Kelly Killoren Bensimon Joins The Real Housewives of NYC (Photos)

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Gilles Bensimon is a top fashion photographer and the International Creative Director of ELLE magazine.  He has also been the photographer on the reality television series America's Next Top Model. See some of his famous photos here and in our gallery below.

He has photographed the world's top models, including Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Lisa Snowdon, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Rachel Williams, Honor Fraser and Beverly Peele.

He has one child with his first wife Pascha.  His second wife was Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson.  They divorced in 1989.  He has two daughters, Sea Louise and Tadeus Ann with his third wife Kelly Killoren Bensimon.  They announced their separation in 2006.  He has since been linked to model Estella Alt.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon graduated from Columbia University and went on to model for Elle, Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar.  She was also the face for Clarins.

As a style expert, Kelly regularly appears on television and has been interviewed on The Today Show, Style and Oprah.   She launched a vintage jewelry line and a sweater line in 2007.  She has her own reality show on Plum TV, Behind the Hedges, and has authored three books: The Bikini Book, American Style and In the Spirit of the Hamptons.

Kelly was added as a new housewife on Bravo channel's second season of The Real Housewives of New York City. Her first episode aired on Tuesday, February 17.

March 8, 2009 UPDATE:  Kelly was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge after her 30 year old ex-boyfriend Nicholas Stefanov told police that she had punched him in the face with a closed fist, resulting in a laceration below his left eye.  Bensimon has a court appearance scheduled for March 31, 2009.

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