Tilda Swinton
(Katherine Mathilda Swinton)

Did you know...

1. She was born on November 5, 1960 in London, England.

2. Her family is one of the oldest in Scotland where she can trace her ancestry back 35 generations to the 9th century.

3. She was a classmate of the late Diana, Princess of Wales at West Heath Girls School.

4. In 1983, she graduated from New Hall at Cambridge University with a degree in Social and Political Sciences, during which time she also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company before beginning her film career in the mid 1980's.

5. Her flair and penchant for androgynous style have landed her on Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List in 2007 and in 2013, she was named to The Guardian's Best Dressed Over 50 list.

To see more of the uber-talented Tilda Swinton in action, Lily Lemontree recommends viewing Julia, a film directed by Erick Zonca.


  1. Lena,
    Can you imagine tracing your way all the way back to 35 generations? I have always found genealogy so fascinating!

  2. My sister went back over 500 years in our family history. It is so interesting to find information of the generations before. Princess Diana is distant relative.
    Wishing you a lovely week!
    xoxo, B

    1. CM,
      500 years?? Wow, that is amazing! Tracing my family tree has always been a project on the back burner, I should get my act in gear and see how far back I can go!

  3. Oh if I could magically develop someone else's style, Tilda's would be it.

  4. LPC,
    I have always been a huge fan of Ms. Swinton's style. Many have tried their hardest to work the androgyny angle but no ones nails like her!

  5. Wow, such an interesting post especially #1 and #3.

    Marie Angelique