Born in Berlin, CT, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps (birthdate: May 17, 1965, birth name: LuAnn Nadeau) is a former licensed practical nurse and Wilhelmina model. The daughter of a construction company owner, her ascent to fame came when she joined the Bravo television program ‰ÛÏReal Housewives of New York City.‰Û De Lesseps was one of six children born to the Nadeau family and is a former captain of her high school varsity softball team.
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De Lesseps has a courtesy title of countess thanks to her marriage to French Count Alexandre de Lesseps, a direct descendant of the architect of the Suez Canal. LuAnn is the count‰Ûªs fourth wife, the couple were married from 1993 to 2009 and have a son and a daughter, Noel and Victoria. Since joining the cast of ‰ÛÏReal Housewives of New York City‰Û in 2008, de Lesseps has branched out into the entertainment industry, writing a book, ‰ÛÏClass with the Countess: How to Live With Elegance and Flair‰Û in 2009 and launching a recording career in 2010 with the release of her first record, ‰ÛÏMoney Can‰Ûªt Buy You Class.‰Û The countess has also made appearances on television shows such as ‰ÛÏRoyal Pains‰Û and ‰ÛÏLaw & Order: SVU.‰Û She also regularly appears as a guest on television talk shows.
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De Lesseps supports a number of charities, including GLADD, the American Cancer Society, ACE Soho Partnership for the Homeless and Miracle House, among others.
Lesshps makes about $500,000 per season on ‰ÛÏReal Housewives of New York City.‰Û She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.