LILY Cole rose to fame when she was just a teenager after being scouted at a burger restaurant in Soho – and it wasn’t long before she was appearing on the cover of Italian Vogue.
Most recently, she’s turned her talents to writing, with her most recent book, Who Cares Wins: Reasons for Optimism in our Changing World, focusing on climate change.
Who is Lily Cole?
Lily Cole was born December 27, 1987 and is an English model, actress and entrepreneur.
Growing up she attended the coveted Sylvia Young Theatre School.
Lily has appeared on catwalks across the world, and has worked for fashion brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier and Moschino.
The 33-year-old later broke into acting, appearing in teen film St. Trinian’s, docu-drama Elizabeth I and comedy Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
Most recently, she’s turned to her hand to writing, and has is now the proud author of three books – although she’s come under fire for some of her promotional tactics.
What has Lily Cole said about her sexuality?
At the age of 33, Lily revealed that she identifies as “queer”.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, she said that she felt it was time to acknowledge that she’s “not straight”, but added that she wanted to continue to keep her private life as under wraps as she can.
She added that living in the UK was a privilege, and that if she had been born elsewhere “my queerness would be a crime.”
Who is Lily Cole’s boyfriend Kwame Ferreira?
Lily has been with her long-time boyfriend Kwame Ferreira since 2012, after they met whilst working together.
Kwame works as an entrepreneur, and is the current CEO of Impossible, an innovation company.
The businessman has revealed that his family originally comes from Angola, but he mostly grew up in Brazil and Portugal.
How many children does Lily Cole have?
Lily and Kwame have one child together, who was born in 2015.
The couple’s only daughter, Wylde Cole Ferreira, was born in September 2015, meaning she’s now 5 years old (as of August, 2021).
Lily and Kwame are very private, and haven’t revealed if they’re planning to expand their family anytime soon.
What charity work does Lily Cole do?
Lily supports a variety of humanitarian and environmental causes.
She is an ambassador for children’s charity Global Angels.
She also supports the charity WaterAid.