Her father, Andrew Myles Cockburn, a journalist, was born in London to British parents, and raised in Ireland; her uncles, Alexander Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn, also worked as journalists.
Wilde's older sister, Chloe Cockburn, is a civil rights attorney in New York; her aunt, Sarah Caudwell, was a writer, and her paternal grandfather, Claud Cockburn, was a novelist and journalist.
Scorsese zooms in on the drink while Bickle loses himself in the moment: he’s also bubbling and crumbling, afloat in a glass-walled universe of his own.
On June 7, 2003, when she was 19 years old, Wilde married Tao Ruspoli, an Italian filmmaker and musician, whose family owns a famed palazzo in Italy, at a ceremony in Washington, Virginia.They were married on a school bus with only a pair of witnesses.She later said the marriage occurred in an abandoned school bus because it was the only place where they could be completely alone, as the marriage was a secret at the time.On February 8, 2011, she and Ruspoli announced that they were separating.She has wanted to become an actress since the age of two.
For a short time, Wilde's family had a house in Guilford, Vermont.Wilde's ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, Manx, and German; she is also of more distant Sephardi Jewish descent from a paternal ancestor, Ralph Bernal (1783–1854), a British Whig politician and actor.Wilde has said that as a result of her parents' occupations, she has a "strong journalistic streak", being "really critical and analytical".She changed her surname while in high school, to honor the writers in her family, many of whom used pen names.She is a vegan, and was voted PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2010.Personal life Wilde has dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland.