Famous 21st Century British Models

Find out more about the greatest 21st Century British Models, including Cara Delevingne, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Brook and Kate Moss.

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Cara Delevingne
(Model, Actress)

Cara Delevingne
36
Birthdate: August 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

English actress Cara Delevingne is known for films like Paper Towns, Suicide Squad, Tulip Fever and London Fields. She’s also a very successful fashion model and has been the face of some of the top brands in the world like Burberry, H&M, Zara and Chanel. She has also walked down the catwalk as a model at many prestigious fashion shows.

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Naomi Campbell
26
Birthdate: May 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Streatham
Naomi Campbell is one of the “Big Six” supermodels of the 1980s and the 1990s, who has graced both the ramp and print. She has also released a music album, been part of a fashion reality show, started a web series, and founded charitable organizations such as Fashion for Relief.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
16
Birthdate: April 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a popular English model and actress known for being the face of world-renowned brands, such as Victoria's Secret, Burberry, and Marks & Spencer. Known for her stunning looks, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been featured on covers of magazines, such as Vogue. She has also been named in lists like FHM's World's Sexiest Woman and Maxim magazine's Hot 100.

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Kate Moss
(Supermodel)

Kate Moss
14
Birthdate: January 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Croydon, England

Kate Moss, one of the highest-paid supermodels of the 1990s, was one of the pioneers of the “heroin chic” trend. Featured on TIME 100, she was known for her collaboration with Calvin Klein and her size-zero figure. She owns a clothing range and is a fashion editor for British Vogue.

 5 

Elizabeth Hurley
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Birthdate: June 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England

Best known for her roles in the Austin Powers franchise, Bedazzled, and The Royals, Elizabeth Hurley began her career as an Estee Lauder model. A trained ballerina, she has also been in the news for her relationship with Hugh Grant and her marriage to textile magnate Arun Nayar.

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Christina Hendricks
17
Birthdate: May 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Christina Hendricks is an actress and producer. She began her career as a model and enjoyed international success for several years before transitioning into acting. As an actress, she was able to replicate her success and appeared in films like Drive and Lost River. She is the recipient of several awards, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

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Twiggy
(Model)

Twiggy
11
Birthdate: September 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Neasden,Middlesex, England
Dame Lesley Lawson, better known as Twiggy, soared to fame as a model in the 1960s. Known for her signature androgynous look, she graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue. She has won two Golden Globes for her role in The Boy Friend and written a bestselling memoir, too.
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Amy Jackson
(Actress)

Amy Jackson
7
Birthdate: November 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man, England
British model and actor Amy Jackson is a former Miss Teen World who made her acting debut with the Tamil film Madrasapattinam. She also appeared in the Hindi films Ekk Deewana Tha and Singh Is Bliing. She is also associated with charities such as PETA and the Being Human Foundation.

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Jameela Jamil
(Actress)

Jameela Jamil
16
Birthdate: February 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England

Jameela Jamil, who works as an actress, model, writer, and radio presenter, is a fighter in every sense of the word; she fought conditions like hearing loss, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, coeliac disease, and anorexia nervosa before establishing herself as an entertainer. Not to mention a car accident that damaged her spine when she was 17 years old!

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Suki Waterhouse
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Birthdate: January 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London

Suki Waterhouse is an English model and actress who was selected as the Mercier Muse for the popular French makeup brand Laura Mercier. Waterhouse used her popularity as a model to launch a direct-to-consumer accessories brand called Pop & Suki, which she co-founded with Poppy Jamie. Since its launch, the brand has been worn by celebrities like Lady Gaga.

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Emma Bunton
(Actor, Television presenter, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Model, Karateka)

Emma Bunton
11
Birthdate: January 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Finchley

Part of the iconic British all-girl pop band of the 1990s, Spice Girls, Emma Bunton was nicknamed Baby Spice, for being the youngest in the group. Known for her signature pigtails and bright blue eyes, she later went solo and also appeared in the BBC One series Absolutely Fabulous.

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Alesha Dixon
(Singer, Model, Dancer)

Alesha Dixon
8
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

Alesha Dixon is an English singer-songwriter, rapper, and TV personality. She initially wanted to become a teacher, but destiny had other plans for her, and she ended up entering the music world. She rose to fame as a singer in the 2000s as a member of the girl group Mis-Teeq. She later pursued a successful solo career as well. 

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Katie Price
(Model, Television Personality)

Katie Price
9
Birthdate: May 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Katie Price began her career as "Jordan," modeling for British tabloids. She then gained fame with her appearances on reality shows such as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Big Brother, and Jordan. She has also released an album and written several children’s books, autobiographies, and novels.

