Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

American publicist and socialite

Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy (January 7, 1966 – July 16, 1999) was an American socialite, model, publicist for Calvin Klein. Kennedy was married to John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States. Her relationship with her husband and her fashion influence drew comparisons to her mother-in-law Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Kennedy, her husband and older sister, Lauren Bessette, died in a plane crash in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts on July 16, 1999.

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
Kennedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, May 1999
Carolyn Jeanne Bessette

(1966-01-07)January 7, 1966
DiedJuly 16, 1999(1999-07-16) (aged 33)
Cause of deathPlane crash
EducationBoston University
John F. Kennedy Jr.
(m. 1996; died 1999)
RelativesLauren Bessette
Lisa Bessette
FamilyKennedy family
(by marriage)