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Lindsey Anne Strutt (born April 26, 1987) is an English glamour model from Wheatley Hills, Doncaster. She has appeared in national UK newspaper Daily Star as a Page Three girl, and in men's magazines including Maxim, Nuts and Loaded. At Christmas 2007, she flew out to Basra, Iraq, to greet members of the British armed forces. She is affectionately nicknamed "The Strutter" by fans. She appears topless and nude in some magazines and on her website.
Bobby Sabel (born and sometimes referred to as Robert Sabel; 5 August 1986) is a British model and reality television participant. He was born in London and has modelled for brands such as House of Fraser, Superdry, Swatch and Levi. His other career highlights include being photographed by Rankin and walking the catwalks of Milan, New York and Paris. He is signed to Elite Model Management.
On 18 August 2011, he entered the eighth series of Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother as a housemate. He was evicted on final night in 7th place.
Naomi Campbell (born 22 May 1970) is an English model. Scouted at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognisable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and she was one of six models of her generation declared "supermodels" by the fashion world. As the most famous black model of her time, Campbell has been outspoken throughout her career against the racial bias that exists in the fashion industry. Her personal life is widely reported, particularly her relationships with prominent men—including boxer Mike Tyson and actor Robert De Niro—and several highly-publicised convictions for assault.
Campbell was born in the working-class Streatham district of South London, the daughter of Jamaican-born dancer Valerie Morris. In accordance with her mother's wishes, Campbell has never met her father, who abandoned her mother when she was four months pregnant, and who went unnamed on her birth certificate. She took on the surname Campbell from her mother's second marriage. Her half-brother, Pierre, was born in 1986. Campbell is of Afro-Jamaican descent, as well as of Chinese Jamaican ancestry through her paternal grandmother, who carried the family
Catherine Elizabeth "Cat" Deeley (born 23 October 1976) is an English television presenter and model. Since 2006, Deeley has also been the host of So You Think You Can Dance in the United States, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, As of 2008 she is also the face of Pantene shampoo in the UK.
Deeley was born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. She attended Grove Vale Junior School in Great Barr Sandwell, followed by Dartmouth High School in Great Barr, where she played the clarinet in the Sandwell Youth Concert Band. She then joined the sixth form at Bishop Vesey's Grammar School.
At age 14, Deeley entered a regional edition of a BBC competition for The Clothes Show, in which she reached the national finals. Spotted by an agent for Storm modeling agency at age 16, she was quickly signed as a model under her nickname of Cat to make it easier for clients to re-book her.
In 1994 at age 18, Deeley became a full-time fashion model. She left full-time modelling in 1997, following changes in her contract with Storm. She moved on to become an MTV UK presenter, usually with her close friend Edith
Calum Milan Best (born 6 February 1981, San Jose, California) is a British-American former fashion model turned celebrity, and television personality.
Best has taken part in the Reality TV shows Fool Around With on E4 and The Match on Sky One. In 2005 and 2006 he was featured in ITV1's Celebrity Love Island, winning the second series on 28 August 2006. Around this time he played himself in the final episode of ITV1's Footballers' Wives.
Most recently Channel 4's Celebrity Come Dine with Me, where he dined with Janice Dickinson, Samantha Fox and Jade Goody's ex-boyfriend Jeff Brazier.
In September 2006, Best appeared in the ITV2 series Calum, Fran and Dangerous Danan, in which he was seen traveling with Paul Danan and Fran Cosgrave from Texas to Los Angeles on America's U.S. Route 66.
In late 2006, Best launched a men's fragrance called "Calum", stating "I had all the input into the smell. I chose the smell, I chose the bottle, I chose the packaging, the whole thing", the product is being made by Jigsaw.
In 2008 Best appeared on RTÉ's Livin' With Lucy. Later that year, he featured in MTV's Totally Calum Best. The show detailed Best's attempts to remain celibate for fifty days.
Scott Alexander Maslen (born 25 June 1971) is an English actor and model, best known for his portrayal as DS Phil Hunter in ITV's The Bill and now Jack Branning on the BBC's flagship soap EastEnders.
Maslen was born in Woolwich, London, England on 25 June 1971. As a young boy Scott admired the Royal Marines and attended Bromley Marine Cadets on a Monday and a Thursday at T.S. Narvik in Bromley Common. He was brought up in Woolwich and signed up to join the Royal Marines with his school friends, Marcus Marnham and Simon Farnham at the age of 16. He later sustained an injury whilst in the Marines, resulting in him having to leave. He is also a supporter of West Ham United and an interview with him can be seen on the 2005/06 Season Review DVD. He has been a vegetarian since the age of 18; he discussed this on appearances on both The Paul O'Grady Show and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. In 2009, he was voted as PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian alongside singer Leona Lewis.
He is married to Estelle Maslen (née Rubio), who is the mother of his son Zak Alexander Maslen (born January 2001). The couple were together for nine years before they were married on 6 September 2008. Several of Maslen's
Kelly Salmon (aka Kelly Natelle) (born 23 March 1987 in Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom) is an English actress and fashion model. She appeared in the first TV commercial for NSPCC in 1993.
Salmon started modelling at a very young age and made her first commercial at the age of eleven months. She has modelled fashion in a number of different countries and on Blue Peter. As well as her appearances in film and TV, she has also appeared in a number of professional and amateur theatre productions, including "Annie" in the West End in 1998, when she played the part of Duffy and on the productions UK Tour, as 'Annie' in 2000. Her younger brother Shaun has appeared in Tiger Aspect's Murder starring Julie Walters and her younger sister Hayley Marie, has appeared in the West End Musical Spend Spend Spend and UK Tour of West End's Annie.
In 1998 she attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School and attended Nottingham Trent University until 2008.
Annabel Giles (born 20 May 1959) has been a model, a television and radio presenter, an actress, a comedienne and a novellist during her career (1982–present).
Highlights from those careers include an exclusive contract with Max Factor, being a regular reporter on Loose Ends and starring in several pantomimes. Her one-woman show at the Edinburgh Festival, called Looking for Mr.Giles, was a sellout. She is also a Penguin author; her first novel, Birthday Girls reached No 6 in the Sunday Times Best Seller List of October 2001 and sold 120, 000 copies that year. She later released Crossing the Paradise Line in 2003 and followed this up with, The Defrosting of Charlotte Small, in spring 2006.
Giles has had a varied career in television and radio. In the 1990s she was the presenter of ITV's Posh Frocks and New Trousers. She has been a panelist on many game shows ranging from Have I Got News for You to Shooting Stars, was a regular on Through the Keyhole and has appeared twice on BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute. On Noel Edmonds' House Party she famously guessed a Gotcha! before it had even started.
Annabel Claire Giles was born in Griffithstown, near Pontypool, Monmouthshire. She is the
Rachael Cairns (born 11 August 1988) is a British model and actress. She is best known for participating in Cycle 4 of Britain's Next Top Model, in which she placed fourth. She has also appeared in numerous acting roles, most recently in an episode of Waterloo Road playing Tasha Lefton, a diabetic pupil who will go as far as refusing to take insulin so that she can lose weight, to be "Rochdales next top model".
Cairns was announced as one of the fourteen girls who participated in Britain's Next Top Model, Cycle 4. During her run in the competition, she accumulated 3 first call-outs, tying with eventual winner Alex Evans, and one bottom two appearance. Throughout her stay she was often criticised for being fake and was labeled a 'Bible Basher'. She appeared in the bottom two with eventual second runner-up Stefanie Wilson, the judges decided to send her home.
Cairns was immediately signed to Models 1 in London, after appearing on the show, being the first non-winning Britain's Next Top Model contestant to be signed by the prize agency. A year later, she had left Models 1 and joined Nevs, another agency based in London. She also appeared on ITV2's The Fashion Show along with Britain's
Antony Hamilton (4 May 1952 – 29 March 1995) was an Australian actor, model, and dancer.
Hamilton was born in Liverpool, England, was adopted by an Australian RAF-hero and his wife soon after birth, and grew up on a sheep farm in Australia. He attended the Scotch College in Adelaide, where dance and ballet was a significant part of the curriculum. Hamilton proved to have a talent for ballet and, after leaving school, he began a career as a professional dancer with The Australian Ballet Company.
In 1972, during a dance tour in Europe with The Australian Ballet, he was "discovered" by a fashion photographer. This resulted in Hamilton soon after leaving the ballet and moving to the USA to pursue a career as a model. During the following 10 years, he worked extensively as a model in Europe, America, Asia and Africa, becoming a favorite subject of world-famous photographers as Richard Avedon and Bruce Weber, often working with famous fashion designers such as Gianni Versace, and frequently appearing in magazines such as Vogue and GQ.
After having worked for a while as a model, Hamilton also began taking acting classes, wanting to expand his career. He eventually got his big break as an
Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE, FRGS (born 1 May 1946) is a British actress, voice-over artist, former-model and author, best known for her roles in British television series Absolutely Fabulous portraying Edina Monsoon's best friend, Patsy Stone, as well as parts in The New Avengers, Sapphire & Steel, and Sensitive Skin. Her distinctive voice has been supplied for animated characters, film narration, and AOL's "You have email" notification in the UK. She has spoken out as a human rights activist for Survival International and the Gurkha Justice Campaign, and is now considered a "national treasure" of Nepal because of her support. She is an advocate for a number of charities and animal welfare groups such as CIWF and Viva! She has won three BAFTA awards and a British Comedy Award.
Joanna Lamond Lumley was born on 1 May 1946 in Srinagar, in the princely state of Kashmir and Jammu, which was then part of British India. Her parents were Major James Rutherford Lumley, who served in the 6th Gurkha Rifles, a regiment of the British Indian Army, and Beatrice Rose Weir. They married in 1941. After the independence of India in 1947, the Lumleys relocated back to their home country of England;
Katie Targett-Adams (born Edinburgh, Scotland 1979) and is a singer-songwriter-MC and Celtic harpist. She has released 6 albums and has enjoyed most success singing in Chinese in China.
Targett Adams grew up in Scotland and attended St. George's School, Edinburgh where she was Deputy Head of School (1996-7) and is currently a Governor. She learnt the clarsach ( the Celtic harp) outwith school and soon became known for her singing and playing. In 1994 Targett Adams entered and won the BBC's first ever Junior MasterChef. After leaving St. George's, Targett Adams read Modern and Medieval Languages at Hertford College, Oxford, at the University of Oxford, where she began to combine language and music. Her first performance came in the form of an invitation from the Scottish Tourist Board, Visitscotland, to showcase her talent in Washington D.C. while sitting her finals at Oxford in 2001.
Targett Adams was spotted by the Chinese Cultural Ambassador to London whilst performing at Stirling Castle in 2003 who invited her to sing at the Nanning International Folk Arts Festival in China in 2003 where she played to audiences of 10,000 people. The success of this tour led her to headline at
Lauren Elizabeth McAvoy (born 16 January 1987) is an English fashion model. In September 2007 she won Cycle 3 of Britain's Next Top Model. Her prize was a contract with Ruby & Millie Cosmetics, a modelling contract with Models 1, and a six-page fashion editorial and cover for Company Magazine.
McAvoy was born in Wickford, Essex. She graduated from college with a civil engineering diploma. Before entering Britain's Next Top Model, she starred in a commercial for Cindy dolls, and later in an issue of Sugar Magazine.
