Audrina Patridge Biography
You know you have arrived when you have a sweater named after you, and that is exactly what has happened to American actress and television personality Audrina Patridge.
GUESS used her first name for a sweater called "Audrina Cross Front" after she became one of the original four cast members of the MTV show "The Hills."
Born on 9th May 1985 in Yorba Linda, California where she grew up, she moved to Los Angeles and got a job as a receptionist at the Quixote Studios. In 2005 "Laguna Beach" star Lauren Conrad and her best friend and room-mate Heidi Montag moved into her apartment building to shoot "The MTV series "The Hills." Partridge became friends of the girls and joined the cast.
She was supposed to leave after the fifth series to star in her own reality show, but she decided to sign for the sixth series and her show was put on hold although it is still in the pipeline. Partridge appeared in more episodes of "The Hills" than any other cast member.
Audrina Patridge launched her Hollywood career after "The Hills" and she played Megan in "Sorority Row" in 2008 which was released on September 11 2009. In 2009 she landed a minor role in "Into the Blue 2: The Reef" which was released straight on to DVD on April 21st 2009.
In August 2008 she purchased a house in Hollywood's hills neighborhood and on February 22nd 2009 it was burgled by two members of the "Bling Ring." They were also referred to as the "Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch" and they were a group of mostly teenagers who burgled homes of several celebrities over a period between October 2009 and August 2009.
Over 50 homes were targeted, including Paris Hilton who was robbed several times. Partridge was also the target of a mentally disturbed stalker who was eventually arrested in 2010. Zachary Loring was arrested outside her house and charged with felony stalking.
He underwent psychiatric evaluation to see if he should be sent to prison or a mental institution and he was sentenced to two years imprisonment with a restraining order to keep him away from Partridge for the next 10 years.
In March 2008, just as she was making a name for herself, she was caught up in a scandal when nude pictures of her were leaked online. She said she had tried out for Playboy Magazine when she was 19-years-old and they had been leaked accidentally.
"I was just out of high school and starting a modeling career," she said. They were taken when I was naive and overly trusting of people and inexperienced."
She weathered the storm and was a contestant on the 11th season of "Dancing With the Stars" partnered by Tony Dovolani. Their first dance was cha cha and the second was a quickstep. They were the 6th couple to be eliminated and finished in 7th place.
But the disappointment of losing was tempered with embarrassment as her drunken mother Lynn unleashed an expletive-laden rant at the judges in full view of the TV cameras about the fact her daughter was expelled.
Audrina Patridge was also featured in the November issue of Maxim magazine and the photo shoot took place in Malibu.
After her early successful career in reality TV shows she continued acting landing a part in Scary Movie 5 released 2013.