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Jamie Dornan
16
Birthdate: May 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland

One of the most popular model-turned-actors from Northern Ireland, Jamie Dornan was named by Vogue in its list of 25 Biggest Male Models of All Time. He earned international recognition after portraying Sheriff Graham Humbert in Once Upon a Time. Known for his looks and acting skills, Dornan is regarded as one of the greatest film actors of Ireland.

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Mischa Barton
(Actress)

Mischa Barton
8
Birthdate: January 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
British-American actress Mischa Barton rose to fame with Lawn Dogs (1997) starring opposite renowned actor Sam Rockwell. She received two Teen Choice Awards for playing Marissa Cooper in the Fox television series The O.C. her other works include Notting Hill, The Sixth Sense and Pups. She is also an ambassador for Save the Children and the One Water campaign.

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Pattie Boyd
(Model, Ex-Wife of George Harrison)

Pattie Boyd
7
Birthdate: March 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taunton
Pattie Boyd set the tone for British fashion of the 1960s. She married Beatles star George Harrison and inspired many of his songs. She then married Eric Clapton. Pattie’s photographs of Harrison and Clapton were exhibited as Through the Eye of a Muse. She also works for addiction recovery.

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Alex Pettyfer
5
Birthdate: April 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stevenage
Alex Pettyfer began his creer as a child model and later gained fame for his Empire Award- and Young Artist Award-winning role of Alex Rider in Stormbreaker. He is also known for his portrayal of John Smith in I Am Number Four and Brody in the Netflix miniseries The I-Land.

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Henry Golding
5
Birthdate: February 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sarawak, Malaysia

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Catherine Bell
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Birthdate: August 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England, UK

Catherine Bell is an actress, producer, and model. She is best known for her roles in the TV series JAG and Army Wives. As a young woman, she enrolled at UCLA but dropped out to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She struggled for a few years but was eventually able to establish herself as a versatile actress. 

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Katie Piper
(Writer)

Katie Piper
9
Birthdate: October 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Andover, Hampshire, England

Model Katie Piper made headlines after being attacked with acid by her former boyfriend. She underwent a face restoration surgery to rebuild her damaged face. She then became an activist, released an autobiography, and created a documentary. She also owns a foundation to help burn victims and has hosted Bodyshockers.

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Kelly Brook
(Model & Actress)

Kelly Brook
7
Birthdate: November 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rochester, Kent, England

English model, actress, and media personality Kelly Brook has done modeling work in both UK and USA. She gained international fame with her role in the NBC sitcom One Big Happy. Regarded as a sex symbol and style icon, she has appeared in the FHM 100 Sexiest countdown multiple times. Also a businesswoman, she owns a bar in London.

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Stella Maxwell
7
Birthdate: May 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Model Stella Maxwell was declared a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2015. Named to Maxim's Hot 100, she has also campaigned for Max Factor cosmetics, H&M, and Puma, and has graced the covers of major fashion magazines. An LGBT icon, she has publicly dated Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart.

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Rhona Mitra
(Actress)

Rhona Mitra
6
Birthdate: August 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hampstead, United Kingdom

Rhona Mitra is an English model, actress, and singer. Mitra burst onto the acting scene in the early-2000s and became known for her good looks; in 2001, she was ranked 46th on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women list. She then went on to play important roles in popular American films, such as Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.

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Hannah Simone
(Actress)

Hannah Simone
6
Birthdate: August 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Best known as Cece in New Girl, Hannah Simone won a Teen Choice Award for the role. She began modeling at 13, when she lived in Cyprus. As a VJ at MuchMusic, she presented Much News Weekly and The NewMusic. She was also part of Gillette's What Women Want campaign.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen
4
Birthdate: October 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Oliver Jackson-Cohen amazed audiences with his portrayal of Jonathan Harker in Dracula, Luke Crain in The Haunting of Hill House, and Peter Quint in The Haunting of Bly Manor. Beginning his career at 15, with the soap Hollyoaks, Jackson-Cohen has mostly appeared in the romantic comedy, drama, and horror genres.

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Saffron Burrows
5
Birthdate: October 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

Saffron Burrows is a British model and actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as Boston Legal, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Burrows also campaigns for equality and disabled rights; she has never let the good Samaritan in her die down since the age of 11 when she joined an anti-racism group.

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Karen Elson
(Model, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer)

Karen Elson
5
Birthdate: January 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oldham

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Gemma Atkinson
4
Birthdate: November 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bury, Greater Manchester, England

Gemma Atkinson is an English actress best known for playing Lisa Hunter on British soap opera Hollyoaks and its three spin-off series. Also known for her charity work, Gemma Atkinson took part in a five-kilometre charity run to raise awareness about breast cancer in 2007. In 2008, she participated in a 228-kilometre walk to raise breast cancer awareness.

