Sophie Dahl

Author + Cook + Former Model

Sophie Dahl is an English author and former fashion model. She was born in London, the daughter of actor Julian Holloway and writer Tessa Dahl. Her maternal grandparents were author Roald Dahl and actress Patricia Neal. Her paternal grandparents were actor Stanley Holloway and actress and chorus dancer Violet Lane. She was the inspiration for Sophie, the main character in her maternal grandfather's book The BFG.… Read More

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1977 Birth Born in 1977.


Born in London, Dahl made her debut on the English catwalk in London Fashion Week in the Autumn of 1997. … Read More
2000 23 Years Old In 2000, Dahl became the face of Yves Saint-Laurent's Opium. … Read More
2003 26 Years Old In 2003 Dahl completed her first book, The Man with the Dancing Eyes, published by Bloomsbury Publishing. … Read More
2005 28 Years Old From 2005 Dahl was a contributing editor and regular columnist at Men's Vogue, prior to its closure in 2008. … Read More


2009 32 Years Old Dahl provided introductions to the Puffin Classic new edition of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the Virago Press re-issue of Stella Gibbons' 1938 novel Nightingale Wood which was released in April 2009, and Nancy Mitford's "Don't Tell Alfred", reissued by Penguin in March 2010.
2010 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On 9 January 2010 Dahl married the singer Jamie Cullum.
2011 34 Years Old They had their first child, a daughter named Lyra, on 2 March 2011; she was followed by a second daughter, Margot, on 4 March 2013. … Read More
2012 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Dahl was announced as the new face of Aubin & Wills.
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