Ladies of London Bravo TV Show: Meet the Cast, Including Marissa Hermer and Caprice (+Photos)
The Ladies of London television show on Bravo is set to start early next month.
The show is set to feature five American-born women–model Caprice Bourrett, fashion gurus Juliet Angus, and Noelle Reno, business expert Marissa Hermer, and health and wellness coach Julie Montagu.
They will be schooled in in English ways by natives Annabelle Nielsen, an author from South London; and Caroline Stanbury, former girlfriend to Prince Andrew and part of the Vestey dynasty.
Ladies of London is just one of an increasing number of reality television shows focused almost exclusively on women.
Though it doesn’t debut until June 2, Bravo has released several preview videos recently that promise all of the action that fans of the shows have come to expect. It’s unclear if the show will air in the United Kingdom.
Learn more about the cast and see the videos below.
Family: Divorced from Nathaniel Rothschild
Neilson is part of high society, not only once married to Rothschild but also the daughter of investment advisor Max Neilson, who is part of a wealthy aristocratic family.
Neilson was one of the best friends of late designer Alexander McQueen, meeting him during a spell when she was modeling.
She counts among her current friends Kate Moss, Jude Law, Naomi Campbell, and Richard Branson.
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She’s the author of a children’s book “On the Pond” and is currently working on one about her friendship with McQueen.
The preview of the season shows the women trying to cheer Neilson up, as she’s still mourning McQueen’s death.
“Since Alexander’s death she’s been sort of withdrawn and I’m just trying to get her out because I want her to meet new people,” Caprice says.
From: Hacienda Heights, California
Occupation: Fashion designer
Family: Two sons with boyfriend Ty Comfort
Another former fashion model, Caprice moved to London decades ago to pursue her career.
She’s graced the covers of British GQ, Esquire, Maxim, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan.
Not content to stay just in the modeling world, Caprice has appeared in over 150 films and TV shows along with some theatrical productions.
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Caprice also started her own fashion company called By Caprice.
She met Comfort in 2011 and they have two children, Jett and Jax. One was conceived via a surrogate while the other is from Caprice.
The show started filming when Caprice was pregnant so a lot of the focus is on her becoming a new mom.
From: Seattle, Washington
Occupation: TV presenter, fashion entrepreneur
Family: Engaged to Scot Young
Reno grew up in Seattle but sought to get into the modeling business early, dreaming about a life outside suburbia. She signed with Elite at 13.
She moved to London at age 20 and met her current fiance Scot Young through ex-fiance Matthew Mellon.
Since she moved overseas, Reno has become a fashion entrepreneur, TV correspondent, and socialite.
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Among her business exploits has been co-founding Degrees of Freedom, a cashmere fashion brand, and partnering with Zandra Rhodes, celebrated fashion designer, to found clothing line Z by Zandra Rhodes.
Reno has also gotten into blogging, other writing, and public speaking.
In the series, she and Young are back together after breaking up while he was in jail for three months, and the couple are in a legal battle with Scot’s ex-wife.
From: Newport Beach, California
Occupation: Director of Special Projects, Ignite Group
Family: Married to Matt Hermer, two children
Hermer was born in Laguna Beach and raised in Newport Beach.
She graduated from Middlebury in Vermont and decided to move to London.
She later moved to New York to work for fashion luxury business Nadine Johnson and later Syndicate Media Group. It was in the city that she reconnected with Matt, a nightclub owner and resurateur in London, and moved back to London. They married in 2010.
Now Hermer has her own company that operates around the world.
Among the holdings is high-end nightclub Boujis, a favorite among royals such as Prince Harry.
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Hermer reveals in the show that “‘It’s one of the most exclusive night clubs in the world. In order to get in you need to be a member, or a royal, have won an Oscar or a Grammy.”
In the series, Hermer is seen getting her citizenship and celebrating as a party. Hermer gets on the nerves of some of the other women, ironically by refusing to trash talk.
“Marissa is seriously the sweetest person but sometimes it’s like little Miss Perfect. That is a quality that it a little bit annoying,” Juliet says.
Age: About 38
Occupation: Founder of Gift Library
Family: Married to Cem Habib, three children
Stanbury was born into the esteemed Vesey family and began mixing with royals from a young age.
She reportedly dated Prince Andrew at one point, among other romantic relationships with the likes of Hugh Grant.
Stanbury has been a personal stylist for some of London’s most glamorous socialites, but became a businesswoman by launching Gift Library in 2008.
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The company engages in luxury gifting and personal shopping services. She later expanded with The Wedding Shop of Caroline Stanbury.
Stanbury in the series comes to be known as emotional, and not in a good way.
“Caroline is someone that will be so nice to you and then turn around and absolutely annihilate you,” Caprice says in the preview.
Age: About 38
Occupation: Fashion PR consultant and stylist
Family: Married to Gregor Angus, two children
Angus was born and raised in Chicago but moved to London in 2010.
Prior to moving she called many celebrities close friends and spent much of her time in Hollywood.
That helped transition to London’s social scene when she moved.
Besides being a fashion guru Angus is an aspiring newscaster and actress, having completed her Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Southern California.
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She and her husband live in Battersea, South London.
In the series, Juliet shows that she is quite brash.
“When you go out with Juliet, you buy tickets to the Juliet show. Sometimes it’s a bit too much for some Brits,” Marissa said. Annabelle describes Juliet as both “Daisy Duke on speed” and “an over-excited terrier.”
Age: About 41
From: Sugar Grove, Illinois
Occupation: Yoga instructor, health coach
Family: Married to Luke Montagu, four children
Montagu is a former model now engaged in the modern health movement as a yoga instructor and health and fitness coach.
She’s also known as Lady Hinchingbrooke because her husband is the heir to the Early of Sandwich, also known as Viscount Hinchingbrooke.
They married at the family estate in Southwest England but now live in London.
Montagu owns her own company, which is self-titled. Products include a power yoga DVD and an online nutrition e-learning course.
She also created the Super Healthy Options menu for the Bumpkin chain of restaurants.