Julia Van Kress is an American heiress, the daughter of Drew and Portia Van Kress, and twin sister to Julien Van Kress. Julia is one of the more reclusive members of the family, declining to attend most social functions. Her elusiveness has long frustrated the paparazzi whom she takes great pleasure in thwarting. She is an outspoken critic of what she calls her family’s “ruthless” business dealings. Much of the charity work she involves herself with is aimed at “righting her family’s wrongs” as she is oft heard saying.