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The Real Housewives have been serving up juicy reality TV drama since back in 2006 when it all started in the OC.

Ah, it's hard to remember life before these ladies graced our screens...

But there once was a time before the bling, fame, and public cat fights.

We've got the pictures to prove it. Let's take a trip to the past, shall we?

Check out some of the best of the best throwback photos of some of your favorite Real Housewives of Orange County, Beverly Hills, Atlanta, Miami, N.Y.C. and N.J.!

Real Housewives: Before They Were Reality Stars!
Aww, look at young Beverly Hills Housewife Kyle Richards!
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Kyle Richards: Before The Real Housewives

1. Kyle Richards: Before The Real Housewives

Aww, look at young Beverly Hills Housewife Kyle Richards!


Joyce Giraud: Before The Real Housewives

2. Joyce Giraud: Before The Real Housewives

All hail Beverly HIlls' Joyce Giraud, beauty queen and former Miss Puerto Rico.


Lisa Vanderpump: Before The Real Housewives

3. Lisa Vanderpump: Before The Real Housewives

Aww, Beverly Hills housewife Lisa Vanderpump showed off this sweet flashback photo.


Brandi Glanville: Before The Real Housewives

4. Brandi Glanville: Before The Real Housewives

RHOBH's Brandi looks like she hasn't aged in over 10 years!


Yolanda Foster: Before The Real Housewives

5. Yolanda Foster: Before The Real Housewives

Beverly Hills beauty and former model Yolanda Foster looks stunning while posing with her babies.


Cynthia Bailey: Before The Real Housewives

6. Cynthia Bailey: Before The Real Housewives

Guess who? This little cutie is Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey.


Kandi Burruss: Before The Real Housewives

7. Kandi Burruss: Before The Real Housewives

Atlanta's Kandi Burruss shared this throwback photo. Love it!


Bethenny Frankel: Before The Real Housewives

8. Bethenny Frankel: Before The Real Housewives

Two housewives for the price of one! Kyle Richards posted this blast from the past of her hanging with Bethenny Frankel.


Joanna Krupa: Before The Real Housewives

9. Joanna Krupa: Before The Real Housewives

Miami's Joanna Krupa is a successful model. Look at this 2008 Maxim cover!


Caroline Manzo: Before The Real Housewives

10. Caroline Manzo: Before The Real Housewives

Jersey's own Caroline Manzo as a curly-haired teen.


Danielle Staub: Before The Real Housewives

11. Danielle Staub: Before The Real Housewives

It's no secret that former Jersey housewife Danielle Staub has an interesting past... Here's a pic of her modeling a bikini!


Kim Richards: Before The Real Housewives

12. Kim Richards: Before The Real Housewives

Kim Richards was a major child star. Check her out on the set of Magnum P.I. back in 1982.


Sonja Morgan: Before The Real Housewives

13. Sonja Morgan: Before The Real Housewives

NYC's Sonja Morgan had one heck of an '80s 'do! Nice work.


Jacqueline Laurita: Before The Real Housewives

14. Jacqueline Laurita: Before The Real Housewives

NJ's Jacqueline Laurita was a blonde back in the day.


Melissa Gorga: Before The Real Housewives

15. Melissa Gorga: Before The Real Housewives

Another adorable young housewife... This baby photo belongs to Jersey's Melissa Gorga.


Tamra Barney: Before The Real Housewives

16. Tamra Barney: Before The Real Housewives

OCs Tamra was quite the bodacious bikini babe. Still is!


Gretchen Rossi: Before The Real Housewives

17. Gretchen Rossi: Before The Real Housewives

Can you guess which housewife this photo is of? You're looking at little Gretchen Rossi.


Ramona Singer: Before The Real Housewives

18. Ramona Singer: Before The Real Housewives

Ramona and Mario had a totally tubular bikini party once upon a time.


Click through the many classic shots of big '80s hair, ridiculous outfits, and adorable baby pics along the way and tell us: Who's your favorite housewife?

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It was another hour of back-stabbing on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 16.

It was also an hour of near actual stabbing, as Lisa Vanderpump ended up with a sword in her hands.

