Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sophie Anderton

Born on 14 May 1977 in Bristol
Sophie Anderton is an English model and reality television personality.

She became famous in 1996 after appearing in the Gossard Glossies "Girl in the grass" national advertising campaign shot by Herb Ritts, with the strapline "Who said a woman couldn't get pleasure from something soft?". The campaign attracted a record number of complaints (321) to the Advertising Standards Authority, none of which were upheld. The ASA later found out that the majority of complaints came from women who had never seen the ads, and had been encouraged to write in by an outraged newspaper columnist.

Earnings of £30,000 per week propelled her into the ranks of the it-girls and allowed her to lead a lifestyle of parties, drugs and sex. The UK tabloid press reported this in detail, even more so when she became addicted to cocaine, had a tumultuous affair with footballer and fellow addict Mark Bosnich, and became involved in prostitution.

Reality TV
In 2004, Anderton was a contestant on the fourth series of ITV's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, where she came fifth and was remembered for having a disagreement with singer Natalie Appleton.

She has also taken part in Simply the Best and a celebrity edition of the UK version of Fear Factor. In 2005, she appeared in the programme Cold Turkey which followed her attempts to quit smoking cigarettes alongside Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. She later became the face of the SOS Instant Quit Programme which consists of a mouth spray which makes smokers feel sick at the smell and taste of cigarette smoke. She has since resumed the habit.

In 2006, Anderton was a contestant on the second series of ITV's Love Island. Known as Me-Me by the show's presenters, Fearne Cotton and Patrick Kielty, she was covered extensively in the press as being emotionally unstable, crying relentlessly and being highly self-absorbed. She fell out with friend, Lady Victoria Hervey, after Anderton transferred her affections from Shane Lynch to Hervey's island interest Chris Brosnan. After a long discussion expressing how upset she was with her former friend's behaviour, Hervey then poured a bottle of wine over Anderton's head. Anderton was evicted from the show on 25 August.

Anderton appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 22 September 2006, and announced that she was about to star in a new TV series. The series was later announced as Sky One's Cirque de Celebrité, but had to quit after she sustained ligament damage.

In 2004, Anderton admitted to having sex for £5,000, arranged by a brothel madam in Florence, Italy.

In 2007, tabloid newspaper News Of The World and Mazher Mahmood conducted an entrapment operation, in which Anderton both took and offered cocaine and offered to have sex with Mahmood for £10,000. Her £100,000pa contract with fake tan firm Fake Bake was terminated the next day, citing her prostitution.

Sophie Anderton has revealed that her former cocaine habit cost her up to £1,000 a week and amounted to a six figure debt that left her bankrupt.

The troubled model admits that the struggle to overcome her addiction was 'a dark chapter in her life' and she now 'has to take life one day at a time'.

Now clean of drugs, Sophie says she’s also given up alcohol for fear of it leading to anything worse.

The star refused to reveal the extent of her debt, but admitted it was 'six figures.'

Sophie Anderton QUOTES

" I'm looking healthy because I'm off drugs and I'm having lots and lots of great sex... I have at least one orgasm a day, and often I have three. I have to say the love of a good man has made
me so happy. "

"The amount of painkillers I was given. Every time I had a pain in my leg I got used to numbing it out."

"'I'm an addict and I have to work at being clean every day"

"I just met somebody who happened to be a million more times more self destructive than me."

"I was six and a half stone when I went into rehab......I don't recognise the girl that I was."

"My spending has been out of control for the past few years. I can’t even bear to think about what I used to spend in a week"

"I was shopping every week, partying most nights and going on extravagant holidays. I had three Chloe Paddington bags at one point – they’re nearly £900 a pop!"

"I was completely irresponsible. I had to have the flashiest cars, designer clothes, shoes and bags, and was always out at the most expensive restaurants. It was mad."

-Sophie Anderton


1. Popcorn (2007) .... Female Killer


1. "Hole in the Wall" .... Herself (1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #2.1 (2009) TV episode .... Herself
2. "The Jeremy Kyle Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 2009)

- Episode dated 9 September 2009 (2009) TV episode .... Herself
3. "Celebrity Ding Dong" .... Herself (1 episode, 2008)
... aka Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (UK: complete title)

- Episode #2.2 (2008) TV episode .... Herself
4. "Loose Women" .... Herself (1 episode, 2007)
- Episode #11.92 (2007) TV episode .... Herself

5. "Tubridy Tonight" .... Herself (1 episode, 2006)
- Episode #3.1 (2006) TV episode .... Herself

6. "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" .... Herself (1 episode, 2006)
- Episode #11.3 (2006) TV episode .... Herself
7. "Celebrity Love Island" .... Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2006)

... aka Love Island (UK: second season title)
- Episode #2.23 (2006) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode #2.22 (2006) TV episode .... Himself
- Episode #2.8 (2006) TV episode .... Herself

- Episode #2.1 (2006) TV episode .... Herself
8. "1 Leicester Square" .... Herself (1 episode, 2006)

- Episode #1.11 (2006) TV episode .... Herself
9. "This Morning" .... Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2006)

... aka This Morning with Richard and Judy (UK: informal title)
- Episode dated 24 April 2006 (2006) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 28 May 2004 (2004) TV episode .... Herself

10. "Taste" .... Herself (Q&A video) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (????) TV episode .... Herself (Q&A video)
11. "Big Brother's Efourum" .... Guest Panelist / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
... aka Big Brother's Big Mouth (UK: new title)

- Episode #3.9 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode #1.21 (2004) TV episode .... Guest Panelist
12. "Richard & Judy" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)
- Episode dated 21 March 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
13. "GMTV" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
- Episode dated 6 December 2004 (2004) TV episode .... Herself
14. "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
... aka I'm a Celebrity (UK: short title)
- Episode #4.1 (2004) TV episode .... Herself

15. "Simply the Best" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
- Episode #1.7 (2004) TV episode .... Herself
16. "Celebrity Fear Factor UK" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
- Episode #1.1 (2004) TV episode .... Herself
17. "Hell's Kitchen" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
- Episode #1.6 (2004) TV episode (uncredited) .... Herself
18. "The Late Late Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
- Episode dated 16 April 2004 (2004) TV episode .... Herself

Archive Footage:

1. The Most Annoying People of 2006 (2006) (TV) .... Herself
2. The Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of 2004 (2005) (TV) .... Herself

First Name: Sophie
Last Name: Anderton
Nationality: British
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Date of Birth: May 14 1977
Height: 5'9.5" ; 176cm
Measurements: (US) 34-24-35 ; (EU) 86.5-61-89
Dress Size: (US) 4 ; (EU) 34
Shoe Size: (US) 8 ; (EU) 38.5 ; (UK) 5.5
Next Model Management - Paris
Irene Marie Management Group
The Fashion Model Management
Talents Models
Glossies de Glossard lingerie,
Marks & Spencer,
Magazine Covers:UK:
'Maxim' - August 1996;
'Shoo' - Spring 2004;
'Loaded' - September 2004;
'Celebs on Sunday' - April 24, 2005;
'Loaded' - October 2005;
'You' - July 16, 2006;
'Maxim' - September 2006
Fashion Shows:
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2005 {Scott Henshall}
Notes: - She has a tattoo on her lower back.
Gossard 1998-
Completing the Flora London Marathon.
British Berries summer fruits campaign 2006.
Maxim magazine.
Peacocks (retailer) - Breast cancer awareness.
La Senza's Christmas collection (November 2006)
Fake bake

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