A in-demand fashion model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has appeared in top magazines, countless ad campaigns and 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie.
Starting out as a rural farm girl, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was born on April 18, 1987, in Plymouth, Devon, England. She started modeling when she was 16. Before long, Huntington-Whiteley appeared in top fashion magazines and ads for such brands as Tommy Hilfiger and Burberry. In 2011, Huntington-Whiteley added actress to her list of accomplishments with a starring role in the hit film Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Early YearsThe oldest of three children, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley grew up on a farm in Plymouth, Devon, England. Her family raised chickens, sheep, pigs and horses among other animals. Her mother worked as a personal trainer and had her own distinct style. Rosie would often flip through the pages of Vogueand other fashion magazines with her mother.
While she covered her room with pictures of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, Huntington-Whiteley didn’t dream of being model at first. She simply aspired to their glamorous urban lifestyle. She, too, wanted to live in a big city and to escape her “pretty boring” life on the farm. At fifteen, Huntington-Whiteley got a work placement, a type of paid internship, at a modeling agency in London. There she got her first glimpse inside the modeling world, handling all sorts of odd jobs for the agency.
The following year, Huntington-Whiteley stopped by the agency for a visit. A new agent working there asked her if she would be interested in modeling. A Levi’s ad was her first job in front of the camera. With her first paycheck, Huntington-Whiteley bought a car at her parents’ insistence.