Penny Lancaster
Birth Date:
March 15, 1971
Birth Place:
Chelmsford, Essex, England, UK
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Penny Lancaster
Ultimo Beauty


Penny Lancaster is a British model and photographer. She is perhaps best known for her modeling work for designer lingerie brand Ultimo.         

Dating since 1999, Lancaster eventually married British singer/songwriter Rod Stewart (born January 10, 1945) in June 2007 after  Stewart's divorce from model Rachel Hunter was finalized in 2006 . The couple have two sons together, Alistair Wallace (born 2005) and Aiden Stewart (born 2011). Lancaster had a long term relationship with city trader Mickey Sloan throughout the 1990s. The two lived in Bermuda from 1996 to 1998 before breaking up in 1999.

Mrs. Stewart

Childhood and Family:

Penny Lancaster was born on March 15, 1971, in Chelmsford, Essex, England. Her parents, Graham and Sally, were both great gym goers throughout her childhood and boosted her love for fitness. His brother, Oliver, is a fitness instructor. Penny started taking dance lessons when she was six years old. She learned tap, modern and ballet simultaneously until at age 16 when she decided to quit because of her height. She then turned her attention to aerobics, and became a certified fitness trainer  six years later. It was around this period when she was discovered by a modeling scout who suggested she should see a career in modeling.

In late 1990s, Penny had the opportunity to meet singer Rod Stewart who offered to let her take photos of him whilst on tour.     The two began dating shortly afterwards, which caused an ample tabloid curiosity because Stewart had recently gone through a highly public split from wife Rachel Hunter. At the time, Penny also had just separated from her long time lover Mickey Sloan.

On March 9, 2005, Stewart proposed the Brit beauty at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Penny gave birth to their first child, son Alistair Wallace Stewart, on November 27, 2005. The couple married on June 16, 2007 at La Cervara near Portofino, Italy. They welcomed their second son, Aiden Stewart, on February 16, 2011.  

Ultimate Body Workout


Penny Lancaster wanted to become a professional dancer when she was a child, but discarded her dreams when a then 16 year old girl found out that she was too tall. She subsequently made the switch to aerobics, and just as she became a certified fitness trainer, Lancaster was approached by a model scout, and soon embarked on a career as a model. In 1998, she decided to learn the other side of modeling and stated taking photography classes. It was through photography that she eventually met husband Rod Stewart.

Lancaster gained boost when she was hired as the face of designer lingerie brand Ultimo for a reported £200,000 in 2002. Despite her success at promoting the brand and rising its profile in the UK,  her contract was not renewed when it ended in 2004. In the meantime, she also worked as a photographer for “Hello! Magazine.”

Barely flustered by her want of modeling work, Lancaster turned to her other passion, aerobics,    and created a fitness DVD called “Ultimate Body Workout” (2003). The training tape, which detailed her years of knowledge as a fitness trainer, sold extremely well. Around this time, she sang and danced in “Tonight's The Night,” a musical based on Rod Stewart's hits, for a charity event.  

In 2005, Lancaster led a line of hair removal products called “Hot Legs,” Stewart's nickname for her and the title of one of his many hit songs.

In 2007, Lancaster became one of 14 celebrities to participate on “Strictly Come Dancing Series Five,” a British television show featuring celebrities with professional dance partners competing in Ballroom and Latin dances. She and her partner, Ian Waite, were voted off in the Week 6.   


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Penny Lancaster: 'Rod loves kids but there will be no more babies now. We're done'
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Penny Lancaster is leaning over the kitchen table of the LA home she shares with Rod Stewart, making a cardboard fishtail for their three-year-old son. “Stand up on your tippy-toes,” Stewart laughingl...
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Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster arrive late to meet Prince Charles
SP_COP - September 11, 2013 -
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster breached royal protocol by arriving ten minutes late for a meeting with Prince Charles.Prince Charles didn’t seem to mind, however, and was soon sharing a joke with the...
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