Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kelly Brook

Birthname: Kelly Ann Parsons
Date of birth: 1979-11-23
Birthplace: Rochester, Kent, England, UK
Height: 5' 8''
Nationality: British
Profession: Actress, Model, TV presenter, Producer

Kelly Brook (born Kelly Ann Parsons on November 23 1979) is an English model, television presenter, actress, and swimwear designer.


After leaving school in Rochester, Brook studied at the Italia Conti stage school in London for three years before becoming a professional model.
She is currently engaged to actor Billy Zane, having previously dated actor Jason Statham.


Brook's modelling career began at 16 after winning a beauty competition, her early work was in a range of advertising campaigns, including for the new "Bravissimo" company that specializes in bras and lingerie for full-figured women, and for Foster's beer. Brook is 5 feet, 8 inches (172 cm) tall, and her voluptuous figure (Brook's bust measures 32E) caught the eye of the editorial team of the Daily Star who began featuring her as a page three girl.
Brook's picture soon began appearing in other lad mags such as FHM (repeatedly landing in its list of the "100 Sexiest Women of the Year") and Loaded. She topped the 'FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005' list, which was said to have polled 15 million people. In a poll over 5000 women in April 2005 for Grazia magazine she was considered to have the best British female body. She ranked 5th at 'FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006' list.
Brook has also done a large amount of commercial swimwear, sportswear, and hosiery modeling, and a limited amount of nude & semi-nude modeling. Recent modelling work for Triumph Bras caused quite a stir because of specially commissioned 50-foot high billboards of Brook's bust.


In 1997, still barely 18, Brook started getting work presenting youth television programmes on MTV, Granada and Trouble TV.
Brook had a breakthrough into mainstream presenting in January 1999 when she was chosen to replace Denise van Outen as the female half of The Big Breakfast presenting team, alongside Johnny Vaughan. Brook remained for half a year and then parted company with the show in July 1999 after resigning.
Brook picked up roles presenting for MTV again.


Brook has appeared in minor roles in a string of movies including Sorted and Ripper. She played the girlfriend of Clark Kent/Superman's best friend Lex Luthor in four episodes of Warner Brothers' Smallville during the show's first season (2001 - 2002). She has also completed assignments as a movie actress in Canada and made a short appearance as Lyle's girlfriend in the 2003 movie The Italian Job. In 2004 she played character Nikki Morris in the video game Need for Speed Underground 2, alongside Brooke Burke. Brook first starring role was in School for Seduction, a 2004 film.
In 2005 she appeared in the Philippe Vidal film House of 9, a thriller about nine seemingly unconnected strangers captured and locked in a house together. The people are forced to compete against one another, in order to survive.
She recently starred in a Miss Marple drama on ITV. She caused a minor controversy over her most recent film Survival Island (previously known as Three), in which she co-starred with fiancé Zane, when Brook and Zane requested her nude scenes be excised from the final cut, which the producers refused to do.

Theatre work

In December 2000, she played Anya, a lap dancer in the play Eye Contact at the Riverside Theatre in Hammersmith, London UK. This role gathered considerable tabloid publicity as the finale of the show involved Brook stripping naked.

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