Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann
Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann is an American model, TV personality, food writer, and editor. Born to a famous actress, Elettra was noticed by fashion agents early in her career. She started modelling in her early 20s and worked with famous brands and photographers, including Mango and Lavazza. She was a regular feature in popular fashion publications such as Vogue and Elle. However, after graduating with master’s degree in master’s degree in Biomedicine, Bioscience, and Society from the London School of Economics, she immersed herself into the world of food science by opening up a pop-up restaurant. At the same time, she started writing features and articles for various publications. Her restaurant GOODNESS took off, and she hosted the series ‘Elettra’s Goodness’ for Vogue, where she interviewed celebrities and cooked meals. Since then, Elettra’s success has been on the rise; she soon joined the lifestyle website Refinery 29 as their Executive Food Editor and continues to hold the position. She also launched her own blog, Impatient Foodie, to write about recipes and slow eating. The blog became a huge hit, and she collected her recipes into a cookbook in 2017. She continues to write for Impatient Foodie today.
Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann studied International Relations and graduated with a Bachelor in Arts from The New School. However, fate had different plans for her as far as her professional life was concerned. She was noticed by Bruce Weber, who helped her in her modelling career. Soon enough, Elettra’s stunning looks coupled with her celebrity upbringing landed her many opportunities. She was photographed for many reputed magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Muse, Elle, and Another.
Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann worked with award-winning photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Karl Lagerfeld, and Arthur Elgort. Her list of clients included Mango, Hogan, Yamamay, and Lavazza. Apart from being a fashion model, Elettra was also a spokesperson for various brands, including Lancôme. She has extensively worked with Lancôme since and has appeared in a string of advertisements for the company. As a model, she appeared as herself on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ and ‘Night Style.’ While modelling, she studied and graduated with a master’s degree in Biomedicine, Bioscience, and Society from the London School of Economics in 2010.
She embarked upon a fresh start after graduation by opening her pop-up restaurant GOODNESS. The idea and food were both a success and it toured many popular venues. Eventually, Elletra received an offer to turn GOODNESS into a show. Vogue soon launched Elettra’s Goodness as a video series that involved her cooking up signature meals with famous friends and other celebrities. Guests who appeared in the series included Blake Lively, Grace Coddington, Karlie Kloss, and Seth Meyers. The series ran for a season and contained 14 episodes. It was hugely popular with the readers of Vogue.
With her reputation as a food critic and chef soaring, Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann was constantly sought after by many channels to appear as a judge. In 2013, she appeared as the judge for two episodes in the ‘Iron Chef America: The Series’. Other TV appearances quickly followed and she was seen in ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’, ‘The Insider’, and ‘Good Morning America’. In 2015, she was named the brand ambassador for Moet & Chandon and she created the recipes for two champagne cocktails served at the 72 Golden Globes.
Apart from TV and modelling, Elettra is also a regular writer for various magazines and publications. She has to credit several articles published in Refinery29, The Cut, Teen Vogue, VICE, Paper Magazine, among others. She is currently the Executive Food Editor at Refinery29, a lifestyle website. She is also the founder of Impatient Foodie, a food blog that focuses on her journey and opinions about good and slow food. Her blog soon became a hit and was covered by reputed publications such as The New York Post, Vogue, Elle, Racked, and Yahoo! She continues to write for Impatient Foodie and shares her recipes with her readers.
She appeared as a guest in the talk show ‘The Chew’ in 2017. She also published her book ‘Impatient Foodie: 100 Delicious Recipes for a Hectic, Time-Starved World’ in June 2017 and it received positive reviews from many readers. Currently, Elettra divides her time between modelling, writing for Impatient Foodie, and working with Refinery29.
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Family & Personal Life
Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann was born on July 26, 1983 in New York City to Isabella Rossellini and Jonathan Wiedemann. Her mother is a popular Italian actress. Elettra is also the granddaughter of the film legends Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini. She studied at the United Nations International School. She speaks English, French, and Italian fluently.
As a teenager, Elettra suffered from scoliosis and underwent treatment for it until she turned 17. She was married to James Marshall, a restaurateur, from 2012 to 2015. She is currently in a relationship with the actor Caleb Lane, and the couple has a son: Ronin Hendrick Lane. Elettra counts baking, creating new dishes and running as her core hobbies. Her favourite thing to eat is pasta and she loves visiting restaurants across Brooklyn and Manhattan.
She appeared as a supporting actor when she played the role of a cave woman in the 2011 movie ‘Animals Distract Me’.