Una Healy is Best Known For Being a member of the girl group The Saturdays. She is the only Irish member of this band.
Born Name Una Threasa Imogene Healy
Nick Name Una Healy, The Satz, The Saturdays, Una The Satz
Occupation Singer-songwriter, Dancer
Years active 2004–present
Age: 36 years and 9 months
Sun Sign Libra
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Green
Height 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Measurements 34-26-35 in or 86-66-89 cm
Bra Size 32B
Una Healy completed her education when she was 18 years old.
Father – John Healy (General Practitioner)
Mother – Anne (Nurse)
Siblings – Deirdre (Sister)
Pop, Rock, Dance-Pop
Vocals, guitar, piano
Polydor, Fascination Records
Along with her girl group The Saturdays, she has appeared in advertisements like deodorant, tampons, an operating system, mobile phones, and hair removal products.
She rose to fame in 2008 as a member of the five-piece English-Irish girl group The Saturdays, who are signed to Fascination and Polydor Records. In 2006, Healy represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, where she sang with Brian Kennedy on the song “Every Song Is a Cry for Love”; they placed tenth overall. Healy then successfully auditioned for The Saturdays in 2007, after she had been struggling to find success in her native country. Once Healy had victoriously auditioned for the band, she began recording music and releasing a number of hits.
The group later gained another record deal with Geffen Records after having huge success in the United Kingdom. Healy and the rest of the group then signed a deal with Island Def Jam Records and Mercury Records to distribute their music in the United States, which led to her first UK number-one single “What About Us”. Healy previously attempted a solo career in 2006, when she released her first extended play, Sorry. Although the EP was not successful, one of the tracks from the EP was re-recorded and used for the B-side of the band’s track “Higher”.
The Saturdays decided to take hiatus in 2014, upon completion of their Greatest Hits Live! tour. This led to Healy taking on a number of television opportunities, including presenting Una’s Dream Ticket, taking part in the second series of Splash! and becoming a judge on Let’s Get Gold. Healy also became a judge on RTÉ’s The Voice of Ireland where she remained on the judging panel for the fourth and fifth series; she was the winning mentor in her debut year (2015) with her act Patrick James and placed third in the fifth season. While Healy was engaging in a television career, she was also writing and recording her debut album, switching to a country music influenced style as opposed to the pop and dance material performed by The Saturdays. Healy’s album, The Waiting Game, was released in February 2017.
Life and career
Early life and career beginnings
Healy was born in Thurles, to Anne, a nurse, and John Healy, a GP. She has a sister named Deirdre. She comes from a musical background and is the niece of country singer Declan Nerney. She is a cousin of Irish athlete Paul Hession. At the age of 13, Healy gave up swimming (she was an All-Ireland champion swimmer at nine) and decided to take up guitar, teaching herself to play using her mother’s guitar and from then on began to write songs of her own. After finishing school at 18, Healy decided to take a year out and worked as a medical secretary. She went on to study nursing and then primary teaching at Mary Immaculate College, but finally decided to pursue her music passion at 23 years old.
Healy began her music career playing guitar and singing in pubs and clubs around Ireland, solo and in bands. Healy won Ireland’s Glinsk Song Contest in both 2004 and 2006. She represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 as a backing singer for Brian Kennedy on “Every Song Is a Cry for Love”. Whilst she was slowly finding success in her native Ireland as an indie solo artist, she felt she did not have a firm direction in her career. Although in mid-2006, Healy recorded and released her first extended play, entitled Sorry, which track “Had It with Today” was re-recorded for The Saturdays’ B-side single to “Higher”. which she self-produced. The album includes the songs “So Long”, “Raider of My Sleep” and “I Love You”.
In 2007, Healy, who was still struggling to find major success, flew to London to gain more exposure and experience as a performer then landed an audition for The Saturdays, which was her first audition for a major label and abroad.
2007–2014: The Saturdays
Since 2007, Healy has been a member of girl group The Saturdays. The group has achieved thirteen Top 10 hits and four Top 10 albums. The girl group released their debut single “If This Is Love” in July 2008, and it peaked at number eight in the UK. The group released a second single “Up” which charted at number five in the UK and later the song was given a Silver Disc in the United Kingdom. In late October 2008, the group released their first studio album Chasing Lights. It charted at number nine in the UK, and went platinum according to the BPI. The band released a third single from the album, “Issues”, which also went silver. The Saturdays released a cover of “Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode. The song debuted at number two in the UK, behind Flo Rida’s “Right Round”. The fifth and final single from the album was “Work”, which was the first single by the group to fail to reach the top 20.
The group later went on a tour titled The Work Tour. In October 2009, the group released a second studio album, Wordshaker, which charted at number nine and was given a silver certification by the BPI. The first single, “Forever Is Over”, charted at number two in the UK. The Saturdays appeared in advertisements for several products including a brand of deodorant, tampons, mobile phones, an operating system, and hair removal products. But in early 2010, the girls released a second and final single from their second album, “Ego”, which charted at number nine, the single gained a certification of silver by the BPI.
In summer 2010, the Saturdays released their first mini album (their third album overall) Headlines!, which charted at number 3 in the UK and number 10 in Ireland. The band released their eighth single, “Missing You”, which charted at number three in the UK and number six in Ireland. Rochelle Wiseman confirmed that the second single from the album would be “Higher” It was later confirmed, by the band’s official website that Flo Rida had recorded vocals for “Higher”. On Your Radar was the girls’ third studio album, reaching a disappointing number 23 in the UK and spending only three weeks in the UK Top 75, but featured the top-ten hits, “All Fired Up” and “Notorious” as well as single, “My Heart Takes Over”. In December 2011, the group went on their first headlining arena tour, All Fired Up Tour! The band released their first single taken from their fourth studio album “30 Days” in May 2012, which peaked at number seven. Later in the year, they temporarily moved from London to Los Angeles in hope to break America. Helping increase their single sales in America, E! Network broadcast Chasing The Saturdays, a reality TV show following the girls during their three-month stay in America. The show premiered in January 2013, and was cancelled after one series. The band released “What About Us” (featuring rapper Sean Paul) in March 2013, which became their first number one single and was the biggest selling single of the year (at that point). Later on in the year, “Gentleman” and “Disco Love” were released; with both of them charting in the top 15. Their album Living for the Weekend became the band’s fourth top ten album. The final single taken from the album was a fan favourite. The radio mix of “Not Giving Up” was released in April 2014 and was their seventeenth top 40 single. The band went on hiatus in 2014, and released a greatest hits album Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits the same year. The only single released from the album, “What Are You Waiting For?” charted at number thirty-seven, making it their lowest-charting single to date.
2014–2017: The Voice of Ireland and The Waiting Game
Healy’s first solo endeavour away from the group was when RTÉ selected her to present her own television programme, entitled Una’s Dream Ticket. The programme was not renewed for a follow up season. Healy was also drafted in to become a judge on sport reality television competition, Let’s Get Gold Healy was on the judging panel alongside Martine McCutcheon, Andrew Flintoff and Rio Ferdinand. During the show fifteen sporting teams go against one another as they attempt to transform their sport into the most spectacular, entertaining and inspiring routine. The winners of the show would receive a grand prize of £100,000, with Healy’s aim as a judge is to find groups with the best technique and skill and creativity. The programme experienced poor ratings and therefore was not renewed for a second season. In 2014, Healy was announced as a contestant on the second series of UK version of diving competition, Splash!. Healy’s involvement gained some criticism due to Healy previously having experience in swimming and diving, due to Healy being an All Ireland champion swimmer at the age of name. Despite this, Healy was eliminated twelfth and placed eighth overall in the competition. In June 2014, Healy hosted the first ever Irish version of Pride of Britain Awards. Healy said she was “overwhelmed” by all of the stories and it was tough choosing between such worthy contenders. Healy said “I’d love to give everyone who entered an award. It’s such an honour to be host and a part of this. I’ve attended the Pride of Britain three times with the girls so I know what it’s all about. I think it’s amazing that it has come to Ireland.” Despite this, Healy began writing her solo debut album. Healy began heavy writing sessions during the Greatest Hits Live! tour with The Saturdays as she knew the band were going on hiatus. Healy said that her children inspired her in many different ways creatively when she began to write the album. Healy also said she wanted to continue to record and perform music to help support them in the life they deserved. Healy said she wrote “Stare at the Moon” about her eldest child, Aoife Belle, as she knows all the words to the band’s songs.
It was reported in early 2016 that Healy had recorded a track with Nashville star Sam Palladio. It was also announced that she had been working with Sacha Skarbek, Amy Wadge and Ben Earle from country music duo The Shires. Healy later performed “Perfect” with Kelly Mongan on the second series of The Voice of Ireland. In 2014, Reebok announced that they were teaming up with Healy to launch a Women’s Fitness Collection. When performing on the second series of The Voice of Ireland, Healy impressed producers and fans. This led to Healy being asked to become a judge on the fourth series of the show starting in January 2015, alongside Kian Egan, Bressie and Rachel Stevens. In April 2016, Healy revealed her album would be influenced by country and indie-inspired music and “Staring At the Moon” the song she wrote for her daughter would be performed live on the semi-final of The Voice of Ireland. Healy was the winning judge on the fourth series of The Voice of Ireland when the act she mentored, Patrick James, won the show. Healy returned to The Voice of Ireland to judge the fifth series of the show. Nigel Connell was the last member of Team Una to be in the competition where he placed third. In August 2016, Healy confirmed she had signed a solo deal with Decca, with the intention of releasing a solo album in 2016. However, In October 2016, Healy announced that her debut album would not be realised until 2017. In late 2016, Healy announced the record to be titled The Waiting Game. Healy said that album’s title came from waiting to record her own solo record since she was eight years old. She also revealed that she co-wrote the full album and it was nice to get back to her “roots” of songwriting. Healy released the lead single from her debut album, “Stay My Love”, in January 2017. The single was a collaboration with Sam Palladio, which had been reported previously. The music video for the song was directed by Urban Strom. Healy also took part in the “Forever Country Covers Series”, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Association Awards. She performed Forever and Ever, Amen, originally a hit for CMA winner Randy Travis. The Waiting Game was released in February 2017. She performed at Europe’s largest country music festival, C2C: Country to Country, in both 2017 and 2018, opening for country legend Reba McEntire in Dublin on 12 March. It was announced that Healy was in talks to become one of the four judges on Ireland’s Got Talent, but it was late revealed that Michelle Visage had instead gained the role.
In January 2018, Una participated in And They’re Off! in aid of Sport Relief.
Healy married international Rugby Union fullback Ben Foden on 30 June 2012 in her native Ireland after four years of dating. She continued using the professional name Una Healy until October 2013, when she started using her legal name, Una Foden, because using multiple names was “confusing”. In March 2016, Healy announced that she would be reverting to her maiden name of Una Healy in her professional life.
The couple have two children, daughter Aoife Belle (born 13 March 2012) and son Tadhg John (born 2 February 2015).
