Lydia Hearst Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Facts


Lydia Hearst is an American fashion model, actress and lifestyle blogger. She is the Heiress to the publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst. She is bets known for her ad campaigns for Prada, Louis Vuitton DKNY, MYLA Lingerie, and H&M. She runs her own lifestyle blog for which she writes fashion and lifestyle related content. She has modeled for leading fashion brands such as Chanel, Fendi, Rebecca Taylor,  Twinkle, and Three As Four.

Birth Name


Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw




Fashion Model, Actress, Blogger



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Lydia Hearst was born on September 19, 1984 in Wilton, Connecticut, USA.


She is currently 34 years old.


Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign




Her ancestry is Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Scottish, English, German, and French


Lydia attended The Lawrenceville School, Wilton High School and later went to Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Family Details

She was born to Bernard Shaw and Patricia Hearst. She has an older sister Gillian Hearst-Shaw.  She is a great – granddaughter of the newspaper publisher and politician William Randolph Hearst. Her maternal grandparents are Randolph Apperson Hearst and Catherine Wood Campbell.

Marital Status



Lydia Hearst is married to Chris Hardwick since August 20, 2016. They got married in Pasadena, California.


Before marrying to Chris, she has had dated many men throughout her life. She briefly dated Oliver Hammond in 2003 before getting involved in a relation with actor Justin Bartha in 2006, They dated for over a year, ending their relationship in 2007. During this time, many tabloids reported that Justin publicly yelled at her and that might be the reason for their split.

In 2010, Lydia was seen going out with actor Jeff Goldblum ,and shortly after, they both confirmed their relationship to the media. These two broke out in 2011. In 2012, she was reported to be dating actor and producer Benedict Cumberbatch in 2012.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters -1.7 m


  • In Kilograms – 50 kg
  • In Pounds – 110 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Lydia Hearst made her acting debut as Stella in the film ” The Last International Playboy” in 2009. She has since appeared in a number of short films, including credits on Fame Fatale, Consumed, Velvet Morning, and Desire.

Television Debut

In 2004, Lydia appeared in an episode of the TV show E! True Hollywood Story. She was cast as Charlotte Roberts in the supernatural horror drama TV series “South of Hell’ in 2015.

Significant Works

Being known as the great-granddaughter of the newspaper publisher and politician William Randolph Hearst.

Known for her ad campaigns and modeling gigs with Prada, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Sephora, among others.

Lydia Hearst Favorites

  • Favorite Food – Paleta
  • Favorite Coffee – Tim Hortons Coffee
  • Favorite Designer – Christian Louboutin
  • Favorite Beauty Icon – Iman

Lydia Hearst Net Worth

Lydia Hearst has an estimated net worth of $100 million.

Social Media Profiles

Lydia Hearst at Day One of the IMDb Yacht in San Diego 2018
Lydia Hearst at Day One of the IMDb Yacht in San Diego, 2018

Lydia Hearst Facts

She began her modeling career at a very young age after she was discovered by photographer Steven Meisel. Her first modeling gig was as the cover model for Vogue Italia in 2004.

Lydia won the ‘Model of the Year’ award at the Michael Awards and “Best International Supermodel” at the Madrid Glamour Awards in 2008.

She has collaborated with top fashion photographers in the industry such as Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen Von Unwerth, Mario Testino, Paolo Roversi, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Bettina Rheims, Mark Abrams, and Peter Lindbergh.

Lydia has walked the runway for international brands such as Chanel, Fendi, Rebecca Taylor, Catherine Malandrino, Twinkle, Nicole Miller, Three As Four, Jeremy Scott and many others.

In the year 2012, Lydia was named the Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile and won a Catwalk For Charity Humanitarian Award in 2014.

Hearst was a supermodel coach alongside Anne Vyalitsyna and Naomi Campbell for the second edition of Oxygen’s The Face modeling reality competition.

She appeared in music videos for Miles Fischer, Cisco Adler and Johnny Polygon.

Hearst briefly worked as a columnist for the short-lived Page Six magazine, and has since writes for her own lifestyle/fashion blog.

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