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Overview (3)

Born in Littleborough, Manchester, UK
Birth NameLaura Hollins
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Agyness Deyn was born on February 16, 1983 in Littleborough, Manchester, UK as Laura Hollins. She is an actress, known for Clash of the Titans (2010), Sunset Song (2015) and The Titan (2018). She has been married to Joel McAndrew since August 28, 2016. She was previously married to Giovanni Ribisi.

Spouse (2)

Joel McAndrew (28 August 2016 - present)
Giovanni Ribisi (16 June 2012 - 26 November 2015) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Androgynous crop of blond hair
Manchester accent

Trivia (13)

Is a member of a band named "Lucky Knitwear".
The Face & Figure of fashion giants Burberry, Giorgio Armani and Galliano, she even has a handbag/purse named after her - Mulberry's Putty-colored Agyness bag. [2008]
Voted British Fashion Council Model of the Year. [2007]
Became an overnight supermodel when she landed on the November 2006 cover of Italian "Vogue" magazine, a striking portrait photographed by Steven Meisel.
Discovered browsing in London's Kentish Town district.
On 19th February 2008 appeared on the cover of the TIME magazine Style & Design issue.
Is the professional muse of designer Christopher Bailey of Burberry Prorsum label.
Is employed by the agencies DNA, Viva and Why Not.
Has over taken Kate Moss as the most glamorous face of fashion since 2007.
Counts British fashion designer Henry Holland (of "Holland House") as one of her best lifelong friends. [2010]
Was in a relationship with Albert Hammond Jr. (2008-2009).
Currently resides in New York City [2008]
Her husband of 2 years Giovanni Ribisi filed for divorce from her after they were separated since December 28, 2014. [January 2015]

Personal Quotes (30)

The fact is I'm choosy, but mainly about a man's character. He has to be interesting, funny and clever. I don't even mind if he's not very good-looking.
I think modelling was like the university of life, really. You get to travel but you get thrown into this adult world, which is kind of quite scary.
Fashion isn't me, even though I work in it. It's just materialistic stuff.
I'd love to have tea and scones with the Queen; she's my idol.
I don't think a name defines the core of who you are.
I'm not the new anything; I'm just Agyness.
I want to play positive role models - women who mean something to other women.
I've always been really private about my personal life. I don't talk about it.
I've never had formal drama-school training; I've just picked things up as I've gone along.
I've always got on with lads, more than I have with girls.
I love 'Breathless,' and 'Paris, Texas,' and 'Badlands.' I was obsessed with those films in my teens. I remember watching 'Badlands' and being amazed that there were these scenes in which nobody said anything and the silence told the whole story.
Well, I suppose I've never really had a lifestyle that needs upkeep. I don't get cabs; I'm on the Tube with my Oyster card.
A lot of stuff written about me is rubbish. I don't know where they get it from, sometimes.
When you're young, you say it how it is, and even your views are, like, 'This is totally the truth', 'cos you don't know any difference, so there's a real confidence in your way of thinking.
Not just in modeling, but in society, there's so much pressure about what a woman should be, and, of course, it's just so unobtainable. You can never become that thing, because it's such a projection.
Modelling is only about the look. In acting, it's the feel that matters.
I don't expect that because I was successful in one field that I will then get a rite of passage into another.
I never knew modelling was what I wanted to do. I was just meandering through life having fun, having a laugh with my friends.
I'd like a relationship that was like two tree trunks side by side, strong but independent.
If you have a connection to someone, it doesn't matter what their exterior is.
I don't really see myself as a big supermodel.
I dress like a tomboy.
I don't have that many friends.
I don't really go to fashion parties; they're not my scene.
I know I'm no Whitney Houston.
My mum used to always dress me and my sister in matching Laura Ashley dresses. And I'd be like, 'Mum, I just wanna wear my Doc Martens!'
It is so inspiring when you come across a woman who is very strong and dedicated and is amazing at what they do. That's how I feel about Meryl Streep. You watch her, and you can't help but notice all of that about her. She's so influential.
Laughing is, like, my favorite thing to do.
When I first started modelling, as I was walking down the catwalk I just thought, 'Please don't fall over, please don't fall over, please don't fall over!'
For modelling, you have to be such a strong person in a way - or seen to be a strong person, do you know what I mean? But in acting you have to get in touch with all the vulnerability that you carry.

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