Lily Cole biography

Lily Cole

Date of Birth: May 19, 1988

Lily Cole was born in Torquay, England and raised in London. She was just 14 when a scout from Storm Models spotted her walking down a Soho street and signed her to the agency which handles such supermodels as Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford. When Steven Meisel photographed her for Italian Vogue in 2003, her career took off and she was soon one of the most recognizable faces in the world. She is academically gifted and has recently taken up a deferred place at King's College, Cambridge, to read History of Art.

A tireless environmental campaigner, she also actively supports a number of charities on behalf of deprived and unfortunate children. She made her film debut in 2007 as the geeky schoolgirl Polly in the hit comedy St Trinian's, and appeared in Sally Potter's Rage with Jude Law, which played in competition at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. She starred opposite Heath Ledger in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), and has a number of other projects to add to her name, including The Moth Diaries (2012), Snow White & the Huntsman (2012), The Zero Theorem (2013), The Messenger (2015), and Gravy (2015).

Lily most recently appeared as herself in the comedy Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016), and starred as Trish Shirt in the crime drama London Fields (2016).

Lily Cole Filmography


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