25 September 1978 |
Guildford, Surrey, England
Jodie is the granddaughter from Hon. Janet Gladys Aitken's (1908–1988) third marriage (1942) to Major Thomas Dealtry Kidd. Jodie's mother, Wendy Madeleine Kidd (née Hodge), runs the Holders Festival on Barbados. Jodie's father is British businessman and former showjumper John Edward Aitken Kidd, a maternal grandson of the first Lord Beaverbrook.
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. She has a brother, polo player Jack Kidd (b. 1973), who is married and has several children. 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). She has a half sister, Debbie Parris (b. 1964), who has two daughters, Astral and Amber, and resides in Barbados.
Kidd was 15 when she was discovered by photographer Terry O'Neil on a beach in Barbados. Her modelling career began when he introduced her to model agent Laraine Ashton. 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. 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".
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. She also appeared on the cover of Elle magazine in Australia, Italy, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden and the United States.
During an eight-month break in modelling, Kidd increased weight to become a size eight dress size. 
Kidd's career as a television personality has included participation on Strictly Come Dancing 2008, in which she partnered with professional dancer Ian Waite; they finished in sixth place, and Kidd left the show in a "dance-off" against former model and television presenter Lisa Snowdon. In 2014, Kidd was a finalist in the BBC's annual cookery programme Celebrity Masterchef; she lost the championship to actor Sophie Thompson.
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. 
In March 2011, Kidd announced she was pregnant with her first child, due in August 2011 with boyfriend Andrea Vianini, an Argentinian polo player. She gave birth to a boy on 5 September 2011, whom they named Indio Vianini Kidd. Kidd and Vianini split in the summer of 2013. She is engaged to David Blakely, a former soldier and author.
|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||Series 3, Episode 14|
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- "Supermodel Jodie Kidd Wins Her First Ever Motor Race". Classic Driver. Maserati. 7 December 2004.
- "Winter warriors". BBC. 14 January 2006. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
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- Exclusive: Jodie Kidd happy to announce the birth of her first child - hellomagazine.com
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- Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: Series 3, 14: James Martin and Jodie Kidd at radiotimes.com