Lily Cole
British model, actress
Lily Cole
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.
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Forget glamor, model Lily Cole wants tech for good to encourage women, girls
Yahoo News - 4 months
By Belinda Goldsmith LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a British supermodel and actress, Lily Cole has lived a life of glamor, but it is her new role as a social entrepreneur using technology to do good that she hopes will inspire women. Cole, who was attending Europe's largest tech event, the Web Summit, in Lisbon, said the use of technology was critical to help build a shared economy and stronger communities.  The whole point of Impossible People is taking people back to a time when communities thrived and trust played a major part in everyday exchanges, although the international reach makes that challenging, she said.
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Lily Cole leads fight to tackle global literacy - BT.com
Google News - about 1 year
BT.com Lily Cole leads fight to tackle global literacy BT.com Around 757 million people worldwide are unable to read or write, the model and actress argued, and these individuals are significantly more likely to be affected by major social issues such as illness and crime. Cole was speaking as she launched new ... Lily Cole is challenging MPs over illiteracyChorley Citizen Lily Cole Speaks About The Affliction That Affects 757 Million People WorldwideGrazia Lily Cole challenges MPs on illiteracyBBC News Huffington Post UK all 31 news articles »
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The Most Influential Celebrity Baby Names Of 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Some of most popular names in the U.S. today prove that celebrities influence baby name trends. Nicole Richie’s Harlow, Gwen Stefani’s Kingston, and half of the names chosen by the Jolie-Pitts have risen in popularity thanks to famous families. High profile birth announcements can take an already rising name and put it on more parents' short lists, like Channing Tatum’s Everly. Or it can transform an obscure choice, like Marlowe, into everyone’s new favorite. As 2015 draws to a close, Nameberry takes a look at the celebrity baby name choices likely to influence baby naming in 2016 and beyond. Charlotte One of biggest celebrity stories of 2015 was the birth of Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. Just days after Charlotte’s birth was announced, we learned that the name had cracked the U.S. top 10. It’s a classic choice, not a trendy one, but it’s still a name to watch in 2016. Josey Naya Rivera named her baby boy Josey, a name traditional ...
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The Most Influential Celebrity Baby Names Of 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Some of most popular names in the U.S. today prove that celebrities influence baby name trends. Nicole Richie’s Harlow, Gwen Stefani’s Kingston, and half of the names chosen by the Jolie-Pitts have risen in popularity thanks to famous families. High profile birth announcements can take an already rising name and put it on more parents' short lists, like Channing Tatum’s Everly. Or it can transform an obscure choice, like Marlowe, into everyone’s new favorite. As 2015 draws to a close, Nameberry takes a look at the celebrity baby name choices likely to influence baby naming in 2016 and beyond. Charlotte One of biggest celebrity stories of 2015 was the birth of Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. Just days after Charlotte’s birth was announced, we learned that the name had cracked the U.S. top 10. It’s a classic choice, not a trendy one, but it’s still a name to watch in 2016. Josey Naya Rivera named her baby boy Josey, a name traditional ...
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Star-Studded Cast Joins Paul McCartney In New Music Video 'Queenie Eye'
Business Insider - over 3 years
 Paul McCartney gets by with a little help from his friends in the music video for his new song "Queenie Eye." A star-studded cast ranging from Johnny Depp to Sean Penn star in the "Beatles" singer's video. McCartney starts off playing piano in an empty Abbey Road studios, and is slowly joined by a set of high-profile friends. Johnny Depp broods next to the piano, while actress Alice Eve writhes on top of it. Designer Tom Ford dances in his chair, and a fishnet-wearing Kate Moss breaks it down on a table. Meryl Streep watches at a distance, eventually partaking in the fun. Sean Penn, Jude Law, and Lily Cole also make appearances. "Queenie Eye" first caused a ruckus when it was revealed that Kate Moss and Johnny Depp would be coming together for the video — 15 years after the two ended their iconic four-year relationship. McCartney remarked on the pair's participation in the video, saying: "They are friends of mine and Stella’s," Paul said. "I am very lucky they agreed to ...
