Claudia Schiffer born August 25, 1970is a German model and actress, who reached the peak of her popularity during the 1990s, initially due to her striking resemblance to Brigitte Bardot.Schiffer is one of the world's most successful models, having appeared on over 500 magazine covers.Forbes estimated her net worth at about $55m (£38m).
Schiffer was born in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany, which is a small town 15 km northeast of Duisburg. She is the daughter of Gudrun and Heinz Schiffer, a lawyer.She has two brothers, Stefan and Andreas, and one sister, Ann Carolin.
Schiffer said that she was popular in high school, but felt socially overshadowed by the other girls in her class.She has revealed that because she was so tall, she became very shy and did not want to be noticed. She was also subjected to jealousy by others as she came from a wealthy family that was well-known locally.Schiffer became fluent in French and English.
She originally wanted to become a lawyer and work in her father's law firm.She later dropped these aspirations when in October 1987 at seventeen she was spotted in a nightclub in Düsseldorf by Michel Levaton, the boss of Metropolitan Model Agency who signed her up to become a model.
She completed her education and then began to work as a model. She flew out to Paris for a trial photo shoot and soon after she appeared in the cover of French Elle after being well received in Paris. After several other magazine appearances she quickly achieved "supermodel" status when she was selected by Karl Lagerfeld to become the new face of Chanel.Schiffer went on to become world-famous, recognizable with her blue eyes, blond hair and tall figure, standing at 1.80m.
In the early 1990s she starred in highly publicised Guess? jeans adverts in North America which created essential publicity for Schiffer.Paul Marciano said in E! Forbes Top 15 Supermodel Beauties Who Made Bank, "Guess name became really much more known around the world because of Claudia". Soon after appearing in the campaigns, her name was launched worldwide, appearing on five magazine covers in the United States and seven covers around Europe. Her modelling career continued to grow. Schiffer joined Thomas Zeumer's Metropolitan Models and was contracted to model for Revlon. She also became deeply involved in modelling for several catalogues and modelled on high profile catwalk shows. Schiffer has done catwalk modelling for Versace, Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren and Valentino.Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and People all saw Schiffer as the first model to make their covers.She has also appeared many times on covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Time.
Schiffer has also been the face of Mango, a chain of Spanish clothes stores and Accessorize,where she had her ears pierced especially for her Autumn/Winter 2006 Accessorize advertising campaign in 2006.Schiffer still holds a contract with L'Oréal and Ebel watches,and her billboard picture for Kenar has also hung over millions of tourists at Times Square.Since 1990, she has created a swimsuit calendar each year which she stars in and designs herself.
Schiffer later secured contracts with Pepsi appearing in advertisements promoting the brand, and has also danced with a cartoon version of Mickey Mouse in advertisements promoting Fanta for an estimated $2 million.From her appearances in a 1998 Citroën advertisement, she earned a reputed £3 million. Karl Lagerfeld filmed her for a Dom Perignon campaign, some ten years after her first appearances in Chanel adverts.
She is signed to several agencies, including 1/One Management in New York City, Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment in London for her non modelling interests and her mother agency 'Model Management' in Hamburg.
Schiffer has appeared in a number of films and music videos. Her first appearance in film was in the children's movie Richie Rich in 1994 and then starred opposite Dennis Hopper and Matthew Modine in The Blackout.She went on to appear in Friends & Lovers and Black and White in 1999, In Pursuit and Life Without Dick in 2001, and then Love Actually in a semi-cameo role. Schiffer has made several other cameo appearances in film which include, Ben Stiller's Zoolander in 2001.
Schiffer has appeared on several talk shows and sitcoms, such as Larry King Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Dharma & Greg and Arrested Development. She was also in boyband Westlife's music video for "Uptown Girl", and made a cameo in Bon Jovi's video for "Say It Isn't So".
She has also released four exercise videos, entitled Claudia Schiffer's Perfectly Fit, which were successful and reached the bestsellers list.Schiffer has hosted the French Fashion Awards and the World Music Awards in Monaco.
