Camille Donatacci Grammer was mentioned in a 1993 NYT‘s article “Vegas On the Green.” At the time, Camille was a student at NJ‘s Montclair State College studying English lit.
Tavern on The Green was going through changes from it’s reputation as a conservative restaurant to an updated eatery by bringing in bright lights and dancing girls, Ms. Donatacci being one of them.
To read the entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/08/15/style/vegas-on-the-green.html?pagewanted=all
According to people who knew her when, Ms. Donatacci hasn’t changed much from 1983:
I lived in Manhattan Beach for a long time and knew Camille as a shady girl, who wanted to nab a rich man, (like most of the girls at that time and around our ages) she was transparent, stupid, gauche, basically a real pig by her actions and behavior. There was a big high end club called H2O, where loads of Hollywood’s and sports guys hung out, so naturally Skank was there being so desperate and “willing” it would have been sad had it not been Camille who garnered much ill will from both men & women, she was truly horrible. At the time Kelsey was around regularly, it was when he was drinking heavily – a guy who should have been so happy, everything was going right for him but he was one of the saddest men I’d ever met. Tragic is the word that leaps to mind, but a nice, nice man.
Anyway, Camille scooped in on him like a vulture on carrion, she fit his type stripperish, with a touch of gold digger and cruel sociopath mixed together. I’m sure she was as surprised as the rest of that circle when he started dating her and it wasn’t a one night stand. Some of us thought at the time she might be turning tricks/escorting to supplement that MTV dance money but I don’t remember her being a Playboy model either, and she would have been screaming that at the top of her lungs with pride, so I’m guessing it was their online gallery, as she was not very attractive more average than anything, she’s had loads of work done. Brassy blond with over processed hair that was broken off in chunks, tanned to the point of looking like leather… Kelsey’s stripper low class type he was drawn to, he likes them crazy I guess. I think most people never dreamed his people would allow THAT to marry him, and boy did they sanitize her to the public!
“…as someone who knows both parties, let me respond to Camille. First, let’s keep this in mind: when Kelsey met Camille, she was a Playboy model, a soft core porn actress in such films as “The Naked Detective,” and a prostitute in the Arab world, which is where she made most of her money (by the way, ask her about Prince Jefri’s trial, and watch her jaw drop). Despite this – maybe because of it – Kelsey married Camille, and they were fine. But then Camille seemed to feel Kelsey owed his success to her; she also decided that she needed more attention, and in her 40’s, decided to go back to modeling her plastic surgery, and appearing on TV. Kelsey was worried that the new attention on Camille would cause attention to her past, particularly her on and off stints in Brunei as one of the Sultan’s prostitutes. How would the kids feel about this? So when he was in New York, he thought that maybe his relationship with Camille had run its course. He did the best he could. He helped her with her irritable bowels, looked past her past, and brought her in as a mother and a partner. But it seemed as if she was looking to become famous at the expense of her family, and that was a bit too much for Kelsey. So his former wife should just let it go, and move on with her life, too. Hopefully she will get the fame and credit she wants.”
Camille’s Dancing Days
Camille in ‘The Naked Detective’
Prince Jefri of Brunei, Camille’s ‘friend’
Nick Stabile, Camille’s ‘friend’ while married to Kelsey
‘Allegedly,’ Camille picked up Nick in Hawaii and private jetted him to her home to keep her company when Kelsey left for NY to do La Cage au Folles…