Trinny Woodall is a popular British fashion and make-over designer. She is also a TV presenter and an author. Woodall worked years in marketing before being a make-over advisor. She has hosted various popular shows like What Not to Wear, This Morning and Trinny & Susannah Undress The Nation. The British Book Award winning-personality, Woodall published various books that collected a good earning. Currently, she is dating her boyfriend after her divorce with her previous husband.
Early Life and Education
Trinny Woodall was born Sarah-Jane Woodall on 8th February 1964 in Marylebone, London under the birth sign Aquarius. She is British as per her nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is Caucasian. She is the youngest daughter born to her parents.
Woodall's father was a banker. She has five siblings including three half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage. Her maternal grandfather, Sir John Duncanson was a controller of the British steel industry who later became the managing director of the British Iron and Steel Federation in 1945. Her maternal grandfather became managing of Lithgows in 1949. She received her education privately.
Trinny Woodall started her career in marketing. She worked over ten years in the field before entering into the glamour world. She met Susannah Constantine, English advisor and fashion journalist in 1994.
Woodall and Susannah started writing a fashion column called, Ready to Wear for the national British newspaper, The Daily Telegraph in 1996. The style guide highlighted affordable high-street fashion, using themselves to demonstrate clothing suited for different figures. They worked together for seven years.
Later, they co-founded a dot-com fashion advice business, Ready2shop.com. The business ended in 2001.
Woodall received her first to work on TV when Granada Sky Broadcasting signed them to host a daytime shopping show, Ready to Wear. Their appearance in various shows grabbed the attention of the controller of BBC2, Jane Root.
Woodall earned a huge popularity as a co-host and fashion advisor for the BBC TV series, What not to Wear in 2001. She and Constantine worked for four years on the show.
Woodall and Constantine won a Royal Television Society Award for their work on What Not to Wear. She then worked as a fashion expert and makeover expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Woodall with her partner shifted to ITV from BBC for a deal worth £1.2 million. Later, they started their own show called, Trinny & Susannah Undress... in 2006. At the beginning, the series helped the married couple to increase their confidence via makeover. Later, they changed the format and tackle the main fashion issues of Britain and named the show as, Trinny & Susannah Undress The Nation.
Due to Woodall's stardom, she was called in various shows for interviews like- The Kumars at No. 42, Parkinson, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, My Life in Books BBC2 and The View among others.
Trinny Woodall is currently unmarried but has a child. Woodalls is currently in a relationship with Charles Saatchi (ex-husband of Nigella Lawson), the Iraqi-British businessman. The couple was together for years and still shares a good bonding together. The couple does not live together but often visit one another’s place.
Prior to this, Woodall became close to Keanu Reeves, the Canadian actor. They met for the first time in 2008 with the help of their mutual friend, Amanda Eliasch. They were often rumored to be dating together. Later, they confirmed each other as best friends.
In 1999, Woodall was married to her boyfriend, Johnny Elichaoff, (drummer turned financial advisor) at her family church, St. Columba. The place where her parents exchanged their vows. After suffering two miscarriages, the couple welcomed a daughter, Lyla Elichaoff. Her then-husband also has another child, Zach Elichaoff from his previous relationship.
Everything was going smoothly until 2009. The same year, they divorced and remained friends until his death. The divorce was settled with an alimony of $29420 a year as maintenance to Woodall. The court also ordered, Elichaoff to pay her $1.72 million which he borrowed from her. After their separation, Woodall raised her baby being a single mother.
Woodall faced a loss in November 2014 after the sudden death of her ex-husband as she had to pay $35k of her husband’s debt.
Apart from her relationship and dating life, Woodall underwent IVF treatment over none times. While she was young, she was being criticised for being too skinny.
Woodall is a supporter of the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care and The Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Trinny Woodall stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m). Woodall, who started her career in marketing before pursuing her career in the glamour world, currently has an estimated net worth of $6.13 million.
In 2002, Woodall and Constantine published a book, What Not to Wear. They sold more than 3 million copies over the world and is also listed on The Sunday Times best-seller and The New York best-seller list. She earned $10.67 million from her book.
Their other books include:
Trinny Susannah: The Body Shape Bible = $1.32
Trinny & Susannah: The Survival Guide = $1.75
What Not To Wear for every occasion = $0.85
What Your Clothes Say About You: Look Different, Act Different, Feel Different = $0.85
Trinny and Susannah: What you wear can change your life = $13.49
What Not To Wear for every occasion = $0.01
Trinny and Susannah Take on America: What Your Clothes Say About = $19.95
Ready 2 Dress: How to Have Style Without Following Fashion = $1.91
Who Do You Want to be Today?. Be Inspired to Do Something = $1.80.
They earned $705-$11.3k from her YouTube channel, TRINNY which has over 48k subscribers. They together even launched their own underwear range called, Trinny and Susannah Magic Pants. In 2012 they launched a range of Bodyshape clothing for QVC UK.
Woodall along with her partner, Constantine became the face of Nescafe’s advertisement in 2003. They also appeared in an advertisement campaign (worth $15million) of the shopping company, Littlewoods Direct.
Woodall owned a house in London which she kept for sale for $6.57 million. She also as a Bentley costs $16800.
Trinny Woodall Affairs
First Affair with Charles Saatchi
Trinny Woodall is currently in a relationship with a businessman, Charles Saatchi. The couple is often spotted spending some good time together.