28 November 1981 |
Southend, Essex, England
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Dress size||8(UK), 4(US), 34(EU)|
|Manager||Premier Model Management, London (mother agency)
Heffner Model Management, Seattle
IQ Models, Istanbul
Flair Model Management, Vienna
Ainsley was discovered by a Premier model scout in Oxford Street in 2002 while shopping. Ainsely quickly signed with other top agencies including Elite Models in New York, Elite Models in Miami, Elite Models in Barcelona, Elite Models in Amsterdam, Joy Models in Milan, Modelwerk in Hamburg, Starz People in Hong Kong, Heffner Management in Seattle, and IQ Models in Istanbul.
Since then, she has landed campaigns with Lynx, Samsung, Sunsilk, Virgin Atlantic, ASOS, Myla Lingerie, Swissotel, Tia Lusso, Elle Macpherson, as well as being featured in the opening credits for the James Bond film Die Another Day. She has appeared in editorials for Tatler, Night & Day, Essentials Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Once. She has graced the covers of Night & Day, Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel, You Magazine, GP Live as well as modeling book. "A Model for Living"
In 2010, Ainsley did the body motion capture work of photo-journalist Madison Paige in Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 3 game Heavy Rain by French developer Quantic Dream. The character's body, face and physical movements were based on Ainsley's using motion capture technology. The voice work for character Madison Paige was done by American actress Judi Beecher.
In February 2010, Ainsley was featured in editorial for British Tatler called 'Guys Doll' which was photographed by Huggy Ragnarsson. She is currently signed to Premier Model Management in London, Modelwerk in Hamburg, Flair Model Management in Vienna, The Agency Artist Management in Bern, and IQ Models in Istanbul.
Ainsley grew up in Essex with her mother Janet, an English teacher and film teacher father Robert. Prior to signing with Premier Model Management, she attended Essex University for accounting. Upon signing with Premier, she became an in demand model and dropped her courses. Ainsley is a supporter of Cancer Research UK, the NSPCC and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.
In 2002, Ainsley began dating Pop Idol runner up Darius Danesh after starring in his music video. The two lived together in Fulham until they broke up in June 2004. Following her high profile romance, Ainsley kept a relatively low profile and worked at establishing herself as a top model.
Ainsley is engaged to Guy Ritchie with whom she has two children; a boy Rafael, born in September 2011 and a daughter, born in November 2012.
- Bio on Jacqui Ainsley's website
- Heavy Rain interview
- Jacqui Ainsley Profile on FMD – Jacqui Ainsley pictures / images. Fashionmodeldirectory.com (1981-11-28). Retrieved on 2011-03-18.