Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook

English actress and model.

Background:

British model, television presenter, and movie and TV actress Kelly Brook
cemented her position as one of England’s best known models with her notable
work for such companies as Lee Jeans, Renault Megane, Walkers and Piz Buin, as
well as Triumph’s Flaunt bra collection. Her pretty face also decorated the
covers of numerous magazines like FHM, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Sky, GQ, Tatler, The
Face, and Company. As a TV presenter, Brook is remembered as the successor of
Denise van Outen for the Channel 4 morning show “The Big Breakfast” (1999),
opposite Johnny Vaughan, and is known for presenting shows like “Celebrity Love
Island,” MTV’s Select, and youth TV programs on MTV, Granada and Trouble TV.

Aside from modeling and presenting, Brook, has also pursued an acting career.
Making her movie debut in the 2000 thriller Sorted (2000), she has since
appeared in The (Mis) Adventures of Fiona Plum (2000, TV), Ripper: Letter from
Hell (2001), The Italian Job (2003), Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005), The
Moving Finger (2006, TV) and starred in the comedy/romance School for Seduction
(2004), House of 9 (2005) and the thriller Three (2006). Additionally, she is
memorable to American viewers as Lex Luthor’s sexy girlfriend Victoria in
four-episodes of the TV series “Smallville” (2002).

One of England’s hottest lingerie models, Brook stands 5’ 8” and her
measurements are 32E-24-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine). She topped the
poll of FHM’s “Sexiest Women” (2005), and was named number 71 of Maxim
magazine’s “Hot 100 (2005). The same year, in a poll of over 5000 women held by
Grazia magazine, Brook was considered to have the best British female body. She
was once also voted number 4 in GQ Magazine “Sexiest Women Poll, ” number 5 in
FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women Poll” (2000), number 3 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women Poll
(1999) and number 29 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women Poll” (1998). As for her
private life, Brook dated British actor Jason Statham (born on September 12,
1972) from 2002 until September 2004. After the split, she began a relationship
with Three costar, Hollywood actor Billy Zane with whom she is now engaged. In
early 2006, Brook announced her wedding ceremony with fiancé Zane will take
place in Greece.


Tea Shop Waitress

Childhood and Family:

On November 23, 1979, Kelly Ann Parsons, who would later be famous as Kelly
Brook, was born in Rochester, Kent, England. Her parents are Sandra (cook) and
Ken (scaffolder). Kelly has a younger brother named Damian, and is an older
half-sister to Sasha. A Rochester native, Kelly attended Thomas Aveling School
before being accepted in the prestigious Italia Conte stage school. Because her
parents didn’t have enough money to pay the high fees, Kelly applied for a
scholarship, but sadly, her application was rejected. She began modeling and
took a job at a local tea shop as a waitress to earn extra money.


Triumph Girl

Career:

A former student of the celebrated Italia Conte stage school, Kelly Brook began
modeling professionally at age 16 after her mother enrolled her in a beauty
competition, where she became the winner. After a series of small modeling gigs,
including one for flooring company KMS, Brook’s face was discovered on the cover
of numerous magazines like Sky, GQ, FHM, Cosmopolitan, Tatler, The Face, and
Company.

However, it was her modeling job with a mail order lingerie company named
Bravissimo, which specializes in selling bras of large cup sizes, which
delivered Brook her first media break. With measurements of 32E-24-35, the model
was well suited for the ads and caught the attention of the editorial team of
the UK national tabloid newspaper The Daily Star, who started publishing images
of her. She also became known and was regularly featured in such men magazines
as FHM and Maxim.

Brook’s career was further established in the following years with more modeling
contracts. Landing her first starring role in the advertising campaign for Lee
Jeans (1995), she has since modeled for Renault Megane, Walkers and Piz Buin
print ads. She also appeared in a TV commercial for Sure deodorant, where she
played the game show host “Nicky with the Ticky,” with Jonathan Ross.

