The supermodel described by many as the “quintessential English rose” won British Elle’s first ELLE’s Angels modelling competition in 1987 at the tender age of 15. The competition was judged by Marie Helvin, Laraine Ashton and photographer Terry O’Neill. Her first job after she finished school was for Ralph Lauren in New York. Royal photographer Norman Parkinson called Butcher the “Face of the ’90s”, and she graced the covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Harpers and Queen and Tatler. She has also appeared in numerous commercials most notably for Max Factor, Olympus Cameras, Vision Express, Lancaster, Vidal Sassoon, Pirelli, Clarion mascara and Onebiol moisturiser. She has become a top model for many brands, including Yves Saint Laurent, Ferritti Jeans and John Galliano. She has also been the face of Hardy Amies since 2003. She is currently the face for Long Tall Sally with her first collection coming out in the spring 2009.
Lisa first appeared on our television screens in 2006 presenting “Britain’s Next Top Model” for Living TV where she put her expertise and knowledge of the fashion industry to good use Lisa was delighted to be offered the role of co-host on BBC 1’s series “What not to wear”. Lisa presented the show for two series, alongside her good friend Mica Paris. Together they have educated the nation on how to dress to get the most out of one’s figure and appearance, with the aim of building confidence. Lisa is currently developing several new television projects for national broadcasters. Lisa often acts as a spokesperson and fashion consultant for an array of household brands including Special K, Piz Buin and Fairy.
In 2008 Lisa was announced as fortnightly columnist with “You” Magazine. In 2009 she designed and modelled a capsule collection of style classics for retailer “Long Tall Sally” called “Lisa Loves”. Designed for taller ladies, the collection aims to provide tall women with the choice of beautiful clothing which they previously lacked on the High Street. In 2011, Lisa’s awareness for the “fair trade” cotton fairness and communities inspired her to launch her own fair trade ethical clothing jewellery range. In addition, Lisa has previously filmed a short film for the “fair trade” cotton families in Gujarat, India during a visit in 2009.