Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


Rating the 'Real Housewives of New York City'

How Jill Zarin, Bethenny Frankel, and the rest of the New York socialites rank on a scale from quirky to crazy

Posted on

A Little Quirky

Jill Zarin
Yes, she made out with her dog in season 1, but that nurturing nature makes Jill the sanest of the bunch.

Bethenny Frankel
Her words are her weapons (see: calling out Simon on his ”deep homosexual panic”).

Kelly Bensimon
She started a bit snoozy, but her blowup with Bethenny proves she’s got hothead potential.

Countess De Lesseps
The former model refuses bottled beer and demands to be called ”The Countess.”

Alex McCord
A tad gawky, she’d be the most endearing Housewife — if not for her loony other half, Simon.

Ramona Singer
She point-blank asked Governor Patterson if he was blind. Ding, ding, we have a winner!

Totally Crazy