Lily Luahana Cole (born May 19, 1988) is an English model and actress. Cole’s modelling career was launched by a chance encounter with Benjamin Hart in Soho, London when she was 14.
Cole has featured in several well-known publications, including Vogue (US, UK, Italian, Japanese), other fashion clients have included Numero, V, Pop, Dazed, Citizen K, Christian Lacroix, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Hermes, Galliano, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs. Advertising campaigns include Longchamp, Anna Sui, Hermes, Moschino, Prada, Chanel, Cacharel, Moschino fragrance, and Ghost fragrance. She has a lucrative cosmetics contract with beauty brand Rimmel London and can be seen in TVC and print advertising as part of her work with them, attracting controversy in 2008 by appearing naked in a pictorial for Playboy magazine’s French edition. Cole has also appeared in advertisements for companies such as high street retailer Marks and Spencer and cosmetics chain Rimmel.
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