Victoria’s Margaret Clunie says modelling career was ‘soul-destroying’

Victoria actress Margaret Clunie describes her former modelling career as ‘soul-destroying’ – recalling ‘seedy photographers’ and ‘gorgeous girls being told they’re fat’

  • Margaret Clunie, 30, stars as the Duchess of Sutherland in ITV drama Victoria  
  • Actress also revealed that she finds red carpet appearances ‘terrifying’   
  • She started modelling at the age of 14, later appearing at London Fashion Week

Victoria actress Margaret Clunie has described her former modelling career as ‘soul destroying’. 

The 30-year-old – who stars as the Duchess of Sutherland in the ITV drama – recalled ‘seedy photographers giving [her] s***’, as well as ‘gorgeous girls being told they’re fat’.

Margaret also revealed how she finds red carpet appearances ‘terrifying’, explaining: ‘You just have to hope you haven’t pulled a really bad face.’ 

The actress said she has heard photographers question ‘Who the hell was that?’ as she walks away from cameras, making her feel ‘dead inside’.

Victoria star Margaret Clunie has described her former modelling career as ‘soul destroying’

Speaking to the Evening Standard Magazine, Margaret said she found her modelling career ‘soul destroying’.

She started modelling at the age of 14, later appearing on the catwalk at London Fashion Week.


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‘You see all these gorgeous young girls being told they’re not good enough, that they’re fat and look awful,’ Margaret told the magazine.

The Victoria star also described how she doesn’t enjoy posing for pictures on the red carpet.

The actress, 30, recalled ‘seedy photographers’ and ‘gorgeous girls being told they’re fat’ 

Margaret stars as the Duchess of Sutherland in the ITV drama Victoria (above, with David Oakes as Prince Ernest) 

‘It’s terrifying. They are all, “Over here!”, screaming your name because someone’s just told them. 

‘Then you get off the carpet and they’re like, “Who the hell was that?” And you think, “Thank you so much, I’m dead inside,” she said. 

Margaret has been in ITV drama Victoria since season one, starring alongside Jenna Coleman as Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert.

She also recently appeared in TV drama Patrick Melrose, with Benedict Cumberbatch, and is set to star in indie film Here Comes Hell.

The actress has also starred in a new campaign for Weekend Max Mara, and has modelled for London-based brand Eponine.  

The actress (pictured attending a fashion show last September) also revealed how she finds red carpet appearances ‘terrifying’ 

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