Kelly Brook (born Kelly Ann Parsons November 23, 1979) is
an English model, television presenter, actress, and swimwear designer.
After leaving school in Rochester, Brook studied at the Italia Conti
stage school in London for three years before becoming a professional
Brook recently confessed that she was a naughty babysitter during
her younger years. One of her clients owned a huge collection of
porn films and she just couldnt help taking advantage of it.
"When I was younger, I used to babysit for a couple who had
a huge collection of naughty videos," she told Loaded magazine.
My friends would all come round and we'd sit and watch them.".
She is currently engaged to actor Billy Zane, having previously
dated actor Jason Statham.
Brook's modelling career began at 16 after winning a beauty competition,
her early work was in a range of advertising campaigns, including
for the new "Bravissimo" company that specializes in bras
and lingerie for full-figured women, and for Foster's beer. Brook
is 5 feet, 8 inches (172 cm) tall, and her figure is very well suited
for Bravissi famed for her voluptuous figure (Brook's bust measures
32E), which caught the eye of the editorial team of the Daily Star
who began featuring her as a page three girl.
Brook's picture soon began appearing in other lad mags such as
FHM (and repeatedly landing in its list of the "100 Sexiest
Women of the Year") and Loaded. She topped the 2005 FHM list,
which was said to have polled 15 million people. In a poll over
5000 women in April 2005 for Grazia magazine she was considered
to have the best British female body.
Brook has also done a large amount of commercial swimwear, sportswear,
and hosiery modeling, and a limited amount of nude & semi-nude
modeling. Recent modelling work for Triumph Bras caused quite a
stir because of specially commissioned 50-foot high billboards of
By 1997, still barely 18, Brook started getting work presenting
youth television programmes on MTV, Granada and Trouble TV.
Her big break into mainstream presenting came in January 1999 when
she was chosen to replace Denise van Outen as the female half of
The Big Breakfast presenting team, alongside Johnny Vaughan. Brook
remained for half a year and then parted company with the show in
July 1999 under unclear circumstances. Initial reports suggested
that she had resigned, but later it was suggested that in fact Brook
had been sacked, and only learned about it while vacationing. In
either case, most television reviewers said that Brook was too inexperienced
for the role, and cited a leaked memo from the production staff
to the show's writers, recommending that they avoid giving her "difficult
words" in her scripts. Vaughan, in an interview with Heat,
condemned these attacks as inaccurate and vindictive, especially
towards a young presenter. Brook appeared presenting again on national
TV in 2005 in Celebrity Love Island, with Irish comedian Patrick
Kielty, and her hosting abilities were slated once again by TV critics.
Brook picked up roles presenting for MTV again.
Brook has appeared in minor roles in a string of movies including
Sorted and Ripper. She played the girlfriend of Clark Kent/Superman's
best friend Lex Luthor in four episodes of Warner Brothers' Smallville
during the show's first season (2001 - 2002). She has also completed
assignments as a movie actress in Canada and made a short appearance
as Lyle's girlfriend in the 2003 movie The Italian Job. In 2004
she played character Nikki Morris in the video game Need for Speed
Underground 2, alongside playmate Brooke Burke.
Brook also stars in School for Seduction, a 2004 film.
She recently starred in a Miss Marple drama on ITV. Her forthcoming
film Three, in which she co-starred with fiance Zane, caused some
minor controversy when Brook and Zane requested her nude scenes
be excised from the final cut, which the producers refused to do.
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