Lily Collins is a successful actress and popular model, the daughter of a prominent British rock singer-songwriter Phil Collins. In 2017, she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for her role in the movie «Rules Don't Apply».
Lily Jane Collins
The Childhood and Teenage Years
Lily Collins was born during the marriage of the legends of music world Phil Collins with an American Jill Tavelman. Her early years the girl spent in the UK, in the County of Surrey. When Lily was five years old, her parents divorced, and mother, suing £17 million from ex-husband, moved to Los Angeles with her daughter, where she headed the women's club of Beverly Hills.
Lily Collins’ baby photo
Jill’s friends from Beverly Hills advised bringing young Lily to acting classes. The girl happily took part in performances of the local theatre, but she was more interested in journalism. Already in the fifteen years, she led a column for «Elle Girl» magazine, published in other editions of youth: «Seventeen», «Teen Vogue».
Lily Collins in childhood has loudly declared herself in the fashion industry
After graduating from high school, Lily entered at the faculty of TV journalism and had a job of a secular reporter on Nickelodeon channel. Her interviews with celebrities enjoyed the same success and have attracted the attention of the representatives of show business and fashion industry.
Lily Collins: an Actress and Model
In 2007, representatives of the fashion brand Chanel invited Lily to participate in the Debutantes Ball in Paris. The show was held in one of the most luxurious hotels in Paris and broadcast to the whole world.
Lily Collins at the Debutantes Ball in Paris (2007)
From this moment the career of a young model went up sharply. She was invited by the leading fashion agencies, and photos of Lily graced the covers of prestigious international magazines. In 2009, she was recognized as the best model in the world by the Spanish magazine Glamour.
Lily Collins with no makeup
In parallel, the girl began acting in films. She played the daughter of Sandra Bullock’s heroine in the film «The Blind Side» and appeared in two episodes of the cult youth TV series «Beverly Hills, 90210: New Generation».
Lily Collins in a swimsuit
In 2013, the girl starred in the music video «City of Angels» by the Jared Leto’s band 30 STM. At the same time, the perfume brand Lancome made her their face along with Julia Roberts, Emma Watson, and Daria Werbowy. Also, the girl was seen in the teen fantasy «The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones».
Lily Collins in 30STM music video
Then followed her roles in the comic «Priest» and the thriller «Abduction». Critics called her a new Audrey Hepburn for her work in the fantasy «Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs». Lily really very reminds the legendary actress by her sable eyebrows that have become her trademark, and gentle and at the same time daring look.
Lily Collins has striking resemblance with Audrey Hepburn
In 2016, Lily Collins along with Matt Bomer got the leading female role in the series «The Last Tycoon», narrating about the struggle of a young producer for the chair of a film director in the cinema company.
A still from the TV series «The Last Tycoon»
In 2017, the girl was nominated for the Golden Globe Award in the category the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – musical or comedy – for her role of Marla, a girl sponsored by an eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, in the comedy «Rules Don’t Apply».
Lily Collins’ Private Life
The actress does not like to discuss her personal life and tries not to flaunt it on Instagram. During the filming of the thriller «Abduction», she began a love affair with her partner Taylor Lautner, the werewolf from «The Twilight». They had a great time and often appeared together in public, but after a year they broke up without a clear explanation.
Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins were dating
In 2012, Lily met with actor Jamie Campbell Bower on the set of «City of bones». The love story of their characters flowed smoothly in real life. Their romance lasted two years, the loving couple often quarreled, they broke up and got back together again, but in 2015 they finally broke up.
Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower
Now the actress prefers to spend all her free time traveling and to her favorite hobby. The ambitious daughter of Phil Collins has a lot of them. Passion for journalism added a passion for photography. Lily also has her own blog and wants to try her hand at film directing.
Lily Collins Today
In 2017, Lily Collins appeared in the drama «To the Bone» in the role of the artist suffering from anorexia. Her movie partner was Keanu Reeves, who played the doctor of her character. Lily admitted that this topic is familiar to her firsthand since she experienced problems with feeding behavior in the teenage years.
«To the Bone» Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves
She had to lose weight extremely for the film in spite of the fact that she was slim enough. The process took place under the supervision of a doctor, and yet, she admitted that she sometimes forgot she prepares for the role or well again was in the grip of an eating disorder. But this time she lost weight through intense workouts, the actress loves to run in the morning along the deserted beach.
Lily Collins had to lose weight for the filming of «To the Bone»
In 2017, the Korean-American film-tale «Okja» with the participation of Lily Collins, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, and Jake Gyllenhaal rolled out on the global screen. This is a story about a fantastic beast named Okja, who was separated from his girlfriend, young Mi-ja.
Lily Collnis Interview
In 2018, the drama «Halo of Stars» will be released on the screens, where Lily Collins will play a leading role. The film will show the audience the circus inside out and narrate about a touching relationship between mother and a little daughter.
The star on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival (2017)