Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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ROSE INC. :


Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley was born 18 April 1987 and is an English model, actress, designer, and businesswoman. She is best known for her work for lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret, formerly being one of their brand “Angels”, for being the face of Burberry’s 2011 brand fragrance “Burberry Body”, for her work with Marks & Spencer, and, most recently, for her artistic collaboration with denim-focused fashion brand Paige.

Huntington-Whiteley was born in Plymouth, Devon, the daughter of Fiona (née Jackson), a fitness instructor, and Charles, a chartered surveyor. She has a brother and a sister. She grew up on a farm near Tavistock, Devon. She is a member of a noble family as her paternal great-grandfather, Wing-Commander Eric Huntington-Whiteley JP, was the nephew of George Whiteley, 1st Baron Marchamley and the younger son of politician Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet; Eric’s wife, Rosie’s great-grandmother, Enid Kohn, was from a family of Polish Jews who emigrated to England in the 1870s. Rosie’s paternal grandmother, Gillian, also from a Jewish family, was the daughter of Jacob Franks, a prominent surgeon in Sussex.

Educated at Tavistock College, she later revealed that she was bullied and teased at school for having a double-barrelled name, small breasts and full lips. 

While a 15-year-old student, she undertook work experience at London West End-based model agency Profile, before taking her GCSEs. Signed after leaving school in summer 2003 aged 16, her first modelling session was for a Levi’s jeans commercial. She got her first big break in January 2004 when she travelled to New York City for a shoot with Teen Vogue. She later made her catwalk début alongside Naomi Campbell in New York City in Spring 2004, and was then photographed by Bruce Weber for Abercrombie & Fitch. In early 2006, she was signed to American lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret, making her début at the brand’s fashion show in Los Angeles. Huntington-Whiteley remained unknown outside the fashion industry until 2008, when she was cast by chief creative director Christopher Bailey, replacing Agyness Deyn for Burberry’s autumn/winter campaign with actor Sam Riley. She got her first British Vogue cover on the November 2008 issue, alongside Eden Clark and Jourdan Dunn in a feature celebrating British models. The following year, she was featured as the face of Karen Millen’s spring/summer 2009 advertising campaign. She starred in a short film for Agent Provocateur lingerie playing a woman whose boyfriend forgets Valentine’s Day. In February 2010, Huntington-Whiteley officially became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, modelling for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City.

She has walked the runways for Givenchy, Burberry, Oscar De La Renta, Valentino, Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, DSquared2, Badgley Mischka, Blumarine, Marchesa, Vivienne Tam, Versace, Vera Wang, Betsey Johnson, Alberta Ferretti, Prada, Giles Deacon, and Moschino.

In May 2010, it was announced that Huntington-Whiteley would become the new female lead in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, replacing Megan Fox. She had previously worked with the film’s director, Michael Bay, on a Victoria’s Secret commercial. Reviewers were critical of her acting but she then had her second acting role in the film Mad Max: Fury Road, and in order to portray her pregnant character, she wore a prosthetic stomach throughout the film. 

In 2018 she created Rose Inc, a personal website where she dives deep into what make up artists, hairstylists and people who work in the entertainment industry do. It is full of interviews and secrets about the most in-demand behind-the-scenes workers; Rosie has a fresh and curious approach to everything, making it such a pleasant read during your free time.

She also regularly uploads videos to her Youtube channel (of course related to the theme of her website).

You can visit her website HERE