Jerry Hall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jerry Hall
Jerry Hall.jpg
Hall at the Lighthouse Gala Auction
BornJerry Faye Hall
(1956-07-02) July 2, 1956 (age 62)
Gonzales, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActress, model
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)
Rupert Murdoch (m. 2016)
Partner(s)Mick Jagger (1977–1999)
Children4, including Elizabeth and Georgia May Jagger
Modelling information
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Hair colourBlonde[1]
Eye colorBlue[1]
AgencyTess Management

Jerry Faye Hall (born July 2, 1956) is an American model and actress.

Early life[edit]

Hall was born in Gonzales, Texas, to Marjorie (née Sheffield; 1924–2013),[2] a medical records librarian, and John P. Hall.[3] She is of English, Irish, and Dutch descent.[4] She was raised in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas.

Hall graduated from North Mesquite High School early at 16. While in high school, she also took classes at Eastfield College in archery, tennis, and gymnastics. Hall has been fluent in French since she was 16.

Hall has a twin sister, Terry, whose jobs have included working in a photography and print making shop, real estate investing and real estate broker. Hall has three older sisters, including Rosy Hall, one of the first Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.[5]

In the TV series Who Do You Think You Are?, Hall discovered that she was descended from Humphrey Best, an associate of American patriot and icon Daniel Boone.[6]

Career[edit]

Modeling[edit]

Jerry Hall and her twin sister Terry were in the French Riviera sunbathing on a Saint Tropez beach when fashion agent Claude Haddad discovered them.[7] She moved to Paris where she shared an apartment with singer Grace Jones, and Jessica Lange. Her modelling career began when she appeared, in the guise of a mermaid, on the cover of Roxy Music's album Siren (1975).

By 1977, Hall had been on 40 magazine covers including Italian Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She was earning modelling fees in excess of $1,000 per day.[7] Her long blonde hair and height of six feet quickly made her one of the most visible and photographed models of the day.

In 2016, Hall won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fashion Group International Dallas. [8]

Hall was also a muse for artists Francesco Clemente, Ed Ruscha and Lucian Freud. Hall modeled for Andy Warhol many times.[9]

Acting[edit]

Hall with Stephanie Beacham in London

Hall acted in Urban Cowboy, released in 1980.

In 1989, Hall appeared in director Tim Burton's Batman (1989).

Her 1990 London West End stage début was playing Cherie in a revival of Bus Stop (a role played by Marilyn Monroe in the film adaption) at the Lyric Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue.[10]

In 1990, she joined many other guests for Roger Waters' massive performance of The Wall in Berlin. She featured in commercials for Bovril.

Hall played the role of Miss Scarlett in the British television show Cluedo (1993), and in (1993) the (TV series) The Detectives.

In the early 2000s, she appeared as Mrs. Robinson in a Broadway production of The Graduate which included a nude scene on stage.

Hall appeared as herself in the documentary Being Mick (2001).

Hall appeared in Brighton in the play Picasso’s Women in 2002.

Hall now holds the World Record for making the most theatrical appearances in a single night. She performed in front of 9,124 theatregoers in London.[11]

In 2005, Hall appeared on the West End stage playing Mother Lord in the first London production of Cole Porter's High Society

Hall provided the voice for Sister Penelope in the British cartoon Popetown.

In 2007, Hall guest-starred on the British TV show Hotel Babylon. She has also appeared in the BBC comedy series French and Saunders. Her autobiography, Jerry Hall: My Life in Pictures, was published in 2010.

In June 2012, Hall made a one-week appearance with David Soul at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, in a reprise of the Pulitzer Prize nominated play by A. R. Gurney, Love Letters.

On September 10, 2012, Hall was announced as a contestant for the tenth series of the British dance show Strictly Come Dancing. Her professional partner was Anton du Beke. She was the second celebrity to be eliminated from the competition.

Other ventures[edit]

In 2000, Hall was a judge for the Whitbread Prize. She argued for Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf.[12]

In 2010, Hall sold her art collection through Sotheby's.[13]

In 2014, Hall performed at Glastonbury. She wrote music and lyrics to original country and western music.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Hall started dating musician Mick Jagger in 1977. They held an unofficial, private, marriage-like ceremony on November 21, 1990, in Bali, Indonesia.[15] The putative marriage was later declared invalid (i.e., void ab initio) by the High Court of England and Wales in London in 1999.[16][17] They have four children together: Elizabeth Scarlett (born 1984), James Leroy (born 1985), Georgia May (born 1992), and Gabriel Luke (born 1997). The couple lived together at Downe House, Richmond Hill, in Greater London, which Jagger purchased in the early 1990s. They split up in 1999. Hall cited Jagger's infidelity as the cause of the break-up.[18]

In 2015, Hall was reported to have begun dating business magnate Rupert Murdoch. The couple were seen in public together at the Rugby World Cup final on November 1, 2015.[19] Hall and Murdoch announced their engagement with a listing in Murdoch's The Times newspaper on January 11, 2016.[20] The couple married on March 4, 2016, and were seen together on the final show of American Idol on April 7, 2016.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in English) "Profile of Jerry Hall". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved July 10, 2008.
  2. ^ "Jerry Hall featured article: TheGenealogist". Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Jerry Hall Biography (1956–)s". Filmreference.com. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
  4. ^ "Information about Jerry Hall's background". Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "1972 Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Where are they now?". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Jerry Hall discovers family link to U.S. pioneer". New magazine. July 30, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Andersen, p. 330.
  8. ^ "Rupert Does Dallas Media Magnate Murdoch wife Jerry Hall attend fashion bash". D Magazine. November 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "Andy Warhol artist Jerry Hall".
  10. ^ David Gritten, "Jerry Hall Starts With Bus Stop", Los Angeles Times, April 8, 1990. Accessed March 20, 2014.
  11. ^ "Jerry Hall Breaks Theatre Record". Playbill. February 25, 2004.
  12. ^ "Heaney wins second Whitbread prize". The BBC. January 26, 2000. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  13. ^ "Jerry Hall's art collection sold at auction for £2.3 million". The Telegraph. October 16, 2010.
  14. ^ "Jerry Hall to perform with her band for the first time at Glastonbury Festival". Express. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  15. ^ Andersen, p. 396.
  16. ^ Stuart Millar (August 14, 1999), "Jagger and Jerry split made final", The Guardian, archived from the original on October 4, 2015, retrieved October 8, 2015
  17. ^ "Jagger marriage annulled". BBC News, British Broadcasting Corporation. August 13, 1999. Archived from the original on October 28, 2002. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  18. ^ Giles Sheldrick (August 4, 2015). "Jerry Hall confesses she's still in love with Mick Jagger but is happy just being friends". Daily Express. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  19. ^ Johnston, Chris. "Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall appear together in public". The Guardian. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  20. ^ "Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall announce engagement". The Sydney Morning Herald. January 12, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  21. ^ "Murdoch Hall Marriage". CNN. March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]