Burrows was born in London, England, to a politically active family; both her parents are socialists. Her father is an architect and teacher; her mother, Susie, is a teacher and feminist. Burrows is an only child. At 15, she was discovered by Beth Boldt (Burrows stands at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)), and began a successful modelling career.
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