An actress and model from Edinburgh, Scotland, Linton has been a public figure since 2006.
Louise Linton, wife of US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, was in the spotlight well before her involvement with Washington insiders.
An actress and model from Edinburgh, Scotland, Linton married Mnuchin in an extravagant ceremony in June. She most recently made headlines with an Instagram photo that shows Linton and Mnuchin stepping off a government jet, adding the caption: “Great #daytrip to #Kentucky!” She tagged several high-end designers, including Tom Ford and Valentino, in the post. The resulting comments were less than charitable; Linton then bashed one commenter for being “adorably out of touch” and made her Instagram account private.
But the jet photo and ensuing comments were not the first time Linton sparked a controversy. Below, see more about her life.
Linton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and spent weekends in the Melville Castle Dalkeith. In an interview with the Daily Record in 2015, Linton said of the property: “The castle is definitely haunted and many people have claimed to see a ghost.”
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Linton began acting professionally in 2006. Prior to that, she made a TV appearance in 2003 on VH1's short-lived reality show “Hopelessly Rich.”
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She's made appearances in “CSI: NY” and “Cold Case.” More recently, she starred in movies like 2016's “Intruder.”
She has also modeled. In 2009, she posed for Maxim magazine.
Linton reportedly met her husband, Steve Mnuchin, through mutual friends.
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In 2016, Linton released a controversial memoir about the time she spent volunteering in Zambia as a teenager. In one part of the book, she writes, “A 'skinny white muzungu with long angel hair,' Louise was an anomaly in darkest Africa.” She also described the country as “savage.”
The Zambian High Commission in London publicly denounced Linton and the book's “falsified” content, saying it was “tarnishing the image of a very friendly and peaceful country.” Linton later apologized on Twitter, and it has since been pulled from the market.
By the time Mnuchin was sworn in as Treasury Secretary in the Trump administration, the couple was engaged.
Their wedding, which took place in June, was officiated by Vice President Mike Pence.
President Donald Trump and the first lady, along with some members of the Wall Street elite, also attended.
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Most recently, Linton made headlines for an Instagram comment she made that bashed a woman publicly for being “adorably out of touch.” She has since made her Instagram account private.
Source: Business Insider