Healy won “Hottest Female 2009” in the Virgin Media Music Awards. She appeared in the January 2010 edition of FHM along with the other members of the Saturdays. She was ranked number 19 and number 41 in FHM’s Sexiest Women poll in 2010 and 2011, respectively. In FHM’s 2012 poll, she had dropped down to 66th place. Healy previously ran her own blog where she spoke about family life, The Saturdays and herself.
Irish-English girl group The Saturdays released their debut album titled Chasing Lights on October 27, 2008 by Fascination Records. With 12 singles, the album occupies a total length of 42:06 minutes. The album charted at position 9 in UK and 34 in Ireland.
Has only appeared in TV movies, and TV documentaries and TV series.
First TV Show
In 2006, she had appeared in The Eurovision Song Contest as herself – Backing Vocalist. So, her role is uncredited.
She prefers to go for long power walks. In this way, she is able to burn a number of calories as she continues to chat with her friend.
She also spoke up on her diet. Her diet chat is as follows –
Breakfast – Special K, cappuccino
Lunch – Sandwich
Dinner – Chicken stir-fry or spaghetti Bolognese
Her dieting motto is “eat little, but often”.
Una Healy Favorite Things
TV Show – Mickey Mouse
Source – DigitalSpy
Una Healy Facts
She is from a musical background.
Country singer, Declan Nerney is her niece.
Athlete, Paul Hession is Una’s cousin.
At nine years, she was an All-Ireland champion swimmer. At that time, she decided to learn singing and songwriting and also started playing her mother’s guitar.
She had a dog named Jackson till 2009.
She won Virgin Media Music “Hottest Female 2009” Award.
Una was also successful in reserving a place in the FHM’s “Top 100 Sexiest Women in the World” in 2010, and 2011 at #19 and #41. She was ranked at #66 in 2012 list.
With her husband Ben, she attended the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall on July 30, 2011.
When she completed her education in 1999, Una decided to go for a job and so become a nurse and had also become a primary teacher.
Before getting ready in a bikini, she does 100 sit-ups and has a spray tan – just to look sexy and slimmer.
Francesca Sandford, Mollie King, Vanessa White, Rochelle Wiseman are her good friends.
Dania Ramirez credits include the roles of Maya Herrera in Heroes, Alex in Entourage, and Blanca during the last season of The Sopranos on television. Her film roles include Alex Guerrero in She Hate Me and Callisto in the feature film and in the ABC comedy-drama series X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). She portrayed Rosie Falta in the ABC comedy-drama series Devious Maids from June 2013 till its cancellation in 2016. In July 2017, Ramirez joined the hit ABC series Once Upon A Time for its softly-rebooted seventh season in a starring role as Cinderella.
Born Dania Jissel Ramírez
Nick Name Dania Land
Years active 1997–present
Age: 38 years and 8 months
Sun Sign Scorpio
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm
Measurements 34-24-33 in or 86-61-84 cm
Bra Size 32A
Dania Ramirez was enrolled at the Montclair State University and graduated in 2001.
To hone her acting skills, she took a course under Flo Greenberg at the Actor’s Workshop in New York City.
Father – Daniel Ramirez
Mother – Agueda Camacho
Siblings – Danilda Ramirez (Sister), Denise Ramirez (Sister)
Dania Ramirez is represented by Anonymous Content.
She is of Dominican Republic origin.
Like other Dominicans, she might have Spanish and African ancestry.
Dania has done endorsement work for the cosmetics brand, CoverGirl. She was featured in print adverts for Cover Girl’s Outlast Lipstain.
She has also starred alongside rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs in a commercial for Ciroc Ultra Premium.
Ramirez was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. At an early age, she decided to become an actress. As a young child, she would reenact telenovelas for her family. She was discovered by a modeling scout while working in a convenience store at the age of 15, and was cast in a small part in a soda commercial. Later, she decided to pursue acting seriously and studied at the Actor’s Workshop in New York City under Flo Greenberg.
She graduated from Montclair State University in 2001, where her volleyball talents led her to be placed among the top five in career digs, digs/game, solo blocks and total blocks. She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.
Ramirez has appeared in several music videos, including Jay-Z’s Streets is Watching (1998), De La Soul’s All Good? feat. Chaka Khan (2000), LL Cool J’s “Hush” (2005; directed by her then fiancè, Jessy Terrero), Santana’s “Into the Night” (2007), as well as “Cry Baby Cry” (a Santana and Sean Paul collaboration). Ramirez has also appeared in Wisin & Yandel’s music video “Dime Que Te Paso”, in which she played the main character, the wife and mother of a military man at war in Iraq who finds out her husband died at war. She was also featured in hip-hop group Sporty Thievz video “Cheapskate” back in 1998.
Ramirez appeared as an extra in the HBO film Subway Stories (1997), where she met filmmaker Spike Lee who later cast her in his film, She Hate Me (2004). She played older sister “Laurie” in the movie Fat Albert (2004). She was Callisto, one of The Omegas, in the comic book film X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). She went on to star in The 5th Commandment in 2008, a film written by and starring Rick Yune. In 2012, Ramirez appeared in two films, playing Selena in American Reunion, and a bicycle messenger in Premium Rush.
Ramirez appeared as the minor character Caridad in the final episodes of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and as Blanca Selgado, a recurring role during the sixth season of The Sopranos.
Ramirez portrayed the character of Maya on the TV series Heroes. She was a guest judge on episode 5 of Cycle 14 of America’s Next Top Model. She also guest starred as Alex, an employee of Turtle’s and begins a relationship with Turtle in season 7 on the TV series Entourage.
From 2013 to 2016, she had been part of the main cast of Devious Maids, which aired on the Lifetime network up until its cancellation following the finale of the fourth season.
In July 2017 Ramirez was cast as a series regular in the softly-rebooted seventh and final season of Once Upon A Time. This was following the exit of six key cast members at the conclusion of its sixth season which included series leads Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison, as well as Josh Dallas, Emilie De Ravin, Rebecca Mader and Jared Gilmore.
Ramirez has appeared in several magazine spreads. She has also been listed in several of the world’s top publications’ “Sexiest Ladies of the Year” lists. She has recently been added to the roster of models for CoverGirl Cosmetics. In March 2010, Ramirez and Queen Latifah launched the company’s “Clean Makeup for Clean Water Campaign”.
Dania dated Soul Plane director, Jessy Terrero until 2008. She became engaged in September 2011 to director, John Beverly “Bev” Land. The couple married on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on February 16, 2013. Land has a son, Kai (born 2001), with ex-wife Sharon Leal. On July 15, 2013, Ramirez announced that she was pregnant with twins. That December, she gave birth to fraternal twins, a son John and a daughter Gaia.
In 2002, Dania made her first film appearance in the drama movie, 25th Hour, which was based on the novel of the same name.
First TV Show
In 2003, Dania played Caridad in 3 episodes of the popular supernatural series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
After giving birth to twins, Dania enlisted the help of personal trainer Bobby Fournier of Snap Fitness to get her body in the best shape possible. Fournier devised full body workouts to get most out of her busy schedule. The full body workouts also ensure that she was performing cardio while lifting weights as well. Also, her workouts ranged from moderate to high intensity.
Fournier devised full body workouts to get most out of her busy schedule. The full body workouts also ensured that she was performing cardio while lifting weights. Also, her workouts ranged from moderate to high intensity.
She is also a fan of Pilates workouts. She has revealed that getting in her workout gear for her Pilates sessions makes her feel like a warrior. She complements her workout routines by eating healthy and protein rich food. She has also given a juice cleanse with fruits, vegetables, and heaps of protein a try.
She complements her workout routines by eating healthy and protein rich food. She has also given a juice cleanse with fruits, vegetables, and heaps of protein a try.
Dania Ramirez Favorite Things
Male Body Parts – Cut right by the abs, small area between hips and armpit
Beauty Treatment – Facials at the Thibiant Beverly Hills Skin Care Clinic
Hair Products – Kerastase’s Nutritive Oleo-Relax Nutri-Huile + Anti-Frizz Serum
Beauty Products – Makeup For Ever Aqua Rouge #20 and Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #9.
Dania Ramirez Facts
Her parents left her in the care of her grandmother when she was merely 6 months old. She reunited with her parents in United States when she was 10 years old.
She started her modeling career at the age of 15 after she was discovered by a scout at a convenience store. The scout even helped her bag a small role in a local soda commercial.
While studying in university, she excelled in volleyball. She was placed in the top five of the rankings for solo blocks, total blocks, career digs, and digs per game.
In March 2010, she collaborated with Queen Latifah to headline CoverGirl’s Clean Makeup for Clean Water Campaign.
In December 2016, Dania partnered with toy manufacturing company, Mattel to donate toys worth more than $10,000 to children of Los Angeles’ Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley.
Dania is a vocal supporter of immigration and has even starred in a short video aimed to change perspectives about immigrants.
In 2009, the Maxim magazine placed Dania at the 61st position in the Hot 100 list.
Daisy Ridley appeared in minor television roles and short films before being cast in the lead role of Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, appearing in Star Wars The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars The Last Jedi (2017). She portrayed Mary Debenham in Murder on the Orient Express, a 2017 film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s detective novel.
Years active 2011–present
Age: 26 years and 3 months
Sun Sign Aries
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Light Brown
Height 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Measurements 32-23-33 in or 81-58.5-84 cm
Bra Size 32A
In 2010, Daisy graduated from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire. She was 18 at that time.
Father – Chris Ridley (Photographer)
Mother – Louise Fawkner-Corbett
Siblings – Kika-Rose Ridley (Older Sister) (Model), Poppy Sophia Ridley (Older Sister)
Others – Arnold Ridley (Great-Uncle) (Actor and Playwright)
She has a total of 4 siblings including sisters Kika and Poppy. She is the youngest among all.
She is signed with these agencies –
Creative Artists Agency
She has appeared in Subway commercial as part of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast.
Daisy Ridley was born on 10 April 1992 in Westminster, London and grew up in Maida Vale. She is the youngest of three daughters born to Louise Fawkner-Corbett, a banker, and Christopher Ridley, a photographer. She has two older sisters, Kika Rose and Poppy Sophia. Her mother’s family, the Fawkner-Corbetts, were landed gentry with a military and medical background. Her great-uncle was Dad’s Army actor and playwright Arnold Ridley. While growing up, her favourite film was Matilda (1996), an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s story, with the title character (played by Mara Wilson in the film) a role model to her. Ridley won a scholarship to Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire, which she attended between the ages of 9 and 18. She then began reading classical civilisation at Birkbeck, University of London, before dropping out to concentrate on her acting career. Prior to being cast in The Force Awakens, Ridley worked as a bartender in two different pubs in London for nearly two years. In 2016 Ridley began studying for a Bachelor of Arts in social science through online courses with the Open University.