McAvoy appeared in Cycle 3 of Britain's Next Top Model. She started out as a weaker contestant, but as the competition progressed she started showing more and more versatility and became one of the front runners, despite appearing in the bottom two three times. She was chosen over the competition favourite Rebecca White to go into the final two. In the final judging, she was chosen over White and runner-up Louise Watts due to her overall performance on the runway, the photo shoots throughout the competition and her overall attitude towards the business. The main judge on the show, Lisa Snowdon, said: "Lauren epitomises a worthy winner...She's got a real sparkle about her,
Hannah Simone (born August 3, 1980) is a Canadian television host, actress, and former fashion model. From May 2006 to November 2008, she worked as a VJ for MuchMusic in Canada, and now stars as Cece Meyers on New Girl.
Hannah Simone was born on August 3, 1980 in London, England. She is of Indian origin on her father's side, and her mother is half German-Italian and half Greek-Cypriot. Simone spent her early childhood in Calgary, Alberta. From ages 7–10, Simone moved through three continents, attending schools in each. At the age of 13, Simone was living in Cyprus, and was working as a fashion model and was featured on the cover of a leading local fashion publication, At 16 years old, Simone lived in New Delhi, India and attended the American Embassy school and at 17 returned to Canada. Initially settling at White Rock, British Columbia, then subsequently relocating to Vancouver.
While attending the University of British Columbia, Simone received a BA in International Relations and Political Science. In 2004, while at Ryerson University, she received a BA in Radio and Television Arts.
For two years, she was a researcher for a book by Lloyd Axworthy, previously a Foreign Affairs
Elizabeth Jane Hurley (born 10 June 1965) is an English model and actress. In the 1990s, Hurley became known as a girlfriend of Hugh Grant. In 1994, as Grant became the focus of worldwide media attention due to the global box office success of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hurley accompanied him to the film's Los Angeles premiere in a plunging black Versace dress held together with gold safety pins, which gained her instant media attention.
Hurley has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder for over 15 years since the company awarded Hurley her first modelling job at the age of 29. It has featured her as a representative and model for its products, especially perfumes such as Sensuous, Intuition, and Pleasures, since 1995. As an actress, her best known cinematic works to date have been as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers' hit spy comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and as the Devil in Bedazzled (2000). Hurley currently owns an eponymous beachwear line.
Hurley was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, the younger daughter of Angela Mary (née Titt) and Roy Leonard Hurley. Her father was a Major in the British Army; her Anglican mother was a
Erin O'Connor (born 9 February 1978) is an English model.
Erin O'Connor was born and brought up in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, England and went to Brownhills Community School (now Brownhills Community Technology College/Brownhills C.T.C). She was raised Catholic and her father is from Ballycastle, Northern Ireland. On a school trip to the Birmingham Clothes Show she was spotted by a scout.
Her first published pictures were by Juergen Teller for issue 159. The Undressed Issue issue of i-D in December 1996.. She has modelled on the catwalk for John Galliano, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Prada, Versace, Miu Miu, Jasper Conran, Giorgio Armani, Julien Macdonald, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chado Ralph Rucci, Badgley Mischka, and Dolce & Gabbana. She has worked with many leading fashion photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Meisel, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Mario Testino, David Sims, Bryan Adams, Nadav Kander and featured in magazines including Vogue, W, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Harpers & Queen, i-D, and Visionaire. She was on the January cover of British Vogue. Since 2005 she has been one of the faces of the British high-street chain Marks and Spencer and in 2008 she
Sylvia Ashley (1 April 1904 – 29 June 1977) was an English model, actress and socialite, who was best known for her marriages to British aristocrats and American movie stars.
She was born Edith Louisa Sylvia Hawkes in Paddington, London, England, a daughter of Arthur Hawkes and Edith Florence Hyde. (Although she preferred giving her year of birth as 1906, the England and Wales Civil Registration Index, Vol. 1a, Page 26, shows it was recorded during the June quarter of 1904, District of Paddington.) Her sister, Lillian Vera Hawkes (6 March 1910 – 1 January 1997), married British film producer Basil Bleck.
Hawkes was married five times:
Using her middle name Sylvia, she worked as a lingerie model and became a Cochran Dancer, the British equivalent of a Ziegfeld Follies girl. After this brief career in the chorus line of musical comedy, she went on to appear in a number of West End plays. In 1924, she made her debut in Midnight Follies. She appeared in Primrose. In 1925, she acted in Tell me More at London's Winter Garden Theatre, and in The Whole Town's Talking.
On 1 March 1941, Lady Ashley filed articles of incorporation to establish an organisation known as the British Distressed
Adam Peter Rickitt (born 29 May 1978) is an English charity fundraiser and former actor, singer and model.
Rickitt was born in Crewe, Cheshire, the youngest of four brothers. His father is co-owner of an estate agency. Rickitt was educated at Sedbergh School, a boarding school in Cumbria.
Rickitt has spoken publicly about suffering from bulimia in his teenage years and about how male sufferers have largely been neglected.
Prior to his acting career, Rickitt had briefly been a child model. He subsequently has modelled for numerous UK magazines such as Attitude and Cosmopolitan.
Rickitt is most famous for his role on popular ITV soap opera Coronation Street, where he took over the role of Nick Tilsley in 1997. His girlfriend sent his pictures to various showbusiness agents, one of whom was Nigel Martin-Smith. At first Martin-Smith had the idea of putting him in a boy band he was forming, but when he found out that Coronation Street were re-casting the part of Nick, Rickitt auditioned for the part and got the job. The part had previously been played by actor Warren Jackson until 1996 when the character moved to Canada.
Rickitt left the series in 1999, returning briefly in 2002 and for
Jason Statham ( /ˈsteɪθəm/; born 12 September 1967) is an English actor and former diver, known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Revolver, Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Statham appeared in supporting roles in several American films, such as The Italian Job, as well as playing the lead role in The Transporter, Death Race, Crank, The Bank Job and War (opposite martial arts star Jet Li). Statham also appeared alongside established action film actors Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren in The Expendables. He usually performs his own fight scenes and stunts.
Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, the son of Eileen (née Yates) and Barry Statham, a lounge singer. He moved to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where he chose not to follow his father's career working the local market stalls, and decided to pursue the arts. He grew up with football player Vinnie Jones, alongside whom he would later go on to act. Jones introduced him to football, and Statham went on to play for the local grammar school (1978–83), which he had attended since the age of eleven, but his real passion was diving. He practised daily in
Derek Arthur Ramsay is a Filipino-British model, actor, host, and former VJ in the Philippines.
He is best known Ysabella, Habang May Buhay, and Magkaribal. He also appeared in commercially successful films; I Love You, Goodbye, The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin and No Other Woman.
In 2012, he signed and transferred to TV 5. His first show on TV 5 will be The Amazing Race Philippines.
He was born in England to a Filipino-English artist; his family emigrated to the Philippines whilst he was young. He didn’t return to England until he was 18, when he took up electrical engineering during college in Boston and England.
His British father was a detective inspector in the Metropolitan Police in London and met Derek's mother while she was working in the Cadogan Hotel in England as the head of the Housekeeping Department. They settled in the Philippines and set up a successful security firm. His father is prominent in the British business community in Manila and was a former president of the Manila Club.
He started his show business career as one of the hosts of the Saturday entertainment magazine talk show Entertainment Konek. A former VJ of MTV Philippines, he also hosted a celebrity
Jacqueline Voltaire (November 6, 1948 – April 8, 2008) was a British-born Mexican actress, model and singer, known for her successful career in telenovelas, especially on Televisa. Voltaire also appeared in Mexican and international films, including Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain in 1973, John Sayles' Men with Guns and Dune, which was directed by David Lynch.
Voltaire was born as Jacqueline Anne Walter Clisson in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, on November 6, 1948. She lived in several countries and continents during her early life, including France, Germany, the United States and parts of Africa, before settling in Mexico, where she lived for over thirty years. She first worked as a dancer and performer. She danced in the some of the world's most famous nightclubs, including the Moulin Rouge, the Casino de Paris and Le Lido. She became fluent in Spanish, Italian and French through her career and travels.
Voltaire made her big screen debut after settling in Mexico in the 1971 film, Un Quijote sin mancha, opposite Mario Moreno, who was better known as Cantinflas. Voltaire officially joined the National Association of Actors (ANDA), the Mexican actors guild, in
Anna Garcia (born 31 December), professionally known as Anna Fantastic, a name given to her by Prince, is an English female actress, singer and model.
Born in London, England to parents of Sicilian, Spanish and British ancestry, Anna spent her younger years in London and the Netherlands. Anna's mother was a singer in various bands in the local London music scene and thus exposed Anna to a variety of musical genres, from Billie Holiday to Madonna.
Anna attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. In 1988 she recorded a song "Ronnie - Talk To Russia!" as Sheree, written by German songwriter and former member of Modern Talking, Dieter Bohlen.
The record what short lived and a sex scandal was covered-up. The song was abruptly pulled at Anna's request due to Bohlens sexual advances towards her in a hotel room in Turkey where she was to perform the song as an opening act for Bohlen until Bohlen attempted to force himself upon the 15 year old Garcia. After refusing to have sex with him she was forced to sleep in the hotel lobby because he refused to give her a room. After her arrival back home she demanded to be released from her contract. To avoid the scandal the record company
Katrina Kaif (born 16 July 1984) is a British Indian actress and former model who appears in Indian films, mainly in the Hindi-language film industry, also known as Bollywood. She has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films. She was voted the sexiest Asian woman in the world by Eastern Eye in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. Being a British citizen, she works in India on an employment visa.
Kaif made her acting debut with Kaizad Gustad's box office bomb Boom (2003). Later, Kaif made appearances in moderately successful films such as Sarkar (2005) and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005), from which she garnered recognition from in the industry and outside the industry. In 2006, Kaif was largely appreciated for her role as Jia A. Yashvardhan from the film Humko Deewana Kar Gaye. Although, despite Kaif's appreciation for her portrayal and role, the film failed to do well at the box office and for the film as a whole, it only received mixed reviews from top critics.
The successful phase in Kaif's career started in the year of 2007 with Vipul Shah's Namastey London, which went on to becoming successful commercially and critically. This was followed with such films as David Dhawan's Partner
Andrew Dan-Jumbo (born 25 June 1965) co-starred as a carpenter on the TV home makeover show While You Were Out, and is the current host of Take Home Handyman on TLC.
Dan-Jumbo was voted one of People Magazine's "100 Most Beautiful People." He also occasionally appeared as a carpenter on Trading Spaces, where designer Hildi Santo-Tomas insisted on calling him "Jambo". He has been featured on the The Oprah Winfrey Show and other television programs.
Dan-Jumbo was born in Nigeria, and raised in London, England. As an adult, he moved to Buffalo, New York, and currently resides in Annapolis, Maryland as of 2008.
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April Ashley MBE (born on 29 April 1935) is an English model and restaurant hostess. She was the first British person to be outed as a transsexual, which was by the Sunday People in 1961.
She was born George Jamieson on 29 April 1935, in Smithdown Road Hospital, Liverpool, where she spent her childhood. She was one of six surviving children of a Roman Catholic father and a Protestant mother. She had suffered from calcium deficiency and required weekly calcium injections at the Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Because she wet the bed she was given her own box room aged two when the family moved house. She joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 14. She had under-developed genitalia and by the age of 15 she had not developed secondary sexual characteristics. She attempted suicide after returning home from the Merchant Navy and was sent to the mental institution in Ormskirk for electric shock treatment.
