The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Cast Ranked From Least To Most Iconic

The following article includes mentions of mental health struggles, suicide, disordered eating, addiction, and domestic abuse.

There have been close to 150 women who have been given the title of "Real Housewife" across all of the American editions of the franchise. Of these women, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" has offered up some of our favorites. From the glam to the gutter — where most of those petty fights take us — the strong seasons of "Beverly Hills" gave us everything we need from a "Real Housewife" program. This is all in credit to the women who make up — and have made up — the cast, as you can't have memorable moments without noteworthy people creating them. As Kyle Richards' Season 6 tagline said, "In Beverly Hills, you can be anything, but it's most important to be yourself."

For our ranking of every "The Real Housewife of Beverly Hills" cast member, we considered each woman's personality, relationships, fashions, and even their best quotes. We also reflected upon how long they lasted on the show and what sort of impact they made, as well as how many key storylines they were centrally involved with. Together, these 21 diamond holders have kept the show going for over a decade, offering up more than their fair share of petty fights, but also more serious storylines dealing with things like divorce, lawsuits, domestic abuse, addiction, eating disorders, racial inequality, and more. 

Here is every main cast member of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ranked from the least to most iconic.

21. Joyce Giraud de Ohoven

Joyce Giraud de Ohoven was a cast member of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" for its fourth season. She entered the show at a time of transition, amidst the departure of original cast members Adrienne Maloof and Taylor Armstrong, and never quite found her footing. She ranks at the bottom of the list because she never really got a chance to do much. In fact, we would not be surprised if some fans even forgot she existed, because her memorable moments were few. "Joyce was a beauty pageant contestant and was very sparkly and dynamic," former "RHOBH" executive producer Dave Rupel said in "Not All Diamonds and Rosé." "But the moment the cameras started running, she gave us pageant queen."

The cast trip would have likely been a place for Giraud de Ohoven to shine, given that the ladies visited her native Puerto Rico, but the death of her father made it difficult for her to film with the other women. Even though she was forgettable, Giraud de Ohoven did have a couple of key fights worth mentioning. One was with fellow newbie Carlton Gebbia, a self-proclaimed witch who Giraud de Ohoven accused of putting a spell on her husband after he got food poisoning following their spat. Her other big feud was with Brandi Glanville, who made it a point to bully Giraud de Ohoven throughout the season. The worst moment happened poolside when Glanville unleashed some racist rhetoric about African Americans, and she also refused to call Giraud de Ohoven by her actual name, once telling her that "Joyce is a big fat pig" name.

20. Kathryn Edwards

It is always hard to judge one-season wonders because a lot of these women had the potential to make much more of a mark than they did. With Kathryn Edwards, it is even more difficult, because she really only showed up halfway through her one and only season, Season 6. She also started on the show at the same time as Erika Girardi, who was much flashier, louder, and mysterious, which meant that a lot of the focus was pulled away from Edwards. We did very much enjoy her handsome hubby, former NFL star Donnie Edwards, but think that the show was a poor fit for the couple. Even Edwards herself has said that she does not want to be remembered for her time on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," so even she gets it.

Despite not wanting to be associated with the show, Edwards has had a hard time keeping her mouth shut in the press — particularly when it comes to Erika Girardi, with whom she fought after Edwards broke Girardi's confidence and ran to Lisa Vanderpump with information. Aside from Girardi, Edwards also had tense interactions with "friend" of the show Faye Resnick. Edwards awkwardly confronted Resnick at a dinner party, as she blamed her for being dragged into the O.J. Simpson scandal after Resnick's book mentioned her name. Resnick was nonplussed, and it was a dud of a fight — if we even want to call it that.

19. Carlton Gebbia

Carlton Gebbia joined the cast of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" at the same time as Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, and similarly lasted for only Season 4 before being given the chop. Gebbia never fit in with the other women, who found her too weird for Beverly Hills, which tends to be one of the more uptight cities in the "Real Housewives" canon. Gebbia spent most of her time on the show discussing her Wiccan faith and her sex life with her then-husband David, which left some of the other ladies clutching their pearls. Gebbia is no longer in the public eye, though she did make the news in 2017 when she was accused of assaulting a housekeeper (via BravoTV).

