Bijou Phillips is one of the multi-talented performers in the entertainment Industry; she is an actress, a singer, model as well as a socialite. She became a model at a very young age and at 13; she made the records as one of the youngest models ever to grace the cover of the Italian Vogue. Her singing prowess was first witnessed with the song I’d Rather Eat Glass which was released in 1999 and since her appearance in her first major movie, Bijou Phillips has come on other productions like Black and White, Almost Famous which came in 2000 and 2001’s Bully. The famed actress was part of the cast of 2004 The Door in the Floor, Hostel: Part II (2007) as well as 2008 Choke. The TV series Raising Hope cast her in a recurring role as Lucy Carlyle from 2010 to 2013.
Bijou Phillips’ Bio
Her parents John Phillips and Geneviève Waïte, named her after Lambert, Hendricks & Ross’ track My Petite Bijou which means my little jewel in French. Bijou Phillips was born on the 1st of April 1980 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. The youngest child of the Phillips family, Bijou has one direct brother Tamerlane Phillips as well as three half-siblings namely Jeffrey, Mackenzie, and Chynna.
Following her parent’s separation and subsequent divorce, Bijou Phillips went under foster care with a family living in Bolton Landing, New York as both her parents were denied custody and deemed unfit to raise her. The young actress spent a better part of her formative years with the family, making intermittent trips to visit her parents who both purchased houses in that area. Her dad eventually won the custody battle when she was in her 3rd grade and she went to live with him in a village in the Town of Huntington, Long Island called Lloyd Harbor.
It may sound very odd but Bijou Phillips got her own apartment off 5th Avenue complete with a housekeeper at the age of 14 after she dropped out of school. As it is expected from a teenager living without parental supervision, the young Bijou turned unimaginably recalcitrant as she went through a rebellious childhood, suffused with drinks, late night partying and hard drugs like ecstasy, cocaine as well as heroin. At one point in her life, she was described as a wild child by The Guardian.
Her virginity was reportedly lost to vocalist Evan Dando at the age of 15 as she turned into a local tabloids’ fixture, following her late nights and unpalatable association with the likes of the Hilton Sisters. After her socialite friend Davide Sorrenti died from a heroin overdose, Bijou’s dad made the decision to send her into rehab – a procedure he was only too familiar with.
Bijou Phillips’ parents are very much involved in the entertainment industry, while her mum Geneviève Waïte from South Africa earned a living as an artist, a model, and actress, her dad John Phillips is renowned as a musician with The Mama and Papas.
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Her Relationship with Danny Masterson
After their chanced meeting at a poker tournament in Vegas, Bijou Phillips and the actor Danny Masterson commenced a romantic relationship in 2004. Their dalliance flamed like a house on fire as they were both strong believers in Scientology. They became officially engaged in March 2009. Barely two years later, the duo got married in a ceremony which took place at a private castle in Ireland on the 18th of October 2011. Their first child, a daughter named Fianna Francis Masterson was born on the 14th of February 2014.
Bijou Phillips Body Statistics
Weighing around 50 kg, Bijou Phillips stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 m. The famous actress is a natural blond with beautiful green eyes and her body measurements are recorded as 34-23-33 inches.
While her annual income is not known, Bijou Phillips earned the sum of $65k for her role in the 2007 Hostel Part ll. Sources have pegged her estimated net worth at $20 million which she obviously accrued from her careers as an actress, singer as well as a model.
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Her Health Issues
Bijou Phillips’ husband revealed her health status on the 17th of February 2017, according to him; his wife has been a victim of kidney disease for a period of five years. The actress was born with kidneys that are smaller than normal and has been mitigating the effect of the disease by going on a vegan diet, living a stress-free life and undergoing dialysis. It was declared that she was in dire need of kidney transplant after she suffered from a blood infection; the kidney transplant was successfully done on the 7th of April, 2017.