2013–2015: Early roles and Star Wars breakthrough
Ridley began her career with minor roles in the television programmes Youngers, Toast of London, Silent Witness, Mr Selfridge, and Casualty. She appeared in the short film Blue Season, which was entered into the Sci-Fi-London 48-Hour Film Challenge. Ridley played the lead in film three of Lifesaver, an interactive film which was nominated for a BAFTA Award. She also appeared in the music video for Wiley’s song “Lights On”, playing the character of Kim. Ridley made her film debut in the 2015 British independent horror film Scrawl, after her scenes from the British comedy film The Inbetweeners 2 were removed in the final cut.
n April 2014, Ridley’s casting as Rey, one of the lead characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was announced. She was chosen for the film in February 2014. At the time of her casting she was, according to Rolling Stone, a “total unknown.” Her choice by director J. J. Abrams was seen as a repeat of George Lucas’s move of casting relatively unknown actors for the lead roles in the first Star Wars film in 1977. Ridley began filming her scenes in May 2014 at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, and prior to the film’s release in December 2015, she appeared at the launch of a set of Star Wars postage stamps issued by the UK postal service Royal Mail, with her character Rey featuring on a stamp along with the droid BB-8. With international revenues of over $2 billion, The Force Awakens was a major box-office hit and the highest-grossing film of 2015. After an early screening of the film, Brian Viner of the Daily Mail called Ridley the “real star of the show”, adding that her performance as Rey should “send her career into orbit.” Her performance received critical acclaim, with Richard Roeper describing her portrayal as “a breakout performance” and adding “Ford has a terrific father figure chemistry shared with Ridley and John Boyega”.
2016–present: After The Force Awakens
Ridley became executive producer of the documentary The Eagle Huntress in January 2016. Director Otto Bell said of her commitment, “Like so many other theatergoers around the world, I was blown away by Daisy’s recent portrayal of an empowered female protagonist. I’m thrilled she’ll be bringing that same energy to supporting a real-world heroine who is also on an epic journey to win victory in a far away land.” The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2016, with Ridley narrating. She was one of several actors featured on Barbra Streisand’s 2016 album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. Along with Anne Hathaway, Ridley and Streisand perform the song “At the Ballet” from A Chorus Line, with Ridley performing the role of Bebe, one of a trio of dancers hoping to be cast in an upcoming show.
In 2017, Ridley portrayed Mary Debenham in Murder on the Orient Express, an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s detective novel of the same name. Directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, production began in London in November 2016. Ridley reprised her role as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi opposite Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, which was released in December 2017.
In January 2018, Ridley starred in Ophelia, a reimagining of the Hamlet tale, alongside Naomi Watts and Clive Owen, in the titular role. The project was filmed from April to July 2017 and debuted at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In February 2018, Ridley voiced the role of Cottontail in Peter Rabbit, an adaptation of the children’s stories of the same name by Beatrix Potter.
In March 2019, Ridley will co-star in the Chaos Walking, an adaptation of the young adult novel by Patrick Ness, as Viola Eade opposite Tom Holland as Todd Hewitt. The project was filmed from August to November 2017. In December 2019, Ridley will reprise her role as Rey in Star Wars: Episode IX, the last film in the sequel trilogy in which she will shoot in the summer of 2018.
In early 2018, Ridley will film Daddio, a film which follows a woman who is picked up by a cab at JFK airport and driven to her apartment in Manhattan. On the way there, the woman and cabdriver begin discussing their past and current relationships and the effects those relationships have had on their lives. Additionally, Ridley will reteam with director J. J. Abrams for Kolma, a film which Abrams will produce, a supernatural drama that finds a young woman who has suffered from a car crash that killed her boyfriend. When she dies decades later, she is given the choice of returning to the day of the accident to live her life again or being reunited with her love. Ridley will star in The Lost Wife as Lanka, a Polish art student who has a love affair with her best friend’s older brother that is torn apart by the German invasion during the onset of World War 2. Ridley has also signed on to star in A Woman of No Importance, another Abrams-produced biographical political-thriller film based on the book of the same name by Sonia Purnell. Ridley will portray American heiress and super-spy Virginia Hall, who attempted to break into the ranks of the American Foreign Service in the years before World War II. Ridley will reteam with actor Josh Gad in the superhero-comedy Super-Normal, to be released by Netflix.
Ridley has a tattoo of three stars on her left foot that she got when she was 15, a tattoo of the alchemical symbol of air on her right hip, and a peace symbol tattoo behind her right ear. As of April 2016, Ridley has a dog named Muffin. Ridley supports Premier League football club Arsenal F.C. Ridley has appeared in People magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful 2016 list. Her rise to stardom saw Ridley appear on Debrett’s 2016 list of the most influential people in the UK.
Ridley suffers from endometriosis, (and also polycystic ovaries), which required her to undergo multiple laparoscopic surgeries. She said on Instagram that she was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 15, and said it caused acne that lowered her self esteem.
In August 2016, after receiving criticism for posting an anti-gun violence message on her Instagram account, Ridley deleted her Instagram account. The actress briefly returned to Instagram and said that the reason behind the deletion was because she had “a busy few months ahead and so wanted less distractions.”
Daisy first appeared in several short films in 2013, viz., Lifesaver, Blue Season, 100% BEEF, and Crossed Wires.
Next, she had a small role in the 2014 comedy film The Inbetweeners 2 for her role as Alicia. Though, her scenes were deleted from the film.
Her next appearance was in horror film Scrawl in 2015.
First TV Show
In 2013, Ridley first appeared in the BBC’s medical drama series Casualty for her role as Fran Bedingfield in just one episode entitled “And the Walls Come Tumbling Down.”
For the 2015 film, Star Wars Episode VII, she had to undergo strict diet and exercise regime to fit for the role.
She ate fish, legumes, and spirulina shakes and did workout which was very grueling for her. Daisy had to workout 5 days a week for 5 hours in a day in the gym and that too for three months regularly.
Daisy Ridley Favorite Things
Star Wars Filming Location – Abu Dhabi
Film – Matilda (1966)
Daisy Ridley Facts
She is trained in musical theatre.
Daisy is the youngest in her family.
Besides being an actress, she is also a singer, model, and dancer.
She has modeled for ASOS.
Ridley is a big fan of Carey Mulligan and Felicity Jones.
She does not have a crush on any of the male celebrities.
She voiced the role of Rey in the 2015 video game, Disney Infinity 3.0.
Daisy Lowe is Best Known For Working with famous fashion labels such as DKNY, Marc Jacobs.
Born Name Daisy Rebecca Lowe
Nick Name Daisy
Occupation Fashion model
Years active 1991–present
Age: 29 years and 5 months
Sun Sign Aquarius
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Height 5 feet 10 inch – 1.78m
Measurements 35-25-35 in or 89-63.5-89 cm
Bra sise 32C
Daisy attended South Hampstead High School in Hampstead, North-West London.
Father – Gavin Rossdale (Singer)
Mother – Pearl Lowe (Singer-songwriter turned fashion designer)
Siblings – Alfie Lennon Goffey (Stepbrother), Frankie Goffey (Stepbrother), Betty Goffey (Stepsister)
Others – Daniel Goffey (Stepfather) (Supergrass drummer)
Daisy is signed to these modeling agencies –
Mega Model Agency – Hamburg
Marilyn Agency – Paris
Select Model Management – London
Next Model Management – New York
Mega Model Agency – Berlin
Lowe was born in Westminster, London, England. She grew up in Primrose Hill, North London, and stayed with grandparents to continue her education at South Hampstead High School, when her mother, Pearl Lowe, moved to Hampshire. Lowe has two younger half-brothers and a half-sister from her mother’s marriage to Danny Goffey; Alfie, Frankie and Betty. She also has three younger half-brothers from her father’s marriage to Gwen Stefani; Kingston, Zuma and Apollo. Her biological father is of Russian Jewish and Scottish descent, and her mother is also from a Jewish family.
Until 2004, Lowe was believed to be the daughter of Pearl Lowe’s ex-lover Bronner Handwerger, but a paternity test revealed that her godfather, Bush singer/guitarist Gavin Rossdale, was, in fact, her biological father. Her mother Pearl Lowe wrote about the situation in her book, All That Glitters. Daisy’s paternity was not questioned early on, and Pearl listed “Bronner Lowe” on Daisy’s birth certificate without informing Lowe that he may not be the father. At age 15, Daisy found out neither Bronner nor her mother shared her O-type blood. She mistakenly thought that one parent must share her blood type and that Bronner could not be her father (based on a common misunderstanding of blood type inheritance). Daisy confronted her mother, who admitted to a one-night stand with Rossdale. Daisy and Pearl’s lawyers arranged a paternity test, which Rossdale at first refused. Results confirmed Rossdale was her biological father.
Lowe began modelling at the age of two, and did some photoshoots when she was 12 and 14 years old. At 15, she was approached by a talent scout in Camden Town and, as a result, she signed with Select, a London modelling agency.
In February 2006, Lowe was featured in Vogue Italia, shot by New York photographer Steven Klein, who also shot her in March 2007 for a W magazine pictorial called “Xurbia”. In September 2006, Lowe modelled for the Urban Outfitters catalogue, appeared in French Connection printed advertisements and was profiled in British Harper’s Bazaar. She was featured in an editorial in Jane magazine alongside fellow model Lydia Hearst-Shaw in March 2007, appeared in Vogue Italia for the second time in May and, in August, posed nude on the cover of i-D magazine with her then-partner, Will Cameron of the band Blondelle, photographed by Terry Richardson.
On the runway, Lowe was selected by Karl Lagerfeld to model for Chanel, and has appeared on catwalks in New York, Milan and London for Topshop and designers such as PPQ, Nanette Lepore, Sue Stemp, Charlotte Ronson, Henry Holland, and Vivienne Westwood. She has modelled for Agent Provocateur lingere for the past three years, and has been used by Burberry, Converse shoes, Dr. Martens, Hooch, Wheels and Doll Baby, Ben Sherman, Frost French, Hari, Karen Millen, Diesel SpA and Whistles, as well as for her mother’s recent collection of lace dresses.
Of the Whistles campaign, Lowe said, “It was a favourite shoot of mine. Modelling is a cool outlet for me to express myself, and fashion has always fascinated me. I love that fashion crosses into my other passions – music and art.”
Lowe’s magazine work includes editorials and covers of publications such as Tatler, Elle, GQ, Vogue, Paradis, Marie Claire, Interview, Jalouse, Teen Vogue, Dirty Glam, Grazia, In Style, Nylon and The Sunday Times Style amongst many others.
She has appeared in campaigns for Marc by Marc Jacobs, Pringle of Scotland, DKNY, Louis Vuitton, Mango and Esprit.
Lowe has some experience in other media, including being the focus of the BBC Two eight-part fly on the wall documentary series Class of 2008, co-hosting Glamour’s Best Dressed 2008 with Peaches Geldof for Fiver, and a brief contribution to a blog for Elle UK online. Lowe has worked as a DJ, appeared in the music videos “NYC Beat” by Armand Van Helden and “Bloodthirsty Bastards” by Dirty Pretty Things, and hosted events for Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce and Gabbana.
