Sam Taylor-Wood (born 1967) is an English artist, director, and photographer, and one of the "Young British Artists." In 2002, she made a portrait of a sleeping David Beckham
, which she followed up with "Crying Men
" depicting leading actors such as Robin Williams
, Sean Penn
, and Paul Newman
, well, crying. She directed the 2009 film Nowhere Boy
starring Aaron Johnson
as a young John Lennon
, and later she and Johnson became engaged. They have a daughter together, and another child on the way.
Note: She sang the female lines on the Pet Shop Boys
cover of "Je t'aime...moi non plus."