Lydia Hearst was born on September 19, 1984, in Wilton, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Bernard Shaw and Patricia Hearst. She has also lived in London and Paris and currently resides in Los Angeles and New-York playing her part in fashion as well as acting industry.
She has spent her early childhood on the set of John Waters’ films with Patricia Hearst, Lydia’s mother, which led her to think of pursuing the career in this industry.
Her mother was given a long prison sentence because of her contribution in the crimes of the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left-wing terrorist group. However, she Calls Her Mother ‘One of the Greatest Influences in My Life’.
Lydia started writing since the young age which is the reason behind her successful blog called ‘LoveLydiaHearst.com’ where she writes and regularly posts articles. She is the great-granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst (her maternal great-grandfather) who was the owner of a publishing fortune and handed the publishing house to Lydia. She is the heiress of his publishing house.
Lydia dated Kevin Connolly, American actor and director and called it quits later. She then dated Chris Hardwick in 2014 and the relationship went well enough that they decided to tie a knot and took a small step towards it by getting engaged in 2015. They married in August 2016 in Pasadena, California and she Calls Hardwick ‘The Man of My Dreams’.
Education: Lydia Hearst finished her graduation from Wilton High School located in Connecticut itself. Later, for further studies, she majored in Communications and Technology by enrolling in Sacred Heart University.
Lydia Hearst Career
Lydia Hearst’s career took off after being discovered by fashion photographer Steven Meisel in 2003 and it took her no more time in hitting the success spot as in April 2004, she was shot by Steven Meisel for her first magazine cover in Vogue Italia.
That was the beginning of her journey in which she later worked with photographers from all around the world with some of them being Steven Meisel, Patrick DeMarchelier, Ellen Von Unwerth, Mario Testino, Paulo Roversi, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Bettina Rheims, Mark Abrams, and Peter Lindbergh. She has been featured on the magazine covers in Italy, France, Korea, Japan, Latin America, and the United States.
Also, she has She has excelled in her modeling career due to her apt height, figure and face. She has modeled on the international runway circuit and at many fashion shows on behalf of Chanel, Fendi, Rebecca Taylor, Catherine Malandrino, Twinkle, Nicole Miller, Three As Four, and Jeremy Scott.
She has served as a supermodel coach for the second edition of Oxygen’s The First modeling reality competition. She has also been featured in the music videos like Johnny Polygon’s “LimoSexSuperstar” video, Miles Fisher cover of “This Must Be the Place” and Cisco Adler’s “Song for All the Girls”.
Guys Reading Poems, Mistresses, The Great Fashion Icons in Film, Gossip Girl, Delirium and South of Hell showcase some of her best performances in the Hollywood industry.
Lydia Hearst achievements
Lydia’s hard work and dedication were recognized and valued at the 2008 Michael Awards where she was titled as “Supermodel of the Year,” as well as acknowledged and given the award for Best International Supermodel at the Madrid Glamour Awards on November 12, 2008.
Lydia is a Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile and has been recognized with the Smile Award for her dedication to the organization in 2012, and also received a humanitarian Award from Catwalk For Charity June 8, 2014.
Lydia is the heiress of her great-grandfather’s production house and runs a lifestyle blog LiveLydiaHearst.com.
Lydia Hearst Net Worth
Lydia comes from an immensely rich family and receives almost 150 gifts on her birthday. Anybody with such luxury would definitely pass life ease but Lydia seems to be an exception because of her dedication towards her work and hard work in her career. The estimated net worth of Lyndia Hearst is around $110 million, Her home production is about $44 million and her main source of income comes from her modeling career. She has done several advertising campaigns for Prada, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Sephora, L’Oreal Ferria, MYLA Lingerie, H&M, MAC Cosmetics, Miss Me Jeans and much more. She is also the brand ambassador Swarovski’s Heart Truth campaign and also a regular blogger.
Lydia Hearst House $11 million
Lydia Hearst and Chris Hardwick owns an Italianate-style home designed in 1928 by architect Paul Williams. She is also the brand ambassador Swarovski’s Heart Truth campaign that empowered women to look after and treat their heart health in a better way.
The house is spread over half-acre, the 8,240-square-foot. It is a three-story residence having formal living and dining rooms, a den/library, a media room, offices, a gym, a wine room, eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and grounds that include a barbecue, a swimming pool and spa, cabana and a fire pit. There are a hillsides and cityscape view from their residence.
Even after crossing the age of 30, Lydia has never slow paced her dedication and hard work in the industry. She has continued to inspire the world with her success story and giving her best performances in whatever field she lands