Kelly Brook ( 23.11.79) is a well known model, television presenter and also now becoming more than an occasional actress.
Studying at the famous Italia Conti stage school in London for three years, she went onto to become a professional model after she left.
Kelly Brook's modelling career began at the tender age of 16. Her early work included a range of advertising campaigns including bras and lingerie for big-breasted women and also for Foster's beer.
After some initial exposure, her eye catching figure caught the attention of the Daily Star newspaper and it wasn't long till Kelly Brook began featuring topless as a Page Three girl.
From there Kelly went on to feature heavily in a selection of the 'lad mags' such as FHM. She repeatedly graced the list of the "100 Sexiest Women of the Year" and even topped the 2005 list.
Understandably Kelly Brook has also done a large amount of commercial swimwear, sportswear, and hosiery modelling, and a limited amount of nude & semi-nude modeling.
In 2005, Brook posed for a ten-page, partially-nude black-and-white photo spread with the photographer David Bailey. The results were featured in the British design magazine Arena, the November 2005 issue.
In 1997, at just 18, Brook started getting work presenting programmes on MTV, Granada Television, and the Trouble TV channel.
Her breakthrough into mainstream consciousness came in 1999 when she attempted to replace the seemingly irreplaceable Denise van Outen as the female half of The Big Breakfast hosting team.
Having built up such an on screen chemistry with fellow presenter Johnny Vaughan, Denise Van Outen's departure and Kelly Brook's arrival was of much trivial public debate.
With big shoes to fill and the subsequent ending of the show, Kelly never really got the chance to see if she could replace Van Outen.
Regardless, she picked up more roles presenting for MTV and in 2005, she hosted the "reality" television programme Celebrity Love Island for ITV.
Kelly Brook the actress has become more of a regular thing over time and she has appeared in minor roles in a string of movies including Sorted and Ripper.
She also played the girlfriend of Clark Kent/Superman's best friend Lex Luthor in four episodes of Warner Brothers' Smallville during the show's first season (2001 - 2002).
More roles followed including the remake of The Italian Job and she has recently starred in a Marple drama on ITV.
In December 2000 she played the exotic dancer Anya in the play "Eye Contact" at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, a role that gathered some tabloid publicity since the finale of the show involved her going topless.
In 2007 Brook participated in the celebrity dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1. During the TV series, her father Kenneth Parsons died from cancer, and although she initially decided to continue dancing on the show, she soon withdrew from the competition.
After ending a long term relationship with Jason Statham, Brook met American actor Billy Zane while filming thriller Survival Island in Greece in 2004. Proposing to wed in Summer 2008 and having bought a farmhouse in Kent, after the death of her father in November 2007 Brook kept putting the date back, until the couple split in April 2008.
The model has been speaking about the possibility of marriage and babies
Model and TV personality Kelly Brook has spoken out about babies and revealed she would not want to freeze her eggs - despite revealing she fears she may be "up against the clock" when it comes to getting pregnant.
Kelly Brook has revealed future plans with her and Italian boyfriend, Jeremy Parisi
Speaking on female panel show, Loose Women, the 38-year-old also opened up about her long-term boyfriend, Jeremy Parisi, and said she wasn’t sure how important she felt marriage was.
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Kelly Brook posing alone and with Jeremy Parisi on the red carpet at the 2016 Attitude Awards, London, United Kingdom - Monday 10th October 2016
Kelly Brook , Jeremy Parisi - Kelly Brook and boyfriend arriving at Steam & Rye Goes Tropical - party. London. UK - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 2nd June 2016
Kelly Brook - London Evening Standard Theatre Awards held at The Old Vic - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 22nd November 2015
Kelly Brook - Kelly Brook enjoys an evening at Ping Pong restaurant in Westfields White City. She was joined by her boyfriend Jeremy Parisi - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th November 2015
Kelly Brook - Ping Pong restaurant launch and Christmas party held at Westfield - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th November 2015
Following poor ratings for its six episode run, NBC has decided to pull the plug on the British model's American dream.
