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Sienna Rose Diana Miller[1] (born 28 December 1981) is an English actress, model and fashion designer. She has played roles in Layer CakeAlfieFactory GirlThe Edge of Love, andG.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In 2006, she designed a fashion capsule for Pepe Jeans. Miller has been nominated for two BAFTAs and a Golden Globe.

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 [hide*1 Early life

Early life[edit]Edit

Born in New York City, United States,[2] Miller moved to London with her family when she was just over a year old. Her mother, Josephine, is a former South African model.[3] Her father, Edwin Miller, is an American banker turned Chinese art dealer.[4] Miller has a sister, Savannah, and two half-brothers, Charles and Stephen.[5] Miller attended Heathfield St Mary's School, aboarding school in AscotBerkshire, and later studied for a year at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City.[5] She carries a British passport, and acquired her first driving licence in theU.S. Virgin Islands, as it was easier to qualify there, thus allowing her to drive in both the USA and UK.[6]

Career[edit]Edit

Modeling[edit]Edit

Prior to her professional acting career, Miller worked as a photographic model. She signed with Tandy Anderson of Select Model Management London, and modelled for Coca-Cola, ItalianVogue, and posed topless in the 2003 Pirelli Calendar.[7] Miller has also been closely associated with the style of fashion that became known as boho chic, much of which fashion followers noted was strikingly similar to the style of model Kate Moss.[8] Miller signed a two-year contract with Pepe Jeans London; the jeans ad campaign first appeared in magazines March 2006.[9]In February 2009, Hugo Boss Fragrances announced that Miller would be the new ambassador for their women's BOSS Orange women's perfume.[10]

Acting[edit]Edit

In 2001, she made her film début with South Kensington, with Rupert Everett and Elle Macpherson and later had a recurring role in the television drama series Keen Eddie. In 2004 Miller had a supporting role in the remake Alfie withJude Law and in Layer Cake. In 2005, Miller played the female lead opposite Heath Ledger in the period comedy drama, Casanova, followed by the role of 1960s socialite and Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl, which opened 29 December 2006. In 2007, Miller had a small role in Matthew Vaughn's adaption Stardust and played a starlet to Steve Buscemi's reporter in Interview, another remake. Later in 2007, she portrayed an undead bride oppositeJames Franco in Camille.

In 2008 Miller appeared in the film version of writer Michael Chabon's novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and filmed The Edge of Love, with friend Keira Knightley, a biopic of Dylan Thomas in which she plays his wife Caitlin. She appeared in the 2009 live-action film adaptation of the comic book and cartoon G.I. JoeG.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, playing The Baroness. She appeared in the film Hippie Hippie Shake, a Working Title production which starred Cillian Murphy and played the title role in Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie on Broadway.[11] She starred as Patricia in the London production of Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2011.[12] Then in 2012, she starred in The Girl, anHBO film about the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren. She is reportedly in line to play the wife of a celebrity who fakes his own death in a movie adaptation of Darren Freebury-Jones' novel, Cinnamon Twigs: The Life and Pseudocide of a Celebrity.

Fashion design[edit]Edit

In 2006 it was announced that Miller would design a fashion capsule for Pepe Jeans; the project was later expanded to become a complete fashion label. Called Twenty8Twelve, it gets its name from Miller's date of birth and is financially backed by Pepe Jeans. The collection, which Miller designed with her sister Savannah, a professional fashion designer, was launched in September 2007.[13]

Philanthropy[edit]Edit

Miller is the Global Ambassador for International Medical Corps. She travelled with them to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in April 2009, and kept a blog about her experiences.[14] She also visited Haiti with the group after the2010 Haiti earthquake.[15] Miller also worked alongside Global Cool during their 2007 eco friendly campaign.[16]

Miller is an ambassador for the UK branch of the Starlight Children's Foundation, which works with seriously ill children and their parents.[17]

Personal life[edit]Edit

Miller's relationship with Alfie co-star Jude Law was scrutinised by the tabloid press. On Christmas Day 2004, they became engaged.[18] On 8 July 2005, Law issued a public apology to Miller for having an affair with the nanny of his children.[19] After attempting to salvage their relationship, Miller and Law separated in November 2006.[20]

In 2008 Miller had a highly publicized affair with married actor Balthazar Getty.[21] Miller later sued two British tabloids over the publication of photos showing her and Getty together.[22]

In December 2009, it was reported that Law and Miller had rekindled their relationship after starring in separate shows on Broadway in late 2009.[23] They spent Christmas 2009 in Barbados, along with three of Law's children.[24] They announced they had split again in February 2011.[25]

She has been dating actor Tom Sturridge since 2011 and is currently engaged with him.[26] In July 2012 she gave birth to a daughter, whom she named Marlowe Ottoline Layng.[27][28]

Phone hacking scandal[edit]Edit

Main article: News International phone hacking scandal

Following a High Court hearing in May 2011, Sienna Miller is set to accept £100,000 in damages from News of the World after the newspaper admitted hacking into her phone.[29] Later, as a core participant, she gave evidence to theLeveson Inquiry in November 2011.[30] Miller's statement to the inquiry later made news headlines:[31]

I would often find myself almost daily, I was 21, at midnight running down down a dark street on my own with 10 big men chasing me. The fact that they had cameras in their hands meant that was legal. But if you take away the cameras, what have you got? You've got a pack of men chasing a woman, and obviously that's a very intimidating situation to be in.

Filmography[edit]Edit

[1][2]Miller at the Military Fashion Show in 2008

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2001 South Kensington Sharon
2002 High Speed Savannah
2002 The Ride Sara
2004 Layer Cake Tammy
2004 Alfie Nikki
2005 Casanova Francesca Bruni
2006 Factory Girl Edie Sedgwick
2007 Interview Katya
2007 Camille Camille Foster
2007 Stardust Victoria
2008 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Jane Bellwether
2008 A Fox's Tale Darcey (Voice)
2008 The Edge of Love Caitlin Macnamara
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Ana Lewis/Anastascia DeCobray/The Baroness
2012 Nous York Movie star French film
2012 Two Jacks Diana
2012 Just Like a Woman Marilyn
2012 Yellow Xanne
2013 A Case of You Filming
2013 Foxcatcher Nancy Schultz
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 The American Embassy Babe 1 episode
2002 Bedtime Stacey 4 episodes
2003–2004 Keen Eddie Fiona Bickerton 13 episodes
2009, 2011 Top Gear Herself 2 episodes
2012 The Girl Tippi Hedren BBC/HBO Film

Awards[edit]Edit

Year Award Category Film Result
2007 Environmental Media Awards EMA Futures Award Won
Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Interview Nominated
London Film Critics Circle Awards British Actress of the Year Interview Nominated
2008 BAFTA Rising Star Award Nominated
BIFA Award Best Supporting Actress The Edge of Love Nominated
2009 ShoWest Awards Best Supporting Actress The Edge of Love Won
2012 Festival de la fiction TV de La Rochelle Best Actress Just like a woman Won
Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film The Girl Nominated
BAFTA TV Award BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress The Girl Nominated
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