Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw, is an American actress, fashion model, columnist, socialite and heiress to the publishing fortune established by her maternal great-grandfather William Randolph Hearst. She was born September 19, 1984 in Wilton, Connecticut. Lydia was discovered by fashion photographer Steven Meisel. Her first modeling assignment was for the cover of the Italian edition of Vogue. She is currently represented by Next models.