In her book The First Lady, Ashley tells the story of the rape she endured while still living as a man. A roommate raped her, and she was severely injured as a result of the sexual assault.
She moved to Paris in the 1950s and using the name April E became a Drag Queen. She joined the
Connagh-Joseph de Mooi, known as CJ de Mooi or simply CJ (b. 6 November 1969), is a professional quizzer and the youngest panellist on the BBC television show Eggheads. Born Joseph Connagh, he took up the name De Mooi when he was modelling; which he translates as Dutch for "the Handsome man", though a more literal translation would be "The Beautiful". In December 2011 de Mooi announced he had left Eggheads permanently in order to pursue an acting career; however, as of May 2012, new episodes in which he appeared are still being broadcast.
De Mooi studied English and Performing Arts at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology before embarking upon a modelling career in Germany which lasted for four and a half years.
In 2000, de Mooi applied to several game and quiz shows as a contestant and stood out for being outspoken (his tirade when voted off The Weakest Link has been featured on the show's website, video and led to a 'bad losers show' which he eventually won). He has also appeared on numerous other quiz shows including Fifteen to One, Countdown, Beat the Nation, 100% and No Win, No Fee. He challenged six former professional snooker players during the 2010 World Snooker
Daniel Robert Boome, born in February 1976, grew up in Cambridgeshire, England and began his career as a professional ice hockey player. He became Captain of England at the age of 16 and capped over 20 times for Great Britain.
Danny Boome followed an intense apprenticeship to become a top chef, beginning in Switzerland and later moving on to Canada where he worked at the West Wind Inn, before finally completing his training at the UK Cookery School, The Grange. He then moved on to the trendy St Martins Lane Hotel in London in the Asia de Cuba restaurant.
Boome moved into the freelance chef circuit working for a diverse clientele from executive families to international event companies and even the Sultan of Oman.
He has also won the national modeling competition "The Face of Wella" and other credits include fronting an anti-drug advertising campaign for the National Police Authority, several continuity adverts for Sky TV and tv advertising for Hellman's. He presented "Wild and Fresh" in 2003, a travel cookery documentary filmed in Canada, and followed this up in 2004 by a series called Norfolk Riviera for Anglia Television and UK Food Channel. More recently, he has teamed up with
Jennifer Joanne Metcalfe (born 4 September 1983) is an English actress. She joined the cast of soap opera Hollyoaks in June 2006, playing Mercedes McQueen.
Metcalfe was born and brought up in Holme Wood in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and has been acting since age 12. She attended the Scala Kids drama school in her hometown. Metcalfe did a degree in Health and Fitness before proceeding with an acting career.
Before Hollyoaks, Metcalfe appeared in several TV shows including kids' TV series My Parents Are Aliens and ITV dramas Where The Heart Is and At Home with the Braithwaites, as well as Yorkshire soap Emmerdale.
In between acting jobs, Metcalfe worked as a fitness instructor in Bradford. She appeared in ITV's Dancing on Ice (series 6), partnered with Sylvain Longchambon who she is now in a relationship with.
She co-owns the clothing rental boutique, The Closet, in Liverpool with Hollyoaks co-stars Claire Cooper and Leah Hackett, which opened in April 2010.
In June 2006, Metcalfe began playing Mercedes McQueen in the soap opera Hollyoaks.
In 2007 and 2008, she was nominated for Sexiest Female at both the British Soap Awards and the Inside Soap Awards for her role as Mercedes.
Shakira Caine (born Shakira Baksh on 23 February 1947, also known as Shakira and Lady Micklewhite), is a Guyanese-British former fashion model and actress of Indian descent.
She was born in Guyana to a Muslim family of Indian origin. Her mother was a dressmaker, and she aspired to follow in her footsteps and become a fashion designer. While working as a secretary her boss urged her to enter the Miss Guyana contest, where she won the Miss Guyana title. She ended up in third place in the 1967 Miss World contest in London at the age of 19; from there she would launch a career in modelling.
Shakira Baksh married British actor Michael Caine in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on 8 January 1973. and appeared with him in John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King. They have one daughter, Natasha. She met her husband after he became obsessed with finding "the most beautiful woman he had ever seen" after seeing her in a commercial for Maxwell House coffee. He was planning on going to Brazil to track her down but it turned out that she was living in London, England. A friend gave him her phone number. They live at their home in Downs Lane, Leatherhead, Surrey.
She is good friends with Dorrit Moussaieff,
Christian Neal Capes is a reality television celebrity, host and producer for Unseen TV; a Malaysian online entertainment website. He hails from Clacton, Essex in England.
After studying for a business degree at the University of Hertfordshire Business School in the UK, he shot to fame when he starred in the Malaysian reality show What Women Want (2006). He won the Malaysian CLEO's Most Eligible Bachelor of the Year title in the same year.
In 2007 to 2008, he was a columnist for Faces, New Man and Oxygen magazines, as well as appearing on numerous television campaigns for Brylcreem, Head & Shoulders and print campaigns for Digi and Yahoo!, among others. He was a lead actor in the number one hit single Percayah Sayang with "Academi Fantasia" winner Vince Chong and future star of 'Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd' Carliff Carleel.
During a year behind the cameras in 2009, producing a popular health show on TV3, Capes appeared in the Short And Sweet theatre festival.
In 2010, Capes moved into the online entertainment industry as a host and producer for Unseen TV. He has stated that he wants to make Unseen TV a success before he considers his next move.
He has interviewed high profile celebrities
Debbie Travis (born in 1960 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England) is a British television personality, self-taught interior decorator, and former fashion model. She is best known as the host of Debbie Travis' Facelift and Debbie Travis' Painted House. The shows were based out of Montreal, Quebec and Facelift was produced for Home & Garden Television Canada.
In 2006 Travis hosted a show called From The Ground Up with Debbie Travis on Global TV for two seasons. In 2010, She has also begun another television show hosted on Saturday nights at 9p.m on CBC called All for One with Debbie Travis.
Travis is also known for her weekly syndicated column which appears in many newspapers and is titled Debbie Travis House to Home, to which readers often write in to have their decorating questions answered. Travis has authored 8 books on decorating and painting techniques and continues with a book this fall on juggling parenting with marriage and running a family-owned business.
In 2005, Travis launched her own paint and home products line available from Canadian Tire and continues as president of the branding company, Debbie Travis Branding, Inc., located in Toronto.
Travis grew up in Rochdale,
Jake Sumner (born 24 May 1985 in Paris) is a British model and the son of British singer Sting and Trudie Styler. His birth was documented on the Bring on the Night documentary. He modeled in 2003 for Tommy Hilfiger's denim campaign.
Carl Ng (吳嘉龍, born March 27, 1976) is a Hong Kong actor and model. He is the son of Richard Ng.
The third of four children, Ng was born in Hong Kong and is of mixed ethnicity. His father is comedy actor Richard Ng, while his mother, a British woman, worked as a hair stylist for Bruce Lee in the 1970s. At the age of 12, he moved with his family to live in England, where he would remain for the next thirteen years. As a child he had no desire to become an actor like his father, but while studying global corporate strategy at the University of Westminster he began attending evening drama classes at the Tony Grecos Acting Studio.
After graduating, Ng took up acting full time, working as a waiter or cook in various restaurants until he started gaining roles in West End and Off West End plays. However, he became dissatisfied with the work he was getting, saying: "I was seen as neither Asian nor Caucasian. Either that or I'm cast in stereotyped roles." In 2002, Ng took a six-month break from acting, working as a scuba diving instructor in Thailand. He then moved back to Hong Kong, where he again waited on tables before landing a number of prominent modelling jobs, featuring in
James Denton, more commonly known as "Miss Amp", is a Kenyan journalist and brand advocate. He is the creator and editor of Kirsch Magazine, which focuses on kirsch. It is currently Britain's most popular kirsch publication.
After living in Los Angeles to study acting, Denton returned to the United Kingdom in 2000 and started as a videogames journalist on Future Publishing's popular GamesMaster magazine.
From there he took a position with security and anti-terrorism publisher, Intersec Publishing, working on the Intersec magazine as well as organizing the company’s international security exhibition.
He then moved on to now-defunct publisher Highbury House Communications to work on titles X360 and DVD Review (still being published by Imagine Publishing and Future Publishing respectively), Pokemon World (still being published) and XBM, Cube, and P2 (all ceased publication). During this time Denton provided popular audio commentaries for the cover-mounted X360 magazine DVDs with fellow journalist Ryan King. By a strange twist of fate, the man who would take Denton’s place recording the commentaries with King was renowned games journalist and TV personality Martin Mathers, who came to
Marcus Patrick (born Patrick Marcus Osbourne, 5 June 1974, Bath, Somerset) is an English actor.
Patrick has appeared in such American television series as My Wife & Kids, CSI: Miami and Passions. From 29 June to 25 September 2006 he was part of the cast of the long-running soap opera All My Children playing the role of Jamal Cudahy. He has also played the lead role in an independent film "I Do, I Did" (2009).
Patrick announced on 13 September 2006, that he has left his role on All My Children, due to creative differences with the show. He is also on The-N television show, Beyond The Break.
On 11 May 2007, it was announced that he had joined the cast of Days of our Lives in the role of Jett Carver. His first air date was 1 June. However after five months he was fired. NBC declined to comment on the reasons for this, and his last appearance aired on 14 November 2007. Patrick himself has expressed the view that his dismissal was a consequence of an explicit photo shoot he completed in the September 2007 edition of Playgirl Magazine and the magazine website. Unusual for celebrity subjects, Patrick elected to pose full frontally nude for several shots, in darkened silhouette. He has
Milind Soman (Marathi: मिलिंद सोमण) (born 4 November 1965) is an Indian model, actor, and film producer.
Milind Soman was born to a Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin family in Scotland and lived in England until the age of seven, when his family moved back to India. He is a Gowd Saraswat Brahmin from his maternal side. He was also a national-level swimmer for India and was then discovered as a model.
For many years, Milind had a relationship with co-model Madhu Sapre.
In July 2006, Soman married Mylene Jampanoi, his French co-star in the film Valley of Flowers at a tourist resort in Goa. They had met on the set of the film. The two divorced in 2009. Soman was seeing another actress, Shahana Goswami, but they broke up.
Soman was one of the earliest professional male models in India. His first significant work was to model in an advertising campaign for a clothing manufacturer. He quickly became one of the most successful models in the country. He rose to further fame while featuring in Alisha Chinai's superhit music video, Made in India (1995) which then made him a household name.
In the mid-1990s after his rapid modeling fame, he started out with the titular role in the Indian science
Thomas John Law (born 17 December 1992) is a British actor. He is the fourth actor to play Peter Beale in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. He took over from James Martin on 31 August 2006 on a temporary contract, and since turning 16, was offered a full-time contract with the soap.
Law has been modelling since the age of four and previously appeared in four episodes of Casualty first aired in late 2005. He lives with his parents, Trish and Robert, and his 2 sisters. Law also has family in Australia and in Dorset. Law attended Chancellor's School in Brookmans Park where fellow actor Vinnie Jones also attended. He spent his 16th birthday in Barbados in 2008. Law is only one week older than Melissa Suffield the actress who played his on-screen twin sister Lucy Beale for six years until 2010, and he is also a supporter of Leicester City. His hobbies include golf, football and cricket, as well as soprano singing and running.