With fellow models Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Elle Macpherson, Schiffer was joint owner of a chain of restaurants called the Fashion Café in 1995.Schiffer remains a prominent figure in German society and helped present and carry the trophy with Pelé during opening ceremonies at the 2006 World Cup.She also presented Prince William with a polo trophy in 2002.
When talking about the model profession at present, she said: "Supermodels, like we once were, don't exist any more." She has said that Gisele Bündchen was the only person who comes close to earning the supermodel title.
Schiffer dated magician David Copperfield for about five years from 1994 until 1999.They first met in 1993 at one of Copperfield's stage shows, where he invited her on stage to take part in his 'Flying' illusion, and he then subsequently sawed her in half during a joint appearance on German television.Throughout their relationship, she often joined Copperfield in his stage shows as a "special guest assistant" in a number of illusions, including being levitated, guillotined and sawed in half.Following the end of her relationship with Copperfield, she met and had a relationship with Tim Jefferies.
On 25 May 2002, she married the film producer Matthew Vaughn.Instead of an engagement ring, Vaughn bought her a tortoise.On her wedding day, many journalists and 200 onlookers gathered to see her in her wedding dress.She was married in St. George's church in the village of Shimpling. The wedding reception was held at Schiffer's Elizabethan mansion.
Schiffer and Vaughn have two children: son Caspar Matthew, born 30 January 2003 and daughter Clementine de Vere Drummond, (born 11 November 2004). They all now live in London. During spare time, Schiffer enjoys horse riding, painting, playing tennis and skiing.She didn't get her ears pierced until 2006, at the age of 35, when she had them pierced especially for her Autumn/Winter 2006 Accessorize advertising campaign.
Schiffer had two significant problems with harassment in the past. In 2002, an Italian kitchen porter, named Agostino Pomata, was arrested after making nine visits to Schiffer's £5 million Suffolk mansion near Bury St Edmunds, attempting to see her. Charges against Agostino Pomata were dropped however, as he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.He believed that the Pope had told him to marry Schiffer. In 2004 a Canadian man, Louis Brisette, was accused of harassing Schiffer, again at her mansion in Suffolk. He reportedly called at her mansion three times in the hope of seeing Schiffer.He also repeatedly left letters at her home.
Christy Nicole Turlington born January 2, 1969 is an American model best known for representing Calvin Klein from 1987 to 2007. She has worked on dozens of modeling contracts with companies including Maybelline Cosmetics and Versace. Turlington starred in her fashion documentary Catwalk and Isaac Mizrahi's Unzipped. She was added on as the fourth model investor, after Elle Macpherson, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer of the now defunct Fashion Cafes.
Turlington was born in Walnut Creek, California, the middle of three daughters born to Dwain Turlington, a pilot for Pan American World Airways and a flight attendant from El Salvador, María Elizabeth née Parker.
She was discovered while horseback riding in Miami, Florida, where her father was working as a training captain for Pan Am. Turlington began modeling after school from age 14 to 16 and during summers until she graduated from Monte Vista High School.After graduation, she moved to New York City to model full-time.Turlington has several accomplishments in the modeling industry, having had several million dollar contracts with companies like Maybelline, Chanel and Calvin Klein. Although she is known as one of the most successful supermodels, Turlington has rejected the 'supermodel' label. She is widely respected in the fashion industry as one of the friendliest and most professional models in the business.
During the 1990s, she appeared in Unzipped, a documentary about fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, and the fashion mockumentary film Prêt-à-Porter by famed director Robert Altman. Additionally, she was featured in Catwalk, a documentary about her life on the fashion runways by director Robert Leacock.