Long before Noella Bergener ("The Real Housewives of Orange County") featured her sex dungeon on the show (and even before Kandi Burruss ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta") went on a sex dungeon tour), Gebbia was the first "Real Housewife" to showcase her sex room onscreen. Her other storyline was her ongoing feud with Kyle Richards, which began when Kyle mistook her pentagram tattoo for a Jewish symbol, the Star of David. Gebbia claimed to not like Richards' constant comments and questions about Wicca, and that was much of her arc on the show. "It was a genuine question, and I'm trying to get to know you. What should I do, ask you about your sex toys?" Richards asked on the reunion.

18. Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave joined "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in Season 8 and lasted for three seasons — which was a couple of seasons too long for many fans. Mellencamp Arroyave has been labeled as annoying and boring, not just by fans, but even by some of her castmates. When Sutton Stracke first met Mellencamp Arroyave, she told her as much, which did not go over well, since the latter has no sense of humor about herself. That is actually our biggest gripe with Mellencamp Arroyave — her total lack of self-awareness and her inability to just let loose, be fun, and make jokes.

What keeps Mellencamp Arroyave from hitting the bare bottom of the list is her willingness to stick her nose into everyone's business and get deep into the mix of things. She was an integral part of the (terrible, no good, went-on-far-too-long) Puppygate storyline in Season 9, for example. Lisa Vanderpump even printed off giant copies of her text messages, suggesting Mellencamp Arroyave had set her up in some way. She was also the catalyst for the Denise Richards drama the following season, as she was the one to bring the Brandi Glanville hookup rumors to Richards' attention. It was not a great look, but it was certainly not merit for fans to send her death threats (via The Sun). Some of the most interesting things about Mellencamp Arroyave have occurred offscreen — including allegations that her accountability program promotes eating disorders (via Insider) and her longstanding feud with Megan McCain.

17. Diana Jenkins

Diana Jenkins joined "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in Season 12 — and though she lasted only one season, she definitely made her mark on the franchise. We don't necessarily mean that as a compliment, as Jenkins arguably had more problematic moments than most one-season wonders. But before we get into why she's loathed by most of the fandom, let's focus on the smaller gems we actually appreciated. We liked her relationship with much-younger fiancé Asher Monroe, a singer who dresses like Elton John, and were also 100% fascinated by her wealth. Jenkins sends her team to set up her hotel rooms ahead of time, and designers send outfits to her house so she doesn't have to go to stores — that's real money, baby. Plus, she gave us all of that lip-licking, which was meme gold.

That said, Jenkins' general tendency toward meanness — and not in that mean-funny Housewife way — is why she didn't fully gel with fans. Viewers all but rioted when she referred to Sutton Stracke as the C-word to seemingly humiliate her in front of the entire cast (those Stracke fans — aka "Sluttons" — are no joke!), and many remain convinced that Jenkins allegedly hired bots to harass Garcelle Beauvais' teenage son online. Jenkins denied this and hired a legal team to investigate the matter, but not before sending Beauvais a threatening DM (which, of course, was shown during the reunion). 

Jenkins claimed in an Instagram statement that she left the show to focus on welcoming her second child with Monroe, but many "RHOBH" stans believe her exit was probably Bravo's call.

16. Denise Richards

Very few "Real Housewives" have been as well-known as Denise Richards when she joined the cast of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" back in Season 9 but being a celebrity with camera experience only gets one so far on reality TV. Richards was never willing to put it all out there and sought to create a false persona for the camera — something that became very apparent when she ironically yelled "Bravo Bravo Bravo" on numerous occasions, thinking it would stop cameras from rolling (it didn't). In her first season, we thought Richards was a lot of fun. She was charmingly flabbergasted by the way the other women overdressed, and shared interesting tidbits about her life, like how she made spouse Aaron Phypers go for a "happy ending" massage, or how ex-husband Charlie Sheen once brought a sex worker to Thanksgiving. Denise's wedding also made a mark, with her tiny minidress taking center stage.

In Season 10, however, Richards became increasingly closed off. One of her big storylines that season was getting angry with the other ladies for discussing threesomes at a BBQ at a table next to teenagers, which seemed very unlike Season 9's Richards. The other big story — Richards' alleged hookup with Brandi Glanville — led Richards to cease filming altogether, which caused an even bigger rift with her castmates. "The women were pissed toward the end of the season because they were showing up and they were doing the work, but she was not showing up at group events for filming," Andy Cohen said in "Not All Diamonds and Rosé."

