Lily Collins

“My last name may have opened doors, but I have to keep them open.”

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s he may be the daugh­ter of rock star Phil Collins but that didn’t mean Lily took any short­cuts in life. She started out at the bot­tom, at­tend­ing au­di­tions and be­ing re­jected but worked her way up into star­ring roles and onto mag­a­zine cov­ers; Lily has done noth­ing less than work hard. She tells us about her life, pas­sions, be­ing com­pared to Au­drey Hep­burn, and be­com­ing the face of beauty brand Lancôme.

What was it like grow­ing up in Los Angeles?

I was born in Eng­land and I moved to Los Angeles with my mother when I was six. We kept our house in Eng­land, so I went back and forth a lot. To­day, I live in LA but I feel very Euro­pean. Al­though I love Amer­ica, I feel very at home in Europe. I love the life over there; the food, the English coun­try­side… When I go back to our coun­try house in West Sus­sex, I spend my days read­ing by the lake and drink­ing tea, with no make-up on.

You started act­ing at a very young age then you were a jour­nal­ist for a while…

I was do­ing theatre and mu­si­cals at school, but not pro­fes­sion­ally. Then when I was about 16, I started modelling

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