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Sadie Frost
Born Sadie Liza Vaughan
19 June 1965 (1965-06-19) (age 44)
London, England
Spouse(s) Gary Kemp (1988-1995)
Jude Law (1997-2003)

Sadie Frost (born 19 June 1965 in London) [1] is an English actress and fashion designer, currently the owner of Frost French.

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Biography

Born Sadie Liza Vaughan, her parents were psychedelic artist David Vaughan, who did work for The Beatles, and his then-16-year-old muse, actress Mary Davidson.[1][2]

Her childhood she describes as "chaotic but positive experience,"[1] being born in Primrose Hill, but spending much of her youth in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester after her parents separated. Her parents had six relationships between them, and although Sadie is the oldest they produced four sisters and five brothers for her: including fellow actresses Holly Davidson and Jade Davidson; a brother called Gabriel Jupiter and a sister named Sunshine Purple Tara Velvet.[3] According to Frost, one of her stepfathers was a follower of the Bhagwan cult, who forbade the children to say the words “No” or “Sorry”, and during her father's colour-therapy phase, he insisted that everybody in the house wear orange, and wouldn’t let them eat anything that was red. They also had to take showers wearing tracksuits and were made to refer to objects as the most opposite they could think of as a test of character, for example calling apples elephants.[1]

Her nickname is "Little Liza".

Career

After appearing in a Jelly Tots advertisement, aged three, and appearing with Morecambe and Wise, aged five, she gained a scholarship to the Italia Conti Academy.[3] However, following an early eating disorder,[4] she gave up acting at age thirteen and attended Hampstead School.[5] On graduation she left home to escape her parents, and at age nineteen she appeared in a play called Mumbo Jumbo at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre Directed by Nicholas Hytner.

As an actress, Sadie has performed in: Press Gang and Casualty.[6] Her first film role was in Diamond Skulls, though her most memorable film appearance is as vampire Lucy Westenra in Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker's Dracula in 1992. She earned her living mainly through appearing in music videos, including for Pulp's song "Common People", Planet Perfecto featuring Grace "Not Over Yet '99"; and various productions for Spandau Ballet where she met first husband Gary Kemp.

Frost and Kemp appeared together in the 1990's film The Krays. The couple went on to appear in two movies together, one of which was filmed while they were separated: the 1994's film Magic Hunter, even required the two to participate in a love scene.

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

In 1999, she co-founded the fashion label FrostFrench with her friend, Jemima French. The label started in lingerie and expanded into clothing collections. FrostFrench won elle_magazine’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 September 2006, she posed nude for Canadian photographer Bryan Adams for a PETA anti-fur ad to coincide with London Fashion Week.[7]

In 2009, she made her West End debut in Touched ... For the Very First Time, a new one-woman show by Zoe Lewis, directed by Douglas Rintoul and produced by Imogen Lloyd Webber.

Personal life

When 16 and dancing in a music video, she met Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp. They married on 7 May 1988, and later had a son, Finlay Munro (born 20 September 1990). Gary Kemp and Sadie Frost were married for five years and separated for two. They divorced on 19 August 1995.[8]

She met Jude Law during the work on the film Shopping. They married on 2 September 1997 and they had three children: son Rafferty (born 6 October 1996), daughter Iris (born 25 October 2000) and son Rudy Indiana Otis (born 10 September 2002). Frost and Law divorced on 29 October 2003.[9]

Filmography

References

  1. ^ a b c d Survivor: Sadie Frost Sunday Times - 19 August 2007
  2. ^ Sadie Frost filmreference.com - retrieved 19 August 2007
  3. ^ a b Frost's bite - interview with actress Sadie Frost 1995 Brant Publications, Inc.
  4. ^ Sadie Frost Admits To Eating Disorder Tatler/Femaleifrst.co.uk - 7 April 2006
  5. ^ The questionnaire: Sadie Frost The Guardian - 20 February 1999
  6. ^ Why are they famous: Sadie Frost The Independent - 6 February 2000
  7. ^ Sadie Frost Bares All for PETA Europe PETA.org.uk - retrieved 18 August 2007
  8. ^ Jonathan Bernstein, Frost's bite, BNET, Arts Publications, interview, May, 1995
  9. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. Jude Law, Sadie Frost Divorce Official People magazine - OCTOBER 29, 2003

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