Tamara Ecclestone has sparked controversy over a photo shoot in which she appears lying naked on a million pounds of her own money. The 27-year-old daughter of billionaire Bernie Ecclestone reportedly had the cash 'lying around' her London home, according to the UK's Sun newspaper.
After being asked by Hollywood photographer Tyler Sheilds whether she had any cash spare, the model produced a wad of pristine fifty-pound notes and soon found herself posing naked on them. Her agent said, "Tyler asked if she could get hold of 1million and she said she already had it lying around. So he got her to lie in it naked". The model, who will star in the forthcoming Channel 5 show "Billion Dollar Girl", explained, "I felt relaxed immediately. Tyler made me feel really comfortable". The photograph is currently on show at the Imitate Modern Gallery in London's West End until 13th November 2011. Shields has emerged as one of the most talked-about photographers in the United States, following controversial shoots with the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Glee star Heather Morris and his now infamous 'meat' shots of Mischa Barton.
Tamara, the younger sister of Petra, is currently dating stockbroker Omar Khyami. In 2009, she presented Sky Sport Italia's coverage of the 2009 Formula 1 season.