The face of new Crescent White on acting, her tri-coastal lifestyle, and why nothing beats a good moisturizer.
The way Gabriella Wilde tells it, acting found her. “I never actually even thought about being an actor until I was 20 and I got asked to audition for a movie,” Wilde recalls. Enrolled at City and Guilds of London Art School at the time, the British-born beauty subsequently auditioned for the film, which she didn’t end up doing, “but that’s where the interest started,” she says.
Transitioning to the big screen wasn’t too much of a stretch for the painting student. “I did a lot of portraits because I was very interested in portraying other people— which is probably why acting appealed to me—because it was something where I could literally be other people,” she explains. That Wilde also has a face for film—and fashion—certainly helped: her angelic features and long, cornsilk locks compelled Burberry creative director, Christopher Bailey to cast the now 24-year-old as the face of his Fall collection in 2012, which she quickly followed up with editorial spreads in style bibles like V and Another Magazine. Then the film roles came fast and furious, with her breakout debut as Sue Snell—the mean girl with a good heart—in 2013’s Carrie, and a starring turn alongside Alex Pettyfer in this year’s cult-romance, Endless Love.
Wilde’s patrician good looks come part-and-parcel with being descended from the aristocratic Gough-Calthorpe family, but her noble ancestry has little to do with her rise to fame in Hollywood, where she currently spends her time when she’s not in London—or New York. We recently caught up with the new mother as she tended to her newborn son, Sasha Blue, on the set of her first campaign shoot as our latest face. Here, Wilde tells The Estée Edit about her beauty education growing up with six sisters, her favorite multi-tasking makeup tip, and why she never watches her own movies.
I have added a new gorgeous picture of Gabriella as the newest Estée Lauder face to represent the brand in skincare and makeup campaigns.
I have updated the gallery with pictures of Gabriella for Estée Lauder’s new skin-care campaign “Crescent White”.
Advertising Campaigns > 2015 > Estée Lauder – Crescent White Campaign
Advertising Campaigns > 2015 > Estée Lauder – Crescent White Campaign (Behind The Scenes)
VOGUE – JOINING the likes of Joan Smalls, Arizona Muse and the recently-appointed Kendall Jenner, British model and actress Gabriella Wilde has been signed up as the newest face of Estée Lauder. Spotted by Naomi Campbell aged 14, Wilde is a descendant of Charles II (her full name is the rather impressive Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe).
“I am so excited to follow in the footsteps of so many incredible women who have represented Estée Lauder,” she said. “They all inspired me and now I hope to inspire others.”
As well as an acting career that has seen her star alongside the likes of Colin Firth, Orlando Bloom and Julianne Moore, Wilde has previously modelled for Burberry, Lacoste, Topshop and Abercrombie and Fitch.
“Gabriella is a timeless beauty, a talented actress and an accomplished artist – the perfect new face to reflect the modern image and values of Estée Lauder,” said Richard Ferretti, senior vice president and global creative director for Estée Lauder.
With last year’s projects having included getting married to musician Alan Pownall and giving birth to their son Sasha, Wilde’s first campaign for Estée Lauder will be for Crescent White skincare, launching in March.
According to some sources, Estée Lauder signed British actress Gabriella Wilde for their new campaign. She will appear in a series of skin care and make-up brand next year.
Here is a first look:
We added the Burberry The Britain high quality ad to the Gallery! We also added 2 high quality photos from the behind the scenes of the photoshoot Gabriella did for Burberry The Britain! She looks really pretty!
Photoshoots > 2012 > Session 07: Burberry
Photoshoots > Backstages > 2012 : Burberry The Britain
Advertising Campaigns > 2012 > Burberry The Britain