1 – Her name isn’t even Tess!
Tess was born in Stockport on 27 April 1969. She has a younger sister called Karen, and her dad, Vivian, worked in a wallpaper factory mixing dyes and her mum, Sylvia, worked in a paper mill. But her actual name is Helen Elizabeth Daly.
2 – Her parents wanted her to work in banking
Vivian and Sylvia are also perhaps the reason Tess has a strong work ethic (even if she ignored their career advice).
“My mum and dad considered a good job either nursing or working at a bank because, then, a job at a bank was for life and you had an interest-free mortgage and a pension. My mum thought that was the perfect job and tried to persuade me,” she said.
We’re glad she didn’t listen!
3 – She started working aged 17 when she was scouted as a model
Tess was discovered outside a McDonalds in Manchester a few weeks before she turned 18. She worked all over the world modelling for brands and on magazine covers.
4 – She can speak Japanese
Tess was sent to Japan as her first destination during her modelling years – and learned some of the language while she was there. Impressive!
5 – She’s not the biggest fan of French men
Modelling also took Tess to Paris where she lived for five years.
“I was on the Paris metro and a couple of blokes grabbed me by the arm and demanded that I leave with them. When I said ‘no’ they got nasty so I had to give them a wallop,” she recalled in 2009.
“Parisian men have such a high opinion of themselves but they’re the worst dancers in the world,” she added.
6 – She has appeared in TWO Duran Duran music videos
Tess makes a sultry cameo in the video for their 1990 song Violence of Summer (Love’s Taking Over) and has a rather starring role in the video for their follow up song Serious (set in a circus). Rock and roll!
7 – She strips naked in another music video
Not content with perking up Duran Duran videos, Tess also features in the Sweet Harmony music video for elector dance band The Beloved in 1993.
8 – Her break into presenting was a little make-shift
Tess moved to New York while still a model when a friend suggested she try interviewing. She grabbed a camera and rang up controversial British writer Quentin Crisp and asked if she could interview him. He said yes. They hit it off. And footage from the chat went into a show reel that Tess used to land presenting roles back in the UK.
9 – The Big Breakfast was her big break
Producers at Channel 4 were impressed when they saw Tess’s showreel and immediately snapped her up to host a spot on iconic early morning show The Big Breakfast for their Find Me A Model competition (she was an expert in modelling, after all). She then went on to host other shows including MTV dating show Singled Our, SMTV Live, Smash Hits TV, and Make Me A Supermodel.
10 – Strictly brilliant
Tess joined presenting legend Sir Bruce Forsyth in 2004 when the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show launched and has been the longest serving host ever since – appearing on all series and specials since. Brucie left the show in 2014, with Caludia Winkleman taking over from him. Tess took three weekends off in the second series to give birth to her first daughter.
11 – She’s very close to Bruce
“He wouldn’t want to think of himself as a father figure to me, more of a friend – he’s got five girls [and a son] of his own – but he was always a very supportive presence,” Tess said in an interview last year.
“I can still ask him about anything. He’s a special chap. Every time I see him, I tell him I love him and give him a hug,” she added.
12 – Charity star
Tess landed another iconic hosting role in 2008 when she joined the late Sir Terry Wogan to host the annual Children in Need television show.
Most recently she hosted alongside Radio host Greg James as Children in Need aired for the first time this November following Terry’s sad death at the start of the year.
13 – She is very forgiving
Tess started dating Vernon Kay in 2001 and the two tied the knot in 2003. They welcomed their first child in October 2004 and their second in May 2009 and it seemed like they were a rare celebrity couple to have a solid marriage.
But then in February 2010 Tess’s world was rocked when accusations of Vernon sexting via text and Twitter made headlines.
“We’ve had ten great years together, we’ve got two beautiful kids and we both think that’s worth fighting for,” Tess said at the time.
Their marriage was rocked a second time in March this year as more accusations of sexting emerged (involving the same glamour model, RhianSugden, as the first time) but the pair seem to have weathered this one too.
We’re not sure we could be as forgiving…
14 – She is a motor mouth
During a Guardian interview in 2010 it is noted that Tess spoke at a rate of 116 words per minute! She could totally talk for Britain!
