Kim Richards began her acting career as a child, appearing on 70's TV shows like Nanny and the Professor, Here We Go Again, and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, as well as movies like The Car and Escape to Witch Mountain. Richards retired from acting in the early 80's, but returned to the business as an adult, appearing in Black Snake Moan and a remake of her childhood hit, Race to Witch Mountain.
- Portrayed Prudence Everett in the 1970 ABC comedy series Nanny and the Professor.
- Made movie debut in the 1974 drama Escape to Witch Mountain. She took the role of Tia after first pick Melissa Sue Anderson dropped out to do Little House on the Prairie.
- Was known as "the Disney Girl" as she was featured in several movies for the studio.
- A member of the cast of Bravo's 2010 reality series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
- In late 2011, sought help for alcohol addiction; it was her second trip to a rehab facility.