About Jodie Kidd
Jodie KIdd was born September 25, 1978 in Guildford, England to John Edward Aitken Kidd and Wendy Madeleine Hodge. She is the sister of Jack Kidd and Jemma Kidd Wellesley, Countess of Mornington. She is the half-sister of Nicholas Whiting and Deborah Whiting.
Kidd is an English television personality and fashion model. She has been involved in many advertising campaigns and has been on the cover of Elle, Vogue, The Face, and Comme des Garçons, among others. She has also appeared in films and as a contestant on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
Kidd descends from a family of nobility. Her mother, Wendy Madeleine Kidd (née Hodge), is the daughter of Sir John Rowland Hodge, 2nd Baronet and runs the Holders Festival on Barbados. Her father is British businessman and former showjumper John Edward Aitken Kidd, himself a maternal grandson of the first Lord Beaverbrook and the son of of Hon. Janet Gladys Aitken and Major Thomas Dealtry Kidd. Her older sister, Jemma Kidd, married Arthur Gerald Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, grandson of the Duke of Wellington, in June 2005.
"Who Do You Think You Are?"
In 2008, Kidd appeared on the BBC television program Who Do You Think You Are? and managed to trace one line of her ancestry back to English Puritans who settled in Massachusetts nearly 20 years after the landing of the Mayflower. Her English ancestors helped found the New England cities of Rowley and Haverhill in Massachusetts. One direct ancestor she discovered was Moses Hazen, a Brigadier General who fought in the American Revolution. The discovery was met with shock by Kidd, who never knew any of her ancestors had left England for America and subsequently returned full circle.