Cole has featured in several well known publications including cover appearances on V and four different language version of Vogue, as well as modelling for high street retailer Marks and Spencer and cosmetics chain Rimmel. She sparked a minor controversy in 2008 by appearing naked in a pictorial for Playboy magazine’s French edition.
Having done a variety of minor acting roles including St Trinian’s (2007) and Rage (2009), Cole’s first leading role was alongside Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law in the 2009 film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Cole is due to appear in the upcoming film There Be Dragons in 2010 and Marilyn Manson‘s Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll, for which no release date has yet been set.
Cole is currently in her second year of reading History of Art at the University of Cambridge.