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Lisa Snowdon (born Lisa Snawdon on January 23, 1971) is an English actress, supermodel, television presenter and singer. She was signed with a British elite agency Premier Model Management. For a few years she was signed to click click model management. She has recently been titled "the British Tyra Banks" because of her years of experience in the modeling industry. Snowdon has worked with the biggest photographers in the world some including David Bailey, Nick Knight, Kim Knott, Clive Arrowsmith, Nigel Barker and Andre Rau. Snowdon has graced the covers of and done fashion spreads for some of the biggest fashion publications in the world e.g Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Company, FHM, Eve, Glamour, You, Maxim, Arena, Sky, Love It, OK!, Hello!, FHMbionic, Heat, Now!, Elle and New! magazine. Snowdon has been in FHM'S most beautiful women countdown every year. She has been the face of Neutrogena and attracted major attention when she had a relationship with George Clooney. Snowdon has now done her time as a Top Model and now is the supermodel judge on livingtv's hit show Britain's Next Top Model .
Born in Welwyn Garden City, England, Snowdon lives in Epping Forest. She moved to London to attend the Italia Conti School of Performing Arts. Snowdon went to school with friend and model Naomi Campbell, and worked briefly as a waitress. She was spotted by a Premier Model Management agent at age 19 while dancing in a London nightclub.
She is best known for her beauty commercials and high-fashion cover and spread modelling. She went on to be the "elevator girl" for Lynx deodorant in 2003, doing advertisements for Mercedes-Benz, Martini, Dove soap, and becoming the face of Neutrogena and numerous high-fashion catalogues. Her high-profile modelling career led to appearances in just about every single men's magazine, including Maxim, Arena, Loaded, SKY and GQ. She has featured on FHM's List of FHM 100 Sexiest Women every year between 1996 and 2007 except for 1998.
A 1997 album, Spell It Out, failed to sell, and a starring role in Channel 4's short film Man's Best Friend did not perform much better. However, Snowdon's high-fashion look has made her an eye-catching presenter. When offered her first presenting job she had to think about it for a long time because of her modelling career and her being in such high demand by designers it wasn't the right time but she took a risk and accepted her first ever presenting job, her presenting credits include FightBox on BBC Three with Trevor Nelson, MTV UK's Select, Top of the Pops, The Big Breakfast, BBC Radio 1's One Big Sunday, Miss World 2004, GMTV, Spring Break Live, V2003, CD:UK, LA Pool party and various ITV Movie premiere shows. She has taken over from Lisa Butcher as the Supermodel judge and Host on the UK's biggest Modelling competition/search Britain's Next Top Model which is a contest to find Britain's next supermodel to rival the likes of herself and others such as Kate Moss and Twiggy.
When presenting Lisa Snowdon's All Access for VH1, she often appeared barefoot. She is also the face of a "Taxiwise" safety campaign and After Eight mint straws. In 2007 she was announced as the new co-presenter of Through the Keyhole with Sir David Frost.
In June 2007 she guest presented on the BBC's Sunday morning show Something for the Weekend, whilst regular presenter Amanda Hamilton was on holiday for 2 weeks.
On August 20, 2007 Snowdon guest presented on Channel 4's tea time show Richard & Judy along with star of Little Britain, David Walliams, whilst regular presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan were away at the funeral of Manchester icon Tony Wilson.
In 2005, Snowdon became an ambassador for the breast cancer care charity.
Snowdon had a short fling with Brandon Boyd (the lead singer of American alternative band Incubus) and is also well known for being the former girlfriend of George Clooney.
In the book "Inside Little Britain", David Walliams refers to a woman he fell in love with as "Miss X", who was later revealed in the media to be Lisa Snowdon.
Snowdon participated in a celebrity edition of The Apprentice in order to raise money for charity.Sport Relief Does The Apprentice is part of the BBC's annual charity initiative and aired on March 12 and March 14 2008.
The other celebrities on 'The Girls' team were Clare Balding, Jacqueline Gold, Kirstie Allsopp and Louise Redknapp. The Girls won the contest raising over £400,000 from ticket sales and sales on the night of the big event at their shop. Snowdon is an ambassador for Breast Cancer Care, having lost a family member to the disease. She attends events, is the face of the ‘In the Pink’ campaign and launched their 2005 ‘In Their Shoes’ celebrity shoe auction.