Kelly Le Brock, an iconic star of the ’80s, was beloved on a global scale not only for her role in the films Weird Science(1985) and Woman in Red(1984), but also for her unforgettable spreads in Vogue magazine and famous “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful” line from Pantene commercials. Though for a time Kelly escaped the spotlight to find a healthier lifestyle and raise her family away from the strains of fame, she has now returned with a different agenda, to fight for a more equitable and healthy society. Kelly is activating her peers and fans overcome gender based violence and partake in healthier foods choices and lifestyles.
Kelly most recently lent her support to the The UN Trust campaign to end violence against women “SayNO UNiTE to End Violence” with Carolyn Hardy. The Secretary-General’s campaign began on the 25th of November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and was prolonged for a 16 day stretch of community activism through the “ORANGE your neighborhood” campaign. On the 25th of every month the UN has invited its supporters such as Kelly to remind their communities to end violence against women and girls around the world.
Kelly has also used her fame for creating a healthier society through food and lifestyle habits. Her prominence and influence in social media circles has lead her to create a platform known as “Kelly’s Kitchen” which incorporates a free mobile app, foodtweeks, to help her followers make better decisions everyday. As an ambassador to the app she spurred fans, followers and foodies to download it and take part in the campaigns surrounding the movement and app. By taking part in Twitter Chats about food and nutrition (over 100 million impressions in one Twitter Chat) and encouraging fellow film industry partners to step up at the Boston Film Festival during September’s “Hunger Action Month,” Kelly has amplified success across events and online platforms for her causes.
On the international side of participation, Kelly was a voice in Northern Ireland’s campaign to tackle growing weight problems through the Public Health Agency in 2013 which has helped to grow her considerable influence with foodies and activists alike.
Kelly works with causes that she personally identifies with to bring an encouraging human voice that is recognizable on a global scale. She spurs her followers and fans to action while encouraging others in positions of authority to step forward and lead. As a strong voice with far-reaching effects, Kelly would be delighted to work with the World Bank to bring recognition to their participation in the movement to end violence against women.
Read more here about Kelly’s transformation from the silver screen to the ranch hand.
The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign
Twitter – @KellyLeBrock