|Born||Amanda J. Brown
She was born in Beirut, Lebanon, where her father Anthony Cave Brown worked as a reporter for the Daily Mail. On her return to England, she was brought up by her grandfather, film director Sidney Gilliat. Eliasch is a graduate of the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.
Her first major black and white photographic exhibition was in London in 1999 at The Cork Street Gallery, called 'Three Way Mirror'. Her photography work often consists of glossy fashion-shoot images and black and white nudes. In November 2001 she exhibited a series of photographic contact sheets in a London exhibition, at The Proud Gallery, called 'Peep'. Her work was given a brief review in British Journal of Photography. Her portraits of 47 British artists were published (with text about them by Gemma De Cruz) in British artists at work in 2003, which was chosen by both Publishers Weekly and Art Monthly for their lists of seasonal highlights; it was also published in French as Artistes contemporains : Londres. From this book Eliasch started her own collection through entertaining many artists including Tracey Emin and Polly Morgan in her St Tropez home It was claimed by the late photographer Bob Carlos Clarke that she served Ostrich Eggs for breakfast.
Her photographs appeared in Made by Indians (2007), a book on Indian contemporary art curated by Fabrice Bouret, and Made by Brazilians (2014), a book on Brazilian contemporary art curated by Fabrice Bouret.
Based on the book, and a letter she wrote to her father (the late Anthony Cave Brown that she had not met), Eliasch produced a theatrical production As I like it at London's Chelsea Theatre in July 2011, later that year it was transferred to the Macha Theatre in Los Angeles. In 2010 there was a book published called Sins of a Butterfly containing this time just poetry.  During the Summer of 2011 Eliasch produced the Rebel Show of James Franco in The Venice Film Festival with Liberatum
Eliasch exhibited artworks in July 2011 at the Leadapron Gallery, Los Angeles. Called Peccadillos, the exhibits were neon sculptures made by her, based on cartoons of her committing the seven deadly sins, drawn by her friend Kay Saatchi. It later transferred to London's Nottinghill Gate, at the Doyle Devere Gallery.
The same year, Eliasch worked as a film director and writer, making a documentary drama The Gun, the Cake and the Butterfly. It was based on her book and the theatrical production. In 2013 it was screened at Italy's Ischia Festival and the Bel Air Film Festival, Los Angeles, where she won best edit and best documentary made by a woman. The film has reportedly been called 'shockingly frank' by critics. She was presented with 'The Most Imaginative Documentary Film Award' at the 11th Annual Ischia Global Festival in June 2013. It received an honorary award for the 'Most Imaginative Documentary' at The New York City International Film Festival. She was named Best Female Director at the Burbank Film Festival. La Jolla Indie Fest, winner of the most exceptional documentary award. 2014 Producer of The Vortex by Noël Coward at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles.
Eliasch was married to Johan Eliasch, chairman of Head, for 19 years; the couple has two sons, Charles and Jack. Eliasch has publicly defended her friend Charles Saatchi during his divorce proceedings with Nigella Lawson. She has been linked with Sir Tim Rice and plastic surgeon Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh. In 2013 she featured on Nicky Haslam's album "Midnight Matinee".
Her current London residence and studio is in Cheyne Walk, where her art collection is on display, including pieces by Michael Ayrton and Oriel Harwood, a white elephant by Marc Quinn and Jake and Dinos Chapman. She is known to divide her time between London and Los Angeles. She also has homes in Paris and Los Angeles. Among Eliasch's philanthropic activities she sponsors the BFI (British Film Institute) part of the Directors Cut programme.
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