Leven Rambin Is Ready for Her Close-up, and Perhaps a Foreign Child


Photo: Patrick McMullan

Remember this girl,” photographer Patrick McMullan said, gesturing to gal-about-town Leven Rambin during a party for Lizzie Fortunato Jewels and Timo! Wallets Tuesday night. “She’s a star!” You probably don’t remember the 17-year-old socialite from her work on All My Children. Instead, she’s planted herself firmly in the gossip pages after she stole former bestie Julia Allison’s boyfriend (the Star magazine talking head had previously called Leven her “adopted little sister”) and for dating Men’s Vogue writer Hud Morgan. So it’s no surprise that she’s a fan of Ashton Kutcher’s new prank TV show, Pop Fiction, which makes up outrageous stories (like Paris Hilton’s friendship with a “shaman” who urged her to give away a diamond necklace to a stranger) and dupes tabloids into printing them. “I love it, I love it!” Rambin squealed. “I really want to do that. I’d have to think of something really creative and mind-fucking. Maybe if I adopted a child, like a foreign child, and carried it around and took it to work and took it to a Teen Vogue party. That’d be pretty funny.” But when the topic of former Calvin Klein model Bruce Hulse came up — his new book dishes on past affairs with celebs like Elle Macpherson, Andie MacDowell, and Paulina Porizkova — the usually bubbly Leven grew noticeably uncomfortable. Does she think it’s in bad taste to kiss and tell, à la Julia Allison’s blog? After a pause, Rambin declined to comment. “Don’t burn bridges,” she said carefully. Then she flitted away toward the flashbulbs. —Maridel Reyes