'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Star Lisa Rinna Claims The Dramatic Season 'Gave Me My Voice'

Perry Carpenter

From her roles on Days of Our Lives (Billie Reed) and Melrose Place(Taylor McBride), actress and television host Lisa Rinna has plenty of past experience to draw from when it comes to life influences. With that in mind, Rinna recently attributed her time spent on a tumultuous season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as one important experience that altered her life dramatically, even going so far as claiming that the season "gave me my voice."

Rinna is seen discussing her time on the reality show in a preview clip for an upcoming episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now?. During the video clip, which was released by People, Rinna talked about some of the reasons why she chose to go the route of reality TV following her days starring on some of the most well-known soap operas of her time.

"I'm an entrepreneur at heart and to make all of other businesses run and do everything I want to do, I have to be on TV... I knew the girls on the show, and that's one of the reasons I felt comfortable."

While the season was certainly filled with a fair share of drama for Rinna, it turned out to be something that changed her life and influenced how she approaches things.

"I learned so much doing Real Housewives, because it gave me my voice."

Watch the entire interview with Rinna when Oprah: Where Are They Now? hits televisions Saturday nights on OWN.

In addition to her commitment to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Rinna appeared on the first season of Sing Your Face Off, and is known for her time as the host of Soap Talk.

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