The arm candy of film producer Harvey Weinstein, ex-model Georgina Chapman is also one-half of eveningwear label Marchesa and a small-time movie actress.

The daughter of a coffee magnate, Chapman grew up in the leafy London suburb of Richmond and studied costume design at the Wimbledon School of Art and fashion at Chelsea College of Art and Design. After dabbling in acting and modeling, in 2004 she hooked up with a Chelsea classmate, Keren Craig, to form the Marchesa label, a line of frilly, ultra-luxe dresses. The brand quickly grew into a red-carpet staple, and in 2006, Chapman and Craig decided to branch out with a simpler diffusion line, Notte Marchesa. That same year the label was named one of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund's top ten finalists.

Because the notoriously pushy Weinstein is her husband and backer, Chapman's quick rise to the top has been controversial, to say the least. The movie mogul has supposedly pressured the actresses in his movies to wear Marchesa on the red carpet-a charge he's denied. It also emerged that Weinstein had attended a meeting with Anna Wintour and promised to help Vogue land covers with his actresses if she provided the fledgling label with exposure in the mag. Chapman's relationship with Weinstein has helped her acting career, too. Before meeting Weinstein, her most significant role had been in a Head and Shoulders commercial. The blue-eyed, raven-haired Brit has since had bit parts in Weinstein movies like Derailed, Factory Girl, and The Nanny Diaries, in which she was credited as "TriBeCa Fashionista." However, she's also made various television appearances as herself: she's had cameos on Gossip Girl and as a judge on Project Runway All-Stars.

Chapman and Weinstein tied the knot in December 2007 at Weinstein's Connecticut estate. They had their first child, India Pearl, in 2010. [Image via Getty]