2009 also saw Lowe feature in The First Days of Spring, Noah and the Whale’s film accompaniment to their second album.
She was chosen to be in the 2010 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Terry Richardson in Bahia, Brazil. Throughout May 2010 Lowe documented her daily fashion and style choices for Vogue.co.uk’s “Today I’m Wearing” feature. In August 2010, Lowe became the face of the newly relaunched sixties label Biba. She is also the face of Stephen Webster’s 2011 jewellery campaign.
In 2011, Lowe went topless for Esquire and nude for Playboy. Also in 2011, she was featured in the music video for Miles Kane’s “Come Closer”.
In October 2014 Lowe appeared in a comedy sketch with Jimmy Carr for Channel 4’s The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night raising awareness of testicular cancer. In the sketch Carr lures Lowe to a hotel suite to check his testicles. The sketch also features Jamie Cullum, Lance Armstrong and Rylan Clarke. She was number 89 on FHM 100 Sexiest of 2015. She also had a small part in the action film Pressure.
On 17 August 2016, Lowe was announced as a contestant for series 14 of Strictly Come Dancing. She was partnered up with Aljaž Skorjanec and left in week eight.
During the winter months early in 2017 she came to a photo shoot in Val d’Isere for GQ magazine.
At 16, Lowe said of the press,
A lot of the stuff that gets written is just complete, mindless bullshit. If something bad is said about any of the people around me, then we all have a conversation about it. Most of the time it doesn’t have an effect on my life. It’s annoying when teachers say they’ve read things about me, and my head of year takes me aside and asks if I’m all right. But you’ve got to deal with it. There’s no point going to cry in the toilet.
In 2013 Lowe learned Transcendental Meditation, and said London Fashion Week that year “was so much less stressful, so much more fun. I wasn’t taking it all on so much.” Lowe has been romantically linked to Theo Hutchcraft and Matt Smith.
Lowe have done advertisements for Agent Provocateur, Anna Sui, DKNY, Dr. Martens, French Connection, Esprit Casual, H&M, Mango, Lara Bohinc, Louis Vuitton Beachwear Line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Pringle of Scotland, Thomas Burberry, Urban Outfitters, and Wheels & Dollbaby.
She debuted with 2009 drama film (45 minutes long) The First Days of Spring for her role as Diane.
First Fashion Show
Daisy debuted with Ready to Wear – Autumn / Winter 2009 fashion show where she modeled for Vivienne Westwood Red Label.
First TV Show
In 2008, Daisy appeared in documentary TV series Class of 2008 as herself in a total of 6 episodes.
She takes help from Nicole Addison, who acts as her personal trainer. Like many other models, she also tried to starve herself to remain in super sexy model type shape. But, she was not able to do that. So, she hired Nicole, who suggested her to eat her diet properly. She has made a customized diet plan for the model, who now eats an omelet in the breakfast, fruits and vegetable salad in the lunch and smoked salmon in the dinner.
Daisy feels much stronger and better after doing her workouts. It also removes her stress and anxiety and she is able to use her body to full capacity.
Daisy Lowe Favorite Things
Beauty Products – She uses Ayur Medic products for her skin and goes through reflexology to de-stress her. For eyes, she uses Illamasqua Liquid Eye Liner and MAC’s Eye Kohl. For legs, she uses Braun Silk-épil 7 Dual Epilator and Kiehl’s Crème de Corps. For hair, she goes with Aveda’s Pure Abundance Hair Potion, and Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. Illamasqua Toxic Nature Nail Varnish is her first choice.
Flower – Roses
Daisy Lowe Facts
Daisy appeared in Pirelli Calendar and Lavazza Calendar in 2010.
Lowe’s mother was a lead singer at Powder and Lodger bands, while her father is the lead vocalist for British rock band Bush.
She commenced modeling at the tender age of two.
She began modeling at the age of just 2 and she professionally started modeling at 15, when she signed with Select Models in London after being approached by a talent manager in Camden Town.
She also practices Transcendental Meditation, which she learned in 2013.
In her career, back in 2011, she posed n*de for playboy and topless for Esquire magazine.
She was featured in Miles Kane’s music video “Come Closer” in 2011.
Daisy was originally thought to be the daughter of Pearl Lowe (mother) and Bronner Lowe, who is Pearl’s ex-husband. But, later Daisy’s O – Blood Group didn’t match any of these two (Pearl and Bronner). Hence, after a paternity test, Rossdale was found to be her biological father, with whom Pearl had one-night affair.
She has a dog named Monty.
Other than modeling, she likes music and art.
In 2011, she was ranked #29 in FHM’s “Top 100 Sexiest Women in the World“.
Daisy Lowe posed for Playboy magazine in 2011.
Her mother and father both were singers.
Briana Evigan is best known for her roles as Andie West in the Step Up series and Cassidy Tappan in Sorority Row. She started dancing at the age of 9 and is still dancing as part of her career today. Evigan has been noted as a Scream Queen for starring in many horror and thriller films, such as Sorority Row, Burning Bright, Mother’s Day, The Devil’s Carnival, its sequel, Alleluia!, Stash House, Mine Games, and the second season of From Dusk Till Dawn.
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, choreographer
Years active 1996–present
Age: 31 years and 9 months
Zodiac Sign Libra
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 feet 5 inch (165 cm)
Measurement 36-26-36 inches (91-66-91 cm)
Bra size 34B
Education: Los Angeles Valley College
Early and personal life
Evigan was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Pamela C. Serpe, a dancer, model, and actress, and actor Greg Evigan. She has Polish (from her paternal grandmother) and Italian from her maternal grandfather heritage. She is the youngest of three siblings, with brother Jason and sister Vanessa Lee. She has studied dance since she was nine. She is one of the singers and plays keyboards in the group Moorish Idol. She also undertook a speech and communication degree at Los Angeles Valley College. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where she usually has Fanchats with fans through UStream, and has her own YouTube channel, in which she posts Work out videos.
A professional dancer, Evigan has appeared in music videos for Linkin Park, Flo Rida, T-Pain and Enrique Iglesias. She has also had small roles in television series and films such as Bottom’s Up, Something Sweet and Fear Itself.
In 2008, she won the breakout role of Andie West in the sequel to the 2006 dance drama Step Up, Step Up 2: The Streets. Filming took place in late 2007 in Baltimore and was released February 14, 2008. The film, which met with negative reviews with Rotten Tomatoes (receiving 24%), achieved box office success earning a worldwide gross of $148,424,320. Both Evigan and co-star Robert Hoffman earned the Best Kiss Award at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.
In 2009, S. Darko, a sequel to the 2001 cult-hit horror Donnie Darko, was released. Evigan played Samantha Darko’s best friend, Corey. The film stars James Lafferty and Ed Westwick. A theatrical release was scrapped and was released Straight-to-DVD on May 12, 2009. Unlike Donnie Darko, the film received negative reviews.
In August 2008, Summit Entertainment announced Evigan has signed on to portray the central character Cassidy Tappan in the remake of the low-budget horror film Sorority Row. The screenplay was written by Good Luck Chuck writer Josh Stolberg and directed by Stewart Hendler. The film was budgeted at $12,500,000. Evigan stars alongside Audrina Patridge, Rumer Willis and Jamie Chung. Sorority Row was released on September 11, 2009 and debuted at No. 6 at the box office and earned worldwide $26,735,797. Critical reception was mixed to negative. Evigan’s performance was well received by critics. The leading female cast members earned a ShoWest Award for “Female Stars of Tomorrow” in April 2009. The DVD release was February 23, 2010.
In February 2009, Evigan announced in an interview she has signed on for another remake. The film will be a remake of the cult slasher horror film Mother’s Day and will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, best known for his work with previous Lionsgate films such as the Saw trilogy. Bousman previously directed Evigan in an episode of Fear Itself in 2008. The film will co-star A. J. Cook and Jaime King. The film has suffered numerous push backs, and was finally released on May 8, 2012 on DVD and Blu-ray. The film was also part of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
In January 2009, Evigan was confirmed by Lionsgate to star in Burning Bright. She plays the lead female role, Kelly Taylor. In the film, “A young woman and her autistic brother find themselves trapped in their house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane”. Critical reception was extremely positive. Despite this, the film was announced to be released Straight-to-DVD on August 17, 2010.
Evigan played the central character in the indie drama romance film Subject: I Love You.
She stars in The Devil’s Carnival, a short film that got a 30 city world tour that began in April 15, 2012. Evigan later confirmed that she had reprised her role in its sequel, The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia!, which was released in late 2015.
On 2011, during a UStream, Evigan announced that she was working in a TV series with her family, though nothing has been confirmed yet. She was scheduled to star as the protagonist of Left for Red: Betrayal, the first of a trilogy which centered on a young woman seeking vengeance on the soldiers who sold her to a sex trafficking group, but has been shelved due to budget issues.
In 2014, Evigan reprised her role as Andie West in the fifth installment of the Step Up series, Step Up: All In. She was later cast Love Is All You Need? as Jude, a heterosexual woman living in a world where homosexuality is right, and heterosexuality is the wrong.
In 2015, Evigan announced, via Twitter that she would be recurring, alongside Danny Trejo in the second season of the Action-Vampire TV Series From Dusk Till Dawn as Sonja, “an American expatriate working as a tattoo artist in a Mexican Mercado – who also has a sideline forging papers and passports out of her back room”. The season premiered August 25, 2015 on El Rey.
In 2017, she joined director James Kicklighter’s Angel of Anywhere, with co-stars Ser’Darius Blain (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), David A. Gregory, and introducing Axel Roldos.
Trained under choreographer/reality TV celebrity Shane Sparks.
Appeared in two music videos: “Numb” by Linkin Park and “Push” by Enrique Iglesias.
Co-founder / singer / keyboardist for the pop / alternative rock band Moorish Idol.
She has Polish (from her paternal grandmother), Italian (from her maternal grandfather), and English ancestry.
Went to school with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
Hobbies and Interests: Shopping, movies
Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Food Pizza, Pasta
Favorite Music Rihanna, Adele
Favorite Perfume Acqua di Gioia
Favorite Movie Notebook
Favorite Sports Football
Favorite TV Show The Mentalist
Summer Zervos is Known for her sexual assault allegations and lawsuit against Donald Trump.
Summer Zervos is an American beautiful lady and reality television star who is the owner of Sunny’s Restaurant in Huntington Beach. She comes from a humble background and faces many problems in her early life. However, the lady draws the mainstream media’s attention when revealed her relationship with president Donald Trump. She is a former contestant on the reality show, The Apprentice hosted by Donald Trump.
Education: No Formal Education
Occupation: Restaurant Owner
Age: 31 years and 2 months
Net Worth: $1 Million (approx.)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Measurement: 36-24-36 inches
Bra Size: 34B
Summer Zervos Early Life:
Summer Zervos was born in Huntington Beach, California, but her birthday did not know. Her family went through a financial crisis at the childhood of the lady. She did not take formal education due to the financial crisis. But she became successful businesswoman by her own effort.
