Has there ever been a more glamorous model than Jerry Hall?
The blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty conquered the fashion world in her 20s, became one half of the ultimate rock and roll couple and has been a bonafide style icon ever since.
The American glamazon and mum of four, who celebrates her 65th birthday on July 2, has brought us sensational decades of fashion and beauty inspiration…
Born in Texas in 1956, Hall began modelling in the Seventies after being spotted by a model scout while sunbathing on a beach in the south of France. Her first high profile shoot was for the cover of Roxy Music’s album Siren in 1975. She also began dating lead singer Bryan Ferry the same year.
At around six-foot tall with natural blonde hair, incredibly long legs and a bone structure to die for, it’s no wonder the teenager’s career soon skyrocketed. Hall appeared on countless magazine covers and was one of the world’s most in-demand models.
Rock star wife
In 1977, Hall began dating Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger with whom she had four children: Elizabeth, James, Georgia May and Gabriel. The couple reportedly tied the knot in Bali in 1990, but the marriage was later found not to be legal under British or Indonesian law.
A regular at famous New York nightclub Studio 54, Hall embraced the disco-glam look of the era with sultry eye make-up, perfectly waved hair and her signature bold red lip.
In the Eighties, Hall began her transition from model to actor with parts in films like Urban Cowboy and Batman.
As her personal style evolved, the aspiring actor embraced more tailoring in her wardrobe, sometimes choosing form-fitting suits and at other times more androgynous pieces.
After making her West End debut in 1990, Hall took part in a series of stage productions, including playing the iconic role of Mrs Robinson in The Graduate in 2000, shortly after splitting with Jagger.
Frequently papped on the red carpet, Hall had a penchant for long, black gowns teamed with seriously sparkly jewellery.
In 2016, Hall married media mogul Rupert Murdoch after around a year of dating. For the spring wedding, the bride chose a pale blue Vivienne Westwood dress with a matching fascinator and silver shoes.
Often appearing alongside grown-up daughters Lizzy and Georgia May – both of whom have followed in their mother’s footsteps with successful modelling careers of their own – Hall is as glamorous as ever, but her style now has a softer, more sophisticated edge compared to her early modelling days.