Agyness Deyn

Agyness Deyn

Agyness Deyn was a British supermodel and socialite who was known for her bleached pixie cut and bold androgynous look. Deyn was born Laura Michelle Hollins in Manchester, England to a Reiki healer mother. From a young age, her style was edgy, shaving her head at the age of 17. She moved to London, where she was spotted and quickly signed to SELECT models. She changed her name for her modeling career, choosing the "Agyness" spelling at the advice of a numerologist. Deyn was featured on the cover of Italian Vogue in 2006, and American and British Vogue in 2007, and she landed campaigns for Burberry, Doc Martens, Giorgio Armani, among many others. She branched out into music and acting, appearing as the beautiful goddess Aphrodite in the sword and sandals epic "Clash of the Titans" (2010). She began a design collaboration with Doc Martens, creating a signature line of footwear called Agyness Deyn for Dr. Martens. In 2012, she also announced her official retirement from modeling in favor of her acting career. She married actor Giovanni Ribisi in 2012; the couple divorced in 2015. She landed the lead role in "Electricity" (2014), playing a woman with epilepsy, a performance that earned her critical praise. She next co-starred in the horror film "Patient Zero" (2016).