Lady Isabella Hervey

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Lady Isabella Hervey
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Born Lady Isabella Frederica Louisa Hervey
(1982-03-09) 9 March 1982 (age 33)
 United Kingdom
Parent(s) Victor Hervey, 6th Marquess of Bristol
Yvonne, Marchioness of Bristol

Lady Isabella Frederica Louisa Hervey (born 9 March 1982) is a British socialite, model, and actress. She is the youngest daughter of the 6th Marquess of Bristol and his third wife Yvonne Marie Sutton, half-sister of the 7th Marquess of Bristol, and Lord Nicholas Hervey, both deceased, and sister of the 8th Marquess of Bristol and Lady Victoria Hervey.

She was educated at Woldingham School and is probably most well known for receiving a gold medal on the Channel 4 reality TV show The Games (2004), and for appearing as a contestant on ITV's Celebrity Love Island (2005). In 2005, she was named "face of Playboy UK".[1]

Her father died when she was three, and she was sent to boarding school at the age of six. She developed bulimia at 18 and says she first made herself sick Christmas Day 2000, remarking that she "felt a huge sense of relief afterwards." Her disorder lasted for three years, sometimes with her in bed, bingeing at night. She eventually told her mother, who took her to the eating disorders unit at the Priory Group hospital, where Isabella went once a week. She also joined Overeaters Anonymous.[2]

She has appeared as a contestant on Celebrity MasterChef, and more recently in the UK Sky One television programme Vroom Vroom. She also competed in the Sky One show Cirque De Celebrite, and the BBC1 show Hole In The Wall.

She was awarded Sexiest Aristocrat in May 2006 and made the 62nd spot in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World.[3]

In a 2005 interview, she stated that her title has held her back in her modelling career. "When I first started, the bookers assumed I didn't need the cash, so wouldn't put me forward for the big money jobs. At the end of the day, just because I'm a Lady, it doesn't mean I'm rich."[4] Her father died before setting up a trust fund for her as he had for her two older siblings.

Her participation in The Games inspired her to try a new career as a personal trainer.[5] In 2014 she married Belgian millionaire Christophe De Pauw.[6]


  1. ^ Hervey signs up with Playboy, Ireland On-Line, 25 July 2005. Accessed 17 May 2008.
  2. ^ Lady Isabella Hervey, Marie Claire, 31 July 2006. Accessed 10 June 2008.
  3. ^ "FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006". Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  4. ^ Williams, Andrew. Lady Isabella Hervey, Metro, 30 March 2005. Accessed 17 May 2008.
  5. ^ Hollingshead, Iain. The classiest circuits in the city with Lady Isabella Hervey, The Daily Telegraph, 27 August 2007. Accessed 17 May 2008.
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