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Overview (3)

Born in Rochester, Kent, England, UK
Birth NameKelly Ann Parsons
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kelly Brook (born 23 November 1979) is an English model, actress and television presenter best known for her roles in the 2010 horror comedy remake Piranha 3D and in the NBC sitcom One Big Happy. Brook was born and raised in Rochester, Kent, as Kelly Ann Parsons. She is the daughter of Sandra Kelly, a cook, and Kenneth Parsons, a scaffolder. She has a younger brother, Damian, and an older half-sister, Sasha. Kenneth died aged 57 in Rochester from lung cancer on 26 November 2007, during Brook's time on Strictly Come Dancing.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: scaryofmonsters

Trade Mark (2)

Bubbly personality, breathless voice
Curvaceous figure

Trivia (7)

She studied for three years at the Italia Conti stage school in London, England. Other actors that have attended Italia Conti include Richard Todd, Noël Coward, Stephen Manwaring and Martine McCutcheon.
She has a brother, Damian, who is two years younger than her. Also has a half-sister, Sasha, whom she credits with getting her into modeling.
She started modelling professionally at 16 and starred in her first advertising campaign for Lee Jeans. Since then she's featured in campaigns for Renault Megane, Walkers and Piz Buin. Her first media break came when she was taken an interest in by the British national tabloid newspaper The Star, who still regularly publish images of her to this day. She was then recognized by, and is often featured in, the 'lad's mags' FHM, Maxim, etc.
She attended Thomas Aveling School whilst living in Warren Wood, Rochester.
She has been consistently voted one of England's sexiest women. She was featured as #97 in Maxim magazine's "Hot 100 Women of 2002" supplement. She was ranked #1 in the 2005 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World". She was ranked #71 on Maxim's Hot 100 Women of 2005 list. In 2007, she came sixth in a Daily Star readers' poll to find the "best breasts in Britain". She was ranked #8 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
One of her first modeling job was for a then mail order lingerie company called Bravissimo in UK. The company specializes in selling bras of large cup sizes.
She made an early appearance in the public eye advertising 'Deathtrap Dungeon' in 1998, posing in photo-shoots as the heroine. In an interview, Johnny Vaughan recalled how this was how he first met her; his wife made the costumes for Eidos photo-shoots.

Personal Quotes (31)