In 2007 and 2008, Law took part in Children In Need with the cast of EastEnders recording The Beatles song "A Little Help from My Friends" (2007) and Songs From West End Musicals (2008) and in "Motown Hits" (2009). Other notable charity work has included
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor, model, musician, and producer. Born and raised in London, Pattinson started out his career by playing the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Later, he landed the leading role of Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer, and came to worldwide fame, thus establishing himself among the highest paid and most bankable actors in Hollywood. In 2010, Pattinson was named one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World, and also in the same year Forbes ranked him as one of the most powerful celebrities in the world in the Forbes Celebrity 100.
Pattinson was born in London, England. His mother, Clare, worked for a modelling agency, and his father, Richard, imported vintage cars from the U.S. Pattinson has two elder sisters, singer Lizzy Pattinson, and Victoria Pattinson. Growing up in the Barnes suburb of London, he attended Tower House School until he was 12, and then The Harrodian School. He became involved in amateur theatre at the Barnes Theatre Company. He auditioned and was cast in a small role in Guys and Dolls. He next auditioned
Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley (born 18 April 1987) is an English model and actress, best known for her work for lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret and Burberry, and also for her role as Carly Spencer in the 2011 film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third installment in the Transformers film series.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was born at the (now closed) Freedom Fields Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, England. Her mother, Fiona (née Jackson), is a fitness instructor, and her father, Charles Andrew Huntington-Whiteley, is a chartered surveyor. Her paternal great-great-grandfather was politician Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet; Herbert's son, Eric, was the "black sheep" of the family, and had married Rosie's great-grandmother, Enid Kohn, who was from a family of Polish Jews who immigrated to England in the 1870s.
Huntington-Whiteley grew up on a farm in Tavistock, Devon. She attended Milton Abbot Primary School from a young age, before joining Tavistock College where she was discovered by Profile Model Management while seeking internships with several London-based modelling agencies. At secondary school, she was bullied and teased at school for having a
Alexander Richard "Alex" Pettyfer (born 10 April 1990) is an English actor and model. He appeared in school plays and on television before being cast as Alex Rider, the main character in the 2006 film version of Stormbreaker; Pettyfer was nominated for a Young Artist Award and an Empire Award for his role. He has been seen as a model in several advertising campaigns for Burberry. His next two starring roles were in the 2011 films I Am Number Four, a science fiction action adventure, and Beastly, a modernised retelling of Beauty and the Beast. His latest film to date was In Time, a 2011 anti-aging science fiction action-thriller, in which he played a bandit named Fortis.
Pettyfer was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, the son of Lee Ireland (born Lee Robinson), an interior decorator, and Richard Pettyfer, an actor. He has a younger half-brother, James Ireland, a junior tennis player, from his mother's re-marriage to Michael Ireland, a property developer.
Pettyfer was brought up in Windsor, and began his career as a child fashion model at the age of seven, for Gap, after meeting Ralph Lauren in a toy store in New York. He also did advertisements for some yogurt brands. His first
Lily Luahana Cole (born c. January 1988) is an English model and actress. She has become one of the iconic faces of her generation, listed by Vogue Paris as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s, and having studied acting since her childhood took to her first lead role as Valentina in Terry Gilliam's fantasy film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus in 2009.
Although never taking up modeling full time, she has still carved herself an incredible career having been booked for her first British Vogue cover at the age of 16, and working with many prestigious brands over the years, including Vogue worldwide, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Prada, De Beers and Moschino. Cole has featured in several well-known publications, including Vogue (US, UK, Italian, Japanese), other fashion clients have included Numero, V, Pop, Dazed, Citizen K, Christian Lacroix, Chanel, Hermès, Galliano, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs. Advertising campaigns include Longchamp, Anna Sui, Hermès, Moschino, Prada, Chanel, Cacharel, Moschino fragrance, and Ghost fragrance. She has a lucrative cosmetics contract with beauty brand Rimmel London and can be
Zachary Sami P Lichman, commonly known as Ziggy and also Zac or Zach, (Born 5 January 1981 in Camden, London) is a former member of the boy band Northern Line (1998–2000) and music producer from North London. He has appeared as a contestant on television shows such as Five Go Dating on E4 and the 2007 edition of Big Brother in the United Kingdom.
Before Northern Line existed, his first band was called Tantrum, in which he played with Eastenders actress Rita Simons and Duncan James.
He was educated at the University College School and is an alumnus of the Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School. He made an appearance on the E4 show Dead Set as himself.
Ziggy is now managing Lucian Laviscount from Celebrity Big Brother 2011, living in West Hampstead and is best friends with Mitch Wayne.
Natasha Louise Collins (7 July 1976 – 3 January 2008) was an English actress and model.
Educated at St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School in Finchley, north London, she initially worked as a model, and was still represented by Ugly Rage Models at the time of her death. Collins first appeared on TV in the Brechin Productions children's show See It, Saw It, in which she played See, one of two court jesters in the court of the King, played by Mark Speight. Trying to break into more adult television, she later appeared in Hallmark/NBC's The Tenth Kingdom and ITV1's Real Women. She also featured in a small number of episodes of the BBC emergency services programme 999 Lifesavers and one episode of the popular children's TV series Chucklevision as the Spanish Princess. She also worked in film and theatre, as well as presenting corporate videos.
In 2001 Collins was cast in a main role in the Channel 4 show Hollyoaks, but later the same day was involved in a serious car accident, which left her in a coma and hospitalised for a long period of time. The incident left her with seizures that curtailed her career. Whilst recovering she began dating Speight, and the couple became engaged in
Charlotte Louise Jackson (born 29 June 1979 in Portsmouth, Hampshire), is a British journalist and television presenter, currently a presenter on Sky Sports News. She played lacrosse and tennis for Hampshire, while her mother played lacrosse for England.
Her family originated from Liverpool, and she is a lifelong Liverpool fan.
She was also a singer and backing vocalist and was a backing vocalist for Tony Christie for a TV appearance of his hit, "Is This the Way to Amarillo". She hosted the Barnardos Young Supporters Concert from 2005-2009, and participated in Catfight in 2007, a boxing match in Hammersmith Palais.
In 2004 Jackson wrote and presented sports news for a variety of sports websites, including sportal.com, TEAMtalk, Football365 and Golf365 among other sports related websites - where she wrote and presented sports bulletins. Jackson also presented the coverage of the National Hunt Festival for the official Cheltenham website in 2006.
She joined Setanta Sports News in 2007, co-hosting Lunchtime Live alongside Murray Dron, and presented various live events, including BetFred League of Legends darts tournament. She presented the Beijing Bulletin for Al Jazeera +3 Sport's
David Robert Joseph Beckham, OBE (born 2 May 1975) is an English association footballer who plays for Los Angeles Galaxy. He has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player.
Beckham's career began when he signed a professional contract with Manchester United, making his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. During his time there, United won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999. He left Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid in 2003, where he remained for four seasons, clinching the La Liga championship in his final season with the club. In January 2007, it was announced that Beckham would leave Real Madrid for the Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy, signing a five-year contract with them on 1 July 2007. While a Galaxy player, he spent two loan spells in Italy with Milan in 2009 and 2010. On 20 November 2011, he joined an elite group of players to have won three league titles in three different countries, when Los Angeles won their third MLS Cup.
In international football, Beckham made his England debut
Elizabeth Moses is a fashion model, born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1977.
She resided in New York with her husband Evan Dando of rock band The Lemonheads before their separation in 2010. The couple met in 1998 and married in October 2000.
Moses is represented by the London-based agency Models 1 and has appeared in several campaigns including for Calvin Klein, Bloomingdale's, Gap and Harrods as well as on the front cover of Evan Dando's 2003 solo album Baby I'm Bored.
The Lemonheads' 2006 self-titled album includes the credit "Sequenced by Elizabeth Moses."
She is often listed as Elisabeth Moses, though Google searches for this spelling of her name return photos of two different models.
Suzi Perry (born 3 May 1970) is an English television presenter, best known for covering MotoGP for the BBC for 13 years and The Gadget Show until 2011.
Suzi Perry is a British television presenter and model. She was born in an RAF hospital in Cosford, Shropshire, England; the daughter of a music promoter – her godfather was guitarist Mel Galley. Raised in Finchfield, she attended Smestow school in Wolverhampton, and had a school job as a lighting technician at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. She went on to study business studies and finance at Wolverhampton Polytechnic (now the University of Wolverhampton).
After college she had a break in modelling and spent 15 months in Japan and 18 months in London.
Perry's television career is most known for 15 years spent as a presenter for BBC coverage of MotoGP motorcycle racing. She was a co-host of The Gadget Show until 2011.
Perry is now known as a motor sports correspondent, reporting on motorcycle racing for BBC News and also appears in other sports-related programmes, including Wimbledon, The Boat Race, The London Marathon, Royal Ascot and The Great North Run.
She also helped to present the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace ( /æʃˈliːn ˈhɔrɡən ˈwɒlɨs/; born 28 December 1978 in London) is a British glamour model, fashion designer, magazine columnist, actress, and television & media personality. She rose to fame in 2006, when she appeared, and finished third, in the seventh series of reality TV show Big Brother.
Horgan-Wallace's mother was Sophia Horgan, a fashion designer, and her father is Steve Wallace, a car dealer. They separated when she was three years old. She was raised by her mother in North London and moved schools several times due to clashes with fellow pupils. At the age of 16, Horgan-Wallace stopped living with her mother and stayed with friends before moving to a women's hostel. She was reunited with her father at the age of 18 after he tracked her down.
It has been reported that Horgan-Wallace won a Prince's Trust grant to take a beauty therapy course at college, and that she had jobs in shoe shops and as a promotions girl. Her official biography states that she studied at the London College of Fashion, and that she took part-time promotional jobs to help fund her education.
Horgan-Wallace rose to become notable in the United Kingdom when she was selected as a
Yasmin Le Bon (née Parvaneh; born 29 October 1964, in Oxford, England) is a British model. Le Bon is currently represented by Elite+ in New York City and Models 1 in London. Le Bon was one of the highest earning models during the 1980s.
In 1981, Le Bon, who was born to an Iranian father and an English mother, was discovered by a local modelling agency while working a part-time sales job in a boutique.
In April 1987, she was hired by GUESS? for a key advertising campaign. Throughout the late 1980, she appeared on the cover of the first American and British issues of Elle. She has also been on the covers of Vogue, V, I.D., Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Harper's Bazaar.
Le Bon, a 47-year-old mother of three, modelled bikinis for Marks & Spencer in spring 2001. In 2003, she signed an exclusive deal with designer Matthew Williamson and his sponsor, Ariel Essential.
As a model, Le Bon has also represented Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bergdorf Goodman, Biotherm, Bloomingdale's, Bonwit Teller, Calvin Klein, Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, Clairol, Escada, Filene's, Frasercard, Avon, and Gianfranco Ferré.
In September 2009, Le Bon partnered with Wallis to design her first women's
James Rousseau (born James Rousseau Osborne December 19, 1980) is an English model. He is descended from the family of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), the philosopher whose writings influenced the French revolutionary movement.
