Erin O'Connor life and biography

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Erin O'Connor biography

Date of birth : 1978-02-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Brownhills, England
Nationality : British
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-03-31
Credited as : Fashion model, One Management New York, TESS

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Erin O'Connor is a British Fashion model, born in 1978 in England. She was discovered in 1995 at the trade show Clothes Show Live by a Model 1 scout.

Erin O'Connor was born and brought up in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, England and went to Brownhills Community School (now Brownhills Community Technology College/Brownhills C.T.C). She was raised Catholic and her father is from Ballycastle, Northern Ireland

Agencies:

New York One Mgmt
London TESS
Barcelona View
Milan d'management

Career Highlights:

1997:
- Walks the fall Donna Karan, Fendi, Gucci, and Chanel shows in New York, Milan, and Paris
- Walks the fall Chanel, Versace, and Valentino couture shows in Paris

1998:
- Picked by Karl Lagerfeld to model for Chanel
- Appears on Italian Vogue cover, photographed by Steven Meisel
- Appears on Dazed & Confused cover
- Patrick Demarchelier photographs O'Connor for several editorials for Harper's Bazaar
- Appears in French Vogue editorial, photographed by Mario Testino

1999:
- Wins Model of the Year at the Elle Style Awards
- Walks the spring Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Prada, Celine, and Yves Saint Laurent shows in Milan and Paris

2000:
- Signs fragrance contract with Jean Paul Gaultier's Fragile

2001:
- Guest stars as herself on Absolutely Fabulous
- 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

2002:
- Lands on cover of British Vogue in a group shot alongside other top British models

2003:
- Appears in British documentary The Model Life, giving her household-name status

2004:
- Plays Margarite in the romantic comedy Yard Sale
- Begins dating Sky News producer John Kent

2005:
- Makes a runway appearance opening the spring Valentino couture show in Paris
- Opens the fall Christian Dior couture show in Paris

2006:
- 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
- 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(24 JUL)

2007:
- Announces new hair-care line, Model.Me, with Helena Christensen; to launch September 12 (31 JUL)
- Named Vogue's Best Dressed of the Week in a black Vivienne Westwood gown (22 SEP)
- Writes her own fashion blog at Vogue.co.uk

2009:
- Appears in i-D editorial, photographed by Solve Sundsbo
- Walks the fall Jean Paul Gaultier couture show in Paris

2010:
- Appears in Russian Harper’s Bazaar editorial, photographed by Greg Werhaeghe
- Walks the spring Hermes show in Paris

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