When you are the daughter of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most legendary figures, you are expected to look good, party hard and die young. But Theodora Richards has never been one to do things the conventional way.
Born to Keith Richards and supermodel-turned-actress-turned-dedicated mother Patti Hansen in 1986, Theodora had the pedigree to make it big with little or no effort. She could have coasted on her father’s name or relied exclusively on the good looks she inherited from mom. In reality, she did a little of both, using Keith’s name to garner Tommy Hilfiger’s attention as a 16-year-old wannabe model, and using those beauty genes to earn a spot in his 2002 campaign (alongside her younger sister Alex).
Theodora Richards barely looked back, booking covers of prestigious magazines like Elle and Glamour and working with some of the fashion industry’s biggest names. At this point, most readers still won’t have any idea who she is. That’s because Theodora has avoided the pitfalls that have sunk so many other rich people’s kids. No high profile arrests or prolonged trips to rehab, this girl has kept a low profile and worked her way up the right way.
Today, you’ll see Theodora in ads for Louis Vuitton (alongside daddy Keith) as well as in brochures and print ads for French Connection UK. The talented girl has also supplied her voice to editorial pieces in numerous magazines, and takes her duties as vice president of design for 4 Stroke Denim very seriously.
Theodora is a shining example of a girl not corrupted by money or the lifestyle her overly corrupted father endorsed. She is a ray of tall, sweet-smelling light in a world filled with dimly lit sex tapes and lowbrow reality shows. She’s certainly one to watch.