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PHOTOS: Do These Cartoons Look Like Models Or What?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Have you ever watched a Disney cartoon and thought, "That princess looks familiar"? Well, we have. There's a certain something about our favorite 2-D characters we see echoed on fashion runways past and present. Perhaps it's the cartoons' perfectly drawn features that make us recall star catwalkers, or maybe it's their eclectic clothing choices. Ariel and Karen Elson: Rapunzel and Cara Delevingne: Belle and Jacquelyn Jablonski: Sleeping Beauty and Natalia Vodianova: Merida and Lily Cole: Snow White and Edie Campbell: Pocahontas and Liya Kebede: Tiana and Naomi Campbell: The political world isn't cartoon-free, either... Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost Style on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostStyle.
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Lily Cole Has A Straight Up Fashion Disaster At LAX Airport
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Did Lily Cole just step off a 'night fright'? She was left looking more Mick Hucknell than supermodel as she arrived at LAX airport in a bright orange hat that almost matched her locks (not the best idea ever?). More...
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The Naked Truth Of Juergen Teller's Photos
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Photographer Juergen Teller has a knack for stripping down the subjects of his work, both figuratively and literally. In fact, his images of Vivienne Westwood -- three photographs that feature the designer stark naked on a couch-- were deemed "one of the most inventive nudes that any artist has created in years" by Alastair Sooke at The Telegraph. Now, his Westwood triptych and more are bared at the Institute of Contemporary Art, in the artist's first major UK exhibition in a decade. Photographer: Juergen Teller, Title: Kate Moss, No.12, Gloucestershire, 2010, © Juergen Teller Titled "Woo!," the show includes iconic images from the 1980s and '90s, when Teller reigned supreme in the world of fashion photography. The works move seamlessly in their subject matter, showcasing sirens like Lily Cole and Kate Moss beside brooding figures like Kurt Cobain, often in unique poses rarely seen in the pages of magazines. Ever one to subvert the typical celebrity portrait, it's not d ...
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Lily Cole shows she is a fast learner after paddleboarding lesson in St Barts
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
It is not plain sailing to teach a new skill to a supermodel. But Lily Cole seems to be the exception to the stereotype after proving to be a quick learner in the Caribbean on New Year's Eve.
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'The Moth Diaries' review: Story crawls
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
'The Moth Diaries' review: Story crawls "The Moth Diaries" scores one for the public high school system, but not the vampire genre. [...] off kilter from the suicide of her poet father, Rebecca's sanity is further challenged by icy new student Ernessa (Lily Cole) who plays piano, knows three languages and doesn't gossip once in the 82-minute movie. The story crawls from there, with clumsy exchanges between the young actresses and conservative directorial choices that distance audience from action.
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Fashion News: Karl Lagerfeld advised Diane Kruger on 'Queen' role
LATimes - over 4 years
One of the first people actress Diane Kruger called when she won the role of Marie Antoinette in "Farewell, My Queen" was Karl Lagerfeld, she tells the Wall Street Journal. "I've known him since I was 16 years old and today he's both a friend and a neighbor," she said. "He is obsessed with Versailles and Marie Antoinette. When I got the part of the queen he was one of the first people I called, and I walked over to his home and picked his brain for inspiration." The Journal also says that much of the actress' fashion "ascent" can be credited to Lagerfeld. [WSJ] In the ad campaign for Lady Gaga's soon-to-be-released new fragrance, tiny little men climb all over the nude star as she reclines, propped up on one elbow holding the egg-shaped bottle of the scent, called Fame. The photo was shot by Steven Klein, but it may be a bit too risque for major retailers to display. [Fashionista] After the dust-up last week over Ralph Lauren making the opening ceremony uniforms for the U.S. Olymp ...
