Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (October 13, 1962 – July 12, 2020), known professionally as Kelly Preston, was an American actress
She appeared in more than 60 television and film productions, including
For Love of the Game
She married John Travolta in 1991, with whom she collaborated on the comedy film
(1989) and the biographical film
She also starred in the films
The Cat in the Hat
What a Girl Wants
Her mother, Linda, was an administrator of a mental health center.
Her father, who worked for an agricultural firm, drowned when she was three years old.
Her mother subsequently married Peter Palzis, a personnel director.
As a child, she lived in Iraq, and also Australia, where she attended Pembroke School, Adelaide
She then attended Punahou School in Honolulu, graduating in 1980, and studied drama and theater at the University of Southern California.