James was born in Ashford, Kent, UK though he grew up in the Herefordshire village of Much Marcle, in the English midlands countryside. The village is notorious for also being the family home of the serial killer Fred West. He was educated at one of the UK's top independent schools, Malvern College in Worcestershire and despite starting his modeling career during his last year at school, he still managed to obtain the qualifications necessary to attend a top British university. This, however, was put on hold while he developed his career as a model.
Has been dating American actress Kate Bosworth since September 2006.
It was a painting and decorating holiday job in London that accidentally led to the start of his modeling career. Someone suggested he had good enough looks to become a model, so, for a joke, he dropped in at the nearest agency, Select Models, with no previous experience and no portfolio, and expecting to go nowhere. Just as he was being
Kate Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model who is known for her waifish figure and popularising the heroin chic look in the 1990s. She is also known for her controversial private life, high profile relationships, party lifestyle, and drug use. Moss changed the look of modelling and started a global debate on eating disorders, and her role in size zero fashion. In 2007, she came 2nd on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $9 million in one year.
Moss was born in Addiscombe, Croydon, London to Linda Rosina (Shepherd), a barmaid, and Peter Edward Moss, a travel agent. Kate has a younger brother named Nick and a half-sister named Lottie (Charlotte) and half-brother. Moss' parents divorced when she was 13. She attended Ridgeway Primary School and Riddlesdown Collegiate, but most commonly known as Riddlesdown High School, in Purley. She was not noted for her academic success but she did excel at sport.
Moss was discovered in 1988 at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City, after a holiday in the Bahamas. Moss's career began when Corinne Day shot black-and-white photographs of her, styled by
Isaac James was born in Ipswich, England in 1979. He trained with the Royal Ballet School from 1991 until 1994. He then studied drama at the Arts Educational School and began dance training again in 1998 at the Central School of Ballet. After graduating in 2000 he acquired a contract with the English National Ballet. He went on to work with the Birmingham Royal Ballet for three years. In 2003 he worked with Victor Ullate. Since May 2005 Isaac has been appearing in Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London playing the role of Billy's older self. He reprised this role in Elton John's music video of Electricity.
Isaac James is also a successful model and has been involved in photo shoots for BMW and Remy Martin.
Jessica-Jane Clement (born 24 February 1985 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England) is an English glamour model, actress, and television presenter. She attended High Storrs School in Sheffield.Clement has made her name in the BBC production The Real Hustle, where along with Alex Conran and Paul Wilson she demonstrates confidence and magic tricks, distraction scams and proposition bets on members of the public, to show the viewing public how to not get caught by them. She also featured similar trick-demonstration roles in one-off special Don't Miss a Trick.Other roles include playing the role of Cindi Marshall in the British Sky TV series Dream Team for an episode in 2005 and playing the role of Jade Dragon Escort in the film Moussaka Chips (2005).In November 2008 she took part in the BBC Three show Celebrity Scissorhands which is in aid of Children in Need.Clement refuses to speak of her private life, other than to confirm she has been in a relationship for several years.She has also appeared in the music video for the song You and Me by British dance act Uniting Nations as well as several appearances in the UK glamour press. At age 18 she appeared nude in Playboy magazine to reveal small pert breasts which have since been artificially enhanced and a small shaven pubic bush. She has since appeared in various 'lad's mags' due to her popularity stemming from The Real Hustle.In 2009 she appeared in Doghouse, a British Zombie themed Comedy, in which she played the leading actor's girlfriend.She studied theatre, history and psychology at University.
Nick Kamen (born Ivor Neville Kamen, 15 April 1962, Harlow, Essex, England) is an English male model, songwriter and musician, and brother of session guitarist Chester Kamen and artist Barry Kamen.
Nick attended St Marks RC Comprehensive School in Harlow along with his brother Chester. Kamen was first brought to the public’s attention in 1984 when Ray Petri featured him on the front cover of The Face. The cover showed him wearing a ski-hat, orange roll-neck sweater and aviator sunglasses.
He is most remembered, in the UK, for his 1985 beefcake performance in Levi's "Launderette" television commercial, where he strips down in order to stone-wash his blue jeans in a 1950s style public laundromat while he waits clad only in his boxer shorts, which was one of a series of Bartle Bogle Hegarty advertisements that dramatically increased the popularity of Levi 501s. It was selected for, and came fourth in, The 100 Greatest TV Ads in 2000.
His first single was the 1986 UK number five hit "Each Time You Break My Heart" from his eponymous début album. Written and produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray, it also cracked both the U.S. dance chart (remix by Shep Pettibone) and the Top 50 in Canada.
Trent Ford (born January 16, 1979) is a British-American actor and model.
Ford was born in Akron, Ohio to a US Navy test pilot father and an English mother from Birmingham. He moved to the United Kingdom at the age of one with his parents and grew up in Cradley and Malvern, graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in English.
Ford appeared in the films How to Deal (with Mandy Moore), Deeply (with Kirsten Dunst), Gosford Park, Slap Her... She's French (with Piper Perabo, released in the U.S. as She Gets What She Wants) and September Dawn.
His best known role may be Zoey Bartlet's French boyfriend, Jean-Paul Charpentier, Vicomte de Condé de Bourbon, in the fourth season of the television drama The West Wing, and Superman's future enemy, Mr. Mxyzptlk in a fourth season episode of Smallville titled "Jinx." He has also appeared in the ad for Calvin Klein perfume "eternity Moment" alongside Scarlett Johansson. He has recently guest starred in several episodes of the CBS sitcom, The Class, as Benjamin Chow an internationally known violinist and the boyfriend of Kat Warbler (Lizzy Caplan's character).
In 2008, he starred in the love story feature film Rez Bomb opposite Tamara
Alesha Anjanette Dixon (born 7 October 1978) is an English singer, dancer, model and television personality. She first found fame in the all-female R/garage trio Mis-Teeq, however, the trio separated in 2005 and Dixon continued pursuing her music career as a solo artist, signing to Polydor Records. Dixon began recording her debut solo album, Fired Up, in 2006, but due to poor record sales of her first two singles, "Lipstick" and "Knockdown", she was dropped from Polydor.
In 2007 Dixon became a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing and eventually won. Her television exposure led to a successful comeback, which included her signing to Asylum Records, an offshoot of Warner Music Group. Dixon then released a second album, entitled The Alesha Show, in 2008, which received platinum certification from BPI in the UK and spawned four singles including "The Boy Does Nothing" and "Breathe Slow", the latter of which became her highest charting single and earned her a Brit Award nomination.
In September 2009 Dixon became a judge on the seventh series of Strictly Come Dancing, replacing fellow judge Arlene Phillips. The replacement of Phillips by Dixon attracted criticism, as some questioned the
Bianca Gascoigne (born 28 October 1986) is a British glamour model and television personality. She is the daughter of Sheryl Gascoigne, and stepdaughter of Paul Gascoigne, a former footballer. She has a brother Mason and a half-brother Regan.
In 2006, Gascoigne won ITV's reality TV show Love Island, which was set in Fiji.
In September 2006, Gascoigne appeared on the front cover of Loaded magazine and in January 2007, the cover of Nuts magazine. She has also been featured in Maxim, FHM, Zoo Weekly, and numerous tabloid newspapers. In August 2008, she appeared on the cover of Zoo Weekly.
In July 2008, she competed against glamour model Danielle Lloyd on the TV show Gladiators, in a celebrity special, which she went on to win, supporting a charity for domestic violence.
Gascoigne also presented Big Brother's Big Mouth from 15 July to 18 July 2008, and appeared in an episode of the BBC Three reality programme Snog Marry Avoid?.
She took part in TV series Celebrity Coach Trip partnered with friend Imogen Thomas. In 2012 Gascoigne auditioned for The X Factor but failed to make it to bootcamp.
Alan Stokes (19 January 1981) is a British professional surfer and surf model from Newquay, Cornwall.
Stokesy recently won the 2009 UK Pro Surf Tour Championships.
He is a popular model for surf clothing in the UK and is sponsored by Animal Clothing & Wetsuits, Creatures Of Leisure Hardware, Quiver Surfboards, Luke Hart Shapes, Future Fins and Maxi Muscle.
His personal blogging website is http://www.alanstokes.co.uk
Anya Lahiri (born 1 May 1982 in Golders Green, London, United Kingdom) is a British actress, model and singer of Indian and Finnish origin.
Anya attended the Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead Garden Suburb, where she excelled in languages and music. She has been playing the flute and the piano since a young age. She is a talented horsewoman.
She started her professional career modelling when she was sixteen, after which she was chosen to be part of the girl group Precious. The band was chosen by British viewers to represent the UK in the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest with their first single Say It Again, and arrived 12th. After that they released their first album, called 'Precious' with smash hits singles as 'Rewind' and 'It's Gonna Be My Way'. They worked with ex Take that member and producer Gary Barlow. In November 2000 they released their last single called "New Beginning" with a video clip set in an industrial warehouse with the girlband acting like tough girls. By the end of 2000, the group went under scrunity and the girls decided it was time to stop. All the members started a new beginning. Anya returned to her education, attending Birkbeck, University of London, while
Jocelyn Rose Oxlade is a Filipino-British singer and model. She is currently a member of the Kitty Girls.
Jocelyn was born and raised in Brighton, East Sussex. Of Filipino and British descent, she lost her British dad, Nigel Oxlade, at a young age to cancer. She was raised by her Filipina mother, Zenaida Matias, who hails from Nueva Ecija, Philippines. In 2002 she finished her A-Levels at Cardinal Newman Catholic School (Hove), thereafter attending university to study Psychology. She then moved to Manila to start her singing and modeling career.
As a child, she began modeling, joining pageants and participating in theatrical productions. Before moving in to the Philippines she competed in Body Shots UK and Miss Philippines UK. She has made four recordings in the UK. On 10 March 2005 she beat 25 ladies to represent the Philippines in the Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Pageant. She won the Miss Photogenic and Miss EarthCam in the 2005 Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada last 2 May 2005. She was offered a spread in Playboy Magazine with a fee of $25,000 which she turned down due to personal convictions.
From then she established herself as a model,
Seren "Haf" Gibson (born in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales, 16 January 1988) is a Welsh glamour model. She has appeared topless and nude in photo spreads for several men's magazines and in the UK newspaper Daily Star. She featured in the British TV series My Crazy Media Life.
Gibson enrolled in media studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Tuition and clothing expenditures led her into debt, however, which proved to be the catalyst for her modeling career.
In 2007, Channel Four asked to document her day-to-day activities as an aspiring model in an episode of the children educational documentary TV series My Crazy Media Life. The programme showed her living with her parents and younger brother in rural North Wales, and revealed that she is known as "Haf" to her friends and family.
By the end of 2007, she had been featured in the Daily Star and Maxim and Zoo. As of 22 April 2010, she has appeared on the cover of Front (magazine) five times (December 2007, May 2008, March 2009, January 2010 and most recently June 2010).
Stephen Ashton "Steve" Jones (born 16 March 1977) is a Welsh television presenter. Jones is primarily known in the UK as presenter of T4. Internationally, he was known as the host of the first season of The X Factor USA.
Steve was born in the Rhondda Valley, Wales and currently lives in Marylebone, London, England as well as Los Angeles, California, USA.
