19. Camille Grammer (RHOBH): Not only did St. Camille of Grammer give us the Dinner Party From Hell, one of the best gatherings of all time, she gave us the unforgettable phrase "morally corrupt Faye Resnick." Camille is also the only Housewife to successfully rehabilitate her image, going from the villain of Season 1 to the savior of Season 2, telling Taylor Armstrong that she needed to face her abusive husband. Then, in the ultimate power move, she walked away from the whole thing at the height of her popularity, now only popping down to Earth for an always-welcome guest appearance.
18. Kim Richards (RHOBH): If there is one Housewife who encapsulates the darkness inside these ladies that can't help but burble to the surface, it's Kim, whose struggles with addiction have always been a part of her story line. If you look at her as a person, she's sad. If you look at her as a Tennessee Williams heroine, she's sad and gorgeous.
17. Lea Black (Real Housewives of Miami): There is something wonderfully daffy about the human caricature that is Lea. While her fight with Adrianna fueled lots of what happened in Miami, it was the silly kerfuffles about Lea’s overinflated yearly gala that made her a constant source of bewildering amusement.
16. Kandi Burruss (RHOA): Kandi has always been a low-key powerhouse on the show, arguing with just about everyone on the cast at one time or another, but getting nearly all of them to forgive her. She probably is the most talented of all of the Housewives. She wrote "No Scrubs." End of discussion.