15 – Tess was very close to her dad
Sadly Tess’s dad, Vivian, died in September 2003 – 18 days after Tess and Vernon got married.
While the star is glad her dad saw her walk up the aisle, she is sad he never got to meet Phoebe and Amber.
“It breaks my heart that he never knew his grandchildren because he would have adored them. I can just see him bouncing them on his lap, and it makes my breath catch in my throat,” she said.
16 – She is a hands on mum
Tess prides herself on the fact she has never hired a nanny and thinks it is great to be as involved in her children’s lives as possible.
“I don’t want to hand over a role that I so thoroughly enjoy myself. I love those moments – the homework, the school run, when I get to chat to other mums. That’s real life,” Tess says.
17 – And she’s a sensible parent
And don’t expect Tess and Vernon’s girls to be one of those typical spoiled kids of famous people types.
“We’ve always been aware of teaching them the value of things,” Tess says.
“I try to explain that stuff doesn’t just arrive, and that when we go to work, it’s to pay for holidays and treats. I’d hate to have a spoilt brat – I’d think I hadn’t done my job properly. I want them to be appreciative,” she adds.
Good parenting advice all round, really.
19 – Don’t get her started on inheritance tax…
“It’s disgraceful,” she raged in an interview six years ago.
“It’s effectively triple taxation because you’ve paid tax on your earnings, you then buy a property, you pay stamp duty for the privilege of buying it, and then you pay for it for 25 years; you want to pass it on to your kids, but you can’t because they have to sell it immediately to pay 40% death duty. To pay taxes on a property that’s been paid for with money that’s been taxed!””she seethed.
Actually, she kind of does have a point… we’re outraged too!
20 – Kate Moss is her style icon
They’re both blonde, they’ve both done modelling, but Tess definitely looks up to Kate for a bit of style inspiration.
‘Channelling this look right now! Rockin hair n make up! a bit of #katemoss #rockchick #supermodel,’ Tess wrote alongside a snap of Croyden’s finest on Indstagram.
Jen Selter (born August 8, 1993) is an American Fitness Model, Personal Trainer, Instagram Star and Internet Celebrity from Roslyn, New York (USA). She earned i.e. “Bootie Queen”. Furthermore, Jen also has her official website.
Additionally, she learned the basics of social media. Presently, Selter is a big personality on the internet. The media people keep a continuous watch on her Instagram account for 12.8 million followers.
Jen uploads the videos about the diet and exercise plans on YouTube. The well-known singer named Rihanna follows her on the photo-sharing app. She did not get any message from her idol. Moreover, she is eagerly waiting for the moment.
Early Life, Parents & Profile
Jen Selter was born on 8th of August 1993 (age 26 years old) in Roslyn (New York, United States). She grew in the Jewish background. Interestingly, her family also concerned about fitness. Jen’s full name is Jennifer Selter.
Furthermore, she is the extremely talented daughter of Jill Weinstein (father). Ms. Selter’s dad based in Long Island, New York.
Moreover, she has a sweet sister named Stephanie Selter. She bullied in the Roslyn High School, then she went for cosmetic surgery. Jen took the courses related to Cosmetology.
Personal Affairs, Boyfriend & Relationship Status
Jen emerged as a popular person on the social media. Still, she is secretive about her boyfriend and affair. There is no news associated to her wedding and her husband. Ms. Selter not linked with any renowned celebrity.
Yasmine Amanda Bleeth is a former American actress known for her appearances in ‘Baywatch’, an action drama series, and ‘BASEketball’ a sports comedy film. She was born in New York City. Her parents had connections in the show business which helped her venture into an acting career when she was quite young. She began appearing in advertisements from a very tender age. At the age of twelve, she was cast in her first movie, ‘Hey Babe!,’ where she played the role of an orphan. Bleeth began her TV career with a role in the soap opera ‘Ryan’s Hope’. She came to popularity for her role of Caroline Holden in the popular action drama series ‘Baywatch’. The show, which was about the Los Angeles County lifeguards, was one of the most watched TV shows ever. Also a philanthropist, Bleeth was a spokesperson for the Lee National Denim Day fundraising campaign in 1998. The campaign raises money for breast cancer research and awareness. The cause of breast cancer awareness is very close to her heart as she had lost her mother to the disease. Throughout her life, she has also struggled with drug addiction.
