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Biography, Facts, and Life Story of Emma Laird

Emma Laird is a model from the United Kingdom who was born on September 8, 1998. The Scottish model is known for her fiery red hair and high cheekbones. Emma Laird has graced the pages of Vanity Fair, The Cut, and Vogue. In 2021, she was also cast as Iris, a high-end call girl, in the streaming series Mayor of Kingstown and The Crowded Room ( inspired by The Minds of Billy Milligan) by Daniel Keyes’. Laird was also named one of the “10 British Stars to Watch” by Variety in 2021.

Full NameEmma Laird
Nick NameEmma
Date of BirthSeptember 8, 1998
Place of BirthEdinburgh, Scotland
OccupationActress | Model
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
Siblings1 Brother
Year Active2018–present
Net Worth in 2022$1.5 million (£1 million)
Height5 ft 7 inches or 1.73 meters
Weight50 kg

Early Life of Emma Laird

Emma Laird was born on September 8, 1998, in Edinburgh. Her parents were a doctor and a lawyer. Growing up, Laird also split her time between Edinburgh and Los Angeles. Furthermore, she attended George Watson’s College from 2010 to 2017, becoming the school’s first-ever student who made it onto the honor roll board every year without being awarded Honor Roll status.

Moreover, Laird received a full scholarship to study fashion design at Central Saint Martins. However, her career path changed after Laird landed her first modeling job with IMG Models in early 2018. At that time, she was also signed with Storm Models.

With her modeling career rapidly advancing, Laird also signed with the United Agents talent agency in London. Moreover, on November 9, 2018, she signed with a Women’s Management modeling agency out of New York City. As part of her contract with Women Management, Emma Laird would not be allowed to work for any brands that are associated with President Trump.


Emma Laird was given the best beauty spot awards by Vogue and Elle during her days as a model student. However, her career could have never taken off but for an eye-catching portfolio that included photos of Emma wearing bold makeup at 17 years old. These pictures then went viral on social media, putting Ms. Laird on the map of top models.

On March 3, 2018, Emma Laird also made her fashion week debut at the London Westbury Mall Runway Show. She also walked in the leading role of Erdem and Vivienne Westwood in September of that year. In early 2019, she modeled a catwalk piece by a designer named Niamh Plunkett during an event called “The Look.”

Laird’s career was further boosted by her selection as one of the models who appeared in an editorial shoot for Vanity Fair with Kate Moss (Young Man). Furthermore, the pictures were taken by photographer Mariano Vivanco. Vogue was another publication where Emma Laird appeared on the front cover.

How did Laird become an overnight sensation?

The very next year, Emma became also an overnight sensation after being scouted by a photographer from London. Since then, she has been on countless fashion shoots and shows in different cities worldwide. Furthermore, She is about to embark on a world tour in 2021 as a model for Tom Ford. Ms. Laird will be working in Shanghai, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Milan, and New York City.

Emma Laird has appeared in many magazines since she moved to London in 2020. However, She is currently signed with IMG Models. After being scouted by a photographer from London when she was only 17 years old, the fiery Scottish model has shot for Vanity Fair (UK), The Cut (US), and Vogue (UK). Laird has also been featured in Vogue Italia, American Harper’s Bazaar, and British GQ.

Laird as Iris in Mayor of Kingstown

In 2021, Laird was also cast to play Iris, a high-end call girl from Kingstown in the streaming series Mayor of Kingstown, The Crowded Room ( inspired by Billy Milligan), and also in short films. She will be one of the main characters when the Mayor of Kingstown launches on Amazon Prime. Throughout the series, Emma Laird’s character is forced to choose between loyalty and love.

Laird has also been ranked among the “10 British Stars to Watch” by Variety in 2021. The list is dominated by actresses, talented people, comedians, musicians, and reality television stars. Another Scottish model on this list is Lady Rose Aldridge who was once married to Lord Somerset Aldridge.

Furthermore, The Mayor of Kingstown is an upcoming British TV show set in the United Kingdom. Emma Laird will play Iris, a high-end call girl, in the show’s second season. The second season of the show also starts on Amazon Prime on August 28, 2021. On September 16, 2021, it gets renewed for three more seasons.

Emma Laird’s career has also taken off in many different ways. On one hand, she is the face of Tom Ford’s newest line of beauty products. She became his muse after being discovered by a photographer at 17 years old. Laird has also played Iris, a high-end call girl, on the upcoming UK show Mayor of Kingstown and she is so attractive cast in multiple personalities.

Emma Laird Net Worth.

Emma Laird’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million (£1 million) as of 2022. Additionally, Her main source of income is her career as a model. She has also starred in several TV shows with multiple personalities and films so far, including Mayor of Kingstown​, which got renewed for three more seasons following its initial release on Amazon Prime on August 28, 2021.

She initially amassed most of her wealth from her career as a model. Emma’s IMG Models profile lists an average modeling fee per job over the last year at around £79,000 or approximately $100,000. In Addition, Laird can command an average appearance fee of £6,000-£8,000 or around $7,500-$10,000 for commercial print jobs and approximately £15,000-£20,000 or $18,400-$25,600 for catwalk appearances.

Emma Laird Height and

Moreover, Emma Laird is only 5 ft 7 inches or 1.73736 meters tall. Her weight is 50KG. However, has not been made public as of now. It makes sense since fashion models are seen as “ideal” if their body mass index falls in the range of 18-25. On the other hand, it’s usually better for plus-size models to be taller than 5 ft 7 inches.


There is no information about her romantic life on the internet. However, Emma looks to be single since she hasn’t mentioned any names in interviews or public appearances of any young man so far. Neither has she posted photos of anyone else other than her family members on social media.

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