• Actress and model Louise Linton married US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin this June.
  • Linton has gained attention due to public fights via her Instagram comments.
  • Most recently, she was the subject of criticism after a photo of her holding a sheet of newly printed $1 bills circulated on social media.

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 after she and Mnuchin were photographed holding up a sheet of freshly printed $1 bills. The photos drew attention and criticism on Twitter, as well as a write-up in the Styles section of The New York Times, which critiqued her all-black leather outfit.

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Earlier this year she caused news when she published an Instagram photo that showed her 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 for a period of time. She has since made the account public again.

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.”

Source: Daily Record

 

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.”

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."playLinton began acting professionally in 2006. Prior to that, she made a TV appearance in 2003 on VH1’s short-lived reality show “Hopelessly Rich.”

 (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Source: The Wrap

 

She’s made appearances in “CSI: NY” and “Cold Case.” More recently, she starred in movies like 2016’s “Intruder.”

"Intruder" trailer.play“Intruder” trailer.

 (Stormchaser Films/YouTube)

Source: IMDB

 

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She has also modeled. In 2009, she posed for Maxim magazine.

Linton attends the 8th annual 'Dressed To Kilt' Charity Fashion Show in 2010 in NYC.playLinton attends the 8th annual ‘Dressed To Kilt’ Charity Fashion Show in 2010 in NYC.

 (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Source: Washington PostMaxim

 

Linton reportedly met her husband, Steve Mnuchin, through mutual friends.

Mnuchin and Linton attend a party in 2015.playMnuchin and Linton attend a party in 2015.

 (Al Powers /Powers Imagery Invision for The Hollywood Reporter/AP Images)

Source: Town and Country

 

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.”

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