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Who is Julia Fox?

Julia Fox in Uncut Gems (2019)

If you’ve been online the past few weeks then you’ve seen the internet has been spammed with images of Kanye West parading around with a new girlfriend. And you might be wondering; Who is Julia Fox? 

Julia Fox is an actress, film producer, artist, model and more. She was born in Milan, Italy and then soon moved to New York City with her family. She was mainly raised by her dad in NYC after her mom decided she wanted to go back to Italy. 

Julia’s debut acting role was in the 2019 film Uncut Gems alongside Adam Sandler and other well-known stars. For her role, she was nominated for the Breakthrough Actor Award at the 2019 Gotham Awards. 

Fox is no stranger to odd jobs. One of her first jobs was being a dominatrix. She has stated the job was not sexual. But it had taught her a lot about her sexuality at a very young age. “It’s really like roleplaying,” Julia said during an interview on the Call Her Daddy podcast, claiming this is how she actually got into acting. 

She had written and directed a film titled “Fantasy Girls” about child sex trafficking, which was inspired after meeting a few girls on the side of the road in Reno, Nevada. Fox used to have a knitwear line called Franziska Fox that she made with her friend. It was worn by celebrities such as Iggy Azalea and Lindsay Lohan. She is also a recent mom to a one-year-old son named Valentino, who she had with her ex-husband. 

Julia Fox and Adam Sandler at an event for Uncut Gems (2019)

One of her most interesting pieces of work were paintings she had made using her own blood on silk. The NYC exhibit was called R.I.P. Julia Fox. She claimed to use her near-death experiences as inspiration. To extract her blood, Julia used a syringe and then with the syringe she would draw on the silk. 

The drama recently surrounding her has been her relationship with Kanye West, the pair met in Miami on New Year’s Eve. With the amount of spotlight around them you might think they’ve been dating for a few months to a year, in retrospect, it’s been around five weeks. The relationship went viral after Interview Mag released an intimate photo series of Ye and Julia. 

People are saying Kanye is parading so publicly with Julia as a way to get under ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s skin. Julia has only spoken positively about Kim, saying she has inspired many of her own fashion choices over the years. It is rumoured that Kim is flattered that Fox has taken inspiration from her, but no public comments have been made. 

Julia Fox is no average woman. She is an entrepreneur who experiments with many different art mediums. Her romantic relationships do not defy. People have criticised Fox saying she is only dating Kanye for clout and money. Her response to that was “I’ve dated billionaires my whole life.” Julia does not let wealthy men control her nor does she attach herself to them for money. She is independent and will continue to work on various projects that demonstrate her creativity and skills. 

Here is a boiled-down version of her story.