Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs
|Natasha Rufus Isaacs|
|Born||Natasha Rose Eleanor Rufus Isaacs
24 April 1983
|Occupation||Humanitarian & Designer|
|Parent(s)||Simon Rufus Isaacs, 4th Marquess of Reading
Melinda Victoria Dewar
Isaacs is the second child of the 4th Marquess of Reading, Simon Charles Henry Rufus Isaacs and Melinda Victoria Rufus Isaacs née Dewar. She has an elder sister, Sybilla Alice Hart née Rufus Isaacs (born 1980) and a younger brother Julian Michael Rufus Isaacs, Viscount Erleigh (born 1986), the heir apparent of the title of Marquess of Reading. She attended Westonbirt School, an independent day and boarding school for girls located in Gloucestershire in South West England.
Her great-great grandfather, Rufus Isaacs, was 1st Marquess of Reading GCB GCSI GCIE GCVO PC KC , and a Viceroy of India in 1921 and her great-great grandparents are Alfred Moritz Mond, 1st Baron Melchett PC FRS(1868-1930) and Violet Mond, Baroness Melchett DBE (1867-1945).
Great -great -great grandfather Chemist and Industralist Dr Ludwig Mond (1839 -1909) created Mond process to extract and purify nickel. Great-great Uncle Sir Robert Mond FRS FRSE (1867 -1938) British chemist and archaeologist awarded Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur among many honours.
Her great-great grandmother Violet Mond, Baroness Melchett DBE (1867 -1945) brother, Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs great-great uncle was painter and sculptor Sigismund Goetze (1866-1939) who painted a mural scheme for the Foreign Office which was available to view when Foreign Office participated in Open House London.
Her great-great aunt Lady Joan Rufus Isaacs (1918-2000) married Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman, OM, KCB, FRS (1904 - 1993), a celebrated British public servant, zoologist and operational research pioneer.
Daniel Mendoza (5 July 1764 – 3 September 1836), prizefighter and boxing champion of England in 1792–1795, is an ancestor of Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs.
Rufus Isaacs worked for Sotheby's for a while and quit her job to work for the Church of England in late 2007. She was assigned to help and organize the church's homeless projects and arranging prison visit for the volunteers. In October 2009, Rufus Isaacs and her childhood friend Lavinia Brennan, also a fellow congregants at the same Christian church in South Kensington, traveled to India where they met several victims of human-trafficking while visiting numerous after care homes in Delhi and Mumbai. She was thus motivated to take some action, and so co-founded Beulah London with Brennan.
Beulah London is an ethical luxury fashion label which employs human trafficking victims in India to make its signature all-silk dresses. The Duchess of Cambridge has worn Beulah outfits at functions in London and on tour in Asia.
On 8 June 2013, Lady Natasha married lawyer Rupert Finch in Cirencester. In February 2015, she gave birth to her first child Georgia Liberty Adrena. She is a close friend of Prince William.
Titles and honours
- Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs (24 April 1983 - 8 June 2013)
- Lady Natasha Finch (8 June 2013 - present)
- Known as Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs - (24 April 1983 - present)
- "Natasha Keeps Up the Good Works". Daily Mail UK. 7 December 2007.
- Pollara, Priscilla (20 June 2011). "Ethics girls are no ordinary rich kids". London Evening Standard.
- "Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor blog".
- "Rupert Finch marries Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs".
- "Profile: Duchess of Cambridge's ex-boyfriend Rupert Finch ahead of his Cirencester wedding". Gloucestershire Echo.
- "Beulah founder Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs gives birth to a little girl".
- Walker, Tim (22 August 2009). "Prince William's secret sojourn with Lady Nats". The Daily Telegraph.