Sophie Dahl (born Sophie Holloway; 15 September 1977) is an English author and former fashion model. She was notable in the 1990s and early 2000s for her heavy physical appearance which she used to her advantage on the international fashion stage. She also fronted a series of ad campaigns on behalf of designer brands and fashion magazines. As a writer, she completed her first successful novella in 2003 entitled The Man with the Dancing Eyes and followed this with Playing With the Grown-ups in 2008. In 2010 Dahl wrote The Delicious Miss Dahl, a cookery book which featured recipes that were recreated for a six-part BBC 2 series of the same name.