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Name: Bijou Phillips.                                                               
Born: 1 April 1980 Greenwich, Connecticut, United States                           
Bijou Lily Phillips (born April 1, 1980) is an American actress, fashion           
model, and singer. Some of her larger film roles were in Bully, Havoc, Hostel:     
Part II, and Tart.                                                                 
Bijou Phillips was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, and is the daughter of John     
Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas and his then-wife Geneviève Waïte, a South   
African model. Her older brother is Tamerlane Phillips and her half-siblings are   
Mackenzie Phillips, Jeffrey Phillips, and Chynna Phillips. The name "Bijou",       
which is French for "jewel," was taken from the song "My Petite Bijou" by           
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. She was a child Equestrienne                           
Phillips began modeling at the age of 13. Emancipated from her parents the         
following year, Phillips lived on her own in New York City. Phillips was the       
youngest model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue, and                           
appeared in one of Calvin Klein's more controversial ad campaigns.                 
At fourteen, Phillips attended the Sierra Tucson rehab center in Arizona—not     
because she was addicted to drugs, she claims, but to get out of trouble for       
running up a large credit card bill in her father's name.                           
She lost her virginity to Lemonheads singer Evan Dando at age 15 in New York       
City, after they had a fight about her throwing a barbell out a twentieth story     
window. She claims he dumped her four days later.                                   
Philips was involved in a long-term relationship with rocker Sean Lennon, son of   
legendary singer-songwriter John Lennon of The Beatles. The four-year               
relationship ended when Lennon found out of an affair Philips had with Max LeRoy,   
his childhood best friend who lived down the hall in The Dakota apartment           
building in New York City. LeRoy's family owned the famous Central Park             
restaurant Tavern on the Green. Before Lennon and LeRoy had a chance to mend       
their relationship, LeRoy died in a motorcycle accident. This loss and the love     
triangle between Philips, Lennon and LeRoy was the inspiration for much of         
Lennon's 2006 album, Friendly Fire.                                                 
Phillips began modelling at an early age to escape boarding school.                 
Besides Vogue, Phillips has also appeared on the cover of Stuff, Interview,         
Playboy, People, Detour, Nylon, Paper, 944, and Missbehave magazines. She has       
been on the catwalk of Jill Stuart and Heatherette.                                 
Her debut album, released in 1999, was titled I'd Rather Eat Glass, a sentiment     
that expressed her feelings about her former profession. She toured with the       
Lilith Fair music festival in 1999. As of 2007, Phillips is working on a second     
album and has posted several demos on her MySpace page.                             
In 1999, Phillips had a brief cameo in the film Sugar Town, playing a girl         
wanting an autograph. That same year, Phillips appeared in Black and White as       
Charlie. In 2000, she played Estrella Starr in Almost Famous. 2001 saw Phillips     
get bigger parts, including a supporting role in Bully and starring roles in       
Tart and Fast Sofa.                                                                 
Later film appearances include Octane, The Door in the Floor, Havoc, What We Do     
Is Secret, and Hostel: Part II (for which she was nominated for Scream Queen in     
the 2007 Scream Awards). Completed but not yet released is her starring role in     
Dark Streets, and she's also reported to be starring in a remake of the 1974       
film, It's Alive.