About Amelia


Amelia is best known as a cult movie star who has devoted her life to the welfare of animals.  Forever honored in indelible ink for her starring role as “Angela” in the trilogy of horror movies filmed in the 80’s, Amelia now greets fans all over America who have tattooed her face on their chests, arms, backs, thighs…and calves.  As the only female she-devil in movie history, Amelia was inducted into the Horror Movie Hall of Fame in 2014 in Austin Texas at a film-festival devoted exclusively to her movies and her character, Angela.  Amelia is living proof that our “wild side” weilds great power and we can use the “powers of the night” to create beauty in the light of day! Now all her wildness is devoted to saving wild animals and preserving their habitats for future generations.  Shortly after her starring role in Night of the Demons Part 1, Amelia discovered her astonishing abilities in being able to enter not only the minds of the wild characters she plays in the movies, but also the minds of wild animals.  She went on to create history in the publishing world as well–first by making the controversial world of animal communication main-stream with her books and popular seminars, then by publishing three books on Amazon in one day!  Amelia is the author of the best-seller, Straight From the Horse’s Mouth: How to Talk to Animals and Get AnswersThe Language of Miracles: A Celebrated Psychic Teaches You to Talk to Animals (RandomHouse and New World Library), Soulmates with Paws, Hooves, and Wings; Aurora’s Secret; and The Winged One. (CreateSpace on Amazon.) She is an inspirational speaker who lectures in 10-15 countries a year in the US, Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, France, Portugal, Poland, Thailand, the Isle of Man, the Canary Islands, South Africa, Rwanda, and Zambia where she trains animal lovers from all walks of life including doctors and vets.

Amelia was featured in The 100 Top Psychics in America. (Simon and Schuster) Miss Kinkade’s books are now available in 32 countries.   AMELIA’S BIG NEWS:  The ARK ANGELS are coming!!!  Amelia is visiting schools in Zambia, Africa and in the Kruger National Park in July 2015 to enlighten children about the plight of orphaned elephants and lions caught in snares so that African children don’t grow up to be poachers!  Amelia’s new campaign NO HORROR FOR ANIMALS will unite horror and sci-fi movie stars for charity benefits where she proposed that humans “keep the horror on the screen” and outlaw the poaching of elephants for illegal ivory importation in America.

Amelia’s clients include rock stars like Pink, Duffy, and Sophie B. Hawkins, movie stars such as Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Shirley MacLaine and Amy Smart, music producer mogels like Teresa LeBarbera Whites who discovered Beyonce, Brittany Spears and Jessica Simpson, television stars like Barbara Walters, Leeza Gibbons, Kelsey Grammer, and the late Dick Clark, literary superstars like Dr. Bernie Siegel, Arielle Ford, Lynn Andrews and Alan Cohen, top models like Tatjana Patitz and Katherine Oxenburg, movie producers like Michael Taylor, producer of the films Phenomenon with John Travolta and Instinct with Anthony Hopkins, British royalty like Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, and even astronauts such as Dr. Edgar Mitchell who mentored her second book, The Language of Miracles.  

Amelia also volunteers for icons in the world of global animal conservation, which include Dame Daphne Sheldrick and her orphaned elephants in Nairobi, Lesley Rochat and her Great White Sharks in Cape Town, and SANCOOB in Africa that rescues orphaned penguins.  Amelia’s other most treasured clients are South Africa’s top show dogs, in addition to the rescued beagles of the Beagle Freedom Project in Los Angeles that rescues dogs from laboratories. But aside from rock stars, and movie stars, Amelia’s most beloved clients are just normal folks who love their animals more than anything in the world.

As a writer, her books are now available in 32 countries.  Amelia graduated from a by-invitation only advanced screen-writing course at UCLA in Los Angeles.  As a performer, she just graduated from the first level of training at the Improv Olympics in Hollywood that produced Mike Myers and Chris Farley.  Her study as an author, improv actor, and illustrator is a life-long process that she never neglects, even on her perpetual world tours.  Her upcoming book WHISPERS FROM THE WILD was published by New World Library in 2016 and honors the precious endangered animals on earth and share their wisdom.

Amelia’s abilities have been the focus of hundreds of magazines and newspaper articles world-wide, many of which are available on the “press page” of this site, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, ABC News, The Boston North Shore Sunday, The London Sunday News of The World, Good Housekeeping, Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, New Woman in England, Bilt de Frau in Germany and the cover of the Freitseit Kurier in Vienna. Miss Kinkade has appeared on television programs, most of which are available on the “video interviews” page of this site including The View, The Other Half, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Extra, VH1, Jenny Jones, The BBC News, Carte Blanche in South Africa, Beyond with George Noory, and numerous news broadcasts in the US, Europe, and Australia. She has been heard on over 300 radio programs in the last few years from Memphis to Cape Town, South Africa. A BBC documentary was created around her work with the elephants in the Kruger National Park and a BBC children’s programming tour was created for her youngest most open-minded fans. 

Amelia’s true passion is assisting animal rescue organizations in Africa who create safe havens for relocated tigers, lions, elephants, cheetah, Great White Sharks, penguins, baboons, and even bats and snakes.  Amelia also trouble-shoots problems in sanctuaries all over the world that rescue tigers, gorillas, bears, lions, Asian elephants, birds of prey, and countless breeds of exotic animals. She enjoys helping charities worldwide with their fund-raising. In 2002, she was honored to accept invitations to Buckingham Palace to work with the household cavalry of Queen Elizabeth II and to “whisper” with the hunting horses of Prince Charles.  In 2013, she flew to Germany to help the Olympic show horses prepare for the Olympics in London. 

Amelia’s passion extends to human children as well.  She leads her annual Sacred Harmony Safaris in Zambia every October where she can take animal lovers not only out to meet wild lions, leopards, giraffes, and countless elephants, and work with a charity that rescues baby lions and elephants who have been caught in barbed wire snares, Amelia also guides her students through a parish where they can help build kindergartens for African children. Amelia helps charities like Shumbashaba in Johannesburg who create pet assisted therapy program for mentally and physically disabled children.  The healing powers of horses work miracles with these impoverished children.  Amelia enjoys stocking the libraries of African primary schools with beautiful books and she donates her time teaching dance classes in parishes where one in two natives is HIV positive and one in three of the African children are destined to die of AIDs. She also supports Chipembele Wildlife Sanctuary in Zambia which offers education programs to children in the bush in Zambia to prevent them from growing up to be poachers.  And she’ll offer tours of the facility during her African safaris so that YOU can come meet her animal friends and her young African friends as well!  In the Beretta Schools around the Kruger National Park, Amelia set up the Cecil Fund where the world’s youngest future conservationists spell it out for the rest of the world, “We Love Cecil!” And they will grow up to be protectors of lions, not poachers.  If you’d like to support Ark Angel and help rescue lions from tragic circumstances as well as support Amelia as she educates the little lion lovers of the future, please visit ARK ANGEL on this site and contribute from your heart.

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“Winningmood” wins the Gold

LOVE WINS! Amelia Kinkade is the happiest horse whisperer alive!  She is the coach of the world’s most glorious Olympic level show horses and just proved that LOVE, GENTLENESS, COMPASSION, PRAYER, RESPECT, DANCE, MUSIC and HUMOR can make horses FLY!  Her most celebrated horse-clients won the GOLD and SILVER medals in the Longines Global Championships in Rome, Vienna and Doha, Quatar!  Amelia flew from Africa to Rome and Vienna in October of 2015 to champion her treasured hooved friends, Winningmood and his girlfriend, Fit For Fun, showing there’s only one way to WIN, to honor their wild spirits and preserve their dignity at all costs.  And in the presence of such love and reverence these horses can FLY!  Both horses are jumped by Luciana Diniz for Portugal in the Olympics, and Winni is “owned” by Edourd de Rothschild, who proves that his taste in and love for horses is profound. 

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Amelia just published her first crime novel, AURORA’S SECRET, on Amazon!!!  Check it out!  It is spicy, but for those of you looking for something sweet, her latest book about animals is called SOULMATES WITH PAWS HOOVES AND WINGS, also available on Amazon.  And her most stunning achievement is the release of THE WINGED ONE, her first illustrated children’s novel, also available on Amazon!!!

Does Amelia give private readings? For the first time in over ten years Amelia has just opened her doors to animal lovers everywhere.  She is absolutely thrilled to meet your four-legged soulmates and is honored to help in any way she can. Since the publication of her first book in 2001, she’s been on a world tour and has not been able to give private sessions. Her last private readings were given to rock stars like Pink, Duffy, Sophie B. Hawkins and movie stars like Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.  Amelia is not available for private readings the month of July because she’s introducing Ark Angel to Rwanda, the orphans there, and honoring the gorilla.

Amelia Kinkade was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on New Year’s Eve, 1968. She is of Cherokee and Irish descent, but she is a card-carrying Choctaw Indian, and the latest research indicates she may also have descended from a wild clan of Portuguese pirates.  Her first passion was classical piano, but she shifted her attention to ballet when she started training to be a professional dancer at the age of 11. She was not born clairvoyant with animals. Although she adored animals her entire life, she didn’t develop her gift until her mid-twenties. Because she learned this amazing ability from scratch, she has been able to create a system of teaching telepathic communication to her students all over the world.


Amelia has a word with KING JINX!
Amelia has a word with KING JINX!

Only a few months after discovering her telepathic ability in an animal communication workshop, Amelia went to a Hollywood party, given by a television director. Amelia sneaked away from the party (which was a séance with the not-yet-famous James Van Praagh) to have a chat with the man’s two gorgeous Golden Retrievers and test out her newfound abilities; Amelia kept the conversation to herself, but news travels fast in Tinsel Town. A few weeks later came an urgent call from the director. One of the dogs, had scratched most of the skin off the left side of her chin. Their vet could find no cause for the obsessive scratching. Amelia successfully diagnosed the problem when she told the director that the irritating factors were two-fold: She “saw” new cream-colored wall-to-wall carpeting in the man’s home that was causing an allergic reaction in the dog and she “felt” that the dog-owner’s roommate had just had a painful dental surgery on the same side of his mouth where the dog was scratching. When both situations were confirmed, Amelia was stunned. The precious dog was experiencing both physical and emotionally sympathetic causes for her painful condition. The implications were staggering.