Turlington also appeared in two music videos. Fellow model Yasmin Le Bon got her husband Simon LeBon of Duran Duran to feature Turlington in their 'Notorious' video in 1986, at the age of 16. In 1990, singer George Michael drew inspiration from Peter Lindbergh's January 1990 British Vogue cover which features Turlington, Campbell, Evangelista, Crawford and Patitz for his 'Freedom' video. The video featured all top 5 female models along with their top 5 male counterparts, lip-syncing the song. The video was shown during George Michael's 2008 concert tour while he sang.She has appeared on over 500 magazine covers and has been featured in several professional photobooks, including Peter Lindbergh's '10 Women', the cover of Arthur Elgort's 'Model Manual', Herb Ritts 'Man/Woman' and Karl Lagerfeld's 'Off the Record'. In 1993, she posed nude for PETA's anti-fur campaign. Also in 1993, her face was used on 120 mannequins created by Ralph Rucci for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, causing her to be called the 'Face of the 20th Century'.
In the 2000s, she has become a partner in a variety of business ventures: an ayurvedic skincare line (Sundari) and two clothing lines produced by Puma: Nuala, an active women's clothing line; and Mahanuala, a women's yoga-wear line.
On August 11, 2006, Women's Wear Daily reported that Turlington had signed a multiyear contract with Maybelline, marking her return to the company that made her famous with its 'Maybe She's Born With It' ad campaign from 1992-1998.
In honor of Turlington's fortieth birthday, W magazine put together an online slideshow of iconic images from her career, from runway shots from the late eighties to today.
As of 2008, Turlington has been making brief visits to Africa on behalf of Product Red and to Latin America on behalf of CARE.Her involvement with CARE was influenced by her mother Elizabeth, who has been a longtime CARE supporter through her former flight attendants’ organization, World Wings. The FEMME project, a coming together of CARE, Columbia University, and local government, brings health-care practitioners together to find better methods of serving the large number of women needing assistance who are too intimidated to seek help in a clinic or traditional hospital.
Turlington appears several times a year on the Today show discussing her charity work. She also appeared on Martha Stewart's show on February 13, 2007.
Turlington is the author of Living Yoga: Creating A Life Practice.Owing to this interest in Eastern religions she went back to school in 1994 and graduated cum laude in 1999 from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy. She appeared on Late Night with David Letterman in 1999 to discuss her schooling. Despite this interest, she has remained a practicing Roman Catholic since childhood.Previously a vegetarian, she has gone back to being a meat-eater.An ex-smoker whose father died of lung cancer, Turlington is also an anti-smoking activist and an ambassador for CARE.
Turlington dated actors Roger Wilson, Christian Slater, and Jason Patric. In late 2000 she met actor/director/writer Edward Burns at a Hamptons party and within weeks, the two of them were engaged. After postponing their October 2001 Italian wedding due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, just blocks from where they lived in New York City, they broke up. The couple re-united and married on June 7, 2003. It was also the 5th anniversary of her father's death from lung cancer. Despite numerous erroneous media reports, Turlington was not given away by good friend Bono. Bono attended the San Francisco wedding but Christy said, "He (Bono) was there, of course, but I gave myself away. I mean, I was 25 weeks pregnant at the time. Eddie met me halfway down the aisle." Burns and Turlington have two children: a daughter Grace born October 25, 2003, and a son Finn born February 11, 2006. Christy's sister Kelly is married to Edward's brother Brian Burns, and together they also have a son born in early 2008. The family resides in New York City, near Ed Burns old loft that was formerly owned by John F. Kennedy Jr. It is not known whether Ed still owns this loft or if it was sold.
As of 2009, Turlington was studying for a master's degree in public health at Columbia University.
Carolyn Murphy born on August 11, 1973 is an American model.
Carolyn Murphy was born in Panama City, Florida and grew up mainly in Northwest Florida, with brief periods in England and Maryland, as a result of her parents’ divorce. Her career began when at the age of 16, when her mother enrolled her in a modeling school. Soon, she was modeling locally in Florida, as well as abroad in Japan and Paris. After graduating from Fort Walton Beach High School in 1991, Murphy went to New York.
