The chameleon-like supermodel who captivated the world

<p>At Paris Fashion Week in 2019</p> (Getty)

At Paris Fashion Week in 2019


Stella Tennant rose to fame in the Nineties as one of the first supermodels, those icons of the fashion world who graced countless runways and magazine covers.

Tennant, who has died aged 50, was always quite distinct from her peers, with her androgynous looks and a chameleon-like ability to change appearance and personality for every shoot. Such was her adaptability that she seemed equally at ease in a country outfit or in punky grunge-style garb.

She was born in 1970 into an aristocratic family. Her mother, Lady Emma Tennant, is the daughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire and her father, the Hon Tobias Tennant, is the son of the 2nd Baron Glenconner. She was also the maternal granddaughter of the Hon Deborah Mitford, one of the celebrated Mitford sisters.

Tennant grew up on a farm in the Scottish Borders and

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