Next Big Thing: Alexandra Richards
The name Alexandra Richards may not mean much to you now, but she’s someone who you’ll be seeing a lot of over the next few years. The daughter of Rolling Stone Keith Richards, 16-year old is one of the new faces of Tommy Hilfiger and looks set to take the modelling world by storm…
1. She’s the daughter of Rolling Stone Keith Richards and former Calvin Klein model Patti Hansen.
2. Her nickname is Alex.
3. Her birthday is on June 28, 1986, making her 18 this year.
4. Alexandra has a sister Theodora, and two half-siblings (Angela aka Dandelion and Marlon) from her dad’s first relationship with model/actress Anita Pallenberg.
5. Alexandra was “discovered” through her parents, and her first modelling job for Tommy Hilfiger was in October 2002.
6. Alexandra’s modelling mates for the Spring 2003 Tommy Hilfiger campaign include sister Theodora, First-twin Lauren Bush, Ally Hilfiger, model Karolina Kurkova and Lizzie Jagger.
7. She has also modelled for New York label Chanpaul.
8. If she wasn’t modelling, Alexandra would be doing something related to videography, photography, drawing, or psychology.
9. Alexandra is one of those lucky people who don’t have to exercise to stay in shape. “I don’t really have any workout routine. I was signed up for a gym but rarely go.”
10. When it comes to curling up in front on the couch for the night, Alexandra loves to relax with a big plate of pasta or chicken and rice.
11. Her favourite movies include “Just Married”, “High Fidelity”, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Pumpkin, “Requiem for a Dream”, “Super Troopers”, “Dazed and Confused”, “How High”, and “What About Bob?”.
12. Her CD collection includes Erika Badu, Coldplay, The Strokes, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, John Mayer, Smashing Pumpkins, Marvelets, The Temptations, and The Supremes.
13. Celebs she lusts after include Ashton Kutcher, Freddie Prince Jr., Ryan Philippe, John Cusak, Eminem, Jack Black and Jay Hernandez. And she’s moving in the right circles to hook up with them too!
14. Alexandra is a bit of an inventor! She came up with the Hot Lashes Eyelash Curling System. It’s a battery-operated tool that will curl your lashes and last all day.
15. Alexandra’s favourite places to holiday are Jamaica, England, and any hot exotic place.
16. Despite Dad Keith Richards very public drug problems (cocaine and heroin) he always worked to ensure his kids could talk about it. “Alexandra and Theodora are my best friends. It’s not finger-wagging. I just keep an eye on them. If they got a problem, they come and talk to me. They’ve grown up with friends whose idea of me – who knows what they’ve been told at school? But they know who I am. And they always come to my defence. Which is the way I like it.”
17. Alexandra was reported to be dating 17-year old James Jagger (yes, Mick’s son) after the pair worked together on a photo-shoot for fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger. They have since broken up.
18. At 17, Alexandra still has all the normal teenage hang-ups. “I get really insecure,” said Alexandra. “And I’ll say to Theodora, ‘What does this look like on me? Does it look bad? Does this make my butt look too big?’ ”
19. Fellow Rolling Stones offspring and top model Elizabeth Jagger has high hopes for Alexandra. “Next year’s model is going to be Alexandra Richards. I know everyone will say it’s just because her father is a Rolling Stone and she was going out with my brother, but she is going to be huge.”
20. Alexandra and sister, Theodora are being touted as anti-Hilton sisters because of their rejection of the party lifestyle. It’s not really surprising as their dad was one of rocks most infamous drug abusers. In fact, the teens have been praised for their good manners and were nicknamed “Angels” after an incident on a 1995 Rolling Stones tour involving Mick Jagger’s comparatively devilish offspring.