Sienna Rose Miller (born 28 December
1981) is an American-born English actress, model, and fashion designer,
best known for her roles in Layer Cake, Alfie, Factory Girl, and G.I. Joe:
The Rise of Cobra.
Born in New York City, Miller moved with her family to London, England
when she was a year old. She went to Francis Holland Junior School, from
the time she was 4 to 11. She attended Heathfield St Mary's School, a
boarding school in Ascot, Berkshire and later studied for a year at the
Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City.
Her father Edward Miller is an American banker turned Chinese art dealer.
Her mother Jo Miller is South African of British descent and ran Lee
Strasberg's acting academy in London. Miller has a sister, Savannah, a
fashion designer; two half-brothers, Charles and Stephen, and a
stepsister, Natasha Corrett (the daughter of her father's second wife
Prior to her professional acting career, Miller worked as a photographic
model. She signed with Tandy Anderson, and modeled for Coca-Cola, Italian
Vogue, and posed topless in the 2003 Pirelli Calendar. Miller has also
been closely associated with the style of fashion that became known as
boho chic, much of which fashion followers noted was strikingly similar to
the style of model Kate Moss.
Miller signed a two-year contract with Pepe Jeans London; the jeans ad
campaign first appeared in magazines March 2006. In February 2009, Hugo
Boss Fragrances announced that Miller would be the new ambassador for
their women's BOSS Orange women's perfume.
In her early career, Miller performed in several amateur New York City
plays including The Striker, Independence, and Oscar-winning director
Anthony Minghella's Cigarettes & Chocolate.
In 2001, she made her film début with South Kensington, with Rupert
Everett and Elle Macpherson. Her next projects were High Speed and The
Ride (aka Joy-Rider) in 2002. In 2003, Miller had a recurring role in
Simon West's television action drama series Keen Eddie. Miller had
supporting roles in the remake of the 1966 film Alfie starring Jude Law in
2004. In the same year, she made Layer Cake with Daniel Craig. In 2005,
she made her professional stage début as Celia in a West End production of
Shakespeare's As You Like It alongside Helen McCrory and Dominic West. She
understudied the lead role of Rosalind, which she played for one
performance, when McCrory fell ill.
Later that year, Miller played the female lead opposite Heath Ledger in
the period drama, Casanova, followed by the role of 1960s socialite and
Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick in the film Factory Girl, which opened
December 29, 2006.
In 2007, Miller played a small role opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert
De Niro in Matthew Vaughn's fantasy epic Stardust, based on the book by
Neil Gaiman of the same name. That same year, she played an American
starlet to Steve Buscemi's reporter in the film Interview, a remake of the
Dutch movie with the same name. Later in 2007, she portrayed an undead
bride opposite James Franco in the horror comedy Camille which did not
receive a wide release and went to DVD shortly thereafter.
In 2008, Miller appeared in the film version of writer Michael Chabon's
novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, also starring Peter Sarsgaard and
filmed The Edge of Love, with friend Keira Knightley, a biopic of Dylan
Thomas in which she plays his wife Caitlin.
She appeared in the 2009 live-action film adaptation of the comic book and
cartoon G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, playing The Baroness. The
film grossed $54 million in the United States during its opening weekend.
That same year, Miller starred in the Comic Relief spoof of the film Mamma
Mia! alongside English comediennes Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
She appears in the forthcoming film Hippie Hippie Shake a new Working
Title production which also stars Cillian Murphy and, as of September
2009, is playing the title role in Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie on
Miller was set to play Maid Marian in Ridley Scott's upcoming film
Nottingham, featuring Russell Crowe as Robin Hood, but she was dropped
from the production before filming began.
In 2006, it was announced that Miller would design a fashion capsule for
Pepe Jeans; the project was later expanded to become a complete fashion
label. Called Twenty8Twelve, it gets its name from Miller's date of birth
and is financially backed by Pepe Jeans. The collection, which Miller
designed with her sister Savannah, a professional fashion designer,
launched in September 2007.
Miller's relationship with Alfie co-star Jude Law, was constantly featured
in the entertainment press. On Christmas Day of 2004, they became engaged.
On July 8, 2005, Law issued a public apology to Miller for having an
affair with the nanny of his children. Despite attempting to salvage their
constant on/off relationship, Miller and Law finally separated the
Miller dated Welsh actor Rhys Ifans from August 2007 - June 2008. Miller
said of the split, "I really thought I was very ready to settle down, but
then I realised I wanted to be selfish for just a little bit longer."
After her relationship with Ifans ended, Miller began a relationship with
actor and father of four, Balthazar Getty, who was married to designer
Rosetta Getty (née Millington) at the time they got together.
In December 2009, it was reported that Sienna and Jude Law had rekindled
their relationship after starring in separate shows on Broadway in New
York City in the Fall of 2009. They spent Christmas 2009 in Barbados,
along with three of Jude's children.
"I know people compare me to
Kate [Moss] a lot after that media hype started. But it's not that
I'm trying to get her look, truly not. But I like what she's wearing
and we seem to share taste to a certain extent."
"I'm English, definitely. I don't feel like I'm American in any
"I'm very happy about it to be really honest! But I think it's as a
result of being scrutinised because of the relationship that I'm in.
If it was because of the work, it would be more justified." - On her
"The secret is to know what you're doing. And then every other
person will notice that you know. No matter what I'm wearing, I try
to always make it look casually, but never arbitrary. Never
ostentatious." - On her style secrets.
"Style is definitely a combination of place, occasion, surroundings,
body and mood. And to be honest, I sometimes don't spare neither
trouble nor expense. Fortunately I can afford to do so now, but
style doesn't mean you have to stick to all-brands-looks. The thing
is, you can't buy style and you can only slowly learn it."
"Men's traditional view of sexiness isn't sexy. It shouldn't be so
obvious: push-up bras and miniskirts? Sexiness, to me, is when
people are comfortable with themselves."
"I've wanted to be an actress for as long as I can remember, and I
can say I was almost born in the theatre. My mum went into labour
while she was watching the Nut-Cracker Suite in New York -
apparently I was kicking like mad"
"I think American men are more conscious of putting up a good
impression. There's more of an earthiness to Englishmen. But
Americans aren't afraid to come up and say, `Hi, I'd like to go out
with you.' Englishmen are far more sheepish about it."
"I went to an all-girls boarding school for most of my youth. We
used to do stupid, fun girly things like pull tights over our faces
and streak through the lacrosse pitch. And once I snogged the
Edie was skinnier than I was, so director George Hickenlooper wanted
me to lose weight. But I can't work that hard and not eat. He'd come
and try to snatch bagels out of my hands - On her role in Factory
"I'm a liberal at heart; I don't want to vote Conservative. I'd vote
Green, but I know it's a wasted vote or whatever, but it's the only
party with integrity. I'm not saying we live in a dictatorship, in a
fascist regime, because that's really disrespectful to people who do
live in countries that are."