Lydia Hearst

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Lydia Hearst
Born Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw
(1984-09-19) September 19, 1984 (age 30)
Wilton, Connecticut
Years active 2004–present
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Hair color Red
Eye color Green
  • Radius Entertainment (Personal Manager)
  • NEXT Models - International
  • ICM Talent (theatrical agent)

Lydia Hearst (September 9, 1984) is an American actress, fashion model, lifestyle blogger, and heiress to the publishing fortune established by her maternal great-grandfather, William Randolph Hearst, and daughter of Patricia Campbell Hearst. Though her birth name is Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw, she is known publicly and professionally as Lydia Hearst.[1]

Her family has a tradition of involvement in philanthropic causes which has led to Lydia's involvement in becoming a Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile and receiving the Smile Award for her dedication to the organization in 2012,[2] and most recently to receive a humanitarian Award from Catwalk For Charity June 8, 2014.[3]

After graduating from Wilton High School, she enrolled in Sacred Heart University where she majored in Communications and Technology until being discovered by fashion photographer Steven Meisel in 2003.

Modelling career[edit]

Magazines and fashion shows[edit]

Always inspired by fashion, photography and the arts she was discovered by famed photographer Stephen Meisel who shot her first magazine cover for Vogue Italia in April 2004. Hearst has covered countless fashion magazines in Italy, France, Korea, Japan, Latin America, and the United States. She has worked with the greatest photographers in the world including Steven Meisel, Patrick DeMarchelier, Ellen Von Unwerth, Mario Testino, Paulo Roversi, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Bettina Rheims, Mark Abrams, Peter Lindbergh, and Terry Richardson.

At the 2008 Michael Awards, Lydia was recognized as "Supermodel of the Year",[4] as well as acknowledged and given the award for Best International Supermodel at the Madrid Glamour Awards on November 12.[5]

She has modelled on the international runway circuit and at many fashion shows on behalf of Chanel, Fendi, Rebecca Taylor, Catherine Malandrino, Twinkle, Nicole Miller, Three As Four, and Jeremy Scott.[6]


Hearst has appeared in advertising campaigns for Prada, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Sephora, L'Oreal Ferria, DKNY, MYLA Lingerie, H&M, NARS Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Miss Me Jeans, Moschino Cheap & Chic.[7] In 2007, Hearst appeared in Puma's French 77, which led her to design a line of handbags for the collection.[8]

In Spring of 2012, Swarovski launched its Heart Truth campaign naming Hearst as its ambassador. This campaign was a national awareness campaign that aimed to empower women to improve their heart health and sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.[9]


Hearst briefly was a columnist for the short-lived Page Six magazine, which came in the Sunday edition of the New York Post. She appeared on the cover of the 30 September 2007 issue of the magazine.

She has since launched a lifestyle/fashion blog where she regularly posts.[10]

Acting career[edit]

As a child Lydia spent time on the set of John Waters' films with her mother, Patricia. This inspired Hearst in her decision to pursue a career in entertainment.[11]


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Year Title Role Notes
2015 Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral June In Development
2015 Condemned[12] Tess Post-production
2015 #Horror[13] Lisa Post-production
2014 Desire[14] Penelope Short Film
The Barber[15]
2014 Automobile Waltz[16] Penelope Short film
2014 Trigger Melissa Post-production
2014 Cabin Fever: Patient Zero[17] Bridget
2013 Delirium[18] Jennifer
2013 Mistresses[19] Story Episode: "Ultimatum"
2012 Two Jacks[20] Alexis
2012 Velvet Morning[21] Velvet Short film
2012 Amnesia[22] Micaela
2012 I Am AiKO[23] Aiko Short film
2009 Cepheus[disambiguation needed][24] Model-Self
2009 Consumed[disambiguation needed][25] Model-Self Short film
2009 Gossip Girl[26] Amelia Episode: "Much 'I Do' About Nothing"
2008 Last International Playboy[27] Stella
2008 Fame Fatale[28] Short film

Other roles[edit]

Hearst made an appearance in the music video for the Miles Fisher cover of "This Must Be The Place",[29] which was a successful parody of the film, American Psycho. Hearst again starred in a music video in 2012 for Cisco Adler's "Song for All The Girls",[30] where she is graphically murdered by a spin saw. She also has a minor role in Johnny Polygon's "LimoSexSuperstar" video.

Reality TV[edit]

Hearst served alongside Anne Vyalitsyna and Naomi Campbell as a supermodel coach for the upcoming second edition of Oxygen's The Face modeling reality competition. The season premièred on March 5, 2014.[31]


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  4. ^ Morgan, Spencer (2008-02-01). "Lydia Hearst to Get 'Model of the Year' Laurels; Plus, Sneak Peek at Richardson Shoot for Perry Ellis". The New York Observer. The New York Observer, LLC. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  5. ^ Buchheit, Scott (2008-11-14). "Lydia Hearst receives Glamour Award". freelance journalist. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
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  8. ^ Beckett, Whitney (2007-11-28). "Lydia Hearst,Puma Go Mainstream". Women's Wear Daily. WWD, Advance Publications. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
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  31. ^ "Reality TV World: 'The Face' adding Anne Vyalitsyna and Lydia Hearst as new second-season supermodel coaches". 

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