Just a month and a half following its television debut, Kelly Brook’s American comedy show ‘One Big Happy’ has been cancelled.
NBC has decided to axe the sitcom after just six episodes due to its dismal ratings, it was announced on Saturday. In response, the 35 year old British model took to social media to tell her fans that it was nevertheless the most “rewarding” opportunity she had ever taken in her life.
“The most incredible, creatively challenging and most rewarding job I have ever had,” she posted on Instagram. “I will miss this Family so much. We laughed, cried and ate a lot of cheese together over the past 18months. Friendships for life not just a season.”
Continue reading: Kelly Brook's US Sitcom 'One Big Happy' Axed After Just One Season
The model/actress showed off more than she may have intended to thanks to her revealing dress at the National Television Awards
Kelly Brook was among the celebrities braving the January chill for the National Television Awards on Wednesday, 22 January, night at London's O2 Arena. The model and occasional actress was a little braver than most with her choice of outfit however, leaving very little to imagination as she ditched her bra and got lots of lovely free publicity along the way.
Brook wore a black dress with a long seam down the side, showing off her enviable pins, and a pair of strapped, gladiator heels and that's about it really. She may have worn underpants too, but judging by her top half she may have forgone wearing underwear altogether. So, this leaves the question: was this all done as a shameless and to be honest pretty sad attempt at garnering attention? Yes, it probably was.
Kelly reckons Danny needs to change his ways, but does Danny even like these 'ways'?
It’s been a pretty tough week for England rugby player Danny Cipriani; he was quite literally hit by a bus when, well, a bus hit him, and his girlfriend – the model Kelly Brook – has told him to sort his life out or it’s over!
A close friend said: “Kelly has told Danny that he needs to sort himself out if their relationship is going to work. Kelly feels quite protective over him and is always wanting to look after him. But her friends are warning her she could get hurt.” But is Danny even that kind of guy? He might not be able to hold his drink, but apparently he doesn’t even enjoy the culture of rugby drinkin. No one does, really. A friend of his said: “He has always been an awful drinker and he could never handle it. It became a bit of a joke so he would always stick to pineapple juice. Hopefully the bus incident will be a wake-up call for him.” And a source close to Danny said: “He hates drinking and hates the big rugby nights out. He only went because if he’s not there then he gets slammed for not being a team player. The whole drinking culture is not him and that is why the incident on Wednesday is so frustrating."
Can these two work it out? Does anyone even care?
Continue reading: Kelly Book Tells Rugby Boyfriend Danny Cipriani: Sort It Out!
Model and TV presenter Kelly Brook is snapped leaving the Riverside Studios in London after appearing on comedy panel show 'Celebrity Juice'. Security members get paparazzi to move back from the doors as Kelly is seen taking a picture with a fan before leaving the building. She smiles and poses briefly before getting into an awaiting car.
Keith Lemon insists Katie Price will never again appear on his hit show Celebrity Juice.
Keith Lemon, aka Leigh Francis, says Katie Price will "never" appear on his ITV2 show Celebrity Juice again after she branded new team captain Kelly Brook a "heifer' - a derogatory term for a large female, also a term for a cow. Keith, 39, told the Reveal magazine, "Katie is never coming back on Celebrity Juice. She was rubbish when she came on here before. She was wooden and didn't relax and thought we were trying to take the p*ss. We were, but that's the point of the show."
Katie, 34, fell out with fellow British model Kelly, 33, after calling her a "heifer" in her Sun column. "You're a heifer, Kelly, but still a hot one," adding, "Every mum should make her daughter look at the recent set of pictures that show Kelly modelling her latest New Look swimwear range.They don't seem to be airbrushed and I'm Flabbergasted to see how big Kelly really is." Price has since apologised for the remarks, though it seems it's too little too late as far as Celebrity Juice goes.
