line which you can shop online at Broken English. Be sure to follow Kelly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest by heading over to and don’t forget to check out her top ten essentials!

And more with Kelly Rutherford…

Your current Netflix addiction:

The Crown. 

What do you love most about your work:

I am able to learn new things all of the time. 

At 9am each day, you are:

Having a cappuccino.

The pair of jeans you will never grow tired of:

Your celebrity crush and why:

Justin Bieber. I just think he is cute and love his music. 

You decompress each day by:


Midnight snack of choice:


The trend you hope never goes out of style:

Kindness and elegance. 

What is the best gift you’ve ever received:

Anything my children make.

What’s the most exciting thing in your life right now:

The present moment and creating from the now.