English actress Kelly Brook was born on November 23, 1979 in Rochester, England. Her mother was a cook while her father was a scaffolder. Her father died at age 57 because of lung cancer, and he died while she was on Strictly Come Dancing.
While growing up, she became interested in both acting and modeling. She went to the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and studied there for 3 years before going into modeling. Her modeling career started when she was just 16 years old, during which she won a beauty contest that her mother encouraged her to join.
After winning the contest, she found herself working as a commercial model for various brands and products like Piz Buin, Foster’s Lager, Bravissimo, Walkers crisps, and Renalt Megane. Because of her stunning figure, she caught the attention of Daily Star editors, and they got her to model for them as Page Three girl. It was not long before Kelly Brook began to appear in various men’s magazines like FHM, GQ, and Loaded.
Readers of Grazia magazine voted her as the woman with the most beautiful body. In 2005, FHM placed her at number one on their list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World, with reportedly 15 million people who voted for that category. Since 1998, she has been included in the list of FHM’s sexiest women, and in 2010, the model actress was featured on the cover of FHM’s special issue World Cup.
She signed up with Unilever in 2006 to model their Lynx body spray, which is more popularly known as Axe. The ads appeared in both the US and in Europe. She also modeled for T Mobile, Sky+, and Reebok.
Kelly Brook appeared in many other ads and commercials. Ultimo chose her in 2010 to be their new face and body for their lingerie collections. She modeled for Carlsberg and Sky 3D, and she made it on the cover of Playboy magazine in 2010.
Kelly Brook also appeared on TV. In January 1999, she replaced Denise van Outen in The Big Breakfast, and she stayed in the show until July of the same year. Many years later, she became a host for the reality show Celebrity Love Island.
In 2007, she became one of the contestants for the celebrity dance competition Strictly Come Dancing. She left the competition because of her father’s death. She had many other TV appearances.
She became a judge for the reality show Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life, which was aired from September to November 2008. She also became a judge for the famous show Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, but she was dropped after just a week because the producers thought having four judges for the show was too much. The only episode where she appeared was considered as a guesting.
The model and actress had many other involvements in show business. Kelly Brook has appeared in many movies including Sorted, The Italian Job, School for Seduction, House of 9, and Piranha 3D. The future looks bright for this talented beauty from Canada.