She enrolled at University in Virginia, opting to model part time. Mario Testino shot her for French Vogue, Missoni, Et Vous, and Gucci. In 1994 she was hired for Prada and appeared in major magazines like Harpers Bazaar and Vogue. Anna Wintour had Steven Meisel shoot her for American Vogue in 1995 and he began to use her for campaigns like Dolce Gabbana, Max Mara, and Calvin Klein.
In 1998, she was named VH1/Vogue's "Model of the Year". Barry Levinson chose her for the role of "Dubbie" in his film Liberty Heights. In 1999, she was cited by Vogue as the "Model of the Millennium" and considered a muse by Calvin Klein, landing a contract for the perfume "Contradiction" with fellow Liberty Heights costar, Justin Chambers. She was offered roles in "Pearl Harbor" and many others to follow.
In 2001 Estee Lauder signed her to an exclusive contract. Her first advertising campaign for the brand’s “Defining Beauty” began appearing in 2002. She continues to appear in the advertisements today, recently posing for Estee Lauder’s new fragrance, Sensuous. She shot campaigns for Missoni, Versace and Tiffany & Co. In 2005 she was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Reluctant for a career in acting or in the spotlight, she moved to Nosara, Costa Rica in 1999 and married surfer Jack Schroeder. She gave birth to their daughter, Dylan Bleu, in December of 2000 at her home in Upstate New York. Her relationship with Schroeder ended in divorce in 2001. In 2006, Schroeder was arrested and charged with extortion for trying to sell a sex tape featuring them having sex during their 1999 honeymoon in Barbados. The video was leaked onto the internet in April 2006.
Linda Evangelista born May 10, 1965 is a Canadian model.
Evangelista was born to Italian-Canadian parents and was raised in a working-class, traditional Roman Catholic family in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, where she attended Denis Morris secondary school.She knew she wanted to become a model when she was 12 years old. Evangelista got into the modelling industry when she was discovered by a talent agent at the 1978 Miss Teen Niagara beauty pageant.
Evangelista later moved to New York City and signed with Elite Model Management there. She then moved to Paris, France, to further her career. She also appeared in music videos with George Michael.
Evangelista uttered the quote, "We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day" (often misquoted as: "We don't get out of bed for less than..." or "I don't get out of bed for less than...") Spoken in Vogue 1990 to Jonathan van Meter, talking about money and how she and a few other models were calling the shots and changing the game.
In the late 1980s, she cut all her hair off to brandish a little-boy-style haircut and was promptly cancelled from all the important runway shows that season. This was the first of many dramatic hairstyle changes. Within months, she appeared on magazine covers everywhere and many women emulated the hairstyle.
In 2007, she signed a multiple-year exclusive contract with the cosmetics company L'Oreal Paris. It was announced in early 2008 that she would be featured in the Prada Fall 2008 campaign seen in magazines internationally.
She is signed to DNA Model Management in New York City, and Models 1 in London.
Evangelista was married to Elite executive Gerald Marie from 1987 to 1993. She has also dated actor Kyle MacLachlan 1992-1998, French football player Fabien Barthez1998-2000, Italian oil mogul Ugo Brachetti Peretti 2003-2004, and former Formula One driver Paolo Barilla 2005.
Throughout her career, Evangelista has expressed her desire to have children.
To her delight, on October 11, 2006, she gave birth to a boy, Augustin James. While pregnant, Evangelista appeared on the August 2006 issue of Vogue magazine. She was the first non-actress/singer model to appear on Vogue in over a year
Karen Elson born 14 January 1979 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England is a British model and singer. Her trademarks are her red hair and her eyebrows, which fashion photographer Steven Meisel once persuaded her to shave off.
Elson has walked the runways of many top fashion designers including Marc Jacobs (which she did while pregnant), Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace. She has appeared in international campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Christian Dior, Burberry and Chanel, to name a small number. She has also been on the covers of many international magazines such as Vogue, W, Dazed & Confused, Numéro, Marie Claire, Elle, and others. She is considered to be one of the U.K's top 5 models and is highly reagrded within the fashion industry as one of the most interesting and professional models.
