Sarah O'Hare
Birth Date:
May 31, 1972
Birth Place:
London, England, UK
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Sarah O'Hare
Australia's Next Top Model


Sarah O'Hare, also known as Sarah Murdoch, is a London born Australian model and actress. She became known for her appearances in campaigns for Revlon, Ralph Lauren, L'Oréal, ves Saint Laurent and Estée Lauder, as well as the 1999 and 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. She has appeared on the covers of “Elle,” “Vogue,” “Glamour,” “GQ,” “Marie Claire” and “Harper's Bazaar” in her native Australia as well as in the United States, United Kingdom and Spain. As an actress, Sarah co-starred in the 2001 film “Head Over Heels” and guest starred in the television series “Friends” (2000).

In addition to her participation with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Sarah also became the International Ambassador of the Australian Ballet Company in 2004 and was on the Australian Ballet Board of Directors in 2006. She is the ambassador of the charity Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Australia, an institute founded  by her husband Lachlan Murdoch's grandmother, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch,  in 1986.  Murdoch Children's Research Institute has become the largest child health research institute in Australia.

Sarah is a devouring fan of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles rugby league team. She has generously sponsored the club with her time and money to guarantee its survival and long term viability. Sarah is credited with initiating the trend on production of rugby league supporters' gear specifically designed and fitted for women. In 2002, Sarah had designer Collette Dinnigan remodeled the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles' famous maroon and white jersey for herself. She stated, “It will be fantastic to go to Brookvale again. I have wonderful memories of going to games there in the 80s and watching the battles between Manly and Parramatta. We would go with my dad and there was no way he would let us wear anything resembling blue and gold. Mum knitted us maroon and white scarves and they were great days. I'm honoured to be associated with the club.”

Sarah and her husband Lachlan Murdoch have three children (two sons and one daughter) together. She has a tattoo of two dolphins on her right arm.

Mrs. Murdoch

Childhood and Family:

Sarah O'Hare was born on May 31, 1972, in London, England, but was raised in Sydney, Australia. She attended Pittwater House School at Collaroy, Sydney, and also studied ballet at The McDonald College of the Performing Arts, a performing arts school in Sydney. Her dreams of becoming a ballerina abruptly ended at age 15 when she was kicked out of the class due to her towering height. She subsequently changed direction and would enjoy a big success in modeling.

On May 27, 1999, Sarah was married to Lachlan Murdoch (born September 8, 1971), the eldest son of Australian American media mogul Rupert Murdoch. They have two sons, Kalan Alexander, born on  November 9, 2004, and Aidan Patrick, born on May 6,  2006. The couple welcomed their third child, and first daughter, Aerin Elisabeth, on April 12, 2010. The happy family currently lives in  Sydney, Australia.

Sports Illustrated Model


Sarah O'Hare began modeling in Sydney, Australia when she was 17 years old, after she was considered to tall for becoming a ballerina. She went on to make it big as a fashion model in New York and Paris. She strutted down the catwalks for a number of    noted designers, and her face decorated billboards, television and many major publications, including “Vogue,” “Elle,” “Marie Claire,” “Glamour,” “GQ” and “Harper's Bazaar.”

Sarah's career gained boost when she graced the inside pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1999. She gained further attention in the following year when she joined the Revlon Cosmetics team as their newest member, model and spokesperson. Sarah also appeared in campaigns for L'Oréal,  Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent and Estée Lauder. She again modeled for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit in 2003.  

Lured by her success on modeling, Sarah was given the opportunity to enter acting with a small part in an episode of the popular television sitcom “Friends” called “The One with Ross' Library Book” (2000). She quickly moved on to the big screen when she was cast along with fellow model Shalom Harlow, Monica Potter and Freddie Prinze Jr. in the Mark Waters directed comedy “Head Over Heels” (2001). There she played the role of Candi.

In May 2001, Sarah was named the newest patron of the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia. She appeared in a TV commercial for Hallmark Mother's Day Cards supporting breast cancer in 2004.

In 2002, Sarah and former tennis player Pat Rafter signed on as the ambassadors of the Bonds clothing company. They promoted clothing that included the famous chesty bond white singlet which was first modeled in the 1950s by the inaugural captain of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Max Whitehead.        

In December 2006, Sarah joined the Australian version of the popular morning news and interview show, “Today” as a substitute presenter when co-host Jessica Rowe was on maternity leave for four months. She was on the show until March 2007 and was replaced by Kellie Connolly until May 2007, when Lisa Wilkinson took over as the new co-host on “Today.” Later, Sarah returned as a guest host on the October 4 2007 episode, alongside Karl Stefanovic, to raise awareness about Breast Cancer .

In 2009, Sarah began hosting “Australia's Next Top Model,” an Australian reality television series, based on a franchise that was created by Tyra Banks with “America's Next Top Model,” during its fifth season after the departure of Jodhi Meares. She remained with the show for three seasons until December 2011, during which she also served as lead judge and the show's co-executive producer.

Sarah and her production production company Room 329 Productions along with Foxtel produced  four episodes of documentary, “Sarah Murdoch's Pride of Australia,” which was screened in November 2009.


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