Model Tuuli Shipster joins the Bond Girl ranks by featuring on the cover of the upcoming continuation novel Devil May Care...

Bonding With Tuuli Shipster
8th December 2007

When the jacket image for the upcoming James Bond continuation novel Devil May Care, written by Sebastian Faulks, was revealed last week - cover model Tuuli Shipster joined the "Bond Girl" ranks.

She began her modelling career at the age of 16 when she joined top modelling agency Storm. The daughter of a diplomat, she is well travelled and has lived all over the world in countries including Russia, India and South Africa.

Tuuli studied at Marlborough College and gained 5 A Levels in Russian, Politics, Maths, English, and General Studies. During her gap year she starred in a hugely successful advertising campaign for Pretty Polly which marked the beginning of her modelling career.

Campaigns with Arena, Cosmopolitan, Jitrois, Harpers Bazaar, Byblos Blu and a role in Richard Curtis' Love Actually followed. This encouraged her to pursue her fashion career as opposed to a life of academia.

It was on a shoot for Elle Macpherson Intimates that she met Rankin and so began a professional partnership on many photographic projects - including a 40 page spread for German publication Quest and a book, Tuulitastic: A Photographic Love Letter - that has spanned three years.

Above: Tuuli as featured on the November 2006 edition of GQ (Germany)

For the cover of Devil May Care, Tuuli stars as the silhouette of a naked woman forming a stem to a blood red flower. The cover photograph was taken by British photographer and commercials director, Kevin Summers.

"With such a great concept the challenge was then to find the perfect girl to bring it to life. We just knew the moment we saw her that Tuuli was our Bond girl.” - Alex Clarke, Penguin Editor of Devil May Care

“I was thrilled that Penguin chose me to be their Bond girl. It’s fantastic to be involved with something so iconic.” - Tuuli Shipster

Vital Statistics
Fullname: Madeleine Tuuli Shipster
Nationality: British
Ethnicity: South African/British
Hair Color: Light blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Date of Birth: Sept 28th 1982
Place of Birth: Finland
Height: 5'9.5" ; 176.5cm
Measurements: (US) 34-25-35
Dress Size: (US) 4
Shoe Size: (US) 7


Above: The covert artwork of the first edition hardback, due out May 28th 2008.

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