A look at Kelly Preston's most memorable performances: From Jerry Maguire to Gotti
Rest in peace
Actress Kelly Preston, whose credits included the films Twins and Jerry Maguire, passed away on 12 July — two years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was 57. John Travolta confirmed his wife's death in an Instagram post last Sunday, revealing that she died after a two-year battle. "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer," Travolta wrote. "She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many."
Born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu, she changed her name to Kelly Preston before landing her first film role in the 1985 romantic comedy Mischief. Over the next three decades, Preston appeared in dozens of films and television shows. She had frequent guest-starring roles on TV series like Medium, CSI: Cyber, and Joey. Both Travolta and Preston starred together in films — they last worked together in the 2018 film, Gotti, with Travolta playing John Gotti and Preston playing the crime boss's wife, Victoria.