In 1998 she won model of the year at the VH1 fashion awards (the year after Kate Moss won). In 2005, Elson won the British Fashion Award for Best Model, over fellow catwalkers Lily Donaldson and Danny Beauchamp.
Elson has been quite vocal about how damaging the fashion industry can be to young women and their body . She has appeared in many short films and videos, including the music video for The White Stripes's "Blue Orchid", directed by Floria Sigismondi.She has also appeared in fashion films such as Cyril Guyot's Tom Ford Is Missing,Steven Meisel and Darren Lew's War Opera,Nick Knight's Andy Warhol-inspired series More Beautiful Women,Craig McDean's 48 Girls,Thomas Lenthal's Yves Saint Laurent Printemps-Été 2006,Tim Walker's Pictures, and Bruce Weber's Petit Fleur, Harlequin, Voodoo Daddy, Closer Walk With Thee and Karen's Boogie.Elson has been featured in commercials for Max Azria's BCBG line and Kose cosmetics.She has also appeared in the short film Lay Down Lean, a project by the experimental filmmaking team The Belles Of The Black Diamond Field.
Elson has contributed to Nick Knight's fashion site SHOWstudio.com since 2002. Among her contributions is a video of her singing Danzig's "Devil's Plaything" with Melissa Auf der Maur at the Chelsea Hotel.She also contributed to Knight's project "Moving Fashion" with a black and white video of herself in a sequined gown, perched upon a swing. The images were accompanied by Elson playing the autoharp and singing a verse of Marlene Dietrich's "Falling In Love Again."
As of October 23, 2008 Elson has been managing a vintage boutique in Nashville, Tennessee with Venus & Mars' Amy Patterson.The boutique is called Venus & Mars- The Showroom and features "high end rare vintage garments and adornments to cheap and cheerful vintage dress and jewels.".In 2010, American fashion brand St. John announced that Elson would be replacing Angelina Jolie as the new face of their company.She is currently the face of YSL Opium perfume.
Karen has mentioned in interviews that she had always been interested in music, but after becoming a model at age 16 she found it more difficult to dedicate any time to it. However in 2003 she contributed backing vocals to a remix of Robert Plant's "Last Time I Saw Her" off of Plant's album Dreamland.She briefly dated James Iha from the Smashing Pumpkins and the pair had recorded a couple of songs but they were never released.In 2005 a personal recording of Elson singing was made available on a CD accompanying the August 2005 issue of Uncut magazine (the song was titled "Coming Down"). The song was choose by REM singer Michael Stipe.It wasn't until 2006 that Elson received attention, singing the provocative "I Love You (Me Either)" with Cat Power on Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited, a tribute album to French singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg.
Elson is currently a creative director and performer with the New York City based political cabaret troupe The Citizens Band, appearing with them at various nightlife hotspots as well as the downtown power-house gallery Deitch Projects.Critical response to Karen's performances have been unequivocally positive, with the press frequently commenting on her striking vocal skills.As one of the leaders of The Citizens Band she has performed a variety of songs including well received covers of The Velvet Underground, Kurt Weill, Elvis Presley, Mimi and Richard Fariña, Pete Seeger, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and Marlene Dietrich. Her cover of The Velvet Underground's "Candy Says" is available on The Citizen Band's MySpace page. Short samples of her performances are available on the troupe's website as well.
In July 2008 she accompanied She & Him during a live show in Nashville, Tennessee, performing "Tennessee Waltz" alongside Zooey Deschanel.
As a child Elson attended North Chadderton School in Chadderton with her twin sister, film maker Kate Elson.
Elson met Jack White when she appeared in The White Stripes music video for "Blue Orchid". The video's director, Floria Sigismondi noted "you sensed an energy between them."Just one month later on June 1, 2005 in Manaus, Brazil they married. The wedding took place in a canoe in the Amazon River and was officiated by a shaman. A Catholic priest later blessed the ceremony. Official wedding announcements curiously stated that "it was the first marriage" for both.The White Stripes's manager Ian Montone served as best man while drummer Meg White was the maid of honor.
