Carolyn Bessette was the wife of JFK Jr and a publicist for fashion designer Calvin Klein.
She and John F Kennedy Jr and her sister Lauren Bessette, were killed in 1999 when the small plane Kennedy was piloting crashed into the water off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. There is some speculation about the cause of the crash but officials state that spatial disorientation may have led to a "graveyard spiral".
Carolyn attended Boston University, graduating in 1988, and worked as a waitress in Boston. She later worked at a Calvin Klein store in Boston before becoming a publicist for Calvin Klein in New York City.
In a somewhat sudden and secretive wedding, she and JFK Jr were married in 1996 on Cumberland Island in Georgia.