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Lily Cole is dowdy in a decidedly aging ensemble as she attends culture debate Berlin
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The 24-year-old covered up in a loose, high-necked sand coloured dress, and appeared to be wearing very little make-up.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lily Cole
    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 26
    Cole announced on 11 September 2015 that she had given birth to a daughter.
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    On 28 February 2015, Cole announced she was expecting her first child with partner Kwame Ferreira.
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    Cole was one of several celebrities who endorsed the parliamentary candidacy of the Green Party's Caroline Lucas at the 2015 general election.
    More Details Hide Details Cole is the founder of socially networked gift economy website, impossible.com; a website that promotes requests for and offering of gifts and assistance. Cole is also part-owner of a London bookshop. Cole was involved in creating an environmentally friendly knitwear company, The North Circular, which launched in 2009. The North Circular products are hand knit in the UK with British yarns, from which 5% of all profits, and all of Cole's, are donated to the Environmental Justice Foundation. She launched a womenswear range for the company in February 2010.
  • 2013
    Age 24
    In 2013 it was announced that Cole would receive the Doctor of Letters for her "outstanding contribution to humanitarian and environmental causes" from the chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University, Professor Muhammad Yunus.
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    In 2013, PETA cited her efforts to make consumers aware of animal products in cosmetics and declared her to be one of the "Sexiest Vegetarians" of the year.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005 Cole announced she would no longer model for De Beers after being alerted to the situation of the Kalahari Bushmen being evicted from their lands in Botswana. Cole wrote the foreword for Tamsin Blanchard's 2007 book Green Is The New Black, a guide to being fashionable while remaining eco-friendly.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Cole supports a variety of humanitarian and environmental causes. She is an ambassador for children's charity Global Angels. She also supports the charity WaterAid, speaking for the organisation's "End Water Poverty" campaign, and the Environmental Justice Foundation Cole has modelled a T-shirt with the slogan "Save the Future" to fight child labour in the fashion industry for the Environmental Justice Foundation. Most recently Cole put a plaster cast bust of her torso on the auction site eBay to raise money for British telethon charity Comic Relief.
  • 2012
    Age 23
    In August 2012, she was part of the judging panel at the Festival of Code, held at the culmination of Young Rewired State 2012.
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    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 21
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 20
    In December 2009, Cole attended a party, hosted by Elton John for which guests were asked to design their ideal bar with the designs then sold at auction in aid of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
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    It was reported in October 2009 that Cole would make her stage debut at the Old Vic Theatre in London's West End at the theatre's annual "24 Hour Plays" held in November, but "scheduling commitments" forced her to pull out.
    More Details Hide Details Cole ultimately made her stage début at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge, as Nina in a student production of The Seagull. She appeared in "The Curse of the Black Spot", the third episode of the sixth series of science fiction series Doctor Who, in May 2011. She played a Sea Siren.
    Cole appeared as "Lettuce Leaf", a celebrity supermodel in the 2009 film, Rage, directed by Sally Potter.
    More Details Hide Details Cole also played "Aline" in the 2011 film There Be Dragons. In January 2010, Cole gave an interview to the Canadian edition of Elle in which she expressed her desire to focus more on acting than on her modelling career, saying she "wouldn't want to treat acting as a convenient thing to do now and again", going on to mention her roles in the upcoming films There Be Dragons and Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll and saying of her modelling "I've been doing modelling for years and I feel like I've taken out of it what I need to and I'm ready for new things" and that "film asks for a much bigger emotional and intellectual commitment." Cole had a part in Mary Harron's The Moth Diaries, which was released in 2012. Cole made a minor appearance in the music video for the Girls Aloud/Sugababes cover of "Walk This Way" in aid of the British telethon charity Comic Relief, in which she struts up and down a catwalk in "hilarious ways", interspersed by the bands and several well-known British television personalities. Cole had another minor role in Primal Scream's 2008 video "Can’t Go Back", in which she and other models featured in a horror-style video based on the films of Dario Argento. The models, including Cole, are graphically "murdered" and "meet their ends in rather striking ways" with the aim of looking "hot even when dead".
