Stella Tennant born 17 December 1970 is a British model. The granddaughter of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, who was one of the Mitford family and a fourth cousin once-removed of Diana, Princess of Wales, Tennant was born in Scotland and attended St Leonards School in St Andrews. Her parents are The Hon. Tobias William Tennant, son of the 2nd Baron Glenconner, and Lady Emma Cavendish.
Tennant was studying sculpture at the Winchester School of Art when she was "discovered". She sent photographs of herself to a high fashion magazine, and a friend introduced her to fashion writer Plum Sykes. She had recently had her nasal septum pierced, which was an unusual look for models at the time,and Sykes was taken aback. She subsequently attracted the attention of photographers such as Steven Meisel and Bruce Weber and soon achieved success, posing for magazines such as French, British, and Italian Vogue as well as Harper's Bazaar and Numero.
Tennant was recently chosen to walk the runway for Chanel and is a muse of the designer, Karl Lagerfeld.She has also appeared in numerous advertising campaigns, including Calvin Klein, Hermès, and Burberry.
Tennant married French photographer, David Lasnet, in her home town of Oxnam, Scotland on 22 June 1999. They have four children together (Marcel, born 1998, Cecily, born 2001, Jasmine, born 2003 and Iris, born 2005) and live in Scotland.