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Poppy Delevingne
(Model, Actress)

Poppy Delevingne
7
Birthdate: May 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Model Poppy Delevingne has campaigned for brands such as Louis Vuitton and has graced the covers of top-notch fashion magazines such as Vogue. She has been named a Young Ambassador of the British Fashion Council. She has appeared in films such as Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Aspern Papers.

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Max Irons
(Actor)

Max Irons
5
Birthdate: October 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camden, London, England, UK

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Callum Turner
5
Birthdate: February 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, UK

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Christine Keeler
8
Birthdate: February 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, UK
Died: December 4, 2017

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Heather Mills
6
Birthdate: January 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Model Heather Mills lost her left leg in an accident but continued to model using a prosthetic leg. She was previously married to singer Paul McCartney. An avid animal rights activist, she is associated with organizations such as Viva! She has appeared on reality shows like Dancing with The Stars.

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Daisy Lowe
(Actor, Model)

Daisy Lowe
6
Birthdate: January 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London

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Peaches Geldof
(English columnist)

Peaches Geldof
7
Birthdate: March 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: April 7, 2014
Peaches Geldof, daughter of singer Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates, wrote for publications such as Elle Girl and The Guardian. She later presented her own TV shows, such as Peaches Geldof: Teen America, and modeled. Geldof was a Scientologist. She died of a heroin overdose at age 25.

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Sonoya Mizuno
(Actress)

Sonoya Mizuno
6
Birthdate: July 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Sonoya Mizuno is an English actress, ballet dancer, and model. She started her professional career as a model, working for world-renowned brands, such as Saint Laurent, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton. Thanks to her skills as a ballet dancer, which she learnt at the Royal Ballet School, Mizuno landed roles in dance films like High Strung, which kick-started her film career.

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Ricky Whittle
4
Birthdate: December 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England
Richard Whittle began his career as a model for Reebok. He is best known for his roles of Calvin Valentine in the soap Hollyoaks and Lincoln in The 100. He was also part of the reality show Strictly Come Dancing and the Netflix comedy film Nappily Ever After

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Jourdan Dunn
(Supermodel)

Jourdan Dunn
3
Birthdate: August 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

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Simon Le Bon
(Singer-Songwriter)

Simon Le Bon
3
Birthdate: October 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bushey, Hertfordshire, England

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Darcey Bussell
(Ballerina)

Darcey Bussell
3
Birthdate: April 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London

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Nadine Coyle
(Singer)

Nadine Coyle
6
Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland, UK

Part of the award-winning girl band Girls Aloud, Irish singer-actor Nadine Coyle began her career with the show Popstars and later launched a solo career, with songs such as Go To Work. She has also been a model and has launched an Irish pub, which was later run by her family.

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Gabriella Wilde
6
Birthdate: April 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, UK

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Jean Shrimpton
(actor, model, autobiographer, film actor)

Jean Shrimpton
5
Birthdate: November 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: High Wycombe

Robert James-Collier
3
Birthdate: September 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Robert James-Collier is best known as Thomas Barrow from Downton Abbey and as Liam Connor from Coronation Street. The former model also holds business and marketing degrees and has won the Sexiest Male Award at the British Soap Awards twice. He has also played Martin Evershed in Ackley Bridge

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Mia Goth
(Actress, Model)

Mia Goth
13
Birthdate: November 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England

English actress and model, Mia Goth, began her career as a teenage model. Soon, she ventured into acting as well and made her film debut. In the ensuing years, she appeared in many movies and TV shows, making a name for herself in the entertainment industry. The popular actress is a recipient of the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award.

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Hero Fiennes-Tiffin
3
Birthdate: November 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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Agyness Deyn
(Actor, Model, Singer)

Agyness Deyn
5
Birthdate: February 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Littleborough

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Davina McCall
(Television presenter)

Davina McCall
5
Birthdate: October 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England
After brief stints as a singer and dancer during her early twenties, Davina McCall established herself as a television presenter at MTV and then rose in popularity as the host of Big Brother aired on Channel 4. She presented This Time Next Year on ITV. Born to a French mother and an English father, she is also involved in charity.

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Jodie Turner-Smith
7
Birthdate: September 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England

Jodie Turner-Smith is a British model cum actress currently based in USA. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and worked as a banker for some time before venturing into the entertainment industry. She is best known for her work in the TV series The Last Ship and Nightflyers.  She has also appeared in a few films. 

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Samantha Womack
5
Birthdate: November 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK