Famous for her glamour modeling photo spreads for The Sun, Downes also became a popular cover model for Maxim, Zoo Weekly, and other British men's magazines.
Early in her career, she made a popular magazine's 2008 list of "50 Hottest Blondes."
She was featured in an episode of the ITV reality series Poor Little Rich Girls.
She grew up in Liverpool, England. In 2014, she married Arctic Monkeys musician Jamie Cook.
She made a brief appearance in the 2005 film Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. The movie was produced by Adam Sandler and featured Eddie Griffin and Rob Schneider in starring roles.