It is actually possible for one to find love in old age. Tying the knot at 59 and 84 respectively, Jerry Hall and her husband, Rupert Murdoch confirm this saying. While their nuptials was Murdoch’s fourth time of exchanging the forever commitment, it was Hall’s first time as a legally wedded wife. But that has apparently made no difference to the loved up duo as they have since continued to wow fans with their deeply enviable old-age romance.
Meanwhile, Jerry Hall is far from just being the wife of a world-famous business magnate. The Texan native has actually got a name to herself, having been a sought-after professional model in the 1970s. She also worked as an actress with quite a good number of productions to her credit.
Jerry Hall’s Modeling Career Took Off After She Was Spotted By A Fashion Agent
After Jerry Hall finished from the North Mesquite High School at the age of 16, the blossoming model immediately left home for Paris. This happened after she was discovered by the French VIP agency manager, Claude Haddad. The young talent was with her twin sister, Terry, sunbathing on a Saint Tropez beach in the French Riviera when the fashion agent sighted them.
On getting to Paris, Jerry had to share an apartment with vocalist Grace Jones and Jessica Lange. By the time she turned 19, Jerry had started modeling, with her first job being an appearance (as a mermaid) on the cover of Roxy Music’s 1975 album, Sirens.
Other Lucrative Modeling Jobs Followed Her Debut Job
Her debut modeling contract heralded a bright future for the blue-eyed blonde, the following years, Hall’s modeling career boomed, with numerous jobs coming her way. Within just a couple of years (1975-1977), she had already featured on the cover of 40 magazines, Vogue and Cosmopolitan inclusive, alongside other inside/minor appearances. She also modeled for Revlon and Yves Saint Laurent.
Jerry Hall quickly became a top model by the standard of that period, earning modeling fees in excess of $1,000 for a day’s job. The Texan had the advantage of her long blonde hair and height of six feet which quickly earned her a place among the most visible and photographed models of that era. Her blue colored eyes were a plus for the model, further placing her in advantageous positions.
Her efforts in the modeling industry did not go unrewarded as the blue-eyed beauty became the winner of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fashion Group International Dallas. That was not all; she also became a muse for several A-list artists such as Francesco Clemente, Lucian Freud, and Ed Ruscha. Also, Hall constantly modeled for Andy Warhol.
Jerry Hal Went From Modeling To Acting
Over the years, it has become normal for models to move from the runway to the screen, and Jerry Hall’s case is no different from the rest. With her 5 feet 9 inches height, long blond hair, and baby blue eyes, the Texan beauty was a queen on the runway. But her great looks even worked better when she transitioned to acting.
After making her debut in the 1980 romantic movie, Urban Cowboy, Hall played a role in Tim Burton’s 1989 superhero film Batman. She later made her London West End stage debut in 1990 at the Lyric Theater (Shaftesbury Avenue) in a revival of Bus Stop. There she depicted Cherie (a role that was played by Marilyn Monroe in the film adaption). Before the end of the year, the model turned actress joined several other guests for Roger Waters’ massive performance of The Wall in Berlin. Hall also featured in commercials for Bovril. By 1993, she began playing guest-starring roles, appearing as Miss Scarlett in the 1993 British TV show Cluedo as well as The detectives.
More Stage and Onscreen Roles Came Her Way With The Advent of the 2000s
A Broadway production of The Graduate cast Hall in the role of Mrs. Robinson in the early 2000s. By 2001, the entertainer appeared in the documentary Being Mick as herself. The next year, she was kept busy in Brighton with the play Picasso’s Women.
Her stage performances were recognized in February 2004 when the actress earned the Guinness World Record for her feat in making the most musical appearances in one night; Jerry Hall performed in a total of six shows before 9,124 theatre-goers in London’s West End.
The initial London production of Cole Porter’s High Society which took place on the West End stage cast her in the role of Mother Lord in 2005. During the year, she started lending her voice to cartoon characters, voicing Sister Penelope in the British cartoon Popetown first screened in New Zealand. She played a guest-starring role on the set of the British television show Hotel Babylon in 2007 and also appeared in the comedy series French and Saunders on BBC.
She went back to the theatre in June 2012, appearing for a period of one week at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin alongside David Soul in a reprisal of Love Letter. Love Letters is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by A. R. Gurney. Apart from modeling and acting, Jerry Hall was equally talented in dancing joining the series of the British dance show Strictly Come Dancing alongside her partner Anton du Beke. The duo’s participation in the dance show was announced on the 10th of September 2012; however, they didn’t last long in the contest as they became the second celebrity to be eliminated from the competition. She is also an author with her autobiography entitled Jerry Hall: My Life in Pictures published in 2010.
The News Of Jerry Hall’s Dalliance With Rupert Murdoch Hit The Airwaves In 2015
In November 2015, the media went abuzz with news of Rupert Murdoch’s latest lady-love. Murdoch who ended his third marriage about two years before, intimately appeared with Jerry Hall at the Twickenham Stadium in London for the 2015 Rugby World Cup final held on the 1st of November. According to reports, the couple apparently met in Australia over the summer, introduced by Rupert’s sister, Janet Calvert-Jones, at a benefit.
After dating for a few months, the couple decided to make things more permanent. This was confirmed on January 11, 2016, when the billionaire entrepreneur announced their engagement on The Times. the love up duo seemed to be in a hurry to be together as they wasted no time in exchanging marriage vows.
The Couple’s Wedding Was A Private Ceremony In London
Jerry and Rupert subsequently married on the 4th of March 2016 in a private ceremony held at Spencer House in London, England. The couple has since been enjoying marital bliss, at least from what is obvious; often appearing side by side at events, looking refreshed and happy.
Jerry Hall’s husband, Rupert Murdoch is a highly successful Australian-born American media entrepreneur. He is the CEO of News Corp. and Chairman of Fox Corporation. One thing has to be said for the business mogul, he has an eye for beauty. Following their marriage, Jerry who is 25 years younger than Rupert, became stepmother to his six children from previous marriages, with the eldest being almost the same age as her. The former model cum actress seems to be coping well with the union even with the massive age difference between them.
My beautiful family!
Photo: David Bailey pic.twitter.com/FnzkhPgf3E
— Jerry Hall (@JerryHall_) March 14, 2016
Who Are Jerry Hall’s Children?
Prior to meeting Rupert Murdoch, Jerry Hall was in a relationship with famous Rock ‘n’ Roll musician and Rolling Stone lead singer, Mick Jagger. Jerry started dating Mick in 1977 during the period her modeling career flourished, moving in with him in 1979 after the later divorced his wife the previous year. Their affair which lasted till 1999, produced four children – two girls and two boys. Below are individual details on Jerry Hall’s children.
Elizabeth “Lizy” Scarlett Jagger
Her first child is a daughter named Elizabeth “Lizy” Scarlett Jagger. She was born on March 2, 1984. Lizzy follows Jerry’s career footsteps. She works as a model and an actress. Some of the agencies she has worked for include Oui Management, The Lions, and Lancôme.
James Leroy Augustin Jagger
Jerry Hall’s second child is a son named James Leroy Augustin Jagger, born on 28th August 1985. James follows his father’s career path, working as a singer, guitarist, and actor. He married longtime girlfriend, Anoushka Sharma in 2015.
Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger
Hall’s third child and second daughter, Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger was born on January 12, 1992. Just like her mother and older sister, Georgia May is also a model, working for Chanel. She is in a relationship with DJ Josh McLellan-Ludlow.
Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger
Jerry Hall’s last child is a son named Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger. She gave birth to Gabriel on 9th December 1997. Gabriel appears to be moving towards a modeling career too. He once posed for W magazine.