Early life, education and family
Bell was born in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, Connecticut and the United Nations International School in New York City. After studying at HB Studio in New York City and the British American Drama Academy in London, Bell graduated from the Stella Adler Conservatory program.
Bell is a descendant of Colonel William Byrd II, the founder of Richmond, Virginia. Her mother Evelyn Lorentzen Bell is the granddaughter of Øivind Lorentzen whose son Erling Lorentzen is related through marriage to the Norwegian royal family. Her father Ted Bell was the Vice Chairman of the Board and Creative Director of Young & Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies.
Bell had wanted to release two independent films; Blinders and Tragic Fairytale in 2011, but they were not purchased.
At age eighteen, Bell began modeling. As a socialite, she has appeared in the pages of magazines including Vogue, Vogue Nippon, V Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Russian Harpers Bazaar, L’Official, Muse, Paper Planes, and Dossier Journal.
She has also modeled in campaigns for Hogan, NAHM, Rad Hourani, Meredith Kahn, and Club Monaco.
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