Establishing herself as a model, including a 2008 cover appearance in the French edition of Playboy, Lily Cole was born in the UK in 1988 and raised in London. She started modeling in 2003 and was named model of the year in 2004. By 2007, she was ranked as one of the richest young people in Britain.
It was Marilyn Manson and Terry Gilliam, respectively, who lured Lily to the big screen. Gilliam cast Cole in “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” starring the late Heath Ledger. Gilliam, impressed by her acting, stated: “She has an amazing look and grasps what is required so very quickly. If she wants a career as an actress, she has a brilliant future.” Lily has also appeared in some music videos, including Primal Scream’s music video “Can’t Go Back.” She’s a strong advocate of protecting the environment and going green, and has been involved in a relationship with actor Enrique Murciano, best known as Special Agent Danny Taylor on “Cold Case.”
Lily Cole Gallery
Lily on the Web
Lily’s ultimate web resource guide.
Latest news, bios, and links and galleries to latest works.
Sprawling bio and numerous external links.
Interview: “The Independent”
2006 profile and interview with Lily.
“Dr. Parnassus” Interview
Lily talks about the making of the film.
Lily on Video
Lily Cole Model Profile
Behind the scenes look at Lily modeling for Limited Collection.
“The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” Trailer
Trailer for Lily Cole’s biggest role to date.
Lily on the Screen
Lily made her acting debut in the 2007 film “St. Trinian’s” starring Gemma Arterton. She is Lettuce Leaf in “Rage,” a 2009 indie film starring Judi Dench and Steve Buscemi.
Lily’s next role is as Valentina in “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” for director Terry Gilliam. In 2010, she will appear in “There Be Dragons” for acclaimed director Roland Joffe, and she is slated to appear in the Marilyn Manson version of Alice in Wonderland as the title character.
“The good actor is the one who always has a moment when they nearly fall off.”