15. Crystal Kung Minkoff

We very much enjoyed Crystal Kung Minkoff in her first season on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but time will tell how far up this list she may climb. In her first season — Season 11 — Kung Minkoff made a strong impression with her ability to go head-to-head in a fight without so much as raising her voice. Her big foe was Sutton Stracke, who got offended at Crystal's use of the word "violated" to describe how she felt when Stracke walked in on her in the nude. The two also fought about having race-related conversations, Kung Minkoff kicking Stracke lightly to get her to stop talking, and that now famous pair of "ugly leather pants."

Kung Minkoff and Stracke are now friends, but we have hope for Kung Minkoff because of everything else she gave us in her debut season. She has a cute relationship with her husband Rob, adorable kids, a popstar brother, and at least one $95,000 Birkin. She was also open and frank about her struggles with bulimia and body dysmorphia, which is a welcome topic of discussion on "Beverly Hills," where eating issues seem to be rampant. Finally, she throws great parties, like the one she hosted for Lisa Rinna's makeup line, or the finale party she had for the Chinese New Year, so we have hope for more of those in the future. Her Instagram cooking videos – often to promote her business, Real Coco – are also quite charming, so we look forward to seeing more of Kung Minkoff's lighter side.

14. Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne Maloof was one of the original cast members of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but she never quite hit the mark as strongly as other OGs like Kyle Richards or Lisa Vanderpump. At the heart of the issue was the fact that Maloof is relatively normal and not necessarily in need of being on camera. In fact, it is confirmed in "Not All Diamonds and Rosé" that Maloof was less interested in the show than her then-husband Paul Nassif, which may explain why she was sometimes reluctant to get into the mix.

"Adrienne has been very controlling about what she allows the cameras to film because she wants to project a certain image of having the perfect life," said an insider in a 2012 Daily News article. Maloof's biggest issue was the discussion of her marital issues and her surrogacy, which was revealed by Brandi Glanville but was bleeped out on camera because Maloof sued Bravo. She famously stood up to the rest of the cast at the Season 3 reunion because of the storyline, but before that, offered us some good television. 

We will never forget Maloof washing a raw chicken with dish soap, for example, or her sassy chef, Bernie, who hated neighbor Lisa Vanderpump with a passion. And with her penchant for dating much younger semi-famous men (like Sean Stewart and Jacob Busch), Maloof has remained interesting enough that we would welcome her return.

13. Eileen Davidson

Eileen Davidson is an Emmy-winning soap opera star and a true legend in that genre. In the realm of "Real Housewives," she is somewhere in the middle of the pack. Davidson is the kind of cast member we would want to actually be friends with, but who was always a little too calm and rational for a reality show like "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." She was devoutly loyal to her allies, like Lisa Rinna and Erika Girardi, even when Girardi was screaming in her face (see Hong Kong here). There was little mess with Davidson, and we need some mess.

That is not to say that Davidson did not have her memorable moments. Her fight with Lisa Vanderpump over comments Vanderpump made about her marriage went on for the better part of a season, and she inserted herself nicely into that iconic Amsterdam dinner back in Season 5. Davidson's husband Vincent Van Patten was never a huge part of the show, but we did like when he or their kids would show up for a scene. Her issues with Dorit Kemsley are also worth a mention, if only because it highlights what a professional Davidson is to have lost her mother two days before the reunion and still show up to film. That denim jumpsuit from Season 6 is pretty noteworthy, too.

12. Sutton Stracke

It is a rarity for a cast member to go from being a "friend" to a "main," but Sutton Stracke's inclusion as a diamond holder was a no brainer after she ate up and spit out the friend role on Season 10 of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." In her relatively short time on "RHOBH," Stracke has become a key player — polarizing, opinionated, and integral to the plot. We love her friendship with Garcelle Beauvais and her kooky couture, as well as her tendency to overreact and get emotional at the drop of a hat. She also has the kind of money that we love to see on "Beverly Hills," offering private shopping sprees at Dolce & Gabbana and wearing $2,000+ bear slippers on group trips.

Stracke is unafraid to cause ripples, like when she called Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave boring, or when she gathered all of the women to discuss Erika Girardi's legal scandal. Her "let the mouse go" scene with Dorit Kemsley and ongoing Season 11 fight with Crystal Kung Minkoff prove that she has a backbone, but she is also highly insecure, which means that everything is a big deal — and that is a great thing for reality TV. Stracke flipping out because she was not in on a dinner-table joke run by Kathy Hilton is about as dumb of a blow up as we have seen on "RHOBH," but it was nonetheless entertaining. Plus, her real-life bff is wacky actor Jennifer Tilly, and that's awesome.

