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14 May 1977
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Measurements||32C – 24 – 35 in 1998|
Sophie Anderton (born 14 May 1977 in Bristol) is an English model and reality television personality.
Early life 
She became famous in 1996 after appearing in the Gossard Glossies "Girl in the grass" national advertising campaign shot by Herb Ritts, with the strapline "Who said a woman couldn't get pleasure from something soft?". The campaign attracted a record number of complaints (321) to the Advertising Standards Authority, none of which were upheld. The ASA later found out that the majority of complaints came from women who had never seen the ads, and had been encouraged to write in by an outraged newspaper columnist.
Earnings of £30,000 per week propelled her into the ranks of the it-girls and allowed her to lead a lifestyle of parties, drugs and sex. The UK tabloid press reported this in detail, even more so when she became addicted to cocaine, had a tumultuous affair with footballer and fellow addict Mark Bosnich.
|“||The amount of painkillers I was given. Every time I had a pain in my leg I got used to numbing it out.||”|
—Sophie Anderton, BBC Real Story, May 2004
- Gossard 1998–
- Completing the Flora London Marathon.
- British Berries summer fruits campaign 2006.
- Maxim magazine.
- Peacocks – Breast cancer awareness.
- La Senza's Christmas collection (November 2006)
Reality Television 
In 2004, Anderton was a contestant on the fourth series of ITV's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, where she came fifth and was remembered for having a disagreement with singer Natalie Appleton.
She has also taken part in Simply the Best and a celebrity edition of the UK version of Fear Factor. In 2005, she appeared in the programme Cold Turkey which followed her attempts to quit smoking cigarettes alongside Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. She later became the face of the SOS Instant Quit Programme which consists of a mouth spray which makes smokers feel sick at the smell and taste of cigarette smoke.
In 2006, Anderton was a contestant on the second series of ITV's Love Island. She fell out with friend, Lady Victoria Hervey, after Anderton transferred her affections from Shane Lynch to Hervey's island interest Chris Brosnan. After a long discussion expressing how upset she was with her former friend's behaviour, Hervey then poured a bottle of wine over Anderton's head. Anderton was evicted from the show on 25 August.
Anderton appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 22 September 2006, and announced that she was about to star in a new TV series. The series was later announced as Sky One's Cirque de Celebrité, but had to quit after she sustained ligament damage.
Personal life 
Matt Graham, a previous boyfriend, told The People: "I was trapped in a nightmare relationship with the girl. It was simply two years of hell. The sex was amazing, really steamy, some of the best I've ever had. But it wasn't worth having to put up with all her emotional baggage."
After an early period in her modelling career as muse to the designer Scott Henshall, from 2002 to 2004 she had a tumultuous relationship with the footballer Mark Bosnich, before leaving him due to a cycle of drug taking and violence. In 2004, she met and was subsequently engaged to nightclub owner Mark Alexiou, but the relationship broke up soon after.
She then entered a relationship with property developer Ed Buxton. After a period in a rehab clinic, followed by therapy sessions, the relationship appeared to be developing well, despite Anderton admitting she had been declared bankrupt. However, in November 2008 Anderton was arrested by the Metropolitan Police outside Buxton's Parsons Green, west London apartment at 2:00 in the morning, as Anderton yelled "I'll kill myself if you won't take me back" and that she said she did not want to live without him. It was later reported that the couple had broken up after Anderton had flirted with Danio Domingues, a doorman from Chelsea nightclub Kitts.
On 4 June 2009, a 58-year-old man from the Borough of Enfield in North London was charged with harassment without violence after Anderton complained to police about dozens of text messages left on her mobile phone; he was bailed to appear at West London Magistrates Court on 17 July 2009, and was convicted of harassing the model on 25 March 2010.
On 23 September 2009, The Sun ran a story and associated video evidence, showing Anderton from the previous Friday night in a club in Fulham, West London, snorting a white powder substance from the desk of the club's office.
In December 2009, it was reported that Anderton made a drunken scene in London Waterloo railway station when she attempted to travel by Eurostar. She was not aware that the rail service had moved to St Pancras International over two years previously, as well as being unaware of the disruption caused by snow, and was arrested by British Transport Police for being drunk and disorderly, and was detained overnight. In August 2012, Anderton was reported to have ended a brief affair with Microsoft UK's head of Advertising, Andy Hart. 
Film and television 
- Popcorn (2007) as "Female Killer"
Television appearances 
- The Late Late Show (2004)
- Hell's Kitchen (2004)
- Celebrity Fear Factor UK (2004)
- Simply the Best (2004)
- I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (2004)
- GMTV (2004)
- Big Brother's Efourum" (2004, 2005)
- This Morning (2004, 2006)
- Taste (2005)
- 1 Leicester Square (2006)
- Celebrity Love Island (2006)
- Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2006)
- Tubridy Tonight (2006)
- Loose Women (2007)
- Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (2008)
- The Jeremy Kyle Show (2009)
- Total Wipeout (2012)
- "Who Are We ?". The Cathedralians Society. Bristol Cathedral School Cathedralians Society.
- "Gossard" (PDF). Superbrands 2007/2008. Superbrands UK.
- "Gossard" (PDF). Superbrands. Superbrands UK.
- Rickey, Melanie (10 May 1997). "Ad Watch". The Independent (UK: findarticles.com).
- "Sophie's story". BBC. 19 May 2004.
- "Sophie's sex shame". Lifestyle. Despardes. 1 August 2004.
- "Drugs and sex on the catwalk". BBC. 23 May 2004.
- "Sophie: Why I'm always moody". The Sun (London). 11 September 2006.
- Caroline Gammell (26 November 2004). "Harvey gets himself out of the jungle". The Scotsman (UK). Archived from the original on 30 January 2005. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
- "Model Sophie is highly strung". The Sun (London). 13 November 2006.
- "Sophie quits the telly big top". The Sun (London). 20 November 2006.
- Stansfield, Bobby (28 November 2004). "Jungle Soph Lesbian Shame". The People. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
- Greenaway, Naomi (25 April 2004). "My life is more bizarre than any soap opera". Sunday Mirror.
- "Sophie dines out on love". Sunday Mirror. 15 October 2006.[dead link]
- "'I'm an addict and I have to work at being clean every day,' says bankrupt Sophie Anderton". Daily Mail (London). 21 October 2008. Retrieved 11 November 2008.
- "Suicidal Sophie is held for 2 am row". The Sun (London). 10 November 2008. Retrieved 11 November 2008.[dead link]
- "Sophie Anderton 'arrested after threatening to kill herself in front of tycoon ex-boyfriend'". Daily Mail (London). 11 November 2008. Retrieved 11 November 2008.[dead link]
- "Man faces Sophie harassment charge". This Is London. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
- "Man convicted of harassing model Sophie Anderton". BBC News. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
- West, Alex (23 September 2009). "Cokehead Sophie caught on film". London: The Sun. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
- Warren, Scott (23 December 2009). "Supermodel Sophie Anderton arrested after 'drunken' train row". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- Warren, Scott (6 August 2012). "Solo Sophie Anderton ditches her new man after just a few weeks". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 6 August 2012.