Lydia Hearst is an American actress and a fashion model. Her great-grandfather William Randolph Hearst was a newspaper publisher and a politician. She was born to Bernard Shaw and Patty Hearst on September 19, 1984, in Wilton, Connecticut, US. She received her alma mater from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. She went to The Lawrenceville School and Wilton High School for her schooling. Her first magazine cover for Vogue Italia got shot by photographer Steven Meisel in April 2004.
She went on to cover many fashion magazines in Italy, France, Korea, Latin America, Japan, and the United States. She received the recognition as “Model of the Year” at the 2008 Michael Awards and the award for Best International Supermodel at the Madrid Glamour Awards in 2008. She has appeared in many short films, music videos, movies, and television shows. She also was a supermodel coach for the second edition of Oxygen’s The Face modeling reality competition in 2014. She tied the knot with Chris Hardwick, an American stand-up comedian/actor/writer, on August 20, 2016. She recently appeared in the 2018 supernatural thriller Between Worlds directed by