Kelly Brook is an English entrepreneur, actress, television presenter and one of England’s most famous models, who ranks amongst the top ten of several men’s magazines as the one of the ‘Sexiest Women’. She also stood on number 33 and 34 on ‘Top 99 Most Desirable Women’ of 2007 and 2008.
Brook was born on 23rd November 1979 in Rochester, Kent, England. Brook went to Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts for three years before professional modeling. Her modeling career actually began when her mother entered her in a beauty contest, which she won. Working on various advertising campaigns that included Bravissimo, a lingerie designer company, her physique was noticed by a tabloid ‘Daily Star’ which started to feature her as their Page Three girl. It was not long before Brook was appearing on various men’s magazines such as Loaded, GQ and FMH. Brook began to top many ‘Top Ten’ lists including FMH ‘100 Sexiest Women in the World’ in 2005. She also graced the cover of other magazines like Cosmopolitan, Tatler, The Face, and Company.
Brook got a big break when she signed a contract for one million dollars with Unilever. She was to represent their body spray ‘Axe’ for which she appeared in newspapers, billboards, television as part of the ad campaign. She has also appeared in ‘Sure’ deodorant, Sky+, T Mobile and Reebok commercials. Brook was also part of the Lee jeans advertising campaign. The men’s magazine Playboy featured her in their September 2010 issue. The next month Brook went live on a Clapham picture house as part of the promotion for Carlsberg and Sky 3-D which was a big surprise to those who went there.
At the age of eighteen Brook began to present various TV shows on Granada Television, MTV and Trouble TV. She entered the mainstream in January 1999 on BBC1 by appearing in the show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. She suffered the loss of her father during this time but she decided to continue the show for a while before finally withdrawing the show in its ninth week. In 2008 she became a judge on the show ‘Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life’ which was broadcasted from September to November. The next year she became the fourth judge on Britain’s Got Talent but was removed from the show on the grounds that a fourth judge was very complicated. However Brook claimed later that she was axed from the show because of the show’s judges Ant and Dec who were not happy that she was there.
Brook also appeared in a Pulp video ‘Help the Aged’ in a dance sequence. She made her proper debut with a short role in ‘Sorted’. She also appeared in ‘Ripper’, ‘The Italian Job’ and a TV series ‘Smallville’. ‘School for Seduction’ was her first starring role film. She also had a lead role in the horror comedy remake movie ‘Piranha 3D’. In 2009 Brook replaced Jerry Hall to play Cecelia in ‘Calendar Girls’. She is currently dating Thom Evans with whom she was expecting a baby but suffered a miscarriage in May 2011.
Holly shared the same modelling agency as Kate Moss
Holly has been an actress
Before she was famous…
Holly’s a godmother
Holly and her sister have keys to each other’s homes
Her sister Kelly has worked for Holly’s This Morning co-stars
Holly went to private school
One of Holly’s children’s first words was yuck
Holly has a tendency to be messy!
Holly is not just a pretty face…
Holly and Stephen Mulhern go way back
Elin Hedstrom is a Swedish fitness model known for her rock-hard abs and curvy figure. She showcases her awesome body through her online pictures and videos.
In addition to being a fitness model, Elin is also a sports brand ambassador. She represents what a healthy life looks life, both in and out of the gym.
However, Elin’s life didn’t always look this way, she was once a girl who wanted to improve her physique by lifting weights.
After years of intense work in the weight room, she’s turned her dreams into reality and is now an inspiration for other women who want to do the same.
Heavy Training For Muscle Tone
Over the years of training, Elin has perfected her workouts. In the process, she’s found what works for her and what doesn’t.
For the most part, Elin focuses on lifting heavy weights at a low rep range, such as 3-6 reps per set. Doing it this way helps Elin build up her strength.
