Lily Cole (born 19 May 1988) is an English model and actress whose career was launched by a chance encounter in London.
Cole has featured in several well known publications including cover appearances on V and four different language version of Vogue, as well as modelling for high street retailer Marks and Spencer and cosmetics chain Rimmel. She sparked a minor controversy in 2008 by appearing naked in a pictorial for Playboy magazine’s French edition.
Having done a variety of minor acting roles including St Trinian’s (2007) and Rage (2009), Cole’s first leading role was alongside Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp and Jude Law in the 2009 film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Cole is due to appear in the upcoming film There Be Dragons in 2010 and Marilyn Manson’s Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll, for which no release date has yet been set.
Cole is currently in her second year of reading History of Art at the University of Cambridge.
Date of Birth
19 May 1988, Torquay, Devon, England, UK
5′ 10½” (1.79 m)
Long flaming red hair
Accepted at Cambridge University to study Politics and English 
Attended Hallfield Infants and Junior School, then St Marylebone girls school for secondary education and Latymer Upper School for sixth form.
Attended Colville Primary school prior to Hallfield Infant and Junior School.
Model and actress.