After starting his career as a model for Esquire, Jones moved into presenting, fronting such programmes as The Pop Factory Awards with Liz Fuller and 99 Things To Do Before You Die. He has since become a regular feature on Channel 4's weekend entertainment programme T4. In 2006, he worked on Transmission with T-Mobile with XFM DJ Lauren Laverne. In February 2009 he made his BBC One debut hosting Let's Dance for Comic Relief with Claudia Winkleman who was later replaced with Alex Jones, a role which he has reprised for February 2010, February 2011 and once again in February 2012. In early 2009 he presented Sky1's Guinness World Records Smashed with Konnie Huq. The same year, he began presenting the BBC TV quizshow As Seen On TV. As of April 2010, he is filming a new BBC One series in Argentina called 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow,
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ( /ˌædɨˈwɑːleɪ ˌækɨˈnuː.eɪ/; born 22 August 1967) is a British actor, and former fashion model best known for his roles as Mr. Eko on Lost, Simon Adebisi on Oz and Nykwana Wombosi in The Bourne Identity.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in Islington, London. His parents are Nigerian of Yoruba origin. He has a law degree from Kings College London and a masters in Law from the University of London.
His best known acting roles have been as the imposing convict Simon Adebisi in the 1990s HBO prison series Oz, and as Mr. Eko on ABC's survivor drama Lost. He was also in an episode of New York Undercover. He has numerous film credits since he began acting in 1994 and has appeared in many top films, including The Bourne Identity, in which he played a deposed African dictator, Hitu the police officer in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns, and Heavy Duty in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In 2009, Akinnuoye-Agbaje told MTV that he was in talks with Marvel Studios to play Black Panther in the film of the same name. When asked, the actor replied “We’re talking to Marvel about ‘Black Panther… This is the first round, so you know, hopefully they’ll look
Felicity Gilbert (born 1985 in Bishop's Stortford) is an English fashion model.
Gilbert did not initially pursue a career in modelling because at 5'6" she considered herself too short, but instead trained as a snowboarding instructor. Despite rumours to the contrary, she was not discovered but applied to the agency and was accepted. Her first job was for Vogue magazine and she has been linked with various campaigns, as well as British, Italian and Japanese Vogue.
Joseph Gatt (born 3 December 1974) is an English actor and model.
Born and brought up in Kensington, London, Gatt began his professional training at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating with a Bachelor's degree.
After graduating from Drama school in London, Gatt shot his first film role in Greece, playing opposite Oliver Reed, in Orpheus & Eurydice. Among other roles, Gatt performed in Miss Saigon, produced by Cameron Mackintosh 'Len Miller' in ITV's police drama The Bill Saurian, for the Sci-Fi Channel 'Incubus' in Killing Ariel and 'Uber Phantom' in the horror film Pulse produced by Wes Craven, and 'Luke' in Mary Lambert's vampire series 'Dark Path Chronicles'. Gatt has also performed leading roles as a motion capture actor for Sony Computer Entertainment including 24: The Game and 'Rohn' in Lair.
Gatt voices one of the lead characters, "Lord Scourge", in the LucasArts/Bioware game Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Other recent notable roles for Gatt have been as "Lars", a recurring guest-star in Illeana Douglas' Easy to Assemble, a guest-star in Eagleheart opposite Chris Elliot, and as "Frost Giant Grundroth" in Marvel Studios' Thor, opposite Anthony Hopkins and directed
Alice Sinclair (born 17 November 1986) is an English fashion model best known for winning the reality TV program Make Me A Supermodel screened on Five.
Her "quirky personality" and odd looks saw her beat twelve other finalists to victory in the live catwalk finale, April 2005.
Sinclair decided to shake off all association with the program and prove herself in the fashion world. She enjoyed success, modelling across the world for magazines including Vogue Italia, Glamour, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan, and appearing in print and TV ads for Levi's, H, Nokia, Fred Perry and Fabris Lane.
Annoyed by the negative stereotypes forced on models, she remarked, "There are millions of beautiful women out there and that isn’t enough to succeed," and decided to leave modelling after two years to continue the studies she had put on hold.
She was educated in England at the all-girls' Henrietta Barnett School.
Angelo Colarossi (1875-1949) was a studio boy and assistant to the sculptor Alfred Gilbert. At the age of 15, he modelled for Gilbert's most famous statue 'Anteros' (1891) in Piccadilly Circus. He was later employed by an English firm of aircraft manufacturers.
Angelo Colarossi the younger was one of six or more children born to Angelo Colarossi, senior (c. 1838-1916), and Mary Ann Gorman in West London. The family lived at 14, Masboro Road West, in the Brook Green area of Hammersmith, and is recorded there in the 1881 census. Angelo Colarossi, senior, had been an artist's model himself, and his son was following in the father's footsteps. Whilst the boy is remembered chiefly for the delicate figure in Piccadilly Circus, the father was the model for several powerful expressions of masculinity, such as Athlete Wrestling a Python by Frederic, Lord Leighton.
Alfred Gilbert was commissioned to sculpt a memorial to Anthony Ashley-Cooper, the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, in 1886. For five years Gilbert considered various ideas to celebrate the charitable life of the Earl. He eventually decided on an ornate fountain, topped with the winged figure of Anteros, the ancient Greek symbol of
Jasmine Lennard (born 25 July 1985 in Belgravia, Westminster) is an English fashion model.
Lennard first shot to fame in 2005 as a finalist in the reality TV talent search Make Me a Supermodel. She angered judge Rachel Hunter by describing her as: "spotty, finished and fat"; and also said: "I suggest she throws out the truckload of make-up she uses and hires a personal trainer." and talked about her lesbian affairs while filming the show. The judges accused her of being manipulative.
Despite being voted off the programme in the early stages by the judging panel, Lennard was widely credited as the most entertaining and watchable contestant on the series by the viewing public. In a telephone vote, Lennard allegedly received a higher percentage than all of the other contestants combined.
Since then she has carved a celebrity career out of her appearance, becoming a red-carpet regular. As such, she was known for her publicised rifts with fellow models such as Sophie Anderton, her relationships with other celebrities and her skinny frame. In 2005 she appeared in the reality TV show Trust Me – I'm A Holiday Rep, but soon was told to leave after her inability to follow simple staff rules
James "Jamie" Dornan (born 1 May 1982) is a Northern Irish actor, model and musician, perhaps best known for playing Sheriff Graham in the ABC series Once Upon a Time.
Dornan was born in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. He has one older and one younger sister. His father, Prof. James Dornan, is an obstetrician, who often lectures at QUB. He was a teenager when his mother died. He attended and boarded at Methodist College, where he excelled on the rugby pitch as well as in the drama department. While at MCB, he met David Alexander, who would become his songwriting partner in 2002, when they founded their two-piece Irish folk outfit, Sons of Jim. Dornan has been quoted as saying that if he ever entered the music business again, he would do it very differently. The boys were young, naive, and under-prepared. Their record label, Doorstep Records, was named after a sandwich shop in Belfast.
Dornan attended the University of Teesside, but dropped out and moved to London upon being approached by the Select Model Management agency.
On the set of an Asprey photoshoot in 2003, Dornan met English actress Keira Knightley, who introduced him to her agent at PFD. The pair dated for two
Roxanne McKee (born 10 August 1980) is an English actress and model.
McKee was born in Worthing, West Sussex. After completing a BA degree in 2001 in Social Policy & Political Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, McKee rose to fame by winning Hollyoaks On The Pull, a Channel 4 initiative to discover new talent for the popular British soap Hollyoaks. Upon selection, Roxanne was cast as Louise Summers in Hollyoaks.
After it was confirmed that Roxanne McKee had quit her role of Louise Summers, she departed on-screen in December 2008. In 2008, McKee appeared in the Taio Cruz music video for "She's Like a Star". The following year, McKee filmed parts in Johannes Roberts' hooligan horror film F and BBC Two's The Persuasionists.
In July 2009, McKee became the face of Clothes Show Live, stating: "I've always watched it on TV and wanted to go, so I'm very flattered to be part of such a huge event." In 2010, she was cast in a small role in on-line drama EastEnders: E20, playing bisexual character Pippa.
After modern lesbian drama Lip Service for BBC Three set in Glasgow, McKee played the part of Doreah in Game of Thrones, an HBO series based on the best-selling epic fantasy
Will Chalker (born 7 March 1980 in East Sussex, England) is an English model and an amateur boxer. He is ranked 17th on Models.com's Money Guys list.
He began modelling at the age of twenty in 2000, leaving his earlier career as a construction worker after a friend took test shots of him.
His big break happened when he was featured in the advertising campaign of Paco Rabanne's perfume Black XS in 2003.
Since then, he has appeared in major ad campaigns including J.Crew, YSL, Perry Ellis, Wormland, Valentino, Mark O'Polo, Zara, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, Shiatzy Chen, Dsquared2, Gap, Ermenegildo Zegna and Paul Smith. His runway tasks include opening and closing for Gucci, John Galliano's finishing tableau, Athena-poster look for D, carrying a baby tiger onto Dolce & Gabbana's spring/summer 2005 menswear catwalk, and walking along Sonia Rykiel during her show. He has appeared in GQ, l'Uomo Vogue, i-D, Japanese Wallpaper, Spanish Esquire and Upstreet. He has also done commercials for Levi's and his commercial for Paco Rabanne Black XS with has been remixed with scenes starring Bianca Balti to promote its "for her" version.
He has been the first man nominated for Best Model at the
Sienna Tiggy Guillory ( /ˈɡɪləri/; born 16 March 1975) is an English actress, and former model. She is known for playing the title role in the TV miniseries, Helen of Troy, her portrayal of Jill Valentine in the science fiction action horror film Resident Evil: Apocalypse, and as elf princess Arya Dröttningu in fantasy-adventure film, Eragon. She resumed her role as Jill Valentine in the action horror film Resident Evil: Afterlife in 2010, and in Resident Evil: Retribution scheduled for release September 14, 2012.
In 1997, Guillory accompanied a ballerina friend to the London modelling agency Select and was soon signed. She modelled solely to support her acting career. As a model, she worked in campaigns for Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, and Paul Smith and appeared on the covers of several fashion magazines. In 1999, she became the face of the Hugo Boss fragrance campaign, succeeding model Karen Ferrari and continuing the campaign for three years. After modelling for a few years, Guillory returned her focus to acting in 2000. She is signed to Independent Models in London.
Guillory explained that she "became an actor because I wanted to know what it was like to be other people.
Jane Lumb (November 23, 1942 – February 8, 2008) was a fashion model and actress in the 1960s.
Lumb was well known for appearing in series of advertisements for Fry's Turkish Delight.
Jane Katherine Lumb was born near Hebden Bridge, West Riding of Yorkshire. Her father was a mill owner. Lumb was educated at a private boarding school where her unruly behaviour tended to mask her academic ability. She passed 4 A levels at the age of 17 and won a place at Oxford University to read English, but never took this up, having attended a tutorial college for a year, from where she absconded with a medical student. In the 1970s Lumb took an English degree from the Open University.
Lumb found work as a fashion model, appearing in the first international edition of the Pirelli Calendar in 1964, for which she was photographed by Robert Freeman on a beach in Majorca. Her friends during the "Swinging Sixties", of which she has been described as "one of the iconic faces", included models Twiggy and Paulene Stone. According to the Liverpool Daily Post over forty years later, Lumb had "long legs, a short skirt, a come-hither pout, a rich dad and a boarding school voice".