A week later came another call. The director’s roommate had just taken a job on The Mo Show, Mo Gaffney’s talk show, and would Amelia appear as a celebrity guest? That began a string of media appearances that prepared her for her new career as an international speaker. After the publication of Straight From the Horse’s Mouth in 2001, Amelia scheduled her first world tour and now lectures in at least 30 cities (about 12 countries) annually.

When Amelia is not writing and teaching workshops in animal communication, she relishes her time behind the brush–the watercolor brush. She writes and illustrates whimsical children’s books, with pen and ink drawings and watercolor paintings. Amelia just released THE WINGED ONE, which is now available on Amazon!  This is her first children’s novel and the first time her artwork has become available to the public! She studied life drawing, figure construction, anatomy, perspective drawing,and quick sketch at the American Animation Academy under the watchful eye of the legendary Karl Gnass, one of the world’s most revered art teachers. (Look for The Winged One, her first illustrated children’s novel available on Amazon in March of 2013, and meet King Jinx, the big bad king of the Electrolynx.)

When she isn’t drawing, she’s dancing.
Before discovering her psychic ability, Amelia graduated from the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan with a major in modern dance. Her training included years of study with the New Orleans Ballet, Martha Graham training with Ko Yukihiro, and a scholarship to Gus Giordano’s in Chicago.

In Los Angeles, she enjoyed a dazzling career as a professional jazz dancer and choreographer. As a lead dancer, she performed with Smoky Robinson, Ray Charles, The Four Tops, and a multitude of Motown Stars in the TV series, The Motown Review. She was a featured dancer in the films, Breakin’ 2, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Body Rock, and Fast Forward, among others. Amelia toured with Donna Summer and starred in a multitude of rock videos including The Stray Cats, Cher, The Scorpions, Yarborough and Peoples, and Sheena Easton. Amelia also starred in a series of unforgettable horror movies that have garnered such a cult following, she signs autographs at Sci-fi movie conventions where fans greet her with tattoos of her on their chests.

She has taught and trained professional dancers all over Los Angeles. Her new passion is Salsa dancing and she enjoys her status as a competitive ballroom dancer. She can be caught kicking up her glittery heels in Salsa clubs from Manhattan to Dublin, Ireland.

Amelia attests that all left-brain artistic and athletic activities aid psychic communication, by patterning brain waves to observe and log visual and tactile information in the absence of language. She believes that both drawing and dancing are powerful forms of skill-building nonverbal communication that help develop and fine-tune intuition.

When she isn’t dancing, she’s flying!

Amelia is also a celebrity minister at churches all over the world and has presented her animal loving church services at the Unity Church of Dallas, the Unity Church of Atlanta, alongside the head of Silent Unity, Rev. John Strickland and his celebrity hot-dog, Reverend Duke; at the Religious Science Church of Woodland Hills, California; The Center for Spiritual Living in Riverside, CA, and she’s given the Sunday service in her own workshops every Sunday from the Black Forest in Germany where her Lion Easter service became quite famous, to Manhattan where she did a blessing on the animals.  Amelia was granted her practitioner’s license from the Woodland Hills Church of Religious Science in Los Angeles and was privately mentored under the wing of the magnificent Reverend Tom Johnson, author and master teacher in the Science of Mind.  Doctor Tom was the protégé of Dr. Charles Holloway who studied directly under the revolutionary and founder of Religious Science, Dr. Ernest Holmes.  Reverend Kinkade was ordained by the Church of Universal Life on Sep. 8, 2015 in Johannesburg South Africa.  Amelia has students who are Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu and Moslem and she honors the rich traditions of spiritual-based communities all over the world.  She also celebrated the rich spiritual life of all her gay and transsexuals’ students and fans around the world. Amelia is close-personal friends with Ganesha, the elephant god; Sekhmet, the lion goddess of ancient Egypt, and Epona the goddess of the horses.  However, Miss Kinkade’s best friend was born in a manger! (Of course!)  But in agreement with the founder of the Science of Mind, Dr. Ernest Holmes, Amelia insists we all take responsibility for manifesting the Christ Consciousness that is now being born inside each and every one of us!  Reverend Kinkade writes:

“God can only do for us what God does through us. People ask me if I pray every day. No, I pray every moment. My every breath is a prayer.” 

And pray she should.  For fun, she gets her kicks through death-defying extreme sports.  In 2011, she did the world’s highest bungee jump. In 2012, she learned to white water kayak and she white water rafting the Zambezi (with 24 class 3-5 rapids.)  In between her quality time spent playing with Great White sharks, Siberian tiger cubs and black mamba, she learned to paraglide so that she could release rescued birds from a paraglider.  In 2012, Amelia went paragliding in the Alps and divebombed herds of Alpine goats who were very surprised to see her.  This new brand of wild-hearted minister is always looking for something exciting to rock her world…and new ways for her to rock your world.

Even this little reptile in Milan Italy was drawn toward the Light!



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