Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley was born in Plymouth, Devon, England (Freedom Fields Hospital), and grew up on her parents' country farm. She attended Tavistock College and has been modeling since 2003 for a variety of clothiers: Abercrombie & Fitch, Burberry, Bloomingdale's, Ralph Lauren, DKNY. She started modeling for Victoria's Secret in 2006 and was officially named one of the lingerie company's "Angels" in November 2009, at the age of 22. Her first film role is as Carly Spencer, replacing Megan Fox as Sam Witwicky's new love interest in the third installment of the Transformers series: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).
Huntington-Whiteley's modeling career thrived. She appeared in the pages of Teen Vogue and ELLEgirl and in campaigns for such designers as Tommy Hilfiger and French Connection. At 18, she moved to New York City. There Huntington-Whiteley started to work for lingerie giant Victoria's Secret. She appeared in its famous runaway show, walking with the likes of Gisele Bündchen and Karolina Kurkova.
She grew up in Tavistock, Devon, and in 2003, while studying at Tavistock College, Huntington-Whiteley was discovered by Profile Model Management while seeking internships with several London based modelling agencies.