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Erin O'Connor

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    Erin O'Connor View off-the-runway photos
    Birth Date
    February 9, 1978
    Established, Retired (mostly)
    Known for
    Androgynous look, Hair, Height
    Lily Cole, Vivienne Westwood, Karen Elson, Maggie Rizer, Missy Rayder, Stella Tennant, Noémie Lenoir, Jade Parfitt, Natasa Vojnovic, Kirsten Owen, Sunniva Stordahl, Audrey Marnay, Laetitia Casta
    Model Turned
    Actress (Absolutely Fabulous, 2001; Yard Sale, 2004), Blogger

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    Erin O'Connor's Career Highlights

    9 FEB, 1978
    Born in Walsall, England
    Discovered at the trade show Clothes Show Live by a Model 1 scout
    FEB 1997
    Walks the fall Donna Karan, Fendi, Gucci, and Chanel shows in New York, Milan, and Paris
    JUL 1997
    Walks the fall Chanel, Versace, and Valentino couture shows in Paris
    Picked by Karl Lagerfeld to model for Chanel
    JAN 1998
    Appears on Italian Vogue cover, photographed by Steven Meisel
    APR 1998
    Appears on Dazed & Confused cover
    Patrick Demarchelier photographs O'Connor for several editorials for Harper's Bazaar
    SEP 1998
    Appears in French Vogue editorial, photographed by Mario Testino
    Wins Model of the Year at the Elle Style Awards
    SEP 1999
    Walks the spring Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Prada, Celine, and Yves Saint Laurent shows in Milan and Paris
    Signs fragrance contract with Jean Paul Gaultier's Fragile
    Guest stars as herself on Absolutely Fabulous
    FEB 2001
    Walks the fall Giorgio Armani, Marni, Alexander McQueen, and Valentino shows in Milan and Paris
    Has a role as Laurie in the movie Born Champion
    JAN 2002
    Lands on cover of British Vogue in a group shot alongside other top British models
    MAR 2003
    Appears in British documentary The Model Life, giving her household-name status
    Plays Margarite in the romantic comedy Yard Sale
    Begins dating Sky News producer John Kent
    JAN 2005
    Makes a runway appearance opening the spring Valentino couture show in Paris
    JUL 2005
    Opens the fall Christian Dior couture show in Paris
    Appears in the fall Ellen Tracy ad campaign
    Appears alongside Twiggy in a televised ad-campaign for Marks and Spencer loosely based on James Bond series
    Ends relationship with Sky News producer John Kent
    Named one of the 40 wealthiest people under 30 in the U.K., having earned £15 million in the past four years
    24 JUL, 2007
    Rumored to be dating Little Britain’s notorious David Walliams; once admitted to putting the actor on her list of the top-five sexiest men
    31 JUL, 2007
    Announces new hair-care line, Model.Me, with Helena Christensen; to launch September 12
    22 SEP, 2007
    Named Vogue's Best Dressed of the Week in a black Vivienne Westwood gown Photo»
    NOV 2007
    Writes her own fashion blog at Story»
    MAR 2009
    Appears in i-D editorial, photographed by Solve Sundsbo
    JUL 2009
    Walks the fall Jean Paul Gaultier couture show in Paris
    APR 2010
    Appears in Russian Harper’s Bazaar editorial, photographed by Greg Werhaeghe
    OCT 2010
    Walks the spring Hermes show in Paris