Sherlock star escorts Patty Hearst's daughter on the red carpet

Sherlock star and babe magnet Benedict Cumberbatch has been getting close to 27-year-old Lydia Hearst-Shaw, daughter of 70s kidnap victim-turned-bank robber Patty Hearst.

Benedict, 35 – who previously dated fashion designer Anna Jones – even took his new American love to Elton John‘s Oscars bash.

Lydia is a fashion model as well as an actress and columnist.

The stunning green-eyed socialite is also heiress to great-grandfather William Randolph Hearst’s publishing fortune.

Lucky Lydia!

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