Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

Celebrity Profile

Name: Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Gender: Female
Birth Day: January 7, 1966
Death Date: Jul 16, 1999 (age 33)
Age: Aged 33
Birth Place: White Plains, United States
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Social Accounts

Height: in centimeters - N/A
Weight: in kg - N/A
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Blood Type N/A
Tattoo(s) N/A

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was born on January 7, 1966 in White Plains, United States (33 years old). Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy is an Entrepreneur, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Find out Carolyn Bessette-Kennedynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Wife of , Jr. who also worked as a publicist for Calvin Klein.


She, her husband, and older sister were killed on July 16, 1999, in a plane crash off Martha's Vineyard in the Atlantic Ocean.

Does Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy died on Jul 16, 1999 (age 33).

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

She dated NHL player John Cullen while attending Boston University.

Biography Timeline


Bessette was born in White Plains, New York, in 1966. She was the youngest child of William J. Bessette, a cabinet maker, and Ann Messina, an administrator in the New York City public school system. She had two older sisters, twins Lauren and Lisa.


After graduating from high school in 1983, Bessette attended Boston University's School of Education, graduating in 1988 with a degree in elementary education. While there, she dated John Cullen, star of the school's ice hockey team, who would later play professional hockey in the NHL.


Bessette first met Kennedy in 1992, while he was dating actress Daryl Hannah. Bessette and Kennedy began dating in 1994 and became a popular paparazzi target, and gossip columns detailed where they ate and shopped, and even covered their arguments. Paparazzi often waited outside the couple's Tribeca apartment to snap photographs.


In his book, The Kennedy Curse: Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years, author Edward Klein claimed that the couple's problems reportedly stemmed from Bessette-Kennedy's difficulty dealing with the media attention surrounding her and the marriage, accusations of infidelity, disagreements about having children, and Bessette-Kennedy's alleged cocaine use. Although Klein is the author of several Kennedy books, John Kennedy Jr. said, when speaking of Klein, "he is a guy who had lunch with my mother twenty years ago and has been dining out on it ever since." Friends of the couple's, including John Perry Barlow and Christiane Amanpour, said that Bessette-Kennedy and Kennedy fought on occasion and that Bessette-Kennedy had trouble adjusting to the intense media coverage, but denied that she used drugs or that the couple was planning to divorce. The couple began seeing a marriage counselor in March 1999 and sought counseling from Cardinal John O'Connor in the summer of 1999. In the summer of June 2019, a video of the secret wedding that took place in the remote Georgian Island was released for public viewing.

Bessette-Kennedy died on July 16, 1999, along with her older sister Lauren and husband, when the light plane he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the western coast of Martha's Vineyard. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause of the crash was: "The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during a descent over water at night, which was a result of spatial disorientation. Factors in the accident were haze and the dark night."


Before marrying Kennedy, Bessette was in a relationship with Calvin Klein model Michael Bergin, who wrote a memoir titled The Other Man: John F. Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette, and Me, which was published in 2004.

In 2004, Kennedy's fellow Brown University alum and ex-roommate, Robert T. Littell published, The Men We Became: My Friendship With John F. Kennedy Jr.


In 2005, Bessette-Kennedy's close friend Carole Radziwill, wife of John's cousin Anthony Stanislas Radziwill, published a memoir entitled What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love, that includes her memories of the plane crash that took place just weeks before her own husband's death from cancer.


In 2012, Kennedy's assistant and publicist, RoseMarie Terenzio, published her experiences and behind-the-scenes observations based on her five years working with Kennedy and, eventually, her friendship with him and his wife in Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss.


In 2015, Wes Gordon, known for disliking discussion about the influences of his collections, admitted Bessette-Kennedy's impact on the clothing for women in that year's collection. Gordon was long interested in Bessette-Kennedy's style prior to production.

Family Life

Carolyn married John F. Kennedy Jr., in September 1996. The two became the target of the paparazzi, and she was often compared to his mother Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 William J. Bessette Father N/A N/A N/A
#2 Ann Messina Freeman Mother N/A N/A N/A
#3 Lauren Bessette Sister N/A N/A N/A
#4 Lisa Bessette Sister N/A N/A N/A
#5 John F. Kennedy Jr. John F. Kennedy Jr. Spouse $50 Million N/A 38 Entrepreneur
#6 Ted Kennedy Ted Kennedy $100 Million N/A 77 Politician
#7 Kara Kennedy Kara Kennedy $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 51 Celebrity Family Member
#8 Rory Kennedy Rory Kennedy $10 Million N/A 52 Director
#9 Rose Kennedy Rose Kennedy $500 Million N/A 104 Politician
#10 Mark Kennedy Mark Kennedy $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 63 Politician
#11 Kyra Kennedy $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 25 Celebrity Family Member
#12 Ethel Kennedy Ethel Kennedy $50 Million N/A 92 Political Wife
#13 Conor Kennedy Conor Kennedy $10 Million N/A 26 Celebrity Family Member
#14 Jackie Kennedy Jackie Kennedy $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 64 Miscellaneous
#15 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy $3 Million (Approx.) N/A 46 President
#16 John Kennedy Jr. John Kennedy Jr. $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 38 Actor
#17 Caroline Kennedy Caroline Kennedy $250 million (2015) N/A 63 Politician
#18 Patricia Kennedy Patricia Kennedy $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 82 Celebrity Family Member
#19 Patrick J Kennedy Patrick J Kennedy $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 53 Politician
#20 Robert F. Kennedy Robert F. Kennedy $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 42 Politician
#21 Robert Kennedy Jr. Robert Kennedy Jr. $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 66 Unclassified
#22 Jacqueline Kennedy Jacqueline Kennedy $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 64 Political Wife
#23 Joan Bennett Kennedy Joan Bennett Kennedy $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 84 Celebrity Family Member
#24 Robert F Kennedy Jr. Robert F Kennedy Jr. $50 Million N/A 66 Lawyer
#25 Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 81 Entrepreneur
#26 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. $50 million (2019) N/A 66 President
#27 Christopher G. Kennedy $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 57 Celebrity Family Member
#28 Patrick Bouvier Kennedy Patrick Bouvier Kennedy $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 1 Miscellaneous
#29 Michael Lemoyne Kennedy $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 62 Celebrity Family Member
#30 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Kathleen Kennedy Townsend $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 69 Politician
#31 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis $7 Million (Approx.) N/A 64 Political Wife

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy is 56 years, 10 months and 25 days old. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy will celebrate 57th birthday on a Saturday 7th of January 2023. Below we countdown to Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

54th birthday - Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - radio music, non stop music, lifestyle, Arts & Lifestyle

The most accurate and updated without ads USA Radio Music Portal

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy 54th birthday timeline
44th birthday - Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy 44th Birthday Carolyn

Carolyn Jeanne Bessette Kennedy was born January 7th, 1966. Tomorrow, Carolyn would have been 44 years old. I wonder how her style would h...

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy 44th birthday timeline

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy trends


  1. Who is Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy ?
  2. How rich is Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy ?
  3. What is Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy 's salary?
  4. When is Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy 's birthday?
  5. When and how did Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy became famous?
  6. How tall is Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy ?
  7. Who is Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy 's girlfriend?
  8. List of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy 's family members?

You might intereintereststed in

  1. Top 20 Entrepreneur celebrities in Argentina
  2. Top 20 Entrepreneur celebrities in Australia
  3. Top 20 Entrepreneur celebrities in Bangladesh
  4. Top 20 Entrepreneur celebrities in Belgium
  5. Top 20 Entrepreneur celebrities in Brazil
  6. Top 20 Entrepreneur celebrities in Canada