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Shelby Welinder (British American Model)

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Shelby Welinder

Shelby Welinder with a serious face while her hand touching it, with blonde hair, and wearing a white knitted shirt.

September 17, 1992 (Age 28), California, USA

5.9 ft, 1.79 m

Body Size
34-24-35 inches



Birth Sign


Movies & Series
Inside Amy Schumer (2013-2014), Voyeur (2017)

Kate Upton, Edward Akrout, Lindsay Lohan

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Shelby Welinder is a British-American model and journalist. In her career of several years in the industry, Shelby has juggled various things from reporting and producing news and entertainment shows to various acting roles.


Early and Personal Life

Shelby Welinder with a fierce look, with blonde hair, wearing a necklace and a gray coat.

Shelby Welinder was born in Los Angeles in California, United States in the year 1992. As of 2021, she is 29 years old. Shely joined the modeling industry at a very young age of just 15 years.


Poster of Grand Theft Auto V featuring a graphic art of Shelby Welinder, biting her finger, with blonde hair, and wearing a red two-piece swimsuit.

In addition to her work in modeling and journalism, Shelby has pursued a career in acting, featuring in various documentaries and dramas. She achieved global fame after being featured on the cover of GTA 5. Approached by the renowned video game developer Rockstar Games, Shelby was asked to model in a bikini for the game's cover, thus becoming the face of GTA 5. This cover sparked controversy when famous actress Lindsay Lohan filed a lawsuit against Rockstar Games, claiming the company used her image without permission for the GTA 5 cover, citing similarities to one of her own photographs. However, the lawsuit was ultimately dismissed by the court, which ruled that it lacked sufficient basis.


Shelby Welinder and Edward Akrout are smiling while holding a glass of wine. Shelby with long blonde hair and wearing a white blouse while Edward wearing a black coat over a gray shirt and black pants.

Shelby Welinder is married to Franco-British artist and actor Edward Akrout. He is a popular French actor mainly known for his work as Louis, the Dauphin in The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Mini-Series).


Shelby Welinder (British American Model) Forbes

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