Sadie Frost

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Sadie Frost
Sadie Liza Vaughan

(1965-06-19) 19 June 1965 (age 57)
London, England
Years active1979–present
  • (m. 1988; div. 1995)
  • (m. 1997; div. 2003)

Sadie Liza Frost (née Vaughan; born 19 June 1965) is an English actress, producer and fashion designer, who ran fashion label Frost French (until its closure in 2011) and a film production company (Blonde to Black Pictures).

Early life[edit]

Frost was born in Islington, north London, in 1965 to psychedelic artist David Vaughan, who worked for the Beatles, and his then-16-year-old muse, actress Mary Davidson.[1]

She has described her childhood as a "chaotic but positive experience".[1] She spent much of her youth in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, after her parents separated. Her parents had six relationships between them, which gave her ten siblings, including fellow actresses Holly Davidson and Jade Davidson; primary school teacher Jessi Frost; brothers called Gabriel Jupiter and Tobias Vaughan; and a sister named Sunshine Purple Tara Velvet.[2]


Frost appeared in a Jelly Tots advertisement in 1968 at age three and appeared with Morecambe and Wise in 1970 at age five. She attained a scholarship to the Italia Conti Academy,[2] but after an early eating disorder,[3] she gave up acting at 13 and attended Hampstead School instead.[4]

As an actress, Frost has performed in Press Gang and Casualty.[5] Her first film role was in Empire State (1987), although her most memorable[opinion] film appearance was as the beautiful, ill-fated Lucy Westenra in Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). She earned her living mainly through appearing in music videos, including for Pulp's song "Common People", Planet Perfecto featuring Grace's "Not Over Yet '99", and various productions for Spandau Ballet, where she met first husband Gary Kemp. Frost and Kemp appeared together in the film The Krays (1990). They appeared in two more films together. One of these films, Magic Hunter (1994), required them to participate in a love scene, although they were separated at the time.[citation needed]

Frost took a role opposite Jude Law in Paul W. S. Anderson's directorial debut Shopping. After marrying Law and having three children with him, she cut down on her acting commitments in the late 1990s, and moved into producing and co-founding the production company Natural Nylon.[citation needed]

In 1999, Frost co-founded the fashion label Frost French with her friend Jemima French. The label started in lingerie and expanded into clothing collections. Frost French won Elle's Designers of the Year Award 2004. In 2004, she wrote, presented, and produced a short-lived series What Sadie did next... for E4, and in 2005 appeared in Eating with...Sadie Frost on BBC2. In March 2006, Frost flew to South Africa to part-fund an orphanage for the Homes of Hope project. In 2009, she made her West End debut in Touched ... For the Very First Time, a new one-woman show by Zoë Lewis, directed by Douglas Rintoul and produced by Imogen Lloyd Webber.[citation needed]

In January 2010, Frost starred in the play Fool for Love alongside Carl Barat, formerly of The Libertines. The play showed at the Riverside Studios theatre.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In 1981, when 16 and dancing in a music video, Frost met Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp. They married shortly before her 23rd birthday, on 7 May 1988. Their son, Finlay, was born in 1990. Frost and Kemp were married for seven years and divorced on 19 August 1995.[6]

Frost met Jude Law during the work on the 1994 film Shopping. They married in September 1997[7] and have three children: son Rafferty (born 1996), daughter Iris (born 2000), and son Rudy (born 2002).[8] Frost and Law divorced on 29 October 2003.[8] Frost named model Kate Moss as Iris's godmother and BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw as Rudy's godfather.[9]

She is a vegetarian.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Empire State
1989 Diamond Skulls Rebecca
Press Gang Jenny Eliot Episodes 7 and 8 of Series 1
1990 A Ghost in Monte Carlo
The Krays Sharon Pellam
1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula Lucy Westenra
1993 Splitting Heirs Angela
1994 Magic Hunter Eva
Shopping Jo
1995 A Pyromaniac's Love Story Hattie
1996 Crimetime
1997 Flypaper
1998 Final Cut Sadie
1999 Presence of Mind
Captain Jack Tessa
2000 An Ideal Husband Mrs. Laura Cheveley
Love, Honour and Obey Sadie
Rancid Aluminium
2001 Uprising Zivia Lubetkin
2008 The Heavy Dutch
Shoot on Sight
Beyond the Rave Fallen Angel
2014 The Confusion of Tongues Herself
Deadly Virtues: Love.Honour.Obey. Beautiful Woman
2015 Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Mrs. Alabaster
Set the Thames on Fire Mrs Hortense
2019 Nocturnal Jean
2020 Waiting for Anya Madame Jollet
2021 Quant Director
TBA A Bird Flew In In post-production
TBA Boxed-Up Eileen In pre-production


  1. ^ a b Survivor: Sadie Frost Sunday Times – 19 August 2007
  2. ^ a b Frost's bite – interview with actress Sadie Frost 1995 Brant Publications, Inc. Archived 16 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Sadie Frost Admits To Eating Disorder Tatler/ – 7 April 2006
  4. ^ The questionnaire: Sadie Frost The Guardian – 20 February 1999
  5. ^ Why are they famous: Sadie Frost The Independent – 6 February 2000
  6. ^ Jonathan Bernstein, Frost's bite, BNET, Arts Publications, interview, May 1995
  7. ^ "Jude Law divorced from Sadie". Irish Examiner. Ireland. 29 October 2003. Archived from the original on 15 September 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020. Frost, 35, and 30-year-old Law ... married in September 1997 but separated at the beginning of this year.
  8. ^ a b Silverman, Stephen M. (29 October 2003). "Jude Law, Sadie Frost Divorce Official". People. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  9. ^ Strang, Fay (31 December 2014). "Sadie Frost and Jude Law's youngest children are the PERFECT mix of their DNA: Mum shares holiday snaps". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Sadie Frost opens up about how vegetarianism changed her life". Marie Claire. 19 May 2017.

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