Monday, January 25, 2010

Heiress Of The Day-Lydia Hearst CENSORED VERSION


Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw (born September 19, 1984) is an American actress, fashion model, columnist, socialite and heiress to the publishing fortune established by her maternal great-grandfather William Randolph Hearst.[1] The 2007 Michael Awards recognized her as their Model of the Year.[2] Lydia was also given the award of the Best International Supermodel in Madrid on the 12th of November 2008.[3]
Hearst has modeled for magazines such as Vogue and fashion designers like Puma and appeared in Puma's French 77 collection. In 2008 she posed in a range of retro-style satin and silk lingerie for Myla's autumn and winter collection [4]. She also appeared topless in the May 2009 issue of GQ Italia.[5]
Lydia was a columnist for Page Six Magazine, which comes in the Sunday edition of the New York Post, and she appeared on the cover of the Sept. 30, 2007, issue of the magazine.
Lydia appeared in the CW hit show Gossip Girl as Lily van der Woodsen's posh interior decorator Amelia on the May 19th season 1 finale. Lydia was also feature in Tara Subkoff’s short fashion film for BeBe in 2008 as a paparazzi stalked starlet. [6] In 2009 Lydia starred in an independent film entitled The Last International Playboy written and directed by Steve Clark (May,2009). [7] Lydia also appeared in Miles Fisher's 2009 music video "This Must Be The Place".[8]
A daughter of kidnapping victim and publishing heiress Patricia Campbell Hearst and Bernard Shaw, she was born and raised in Wilton, Connecticut. Her father, who was her mother's bodyguard before the couple's marriage, is now the head of security for the Hearst Corporation.[1]
She briefly attended the Lawrenceville School.[1] Since graduating from Wilton High School she attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut where she majored in communications and technology before being discovered by fashion photographer Steven Meisel. Her first modeling assignment was for the cover of the Italian edition of Vogue.[1]
Her professional name is Hearst, rather than Hearst-Shaw, which is on her birth certificate.[1]
After shooting for Puma's French 77 collection for a limited edition book called "The Last Playboys Wear Puma" Lydia teamed up in a creative partnership between Puma and Heatherette to design a high-end limited edition handbag. She has continued her partnership with Puma and is set to release a New Holiday Collection and a line of athletic gear. [9]
The picture of her wielding a machine gun was one of the most infamous of the seventies, but now it is Patty Hearst’s model daughter Lydia who is striking a memorable pose.Newspaper heiress Patty became notorious after joining the American guerilla group that kidnapped her.More than three decades later, her 23 year-old daughter has been named the face and body of lingerie designers Myla and appears in a series of provocative poses wearing satin and silk underwear.

She started modeling four years ago and has since worked with leading photographers including Mario Testino and Mark Abrams.In the past year her career has taken off most recently at the “Fashion Oscars”, she was named “Supermodel of the Year”.Her ascent to stardom is a far cry from her mother’s. In 1974, Patty Hearst then aged 19, was kidnapped by left-wing US guerrilla group the Symbionese Liberation Army from her family home in California.

Her captors initially demanded for the release of jailed members of their radical group, and later for the Hearst family to distribute ?30 of food to every poor person in California.Neither was carried out and Hearst later claimed that she was kept in a cupboard for months.She shocked her family when she eventually joined the group and adopted the name Tania.The image of her holding the gun caused controversy in the seventies. She was later arrested with other members of the SLA after a bank robbery.

Despite claiming that she was brainwashed, Hearst was sentenced to seven years in jail. President Jimmy Carter commuted her sentence after two years and later Bill Clinton eventually bestowed a presidential pardon.Hearst later married her former bodyguard Bernard Shaw in 1979. The couple are still married and have two grown up daughters.Initially she tried her hand as an actress but most recently has made her name as a dog-breeder.

The Hearst family name is one of the best known in the US. Her grandfather – press baron William Randolph – built up one of the largest magazine and newspaper businesses in the world.He was caricatured by Orson Welles in classic film Citizen Kane. Her father Randolph was valued at $1.8 billion shortly before his death in 2001 at the age of 85.Luxury lingerie brand Myla was founded in 1999 and is now worth in excess of ?25 million.source:

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