11. Yolanda Hadid

Yolanda Hadid — then Yolanda Foster — joined the cast of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in Season 3 and remained with the show for four years despite a debilitating battle with Lyme Disease that plagued her later seasons. From the get-go, Hadid's life was a natural fit for the show, and we are not just talking about her fantastic fridge that spawned its own Twitter handle. "Yolanda came in beautiful, married to David Foster, a gorgeous house, those gorgeous kids. She had amazing taste and was fashionable and sophisticated," executive producer Chris Cullen said in Dave Quinn's "Not All Diamonds and Rosé."

While we would never endorse her problematic comments about food to her model daughter Gigi, it was fascinating to watch Hadid gear her kids up for the modeling biz. Her sweet friendship with Brandi Glanville was also a high point, particularly when she gave us that perfect "Who is Adrienne Maloof in this world?" quote. Her other memorable moments include cooking for her husband in her lingerie and pulling out her children's medical records to prove a point during an argument. Hadid is now living on a farm in Pennsylvania, doing things like harvesting her own honey and growing her own veggies.

10. Garcelle Beauvais

As the first Black cast member on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Garcelle Beauvais has marked an important shift for the show and prompted frank discussions about race on a program where race had previously been a non-starter topic. Her Season 11 conversation about racial stereotypes with Kyle Richards was thought-provoking and raw, as was the dinner table schooling she gave Kathy Hilton and Dorit Kemsley later that season. "I know you can see me as a woman, you can see me as a mother, you can see me as a friend, but if you don't see color, then you don't see me," she told Hilton. While it is not Beauvais' job to educate the others, when she has had to do so, she has done it gorgeously.

There is much more to Beauvais than that, however, and that is why she is so high up on the list despite only joined "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in Season 10. She is perfectly blunt and always ready to ask the questions viewers want to know, like where Sutton Stracke got all her money. Whether she is fighting with Dorit Kemsley at brunch or telling longtime friend Lisa Rinna that she doesn't feel like she has her back, Beauvais always says it like it is. We would expect nothing less from a woman who fired off a scathing email to her ex-husband's colleagues when she found out he was cheating (via Us Weekly).

9. Dorit Kemsley

You may love her or hate her, but Dorit Kemsley has indisputably made her mark over the course of her time on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Kemsley joined the show in Season 7 and was immediately fascinating with her inexplicable accent and unexpected houseguest, Boy George. She was very much a villain that first season, mostly due to her role in the Pantygate storyline where she accused Erika Girardi of intentionally flashing her husband but has shown more layers as the years have worn on. She is still the woman who flipped when she was served champagne from the wrong kind of glass, but that is what makes her work on "RHOBH."

Part of what makes Kemsley so memorable is her glitz and glamor, and she has given us some of the all-time most iconic looks from any "Beverly Hills" cast member (how could anyone forget her hair covered in clips, for instance?). Her fashion has itself become a storyline, as she has fought with Kyle Richards over being late due to her glam and associated Instagram photoshoots, and launched multiple fashion brands while on the show (including Beverly Beach and a wedding dress line for Nektaria). 

Kemsley is always in some sort of fight, which makes her perfect for a show like this. This has included a fight over lateness for drinks with Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, and a feud with Camille Meyer that lasted for much of Season 8 and culminated in Meyer gifting Kemsley with a ball gag to shut her up.

8. Taylor Armstrong

Taylor Armstrong was an original cast member on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and she served a distinct purpose from the get-go. "Taylor represented more of a striver, the outsider in Beverly Hills who was looking to fit in, someone who had moved to California from Oklahoma and as sort of trafficking in those circles. She didn't have the money, she wasn't as established," Alex Baskin, President of Evolution Media and an executive producer on "RHOBH" said in "Not All Diamonds and Rosé." The producers nor the audience could have predicted how tragic Armstrong's storyline would become, but she remains an integral part of those early seasons of the show.

