UK native Annabel Schofield started her career as an international fashion model in the 1980’s. She starred in numerous advertising campaigns including Gianni Versace, Yves St. Laurent, Revlon and Levis, appeared on over 60 magazine covers and in more than 120 TV commercials. The peak of her modeling career came when she starred in the iconic Bugle Boy Jeans commercial, driving through the desert in a black Ferrari, finally uttering the immortal line, “Excuse me, are those Bugle Boy jeans you’re wearing?”
From fashion she transitioned to acting, and shortly after arriving in Los Angeles was snapped up by the producers of the seminal nighttime soap, “Dallas”. Annabel subsequently starred in many independent films, including “Dragonard” with the late Eartha Kitt and Oliver Reed, “Solar Crisis” with Peter Boyle and Jack Palance, “Exit in Red” with Mickey Rourke and “Midnight Blue” with Harry Dean Stanton.
After several successful years as an actress, Annabel decided to move behind the camera. She produced and directed the documentary “Face Value” which lifts the veil off modeling schools, and wrote, produced and directed the romantic comedy “Flash!” a feature film which reveals what really happens on location shoots. She also co-wrote and produced the Internet dating reality show, “LogIn4Love”.
Annabel has written and co-written several screenplays including “College Boys,” “The Ravens of the Tower, “Shadowed Angel”, “The Fisherman & His Soul”and “The Soundtrack of My Life” – a semi autobiographical romp through the vagaries of one actress’ life in Hollywood during the ‘80’s and ‘90’s. The latter is the basis for “The Cherry Alignment” which is her first novel.
Annabel also works extensively in feature film production, recently on “How Do You Know” with Academy Award-winning director, James L. Brooks, Terry Gilliam’s “The Brothers Grimm”, “Doom” for Universal Studios and “City Of Ember”starring Bill Murray and Tim Robbins.
Annabel Schofield currently resides in Los Angeles and runs her own photographic production company, Bella*Bene Productions.
Photographs courtesy of (from top):
James White for German Vogue
Jean Louis Scherrer for French Vogue
David Bailey for Harpers & QueenDavid Bailey for German Vogue
Courtesy of Bugle Boy Jeans