Biography

Cheryl Diamond was born on the run.

By the age of nine she had lived in more than a dozen countries, on five continents, under six assumed identities. She was home-schooled by her parents who were evading Interpol and various other law enforcement agencies.

      At sixteen, Cheryl was scouted by a modeling agency and arrived in New York City with nothing but $300, her cat, and a fair bit of life experience. Between shoots and castings, she began to write. Model A Memoir, a behind the scenes account of her life as a young high fashion model,  was published by Simon & Schuster five years later. The book was featured by The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Good Morning America, and Fox News Live.

      Her second book, Naked Rome, tells the story of the Eternal City through the eyes of its' most fascinating people, and was published in 2019.

      Cheryl's newest project, Nowhere Girl, the shocking true story of her outlaw childhood, was published in 2021 and became an international best-seller. She lives in Rome and obeys the law- most of the time.

photo by Ekaterina Krat
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