LILY Collins is fast becoming one of the world’s leading actresses.
She has hit the headlines after being linked to One Direction’s Niall Horan – here’s what we know about her…
Who is Lily Collins? What is her background?
Lily Jane Collins, 28, was born March 18, 1989.
She is a British-American actress, model and writer.
Lily has appeared in many high profile films including the Blind Side, Priest, Mirror Mirror, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
She recently won praise for her performance in Netflix film To The Bone.
Lily is the daughter of Genesis star Phil Collins.
She stands at 5 foot 4 inches tall.
Who has Lily Collins dated?
Lily has previously dated actors Taylor Lautner, Zac Efron and Jamie Campbell Bower.
Lily was most recently pictured enjoying a romantic trip in Italy with former classmate Jason Vahn in July, but the pair have not been spotted together in recent weeks.
It’s now being reported that she has been perusing One Direction hunk Niall Horan.
Did Lily Collins have anorexia?
Lily Collins admitted she was “nervous” to lose weight and play an anorexia sufferer in her latest movie after previously battling an eating disorder.
In a candid chat on the Lorraine show, Lily admitted her new role as Ellen in Netflix flick To The Bone meant she was closely supervised during filming.
She said the film – which premiered at this year’s glitzy Cannes Film Festival – was “informative and very impactful”.
Lily was candid about her previous battle with eating disorders when quizzed by host Lorraine Kelly.
She said: “It’s the first feature film that has ever been done about an eating disorder and I feel so proud to be a part of it.
“I have been very vocal in the past about my own eating disorders and it’s become quite taboo to talk about, even though the fact it’s becoming more and more prevalent in today’s youth with men and women.”
What is Lily’s relationship like with her dad Phil Collins?
In March 2017 Lily penned an emotional letter to her rocker father Phil, forgiving him for not “not being the dad I expected”.
The actress is one of the ex-Genesis star’s five children, but it seems he’s not managed to successfully navigate being a present and supportive father – especially as he lived on a different continent to her.
Lily, Phil‘s middle child, claims that “many of my deepest insecurities stem from these issues with my dad”, including her teenage anorexia.
Her open letter to the Another Day In Paradise singer is taken from her debut book, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, which is aimed at teenage girls and aims to help them express themselves and deal with their own personal problems.