Price has appeared on the comedy panel show twice, once in 2010 when Fearne Cotton was still on the panel, and another time late last year when Keith Lemon congratulated her for being attracted to him for 17 years.
In her Sun newspaper column, Katie Price refers to photos from Kelly Brook's latest photoshoot in Miami for her New Look range of swim wear. "They don't seem to be airbrushed and I'm FLABbergasted to see how big Kelly really is," the surgically enhanced glamour model stated. "Rumour has it she's been hanging out with our mutual ex Danny Cipriani. Knowing him, I guess she's probably been doing a bit of comfort eating. You're a heffer Kelly, but still a hot one." Spell check, anyone?
Naturally, Brook was a little put out by the remarks, but mostly thought negatively of Price for the comments. Speaking at a MIND benefit hosted by Harvey Weinstein on Friday night, she said: "I wasn't angry with what she said, just confused. I definitely don't look like a heifer and it's not something I am going to lose any sleep over. I was only angry because the comments put a dampener on such an amazing trip to Miami to shoot by New Look campaign." (Mirror)
Continue reading: Katie Price 'Unladylike' For Calling Kelly Brook A 'Heffer'
Head honchos at London's foremost dance and drama school the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts have moved to distance themselves from suggestions from Hollywood star Julianne Hough that she was mentally and physically abused as a student there. The Footloose star, and girlfriend of Ryan Seacrest, told Cosmopolitan magazine that she suffered abuse as an aspiring dancer in London.
Hough claimed she was taunted at the school, saying "I was told if I ever went back to the United States, three things were going to happen. One: I was going to amount to nothing. Two: I was going to work at Whataburger. And three: I was going to end up a slut. So, it was like, I can't go back. I have to be this person." Most worryingly, Hough said the abuse got worse when she hit puberty.
The comments have prompted Academy bosses to release a statement insisting that media outlets suggesting the star was abused while studying there are wrong. It reads, "We feel this article has been extremely badly worded and if re-read, you will see that although it mentions our name, it does not say that any abuse took place here.We feel sure Julianne would herself be horrified to learn that she had caused her old school any embarrassment or harmed its good name."
Continue reading: Legendary London Stage School Denies Julianne Hough Abuse
Kelly Brook bid farewell to the French burlesque show Forever Crazy last night, performing her final show with the Parisian cabaret troupe just hours before turning 33-years-old. Dressed in a red lace corset with blonde wig, Brook accepted flowers from a fan in the audience before leaving the Forever Crazy stage for the final time.
Predictably Brook's arrival in the show saw tickets sell out in no time and the British model wanted to stay longer but had committed to begin rehearsals for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Specials. Speaking after her run in the legendary show, Brook told the Daily Mail, "I first saw Crazy Horse in Paris about four years ago and I thought it was the most amazing show I had ever seen. It was so beautiful to watch and I loved the way it really celebrated the female form.The girls are naked, but it is about so much more than that. The choreography and lighting are so incredible that it is mesmerising." The former television presenter - who performed a solo dance in the show - added, "I know there will be some people who only came because they wanted to see me half-naked, but hopefully they will come back because they realise what a great show it is."
Starting in 1951, the show still occupies former wine cellars in a Huaussmanian building in France.
Last night, the Royal Premiere of the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first ever James Bond movie, so last night, the stars were out in force and the red carpet provided almost as much of a spectacle as the movie itself.
In the battle of the plunging necklines, Kelly Brook triumphed, despite fierce competition from Tamara Ecclestone. Kelly wore a glittering floor length dress; a classic design that would have looked fitting on any red carpet, for any Bond movie over the last half a century. She wore her loose and accessorised with a cream-coloured clutch bag and bold red lipstick, looking effortlessly glamorous. Ecclestone, meanwhile, stopped out in a daring, long – sleeved emerald green dress with subtle leopard print, with a neckline that sunk almost to her waistline. The result was certainly eye catching and may have had some people wondering which cost more... the dress, or the cleavage?
Date of birth
23rd November, 1979
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