Lydia Hearst
Birth Date:
September 19, 1984
Birth Place:
Wilton, Connecticut, USA
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Vogue's Cover Girl


Lydia Hearst is an American fashion model and actress. She is also the heiress to the publishing fortune established by her maternal great grandfather William Randolph Hearst. In 2008, she was handed the Best International Supermodel Award in Madrid as well as was named Michael Award's Model of the Year. She entered modeling in 2004 with a cover shot for the Italian edition of “Vogue,” photographed by Stephen Meisel.

Hearst has dated Oliver Hammond, Joe Barney, and Cisco Adler.

“I always keep my legs together and wear underwear. I'm a lot more conservative than the Hollywood counterparts are. I'm an East Coast girl.” Lydia Hearst

The Hearsts

Childhood and Family:

Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw was born on September 19, 1984, in Wilton, Connecticut, to publishing heiress Patricia Campbell Hearst and Bernard Shaw. His father, who was her mom's bodyguard before the couple marriage, currently is the head of the Hearst Corporation. Lydia graduated from Wilton High School and then studied communications technology at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Lydia Hearst was spotted by noted photographer Stephen Meisel. It was not long before she landed her first modeling assignment, doing the cover of the Italian edition of “Vogue” in April 2004, which was shot by Meisel. She continued to grace the cover of “Elle,” “Harper's Bazzar” and “GQ,” among other publications, as well as appeared in editorials and advertisements. She has worked with famed fashion designers like Prada, Louis Vuitton, Moschino and DKNY, to name a few as well as for Puma. She designed apparel for Puma, emphasizing both high end handbags and fitness wear. She also appeared in Puma's French 77 collection. In addition to Meisel, Hearst also has worked with other greatest photographers like Patrick DeMarchelier, Ellen Von Unwerth, Mario Testino, Paulo Roversi, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Bettina Rheims, Mark Abrams, Peter Lindbergh and Terry Richardson.

Hearst quickly branched out to acting when she landed a part in the 14 minute short “Ladies Room” (2004), which was written and directed by Kate Bernstein and starred Mercedes Connor, Wenne Alton Davis and Sharon Freedman. She made her feature film debut with the independent comedy/drama “The Last International Playboy” (2008), starring Jason Behr, Monet Mazur and Krysten Ritter. There she played the supporting role of Stella. The same year, Hearst got her first television episodic role on “Gossip Girl.” She portrayed Amelia in a 2008 episode called “Much 'I Do' About Nothing.” She next starred with Miles Fisher and Nick Hobbs in the 2009 short film “This Must Be the Place,” for director David Green.

Hearst will play Micaela in in the film “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” (2011), directed by Bill Birrell. Co-stars include Luke Bracey, Reed Thompson, Theodora Greece and Gil Darnell. She is also set to play Alexis in the upcoming comedy/drama film “Two Jacks” (2011), directed by Bernard Rose and starring Sienna Miller, Jack Huston and Billy Zane.

Hearst wrote a column for New York Post's Page Six Magazine, called “The Hearst Chronicles.” She appeared on the cover of the September 30, 2007 issue of the magazine.


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