British actress Sadie Frost is perhaps best-known in America for her portrayal of vigorous, society girl-turned-vampire Lucy Westenra in Bram Stoke’s Dracula (1992). She formerly attracted attention as Gabriel Byrne’s sexually-active little sister, Rebecca, in Diamond Skulls (1989). Frost later played various roles in films such as Splitting Heirs (1993), Shopping (1994, with Jude Law) the fantasy thriller Magic Hunter (1994), A Pyromanic’s Love Story (1995), Crimetime (1996), Flypaper (1997), the acclaimed Bent (1997), An Ideal Husband (1998), Captain Jack (1999), Presence of Mind (1999), Soul Patrol (2000) and Rancid Aluminum (2000). The founding member of a production company called “Natural Nylons” (alongside British actors Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Sean Pertwee and Jude Law), Frost also participated in the company productions The Final Cut (1998) and Love, Honour and Obey (1999).
Sparkling blue-eyed Frost was also well-associated with her real-life role as the wife of English actor Jude Law. After their divorce in 2003, Law reportedly rekindling his relationship with Frost following his separation with girlfriend Sienna Miller. The couple is also said to be planning a family holiday to Kenya. Responding to the rumors, Frost said, “It’s important that we find each other, important for the children and me.” But she later said, “I love him as he is the father of my kids, but I'm not in love with him anymore. He’s a great guy, but when you've been through as much as we've been through, you don't really want to go back. “
Before Law, Frost, who co-owns the fashion label Frost French, married musician/actor Gary Kemp in 1988, but the couple later divorced in 1997. She is the mother of four children, three sons, Finley Kemp (father Gary Kamp), Rafferty Law (father Jude Law) and Rudy Law (father Jude Law), and one daughter, Iris Law (father Jude Law).
Recently, vegan Frost separated from her boyfriend of two years, flamenco guitarist Jackson Scott. A spokesperson said, “I can confirm that Sadie and Jackson have agreed to take some time out of their relationship. The split is amicable and they remain in close contact.”
Childhood and Family:
In London, England, Sadie Liza Vaugman, who would later be famous as Sadie Frost, was born on March 27, 1968, to a large Bohemian family. Her father, David Vaughan, was a psychedelic artist who did work for the Beatles. After her parents’ divorce, young Sadie grew up under the guidance of her mom and a string of different men.
Sadie started her career at a very young age. At age 3, she appeared in a Jelly Tots commercial, and next worked with the London’s Italia Conti Theater School when she was 11. By 1980, Sadie had made her film debut in A Horse Called Jester, but soon escaped to Liverpool to become a punk. Returning to acting at age 16, Sadie worked primarily onstage and on British TV. Three years later, she joined the Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre and then decided to give acting a more serious try.
Twenty-year-old Sadie tied the knot with Spandau Ballet member Gary Kemp (born October 16, 1959) on May 7, 1988. The happy couple welcomed their first child, a son named Finlay Munro Kemp, on September 20, 1990, but seven years after the child was born, in 1997, they filed for divorce. The same year the divorce was finalized, Sadie began a new family with heartthrob actor Jude Law (born on October 16, 1959), whom she married on September 2, 1997. Unfortunately, Sadie’s second marriage also ended in divorce on October 29, 2003. Sadie and Law have three children, two sons, Rafferty Law (born in 1996) and Rudy Law (born on September 10, 2002), and a daughter named Iris Law (born on October 25, 2000).
Bram Stoke’s Dracula
The product of a free-wheeling, Bohemian childhood, Sadie Frost entered the entertainment industry at an early age. Starting at age 3, when she modeled for a Jelly Tots commercial, Frost made a big move to film at age 12, when she landed a role in A Horse Called Jester (1980), but then briefly quit acting. Frost made her return to acting in 1983 and was seen in director Matthew Jacobs’ debut short film Vardo three years later. The same year she became a member of Mancheste’s Royal Exchange Theatre, Frost earned a small role in the feature thriller Empire State (1987).
She followed that up with several television performances before drawing some attention as Rebecca, the sexually active, younger sister of Gabriel Byrne’s, in the stylish melodrama Diamond Skulls (1989). Roles began to roll in after the success. She portrayed Sharon Pellam in Peter Medak’s British criminal film The Krays (1990, starring her first husband Gary Kemp and his twin brother Martin) and appeared as an employment agency interviewer in Papierowe malzenstwo (1992). However, it was Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoke’s Dracula (1992) that made Frost widely known among American audiences. Although the film received mixed reviews, her fine performance as the spooky, free-spirited, tragic vampire victim Lucy Westenra won the young performer several of the film’s best notices.
“A lot of people really hated it, but I’ve met interesting people who loved that film. It was a cult. I remember on Halloween, I walked along Santa Monica Boulevard and there were loads of people dressed up as Lucy. That film was a turning point for me; it got me seen. But it also confused people [in the industry]. They would call me in for a meeting expecting me to have red hair down to my waist, or they thought I'd be really skinny and tall. And I’d walk in and I’d be, like, this short, dumpy, dark-haired. “Sadie Frost on Dracula
Unfortunately, after the victory, Frost made wrong decisions by playing roles in such movies as the zany Brit comedy Splitting Heirs (1993, opposite Rick Moranis, John Cleese and Eric Idle), the grainy crime drama Shopping (1994, with Jude Law) and Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi’s fantasy thriller Magic Hunter (1994, rejoined Kemp), since they all were considered box office disasters. She bounced back in 1995 with the dark comedy A Pyromanic’s Love Story, where she was cast as a tough American waitress named Hattie.
The following years saw roles in Crimetime (1996), Flypaper (1997), the acclaimed Bent (1997) and a modern-dress adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband (1998). Frost worked with Krays producers Ray Burdis and Dominic Anciano for their feature writing-directing debut Final Cut (1998). At the end of decade, she had small roles in Captain Jack (1999) and Presence of Mind (1999). Frost also portrayed Francesca in the made for TV movie The Lake of Darkness (1999).
After Soul Patrol (2000), Frost played Rhys Ifans’ love interest, Sarah Thompson, in Rancid Aluminum (2000). The film also starred Tara Fitzgerald and Joseph Fiennes. She rejoined writer/director Burdis and Anciano for Love, Honor and Obey (2000), which centered on a group of East London gangsters. The drama saw the actress make her first screen singing performance with a karaoke version of the White Plains’ 1971 hit “When You Are a King.” Moreover, the actress could add associate producer to her credits for her work in the film.
Returning to the small screen, Frost was seen as a storyteller in the series “The Fear” (2001), played the bit part of Zivia Lubetkin in the TV film Uprising (2001) and voiced the introduction for the television miniseries “Bedsitcom” (2003). In 2004, Frost produced the sci-fi thriller Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. The Kerry Conran-helmed film starred Gwyneth Paltrow and ex-husband Jude Law.