Former model-turned-West End actress known for her high profile relationships.
At the age of 21, Jerry Hall left home and headed for the bright lights of New York City to pursue her dreams of becoming a model.
Later she moved to Paris, sharing an apartment with Grace Jones. The pair of budding models immersed themselves in the Parisian haut monde, performing cabaret acts and brushing shoulders with the stars of the day. It was around this time that Jerry moved in with illustrator Antonio Lopez (whose work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle), a move that propelled Hall’s modelling career.
With her long blonde hair and impressive height of six feet, Jerry became one of the most visible and photographed models in the industry during this period. She also began to attract the attention of some of rock ‘n’ roll’s leading men, leading to a string of highly publicized relationships.
She began a secret affair with Mick Jagger while still engaged to Bryan Ferry (Ferry’s album The Bride Stripped Bare is believed to be a documentation of his feelings about the breakup).
Jerry’s autobiography, Jerry Hall’s Tales, was published in 1985 and described her early life in Mesquite, Texas. She also relates her experiences as a young model, living a fabulous life in Paris.
On stage, Jerry was praised for her theatrical performance as Mrs Robinson in The Graduate and played Mother Lord in the West End revival of Cole Porter’s High Society. She also made a one week appearance with David Soul at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin in a reprise of the Pulitzer Prize nominated play, Love Letters.
VH1 commissioned a show called Kept that centered around Jerry’s search for a young boyfriend. The premise of the show was to transform the young contestants into refined gentlemen through a series of challenges that taught the them skills such as sports, cooking, and fitting into high society.
Jerry also took part in the tenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnering with ballroom specialist, Anton du Beke.