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Lily Cole: Model in Pursuit of An Acting Career

Christopher Plummer and Lily Cole in "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus." Terry Gilliam fantasy makeup
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Christopher Plummer and Lily Cole in "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus." (Sony Pictures Classics)

(CBS) Is British actress Lily Cole giving up magazine covers for a career in acting?

The red-headed model, who has been on the cover of Vogue and done ad campaigns for Chanel and Hermes, is starring in Mary Harron's "Moth Diaries" about a suspected vampire in a girl's boarding school.

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She also has a part in "There Be Dragons" and is filming Marilyn Manson's "Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll." The 21-year-old has three other movies to her credit, including "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," in which she played opposite the late Heath Ledger.

Cole, who was named Britain's Model of the Year in 2004, stirred up some controversy in 2008, when she appeared nude in Playboy magazine.