Kourtney Kardashian: Snapshot

Name
Kourtney Kardashian
Date of Birth
April 18, 1979
Birth Place
Mill Valley, Calif.
With baby Mason providing the ooohs and ahhhs and boyfriend Scott Disick on hand for the drama, Kourtney Kardashian has managed to carve out her own separate identity from her publicity-loving, high-profile family.

Though her younger sister Kim was the first of the Kardashians to hit it big, the Beverly Hills-bred Kourtney (whose father, the late Robert Kardashian, was O.J. Simpson's defense attorney) got her own taste of fame on the failed reality series Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive in 2005 – two years after opening her children's boutique Smooch in Calabasas, Calif.

Widely considered the most entrepreneurial of the famous Kardashian trio, which also includes younger sister Khloé, Kourtney is credited with expanding the family's burgeoning fashion empire with the boutique DASH – often featured on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and their subsequent spin-offs in Miami and New York.

Kourtney has since added her own little ones to the growing Kardashian brood, becoming the first of the sisters to become a mother when she welcomed son Mason and daughter Penelope with longtime love Scott Disick. The couple welcomed their third child in December 2014.

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Kourtney Kardashian: Five Fun Facts

  1. Motherhood has tamed former party girl Kourtney Kardashian – at least according to her family. "My sister has changed," her sister Khloé Tweeted. "She used to whip her boobs out for no reason. Now she does it to feed her child."
  2. Long before becoming Kourtney Kardashian's momager, Kris Jenner guided Kourtney during her years as a Girl Scout. "My mom was my Brownie troop leader...It was like Troop Beverly Hills!" she told PEOPLE.
  3. Kourtney Kardashian is one of the few Hollywood stars to talk candidly about plastic surgery. "I have had breast implants," she told ET. "But it's not a secret, I could care less."
  4. Kourtney Kardashian has a superstitious flying ritual: "When I go on an airplane, it's right foot first and then I kiss two fingers and touch the plane. When I take off, I cross two fingers on my right hand and put both my thumbs up."
  5. Kourtney Kardashian is bilingual – something she's passing on to her son Mason. "We like to speak Spanish to him," she told PEOPLE. "He says 'hug' now. He says it in Spanish and English – abrazo!"

Kourtney Kardashian: Biography

1979

Kourtney Kardashian

April 18

The Beginning of a Dynasty

Defense attorney Robert Kardashian and his wife, Kris Houghton, welcome their first child, Kourtney Marie, to their posh L.A. lifestyle. Soon, the brood grows with the addition of Kim in 1980, Khloé in 1984 and Robert Jr. in 1987. In school, the sisters "clique" with classmates and future starlets Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.

1994

Kourtney Kardashian

A Family Trial

After her parents' 1989 divorce, Kourtney's family becomes even more divided when her father, Robert, defends friend O.J. Simpson following the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Mom Kris – who weds Olympian Bruce Jenner in 1991 – believes the football star is guilty of killing her best friend, Nicole, but, "Kourtney and I chose to pick my dad's side because he felt like he was by himself," Kim later tells Joy Behar of the high-profile trial.

1998

Kourtney Kardashian

That's Major

After graduating from L.A.'s Marymount High School, Kourtney enrolls at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Two years later, she transfers to the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she leaves with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts and Hispanic studies – and a bigger bust. "I wanted to go back to school with new boobs," she said of her senior-year breast augmentation. "It was so dumb."

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BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Courtesy Celebuzz.com; Vince Bucci/Getty; Michael Caulfield/WireImage

Edited by Julia Wang

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