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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 4 September 1976Ayr, Scotland, UK
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Ayr, Scotland on September 4th, 1976, Kirsty Hume's love was painting, drawing inspiration from the countryside and influenced at a young age by the likes of Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, and folk artist. As the years passed and men noticed her wherever she went, Kirsty decided that her artistic endeavors might have to take a backseat to something more lucrative for a while. At the age of fourteen, tragedy struck when her mother passed away. Her life was scattered amongst many relatives, and soon she got a lucky break and was signed with a modeling agency in Glasgow, Scotland. Kirsty moved to the Florida, U.S. to further her career. Things continued on a slow pace until photographer 'Patrick Demarchelier' discovered her at age 16. Although she was gradually working on a modeling career, this boost opened many doors for her, providing chances for her to appear at the biggest shows, wearing the most famous designer names.

1995 was a breakout year for her, with many Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and Allure cover appearances. Despite the stress of travel and fashion shows, she was able to make time for her personal life. In 1997, she married Donovan Leitch Jr., a Calvin Klein model and musician son of famous Scottish folk singer, Donovan. The nuptials took place on the banks of picturesque Loch Lomond and became an all-out fashion show in and of itself, with a media circus buzzing and snapping photos of the groom in traditional kilt alongside the ravishing bride. With residences in New York and Scotland, Hume expanded her field beyond the runway by signing on with Chanel as a spokeswoman. Her work in campaigns for Gap, Ralph Lauren (in association with the LPGA golf tour), Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint-Laurent cemented her as part of the new breed of supermodels. Kirsty Hume's long golden hair became her trademark in an industry where it is often difficult to set yourself apart. Her goals, however, are broader than those of her peers, and her love of art, painting and her homeland has never left her mind. She even became involved in politics, giving a public vote of confidence to her party of choice during a by-election back home in Ayr. At the age of 23, she surprised many by announcing her plans to leave the modeling world in order to continue her education at an art school in New York. Since then - and a famous haircut that left her with short locks - her activity on the catwalk has dwindled, as her focus was on starting her own art gallery and cosmetics store. Although her last series of fashion shows were a few seasons ago, she has continued to pop up in the fashion scene, proving that she is not ready to fully give up the career that has made her one of the UK's richest stars under 30. No matter what the future holds, Hume will always be remembered not only for her incredible beauty, but also her desire to expand her resume outside of the fashion world. She is incredibly happy with her new-age life on the West coast, and has recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl, Violet Lilac Jean. She plans on returning to the catwalk, and starting her own line of designer threads.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jessie Blue

Spouse (1)

Donovan Leitch Jr. (23 September 1997 - 2014) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Married Donovan Leitch Jr. in a fairy-tale ceremony on the banks of Loch Lomond in September of 1997.
Mother died of cancer when she was just 14. She was raised by numerous relatives during that time.
Is an accomplished artist and a very talented seamstress.
Former daughter-in-law of Donovan and Enid Graddis aka Enid Stulberger.
Former sister-in-law of Ione Skye and Ben Lee.
Former sister-in-law of Astrella Celeste and Jason P.Rothberg, and Oriole Nebula Leitch. Former sister-in-law of Adam Horovitz.
Former aunt-in-law of Kate Netto and Goldie Priya Lee, Coco Sian Ryder and Sebastian Kerr Pisal.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 27, a daughter Violet Lilac Jean Hume Leitch on March 21, 2004. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Donovan Leitch Jr..
Filed for divorce from her husband of 16 years Donovan Leitch Jr. following a 3-year-long separation. [July 2014]

Personal Quotes (4)

It's hard to suddenly adapt from being a little girl in Scotland with no responsibility to living in a big city and earning money and travelling all over the place and having phone bills to pay and an apartment to clean and all the rest of it. When I left Scotland, I didn't even have a credit card.
My primary objective is to make money so that after I quit modelling, I can live a tranquil life.
I love painting people, printing and I'd like to take metal work classes. I'd rather be remembered as a famous painter, than a famous model, so I better get the ball rolling now.
I'll take a little cash out of the bank just in case weird things go down. I'll have a bunch of food - we'll probably even freeze some. We have a well at our house in the country , so I think we'll be okay there, but I'll still make sure we have lots of bottled water.

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