Elisabeth Marie Haydon, better known as Lisa Haydon, is an Indian model turned actress.
Lisa Haydon was born as Elisabeth Marie Haydon on 17 June 1986 in Mumbai, India to a Malayalee father and an Australian mother. Her sister is model Mallika Haydon. Lisa lived in Australia and United States before moving back to India in 2007 to pursue modeling.
Lisa wanted to be a yoga teacher at the age of 18. Studying psychology on the side, she took up her friends' suggestion of taking up modeling to earn money and pay for the classes and rent. She started modeling in Australia with her first assignment being for stretch mark cream. Encouraged by her sister's modeling acts in India, she moved to India in 2007 to pursue a modeling career there. In India, she has walked the ramp for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) and HDIL-India Couture Week(HDIL-ICW). She is also the face of giant Lakmé. She has also featured in commercials for Hyundai i20, Indigo Nation and Blender's Pride. In 2010, she did a commercial opposite Hrithik Roshan.
She has featured as cover girl for major fashion magazines like Verve (March 2008, January 2011), Elle (April 2009, May 2009, May 2010, April 2011), Femina (April 2009), Harper's Bazaar (January–February 2010), FHM (August 2010) and Adorn (November–December 2010).
As a model Lisa has been recognized for her impeccable style and persona. She has been the first and the obvious choice of almost all the major fashion awards in the country. She was named the best model and the most stylish persona in Cosmopolitan Fun and Fearless Awards 2009, DNA most stylish 2009, Marie Claire best model 2010.