When Liv was 14 she moved back with her mom to NY.
A friend of the family, Paulina Porizkova - a famous model herself - convinced Liv to start modeling - and the rest is history ...
Instantly Liv's career as a model sky-rocketed, and Liv found herself on the cover of big Magazines like Seventeen, Interview and Mirabella.
Liv's first major revelation to the world came in 1994, when she was 16, in Aerosmith's clip - Crazy.
Liv was embarrassed by her sexy appearances - but got the adoration of millions of teenagers around the world.
At that year Liv started filming her first 2 movies - Silent Fall (1994) and Heavy (1995).
Liv tasted it, and liked it! She decided to quit modeling and concentrate on her acting career.
At age 17, Liv filmed her third movie - Empire Records (1995), but her breakthrough
came from her next film - Stealing Beauty (1996).
The legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci chose Liv over hundreds of actresses.
Liv got acclaims on her performance, and was the highlight of '96 Cannes film festival where giant photos of her peered placidly from billboards all over town.
This film established Liv as a Movie Star - performing opposite
other stars like Tom Hanks [That Thing You Do! (1996)] and Bruce Willis [Armageddon (1998)] and working with best directors around.
Liv chooses her films carefully. She avoids big movies and prefers the smaller, more quality ones.
Her movies include Inventing The Abbotts (1997), with her former boyfriend Joaquin Phoenix, Cookie's Fortune (1999) by Robert Altman, Plunkett & Macleane (1999) and Onegin (1999) with Ralph Fiennes.
More movies include Dr. T and the Women (2000) - another comedy by Robert Altman along side Richard Gere and Kate Hudson,
One Night At McCool's (2001) - the major role in a black comedy along side Michael Douglas, Matt Dillon, John Goodman and Paul Raiser
and Lord Of The Rings movie series (2001-2003) - 3 movies based on the famous trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien - in the role of Arwen the elf princess.
The last movie in the trilogy (The Return of the King) - won 11 Oscars, including the best picture award.
In 2004 Liv starred in Jersey Girl - with Ben Affleck, directed by Kevin Smith.
Then Liv and Ben's brother - Casey Affleck starred in Lonesome Jim, directed by Steve Buscemi. The movie was filmed in March 2004 and released in March 2006.
After almost a two years break from movies after the birth of her child Milo, Liv returned to the movie scene with 4 new movies:
Reign Over Me - a drama by director Mike Binder, staring Adam Sandler. Liv played as a psychiatrist. The movie was filmed in spring 2006, and was released in March 2007.
The Strangers - a thriller writed and directed by Bryan Bertino. Liv is part of a young couple terrorized by three unknown assailants. The film was released in May 2008 and was a big hit. Liv did also win Scream award's "Best actress in a horror movie or TV show" for her role.
Smother - a Comedy/Drama by Vince Di Meglio and Tim Rasmussen. Liv played along side Diane Keaton and Dax Shepard. The movie was released in 2008.
Liv also scored the leading female role in Marvel's The Incredible Hulk along side Edward Norton. The movie smashed screens on June 13th 2008.
After the divorce from her husband in 2008, Liv took another 2 years off. Liv came back to the silver screen in 2011 with two new movies:
Super - a dark comedy by James Gunn, along side Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon.
The Ledge - a drama/thriller by Matthew Chapman, along side Charlie Hunnam, Terrence Howard and Patrick Wilson.
Between the years 2012-2014 Liv participated in three independent films:
Robot & Frank
- A futuristic comedy directed by Jake Schreier, with Frank Langella, and James Marsden.
Jamie Marks Is Dead
- A drama directed by Carter Smith, along side Judy Greer and Cameron Monaghan.
Space Station 76
- A comedy directed by Jack Plotnick, with Patrick Wilson and Matt Bomer.
In 2014 Liv turned into the small screen, with the HBO drama The Leftovers
. Written by Damon Lindelof, the series revolves around mysterious world-wide disappearances, and follows a group of people who are left behind.
In 2015 Liv produced two short films for Belstaff company - Outlaws
, staring David Beckham, and Falling Up
- in which she also played as Amelia Earhart. The films are available online.
In the end of 2015 Liv did also produced - and starred - in Wildling
, alone side Bel Powley, Brad Dourif and James LeGros. The film should be released in 2018.
In 2017 Liv filmed a her second TV role, at the 3-part BBC's drama Gunpowder
, based on the the real and famous Gunpowder Plot
from 1605. Liv (as Anne Vaux) is playing along side Kit Harington and Peter Mullan. The series will be aired on fall 2017.
Aside from her movie career Liv has always kept her modeling career with some major campaigns for brands like Pantene, Givenchy, Gap, G-Star, Magnum, Pilgrim and many more.
In 2003 Liv has been selected to be the new face of Givenchy, following the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn. The first product published by Liv is "Very Irresistible Givenchy" perfume, as can be seen on TV commercials and magazines.
More campaigns were "Givenchy le Makeup", "Givenchy - Ready to Wear and Accessories" and more. In Summer 2005 Givenchy decided to call a rose after Liv - the "Liv Tyler Rose"!
In 2012, Givenchy produced a video clip featuring Liv covers I Need You Tonight by INXS.
Liv served as Givenchy face up until 2013.
In 2007, Liv was also the face of Pilgrim
- one of the world's leading jewellery and accessory brands.
In 2010, Liv became the face of the denim brand G-Star
, for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter campaigns.
In 2011, 15 years after did her first Pantene
commercial, Liv became the face of Pantene
for the second time, with a brand new commercial and ads.
In 2013 Liv and her grandmother Dorothea Johnson, an etiquette expert, released a book called Modern Manners.
In 2016 Liv became the "ambassador and creative contributor" for Belstaff
womenswear company, creating her own designes and producing two short films in cooperation with the company - Outlaws
and Falling Up
(in which she also starred).
In 2017, Liv directed a short video
called "Mama Said". Liv described the clip as "Celebration of Motherhood" and also starred in the clip along side Sailor
, and some other famous mothers (Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Coco Rocha, Cass Bird, Candice Swanepoel) and their children.
Later in 2017 Liv became the face of Triumph Essence
for its global Autumn/Winter campaign. At the age of 40, Liv modeled a sexy lingerie, and looked as great as ever.