Five Things to Know About Lindsay Lohan's New BFF

06/04/2010 at 07:05 PM EDT

Five Things to Know About Lindsay Lohan's New BFF
Lindsay Lohan (left) and Victoria Hervey
Lindsay Lohan has a new member of her entourage: British model and socialite Lady Victoria "Lady V" Hervey. They hooked up at the Cannes Film Festival and have been spotted hanging out at the Sunset Tower Hotel and seeing the Sex and the City sequel together.

Hervey may be well-known in her native country but is a new face in the United States. Here are five things to know about Lilo's new BFF:

1. A Jennifer Aniston Connection:
Hervey, 33, a leggy blonde, dated English model Paul Sculfor before the Friends star romanced him briefly in 2007.

2. A Casey Johnson Connection, Too:
She was often spotted out and about with the late Johnson & Johnson heiress, and she's still close to Johnson's ex Courtenay Semel. "Victoria's great," Semel tells PEOPLE. "I love her!"

3. Reality TV Experience:
Along with brief appearances on reality shows, she's reportedly in talks to appear on fellow socialite Tinsley Mortimer's CW show High Society, as Hervey prepares to move from L.A. to N.Y.

4. She's Launched Her Own Line of Electronic Cigarettes:
Called SmokeStik Royale, they taste and feel like regular cigarettes but are made of metal and without the carbon monoxide, tar and other cancer-causing chemicals found in traditional cigarettes. They even come with a charger and fluid refills so they can be reused.

5. She's a Party Girl, But … :
Yes, she hits the circuit frequently, but a pal of Lohan's says Hervey's a good influence. "She's very tame and doesn't get crazy," the source tells PEOPLE. "Lindsay needs people like Victoria in her life who understand her world and love her for who she is and not what she's done."

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