Summer Zervos Career:
Summer Zervos is notable in the showbiz arena for appearing in the reality television show ‘The Apprentice’ hosted by president Donald Trump. She entered into the restaurant business to become financially free. Zervos is the owner of the Sunny’s Restaurant in Huntington Beach.
Summer currently runs Sunny’s Family Restaurant in Huntington Beach, California. She has also worked as a bartender.
Personal Life and Affair With Donald Trump:
Summer Zervos is still unmarried in personal life. She is a well-discussed lady in the United States for her personal relationship with Donald Trump. She accused Donald Trump had sexually harassed her in two times in different occasion in 2007.
In October 2016, in a press conference, Zervos claimed Donald Trump aggressively kissed her while she went Trump’s New York office to discuss a possible job, but Trump kissed her on the lips. She was nervous and embarrassed by the alleged sexual conduct. Summer Zervos told that she met with him at his Beverly Hills hotel during her visiting Los Angeles, ‘Trump grabbed my shoulder and started kissing me aggressively and placed his hand on my breast’.
She is one of several women who raised the allegation of sexual harassment against Trump such as Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. However, President Donald Trump has denied their allegations. On January 17, 2017, she filed a suit against Trump.
So begins the defamation lawsuit filed by Zervos, a restaurant owner and former contestant on The Apprentice, who says Trump sexually assaulted her in 2007 and then called her a liar when she spoke out about it in 2016.
Appearance on The Apprentice
Summer Zervos competed on Season 5 of The Apprentice. Summer was eliminated in the first episode of the show where, contestants were split into a two teams with the challenge of selling enhanced Sam’s Club memberships using Goodyear Blimps and other forms of advertising. Summer was part of team led by fellow contestant Tarek Saab.
Summer was given the task of calling up surrounding restaurants and inviting them to the next day’s promotional event. However, she called only one restaurant before giving up, citing the team’s failure to have agreed on a promotion that would help her convince the business owners to show up for the event. For the second day of the challenge she was assigned to working inside a blimp.
Summer Zervos being fired on The Apprentice
When Tarek’s team lost he and others blamed Summer, saying that she did not put enough effort into calling restaurants. However, Summer blamed Tarek for his failure to lead the team.
When Donald Trump was about to eliminate Tarek, he instead fired Summer because she interrupted him multiple times.
Zervos’s case centers on a disturbing account of sexual assault, an important distinction from two other high-profile legal cases involving women and Trump. Adult film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal (who is suing the company that publishes the National Enquirer) say they had consensual affairs with Trump.
Zervos scored a victory recently when a New York Supreme Court judge ruled that her suit could go forward, rejecting the Trump team’s argument that a sitting president can’t be sued in state court. “No one is above the law,” the judge responded. Trump’s lawyers have announced they will appeal the decision.
The potential implications of the Zervos case are huge. When Paula Jones sued Bill Clinton for sexual harassment 20 years ago, the Supreme Court set the precedent that a sitting president can’t push off a federal case until after he leaves office. Clinton’s perjury in a deposition in that case ultimately led to his impeachment.
The judge in Zervos’s case cited the Supreme Court’s decision in Clinton v. Jones in her ruling allowing the case to move ahead. If it enters the discovery phase, Trump could find himself in a dangerous position. Zervos’s lawyers could seek a broad range of information from Trump and his campaign — they’ve already subpoenaed all campaign documents relating to “any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately.”
In discovery, Zervos’s lawyers could also depose Trump, forcing him to speak under oath — and potentially putting him the same situation Clinton once faced. Trump’s lawyers will probably try to keep the case tied up in appeals as long as possible. But if it gets to the discovery phase while Trump is still in office, the case could jeopardize Trump’s presidency. And Trump could finally face real consequences for the fact that not only Zervos but more than a dozen other women have accused him of sexual misconduct.
Summer Zervos is suing Trump for calling her a liar
In her suit, Zervos says that she reached out to Trump in 2007 after her appearance on The Apprentice, hoping for career advice and possibly a job opportunity. He invited her to his office at Trump Tower, where he kissed her on the lips twice, she says, but also told her he would love to have her work for him.
Soon after, she agreed to have dinner with him at the Beverly Hills Hotel. When she arrived, however, she says Trump’s security guard took her to a bungalow instead, where Trump sexually assaulted her, touching her breast and pressing his genitals against her.
But Zervos is not suing Trump for sexual assault — the statute of limitations on that has passed. Instead, she’s suing for defamation.
Zervos spoke publicly about her experiences with Trump in October 2016, after the release of the Access Hollywood tape in which Trump can be heard bragging about his ability to grab women “by the pussy.” Later that month, Trump, who had been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, said, “every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” and “all of these liars will be sued after the election is over.” He also specifically contradicted Zervos’s account, saying, “I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago.”
In her suit, Zervos says Trump’s statements about her were “painful and demoralizing” and caused her restaurant to lose customers. “Mr. Trump’s false, defamatory statements about Ms. Zervos — that, among other things, she made up her descriptions of Mr. Trump’s misconduct as a hoax, and that she is creating a ‘phony’ story just so that she can be famous — have been deeply detrimental to Ms. Zervos’s reputation, honor and dignity,” the suit states.
In her suit, Zervos won’t actually have to prove that Trump sexually assaulted her — she’ll just have to prove that what he said about her was defamatory, potentially a lower bar to clear.
It’s important to note that suing for defamation isn’t just a “backdoor way to get at the sexual assault or sexual misconduct after the statute of limitations has run,” says Naomi Mezey, a law professor at Georgetown University and a co-director of the Georgetown Gender Justice Initiative. “The real, legitimate injury that comes from defamation is important in and of itself because it is the easiest form of attacking someone who does try to come out against a high-profile person with information about sexual misconduct.”
“To the extent that we need women to be brave about coming forward,” she added, “we need to take seriously the injury, or the multiple kinds of injuries, that result from the denunciation of them when they do come out.”
Trump’s team is claiming that Zervos can’t sue in state court
Trump’s lawyers have made a number of arguments to try to get Zervos’s suit dismissed, but the most important has to do with the fact that Zervos is suing in New York state court. The Supreme Court decision in Clinton v. Jones, which stemmed from Paula Jones’s sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton, established that the president can be sued in federal court for acts committed outside his official capacity as president. But Trump’s lawyers are arguing that the president cannot be sued for such acts in state court.
New York Supreme Court Judge Jennifer G. Schecter rejected that argument on Tuesday, arguing that the logic of Clinton v. Jones was just as applicable in state court as in federal court. “No one is above the law,” she wrote in her ruling.
Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz has said he will appeal the decision. “We disagree with this decision, which is wrong as a matter of constitutional law,” he said last week, according to CNN. Kasowitz has not responded to Vox’s requests for comment.
The Trump team will likely appeal the case all the way up to the Supreme Court if it’s not dismissed before then, said David Marcus, a law professor at the University of Arizona. They may not win, but they could drag out the process until it doesn’t matter anymore. Again, the Clinton parallel is instructive: “The whole strategy during the first few years of the Jones case, as far as Bill Clinton was concerned, was to try to keep the case stalled until after the reelection campaign,” Marcus said.
Trump’s team will probably try to keep the case tied up in appeals until after 2020 when it can no longer hurt any potential reelection campaign. They might succeed — Paula Jones first sued Bill Clinton in May 1994 and Clinton wasn’t deposed until January 1998, nearly four years later.
The biggest risk for Trump: discovery
What Clinton was trying to avoid during his first term as president, says Marcus, was discovery, the process by which lawyers seek information from the opposing parties before trial to build their case. If the case makes it to the discovery phase, Zervos’s lawyers will be able to request memos, emails, and other documents from the Trump campaign to see if Trump was telling the truth about his conduct with Zervos, Marcus said.
They can request documents not just about Zervos but about Trump’s interactions with other women as well, as part of an effort to establish a pattern of behavior on Trump’s part. In fact, Zervos’s team has already signaled that this may be part of their strategy, issuing a subpoena in March 2017 demanding that Trump turn over all documents concerning not just Summer Zervos, but also nine other women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, as well as “any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately.”
If the case goes forward, Trump may not be able to fend off such requests. And if Zervos’s lawyers did get documents backing up her accusations against Trump or those of other women, they would be able to release those documents to the press or the public. And there would probably be little Trump could do to stop them.
Another big risk for Trump if the case goes to discovery would be the prospect of a deposition. If Zervos’s lawyers depose Trump, he’d have to answer questions under oath. That’s what happened to Clinton in 1998 — he was deposed in the Paula Jones case and he lied, saying he’d never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. That set in motion his impeachment on the grounds of perjury.
Trump, who appears to have little regard for the truth, might be at particularly high risk of perjuring himself. “The potential for perjury is especially high in this case because they have a defendant who is notoriously incapable of verbal self-control,” Mezey said.
Discovery could lead to impeachment — but only if Congress is on board
If Trump is deposed and lies under oath, he could be impeached for perjury just as Clinton was. It’s also possible that discovery could turn up evidence of other crimes — an assault, for example, or campaign finance violations.
Trump is already facing a complaint from the watchdog group Common Cause, which argues that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s payment of $130,000 to Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump may have been an illegal campaign contribution. Karen McDougal, who is suing the company American Media Inc. for the right to tell her story about Trump, says Cohen was involved in a deal to keep her silent as well.
McDougal and Daniels aren’t alleging that Trump ever touched them inappropriately. But it’s possible to imagine their accounts coming up in discovery as part of an effort to establish a pattern — especially since McDougal’s story, at least, shares some key similarities with Zervos’s. In a Thursday interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, McDougal said she, too, went to the Beverly Hills Hotel expecting to have dinner with Trump, only to be shown to his private bungalow.
“It’s the one he said he always stayed at,” McDougal said. “Every time I met him there it was the same exact bungalow. He called it the nicest bungalow they had.”
Of course, no matter what comes up in the discovery process, Trump can only be impeached if Congress wants to impeach him. That becomes likely only if Democrats win a majority in the House in this year’s midterm elections, Mezey said.
The court of public opinion matters too
Impeachment isn’t the only negative consequence Trump could face if damaging information about his history with women makes it into the public domain.
A strength of litigation, Marcus said, is that “people can’t spin anything — they have to answer truthfully.” He mentioned the trial of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, vice chair of Trump’s voter fraud commission — a trial that, according to Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, revealed that Kobach’s “quest to boot thousands of voters off the rolls was a lawless farce.”
If Zervos’s lawsuit gets to discovery and her lawyers can find no evidence of misconduct by Trump, “the president’s supporters would be able to use that to great effect,” Marcus said. On the other hand, if Trump were forced to admit to sexual assault or other misconduct, “then we finally would get some conclusive, hard-to-spin evidence coming out about a lot of the allegations he’s thus far been able to fob off.”
