Tallulah Harlech (Tallulah Ormsby Gore) was born in 1988 in London, England. The actress is the daughter of Lady Amanda Harlech and English aristocrat Francis Ormsby Gore. Tallulah’s early childhood was spent in the country with her elder brother Jasset, whilst her mother worked for John Galliano in London. She was reared among fashion figureheads such as US Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley, photographer Bruce Weber and Isabella Blow, all of whom are close acquaintances of her mother. She has spoken of her childhood spent around fashion royalty recalling an encounter with Naomi Campbell when she was 12 years old, revealing that she remembers her mother telling the model to “smile at Puff Daddy”. Now a model and aspiring actress, she has become a style icon in her own right.
Aged 12, Tallulah made her catwalk debut when she accompanied Karl Lagerfeld for his finale at the spring/summer Chanel Couture catwalk show in 2000. Tallulah attended the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies’ College, where she excelled in theatre. She spent summers between her father’s home in North Wales and with her mother Amanda and Lagerfeld in Biarritz. In 2005 she performed in a production of Hiawatha at the Edinburgh Festival. The following year she won a part in Anthony Minghella’s play Whale Music. In 2007, she won a place at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, training under the method technique. She performed in an Off-Broadway production of Richard III in the autumn of 2008, playing Lady Anne, wife of Richard III opposite the noted RSC actor Anatol Yusef. In December 2008, Karl Lagerfeld cast Tallulah as Coco Chanel’s hat model in his short film Paris-Moscow, which was presented before his Pre-Fall 2009 collection. And in 2011 Tallulah acted as a creative consultant for socialite Willa Keswick’s concept boutique, Village Bicycle. She starred in Arthur Landon’s directorial debut, The Nanny State, in the summer of 2011.