'The Osbournes': What is Kelly Osbourne Doing Now?

The Osbourne family, Ozzy, Kelly, Sharon, and Jack, at the MTV Studios in New York City, 2002

October 12, 2019 - 09:17 / Laura Pérez

Kelly Osbourne is the daughter of the rock star Ozzy Osbourne, and she came to prominence after appearing in a reality television which chronicled the every day life of her family. And it seems that the show was actually what opened her the doors to build an impressive career on the small screen!

It could be said that in the early 2000's the youngest daughter of rock star Ozzy Osbourne was peacefully living under the radar, but everything changed when she started to appear in the 2002 British television show The Osbourneswhich revolved around the every day life of the Osbourne family. The series that ran until 2005, where Kelly's mom and brother, Sharon Osbourne and Jack Osbourne, respectively, portrayed a very peculiar household where heavy metal music and -yes- a lot of profanity were a normal part od the day-to-day life. 

Also in 2002 Kelly Osbourne started to pursue her music career and released the punk-rock album Shut Up, which features a cover version of Madonna's classic hit Papa Don't Preach. But Kelly quickly came to prominence after she appeared for the last time in The Osbournes, specially for her very particular style and passion for fashion which eventually led to the launch of her own fashion line called Stiletto Killers, a rock-inspired line of t-shirts, hoodies, and streetwear designed by her. 

Kelly Osbourne at the press conference for "The Osbourne Family Album," New York City, 2002

What has The Osbournes star Kelly been doing lately?

Kelly's official debut as an actress on the small screen was actually in the 2004 teenage drama Life as We Know It, where she portrayed "Deborah," and since then she has appeared in several films and television shows. In 2009, for instance, she was a contestant in the reality television show Dancing with the Starsthen from 2009 to 2010 she was a recurring guest on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and served as a guest judge in RuPaul's Drag Race in 2012; most recently from 2014 to 2016 she played the role of "Hildy" in the American children's animated Disney's show The 7D. 

However, it could be argued that her major role in television was in the American series Fashion Police as a co-host, alongside the late fashion experts Joan Rivers, as well as George Kotsiopoulos and Giuliana Rancic. Since 2015, Kelly has been serving as judge in the reality show Project Runway Junior. 

Kelly Osbourne at the 71st Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, 2019

Five quick facts about Kelly Osbourne

-She collects paintings of old movie stars like Marilyn Monroe

-She used to date The Used frontman Bert McCracken

-Late singer Amy Winehouse was one of her closest friends

-Kelly suffers from haphophobia, which is the fear of being touched

-She is an activist who has supported different organizations, and is especially involved with the LGBTQ community

Kelly Osbourne and Bert McCracken in West Hollywood, California, 2002