When Gold was 13, her mother, who had been a model in the 1960s, sent pictures of her to modelling agencies. Her first agency was Now Models. Early in her career, she appeared in music videos by Roxette and MJ Cole ("Crazy Love") as well as adverts for Marks & Spencer and Next. Gold moved on to Select Model Management in London but spent a large portion of her career with Take 2 Model Management.
By 2006, Gold switched to NEXT London before changing her agency to Models 1. She is currently signed to Models 1 in London, MC2 in New York and Tel Aviv, Shine Group in Johannesburg, Image Models in Athens, Unity Models in Hamburg, Modelwerk in Munich, Central Models in Lisbon, Francina in Barcelona, Stockholmsgruppen in Stockholm, and IMM Models in Brussels.
Gold is predominantly a fashion model who can be seen in editorials in high fashion magazines; however, she has dabbled in some commercial modelling as well. The largest and most popular endorsement of her career thus far has been for La Senza lingerie. She has also done campaigns for Pantene shampoo, Wonderbra, Truimph, Jockey, Brilleland, and Truworths. Despite being a high fashion model, Gold has appeared in men's magazine Maxim as well as advertisements for Coca-Cola and Vodafone. She has also appeared in Robbie Williams's "Rock DJ" video.
Gold's first acting role was playing a footballer's girlfriend named Scarlett on the show Dream Team. She was a regular during the 20052006 series. Gold was quoted as saying, "Well, initially I auditioned for the part of Chloe and they DT called me back a week later to read Scarlett, so I guess it was meant to be. I did an episode a couple of years ago when I was modelling, I've watched it on and off since then." In that same interview, Gold was asked if she would like to be a footballer's wife, and responded, "I would hate to be a kept woman, all that lunching and shopping seems like such hard work."
In 2008, Gold starred in the horror film Beyond the Rave as Lucretia.
Also in 2008, she appeared in an arts film made by Angelo Valentino sponsored by Brockmans Gin which was shown in Cannes.
Lauren Gold grew up in England with her mother, a former model, and her brother and sister Frances. Growing up, Gold was in awe of her mother, a top model in the 1960s, whose pictures adorned their house. As early as age two, she was "obsessed with dressing up" and posing in front of the camera. At age 13, Gold's mother submitted her along with her siblings' pictures to modelling agencies. However, Gold was the only one who wanted to pursue modelling as a career. When Gold was a teenager, she attended an all-girls school, which was very strict about her grades and attendance. She was given time off school to pursue her modelling, with the proviso that she keep her grades up. Much of her initial modelling work was during her school holidays.
Throughout Gold's modelling career, her love life has been chronicled by the tabloids despite her keeping a relatively low profile. In her early career, she allegedly dated Westlife singer Mark Feehily from 1999 to 2002. The pair kept a low profile due to his boy band status, with the exception of attending the Coyote Ugly premiere together. Several years after the break up, Feehily came out of the closet. In 2000, the model was linked to her "Rock DJ" co-star Robbie Williams. Although there was much speculation of a romance with Williams, Gold has never admitted to a fling with him, but said at the time that she loved his body.
In April 2004, she was pictured out to lunch with footballer Fredrik Ljungberg. The Sun reported that the two were seen having romantic dinners and walks on the beach. In the summer of 2004, the pair were also spotted in Ljungberg's hometown of Halmstad, Sweden, as well as Bstad, Sweden, where Ljungberg and his family would spend their summers. Neither Gold or Ljungberg ever confirmed their relationship.
In 2006, tabloids speculated that Gold had dated Dream Team co-star Robert Kazinsky, after he published a series of love poems. There was also some speculation that she and Ziggy Lichman of Big Brother fame were once an item. Lichman's friends claim that the two enjoyed a two-year romance.
Beyond the Rave
Out of the Dark
Angelo Valentino Short Film for Brockmans Gin
Recurring role on Sky One Soap Opera
Short film in which David Ginola stars in
Robbie Williams Music Video
Girl in Backseat
MJ Cole Music Video
Unknown Roxette Video
Appeared in Roxette Video
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