British actress Yasmin Finney, best known for her role in Netflix’s hit series “Heartstopper” and the iconic “Doctor Who“, shines on the June 2023 cover of Elle UK. The captivating images, clicked by photographer Mariana Maltoni, feature the young starlet donning a complete ensemble from Miu Miu, further accentuated with exquisite Tiffany & Co. earrings and ring.
For the cover story, the styling magic of Georgia Medley comes into play, showcasing Finney in an array of cutting-edge pieces from distinguished labels, including Marc Jacobs and Givenchy, amongst others.
Completing the look, Issac Poleon expertly styles Finney’s hair, while Mona Leanne enhances her natural beauty with flawless make-up. Robbie Tomkins adds the final touch with an impeccable manicure.
Born and raised in Trafford, Manchester, Yasmin Finney‘s early life was marked by hardship and struggle. Despite the challenges, she remained undeterred, channeling her experiences into a powerful drive for success. “I felt like I had absolutely no one“, she recalls, reflecting on her childhood. Yet, she found solace and strength in her individuality, particularly in her identity as a transgender woman.
Finney’s rise to fame began on social media, where she used platforms like TikTok and Twitter to share her experiences and build a community. Her authenticity and resilience resonated with many, leading to her discovery by Billy Porter’s team. This led to her audition for “Heartstopper“, a Netflix series that catapulted her into the limelight.
Finney’s role in “Heartstopper” was a turning point, not just in her career, but also in her personal life. “It was a job that highlighted who I was as a trans person – what’s not to love about it?“, she says. Her mother’s joy at her success was a testament to the significance of this moment.
Despite her success, Finney remains grounded. She is a self-proclaimed survivor, determined to thrive in spite of the circumstances she was born into. Her ambition extends beyond her acting career, as she aims to be a beacon of light for younger generations. “I was made to lead a whole generation and be this proud and outspoken beam of light for all the younger kids“, she says.