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.
Lily has featured in several well-known publications, including cover appearances on V and Vogue, 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.
Cole's distinctive red hair has attracted significant media attention. She is also recognised for what Entertainment magazine described as her porcelain doll-like beauty.
Her big break came in 2003 when she caught the eye of photographer Steven Meisel. It was on that photoshoot, her first "only girl" story for Italian Vogue, that Cole was "catapulted into the spotlight" as one of the leading new faces of the year. Since then, Cole has worked with many other prominent photographers, including Craig McDean, Nick Knight, Juergen Teller, Arthur Elgort, and Irving Penn.
At the 2004 British Fashion Awards, Cole was named "Model of the Year".
She has modelled on the international runway circuit and at many fashion shows on behalf of Chanel, Shiatzy Chen, DKNY, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Jasper Conran,John Galliano, and Louis Vuitton. She was nominated, for the second time, for the "Model of the Year" award at the 2007 British Fashion Awards and, in December 2009, was listed by Vogue Paris as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
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