Ireland at GooglePlex, 2012
|Born||Kathleen Marie Ireland
March 20, 1963
Glendale, California, U.S.
|Residence||Santa Barbara, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Model, actress, entrepreneur, businesswoman|
|Net worth||$420 million (Forbes 2015)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Greg Olsen (m. 1988)|
That was never on my radar, traffic stopping. It was never important to me.
Don't just work for the money; that will bring only limited satisfaction.
There are a lot of good arguments for birth control, but as far as terminating a life that has already come into existence, I haven't found any.
I entered the modeling industry as a business person already. I always knew I belonged on the other side of the camera.
But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.
I believe there are three keys to success. For me it is keeping my priorities in order: It's my faith and my family, and then the business.
Our mission began with finding solutions for families, especially busy moms.
For me the question was, do I want my paycheck to be dependent on how other people think I look?
If we get our self-esteem from superficial places, from our popularity, appearance, business success, financial situation, health, any of these, we will be disappointed, because no one can guarantee that we'll have them tomorrow.
The entire time I was modeling, I was trying and failing at businesses. In fact, we would have started our business much sooner had I been more successful.
I'm a curious person. I like to ask questions. Well, why? People would say, it's never been done. It's never been done does not mean that it can't be done.
The only thing Martha and I have in common is that we both used to model. Martha Stewart is extremely talented. Her designs are picture perfect. Our philosophy is life is messy, and rather than being afraid of those messes we design products that work the way we live.
So many young people say, 'I'm just going to see what happens.' It's so much more powerful to make things happen and have a plan.
Martha Stewart is extremely talented. Her designs are picture perfect. Our philosophy is life is messy, and rather than being afraid of those messes we design products that work the way we live.
Jesus was nothing like I thought – He wasn't condemning. He was loving and leading.
Because modeling is lucrative, I'm able to save up and be more particular about the acting roles I take.
I know my strengths. Painfully aware of the weaknesses. There's many. I love sports. So working towards a common goal, that's exciting to me.
It's been an extraordinary journey. I have learned so much along the way. I entered the modeling industry as a business person already. I always knew I belonged on the other side of the camera.
When I used to model, the job description is 'shut up and pose.' There are people today who would really like me to go back to that old job description and 'just shut up and pose.'
We expanded the brand to include a whole line of apparel and accessories, but we quickly learned that it was not good to have one channel of distribution.
I intentionally built a business that has absolutely nothing to do with appearance.
My family gave me values that have sustained me through situations that would challenge any person. My personal relationship with the Lord inspires me in all I do.