Cressida Bonas Best Known For Being the granddaughter of Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe and being the former girlfriend of Prince Harry. Her works in films like The Bye Bye Man (2017) and Tulip Fever (2017)
Occupation: Actress, Dancer, Model, Columnist
Years active: 2009–present
Born: February 18, 1989, 31 years and 1 months, Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5 ft 8 in or 172.5 cm
Hair Color: Blonde (Natural). She often highlights her hair.
Eye Color: Gray
Father – Jeffrey Bonas (Entrepreneur)
Mother – Mary-Gaye Curzon
Siblings – None
Others – Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe (Maternal Grandfather), Grace Wakeling (Maternal Grandmother), Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe (Maternal Great Grandfather), Harry George Bonas (Paternal Grandfather), Winifred Hodgkins (Paternal Grandmother), Ian Bonas (Paternal Uncle), Michael Bonas (Paternal Uncle), Penelope Lovell-Smith (Step-Mother), John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (Step-Father), Kevin Esmond Peter Cooper-Key (Step-Father), George Bonas (Older Paternal Half-Brother), Charles Bonas (Older Paternal Half-Brother), Henry Alexander Bonas (Older Paternal Half-Brother), Isabella Calthorpe (Older Maternal Half-Sister) (Actress), Jacobi Richard Penn Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (Older Maternal Half-Brother), Georgina Calthorpe (Older Maternal Half-Sister), Pandora Cooper Key (Older Maternal Half-Sister), Gabriella Wilde (Younger Step-Sister) (Actress)
Cressida Bonas completed her schooling from Stowe School in Buckingham. Cressida then joined Prior Park College in Bath after receiving a sports scholarship. After that, she completed her degree / course in dance from Leeds University. She further went on to study dance at post-graduate level at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in Greenwich.
Cressida Curzon Bonas was born in Winchester, Hampshire, the only child and daughter of 1960s “It girl” Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon-Howe, daughter of the second marriage of the 6th Earl Howe, and her third husband, Old Harrovian entrepreneur Jeffrey Bonas. The Bonas family, once grocers and butchers, also owned textile mills in Castle Gresley and Burton-on-Trent under the company name, “Bonas Brothers”; it closed operations in the 1980s, having produced, as its final line, elastic for women’s tights.
She has seven half-siblings: three paternal half-brothers from her father’s first marriage; one maternal half-sister from her mother’s first marriage; and two maternal half-sisters and a maternal half-brother from her mother’s second marriage, including actress Isabella Calthorpe.
Bonas had a sports scholarship to Prior Park College in Bath, Somerset, and then completed her formal education at Stowe School. She then went on to study Dance at Leeds University graduating with a 2:1, before undertaking post-graduate dance studies at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in Greenwich.
Whilst at school, Bonas played cockney housekeeper Mrs. Swabb in Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus, Miss Julie in the eponymous play, and Laura in Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie.
Bonas made her first screen appearance in 2009 with a small role in the TV series Trinity. Her theatrical debut came in 2014 at Hay Festival in the play There’s a Monster in the Lake. The play was also staged at the Vault Festival in January 2015. In May and June 2015 Bonas appeared as Laura in the one-woman play, An Evening with Lucian Freud, by Laura-Jane Foley, at the Leicester Square Theatre. Jane Shilling in The Daily Telegraph praised the “charm and energy of Bonas’s performance”. In June 2014 Bonas was rumoured to be going to appear in the film Tulip Fever (2015) as Mrs. Steen. In December 2016 and January 2017 Bonas played the female lead role of Daisy Buchanan in the musical play Gatsby, at the Leicester Square Theatre, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
Bonas was photographed by Mario Testino for Vanity Fair after being included in the magazine’s annual “International Best-Dressed List” in 2014. In January 2015, after modelling for British brand Burberry, Bonas was announced to front the 2015 campaign of fashion company Mulberry. Her work for the brand includes a two-minute-long advertisement released in March that co-stars actor Freddie Fox and is directed by Ivana Bobic.
Bonas has been called an “It girl”. Bonas was introduced to Prince Harry by Princess Eugenie in May 2012, and it was rumoured that they would get married. On 30 April 2014, it was reported that the couple had separated amicably. In May 2018, she was a guest at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
On 18 August 2019, Bonas’s engagement to estate agent Harry Wentworth-Stanley was announced via a post on his Instagram page. Wentworth-Stanley is the son of Nicholas Wentworth-Stanley, of a Hertfordshire landed gentry family, and his first wife, Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven (née Husted Steel), social editor for Tatler magazine.
Cressida Bonas is managed by –
Angharad Wood and Chloë Burrows, Talent Agents, Tavistock Wood Management, London, UK.
Tara Jones, Talent Agent, United Talent Agency (UTA), Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Cressida has English roots and some distant Irish and Scottish roots along with a possibly distant Welsh ancestry.
Cressida Bonas has endorsed –
Charlotte Tilbury Makeup
Jessica McCormack Diamonds
In 2017, she made her theatrical film debut as Sasha in the horror thriller The Bye Bye Man as Sasha.
First TV Show
In 2009, she made her first TV show appearance as one of the cheerleaders on the series Trinity.
Cressida Bonas Facts
Her family, on her father’s side, once owned a textile company named “Bonas Brothers” in Castle Gresley and Burton-on-Trent, but it was shut down in the 1980s.
In 2014, she made her theatrical debut in the play There’s a Monster in the Lake at Hay Festival.
In December 2016 and January 2017, she performed as the lead female character in the F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby inspired musical Gatsby at the Leicester Square Theatre.
In 2014, she was included in the Vanity Fair’s annual International Best-Dressed list.
In 2014-2015, Cressida modeled for an advertisement campaign for the British brands Burberry and Mulberry.
She has also contributed as a guest writer for the weekly British magazine The Spectator.
She supports charities like James’ Place, UK and YouCanFree.Us.