Ecclestone in 2013.
28 June 1984
|Occupation||Model, socialite, television personality|
|Employer||Formula One Group|
|Spouse(s)||Jay Rutland (m. 2013)|
|Relatives||Petra Stunt (sister)|
On my foot it says, 'The best is yet to come,' and that's there because I really believe it.
Everyone has a past, and the downside to my life is that the past gets dragged up.
I'm aware people will think I've had an easy way into a dream career. My view is, if anyone has opportunities, they'll take them. My surname opens doors, but those doors will slam firmly if I'm no good.
I love looking at people who have achieved a lot – even Kim Kardashian, who has made a brand out of being a reality TV star; I applaud that.
As a woman, I believe you have to embrace your body, and feel beautiful both inside and out.
I don't think that coming from a privileged background makes you this monster who doesn't feel things.
There's a big difference between being privileged and being spoilt. My parents always said, 'Spoilt means ruined, and you're not ruined, just incredibly fortunate.'
I was raised to want to work for a living. The idea of just sitting around or going shopping every day appalls me.
Not every woman has time to go to a salon and have her hair blow-dried every day.
I don't need anyone to look after me financially and, while it's hard to trust that a man loves you for the right reasons, you have to take a leap of faith.
I want people to see that I'm a real person, I overreact, I cry, I'm emotional. If I come across as perfect and in control, that wouldn't be who I really am.
I'm the sort of person who takes a camera to dinner or a nightclub because I enjoy taking pictures of people. I tweet all my pictures, which is bad.
There are so many misconceptions about me, and it gets frustrating no matter how thick skinned.
My dream job would be a lawyer. I can talk my way out of anything, and I love cross-examining people. I think I'd be a really good lawyer.
I know I'm never going to be as successful as my dad, but I get bored doing nothing. I couldn't go from vacation to vacation and have no motivation.
My boyfriend thinks it's crazy that I wear a different bikini every day on holiday.
When I'm upset, everyone knows about it, and it's a selfish trait because everyone suffers.
I do think, even though you are a public figure, I do think you should be entitled to your privacy, and I do think that there are things that go on in relationships and behind closed doors that are completely private.
When I was younger I wanted to be a gymnast, but they have to be quite short – I was tall.
My father started with nothing and is a self-made man. No matter what I do with my life, I can never match his accomplishments.
Before mobile phones, I used to call my parents from a phone box and reverse the charges.
You don't find happiness by being able to buy everything you want, whenever you want it.
Some people collect vintage cars, I collect Birkins. The leather ones are £20,000.
My dogs are spoilt for sure. They are pampered pooches. But I love them so much! I guess all dogs need to be washed, but maybe blueberry facials aren't essential. It's quite fun, though. You want to give your children everything; I don't have children, so I want my dogs to have a good life.
My mum is Croatian, and obviously she's female and she's very emotional, very hot-blooded, very touchy-feely, whereas I think my dad's quite British.