Armstrong's abusive marriage became a key plot point, and her reaction to Camille Meyer outing her abuse on camera is still one of the rawest moments ever seen on a "Real Housewives" show. We will also never forget Armstrong drunkenly sitting in her suitcase at Beaver Creek or the scene where she was refused entry to Kyle Richards' White Party. Outside of the drama related to her deceased husband (Russell Armstrong died by suicide prior to the third season airing), Taylor is best remembered for her Season 1 feud with Kim Richards, the excessive birthday party for daughter Kennedy's fourth birthday, and the sensual way she ate cotton candy. She is also, of course, the woman in the "woman yelling at cat" meme that made the rounds in 2019, using a screen capture from her fight with Camille Meyer's friend Dedre at Brandi Glanville's house party.

7. Erika Girardi

Erika Girardi joined "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in Season 6, and she has remained a topic of conversation despite weaning levels of likability. Much of her recent time on the show has focused on her husband's legal scandal, in which she is intertwined to at least some degree, but long before that, Girardi was already an icon. Co-star Lisa Rinna may have said it best when she told "Not All Diamonds and Rosé" author Dave Quinn how "Erika was so different from anybody that had ever come on the show. She is larger than life, performing and traveling with her glam squad." The first "Housewife" with an alter ego, she taught us to "pat the puss" and not give any Fs.

Girardi's outfits alone qualify her as an iconic cast member – who else could make red latex look so good? – and she has made the other women up their fashion game as well. Her temper is also one of her (albeit terrifying) key traits, and her blowups are legendary. These have included her Hong Kong blowup on Eileen Davidson, her scolding of Dorit Kemsley for talking too much, and her threatening dinner table takedown of Sutton Stracke. From crying with mascara running down her face to throwing castmate Garcelle Beauvais' book in the trash (which happened on Instagram in between seasons), Girardi knows how to make people talk.

6. Brandi Glanville

Let's make one thing clear: this is a list of iconic "Real Housewives," not likable ones. And while Brandi Glanville may not appear to be the best person in the world, based upon her actions on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and social media more generally, she is nothing short of a top tier "Housewife." As executive producer Chris Cullen is quoted as saying in Dave Quinn's "Not All Diamonds and Rosé," "there's nobody like her and you can't hide from Brandi — she'll come for you with a big flashlight." She may have been a villain for the majority of her time on the show, but Glanville was never boring or fake.

Part of what made Glanville such a great reality star was that she did not always think before she spoke. She infamously told Kyle Richards that she felt Richards rooted against her sister's sobriety, accused Kim Richards of doing crystal meth in the bathroom at a game night, and even told Bravo king Andy Cohen himself to "F**k off" during a reunion. Whether it was Adrienne Maloof using a surrogate or her hookup with Denise Richards, Glanville also frequently brought secrets to light when on the show. She had a few lighter moments as well, like trying to host an oral sex class for the women, but Glanville was at her best when she causing chaos. Other standout moments include slapping Lisa Vanderpump, throwing wine on Eileen Davidson, and telling Lisa Rinna she has had the same hairstyle for decades (prompting Rinna to start wearing wigs, according to People).

5. Camille Meyer

Camille Meyer — better known to "Housewife" fans as Camille Grammer – was only a full-time cast member on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" for two seasons, but her legacy looms large. In fact, Meyer is so good at stirring up the drama that she has been brought back in a "friend" or "guest" capacity seven times, and some of these appearances have given us gold — like her fight with Dorit Kemsley, which resulted in Meyer gifting Kemsley with a ball gag. From her sexy dance moves to her use of words like "pernicious," Meyer is nothing if she is not memorable.

Though she makes for great TV, Meyer is not always the most likable of cast members — and this was particularly true during the inaugural season of the show. "I knew from the first few episodes that Camille was in for a really rough time," said Andy Cohen in Dave Quinn's "Not All Diamonds and Rosé." "As a TV producer, I absolutely loved it, obviously, and found it wildly entertaining. She was outspoken in a really polarizing way." 

That first season included Meyer's crumbling marriage to TV star Kelsey Grammer, her ongoing fight with Kyle Richards, and the "dinner party from hell," in which she brought in medium Allison Dubois to do much of her dirty work. "She was hands down the most jaw-dropping Housewife to watch that season," producer Shari Levine said of Grammer in the Quinn book. "She was fearless in saying whatever she felt ... and that included some pretty caustic comments, but she delivered them with style and verve."

