Date of Birth 18 April 1987, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Birth Name Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley
Height 5' 9" (1,75 m)
Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley was born in Plymouth, Devon, England, to Fiona (Jackson), a fitness instructor, and Charles Andrew Huntington-Whiteley, a chartered surveyor. She has two younger siblings: Toby and Florence. Her great-great-grandfather was politician Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet. Rosie has Ashkenazi Jewish and English ancestry. She grew up on her parents' country farm. She attended Tavistock College and has been modeling since 2003 for a variety of clothiers: Abercrombie & Fitch, Burberry, Bloomingdale's, Ralph Lauren, DKNY. She started modeling for Victoria's Secret in 2006 and was officially named one of the lingerie company's "Angels" in November 2009, at age 22. Her first film role was Carly Spencer, replacing Megan Fox as Sam Witwicky's new love interest in the third installment of the Transformers series: Transformers: O Lado Oculto da Lua (2011).
Dark blonde hair, blue eyes and full lips
Statuesque, model-like figure
Deep sultry British accent
Victoria's Secret model.
In a relationship with Jason Statham. April 2010
Worked previously with Michael Bay on a Victoria's Secret commercial in 2009.
Grew up on a farm in rural England.
Ranked #1 in Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.
She appeared in her first solo cover of Vogue UK.[March 2011
Ranked #1 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #4 in the Top Sexiest Models list by models.com.
Ranked #27 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #20 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2012.
Ranked #31 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2013.
Rosie's mother, Fiona (née Jackson), is a fitness instructor, and her father, Charles Andrew Huntington-Whiteley, is a chartered surveyor. Rosie's paternal great-grandfather, Eric Huntington-Whiteley, was from a known English political family, and was the son of politician Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet; Eric's wife, Rosie's great-grandmother Enid Kohn, was from a family of Polish Jews who emigrated to Britain in the 1870s. Rosie's paternal grandmother, Gillian Franks, was also from a Jewish family, and was the daughter of Janet Lilian (Green) and Jacob Franks, a prominent surgeon in Sussex. Jacob's parents were from the Netherlands, and he had Sephardi ancestry.
Currently resides in New York City. [March 2007]
In school she was nicknamed "Tit Lips" due to her voluptuous mouth.
Personal Quotes (16)
[on landing the lead female role in Transformers: O Lado Oculto da Lua (2011)] It was a crazy opportunity that was handed to me and spent seven months making the movie with a great cast and a great director.
[on being taller than her co-star Shia LaBeouf] I had to wear heels the whole way through filming, when it came to our kissing scene, I said "Please Michael, let me take my shoes off. I feel so unelegant and I feel so unfeminine,"... and he said "No. You're giving small men across America hope.".
I'm not here to win a popularity contest. I'm here to work and have a career. Let the haters hate. I'm ready for the criticism.
It helps to have someone who wants to understand your job and support it. I've never really been concerned about cracking under the pressure and turning to the dark side though. I've never been a big drinker and I've never done drugs. I like to go out and dance, but I'm always the person that needs to go to bed first. I'm not a party girl. I want to pay my bills and make my family proud. I've got no other criteria apart from that.
I went along to the audition and I had one page of lines, and I didn't think it went particularly well.
I don't even think when I'm walking down the runway. I don't really breathe either.
I have the same attitude with work - I like to go to work, I like to work really hard, I like to give everything my all, I like to try things that are new, you know.
Being on a Michael Bay set is... well, it's the only set I've ever been on. But I would imagine there's no set that's run quite like it. It's big, it's loud, it's powerful, it's intense, it's dirty, it's hot, it's sweaty - and it's really exciting. There's never a dull moment; there's never a quiet moment.
Hopefully, I'll get to make another movie, so we'll see. But modeling - all the actresses are taking everything over now, with all the modeling endorsements and magazine covers.
Well, it's a day-to-day thing. I don't feel comfortable in my body today at all. Any woman will tell you she has her good and bad days and today I did not feel like I looked my best or felt radiant inside or outside.
I'd like to think that I'm brave. That's a really wonderful personality trait to have. I would love to think I'm the type of person to go rescue someone.
I can't remember a time where I really battled with my body, but I can remember being asked to lose weight and battling with the advice. It hurt me. Especially as my baby fat naturally melted away as I got older.
You can get bullied as a young model, but there was a point where I found my voice, effectively.
I'm not going to change my teeth or get a nose job. That manufactured perfection does nothing for me.
When I started modeling, I was definitely heavier. I was quite voluptuous in fact. I had a real baby face and baby fat. But I was a baby! I was told I had to get into better shape, but I'm quite stubborn so I didn't.
When I fell into modeling, because I wanted to work in fashion. I wanted to do styling or make-up. I ended getting picked up to be a model instead during my work experience.