Penny Lancaster in 2008
15 March 1971 |
Chelmsford, Essex, England
|Spouse(s)||Rod Stewart (m. 2007)|
|Children||Alastair Wallace Stewart (b. 2005) Aiden Patrick Stewart (b. 2011)|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Dress size||6 (US)|
Penny Lancaster-Stewart (born 15 March 1971) is an English model and photographer. She is best known for her modeling work for designer lingerie brand Ultimo. Lancaster is married to rock singer Rod Stewart.
Early life and career
Lancaster was brought up by parents Graham and Sally who were both regular gym-goers and encouraged a love of fitness. She also has a brother called Oliver. At the age of six, Lancaster took up dance, learning tap, ballet and modern but decided to quit at the age of 16 due to her height and decided aerobics would better suit her frame. Six years later Lancaster became a certified fitness trainer. It was during this time that she was spotted by a model scout who suggested she should consider a career in modelling.
Throughout the 1990s, Lancaster was in a long-term relationship with city trader Mickey Sloan. They lived in Bermuda from 1996 to 1998 but separated in 1999.
Around this time, Lancaster decided to learn about the other side of modelling and began taking photography classes. She has reportedly turned down an approach to appear in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
In 2002, Lancaster signed up to be the face of designer lingerie brand Ultimo for a reported £200,000. Lancaster was a success at promoting the brand raising its profile, especially in the United Kingdom, but two years later, Lancaster's contract was not renewed.
Strictly Come Dancing
Lancaster was announced as one of the fourteen celebrities taking part in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing. In week 4, she was revealed as one of the bottom two participants. She and her partner (Ian Waite) were in the week six dance-off with Matt Di Angelo and were voted off.
|Week #||Dance||Judges' score||Result|
|1||Swing||Group Performance - Not Judged|
Since 15 September 2014, Lancaster has been billed as an occasional panellist on the lunchtime chat show Loose Women. Thus far she has only made one subsequent appearance, on 1 December 2014.
In 1999, Lancaster had the chance to meet singer Rod Stewart who offered to let her take photos of him whilst on tour. When the pair began going out it caused a large tabloid interest as Stewart had recently separated from his wife and mother of two of his children Rachel Hunter.
Lancaster gave birth to her first child (Stewart's seventh child) a 7 lb, 7oz boy on 27 November 2005. On 17 February 2011, it was announced that Lancaster had given birth to their second child, a boy.
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