JERRY HALL Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Born on July 2, 1956, in Gonzalez, Texas, Jerry Faye, one of five daughters, including her twin, Terry Jaye, moved with her family to Mesquite, a nearby working-class town, when she was two. She had a turbulent early life, often facing the wrath of her late alcoholic truck driver father. Aged 16, Jerry left home to pursue a modelling career in Paris, carrying nothing but a suitcase full of Frederick’s Of Hollywood knockoffs fashioned by her mum. With waist-long blonde hair and standing nearly 6ft tall, Jerry was soon making thousands of dollars a week as a fashion model, snagging a rock star fiancé, Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry, along the way. The cover girl, then the face of Yves Saint Laurent Opium perfume and Revlon cosmetics, starred in two of the group’s early music videos, and posed for the sleeve of their 1975 album Sirens. Aged 20, she was still with the art rock singer when she met the man with whom she would spend the next two decades, Rolling Stone Mick Jagger. In 1979 she left Bryan for the 36-year-old music icon, whose marriage to first wife Bianca was coming to an end.


Five years into their famous relationship, the couple had their first daughter, Elizabeth Scarlett, and welcomed a son, James Leroy Augustin, in 1985, the same year she released her autobiography, Tall Tales. Her modelling career on the back burner, over the next decade she landed small roles in films such as 1989’s Batman and 1994’s Princess Caraboo. The famous pair were together for more than a decade when they finally tied the knot on November 21, 1990, and a third child, Georgia May Ayeesha soon followed. Though rumours of a split buzzed throughout the marriage, it was two years after the 1997 birth of baby number four, Gabriel Luke Beauregard, that model Luciana Morad’s announcement she was pregnant with Mick’s child drove Jerry to file for divorce. The mess got messier when the model-actress’ partner of 22 years claimed their Hindu beach wedding in Bali wasn’t valid under English law. The marriage was annulled by a High Court judge in 1999. Jerry and the kids live in the £5 million family mansion in London’s Richmond Hill; Mick recently bought a flat next door. A science-lover with an IQ of 146 Jerry’s also enrolled in an Open University course in humanities. In the early 2000s she was noted for her theatrical performance as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate.