Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs
|Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs|
|Born||Natasha Rose Eleanor Rufus Isaacs|
24 April 1983
Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Rupert Finch (m. 2013)
|Parent(s)||Simon Rufus Isaacs, 4th Marquess of Reading|
Melinda Victoria Dewar
Rufus Isaacs is the second child of the Simon Rufus Isaacs, 4th Marquess of Reading, 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 the 1st Marquess of Reading and Viceroy of India in 1921. Hergreat-great grandparents are Alfred Moritz Mond, 1st Baron Melchett (1868-1930), and Violet Mond, Baroness Melchett (1867-1945).
Great-great-great grandfather chemist and industrialist Ludwig Mond (1839 -1909) created Mond process to extract and purify nickel. Great-great uncle Sir Robert Mond (1867 -1938) was a British chemist and archaeologist.
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 briefly, resigning 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, Rufus Isaacs married lawyer Rupert Finch in Cirencester. They have two children: Georgia Liberty Andrena (born 2015) and Cienna Freya (born 2017). She is also 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
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