Lumb mixed also in musical
Sebastian Siegel (born March 6, 1974) is a British-American film, television, and theatre actor. He played "Nick", an investor who loses his family and all hope in The Family That Preys, "Erik" a vigilante other in Lost, as well as roles in Family Guy, FlashForward, CSI Miami, Baywatch Hawaii, and unusually dark or comedic indie films.
Siegel was born in Oxford, England, and grew up visiting his father part-time on Oahu, Hawaii. His parents divorced when he was two and his mother later moved to San Antonio, Texas and remarried. His father Lee Siegel, is professor of comparative and Indian religions, who was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his novel Love in a Dead Language.
His paternal grandfather was a Jewish immigrant from Russia. Siegel's maternal grandfather, Leonard Thompson, was a lifelong opponent of apartheid, whose works on South Africa received praise from activists including Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Siegel began studying theatre at seven years, won the drama prize at prestigious and highly selective Kent School, where Ted Danson, Treat Williams and Seth MacFarlane also studied, and was accepted to the University of Hawaii at fifteen to study drama after auditing
Lady Victoria Frederica Isabella Hervey (born 6 October 1976), an English model, socialite, aristocrat, and former "It girl".
Lady Victoria is the elder daughter of the 6th Marquess of Bristol and his third wife Yvonne Marie Sutton. She is the older sister of the 8th Marquess of Bristol and of Lady Isabella Hervey. Her older half-brothers were the 7th Marquess of Bristol and Lord Nicholas Hervey, both deceased. Leka, Crown Prince of Albania was her godfather.
For the first two years of her life she lived at Ickworth House, the family seat in Suffolk, before her parents went into tax exile in Monaco. Educated at Benenden School, she spent a gap year in Florence and worked at advertising agencies in London.
Currently single, Hervey has had relationships with several celebrities, most notably Danish restaurateur Mogens Tholstrup, F1 race car driver David Coulthard and Boyzone member Shane Lynch.
After turning down a place to read French and History of Art at Bristol University, her mother stopped her allowances and Hervey reluctantly became a receptionist for producer Michael Winner.
Hervey became a part-time catwalk model in a career move she hoped would take her into television
Tina Cousins (born 20 April 1974) is an English singer-songwriter and former fashion model. She has had five singles in the Top 20 of the UK Singles Chart, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with others. She has also achieved popularity in Australia. She started her career as a model. She has co-presented Essex FM's 2 Smart 4 Drugs roadshow.
Cousins first big break was in the music industry, appearing on German DJ/producer team Sash!'s single "Mysterious Times" in 1998. Before "Mysterious Times", Cousins had released "Killin' Time" and "Angel" in March and June 1997 respectively.
Following the success of "Mysterious Times", "Killin' Time" was re-issued and it made the Top 20 in the UK, as did the follow-up "Pray", which also achieved success in the US. Follow-up singles "Forever" and the reissued "Angel" only reached the Top 50. Cousins turned her attention to Australia where the song, "Forever" achieved gold sales. "Pray" was also a success in Australia, reaching the Top 10 and becoming her second gold single in the ARIA charts where it remained for more than four months.
Whilst in Australia on a promotional tour, she re-recorded her track "Nothing To Fear" and had it
Yazz (born Yasmin Evans, 19 May 1960, Shepherd's Bush, London) is a British pop singer, who remains best known for her successful 1988 dance track, "The Only Way Is Up". Some of her records were credited to Yazz & The Plastic Population. Her father is Jamaican, her mother English.
Yazz attended Holland Park School where she excelled at sports including the 400 metres and she was a member of the England under-19s volleyball team. After a spell as a catwalk model, she scored a number of club hits after recording with the group, Biz, in 1983. Her first commercial success came in early 1988, when she supplied the vocals on Coldcut's "Doctorin' the House". She soon launched a solo career on Big Life records, a label set up by her future husband Jazz Summers, releasing her debut single "The Only Way Is Up" in the summer of 1988. It went on to spend five weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart, eventually becoming the biggest selling UK single of the year. Suddenly one of Britain's biggest pop acts, her follow-up was another big hit ("Stand Up for Your Love Rights", UK number 2), whilst her debut album went Top Ten.
She continued to have hits into 1989 (and had her last Top Ten hit with
Chava Mond (born in 1984, also Havi Mond, Hebrew: חוה מונד) is an Israeli model. She is Israel's first shomer Shabbos (observes the Jewish Sabbath) and shomer kashrut (observes Jewish dietary laws) model .
Born in Safed, Israel, she holds joint Israeli and British citizenship, as her parents were British and she currently lives in Finchley.
Mond was born in 1984 and raised in Safed to a religious family. She attended the city's religious girls' school. She hoped to study law and become an attorney, but at the age of 16 she was traveling in London with her aunt and was offered a job by a Select model agent. Mond refused, saying that she was religious and that she hadn't completed her high school studies, so Select waited until she turned 18, at which age Mond completed her Sherut Leumi.
Mond worked for famous clients such as French Connection, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, The Times (on the cover and in an article), Cosmopolitan, In Style, Harvey Nichols Magazine and Marie Claire. Chava has also been on the catwalk for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and London Fashion Week and she has appeared in the advertising campaigns of Laura Ashley, French Connection and Gina Bakoni. As well, she
Karen Elson (born 14 January 1979) is a British model, singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Born in in Oldham, Lancashire, Karen Elson attended North Chadderton School in Chadderton as a child, with her twin sister, filmmaker Kate Elson.
She began working as a model as a teenager and was discovered at age 16 by the owner of Boss models in Manchester. Elson's success came when Steven Meisel shot her for the cover of Italian Vogue on her 18th birthday. She has worked with most of the world's major fashion photographers and fashion designers, including Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, Mert and Marcus, Steven Klein, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Meisel, Ellen Von Unwerth. She has walked the runways of many top designers including Marc Jacobs (which she did while pregnant), Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, YSL, Alexander McQueen, Dior, and Gucci. She has appeared in international campaigns for dozens of designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Christian Dior, Burberry and Chanel.
Her list of magazine covers include multiple international editions of Vogue as well as W, Dazed & Confused, Numéro, British Harper's
Rachel Williams is an American model, actress, and TV presenter now living in the United Kingdom.
Her father Tod Williams and stepmother Billie Tsien are architects in the Manhattan firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, well known for their American Folk Art Museum, which many critics have called the best building of 2001. She followed in her father's footsteps and studied architecture and graduated from Columbia University.
Aside from a role in a Utopia video for the song "Crybaby" in 1984 (she's wearing a red dress), Rachel Williams began modeling when she was 20, doing significant fashion magazine work from 1987-1992. She appeared in and on the covers of Elle Magazine, Vogue, Cosmo and the Victoria's Secret catalog & J. Crew catalog as well as advertising campaigns for Bon Jour jeans, Ciara perfume, Absolut vodka, Calvin Klein and Revlon. She posed for Playboy in 1992.
In March 1995, her manager publicly announced her relationship with British pop singer Alice Temple:
"The simplicity of the story is what makes it really beautiful. Here are two people who respect each other and have an attraction based on their life and their lifestyle. They have a lot of time to be with
Penelope Tree (born 1950) is an Anglo-American former fashion model prominent in swinging sixties London.
Penelope Tree is the only child of Ronald, a journalist, investor and British MP, and Marietta Tree, a U.S. socialite and political activist. She is the great-granddaughter of American retailer Marshall Field and of American educator Rev. Endicott Peabody. She is the half-sister of author Frances FitzGerald and a niece of former Massachusetts governor Endicott Peabody.
Her family objected to her career as a model, and when she was first photographed at the age of 13 by Diane Arbus, her father vowed he would sue if the pictures were published.
Tree made a striking appearance at the 1966 Black and White Ball thrown by author Truman Capote, wearing a black V-neck tunic with long slashes from the bottom making floating panels, worn over black tights.
The sensation she caused led photographers Cecil Beaton and Richard Avedon to work together to make her a supermodel. She was sixteen and her father had relented. David Bailey described Penelope as "an Egyptian Jimminy Cricket".
In 1967, Tree moved into Bailey's flat in London's Primose Hill neighbourhood. It became a hang-out for
Hugh Dancy (born 19 June 1975) is an English actor and model.
Dancy was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, the son of British philosopher Jonathan Dancy, a professor at the University of Reading and at the University of Texas at Austin. His mother, Sarah, is a publisher. His brother, Jack, is a co-director of the travel company, Trufflepig Travel, and his sister, Kate Redman, works for Save the Children. Dancy was educated at Dragon School in Oxford and Winchester College, then went on to study at St Peter's College, Oxford. At the age of 18, he acted in the Winchester College Players production of Twelfth Night which was performed in both Winchester and at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall.
In 1999, Dancy played the role of Danny, who had a fleeting romance with Rachel, one of the shows main characters, in the second series of Cold Feet.
In 2007, Dancy had a starring role on Broadway as Captain Dennis Stanhope in Journey's End (Belasco Theatre). He also played Aiden in the 2007 film Blood and Chocolate. He portrayed the character of Adam, a man with Asperger syndrome, spending time during pre-production with Aspergers groups and clinical specialists for the 2009 independent film
Upen Patel (born 16 August 1981) is a British Indian model and Bollywood film actor.
After winning Zee TV's supermodel hunt in 2002, Patel began modelling for Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna. He started his acting career with singer/song writer Romey Gill's "Sadeyan paran to sikhi udna."
He received the MTV India Most Stylish Male Award 2 years in a row. He won F awards as India's number one Supermodel, which led to many more endorsements including Tuscan Verve, Tommy Hilfiger, Provogue and D'damas Desire. He has campaigned for brands like Wendell Rodrick, Vikram Phadnis and Westside.
He was a cook on the show 'Karen Anand's Cook Na Kaho' before his official debut into films.(http://www.jamactors.com/jamactors/upenpatel.php)
Patel appeared in many music videos, including the remix of the classic Bollywood song "Kya Khoob Lagti Ho", which also featured Udita Goswami.
In 2006, he made his Bollywood debut in the film 36 China Town. The film was a success at the box office. Subash K Jha commented "Upen Patel as the Casanova in the casino makes an unusual stylish debut. He dances with confidence and holds his own, even among the accomplished ensemble of actors." Patel won several
Stella Tennant (born 17 December 1970) is a British model. The granddaughter of Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire and Deborah Mitford, who is the last of the noted Mitford sisters, Tennant was born in Scotland and attended St Leonards School in St Andrews. Her parents are The Hon. Tobias William Tennant, son of the 2nd Baron Glenconner, and Lady Emma Cavendish.
Tennant was studying sculpture at the Winchester School of Art when she was "discovered". She sent photographs of herself to a high fashion magazine, and a friend introduced her to fashion writer Plum Sykes. She had recently had her nasal septum pierced, which was an unusual look for models at the time, and Sykes was taken aback. She subsequently attracted the attention of photographers such as Steven Meisel and Bruce Weber and soon achieved success, posing for magazines such as French, British, and Italian Vogue as well as Harper's Bazaar and Numero.
"One key shoot she did was photographer Steven Meisel's Anglo-Saxon Attitudes in 1993, informally known as the 'London babes' shoot. At a cost of around £80,000, it remains to this day the most expensive ever done at British Vogue. fashion guru Isabella Blow's brief was
James Scott (born 14 January 1979) is a British actor of Scottish descent.