On May 2, 2006, the couple had a daughter, named Scarlett Teresa White.Their second child, Henry Lee White, was born on August 7, 2007.In the announcement, White's publicist confirmed that the children's last name was White, not Gillis. This caused a minor stir amongst fans and in the media considering the surname belongs to White's ex-wife and bandmate, Meg.The family now reside in Nashville, Tennessee.
Eva Herzigová born March 10, 1973 is a Czech model and actress.
Herzigová was born in Litvínov, in the then Central bloc country of Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic. She began her modeling career after winning a modeling beauty contest in Prague in 1989, at the age of sixteen. After arriving in Paris, her popularity increased. Her first important appearance was the Wonderbra campaign in 1990s. She was also featured in Guess? jeans advertisements. She has also appeared in the Victoria's Secret catalog and Sports Illustrated. She was a member of Thomas Zeumer's Metropolitan Models. Herzigová has also appeared in several movies. She posed nude for Playboy in August 2004. In 2006 she was Venus at the 2006 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.
She married Tico Torres, the drummer from Bon Jovi, in September 1996, in a lavish wedding attended by, among others, Donald Trump. The pair divorced in June 1998.
On June 1, 2007, Herzigová and her boyfriend, Turinese entrepreneur Gregorio Marsiaj, welcomed a son George in Paris.
She is signed to Storm Model Management in London, and 1/One Management in New York City.
On Friday September 18, 2009 she appeared on the Jonathan Ross show on BBC1
In 2003, Eva Herzigová sued Canadian retailer La Senza for $36,000 for a breach of contract. La Senza refused to pay her for a catalog photo shoot because the company did not approve of her recently shortened haircut.
Angela Lindvall (born January 14, 1979) is an American model and occasional actress.
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Lindvall was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma to Randall Lindvall, a pharmacist, and Laura Rasdall, a medical technologist and massage therapist. She was raised in Lee's Summit, Missouri and attended Lee's Summit High School. She grew 3 inches (7.6 cm) from 13 to 14, and her friends suggested that she try modeling, although it was her sister, Michelle, that wanted to be a model; Lindvall herself, although a big fan of Marilyn Monroe as a young teenager,was a tomboy. While doing a local Kansas City fashion show, at age 14, a talent scout spotted her and she signed with IMG.
Lindvall has appeared on the cover of many notable magazines, such as ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Numero, Vogue, I-D and W. She walked in the Victoria's Secret fashion shows in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 , and has also appeared in the Fendi, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Tommy Hilfiger, Jil Sander, Chanel, Versace, and H&M campaigns. Off the runway, Lindvall has appeared in commercials for H&M, The Gap, and Victoria's Secret. She was the face of the Spanish "high-street" store Zara, and was featured in their spring/summer 2007 campaign. Lindvall has also made appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
As an actress, Lindvall has appeared in CQ 2001 and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 2005. She can also be seen in the DKNY promotional films New York Stories 2003 and DKNY Road Stories 2004. Lindvall will appear in the upcoming 2009 horror film Murder World alongside Scout Taylor-Compton.
She is an ardent environmentalist and vegetarian and is the founder and president of the Collage Foundation, an organization promoting sustainability and environmentally conscious choices among young people. She was named Best Dressed Environmentalist in 2004 and 2005 by the Sustainable Style Foundation.
She has two sons, William Dakota born in 2002 and Sebastian born in 2005. Lindvall is the sister to the late model Audrey Lindvall. On August 2, 2006, Audrey Lindvall, an IMG model, was struck and killed by a truck in Lee's Summit, Missouri, while out on a bicycle ride with a friend.
Liya Kebede born January 3, 1978 is an Ethiopian model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer and actress who has appeared on the cover of US Vogue twice. According to Forbes, Kebede was eleventh-highest-paid top model in the world in 2007.Since 2005, Kebede has served as the WHO's Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
Kebede was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.A film director spotted her while she was attending Lycee Guebre Mariam and introduced her to a French modeling agent. After completing her studies, she moved to France to pursue work through a Parisian agency. Kebede later relocated to New York City. She has remarked that the modeling industry in Ethiopia is quite different from the catwalks on which she is now ubiquitous. For example, in Ethiopia she had to provide her own shoes for each runway show.
