Lily Cole

Model + Actress
Born May 19, 1988

Lily Luahana Cole is an English model and actress. Her modelling career was launched by a chance encounter with Benjamin Hart in Soho when she was 14 years old. She was booked for her first British Vogue cover at age 16, and has worked with many well-known brands, including Vogue worldwide, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Prada, De Beers and Moschino.… Read More

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1987 Birth Born on December 27, 1987.


2001 - 2003 2 More Events
2004 16 Years Old At the 2004 British Fashion Awards, she was named "Model of the Year". … Read More
2005 17 Years Old She featured on Vogue's "best dressed" list in December 2005, and had cover appearances on Numéro and Interview. … Read More
She was nominated, for the second time, for the "Model of the Year" award at the 2007 British Fashion Awards. … Read More


Her first leading role came in Terry Gilliam's 2009 fantasy film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, playing Valentina, the teenage daughter of Christopher Plummer's title character, Dr Parnassus, whom Parnassus has promised to the Devil (Tom Waits) upon her 16th birthday. … Read More
2010 22 Years Old In October 2010, she helped launch the World Land Trust’s Emerald for Elephant Exhibition, which was designed to create awareness and raise important funds for the protection of the critically endangered Asian elephant.
2012 24 Years Old 1 More Event
During the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, Cole was one of the British models wearing fashions created by British designers specifically for the event.
Cole stars in the music video for Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2013 single "Sacrilege" as a woman burned alive by the many men and women that she's had affairs with. … Read More
Cole was one of several celebrities who endorsed the parliamentary candidacy of the Green Party's Caroline Lucas at the 2015 general election. … Read More
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