Elsewhere during the latest installment of this Bravo franchise, Kyle and Joyce planned a trip to Puerto Rico, while tension grew between between Brandi and Lisa at at Yolanda's farewell party for Gigi.

We also learned that Kim is a bit shy and Carlton knows how to hold a grudge.

Go watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online at TV Fanatic to relive the episode in its entirety and click through some of the most OMG-worthy moments here:

12 OMG Moments from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 16
Who knew Kim Richards was shy? She keeps her bra on here while getting a spray tan.
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Kim Gets Spray Tanned

1. Kim Gets Spray Tanned

Who knew Kim Richards was shy? She keeps her bra on here while getting a spray tan.


Lisa Vanderpump-ed

2. Lisa Vanderpump-ed

Lisa Vanderpump is ready to move on. She's tired of all the drama on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.


Farewell to Gigi

3. Farewell to Gigi

Gigi is leaving for New York. But not before she blows out these candles!


Give This Back!

4. Give This Back!

Carlton does not want this ring from Kyle. She isn't ready to forgive yet.


Lisa Vanderpump with a Sword

5. Lisa Vanderpump with a Sword

Look out, world! Lisa Vanderpump wields a sword in this photo.


Kyle and Brandi Shed Tears

6. Kyle and Brandi Shed Tears

Kyle and Brandi are really crying, yes. But they are trying to lighten the mood by sharing a napkin.


Cheers to Gigi!

7. Cheers to Gigi!

Gigi is off to New York. This Real Housewives of Beverly Hills party is being thrown in her honor.


Brandi in the Car

8. Brandi in the Car

Brandi is on her way to Gigi's party in this picture. She's not psyched to see Lisa.


Give Me Some Dap!

9. Give Me Some Dap!

Yolanda's husband gets along well with her ex. Is that cool or is that weird?


Kim and Brandi

10. Kim and Brandi

What are Kim and Brandi discussing here? The usual: spray tan streaks, graduation parties and friends intimidating other friends.


Witchy Ways

11. Witchy Ways

Carlton used to be a witch. And she explains the power of some candles in this Real Housewives of Beverly Hills scene.


Weird, Right?!?

12. Weird, Right?!?

Kyle Richards has been receiving some weird computer messages. She shows them here to Joyce.


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Last night on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 16, we learned that these ladies will stop at nothing when it comes to stirring up drama.

Okay, that's basically true of every episode, but still. It was just nuts!

You can watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online for the full effect, but long and short of it? Lisa Vanderpump got called out on her meddling. HARD.

Brandi Glanville, Kyle and Kim Richards and Yolanda Foster all began to jump aboard the TAKE DOWN LISA bandwagon, leading to an epic confrontation.

The final straw? Lisa's behavior at a party for Yolanda's daughter Gigi.

Kyle had Brandi pass on a ring to Carlton Gebbia to complete a necklace she'd given her before their falling out, and Lisa just couldn't let that one go.

Lisa whispered "but the necklace is blue, isn't it?" And it was ON then.

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Brandi Glanville wants to set the record straight about a negative comment she allegedly made regarding frenemy co-star Lisa Vanderpump's finances.

First of all, the blonde beauty says, didn't storm off set during the taping of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion special, which was reported.

"No one stormed off. There were tears, there was yelling. But no one stormed off. I sat on a couch for 12 hours. I didn't go anywhere," she tells E! News.

But more importantly, the bankruptcy thing.

RHOBH Reunion Cast Photo

Glanville alleged on a recent podcast that Lisa Vanderpump and hubby Ken had lived in Calabasas, Calif., and filed for bankruptcy. Now she says no.

"The one thing I do want to clear up though is that I don't know if Lisa and Ken lived in Calabasas and filed for bankruptcy," Brandi Glanville explains.

"Kyle Richards told me, I looked it up on this site where you pay $9.99 it said yes, they lived off Mulholland drive in Calabasas. How do I know if they filed for bankruptcy?"

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 15 showed us a more tender side of Carlton. Or at least that was what she tried to convey it seemed.

She may be a Wiccan sex fiend who flips the f--k out at anyone and anything, but she is just crushed, hurt, beside herself that Kyle called her an anti-Semite.

