Sadie Frost

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Sadie Frost
Frost in the short film Fortune's Smile in 2015
Sadie Liza Vaughan

(1965-06-19) 19 June 1965 (age 58)
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. Her credits as an actress include Empire State (1987), Diamond Skulls, also known as Dark Obsession (1989), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), The Krays (1990), Magic Hunter (1994), Shopping (1994), A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995), Flypaper (1997), Final Cut (1998), Captain Jack (1999), Love, Honour and Obey (2000), Beyond the Rave (2008), Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015), and A Bird Flew In (2021).

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 attained a scholarship to attend the Italia Conti Academy.[3] In 2019, she furthered her education, by taking a master’s degree in film production.[3]


Frost's debut film role was in Empire State (1987), in a cast which included Martin Landau.[4] She played the part of Rebecca in the 1989 film Diamond Skulls (also known as Dark Obsession), alongside Amanda Donohoe, and Gabriel Byrne.[2] She later purported that this role paved the way for her film appearance was as the beautiful, ill-fated Lucy Westenra in Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992).[2]

In the early 90s, she appeared in music videos, including for Pulp's song "Common People",[5] Planet Perfecto featuring Grace's "Not Over Yet '99",[6] various productions for Spandau Ballet,[3] where she met first husband Gary Kemp.[2] During their marriage, they appeared together in two films, The Krays (1990),[7] and Magic Hunter (1994).[8]

In 1994, Frost met her future husband when she took a role opposite Jude Law in Paul W. S. Anderson's directorial film debut Shopping.[3] Frost and Law were to appear together again in the British gangster comedy Love, Honour and Obey (2000), alongside Ray Winstone, Jonny Lee Miller, Kathy Burke, Sean Pertwee, Denise Van Outen, and Rhys Ifans.[9]

In 1997, Frost and Law co-founded the production company Natural Nylon, along with others including Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan McGregor, and Sean Pertwee.[10] After six years the company closed down.[10] In 1999, Frost co-founded the fashion label Frost French with her friend Jemima French.[11]

In 2004, she wrote, presented, and produced a short-lived series What Sadie did next... for E4,[12] and in 2006 appeared in Eating with... Sadie Frost on BBC2, to talk about her switch to vegetarianism.[13]

Frost has been a member of the jury at the British Independent Film Awards, on two occasions, 1999 and 2022.[14][15]

Personal life[edit]

Frost had an eating disorder in her youth.[16] In 1981, when 16 and dancing in a music video, Frost met Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp. They married on 7 May 1988.[3] Their son, Finlay, was born in 1990. Frost and Kemp were married for seven years and divorced on 19 August 1995.[17]

Frost met Jude Law during the work on the 1994 film Shopping.[3] They married in September 1997.[3][18] and have three children: son Rafferty (born 1996), daughter Iris (born 2000), and son Rudy (born 2002).[19] Frost and Law divorced on 29 October 2003.[19] Frost named model Kate Moss as Iris's godmother and BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw as Rudy's godfather.[20]

Frost maintains never to have been a party animal, having been too busy being a mother, and she has maintained a healthy lifestyle of exercise, yoga, and being a vegetarian.[3][21]

Frost was a victim of the News International phone hacking scandal, after it was found that they intruded on her private life, damaged her reputation as a successful businesswoman, and caused embarrassment and humiliation on issues that would have been kept private.[22] she received an apology from Mirror Group Newspapers,[22] and was awarded damages.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Empire State
1989 Diamond Skulls (also known as Dark Obsession) 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
2021 A Bird Flew In Diane
2023 The Chelsea Cowboy Cissy Bindon [23]
TBA Boxed-Up Eileen In pre-production


  1. ^ a b Christa D’Souza (19 August 2007). "Survivor: Sadie Frost". Sunday Times. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Jonathan Bernstein (10 May 1995). "Frost's bite – interview with actress Sadie Frost". BNET. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Emine saner (11 October 2022). "'No one felt guilty about having fun' – Sadie Frost on the 90s, Dracula and turning her back on Hollywood". The Guardian.
  4. ^ "sadie Frost". Retrieved 18 June 2023.
  5. ^ "Pulp - Common People (1995)". 1995.
  6. ^ "Planet Perfecto featuring Grace - Not Over Yet 99". ohnoitisnathan29 at 20 April 2013.
  7. ^ "The Krays - Full Cast & Crew". Retrieved 18 June 2023.
  8. ^ "Radio Times Film Guide - Magic Hunter 1994". Retrieved 17 June 2023.
  9. ^ "Love, Honour and Obey (2000)". BFI. Retrieved 18 June 2023.
  10. ^ a b "Natural Nylon hole". 8 January 2003.
  11. ^ Craven, Jo. "FrostFrench". Vogue. Archived from the original on 28 July 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Our shows: What Sadie did next..." 2004.
  13. ^ "Eating with ..." 8 July 2006.
  14. ^ Sara Bradbury (4 December 2022). "Sadie Frost interview at BIFAs 2022". The Upcoming on Youtube.
  15. ^ "Sadie Frost". BIFA. 2022.
  16. ^ Sadie Frost Admits To Eating Disorder Tatler/ – 7 April 2006
  17. ^ Jonathan Bernstein, Frost's bite, BNET, Arts Publications, interview, May 1995
  18. ^ "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.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ "Sadie Frost opens up about how vegetarianism changed her life". Marie Claire. 19 May 2017.
  22. ^ a b "Sadie Frost says Mirror hacking caused 'living hell'". 12 March 2015.
  23. ^ "The Chelsea Cowboy - One Man, Many Lives". 2022.

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