Jodie Kidd

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Jodie Kidd
Jodie Kidd (2008).jpg
Born (1978-09-25) 25 September 1978 (age 35)
Guildford, Surrey, England

Jodie Kidd (born (1978-09-25)25 September 1978 in Guildford) is an English television personality and fashion model.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Jodie was a showjumper as a child and attended St Michael's School, Burton Park, Petworth, West Sussex.[citation needed]

Family[edit]

Jodie is the granddaughter from Hon. Janet Gladys Aitken's (1908–1988) third marriage (1942) to Major Thomas Dealtry Kidd.[citation needed] Jodie's mother, Wendy Madeleine Kidd (née Hodge), and runs the Holders Festival on Barbados.[citation needed] Jodie's father is British businessman and former showjumper John Edward Aitken Kidd, a maternal grandson of the first Lord Beaverbrook.[citation needed]

Jodie has an elder sister, Jemma Kidd (b. 1974), who married Arthur Gerald Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, grandson of the Duke of Wellington, in June 2005.[citation needed] She has a brother, polo player Jack Kidd (b. 1973), who is married and has several children.[citation needed] She has a half brother, entrepreneur Nick D'arcy Whiting (b. 1962) who is married to former model Sandy Whiting (née Lanthois) and has two sons, Oliver D'arcy Elvis (b. 1992) and Michael Ayrton Clifford (b. 1994).[citation needed] She has a half sister, Debbie Parris (b. 1964), who has two daughters, Astral and Amber, and resides in Barbados.[citation needed]

Jodie Kidd, London 2008

Career[edit]

Modelling[edit]

Kidd was 15 when she was discovered by photographer Terry O'Neil on a beach in Barbados.[citation needed] Her modelling career began when he introduced her to model agent Laraine Ashton.[citation needed] When Kidd began modelling at 16 there was an uproar – accusations were made that promotion of her slender figure encouraged teenage girls to become anorexic when they tried to mimic her looks.[citation needed] Her skeletal figure led to accusations, because she is tall 188 cm (6'2") and at the time her weight was a mere 48 kg (105 lbs) and her BMI = 13.6 – so her first nickname was "the locust model".[citation needed]

Kidd modelled with the leading models from Capellino to Chanel, Ernesto Esposito to Fendissime, Gai Mattiolo to Ghost, Lagerfeld to Malhas, Monsoon to Motorola and also featured in campaigns for Chloé 'Innocence' perfume and Yves Saint Laurent.[citation needed] She also appeared on the cover of Elle magazine in Australia, Italy, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden and the United States.[citation needed]

During an eight-month break in modelling, Kidd increased weight to become a size eight dress size. [1]

Kidd's many magazine covers include Elle in America, Portugal, Italy, Singapore and Sweden, British Vogue, The Face and Comme des Garçons.[citation needed]

Jodie Kidd, Flugtag London, 2008

Personal life[edit]

Kidd's hobbies include polo, motor car racing, golf, and horse riding. She has also taken part in several rallies of the Gumball 3000[2][3]

She drives a Maserati and is noted for completing the fastest Celebrity Lap on the Top Gear car show (Series 2 Episode 8 : 6 July 2003).

Following a year-long romance and engagement, Kidd married Internet entrepreneur Aidan Butler on 10 September 2005 at St. Peter's Church, Twineham, West Sussex. The couple split up after 18 months of marriage. [4]

In March 2011, Kidd announced she was pregnant with her first child, due in August 2011 with boyfriend Andrea Vianini.[5] She gave birth to a boy on 5 September 2011 which they named Indio Vianini Kidd.[6]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Why are they famous? Jodie Kidd". The Independent (UK: findarticles.com). 25 October 1998. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Supermodel Jodie Kidd Wins Her First Ever Motor Race". Classic Driver. Maserati. 7 December 2004. 
  3. ^ "Winter warriors". BBC. 14 January 2006. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Jodie's marriage falls apart". Metro. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2007. 
  5. ^ "'Excited' Jodie Kidd expecting first baby , Latest celebrity news". Hello!. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Exclusive: Jodie Kidd happy to announce the birth of her first child - hellomagazine.com
  7. ^ Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: Series 3, 14: James Martin and Jodie Kidd at radiotimes.com

External links[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Prince Valiant uncredited
1999 Mad Cows Tracey
2003 Top Gear Star in a Reasonably Priced Car lap time: 1 min 48 seconds (Series 2, episode 8)
2006 Gumball 3000: Drivin' Me Crazy
2008 Who Do You Think You Are? Appears as herself to trace her family tree
2008 Clarkson: Thriller Appears as herself to race Jeremy Clarkson in a Fiat 500.
2010 Countryfile Presenter in December 2010.
2011 Top Gear Guest in race – Top Gear UK versus Top Gear Australia – for the Ashes.
2013 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Competitor, against James Martin[7] Series 3, Episode 14
2014 Celebrity Masterchef Contestant.