“A lot of people already have their opinions about the president and his propensity for this kind of behavior,” Marcus said. “But generated in the truth-telling process of litigation, I think this information might have particular credibility.”
And if that process takes place before the 2020 election, it could affect Trump’s chances of winning a second term.
Of course, the suit also has implications for Summer Zervos. Her whole rationale for suing is that Trump has damaged her reputation by calling her a liar. If her suit exposes him as a liar, then it could vindicate her in the public eye.
That could happen even if Zervos doesn’t actually win her case — as Mezey pointed out, Paula Jones lost her suit against Clinton but it still led to his impeachment.
“For Summer Zervos, it may matter whether she wins the legal case,” Mezey said. “But it may be that if, politically, Trump loses, Summer Zervos also wins.”
Zervos is far from alone in accusing Trump of sexual misconduct — 19 women have done the same. Trump has also described, on the Access Hollywood tape, actions very similar to what some of the women reported. Yet he has faced no consequences for any of this. Instead, he has repeatedly branded the women as liars, using his Twitter feed and public appearances to smear their reputations.
Even the #MeToo movement, which has resulted in career repercussions for some (though by no means all) powerful men accused of sexual harassment and assault, has yet to touch Trump. “Women have found strength in one another and the courage to come forward, leaving many powerful men to suffer the consequences of their actions,” Trump accuser Rachel Crooks said at a December press conference. “Trump, however, has escaped this path unscathed.”
Summer Zervos’s lawsuit could change that. So far, the women who have come forward to report their experiences with Trump have received only blame and insults for their troubles. Zervos’s suit could be a chance for them to be vindicated at last.
Stormy Daniels Best Known For Movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a member of the NightMoves, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame. In 2009, a recruitment effort led her to consider challenging incumbent David Vitter for the 2010 Senate election in her native Louisiana. Awards of Penthouse Pet of the Month, AVN Award for Best Screenplay – Video, Spouse Mike Moz (m. 2007), Pat Myne (m. 2003–2005).
On a July night in 2006, adult film star Alana Evans tells PEOPLE she received a call from friend and fellow porn star Stormy Daniels. On the line with Daniels was Donald Trump, the pair begging Evans to join them in Trump’s Lake Tahoe hotel suite while they were in town for the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship.
“Donald is talking through the phone to me, he is saying, ‘Oh, come on, Alana, come hang out, let’s have some fun, let’s party,’ ” Evans says in a recent issue of PEOPLE.
She turned down what she believed was an invitation for a threesome.
“I wasn’t attracted to him. It’s not like she was calling me with Brad Pitt, Mark Wahlberg. Even Will Ferrell, I would have been right there,” Evans says. “But not for Donald, it’s not going to happen.”
Daniels detailed that evening with Trump in a recently released 2011 interview withIn Touch magazine — recounting the night just a year and a half into Trump’s marriage to third wife Melania, when the future president allegedly had unprotected sex with the star of adult films including Porking with Pride 2, Good Will Humping and Space Nuts.
The next morning, Evans says Daniels described the night as, “Donald Trump chasing me around the hotel room in his tighty whities.”
How did Evans know that she was being invited for a threesome, rather than for some wine and a game of Scrabble?
“If my girlfriend calls me to hang out with another man I expected it was for something naughty,” she says.
“Of course it was sexual in nature,” she adds. “Otherwise, there is no reason to call me.”
These revelations came on the heels of The Wall Street Journal‘s story that Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to Daniels shortly before the 2016 presidential election to keep her quiet about this alleged sexual encounter with Trump.
Polygraph Tests Are Unreliable But Stormy Daniels Passed One Anyway.
The results and a photo from a polygraph test porn star Stormy Daniels took in 2011 where she answered questions regarding an alleged 2006 affair with then-Apprentice host Donald Trump have been released, NBC News reports. Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, was required to take the exam by InTouch Magazine, in exchange for selling her story for $15,000. The story was shelved at the time, and Daniels wasn’t paid, but InTouch recently ran the interview—which included explicit details of the alleged affair–after Wall Street Journalreported that Trump’s attorney paid Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her silence about the incident ahead of the 2016 election.
It’s worth pointing out up front that polygraph tests aren’t foolproof and aren’t considered reliable enough to be submitted as evidence in most courts of law. They generally measure a subject’s ability to stay calm while answering questions.
The results of the test are accompanied by a sworn statement from polygrapher Ronald Slay to NBC certifying that he administered the test in Las Vegas in 2011. According to Slay’s report, the results showed that Daniels was being truthful when asked if she had “unprotected sex” with Trump in July 2016 after the two met at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. The results were inconclusive regarding Daniels’s claims that Trump promised her a spot on The Apprentice.
“There were no observable indications of intent to deceive,” Slay wrote in his report.
In 2018, Daniels became involved in a legal dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen. Trump and his surrogates are alleged to have paid hush money to silence Daniels about a sexual affair she claims she had with Trump in 2006. Spokespeople for Trump denied the affair, and have accused Daniels of lying.
Birth name: Stephanie Gregory Clifford
Other names: Stormy, Stormy Waters
Occupation: Pornographic actress, stripper, screenwriter,
Age: 39 years and 4 months
Hair color Dyed Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Height: 5’ 7” (170 cm)
Measurement: 39-26-36 inches (99-66-91 cm)
Bra size: 36DD (36E)
Net worth: $4 millions US
Ethnicity: Irish American and Cherokee
No. of adult films: 173 as actress, 54 as director (per IAFD)
Favorite Foods: Chicken
Favorite Colors: Pink, Red, Green
Daniels was born on March 17, 1979 to Sheila and Bill Gregory, who divorced about 3 or 4 years later. Daniels was subsequently raised by her mother.
She attended Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, graduating in 1997. She considered becoming a journalist.
Daniels said she “came from an average, lower-income household… there were days without electricity”, and has described herself as coming from a “really bad neighborhood.”
Daniels worked answering phones at a stable during high school. Daniels’ first experience stripping happened when she was 17, visiting a friend at a strip club, when she was convinced to perform a “guest set.” She began stripping for work at the Gold Club in Baton Rouge, and became a feature entertainer with Continental Theatrical Agency in September 2000. She chose her stage name to reflect her love of Mötley Crüe, whose bassist, Nikki Sixx, named his daughter Storm. As she is from Louisiana, she chose the last name “Daniels” after seeing a Jack Daniel’s advertisement that read “a Southern favorite”.
While working as a feature entertainer, Daniels met Devon Michaels, who was doing lesbian scenes in a pair of upcoming films – one for Wicked Pictures and one for Sin City – and Michaels invited Daniels to accompany her. Daniels accompanied Michaels to her Wicked shoot, where she met Brad Armstrong and co-starred with Michaels in her Sin City scene, American Girls Part 2. Afterwards, Armstrong invited Daniels to stay with him and she continued doing lesbian-only scenes.
In July 2002, Daniels was cast as the lead in a feature film for Wicked Pictures, Heat, where she did her first lesbian scene. In September that year, she signed an exclusive contract with Wicked. In 2004, she won the Best New Starlet Award from Adult Video News, which was a complete surprise to Daniels, as she was so sure Jesse Jane would win she made a $500 bet with another porn starlet. She has directed for Wicked since 2004.
Daniels was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame on January 18, 2014, and was inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame on April 16, 2014. Her directorial work that year earned fourteen AVN Award nominations including a nomination for Best Safe Sex Scene for her performance with Brendon Miller in François Clousot’s First Crush.
Daniels appeared in an episode of Real Sex where she is seen participating in 2001 Miss Nude Great Plains Contest. In early 2007, she appeared in Dirt on the FX Network, where she played a stripper who helps to set up a basketball player played by Rick Fox. Later in 2007, Daniels appeared in Maroon 5’s music video for their song “Wake Up Call” as a pole dancer. She appears in the film The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), when the main character (Steve Carell) watches her in the video Space Nuts: Episode 69—Unholy Union and then tries dreaming about her.
A group of fans attempted to recruit Daniels to run against Republican Senator David Vitter in Louisiana in 2010. The recruitment process was centered around the website DraftStormy.com. On May 21, 2009, she formed an exploratory committee, initially inspired by revelations about “Vitter’s connections to a prostitution ring”. In August, 2009, her campaign manager’s car was blown up, although no one was in the car at that time.
In April 2010, Daniels finally declared herself a Republican candidate. Her decision was inspired by disclosures that the Republican National Committee (RNC) had paid expenses for fundraisers at a “lesbian bondage themed nightclub” in Los Angeles, stating that the revelations “finally tipped the scales”. She explained that the RNC’s use of party funds for sex convinced her that Republicans represented her libertarian values best: Daniels said she has been a registered Democrat throughout her life, “But now I cannot help but recognize that over time my libertarian values regarding both money and sex and the legal use of one for the other is now best espoused by the Republican Party.”
She made several listening tours around Louisiana to focus on the economy, as well as women in business and child protection and stated that if elected, she would likely retire from the adult industry. She announced on April 15, 2010, that she would not be running for Senate, saying she could not afford a run for the Senate seat and stating that the media never took her candidacy seriously.
Daniels was previously married to fellow porn actors Pat Myne (2003–2005) and Michael Mosny (screen name Mike Moz, 2007–2009). Daniels married Glendon Crain (screen name Brendon Miller) in 2010; their daughter was born January 2011.
Daniels has been fond of horses her entire life; she now owns several, and has won multiple blue ribbons at equestrian events.
Relationship with Donald Trump
The Wall Street Journal reported on January 12, 2018, that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Dean Cohen, paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money in October 2016, shortly before the presidential election, to deny she had an affair with Trump in 2006. The Journal elaborated that the payment was done via a private company (Essential Consultants, LLC) established in Delaware by Cohen that month to a representative of Daniels. At the time, Clifford was reportedly in talks to share her account with Good Morning America and Slate. Cohen denied the existence of an affair on behalf of his client, Trump.
The Daily Beast was also in talks with Daniels “after three sources—including fellow porn star Alana Evans—told The Daily Beast that Daniels and Trump were involved. Daniels ultimately backed out on November 3, just five days before the 2016 election.”
On January 16, 2018, CNN reported that Fox News reporter Diana Falzone had written an article about Daniels and Trump in October 2016 that Fox News never published. It included Daniels’ then-manager Gina Rodriguez alleging on-the-record about a sexual relationship between them. CNN also reported that “Falzone had even seen emails about a settlement” between Daniels and Trump. The next day, In Touch Weekly published excerpts of a 2011 interview of Daniels alleging a 2006 extramarital affair with Trump. The magazine describes her account as being supported by a polygraph and corroborated with both her friend and her ex-husband. Cohen contended that claims made in that interview were untrue and had previously been published in October 24, 2011, in Life & Style magazine. However, The Daily Beast described the interviews as “hardly identical”, noting that Daniels had declined to comment to Life & Style, while the In Touch Weekly interview had direct quotes from Daniels.
