Liberty Ross is among the fashion industry's foremost models. Born in 1978, her background claims both meritocratic and aristocratic features as her father is Ian Ross, co-founder of the 1960s pirate station Radio Caroline, and founder of ‘Flipper’s’, the first roller disco in Los Angeles launched in the 1980s; her grandfather is Lord Killearn. Ross did some child modelling for Tiffanys and an Ozzy Osbourne album cover, and presented a Japanese cable station called the ‘Okey Dokey’, before being talent spotted by photographer Corinne Day on Portobello Road, London at 13. Her career took hold when Ross was 19 when she started working with Mario Testino. Ross models regularly for most major fashion magazines, and featured on The Face magazine’s 20th anniversary cover and was invited to act as guest editor of British Vogue in 2004. She has been the face of Emmanuel Ungaro’s fragrance ‘Desnuda’, the Guerlain cosmetics house and fashion house Jil Sander. She has also featured in campaigns for Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior, Jitrois, and Garrard.
- Model of the Year Award, The Elle Style awards, 2000 â€¨‘Face of the Millenium’ Evening Standard
To me the act of dressing up, tying up and fetishism has its primal urges in childhood.