Elin is a big believer that lifting heavy weights won’t make her ‘bulky’. She says this is just a myth that’s been floating around the fitness industry for far too long.
That said, when Elin wants to tone her muscles and make them appear leaner, she’ll lift lighter weights at a higher rep range. Around 8-12 reps per set. Some of her favorite exercises are ab crunches, hanging leg raises, glute bridges, and squats.
Since Elin pays special attention to her diet, she doesn’t need to stress too much about cardio. That said, when she does cardio, she’ll go for the one that’s the most intense – HIIT.
High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, allows Elin to ‘charge up’ her metabolism in a short space of time. In other words, it helps her burn fat faster.
Every now and again, Elin will indulge in something she likes, as a reward for her hard work in the gym. Her favorite ‘cheat meals’ include pizza and burgers. When her sweet cravings get activated, that’s when Elin will eat something like a chocolate cake.
At the beginning of her fitness journey, Elin would feel guilty for indulging in unhealthy foods. But now, her mindset has completely changed; she knows it’s important to have a balance, instead of restricting herself all the time.
One of the most prolific actresses of our time, Helen Mirren has a resume that shows this honor is well-deserved. She has been a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and won over a dozen awards from BAFTAs to Oscars. With such a long and distinguished career, you can imagine we found quite a lot of interesting facts about her. Unfortunately, we’ve had to keep the list to ten, but if you know any interesting tidbits that we’ve left out, you can let us know in the comments.
During the 1980s, Helen lived with another actor who hadn’t quite made a name for himself yet—Liam Neeson. The two had met on the set of Excalibur in 1981, and Neeson credits her with helping him get his agent. The relationship ended in 1986 when Neeson moved to California to make it as an actor after his career in the UK failed to materialize.
###Experiencing the Bard
Helen knew she wanted to become an actress after attending a performance of Hamlet when she was thirteen. As a result of this introduction to Shakespeare, she believes “kids shouldn’t be taught, Shakespeare. They should experience it first by seeing a grand production.” She joined the RSC in 1966, and her career took off from there.
Helen Mirren was actually born Helen “Ilyena” Lydia Mironoff in 1945, and her grandfather was a Russian aristocrat who found himself stranded in London when the Russian Revolution took place in 1917. Her father, Vasily, changed the family name to Mirren to sound more English.
While 2006’s The Queen might be her best0known royal role, she has played a queen a total of six times. Besides playing Queen Elizabeth II, she has also played Queen Elizabeth I in a mini-series of the same name, Queen Tuya in the animated film The Prince of Egypt, The Snow Queen, Roman Empress Milonia Caesonia in Caligula, and Queen Charlotte in The Madness of King George.
While younger filmgoers may find it hard to believe, early in her career, Mirren had quite a reputation for being sexy. This reputation was helped by films such as Caligula, which gave itself an X rating for the amount of nudity, sex, and graphic violence it portrayed, as well as The Revenger’s Tragedy, Troilus and Cressida, and Macbeth. All her sexy roles earned her the nickname “The Sex Queen of Stratford.” She hasn’t slowed down in her willingness to appear naked on screen, having done so as recently as 2003’s Calendar Girls.
Of all the movies she’s done, and characters she’s played, Helen Mirren admits her favorite role was as the evil history teacher in 1999’s Teaching Mrs. Tingle.
###Second Time Around
While Mirren is now a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, an honor she received in 2003, it was not the first time the accolade was offered to her. She had been offered the CBE in 1996 for her services to drama in 1996 but turned it down.
Before she got into acting, Helen Mirren had been a “blagger” at an amusement park in her teens. A “blagger” is someone who entices park visitors to go on the rides.
Madame Tussaud’s has represented Dame Helen in its gallery three different times. Besides one of her red-carpet outfits, she’s also appeared in the wax museum as Queen Elizabeth II and Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, arguably her second-most famous role.
###Before It Was Fashionable
In her twenties, Helen Mirren visited a Native American reservation in Minnesota where, in an act of rebellion, she got a star tattoo on her left hand. She now regrets it, but only because tattoos are no longer taboo.