The aristocratic mannequin died 5 days after her fiftieth birthday on December 17.
The granddaughter of the eleventh Duke of Devonshire, Andrew Cavendish, and Deborah Mitford, she rose to fame within the Nineteen Nineties, strolling the runway for designers together with Versace and Alexander McQueen.
She was amongst fashions representing the British vogue trade throughout the closing ceremony on the Olympic Stadium, on the ultimate day of the London 2012 Olympics.
In a press release, her household mentioned: “It’s with nice unhappiness we announce the sudden demise of Stella Tennant on twenty second December 2020.
“Stella was a beautiful lady and an inspiration to us all. She shall be significantly missed.
“Her household ask for his or her privateness to be revered. Preparations for a memorial service shall be introduced at a later date.”
A Police Scotland spokesman mentioned: “Officers have been known as to an handle in Duns, Scottish Borders, round 11.30am on Tuesday 22 December following the sudden demise of a 50-year-old lady.
“Her subsequent of kin have been made conscious.
“There aren’t any suspicious circumstances and a report shall be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”
In 1993, aged 23, Mrs Tennant broke into modelling, posing for magazines corresponding to French, British and Italian Vogue in addition to Harper’s Bazaar.
Within the late 90s, Karl Lagerfeld introduced Tennant as the brand new face of Chanel, with an unique modelling contract, and have become a muse for the style designer, which he attributed to her resemblance to Coco Chanel.
Mrs Tennant additionally appeared in quite a few promoting campaigns, together with Calvin Klein, Chanel, Hermes, and Burberry.
In June 2012, Mrs Tennant was inducted as Mannequin of the 12 months within the Scottish Vogue Awards Corridor of Fame.