'RHONJ' Star Dina Manzo Lands Soap Opera Gig! Here's a Look at Other Housewives With Acting Jobs!


Jan. 28 2015, Updated 6:43 p.m. ET

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1. Camille Grammer — 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

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Camille Grammer got her start as a professional dancer on MTV, but the mom of two has also had a few acting gigs. In 2012 she guest starred on '$#*! My Dad Says' and also made an appearance on her ex-husband Kelsey Grammer's show 'Fraiser' in 1997.

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2. Kyle Richards — 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

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Kyle Richards was quite the child star. She was on hit shows like 'Little House on the Prairie,' 'Chips,' 'Love Boat: The Next Wave' and 'Beverly Hills, 90201.' She also had appearances in cult classic movies like 'Escape From Witch Mountain' and 'Halloween.'

3. Bethenny Frankel — 'Real Housewives of New York'

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Bethenny Frankel had a role in the 1995 film 'Wish Me Luck,' which is about a genie sent to turn a college nerd into a popular guy. She will soon be seen in the ABC show 'The Neighbors' in an episode titled “Mo Purses Mo Money Mo Problems,” which is scheduled to air in March or April.

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4. Dina Manzo — 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'

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Dina Manzo has landed her dream job! She is now on a new series titled 'Tainted Dreams' that shows the behind-the-scenes on daily soap operas.

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5. Alexis Bellino — 'Real Housewives of Orange County'

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Alexis Bellino guest starred on ABC's hit daytime drama 'General Hospital' last year playing a news anchor on a morning show.

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6. Lisa Vanderpump — 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

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Lisa Vanderpump has had several acting gigs over the course of her career. She appeared in a few episodes of the 1979 show 'Kids,' and went on to guest star in 'Silk Stalkings' and 'Baywatch Nights.'

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7. NeNe Leakes — 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

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NeNe Leakes has brilliantly transitioned into acting and has earned a role on two popular shows — 'Glee' and NBC's 'The New Normal' where she plays a hilarious assistant.

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8. Kim Richards — 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

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Kim Richards like her sister Kyle got her start in acting at a young age. She starred in 'Escape to Witch Mountain', which made her a huge child star, 'No Deposit, No Return', 'Assault on Precinct 13', 'The Car' and 'Return from Witch Mountain.' Besides her work in film, Kim did a lot of TV appearing in shows like' Little House on the Prairie', 'Dukes of Hazzard', 'Love Boat', 'Diff'rent Strokes', 'Magnum, P.I.', and 'Medical Center'. She took a hiatus from acting in 1990 to raise her children and returned to the big screen in 2006 for 'Black Snake Moan'.

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9. Jill Zarin — 'Real Housewives of New York'

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Jill Zarin appeared in a 2011 episode of 'White Collar' titled "Veiled Threat."

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10. Heather Dubrow — 'Real Housewives of Orange County'

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Although some of Heather Dubrow's co-stars on 'Real Housewives of Orange County' don't believe she was ever an actress, the reality star did appear in a few TV shows. Going by the name Heather Paige Kent when she was younger, she did an episode of

'Married with Children' in 1994. Her other credits include: 'Life with Roger', 'Stark Raving Mad, 'That's Life,' and 'Hot in Cleveland.'


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