His first major work in the United States was on the soap opera All My Children. Scott originated the role of Ethan Cambias in August 2004 and played it until February 2006. He has since moved on to Days of our Lives where he took on the role of EJ DiMera in May 2006.
Scott began his career working in the music industry, and later started acting in community theatre. Shortly after this, he made the move to London. While there, he studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
As time went on, he began to model for clothing companies. During a modeling trip to Los Angeles, he went to an acting class at the Ivana Chubbuck studio in Hollywood. The class inspired him to save money and make the move to Los Angeles. He studied acting for two more years before being cast on All My Children.
"I didn't always want to be an actor but I always knew I would be," Scott remarks, "just a feeling that has lived within me from my earliest childhood memories."
Scott was born in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England; home of Newcastle Brown Ale and Newcastle United Football Club soccer. The eldest of four
Nancy Sorrell (born 13 July 1974 in Essex) is an English former lap dancer turned model represented by Eclipse Model Management, actress and TV presenter who has been married to Jim Moir (Vic Reeves) since January 25, 2003.
Sorrell appeared in the 2004 series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, and was later joined in the jungle by her husband. In June of that year, she performed live with rock guitarist Jeff Beck at the Royal Albert Hall, for a rendition of the song, "Cry Me A River". She also collaborated with Beck the previous year for his solo album, Jeff, providing vocals on several tracks. Sorrell starred as Greta in Love Actually.
Sorrell and her husband had twin girls, Elizabeth and Nell on May 25, 2006. Sorrell is also the stepmother to Jim's two children, Alice and Louis, from a previous marriage. She continues to model regularly for many High street brands including M, Next and Ann Summers, and is the new face of Pampers. Sorrell has also presented Trust Me I Am A Holiday Rep on Channel 5 with Toby Anstis, has appeared on a special celebrity edition of Channel 4's Come Dine With Me with Caprice, Nicky Clarke and Jimmy Osmond and was a guest on the BBC's popular
Isabella Blow (19 November 1958 – 7 May 2007) was an English magazine editor. The muse of hat designer Philip Treacy, she is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl as well as the fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
Born Isabella Delves Broughton in Marylebone, London, England, she was the eldest child of Major Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, a military officer, and his second wife, Helen Mary Shore, a barrister. Sir Evelyn was the only son of Jock Delves Broughton; his sister, Rosamond, married Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat in 1938.
Blow had two sisters, Julia and Lavinia, and a brother, John, who drowned in the family's swimming pool at the age of two. In 1972, when she was 14, her parents separated and her mother left the household, bidding each daughter farewell with a handshake. Her parents divorced two years later. Isabella did not get along with her father, who bequeathed her only £5,000 from his estate, which was worth more than one million pounds. Blow often said her fondest memory was trying on her mother's pink hat, a recollection that she explained led to her career in fashion.
Blow studied for her A-levels at Heathfield School, after which she
Jodie Kidd (born (1978-09-25)25 September 1978 in Guildford) is an English television personality and fashion model.
Jodie was a showjumper as a child and attended St Michael's School, Petworth.
Jodie is the granddaughter from Hon. Janet Gladys Aitken's (1908–1988) third marriage (1942) to Major Thomas Dealtry Kidd.
Jodie's mother, Wendy Madeleine Kidd (née Hodge), is the daughter of Sir John Rowland Hodge, 2nd Baronet and runs the Holders Festival on Barbados.
Jodie's father is British businessman and former showjumper John Edward Aitken Kidd, a maternal grandson of the first Lord Beaverbrook.
Jodie has an elder sister, Jemma Kidd (b. 1974), who married Arthur Gerald Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, grandson of the Duke of Wellington, in June 2005.
She has a brother, the polo player Jack Kidd (b. 1973), who is married and has several children.
Kidd was 15 when she was discovered by photographer Terry O'Neil on a beach in Barbados. Her modelling career began when he introduced her to model agent Laraine Ashton. When Kidd began modelling at 16 there was an uproar – accusations were made that promotion of her slender figure encouraged teenage girls to become anorexic when they tried to
Terri Seymour (born 1974) is an English television presenter and sometime actress.
She was born as Terri Louise Seymour in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire in 1974.
Seymour first was a commercial model appearing in catalogues and advertisements, as well as a video appearance on UK Rock Band Marillion's No One Can and as a dancer in the German based Karl Keaton one hit wonder Love's Burn from 1991, then became co-host of Wheel of Fortune on the British television network ITV in 2001.
In 2000, she appeared in NBC's television miniseries In the Beginning featuring concealed frontal nudity for her role of Eve, and in 2002 played a small role in the British film 24 Hour Party People. She is also a correspondent on Extra and occasional reporter on ITV2's The Xtra Factor and This Morning. In 2006, she made a guest appearance on The Tyra Banks Show as a judge in a search for the next top male model and played herself in the film Material Girls. She was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus and confirmed it in Grazia magazine.
As of 2010 Seymour was the entertainment correspondent for Extra in Los Angeles and American Idol correspondent for Fox.
She is known for having dated Simon Cowell over a
Holly Marie Willoughby (born February 10, 1981), is an English television presenter and model, known for her work in presenting children's TV and entertainment shows. In her early career she modelled underwear and went on to present CD:UK. In 2006, she won a BAFTA and was chosen to present Dancing on Ice, a UK celebrity talent show, shown on the ITV network which drew in an average of 8.9 million viewers in the 2010 series. She later stepped down from the role in 2011 due to new commitments and was replaced by Christine Bleakley. In July 2009, she was selected as a replacement for Fern Britton on This Morning. She began presenting on This Morning on 14 September 2009, alongside Phillip Schofield. On 23 November 2011, it was announced that Willoughby would be hosting the singing show The Voice UK on the BBC along with Reggie Yates.
The younger of two daughters of the manager of a double-glazing company and an air stewardess, Willoughby was educated at the independent Burgess Hill School For Girls in the town of Burgess Hill in West Sussex. She went on to attend The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham.
In 1995, at the age of 14, Willoughby was spotted by talent scouts at The
David James Gandy (born 19 February 1980 in Billericay, Essex, England) is an English model.
Gandy began modeling in 2002 after winning a daytime-TV model search competition (organized by Richard and Judy). At the time he had a job delivering cars to a car magazine. Gandy then signed with Public Image Worldwide, modeling mostly for catalog work in the UK market before making top model status for Dolce & Gabbana. He has appeared in numerous campaigns and catwalk shows for the luxury brand and has worked with supermodels such as Gemma Ward and Naomi Campbell . He is best known for his advert with Dolce & Gabbana's fragrance "Light Blue" which had 11million online hits and saw a 50 ft poster of him grace Times Square. He also modeled for the luxury brand's 2008 calendar, shot by top photographer, Mariano Vivanco. He returned to become the face of the second Light Blue fragrance campaign for 2010.
Other campaigns he's worked for include: 7 for all Mankind, Shiatzy Chen, Zara, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Stefanel. He also appeared on covers for VMan and L’Optimum and editorials for Harper's Bazaar and Spanish Glamour. In November 2011, he appeared on the cover of Details (magazine) which was
Anna Walton is an English actress. Known for her roles in Vampire Diary and Mutant Chronicles, her biggest role so far is the compassionate Princess Nuala in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, also starring her fellow Mutant co-star Ron Perlman as Hellboy. Walton also appeared on NBC's Crusoe.
Walton began working as a model while still at school (Queenswood School, Hertfordshire); she later trained in acting at the Oxford School of Drama. Walton graduated in 2004. Following that, she had small TV and movie roles.
She has a son Oliver (born April 2007).
Most recently Walton stars in the dark psychological British thriller Deviation, written and directed by J. K. Amalou. Walton plays Amber, a young nurse who is abducted and held hostage in her own car by a psychotic escaped convict played by Danny Dyer.
Heather Mills is a British journalist who works for Private Eye. In the past she has worked for The Observer and The Independent.
In May 2002, she wrote a special supplement for Private Eye on the MMR vaccine controversy which was broadly supportive of the supposed findings of Andrew Wakefield.
She has clashed with her better known namesake Heather Mills, charity campaigner and ex-wife of Paul McCartney, whom she accuses of having impersonated her for over a year in the late 1990s.
Alex Curran (Gerrard) (born 23 September 1982) is an English model, fashion columnist for the Daily Mirror and the wife of Liverpool and England footballer Steven Gerrard. She is described as a leading "WAG" (Wives And Girlfriends) of the England national football team, along with women such as Victoria Beckham and Coleen Rooney. In 2007, the Times referred to her, then Steven Gerrard's fiancée, as an "über-WAG".
On 29 October 2007, Curran launched her own fragrance, named "Alex", which has been one of the top sellers of 2007.
Curran writes a weekly column for the Daily Mirror, entitled "Go Shopping With Alex Curran".
A former nail technician, Curran was born in Aintree, Merseyside and raised in Maghull, and attended Maghull High School. Curran and Steven Gerrard have been a couple since 2002. Prior to her relationship with Gerrard, Curran was dating businessman Tony Richardson, while Gerrard was dating Jennifer Ellison. At some point in 2002, Curran and Ellison switched lovers; The Guardian wrote, "who stole whom off whom is still the subject of some debate and perhaps Ellison's autobiography".
Curran and Gerrard married on 16 June 2007, at the Cliveden House luxury hotel in
Jesse Wood is a London based model and guitarist/bass player who has played with Glyda, The Leah Wood Band, The Ronnie Wood Band, Wills And The Willing and HOGG.
Wood is currently playing with the band, THE BLACK SWAN EFFECT, with Dominic Greensmith and Kenwyn House formerly of the band REEF and Gareth Hale is the lead vocalist.
He is the son of Rolling Stone, Ronnie Wood and Krissy (nee Findlay, who died of an accidental overdose in June 2005); he was married to Tilly Wood and they have two children, Arthur and Lola. Jesse is currently dating Fearne Cotton.
Luke Worrall (born 26 December 1989 London, England) is an English male model and DJ.
Worrall has modelled for companies including Cacharel, DKNY Jeans, Vivienne Westwood, Juicy Couture and Dior.
Worrall starred alongside Nathaniel Brown and Byrdie Bell in the short film "Blinders" it was described as "a study of beauty and youth and the special privileges that come with both."
He was formerly engaged to Kelly Osbourne.
Tamara Ecclestone (born 28 June 1984) is a British socialite, television personality and model.
Tamara Ecclestone was born in Milan. to an English father and Croatian mother. Ecclestone is the elder daughter of Croatian former Armani model Slavica Ecclestone and middle daughter of "Formula 1 Supremo" Bernie Ecclestone. She has a younger sister, Petra Ecclestone.
Ecclestone was educated at the Francis Holland School in London and later studied, but did not complete, courses at the London School of Economics and University College London.
Ecclestone was the presenter of Sky Sports Italia's coverage of the 2009 Formula 1 season. She has also been involved in a range of other lifestyle and glamour productions, after making her television debut in 2006 presenting the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for Channel 4. In 2011, she starred in her own reality television show Tamara Ecclestone: Billion $$$ Girl on Channel 5.
Ecclestone has been involved in fundraising for the Great Ormond Street Hospital and other activities to benefit sick children. She also posed for an anti-fur advertisement for PETA.
Ecclestone was engaged to Swiss scion Andreas R.K. Warnsing from mid-2009 to early