'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Before They Were Housewives (PHOTOS)

Amy Tran

You're used to seeing the claws come out every week on Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but it wasn't always caviar and stilettos for these ultra-glam women.

Before the diamonds, mansions, and designer handbags, the world's most famous housewives—Lisa Vandepump, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Eden Sassoon, Erika Girardi, and Eileen Dvidson— were bitten by the acting bug and appeared in various TV shows and movies.

One housewife was even a fashion designer! Can you guess who?

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Tinsley Mortimer joins the 'RHONY' cast, and former housewife Jill Zarin, makes a guest appearance!

Click through the gallery above to see your favorite housewives as a murderous sorority girl, a non-grieving widow, a psychic orphan, and more!