Carlton tries to argue that she lived in South Africa once and therefore loves all of humanity. You know, because it's ethnically, culturally diverse there.

Maybe the editing isn't doing her justice, but you watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online to witness this insane rambling for yourself.

In any case, Carlton uninvited Kyle from her business party, and later on, Lisa failed to negotiate a peace treaty a la Rick Ross and Young Jeezy.

It didn't work out, and that wasn't even the biggest feud of the episode. That belongs to Brandi Glanville and Lisa, who she begins to be suspicious of.

Brandi broaches the topic - that Lisa is a meddler who manipulates her - with Kim, and they both agree they that they love Lisa, but she's also scary.

Kyle, the next person Bravo lined up to hear Brandi's confessions, just shrugs if off. Clearly she doesn't want to be on Lisa's bad side. So scary!

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 14 saw Kyle and Lisa throw a party for their husbands, Mauricio and Ken, who celebrated birthdays.

Naturally, this served as an excuse to bring the whole cast together and drum up tensions old (Brandi Glanville and everyone) and new (Kyle and Carlton).

It's a tried and true formula for Bravo. Go with what works.

Before the big event, Carlton and Joyce meet for lunch. As respectfully as she can, Joyce asks Carlton point blank if she cast a spell on her husband.

Carlton admits that she might have crossed the line, but assures Joyce that once she had children, she gave up practicing of the dark arts permanently.

What a relief.

Moreover, Carlton is offended that Joyce would even half-believe that Carlton would hurt her kids willingly, and insists that would never happen.

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Monday night's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 12 was all about protection, as the ladies proved they can be armed and dangerous.

We're not just talking about Brandi Glanville's mouth, either.

A self defense instructor taught the women how to put people in a choke hold, which we can only imagine will come in handy down the road for some of them.

Seriously. Can you imagine the number of people who will watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online once Brandi and Joyce start choking each other?

Yolanda, though, was definitely the most into the event ...

She almost took out the instructor ... then shared a story of confronting and turning away an armed intruder while she was naked and breastfeeding her baby.

Not to be outdone, Joyce shared a story of men with masks and shotguns coming up their driveway before being chased away by their trained attack dog.

Where do these people live exactly?!

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Kim threw a graduation party on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this week, one filled with drunken drama and a burger binge.

The episode started off with a pole dancing class, something no viewer really wants to see. But it did help that Carlton (not Brandi!) showed up wasted on tequila. That raises the entertainment level of any situation.

Carlton also claimed she was a pole dancing virgin, but is anyone else buying it? After the booty shorts she donned and the moves she put on?

After making like strippers, she and Brandi headed to Kim's daughter's shindig, scarcely making it past the front steps before two major distractions stopped them cold:

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This week on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Carlton Gebbia and her husband, David, visited the Hustler store for some bedroom gear.

Nothing scripted about that at all. Or the fact that Carlton's mother-in-law joined the two of them, which wasn't awkward in the least. Oh no chance.

The mother-in-law is unfazed by Carlton's raunchy persona, though she does draw the line at Carlton's American flag bikini, calling it "too revealing."

Meanwhile, Yolanda called Brandi Glanville with a "911" situation of zits on her face for the night of her seven year anniversary with David Foster.

These are big issues when you're a real housewife.

Elsewhere on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 9, Ken and Lisa decide to host a dinner so Brandi and Joyce can work stuff out.

Spoiler alert: Stuff was not worked out smoothly.

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Yolanda Foster hosts her first dinner party of the season on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 Episode 8 and it's "She Hearts You, She Hearts You Not" but we recap where things get really freaky in our THG +/- review.

Carlton's Playroom

Yolanda's dinner parties are an event. The flowers are gorgeous, the meal looks delicious but it's the refrigerator that's to die for. Plus 15. The exceptional appliance even has its own Twitter account. 

For all the Fosters talk about etiquette, they could use a few lessons themselves. Carlton may have cancelled late but it wasn't exactly good manners to point that out to their other guests. Minus 18

Yolanda's silly little hearts for her "dream team" were just childish. Does any really believe she didn't realize who got a heart and who didn't? Minus 22. What a cutsie way to make some guests feel like the in crowd while giving others the message that they're not. 

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