4. Kim Richards

The show did not always seem to be good for Kim Richards, with her ongoing struggles with sobriety, but Kim Richards was always good for the show. The original cast member is one of the most memorable women to ever be on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and she was an integral part of the five seasons on which she starred. If for nothing else, we have to give Richards credit for really putting it all out there in her relationship with sister Kyle, which made for devastating but fascinating television. The limo fight scene is one of the most jaw-dropping scenes the show has ever featured, for example.

Richards' battle with sobriety was also featured heavily on the show, including accusations of drug usage at a game night (from eventual friend Brandi Glanville), her Amsterdam confrontation with Lisa Rinna after Rinna was caught talking about her looking "near death," and her unfortunate arrest for shoplifting from a Target. Richards has plenty of little scenes that stick out in our minds — like her making a chicken salad or dropping her daughter off at college — but nothing compares to her iconic return of a plastic-wrapped stuffed bunny to Lisa Rinna at the Season 7 reunion.

3. Lisa Rinna

"Bravo had no idea what they were getting when they got Lisa Rinna," said co-star Eileen Davidson in Dave Quinn's "Not All Diamonds and Rosé." "I saw her in action that first season and I was like, 'Holy crap, you were born for this.'" Truer words have never been spoken, as Rinna has completely excelled at being a reality television star since beginning on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" back in Season 5. She remains one of the more polarizing of the "Housewives," but no one can dispute that she is often at the center of the drama. Rinna has had memorable fights with Garcelle Beauvais, Dorit Kemsley, Yolanda Hadid, Kim Richards, Denise Richards, and more.

Outside of her iconic fights, like the Amsterdam dinner and the Munchausen debacle, there are countless tiny things that help make Rinna a standout reality star. These include her hairstyle (which Brandi Glanville accurately claimed has not changed in decades), her lips, her diaper advertisements, the QVC duster line, the sex book, that she keeps high-end dresses in her garage, and the fact that she refers to Harry Hamlin by his first and last name. While there is at times an affectedness to Rinna — she is a soap actress, after all — she has also been willing to let us in, such as the discussion of her daughter Amelia's eating disorder or the death of her beloved mother Lois.

2. Kyle Richards

She may not always be the loudest or the flashiest, but there is a reason Kyle Richards has lasted so long on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and that is because she is just normal enough to identify with, but not too normal that she can't go low with the rest of them or offer wish fulfillment. The sole remaining OG has a seemingly fantastic marriage, four gorgeous daughters, and a life full of glitz and glam, which is what we want in a city like Beverly Hills (even though much of the cast does not actually live in BH, including Richards).

Richards' relationship with sister Kim was what first drew us in, but she has continued to have interesting storylines over the years. These have included her fraught relationship with other sister Kathy Hilton, her Season 1 feud with Camille Grammer (which gave us the classic line, "you're such a f***ing liar, Camille"), her fight with Brandi Glanville at Eileen Davidson's poker night, and so on. Richards has been open about so much over the years — including plastic surgery, a past eating disorder, her anxiety struggles – and yet, we never feel like we have reached the end of her road on the show. Even her smaller actions make an impression, like running away from the restaurant in Amsterdam, her helicopter ponytail dance, or her tendency to break out the splits at any given moment.

1. Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa Vanderpump is basically the queen of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and, even though she is no longer on the show, people just can't seem to keep her name out of their mouths. Her other Bravo show, "Vanderpump Rules," only solidifies her position as an icon, but there is so much about LVP that makes her amazing television. Let's start with the basics: she lives in a giant mansion that has its own name (Villa Rosa), with her devoted husband Ken Todd and a menagerie of animals including swans, horses, and a roster of dogs. She has a staple color (pink) and a closet that is beyond anything most of us could ever imagine. Between the businesses and the riches, she is basically a Bond villain. "I really responded to the fact that she was like a character out of the book 'Hollywood Wives' – she was like a Collins sister," said Andy Cohen in "Not All Diamonds and Rosé."

As much as she wanted to appear one way on camera, Vanderpump has always been somewhat of a producer behind the scenes. "Everybody was afraid of Lisa Vanderpump because she was the head honcho," said Yolanda Hadid in "Not All Diamonds and Rosé." Amongst the allegations in the book are that Vanderpump had a hand in Brandi Glanville bringing up Adrienne Maloof's surrogacy, as well as the Munchausen accusations launched at Yolanda Hadid via Lisa Rinna. We miss her sex jokes, her wit, her amazing taglines, and even her party planner Kevin Lee, but LVP's presence will live on forever.

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