The sensational model who has taken up acting seriously recently who has turned all stones so far to make her place strong and firm in the industry is Lisa Haydon. Born as Elisabeth Marie Haydon, the lady came to India in 2007 to pursue her career as a model. She was born in Chennai but has lived big part of her life in Australia and United States before she moved to India.
Born – 17th June, 1986
Place – Chennai, India
Studies – has studied Psychology
Height - 5’10″
Years active in bollywood – 2010 – now
Modeling titles won -
1. Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW).
2. HDIL – India Courture Week (HDIL – ICW).
Favorite Colour – Black and White
Best Buys – Bettina Liano pants, Gucci blazer and a United Nude pair of shoes
Lisa, the model turned actor aspired to be a Yoga trainer. She took up modelling on a friend’s suggestion in order to meet her expenses of classes and rent in Australia. There she did her first modelling assignment for a stretch Mark cream advertisement. Then she took her sister’s modelling career in India as her inspiration and moved to India to continue her modelling career. Since then she showcasted her skills in different fashion shows including the WIFW and HDIL – ICW. Lisa Haydon is also the sensational diva for the cosmetic market ruler brand ‘Lakme’. The television advertisement campaign that Lisa has been part of is Indigo Nation, Hyundai i20 and Blenders Pride. Big break in TV commercial came to her in 2010 when she appeared in an advertisement with the superstar Hrithik Roshan.
Lisa has also been the cover model for various top fashion magazines that includes Verve in March 2008 and January 2011 editions. Elle in April and May 2009, May 2010 and April 2011. She also did pose for the cover of Femina in their April 2009 edition. The Harperr’s Bazaar in January – February 2010 and the FHM in August 2010. The Adorn edition of November – December 2010 also had Lisa Haydon on their cover.
Since her start in the modelling world, she has remained the highly acclaimed model for all fashion awards and shows. She is differentiated from other models because of her exclusive style and persona. Among the other award functions of the country that recognized her with honour some are, Cosmopolitan Fun and Fearless Awards 2009 where she was named the best model and most stylish persona, the DNA most stylish award was bagged by her in 2009 and she won the best model again in the Marie Claire award in 2010.
Her career in Hindi movies kick started when she was spotted in a coffee shop by Anil Kapoor and then offered her to act in the movie ‘Aisha’ which starrer Anil’s daughter ‘Sonam Kapoor’. The movie was based on Jane Austen’s novel Emma which was portrayed in Hollywood in the name ‘Clueless’. In this movie Lisa played the role of Aarti Menon a corporate high status lady who is an America – return. On signing this venture, Lisa flew to New York for a three month class on method acting and also took classes on diction here in Mumbai.
Lisa Haydon is multi talented in her own constitution. She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and trained with dancing sensation Shiamak Davar for five long years. The lady was been recently linked with the ‘Item Girl’ fraternity of the industry on which the lady’s reaction was normal and she said working as an item girl is not bad but she takes her acting part more seriously. She understands that people will not recognize the acting skills of an America returned model so easily but she is pretty confident about her skills and hopes it comes to light one day gradually. The lady has got her own wish of working with interesting directors like Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap as she likes the kind of work they do. Lisa has got some problem with her Hindi pronunciations but she admits that she is working day and night on that and takes class on it regularly. According to her she has improved a lot in that field. Recently the lady was seen in a David Dhawan film ‘Rascals’ where she plays the role of a female escort. She admitted working with talented personality like Dhawan on her first project was great.
Lisa believes in simple style and always promotes that one should be comfortable in the clothes they wear only then they look beautiful. Such a great thought from the model indeed! The actress doesn’t believe in following trends as she believes in herself. The model is not a very big fan of accessories but falls in greatly for handbags and admits of funding in a big handbag once in a year.