On January 18, 2018, Mother Jones reported that in 2009, as Daniels was considering running to become the Senator for Louisiana, she had identified Trump as a potential campaign donor to a political consultant, and also described details of a sexual relationship with Trump. That consultant discussed Daniels’ revelations to another consultant in e-mails that Mother Jones obtained and published.
On January 30, 2018, Cohen produced a letter allegedly signed by Daniels denying the affair and the payment of hush money. However, later that day in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Daniels claimed no knowledge of the denial statement with her purported signature.
On February 13, 2018, Cohen publicly acknowledged having paid Daniels $130,000 and said the payment was facilitated with his own funds. He also said he was not reimbursed by The Trump Organization or the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. In response, Daniels’ attorneys notified Cohen that by disclosing the payment he was in breach of the agreement, meaning that she was no longer bound by the agreement.
On March 6, 2018, Daniels filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump in California Superior Court, claiming, among other things, that the nondisclosure agreement never came into effect because Trump never signed it. The suit, which is a complaint for declaratory relief, seeks a judgment declaring that no agreement was formed and for costs of the suit and other relief the Court might deem proper. In response, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that President Trump’s personal attorneys had won an arbitration case “in the President’s favor” against Daniels, and that “there was no knowledge of any payments to Daniels from the President”. NBC News reported that Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, initiated a private arbitration case on February 27, 2018, against Daniels, and obtained a restraining order that states that Daniels will face penalties if she discusses in public her alleged relationship with Trump. On March 14, 2018, documents surfaced indicating that Jill Martin, assistant general counsel for the Trump Organization, had signed legal papers in connection with the restraining order against Daniels.
On March 16, Cohen, with Trump’s approval, asked for Daniels’ suit to be moved from state to federal court, based on the criteria that the parties live in different places and the amount at stake is more than $75,000. Cohen asserted that Daniels could owe up to $20 million in liquidated damages for breaching the agreement. The filing marked the first time that Trump himself, through his personal attorney, has taken part in the Daniels litigation.
Daniels’ involvement with Trump was the subject of a segment on the U.S. television news program 60 Minutes, airing on March 25, 2018. The segment included interviews by Anderson Cooper with Daniels, her attorney Michael Avenatti, and Trevor Potter, the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. In her interview, Daniels said that she briefly spanked Trump with a copy of a magazine; that she had sex with Trump in the same encounter; that she later met Trump privately and did not have sex on that occasion; and that, under pressure from her former business manager–lawyer, she signed multiple false statements that the affair did not happen. She also said that, in a Las Vegas parking lot, an unknown man showed up at her car and said “Leave Trump alone. Forget the story. [Referring to Daniel’s infant daughter] That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.” Daniels stated that she did not know the identity of the man, and never saw him again…but that, even today, she could instantly identify him if she saw him again. Lawyer Avenatti said that his firm is making progress in their efforts to identify the man who made the threat.
Karen McDougal, Donald Trump’s latest alleged affair Karen McDougal is known for her appearances in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month for December 1997 and Playmate of the Year of 1998. In 2001, the readers of Playboy voted McDougal the runner-up of “The sexiest Playmate of the 1990s”.
She was a teacher (Naughty Bookworms, anyone?) before winning a swimwear competition and being noticed.
She was voted #2 sexiest Playmate of the 1990s by Playboy subscribers.
She’s especially well-known for her centerfold in 1997, and was 1998 Playmate of the Year and Hugh Hefner definitely tapped that ass. (LOL)
Age: 47 years and 4 months
Eye Color: Blue
Hair color: Brown
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches (1.73m)
Measurement and Size: 34-24-34 (86-61-86 cm)
Bra Size: 34C
Playboy centerfold appearance December 1997
Preceded by Inga Drozdova
Succeeded by Heather Kozar
Playboy Playmate of the Year 1998
Preceded by Victoria Silvstedt
Succeeded by Heather Kozar
McDougal taught pre-kindergarten before winning a swimwear competition that launched her career as a glamor, promotional, and swimsuit model. Since her appearances in Playboy, she has extended her career into a wide variety of appearances in mainstream media, including other magazine modeling, television commercials, and minor acting, with mixed success. She has been a successful fitness model, with multiple magazine appearances including being the first woman to appear on the cover of Men’s Fitness magazine. She starred in The Arena, a direct-to-video film, and inspired the creation of a fantasy art statuette and a doll.
McDougal is a fitness enthusiast, having since childhood engaged in ballet study and high school sports. She is an avid motorcycle and car collector. Since her Playmate days, she has maintained a largely private social life. The revelation of an alleged affair with Donald Trump from 2006-07 has put her into national headlines before and after the 2016 United States presidential election.
Although her Playmate datasheet stated she was born in Gary, Indiana, McDougal was actually born in Merrillville, Indiana, near Gary. She is of Cherokee Indian, Scottish and Irish descent. McDougal is the first daughter in the family, with 3 older brothers, Bob, Dave and Jeff, and a younger sister, Tina. Her mother, Carol, remarried when McDougal was 9 years old and the family moved to Sawyer, Michigan where she remained until college.
McDougal studied tap dance and ballet as a child. Her childhood dream, prior to teaching and modeling, was to become a ballerina. She attended River Valley High School and became a cheerleader, band member, color guard, volleyball and softball player, as well as Michigan state champion clarinet player for 4 years in a row in high school. Her high school nickname was “Barbie” due to her wholesome sweetness. After graduating high school in 1989, she attended Ferris State University at Big Rapids, Michigan, majoring in Elementary Education.
After two years of college, McDougal moved to a Detroit suburb where she taught pre-kindergarten, before being persuaded to try out for a swimsuit competition. One of her professional goals has always been to open a learning center for children, but she has put those plans on hold to focus on pursuing roles in acting and modelling.
McDougal’s first modelling assignment was being a promotional model at a Harley-Davidson bike show in Detroit.
In 1997, McDougal tried out and won her local Venus Swimwear swimsuit competition in Michigan, earning her place at the international final in Florida. Her victory caught the eye of Playboy photographer David Mecey. Soon after that she was approached by Playboy for a test shoot at Playboy Studio West which she accepted. Upon completing her test shoot, she was promptly selected to return for a complete photo and video shoot and chosen as Miss December 1997. Her pictorial, which was shot by photographers Richard Fegley and Stephen Wayda, has a winter theme and its outdoor portion was shot in the snowy fields near Park City, Utah. Her video, the “Playmate Profile”, was featured on Playboy TV soon after her magazine debut.
In May 1998, she was announced to have been chosen by Hugh Hefner and fans as Playmate of the Year (PMOY) of 1998 at a luncheon at the Playboy Mansion.
As part of being named PMOY, she was awarded $100,000 and a special edition silver Shelby Series 1 convertible with a customized Michigan license plate “PMOY 98”. McDougal’s PMOY pictorial was featured in the July 1998 issue of Playboy where she also appeared on its cover. In contrast to her Playmate pictorial, her PMOY pictorial has a tropical theme and its outdoor portion was shot at Saint Lucia. According to her interview in her Playmate of the Year “Video Centerfold” which was released soon after her PMOY issue debuted, she believes her physical imperfections are her “funny” smile, her crooked pinkies which she inherited from her grandfather and her “ugly feet” which she wishes others would not look at. Because of the popularity of the VH1 television series “Pop-up Video” at the time, one of the segments in her PMOY video was done as a Pop-up Video parody filled with factoids about her and Playboy. During her appearance on The Magic Hour to promote her PMOY issue, McDougal demonstrated her signature pose, straddle split on TV in front of a live studio audience.
In an online chat in 2002, McDougal expressed interest in posing nude for Playboy again if offered.
In March 1999, McDougal became the first woman to appear on the cover of Men’s Fitness magazine. Since then she expanded her career into fitness modeling by appearing in fitness and body building magazines such as Muscle & Fitness (January 2000), Physical (June 2004) and Iron Man (October 2005, January 2006, June 2007 and November 2009). She appeared in a 10-page pictorial in the January 2006 issue of Iron Man as “Hardbody” of the month, and on the cover of its October 2005 and June 2007 issues. McDougal returned as “Hardbody” of the month in the November 2009 issue in a pictorial together with fellow Playmate Katie Lohmann. In interviews, she stated that her transition to fitness modeling was unintentional.
Playboy released a limited edition doll in 2002 based on the likeness of McDougal and emphasized that it was an accurate model of her statuesque physique. Her collectors’ figure was originally slated to be the first in the series to be released, however it was delayed due to redesigns. McDougal collaborated with fantasy sculptor Bill Toma in creating a limited edition bronze statuette titled Warrior Princess in 2003. McDougal posed for Toma in the creative process and the pedestal of each statuette bears her signature.
In early 2004, McDougal appeared in a photo spread in the Italian edition of Vogue with fellow Playmates, Pamela Anderson, Audra Lynn and Tishara Cousino. It was a tennis themed men’s fashion spread shot in Las Vegas by photographer David LaChapelle. The spread contained her first published nudes since her contract with Playboy expired years earlier. She traveled to Japan to be one of the eye candies for Scott Hall and Kevin Nash (The Outsiders) when they wrestled at Yokohama, Japan in May 2004. McDougal also participated in the 50th Anniversary celebrations of Playboy throughout the year at Las Vegas, New York and Moscow with other Playmates past and present.
McDougal appeared in the 2005 Playmates at Play at the Playboy Mansion swimsuit calendar as the calendar girl of July. The calendar was the inaugural Playmates at Play calendar and it was shot on the grounds of Playboy Mansion in 2004. It was Playboy’s first attempt at creating a non-nude swimsuit calendar featuring Playmates similar in style with those from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. While all Playmates appeared in bikinis in the calendar, McDougal and Hiromi Oshima were the only two Playmates actually wearing only painted on bikinis.
In November 2006, she was part of a trio of Playmates (along with Tina Marie Jordan and Katie Lohmann) that appeared in the “Celebrity Playmate Gift Guide” pictorial of Splat magazine, a paintball enthusiasts magazine. The pictorial showcased new paintball products for the 2006 holiday season. McDougal has also appeared in various pin-up posters, calendars, magazine covers, advertising campaigns, promotional events, clothing, swimwear and lingerie catalogs following her success as Playmate of the Year.
Television and film
McDougal appeared in a series of sexy television commercials for XFL football league on NBC and UPN with the theme of “Cheerleaders”. These edgy XFL commercials with implied nudity backfired and caused a controversy as they were deemed too risqué by the media, they were quietly withdrawn before the launch of 2001 XFL inaugural (and final) season; the footage was nonetheless repurposed later in the season as a publicity stunt for a halftime telecast.
In 2001, she co-starred with Lisa Dergan in The Arena, a Roger Corman-produced, direct-to-video movie directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The entire production was shot in Russia. In her feature film debut, McDougal’s character, Jessemina, is a slave girl who is forced into fighting as a female gladiator in an Ancient Roman colony by its corrupt governor. The role offered McDougal her first opportunity to act in a dramatic role and to demonstrate her physical abilities with the movie’s sword fighting sequences. The movie, initially titled Gladiatrix was deemed to be a knockoff of Gladiator. Although the movie was not well received, it has turned into a lesser known cult film.
