The Select Guest
MEET | LYDIA HEARST
Featured 4.16-4.22.18 | Things you can tell just by looking at her: She’s strikingly gorgeous. Things you can’t tell just by looking at her: She comes from one of the most storied families in America’s history (yes, she’s that Hearst); She’s a natural blond; Her favorite sport to watch (and participate in) is professional bull riding (or PBR for those in the know); She’s played the flute since the age of 6; She’s a horror movie fanatic; She loves video games; And in her words, she’s weird, silly, serious, outgoing, sweet, kind and creative. That’s right. Lydia Hearst defies convention. And here are a few more things you might not know about this multi-hyphenate (actress-model-activist): She’s shared the big screen with everyone from Nicolas Cage to Chloe Sevigny to Beau Bridges (talk about range); her modeling career was kick-started when famed fashion photog, Stephen Meisel, caught a glimpse of her (despite the fact that she surprisingly stands at only 5’6”); and she has traveled extensively with Operation Smile, helping to change the lives of children across the globe. So yes, Lydia Hearst is full of surprises, and our guess is there’s way more to come. In the meantime, we’re just happy to spend the next seven days with her. We think you will be, too. Welcome to Lydia’s week.
more about lydia
Actress and Model Lydia Hearst has made quite a splash as a woman of many talents and interests. As an actress, Lydia recently wrapped the new drama-thriller, THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE, in which she stars alongside Hilary Duff and Jonathan Bennett. Lydia also recently wrapped the Indie thriller, BETWEEN WORLDS. Working alongside Nicolas Cage, the film tells the story of a truck driver who is haunted by his deceased wife, played by Lydia, and child.
Last year, Lydia starred in the comedy, SWING STATE, alongside Taryn Manning and in 2016 she starred in TWO FOR ONE alongside Erika Christensen, a story about a young artist in New York whose life is altered by the events of 9/11. In 2015, Lydia was seen in the WE TV series “South of Hell,” directed by Eli Roth. Additionally, she worked with director Tara Subkoff for her project #HORROR which co-stars Chloe Sevigny, Balthazar Getty, Taryn Manning and Natasha Lyonne. She also shot a supporting role opposite Beau Bridges in the indie thriller TRIGGER, about a small-town serial killer. In February 2014, Lydia appeared opposite Anton Yelchin in Director Hala Matar’s short film AUTOMOBILE WALTZ, which was shot exclusively for Kenzo. Also in 2014, Lydia starred in CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO, a horror film directed by Kaare Andrews, and completed production on CONDEMNED, a film about an abandoned building in New York City’s Lower East Side that houses squatters infected with a mysterious disease that turns them into crazed killers. The film was directed by Eli Morgan Gesner and co-stars Dylan Penn.
In the past few years, Lydia has starred in indie films such as THE LAST INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOY with Monet Mazur and Krysten Ritter, and episodes of the hit CW series “Gossip Girl” – all showcasing her successful transition into acting.
Always inspired by fashion, photography and the arts she was discovered by famed photographer Stephen Meisel, who shot her first magazine cover for Vogue Italia in April 2004. As a model, Lydia has worked with some of the greatest photographers in the world including Steven Meisel, Patrick DeMarchelier, Ellen von Unwerth, Mario Testino, Paulo Roversi, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Bettina Rheims, Mark Abrams, Peter Lindbergh and Terry Richardson. Additionally, Lydia appeared on Season Two of Oxygen’s hit model competition series, “The Face” in 2014. For this show, she joined fellow model coaches Naomi Campbell and Anne V. in mentoring a group of aspiring super models as they compete for an international beauty campaign.
When not working, Lydia lends much of her time to Operation Smile, a worldwide children’s charity organization that helps treat facial deformities such as cleft lips & cleft palates. She has traveled internationally with the organization to bring aide and awareness around the Globe. Additionally, Lydia is an avid supporter of amfAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Research) and Vienna’s annual Life Ball charity gala organized by AIDS LIFE.
Lydia currently resides in both Los Angeles and New York City.