Sophie Dahl has made her mark as model, actress and writer. Granddaughter of author Roald Dahl, her modelling career was sparked by a chance meeting with Isabella Blow in 1996. Then a stylist for Vogue, Blow referred Dahl to Storm - one of London's hottest model agencies - who signed her within weeks. Her formative years in the fashion business were marked by her success as a 'plus-size' model, and she is credited as influencing designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Jean-Paul Gaultier to work with a fuller figure not considered a fashion norm since the Fifties. Campaigns include the infamous Yves Saint Laurent's Opium advert, which was banned by the British Advertising Standards Agency. In addition to her career in modelling Dahl is a published writer. Her short stories have appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times and Elle; she is a judge for the 2003 Orange fiction prize; and her first novel 'The Man With The Dancing Eyes' was published in February 2003. She has appeared in two films, 'Best 'and 'Mad Cows'.