McDougal was one of twelve contestants in the search for the new host succeeding Brooke Burke for Wild On! in 2002 (known as Wild Off!). The contest took place at The Palms in Las Vegas. Each contestant was given a “wild” challenge to complete and McDougal’s challenge was to dress up as Cleopatra and roam the casino at Caesars Palace in the arms of an actor dressed up as Julius Caesar for a day. She completed her challenge and was considered an early favorite by fellow contestants, but did not advance to the final round of 5 contestants. Cindy Taylor was the eventual winner of Wild Off!.
After winning the local try out in Los Angeles, McDougal advanced to the 2004 WWE Diva Search special held at the Beacon Theatre in New York as one of 28 finalists. The special was televised live on Spike TV with a live audience on July 15, 2004. McDougal, clad in a black bikini, survived two rounds of elimination during the program, only to be eliminated by the judges in the last round at the end, just prior to the selection of the final 10 contestants eligible for online voting.
McDougal appeared as one of the interviewees in the April 9, 2006 episode of E! True Hollywood Story, which focused on Hugh Hefner. She briefly described her experience at the Playboy Mansion when she was Miss December 1997. In mid-2006, McDougal appeared as a fitness model demonstrating all the exercises in a fitness training DVD with Hollywood celebrity fitness trainer Valerie Waters.
She has guest hosted TV programs (Wild On! on E!, VIP Access on Showtime), appeared in other TV programs (such as: Lovespring International, Anger Management, The O’Reilly Factor, Playmate edition of Russian Roulette, etc.), movies (cameos in Joe Dirt, Charlie’s Angels, Grind, The Girl Next Door and Raising Helen) and music videos with singer David Lee Roth.
In 2010, McDougal became one of the owners of Pharmore Alternatives, a company selling various health and wellness supplements. She attended the 2011 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in January 2011 to promote its products.
As of 2007, McDougal resides in Los Angeles and Phoenix, Arizona. In March 2008, McDougal appeared in a topless pictorial and interview in Spanish magazine Interviu in which she discussed her relationship with Bruce Willis at the time.
McDougal is an avid motorcycle rider and car collector.
In 2004, she bought a pink custom-built motorcycle, and entered an Easyriders sponsored motorcycle competition in Pomona, where her motorcycle won the Best Radical Custom award. She also professes to be a chocoholic and junk food junkie, despite otherwise seeing herself as a “health nut”. In her spare time, she works out 5 days a week to stay in shape. When she was Playmate of the Year of 1998, she had a healthy BMI of 19. Although she is a swimsuit model, she is not a proficient swimmer because of her aquaphobia. She is an animal lover and owned two cats: Brittany and Brandy. McDougal has two tattoos, one is a tattoo of a cat on the second toe of her right foot to honor her cats, the other is that of a cross behind her right ear as a reminder of her spirituality.
McDougal’s family members initially did not support her decision to pose for Playboy.Eventually, they embraced the fact and her mother appeared in interview segments of her Playmate of the Year “Video Centerfold” as a sign of support. Her family has a history of breast cancer, and McDougal, who acknowledges having breast implants, is an advocate of breast cancer awareness. In January 2017, she had her breast implants removed after her health condition worsened.
In 2018, McDougal said she is registered to vote as a Republican.
Alleged affair with Donald Trump
In November 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported that McDougal had told her friends that she had an affair with a married Donald Trump from 2006 to 2007, with various sources quoting that it had lasted from ten months to a year. It also reported that American Media, Inc. (AMI), the owner of the National Enquirer, had paid McDougal $150,000 for exclusive rights to her story, but never published it. AMI stated to The Wall Street Journal that it had paid the amount to McDougal not “to kill damaging stories about” Trump, but for “exclusive life rights to any relationship she has had with a then-married man” and “two years’ worth of her fitness columns and magazine covers”.
The Wall Street Journal published the story four days before the 2016 United States presidential elections, in which Trump was the Republican nominee. Trump was endorsed by the National Enquirer, and was friends with David Pecker, the CEO/Chairman of AMI. Hope Hicks, speaking for the Trump campaign, denied the existence of an affair between Trump and McDougal, saying that the notion was “totally untrue.”
In February 2018, with Trump already elected as President, The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow wrote about the affair and AMI’s purchase of the story, largely corroborating the 2016 Wall Street Journal report, except that the affair had gone on for nine months. The story was based on McDougal’s handwritten memoirs of the affair, which McDougal’s friend passed to Farrow. McDougal confirmed to Farrow that she had written the memoirs. Farrow quotes the memoirs as stating that McDougal first met Trump in June 2006 at a party hosted by Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion. Trump kept in contact with McDougal, and they had sex on the first date. During the affair, she met members of his family and he promised to buy her an apartment in New York. To avoid “paper trails”, Trump had McDougal pay for flight and hotel expenses when she flew to meet him, then he reimbursed her. McDougal ended the affair in April 2007 due to guilt and being offended by some of Trump’s comments.
McDougal declined to discuss details of the alleged affair due to her agreement with AMI, but she told Farrow that she regretted signing that agreement, saying, “It took my rights away… I don’t know what I’m allowed to talk about. I’m afraid to even mention his name.” Farrow also wrote that AMI CEO/Chairman David Pecker has a “favorite tactic” of buying “a story in order to bury it”. AMI said it did not publish McDougal’s story as it was not credible, and a spokesperson for the White House denied the affair.
In March 2018, McDougal filed a lawsuit against American Media, Inc. in Los Angeles Superior Court, aiming to invalidate the non-disclosure agreement.
On March 22, 2018, McDougal was interviewed by Anderson Cooper on AC360 in which she detailed her affair with Donald Trump for 10 months in 2006-2007, while he was married to a pregnant Melania Trump. In the interview McDougal said that Trump tried to give her money after they had sex. She also stated that her sexual relationship lasted ten months and that she was with Trump “many dozens of times”.
‘I thought I was going to die’: Former Playboy model has her breast implants removed after claiming they were causing migraines, vision loss and BLACK OUTS
Karen McDougal says she was left bed bound by her breast implants from 1996
Says that they caused caused vision loss, black outs and severe migraines
Had them removed last month and says her health has drastically improved.
The former Playboy model had her breast implants removed after claiming they were making her sick.
Karen McDougal, had a breast augmentation in 1996 to ‘enhance’ her appearance when she was 22-years-old.
She was told the saline implants would last a lifetime and despite frequent illness, which she put down to allergies, went on to have a successful modelling career.
However, 12 months ago Karen’s health took a turn for the worst as she began to experience vision loss, black outs and severe migraines.
Alison Lohman starred as Astrid in White Oleander (2002), and has appeared in Matchstick Men (2003), Where the Truth Lies (2005), The Big White (2005), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (2005), Flicka (2006), and her most notable role as Christine Brown in Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell (2009); as well as smaller parts in Big Fish (2003), Beowulf (2007), and Gamer (2009). She has also been on television shows such as Tucker and Pasadena.
Years active 1998–2009 – 2012–present
Born: September 18, 1979, 38 years and 10 months, Palm Springs, California, United States
Hair color Dyed Blonde
Eye color Dark brown
Height 5 feet 2 inch (1.58m)
Measurement 34-25-33 (87-64-84 cm)
Bra size 32B
Alison Lohman Family Details
Father: Gary Lohman (Architect)
Mother: Diane Dunham (Patisserie owner)
Spouse/Husband: Mark Neveldine (m. 2009)
Children: Billy Neveldine (Son) (Born: 2010)
Alison Lohman Education:
Palm Desert High School
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)
Lohman was born and raised in Palm Springs, California, the daughter of Diane (née Dunham), a patisserie owner, and Gary Lohman, a Minnesota-born architect. She has one younger brother, Robert (born 1982). She has two cats, Monk and Clint. In high school, she had an A in all her school subjects except drama, because she was too shy. At age nine, she played Gretl in The Sound of Music at the Palm Desert’s McCallum Theater. Two years later, she won the Desert Theater League’s award for “Most Outstanding Actress in a Musical” for the title role in Annie. By the age of 17, Lohman had appeared in 12 different major productions and had been a backing singer for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and the Desert Symphony.
As a senior, Lohman was an awardee of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and was offered the chance to attend the Tisch School of the Arts, but declined.
In 1997, after graduating from high school, Lohman moved to Los Angeles to pursue a screen acting career. For the next few years, her work consisted of science fiction B-movies (such as Kraa! The Sea Monster and Planet Patrol), television productions (including the television film Sharing the Secret) and children’s films (such as Delivering Milo and The Million Dollar Kid). Also included was the dark urban drama White Boy.
Lohman starred in White Oleander, an adaptation of Janet Fitch’s novel, alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright Penn and Renée Zellweger and directed by Peter Kosminsky. Though the film was unsuccessful at the box office (it opened to $5.6 million in 1,510 theaters), it received generous reviews and her performance met with wide critical acclaim, being described as her “breakthrough role” by media sources.
The following year, Lohman appeared in Matchstick Men, directed by Ridley Scott, starring with Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell. And though it was not a box office success either, Lohman continued to receive critical praise. Later that year, she appeared in Tim Burton’s Big Fish, which continued her trend of appearing in acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful films.
In 2005, Lohman appeared in Atom Egoyan’s Where the Truth Lies. The film originally received an NC-17 rating for its graphic sexual content, and failed at the box office afterwards. Some critics (such as Roger Ebert) felt that she was well-suited for the role. Her next feature, The Big White, featured her alongside actors Robin Williams, Holly Hunter and Tim Blake Nelson, but nevertheless went direct-to-video. In the same year, Lohman voiced the title character in the English language re-dubbing of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
Lohman’s next film was the drama Flicka, which was released on October 20, 2006. At the age of 25, she played a 16-year-old girl who befriends a wild mustang in the film. Lohman had never ridden a horse prior to filming and trained rigorously for a month. She said that she was “constantly thrown emotionally and physically” while working with the horses for this role. Flicka went on to become a surprise hit in the DVD market. She then played a recovering heroin addict in Things We Lost in the Fire.
Lohman was then signed to replace Ellen Page in Sam Raimi’s critically acclaimed horror film, Drag Me to Hell, which was released on May 29, 2009.
Lohman, who is frequently cast as a teenager, has said that she believes she “looks younger, but acts older” than her age.
Lohman married filmmaker Mark Neveldine in Watertown, New York on August 19, 2009, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
In 2010, Lohman gave birth to the couple’s first child, a boy, named Billy, in Bucharest, Romania, where Neveldine’s 2012 film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was filming. News of the child’s birth was not revealed until August 2011. She has since given birth to a second child.
Alison Lohman Facts:
Her mother owned a French bakery and her father is an architect.
As a child, she began treatment for ADHD.
She was too shy while in high school.
She has two cats named Clint and Monk.