Lisa Haydon is an Indian actress, model, and fashion designer.Her formal name is Elisabeth Marie Haydon. She has appeared as the cover model for many prime fashion magazines such as Elle, Verve, Harper’s Bazaar, Femina, Adorn, and FHM.She was also ranked 31st in the list of “Times 50 Most Desirable Women” for the year 2011.
Lisa Haydon is known throughout the modelling and fashion industry as a person with impeccable style and personality. She has been the recipient of almost all the main fashion awards in India. In the 2009 Cosmopolitan Fun and Fearless Awards, she was hailed as the most stylish personality and the topmost model, and was also named the most stylish by DNA in the same year. She also got the best model Marie Claire award in the year 2010.
Lisa Haydon: Early Life and onwards
Lisa Haydon was born on June 17, 1986, to an Australian mother and a Malayalee father, in the city of Chennai, India. She is the sister of model Mallika Haydon. She spent most of childhood and teenage years in Australia and the United States. Lisa only came to India in the year 2007 to pursue a career in modeling.
When Lisa was 18 years old, she wanted to become a yoga teacher. She was studying Psychology when she decided to take up modelling on the advice of a friend, to earn some additional income. That would also help pay the rent and the fees for the yoga classes. She embarked on her modelling career in Australia. Lisa first featured in an advertisement for a stretch marks cream. Later, she got inspired by the success of her model sibling, Mallika Haydon, and hence came to India in 2007.
Lisa Haydon’s modelling career just took off after her arrivalin India. Over the years, she has walked the ramp for varied fashion shows, including major ones such as the HDIL-India Couture Week and the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. Lisa is the face of cosmetics giant Lakmé in India. She has also been a part of many commercials for numerous brands like Indigo Nation, Hyundai i20, and Blender’s Pride. In the year 2010, she got her big break when she featured in a commercial opposite Indian heartthrob and film actor Hrithik Roshan. Lisa has also been the host of TV shows such as MTV’s reality show, “Rock On.”
Diversifications in Lisa Haydon’s career
As a Fashion designer
Lisa teamed up with Sher Singh, the global lifestyle brand, and launched the first part of her international collection. It depicted the global style of Lisa Haydon and is considered as a vibrant combination of a distinctive Indian identity and worldly glamorous style.
The spring collection was unveiled on Valentine’s Day in 2012. It was playful, lively, and in coral, pastels, and tan. A few dresses were adorned with lace accessories and could even be paired with jackets and boots.Lisa was very happy with the collection. She said that it was representative of her personal style and fashion sense. She loved it all, the structured cuts, the bohemian feel, and jerseys for comfort wear. It was indeed the way she loved putting together an outfit!
The line was not completely full of Indian dresses and pieces, but had burrowed certain elements of Indian fashion such as embroidery, dyes, colors, buttons, and fabrics. It was the first time that an Indian model had come up with an international line of clothing, just like other international actresses, models, and celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, and Paris Hilton.
As a Bollywood actress
Lisa was spotted by actor/producer Anil Kapoor in a coffee shop. This led to her being cast in the 2010 movie, Aisha. After getting the part, Lisa went to New York to learn method acting. She also enrolled for Hindi diction classes in Mumbai. The movie was a loose adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Emma, and the Hollywood film Clueless. Lisa played the role of Aarti Menon, a white-collared, New-York returned, corporate yuppie.
In 2011, Lisa played the role of Dolly in the movie ‘Rascals.’ Lisa is a trained dancer in Bharatnatyam; she also took dance classes from Shiamak Davar. This got her an ‘item girl’ dance number in Rachaa, a Telugu movie, in the year 2012. Lisa Haydon got a lot of accolades for her role as Vijaya Laxmi in the recently released Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Queen.’
Since 2005, the 1. 78 meter tall Lisa Haydon was dating entrepreneur and Disc Jockey Karan “Third Eye” Bhojwani. They got engaged in the year 2013.
Lisa does not like to accessorize a lot. But she is a huge bag freak. She will always be seen carrying at least 1 internationally branded vintage bag at any point in time. Her favorite colors include white and black, and she prefers to wear anything and everything that she is comfortable in.
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