The thing is - and this is something that really annoys me - a lot of people mistake lightness for stupidity. If you're cold and mean and dark, you're smart. If you're sweet and charming and you get on with people, then you're not. Then, you're... bubbly.
I am a light person. I think of myself with a shield, a protective shield around me. And I think of bad things bouncing off it. Boom, boom, boom, ba-boom, ba-boom!
I got a lot of "This bloody bitch - she only got the job because of what she looks like.". - as quoted in the September 2002 issue of Playboy magazine
[on potential boyfriends] Someone who's down to earth, funny, good in bed, handsome. Actually, just handsome will do. I'm really shallow at the moment. I'm at that age when I just don't want anything challenging. I haven't got the energy. As long as they're cute, I'm there. And the less they have to say for themselves, the better.
I'm into well-being, not because of social pressures to look a certain way, but because I'm interested in living a long, full and healthy life.
[on winning a scholarship to drama school] It was amazing. Amazing! I was from a comprehensive tough school, you know, and then going into London and all the girls are all jazz hands and kissy-kissy, and daaaaarling, sweetie, darling. It was such a contrast, and it took a while for me to adjust and fit in. But within six months, I was all jazzy and kissy and smiley. I became a stage-school brat very quick.
[on stripping off for the stage play "Calender Girls"] The getting naked is the easy bit. I'll make sure I have to get naked in every contract. [laughs] In Calendar Girls, I'm working with some fantastic women. We cover ourselves with various props, but obviously there are a couple of slips now and then! Danny is cool with it, he came on the first night and he loved it. But he did tell me: "You need to slow down because you talk too quickly". I was so nervous the first night, so he gave me constructive criticism.
Sex keeps me fit and healthy. What can be better than that? It's not about crazy diets or gym workouts.
My mum was never strict. I was allowed to go out to clubs underage, watch TV, listen to whatever music I wanted to, and that made me not rebel. I have never touched a drug in my life. Why would I? My mum used to smoke cannabis in the front room, so I was never curious about it. My mum's a cool chick and in some ways we are alike. She's a strong woman, very sharp and perceptive.
Women in the 1950s were so much sexier. That's what I aspire to look like.
[on Piranha 3D (2010)] It's a big popcorn movie. It was fun to work on and it seems to have got a good response. The fans seem to love it. If you like horror and you like fish then go and see it.
[on nudity] I'm so used to it now that I'm more terrified of putting my clothes on! I haven't got any huge body hang-ups. I've got to the age where I've accepted all flaws. I know I'm never going to be perfect.
I can't run fast like Usain Bolt. I can't sing like Mariah Carey. So if people are interested in my body, then okay, that's that. I'm not going to fight against it.
My breasts are far too big for my body. I'm just a stick with boobs!
I rarely watch what I eat, or go to the gym. It's sex that keeps me fit.
I used to babysit for a couple who had a collection of naughty videos, and I would sit and watch them.
I love lingerie. I learnt a lot about it when I was an underwear model. I know what looks sexy on me.
I've been too skinny in the past, and that was worse than being big. My face looked gaunt. It was down to anxiety and being in bad relationships with men who weren't very nice to me. I don't want to ever look like that again.
I've learned life's too short not to be happy. If I'm not happy in a relationship or a job, I just won't do it. I won't be unhappy for the sake of a pay cheque or not being lonely. I've developed the confidence to turn things down, and believe nice things and nice people will come to me.
Of course losing your parents is the natural order of things, but it is so hard. I miss his [my dad's] sense of humour, he made me laugh all the time and he was so much fun to be around.
The thing that changed the course of my life was moving to a performing arts school aged 12. I became better at dealing with attention. It forced me to come out of myself. It was the best thing I ever did.
I was geeky when I was growing up. My mum used to call me Saffy from Ab Fab - even now, if I tell her off for smoking, she's like, "Alright, Saffy, calm down!"
Modelling opened so many doors for me, but it closed a lot too. We grow up thinking beautiful women can't be anything apart from beautiful, which is sad. As soon as I start trying to be other things or learn new skills, people are like, 'No, you can't do that!' I think, 'I might not be able to do it well, but I'm going to give it a go, and hopefully one day I'll succeed.' Looks fade and it's nice to have other talents. I'm still working on that one. My looks are fading and I'm yet to have skills or talents, but I'm trying!
In this industry people are looking at me and I want to look the best I can be. I'll be 40 in November and it'd be great to hit that milestone in the same size 10-12 jeans I wore when I was 21. I think I can do it.
I met Jeremy on Instagram, which feels very modern. I didn't follow him to chat him up, it wasn't like I sent him a naughty selfie! I followed him because he was a martial artist and I was studying it and wanted his advice. It was more of a professional thing. Even though I did fancy him as well...
My boobs have been a blessing and a curse. My body wasn't fashionable in the 90s, that's why I worked so much with lads' mags. They embraced my curves, whereas the fashion mags were like, 'Oh no, strap them down!' Men celebrate curves. Women should do that more, I think.
In the past I've done quick fixes, deprived myself, then put back on more than I'd lost. In October I started using SlimFast's new Advanced Vitality drink and it's worked because it's fitted into my lifestyle. I'd have my drink before each meal and it'd fill me up, so I didn't fancy eating as much as I did before. I can still have naughty things in moderation, but now I only want a biscuit or two, not the whole packet. I've got much more energy and I've lost 15lb. I can wear my nice underwear again instead of huge frumpy bras, and I've stopped tweaking my Instagram images because I looked fat.
I blame my boyfriend Jeremy - I was eating the same as him, but he'd go for a run and I'd sit on the sofa. I'd gone up to a size 16 and I felt it was too big for my frame. My boobs had got so big it was hurting my back.
I found glamour modelling embarrassing to begin with, but that was part of my success. I had the body of a porn star and this innocent, dumb-looking face.
Feminism is about being who you want to be and having choices. If that choice is to be a glamour model, that's empowering because it's your decision. That's the whole point of feminism.
I was unaware people might look at me in a sexual way. We had a fire alarm at school one day, I got caught talking in the line and the Head Of Year made me stand in front of the whole school. A group of boys I'd been friends with for years laughed at me for getting told off, and I was like, 'Oh be quiet!' The Head Of Year sent me to her office and said, 'You can't come to school looking the way you do, flirting with every boy that comes past.' I was 11! I didn't know what the word 'flirt' even meant. I dressed the same as everyone else, but my curves made me different. After that realisation I felt very uncomfortable with my looks.

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