"Men's traditional view of sexiness isn't sexy. It shouldn't be so obvious: push-up bras and miniskirts. Sexiness, to me, is when people are comfortable with themselves." Sienna Miller
New York-born actress, who grew up in England, Sienna Miller received attention while playing sassy Brit Fiona Bickerton in Fox's short-lived series “Keen Eddie” (2003) and as Nikki, one of many women seduced by the mischievous, cockney title character in Alfie (2004, starring Jude Law). Recently appearing in Layer Cake, Fantastic Four, and Casanova, Miller will soon star in the upcoming films, Factory Girl and Camille.
"I know people compare me to Kate [Moss] a lot after that media hype started. But it’s not that I’m trying to get her look, truly not. But I like what she’s wearing and we seem to share taste to a certain extent." Sienna Miller
Frequently compared to Kate Moss in the British press, Miller was voted one of People magazine's “Best-Dressed” in 2005. As for her private life, the 5' 6" tall, blonde beauty was linked to actor Orlando Bloom (born on January 13, 1977; briefly dated 2001) and model David Neville (dated 2001-2003; split within a week of Miller's first encounter with Law). While filming Alfie in 2003, Miller met costar actor Jude Law (born on December 29, 1972) and they became engaged on Christmas Day, 2004. After Jude Law cheated on her with nanny Daisy Wright, Miller decided to end her seven-month engagement with Law in late July 2005. After being spotted together with Law many times, Miller recently confirmed that her romance with Jude Law is back on by saying, “Well, it's pretty obvious, isn't it? We're working things out. He's my closest friend in the world.”
Childhood and Family:
"I'm English, definitely. I don't feel like I'm American in any way." Sienna Miller
New York Sienna Rose Miller was born on December 28, 1981, and spent most of her upbringing years in the UK. Her father is Ed Miller, a former prominent banker (later remarried to top interior designer Kelly Hoppen) and her mother is Jo Miller, who ran a Lee Strasberg program at a London drama school. She also has one sister, Savannah, a fashion designer, two half-brothers, Charles and Stephen, and a stepsister called Natasha.
"I went to an all-girls boarding school for most of my youth. We used to do stupid, fun girly things like pull tights over our faces and streak through the lacrosse pitch. And once I snogged the gardener." Sienna Miller
After her parents’ divorce, Sienna followed her biological mother to England, where she had her primary education at an all-girls boarding school, Heathfield School in Ascot, Surrey. She later relocated to New York and studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Institute. She also once studied acting with Michael Margotta.
"I've wanted to be an actress for as long as I can remember, and I can say I was almost born in the theatre. My mum went into labor while she was watching the Nut-Cracker Suite in New York - apparently I was kicking like mad." Sienna Miller
While crafting her acting skill at New York's Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Sienna Miller appeared in such Big Apple productions as “A School for Scandal” (by British playwright Richard Brinsely Sheridan), “Independence,” “Cigarettes & Chocolate” (by writer/director Anthony Minghella) and “The Striker.” During that time, Miller was discovered by the owner of the Select Model Management agency, Tandy Anderson, and later signed a modeling deal. Her modeling jobs included European commercials for Coca-Cola as well as for Italian Vogue and Prada. She was also the model for the 2003 Pirelli Calendar, the March 2003 issue of Maxim and posed on the cover of the May 2003 issue of ES magazine.
Meanwhile, Miller continued acting. She played a bit part in Carlo Vanzina's romantic comedy film South Kensington (2001, starring Rupert Everett) and appeared as a guest in an April 2002 showing of Fox’s brief-lived drama comedy series "The American Embassy" (starring Arija Bareikis). In England, Miller could be seen as Stacey, in the second season (2002) of the offbeat BBC mini soap “Bedtime” (starring Sheila Hancock and Timothy West). The series, written and directed by Andy Hamilton, followed three storylines curbed to uptown bedrooms.
Miller made her British film debut in Jeff Jensen's independent feature High Speed (2002, a.k.a. Joy Rider), playing Savannah, the girlfriend torn between two best friends. She then went to costar as sassy Fiona Bickerton, a British woman who has a love-hate relationship with a NYPD detective (played by Mark Valley), in the cop comedy series helmed by Simon West (director of Con Air (1997) and Tomb Raider (2001), “Keen Eddie” (Fox, 2002-2003).
Director Matthew Vaughn (of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, 1999) and Snatch (2001) then cast Miller to play the Cockney girlfriend, Tammy, in his adaptation of JJ Connelly's crime novel, the British gangster comedy Layer Cake (2004, starring Daniel Craig, released in the US in 2005). Miller subsequently met future boyfriend Jude Law when she costarred with the star in Charles Shyer's remake of Bill Naughton's play, the drama comedy Alfie (2004). In the film, Miller played Nikki, one of many women seduced by the mischievous Alfie (Jude Law).
Recent years saw Miller appearing as a Storm fan in Tim Story's sci-fi action Fantastic Four (starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis). She also played Francesca, the strong-willed, independent-minded Italian noblewoman and secret author who catches Casanova's heart, in Lasse Hallström's re-telling of the Casanova story, set in the 18th century, Casanova (Heath Ledger, Jeremy Irons and Oliver Platt). On stage, Miller made her West End debut in the stage production of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" at the Wyndham Theatre. In the play, helmed by David Lan, Miller played the role of Celia.
Miller is currently busy completing her upcoming film, George Hickenlooper's Factory Girl, and is also set to play the title role of Camille, in Gregory Mackenzie's romantic drama film with the same name, alongside Harvey Keitel and Nick Stahl.
"I'm very happy about (the sudden fame) to be really honest! But I think it's as a result of being scrutinized because of the relationship that I'm in. If it was because of the work, it would be more justified." Sienna Miller