Lydia Hearst
Lydia Hearst
Real Name/Full Name Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Lydia Hearst
Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 September 1984
Age/How Old: 39 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 50 Kg
In Pounds – 110 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father –Bernard Shaw
Mother –Patty Hearst
Siblings: Gillian Hearst-Shaw
School: The Lawrenceville School
College: Sacred Heart University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Chris Hardwick
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Fashion model, lifestyle blogger and actress
Net Worth: $120 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Looking at Lydia Hearst, we can all agree that she deserves to be named a professional and successful model. Her beauty and discipline is one thing that you would always look up for in a model. However, she is not only a model, but also a great actress who is famously known not only in America but in the film industry worldwide. She has been featured in different movies, shows and many other public campaigns for different companies including H&M and Louis Vuitton among others.

Well, how well do you know about Lydia Hearst? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Lydia Hearst’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Lydia Hearst to date.

Biography and Early Life

On 19th of September in 1984 in Wilton, Connecticut in the United States, Patty Hearst and her husband Bernard Shaw welcomed a baby girl into their family. After some consultations, they decided to name her Lydia Marie Hearst. By the time of her birth, her mother Patty Hearst was already a celebrity. Funny thing, the Patty wasn’t well known for her expertise in some art, but due to an event that happened in 1974. She was kidnapped and physically violated which greatly attracted the attention of the media.

Lydia is not the only child of Patty and Bernard Shaw as she has a sister that goes by the name Gillian Hearst-Shaw. She is American by nationality but has more than one ethnicity as she belongs to Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern, German, English, and French. Lydia and her sister Gillian were brought up in Wilton Connecticut. Lydia Hearst’s great-grandfather William Randolph was a newspaper publisher and also a politician.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Lydia Hearst in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Lydia Hearst’s age is 39 years old as of today’s date 15th June 2024 having been born on 19 September 1984. Though, she is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 110 lbs in Pound and 50kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Green and hair color is Dark brown.


Lydia was lucky to be brought in a complete family. Her parents did not only offer her a roof over her head but they also educated her. During her early school years, she schooled at The Lawrenceville School but she was later transferred to Wilton High School. After graduating from high school, she was enrolled to Sacred Heart University which is located in Fairfield, Connecticut. Lydia was a cheerleader at Wilton High School.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Lydia Hearst With Husband Chris Hardwick
Lydia Hearst With Husband Chris Hardwick

Lydia has been in several relationships. Her first relationship was with Oliver Hammond back in 2003. It is however not clear for how long their relationship lasted before they parted ways. In 2006, she started dating Justin Bartha but unfortunately, their love lasted for only one year and in 2007, they called it quits. The reasons of the two breakups are not yet known.

After breaking up with Justin, she fell in love with Joe Barney but once again, their love didn’t last long, but she never gave up. Therefore, she tried her luck with Jeff Goldblum before she started dating actor and producer Benedict Cumberbatch. Her perseverance bore fruits as she finally managed to fall in love with the right man. Currently, she is married to Chris Hardwick. The two have been married for almost five years now as they tied the knot on 20th August 2016.

The wedding ceremony of the two lovebirds was held in Pasadena, California in the United States of America. Everything is working perfectly well and all we can do is wish the two the best in their marriage.

Is Lydia Hearst Lesbian?

There is no evidence relating Lydia to lesbianism. For that reason, we cannot say she is a lesbian. At the same time, Lydia has been indifferent relationships and none of these was with a fellow woman. Currently, she is married to Chris Hardwick which is also a man.

Professional Career

There are very many people who have great talents out there but unfortunately, they have not been discovered to date. However, for Lydia Hearst, she was lucky enough to get photographer Steven Meisel. Steven shot Lydia’s first magazine cover in April 2004 for ‘Vogue Italia’. She also covered fashion magazines in Korea, Italy, France as well as the United States.

She has gotten an opportunity of working with different photographers like Mario Testino, Patrick DeMarchelier, Ellen Von Unwerth and Steven Meisel and many others. Apart from working with different famous photographers, but she has also modeled on behalf of different celebrities like Rebecca Taylor, Chanel, Fendi, Catherine Malandrino and Three As Four.

As part of her modeling career, she was a columnist for ‘Page Six’ magazine which unfortunately was short-lived. This however worked positively for Lydia as it convinced her to start her own lifestyle/fashion blog where she posts on a regular basis. Due to her expertise in what she does, she was hired by great companies like Louis Vuitton, MYLA Lingerie, DKNY, Miss Me Jeans, H&M, Moschino Cheap & Chic and Prada among many others.

Apart from modeling, she has also appeared in different movies like an actress. Some of these include: ‘Guys Reading Poems’, ‘Between Worlds’, ‘Swing State’, Z Nation’, ‘Stealing Chanel’, Patient Zero’, ‘Mistresses’, ‘The Last International Playboy’ and ‘Gossip Girl’, among others.


It is always a good thing to watch your favorite celebrity climb up the ladder of success. This is how the fans of Lydia Hearst feel every time she is named among the best models and actresses. There are many awards Lydia has been able to bring home and some of them include: Best International Supermodel which she received at the Madrid Glamour Awards. At the same time, during the 2008 Michael Awards, she was awarded the ‘Model of the Year’ awards just to mention a few.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Lydia Hearst in 2024

Lydia Hearst Net Worth
Lydia Hearst Net Worth

Lydia Hearst is not only famous, but she is also among the richest models in the United States. This is because; her net worth has been estimated to be $120 million as of 2024. Much of her wealth has been earned through her commitment in her career as a model as well as an actress.

Lydia’s success in her career life is not because everything was presented to her on a silver platter but simply because she was determined to make things work. She has worked hard as an actress as well as a model, and it is her visionary attitude that has made her the person she is today.


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