Back in the dark, “Real Housewives”-less days of 2004, Richards was simply the former child star aunt to Paris and Nicky Hilton. Trapped in their shadow, where hardly anyone knew her name, she attended the Season 2 premiere of “The Simple Life” with niece Nicky — and clearly didn’t have the access to the stylists she does now.
Soak in the image of a pre-fame Richards above. We’ll leave it to you to determine how much her face has been altered.
And if you’ve ever wondered what fellow Bravo stars NeNe Leakes, Joanna Kruppa and Vicki Gunvalson looked like before they shot to fame, be sure to check out our “Before They Were ‘Real Housewives'” gallery.