Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw Hardwick (born September 19, 1984), commonly known as Lydia Hearst, is an American fashion model, actress, lifestyle blogger, and heiress to the publishing fortune established by her maternal great-grandfather, William Randolph Hearst.
Magazines and fashion shows
She was discovered by photographer Steven Meisel, who shot her first magazine cover for Vogue Italia in April 2004. Hearst covered fashion magazines in Italy, France, Korea, Japan, Latin America, and the United States. She has worked with photographers worldwide, including Steven Meisel, Patrick DeMarchelier, Ellen Von Unwerth, Mario Testino, Paulo Roversi, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Bettina Rheims, Mark Abrams, and Peter Lindbergh.
At the 2008 Michael Awards, Hearst was recognized as "Model of the Year", as well as acknowledged and given the award for Best International Supermodel at the Madrid Glamour Awards on November 12.
She has modelled on the international runway circuit and at many fashion shows on behalf of Chanel, Fendi, Rebecca Taylor, Catherine Malandrino, Twinkle, Nicole Miller, Three As Four, and Jeremy Scott.
Hearst has appeared in advertising campaigns for Prada, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Sephora, L'Oreal Ferria, DKNY, MYLA Lingerie, H&M, NARS Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Miss Me Jeans, Moschino Cheap & Chic. In 2007, Hearst appeared in Puma's French 77, which led her to design a line of handbags for the collection.
In Spring of 2012, Swarovski launched its Heart Truth campaign naming Hearst as its ambassador. This campaign was a national awareness campaign that aimed to empower women to improve their heart health and sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
She has since launched a lifestyle/fashion blog where she regularly posts.
|2008||Last International Playboy||Stella|
|2008||Fame Fatale||Short film|
|2009||Gossip Girl||Amelia||Episode: "Much 'I Do' About Nothing"|
|2012||Velvet Morning||Velvet||Short film|
|2012||I Am AiKO||Aiko||Short film|
|2014||Automobile Waltz||Penelope||Short film|
|2014||Cabin Fever: Patient Zero||Bridget|
|2015||Condemned||Tess||Premiered at ScreamFest October 18, 2015|
|2015||Stealing Chanel||Chanel||Premiered September 30, 2015 on LMN|
|2015||South of Hell||Charlotte Roberts||Seven episodes—premiered November 27, 2015 WE tv|
|2016||Swing State||Julia Davies|
|2016||Two for One||Amy|
|2017||Downside Of Bliss||Bliss Derek||Post-production|
Hearst made an appearance in the music video for the Miles Fisher cover of "This Must Be the Place". Hearst again starred in a music video in 2012 for Cisco Adler's "Song for All the Girls", where she is graphically murdered by a spin saw. She also has a minor role in Johnny Polygon's "LimoSexSuperstar" video.
Hearst's family has a tradition of involvement in philanthropic causes which has led to her involvement in becoming a Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile and receiving the Smile Award for her dedication to the organization in 2012, and to receive a humanitarian Award from Catwalk For Charity June 8, 2014.