Sadie Frost (born 19 June 1965 in
London) is an English actress and fashion designer, currently the owner of
Born Sadie Liza Vaughan, her parents were psychedelic artist David
Vaughan, who did work for The Beatles, and his then-16-year-old muse,
actress Mary Davidson.
Her childhood she describes as "chaotic but positive experience," being
born in Primrose Hill, but spending much of her youth in
Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester after her parents separated. Her
parents had six relationships between them, and although Sadie is the
oldest they produced four sisters and five brothers for her: including
fellow actresses Holly Davidson and Jade Davidson; brothers called Gabriel
Jupiter, Tobias Vaughan and a sister named Sunshine Purple Tara Velvet.
According to Frost, one of her stepfathers was a follower of the Bhagwan
cult, who forbade the children to say the words “No” or “Sorry”, and
during her father's colour-therapy phase, he insisted that everybody in
the house wear orange, and wouldn’t let them eat anything that was red.
They also had to take showers wearing tracksuits and were made to refer to
objects as the most opposite they could think of as a test of character,
for example calling apples elephants.
Her nickname is "Mutton".
After appearing in a Jelly Tots advertisement, aged three, and appearing
with Morecambe and Wise, aged five, she gained a scholarship to the Italia
Conti Academy. However, following an early eating disorder, she gave up
acting at age thirteen and attended Hampstead School. On graduation she
left home to escape her parents, and at age nineteen she appeared in a
play called Mumbo Jumbo at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre Directed
by Nicholas Hytner.
As an actress, Sadie has performed in: Press Gang and Casualty. Her first
film role was in Diamond Skulls, though her most memorable film appearance
is as vampire Lucy Westenra in Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker's
Dracula in 1992. She earned her living mainly through appearing in music
videos, including for Pulp's song "Common People", Planet Perfecto
featuring Grace "Not Over Yet '99"; and various productions for Spandau
Ballet where she met first husband Gary Kemp.
Frost and Kemp appeared together in the 1990's film The Krays. The couple
went on to appear in two movies together, one of which was filmed while
they were separated: the 1994's film Magic Hunter, even required the two
to participate in a love scene.
She took a role opposite Jude Law in Paul W. S. Anderson's directorial
debut Shopping. After marrying Law and having three further children, she
cut down on her acting commitments in the late 1990s, and moved into
producing and co-founding the production company Natural Nylon.
In 1999, she co-founded the fashion label FrostFrench with her friend,
Jemima French. The label started in lingerie and expanded into clothing
collections. FrostFrench won elle_magazine’s Designers of the Year Award
In 2004, she wrote, presented and produced a short lived series What Sadie
did next... for E4, and in 2005 appeared in Eating with...Sadie Frost on
In March 2006, Frost flew to South Africa to part-fund an orphanage for
the Homes of Hope project.
In September 2006, she posed nude for Canadian photographer Bryan Adams
for a PETA anti-fur ad to coincide with London Fashion Week.
In 2009, she made her West End debut in Touched ... For the Very First
Time, a new one-woman show by Zoe Lewis, directed by Douglas Rintoul and
produced by Imogen Lloyd Webber.
In January 2010 she starred in the play Fool For Love alongside Carl
Barat, formerly of The Libertines. The play showed at the Riverside
When 16 and dancing in a music video, she met Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp.
They married on 7 May 1988, and later had a son, Finlay Munro (born 20
September 1990). Gary Kemp and Sadie Frost were married for five years and
separated for two. They divorced on 19 August 1995.
She met Jude Law during the work on the film Shopping. They married on 2
September 1997 and they had three children: son Rafferty (born 6 October
1996), daughter Iris (born 25 October 2000) and son Rudy Indiana Otis
(born 10 September 2002). Frost and Law divorced on 29 October 2003.
Defining Moments (2011) ....
The Last Supper (2009/IV) .... Wife
The Heavy (2009) .... Dutch
The Town That Boars Me (2008) .... The Queen
Beyond the Rave (2008) (V) .... Fallen Angel
Shoot on Sight (2007) .... Fiona Monroe
"Bedsitcom" (2003) TV series (voice) .... Introducer
Uprising (2001) (TV) .... Zivia Lubetkin
The Anniversary Party (2001) (voice) (uncredited) .... Lucy - Joe's
"The Fear" (2001) TV series .... Storyteller
Love, Honour and Obey (2000) .... Sadie
... aka Love, Honor and Obey (USA)
... aka Love, Honour & Obey (UK: alternative title)
Rancid Aluminium (2000) .... Sarah Thompson
... aka Rancid Aluminum (USA)
Soul Patrol (2000) .... Luisa
Presence of Mind (1999) .... Governess
... aka El celo (Spain)
Captain Jack (1999) .... Tessa
... aka An Inch Over the Horizon
"Ruth Rendell Mysteries" .... Francesca (1 episode, 1999)
- The Lake of Darkness (1999) TV episode .... Francesca
Final Cut (1998) .... Sadie
An Ideal Husband (1998) .... Mrs. Laura Cheveley
Bent (1997) .... Max's friend
Flypaper (1997) .... Natalie
Crimetime (1996) .... Val
A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995) .... Hattie
Büvös vadász (1994) .... Eva
... aka Bűvös vadász (Hungary)
... aka Magic Hunter (International: English title)
Shopping (1994) .... Jo
The Cisco Kid (1994) (TV) .... Dominique
Splitting Heirs (1993) .... Angela
Dracula (1992) .... Lucy Westenra
... aka Bram Stoker's Dracula (USA: complete title)
Papierowe malzenstwo (1992) .... Employment Agency Interviewer
... aka Paper Marriage
A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990) (TV) .... Alice 20 yrs
... aka Ein Phantom in Monte Carlo (West Germany)
The Krays (1990) .... Sharon Pellam
... aka The Kray Twins (Europe: English title)
Diamond Skulls (1989) .... Rebecca
... aka Dark Obsession (USA)
"Press Gang" .... Jenny Eliot (2 episodes, 1989)
- How to Make a Killing: Part 2 (1989) TV episode .... Jenny Eliot
- How to Make a Killing (1989) TV episode .... Jenny Eliot
"Casualty" .... Natasha (1 episode, 1988)
- Inferno (1988) TV episode .... Natasha
"Les Girls" .... Amanda (7 episodes, 1988)
- Flowers (1988) TV episode .... Amanda
- Old Fruit (1988) TV episode .... Amanda
- Meat Market (1988) TV episode .... Amanda
- Tarts (1988) TV episode .... Amanda
- Prints (1988) TV episode .... Amanda
"Gentlemen and Players" .... Kate Beaufort (2 episodes, 1988)
- Stags at Bay (1988) TV episode .... Kate Beaufort
- Last Man In (1988) TV episode .... Kate Beaufort
"Pulaski" .... Sandy (1 episode, 1987)
... aka Pulaski: The TV Detective (USA)
- Tough Guys Don't Blink (1987) TV episode .... Sandy
"Boon" .... Nurse (1 episode, 1987)
- Wheels of Fortune (1987) TV episode .... Nurse
Empire State (1987) .... Tracy
A Horse Called Jester (1979) .... Tina Harris