Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley (born 18 April 1987) is an English model and actress, best known for her work for lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret and Burberry, and also for her role as Carly Spencer in the 2011 film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third installment in the Transformers film series.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was born at the (now closed) Freedom Fields Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, England. Her mother, Fiona (née Jackson), is a fitness instructor, and her father, Charles Andrew Huntington-Whiteley, is a chartered surveyor. Her paternal great-great-grandfather was politician Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet; Herbert's son, Eric, was the "black sheep" of the family, and had married Rosie's great-grandmother, Enid Kohn, who was from a family of Polish Jews who immigrated to England in the 1870s.
Huntington-Whiteley grew up on a farm in Tavistock, Devon. Growing up in Devon, she was bullied and teased at school for having a double-barrelled name, small breasts, and for her full lips. In 2003, when studying at Tavistock College, she was discovered by Profile Model Management while seeking internships with several London-based modelling agencies. Her first modelling session was at 16, posing for a Levi's commercial. In 2004, Huntington-Whiteley was photographed by Bruce Weber for Abercrombie & Fitch.
Since 2006, Huntington-Whiteley has modeled for American lingerie brand Victoria's Secret. The model made her Victoria's Secret debut at the brand's 2006 show in Los Angeles.
Huntington-Whiteley remained unknown in the fashion industry up until 2008, when she was cast by chief creative director Christopher Bailey, replacing Agyness Deyn for Burberry's fall/winter campaign with actor Sam Riley. She got her first British Vogue cover, for the November 2008 issue, alongside Eden Clark and Jourdan Dunn in a feature celebrating British models. The following year, she was featured as the face of Karen Millen's spring/summer 2009 advertising campaign.