Already well-liked as a model in her native Britain, Brook tried her hand in TV
presenting and by 1997, she had landed gigs with MTV, Granada and Trouble TV.
Her huge break in the field arrived in early 1999 when she was recruited to
replace Denise van Outen as one of the female presenters of Channel 4’s morning
show, ”The Big Breakfast,” with Johnny Vaughan. Despite earning popularity, she
decided to resign from the show after only six months, leaving speculations
Brook was fired because she was too inexperienced for the role. However, her
partner Vaughan denied the rumor and damned the attacks as imprecise and nasty.


After the departure, Brook spent time with her boyfriend while searching for a
job. As a model, she was put in the mainstream again when she was recruited as
an international spokesmodel for the Triumph Flaunt underwear and bra line. Her
picture was featured on a billboard in London, which went on record for being
the largest advertising billboard in England. As for a presenter, she was busy
with her work for MTV Select on MTV UK, MTV Asia and MTV Ireland, as well as for
No Worries (as co-host) and made appearances on Short Change and Fist of Fun.
Additionally, the attractive presenter hosted the Oasis Live at the Wembley
concert on Sky One.

Entering the new millennium, Brook branched out into acting and made her feature
film debut with the thriller Sorted (2000), starring Matthew Rhys, Sienna
Guillory and Jason Donovan. She also guest starred in an episode of “Mojo” and
was spotted on stage at the Riverside Studios in London as a stripper in a
production of “Eye Contact.” She first came to the attention of the American
audience as the star of the made-for-TV film The (Mis) adventures of Fiona Plum
(2000).

The next year saw Brook launch her first official calendar, featuring all of
her, 12 months a year. The same year, she added to her movie resume a minor role
in John Eyres’ horror Ripper: Letter from Hell, in which she played Marisa
Tavares. She followed it up by joining the cast of the Warner Brothers series
“Smallville” (2002), where she turned heads with her four-episode performance as
Victoria Hardwick, the shameful girlfriend of Clark Kent/Superman’s Lex Luthor.
Next up for Brook, she found herself acting opposite Christopher Lambert and Lou
Diamond Phillips in the independent movie Absolon (2003), had a tiny role as
Lyle’s girlfriend in the action film The Italian Job (2003, starring Mark
Wahlberg, Charlize Theron and Donald Sutherland) and took her first lead in the
comedy/romance School for Seduction (2004). In 2005, FHM’s 5th “Sexiest Brit
Girl” (2000) costarred with Dennis Hopper in the thriller House of 9, as well as
made an appearance as a beautiful woman in a painting in the Rob Schneider
comedy vehicle Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. On the small screen, she played
the supporting role of Linda Fashiobella in the TV comedy Romy and Michele: In
the Beginning (2005) and made her return to the world of presenting by
undertaking a role in the national TV “Celebrity Love Island” (2005), with Irish
comedian Patrick Kielty. Her hosting talents, however, were once again slated by
TV critics.

Recently, Brook took part in the ITV film Marple: The Moving Finger (2006)
alongside Geraldine McEwan and starred as Jennifer in the thriller Three (2006),
for writer/director Stewart Raffill. The latter film, where she shared the
screen with fiancé Billy Zane, created some minor controversy when the couple
asked Brook’s nude scene be erased from the final cut. The producers rejected
their request. In April 2006, inspired by Hollywood stars from the Fifties, the
beautiful model released “Kelly Brook Swimwear.”


Awards:
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Sex keeps me fit and healthy. What can be better than that? It's not about crazy diets or gym workouts.More Kelly Brook quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm into wellbeing, not because of social pressures to look a certain way, but because I'm interested in living a long, full and healthy life.More Kelly Brook quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've never had one of those amazing yoga bodies. My body is what it is. I am sure if I went on a crash diet, lost two stone and toned up I could make loads of money by making fitness videos and selling my story to the tabloids. But I don't want to encourage women to be anything other than what they are. That's very important to me.More Kelly Brook quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It makes my skin crawl to think about the violent ways snakes, lizards, alligators and other exotic creatures are raised and killed for boots, bags and belts.More Kelly Brook quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Women in the 1950s were so much sexier. That's what I aspire to look like.More Kelly Brook quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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