Rosie is a glamorous, much-admired English model and actress, best known for her work for lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret and Burberry, and also for her role as Carly Spencer in the 2011 film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third installment in the Transformers film series. She was born in Plymouth, Devon, England (Freedom Fields Hospital), and grew up on her parents’ country farm. She attended Tavistock College and has been modeling since 2003 for a variety of clothiers: Abercrombie & Fitch, Burberry, Bloomingdale’s, Ralph Lauren, DKNY. She started modeling for Victoria’s Secret in 2006 and was officially named one of the lingerie company’s “Angels” in November 2009, at the age of 22.
In 2010, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley hit the runway for designers Prada in Milan and Giles Deacon in Paris. For SS10 her advertising campaigns included Monsoon’s first underwear line, Thomas Wylde, Full Circle, and VS Online. In March, she collaborated with VOGUE.COM to share her outfit choices daily for the Today I’m Wearing feature.. For FW10 she modelled for Burberry as well as the company’s first Beauty line ad; her other advertising campaigns included Loewe, Thomas Wylde, and Leon Max.
Fashion photographer Rankin devoted a book entirely to her entitled Ten Times Rosie. Rankin thinks Rosie puts diversity back into fashion: “We’ve been looking at very, very skinny, almost masculine girls for a long time. [Rosie] really is the model of the moment. She’s the actress of the moment. She’s definitely going to become something much, much bigger.”
In March 2011, she landed her first solo British Vogue cover. In May, she was voted No. 1 in Maxim Magazine’s “Hot 100” list. She was also voted No.1 in FHM’s World’s Sexiest Woman 2011 poll. She appeared on the covers of the UK’s July issues of Elle and GQ.
She was unveiled as the face of Burberry‘s newest fragrance, Burberry Body, in July 2011.
As of July 2011, she ranks No. 15 on “The Money Girls” list and No. 3 on the “Top 20 Sexiest Models” list at MODELS.COM.
In 2012, Rosie was named the top style icon at the Elle Style Awards.