First Name: Rosie
Last Name: Huntington-Whiteley
Nationality: British (English)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Date of Birth: April 18, 1987
Place of Birth: Devon, England, UK
Height: 5’9″ ; 175cm
Measurements: (US) 32-24-34 ; (EU) 81-61-86.5
Dress Size: (US) 4 ; (EU) 34
Shoe Size: (US) 8.5 ; (EU) 39 ; (UK) 6
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was born in Freedom Fields hospital in Plymouth, Devon, England, to Fiona, a fitness instructor, and Charles Huntington-Whiteley, a chartered surveyor. Rosie grew up in Tavistock, Devon, England with two younger siblings, Toby and Florence. Her great-great-grandfather was politician Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet, and her great-grandmother was descended from Polish Jewish immigrants of the 1870s.
In 2003, while studying at Tavistock College, Rosie was discovered by Profile Model Management while seeking internships with several London based modelling agencies. Prior to being signed as a model she never considered modelling as a career. She originally intended to work in the fashion industry “behind the scenes”. After receiving her GCSEs Huntington-Whiteley left school midway through her sixth form where she was voted in her school yearbook “Person Most Likely to become a Supermodel”.
After modelling locally for a year, Huntington-Whiteley made her debut in runway in New York Autumn/Winter of 2004. During this time she made notable appearances in Elle Girl and Teen Vogue. She has since appeared in advertisements for Abercrombie & Fitch, Bloomingdale’s, Clinique, DKNY, French Connection, L.A.M.B., Pepe Jeans, Shiatzy Chen, Ralph Lauren and Top Shop, among others.
Since 2006, Huntington-Whiteley has modelled for Victoria’s Secret, which is America’s best selling lingerie brand. Rosie made her debut with the brand in the Victoria’s Secret 2006 Fashion Show, walking the Los Angeles runway among top fashion models Gisele Bündchen, Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima. In 2010, she became Victoria’s Secret’s only British Angel. Huntington-Whiteley was the featured model in the 2010 Victoria’s Secret “SWIM” catalogue.
In 2008, Rosie appeared as the face of Burberry’s Autumn/Winter campaign with actor Sam Riley. She also appeared on her second cover for Vogue in Vogue UK’s November issue – the first being Vogue Nippon May 2005. For the magazine she was photographed alongside models Eden Clark and Jourdan Dunn in a feature celebrating British models. That year she was also placed 6th on Harper’s Bazaar’s annual “Best Dressed List for 2008”.
The following year Huntington-Whiteley received an Elle Style Award for 2009’s “Model of the Year”. She also starred in a provocative short film for Agent Provocateur playing a woman whose boyfriend forgets Valentine’s Day, featured as the face of Karen Millen’s Spring/Summer advertising campaign, and was photographed by Terry Richardson for 2010’s Pirelli Calendar.
In March 2010 Huntington-Whiteley collaborated with Vogue UK by blogging a photo of her daily outfits for every day of March in a feature titled Today I’m Wearing… on the magazine’s official website. In April it was announced that Huntington-Whitely would be the new face of Monsoon’s Spring/Summer lingerie collection.
Rosie and photographer Rankin will be working together to produce a book dedicated to her. Ten times Rosie, shot in California, will be a hardback book out later this year. She also will be appearing in a new series of Burberry ads for the company’s beauty line to hit stores this July 2009. Huntington-Whiteley already shot the ads with Mario Testino. The line will launch exclusively into Harrods, as well as 29 other outlets around the world.
It was reported in May 2010 that Rosie is being considered for the female lead in Michael Bay’s Transformers 3. The film was released in 2011. Rosie played the female lead, replacing Megan Fox.
Huntington-Whiteley moved to New York in 2005 to launch her modelling career, but is currently located in London. She dated Tyrone Wood, the youngest son of Ronnie Wood, from August 2007 until October 2009, two weeks before beginning a relationship with 44-year-old French actor Olivier Martinez. In April 2010, she began dating 37-year-old English actor Jason Statham.