    Cole appeared at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival in December 2009 to promote Parnassus.
    More Details Hide Details She was featured as herself in one episode of the online series T Takes, a series of short, improvised films published by The New York Times.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Acting alongside Heath Ledger (who died before filming had finished), Cole, in an interview for the Daily Telegraph admitted that, at times, she felt out of her depth in the role- saying “I’d only done a couple of films and here I was surrounded by amazing actors like Christopher Plummer and Heath Ledger, and it was intimidating at times,” also describing the role as "the biggest role I’ve ever done". Gilliam said of Cole: “She has an amazing look and grasps what is required so very quickly. If she wants a career as an actress, she has a brilliant future”. According to Mark Olsen of The Los Angeles Times, writing as Parnassus was released in the United States, "Cole brings a surprising well of emotional tenderness to her part as Valentina", while Ryan Michael Painter wrote of the film on 'inthisweek.com' that "all of the performances are delightful, particularly Cole's as Valentina, proving that the haute couture model has more to offer this world than a pretty face".
  • TEENAGE
  • 2007
    Age 18
    Cole made her acting debut as Polly in the 2007 comedy St. Trinian's, a rework of the black and white films of the 1950s and '60s, alongside Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Russell Brand, Jodie Whittaker and Stephen Fry.
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    Cole has appeared in advertising campaigns for Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Hermès, Longchamp, Cacharel, Topshop and Anna Sui cosmetics, as well as being the face for Moschino's perfume "I Love Love". In September 2007, Cole was announced as the follow-up model for Accessorize, taking the place of Claudia Schiffer, also designing a line of handbags for the collection.
    More Details Hide Details Cole has been modelling for cosmetics company Rimmel London since October 2009, as well as featuring in advertisements for jewellers Tiffany & Co. Along with Twiggy and others, Cole became a "face" of Marks and Spencer clothes advertising campaign, making her the youngest model to become involved in a campaign for the line. She launched a campaign in June 2010 at Gatwick Airport for modelling agency, Storm Model Management. The campaign aims to find new modelling talent from people passing through the airport, with the agency hoping to re-create the discovery of Kate Moss, who was spotted at JFK Airport in 1988 by the agency's founder. In March 2012 The Body Shop launched its Beauty With Heart campaign, naming Cole as its first ambassador.
    She was nominated, for the second time, for the "Model of the Year" award at the 2007 British Fashion Awards.
    More Details Hide Details In December 2009 she was listed by Vogue Paris as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. Cole made a cover appearance on the January 2010 issue of the Canadian Elle and opened Hermès's winter 2010/2011 collection at Paris Fashion Week in March. Towards the end of 2010, she featured in a documentary chronicling the career of Rolf Harris in which he painted her dressing up as Titania from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • 2005
    Age 16
    She featured on Vogue's "best dressed" list in December 2005, and had cover appearances on Numéro and Interview.
    More Details Hide Details She modelled on the international runway circuit and at many fashion shows on behalf of Chanel, Shiatzy Chen, DKNY, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Jasper Conran, John Galliano and Louis Vuitton.
  • 2004
    Age 15
    At the 2004 British Fashion Awards, she was named "Model of the Year".
    More Details Hide Details Cole worked with many prominent photographers, including Craig McDean, Nick Knight, Juergen Teller, Arthur Elgort, Irving Penn and Tim Walker. She has appeared on the covers of Playboy in France, Vogue, Citizen K, and V, among others.
  • 2003
    Age 14
    She signed with Storm and in 2003 was photographed by Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue.
    More Details Hide Details Her distinctive red hair attracted significant media attention.
  • 2001
    Age 12
    Cole was photographed in 2001 at age 13 by fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco.
    More Details Hide Details According to the Evening Standard in 2004, her modelling career began in 2003 when she was approached in the street by Benjamin Hart of Storm Models.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1987
    Age -2
    Born on December 27, 1987.
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