Kathy Ireland (born Katherine Marie Ireland on March 20, 1963 in Santa Barbara, California) is an American supermodel, actress, author, and entrepreneur. She once had a line of clothing sold by Kmart. For a while, she hosted a segment on viewer mail and fitness tips on TV's BodyShaping.
Ireland has a modest number of television and movie acting appearances to her credit, including roles in Side Out, Mr. Destiny, Loaded Weapon 1 and Necessary Roughness. She is the author of Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons That Will Change Your Life.
Although she once supported a pro-choice approach to abortion policy, Ireland switched her views after reading biology books owned by her physician husband. Now a pro-life activist, she challenged Bill Maher's position on abortion during an appearance on Politically Incorrect. Ireland has stated, "t the moment of conception, a life starts. And this life has its own unique set of DNA, which contains a blueprint for the whole genetic makeup. The sex is determined. We know there's a life because it's growing and changing."