The woman who stood in for Kate Moss in a few scenes from her forthcoming Stuart Weitzman commercial (the print ads came out yesterday) has been identified by British Vogue as Natalie Morris, an L.A.-based model-slash-actress who has also appeared in W as well as TV shows like Smallville and Portlandia. She was photographed by bored paparazzi on set this week while Kate was off smoking; at five foot eight, she’s about Kate’s height, and their proportions are similar. Some cursory Facebook stalking reveals that she hails from Oregon, enjoys Persian food, and spends evenings hanging out with her mom and poodle Shaboo.
Based on how much press she’s gotten this week, being Kate Moss has been a big break for Morris. It’s too early to call her the Keira Knightley of the modeling world (Knightley, as you may recall, got her start as Natalie Portman’s double in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), but she’s well on her way to minor fame — perhaps more of the caliber of Kate Clark, Angelina Jolie’s body double in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, or Zoe Bell, who was Uma Thurman’s double in Kill Bill and did so well that Quentin Tarantino cast her as her own character in his next movie, Death Proof. Anyway, congrats, Morris! Perhaps more model body doubles of the world — who knew they even existed? — will come forth after this.