Feb08 Carolina Herrera fashion showKebede's big break came when Tom Ford asked her for an exclusive contract for his Gucci Fall/Winter 2000 fashion show.Kebede's popularity in the fashion industry sky-rocketed when she appeared on the cover the May 2002 edition of Paris Vogue which dedicated the entire issue to her.
Kebede has been seen on the covers of Italian, Japanese, American, French and Spanish Vogue, V, Flair, i-D and Time's Style & Design. Kebede has been featured in ad campaigns including those for Gap, Yves Saint-Laurent,Victoria's Secret, Emanuel Ungaro, Tommy Hilfiger,Revlon,Dolce & Gabbana, Escada and Louis Vuitton. In 2003, Kebede was named the newest face of Estée Lauder cosmetics, the first Ethiopian to serve as their representative in the company's 57-year history. Her contract was rumored to be for $3 million dollars.
Kebede is one of a very few African models featured in major fashion photo shoots and runway shows.According to Conor Kennedy, in 2003 a booker at Elite Model Management,
"It's like there's only room for one very successful black model at a time. For the past year it's been Kebede".
In 2005, Kebede was appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.She also appeared in a group montage on a rare (as of recent years) group montage of up and coming supermodels.
In summer of 2006 she was also one of the very few non-white models to have been given a cover of American Vogue, the issue highlighted her humanitarian work.
In July 2007, earning at an estimated total of $2.5 million in the past 12 months, Forbes named her eleventh in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.In 2008, Kebede was featured on one of the four covers of Vogue Italia's all Black Issue.
In 2009, Kebede starred in the film-adaption of the bestselling autobiography Desert Flower by former supermodel Waris Dirie. The film recounts Dirie's childhood in Somalia, her rise to stardom and subsequent awareness campaign against female circumcision. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival and received a standing ovation.Kebede has also had minor roles in two films: The Good Shepherd and Lord of War.
In 2005, Kebede was appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. She then founded the Liya Kebede Foundation, whose mission is to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality in Ethiopia and around the world. The Foundation funds advocacy and awareness raising projects as well as providing direct support for low-cost technologies, community-based education, and training and medical programs.
Kebede has traveled to Ethiopia to support maternal health projects on multiple occasions. In 2009, she worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of their Living Proof Project.Kebede served as a High-Level adviser for the Center for Global Development’s 2009 report "Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health."
Kebede writes for the Huffington Post about maternal and child health and has been featured in Vogue and on the Daily Beast. She is also part of the Champions for an HIV Free Generation, an organization of African leaders led by former Botswana President Festus Mogae. The Champions advocate for increased HIV prevention and treatment efforts in Africa.
Kebede launched Lemlem, a clothing line, in 2008. Lemlem, which means “to bloom” in Amharic, features hand-spun, woven and embroidered women and children’s clothing. Kebede founded the line to help preserve the art of traditional weaving and bring sustainable economic development to Ethiopia . Lemlem is sold at Barney’s, J.Crew, Net-a-Porter.com and numerous boutique shops.Kebede says she hopes this will part a sea of change for her home country. "It's wonderful to be able to donate and help people," she says.
Kebede married Ethiopian hedge fund manager Kassy Kebede in 2000 and they have two children together; son Suhul 8 years old born in 2001 and daughter Raee 4 years old born in 2005.As of 2007, the family resides in New York City.
Stella Tennant born 17 December 1970 is a British model. The granddaughter of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, who was one of the Mitford family and a fourth cousin once-removed of Diana, Princess of Wales, Tennant was born in Scotland and attended St Leonards School in St Andrews. Her parents are The Hon. Tobias William Tennant, son of the 2nd Baron Glenconner, and Lady Emma Cavendish.
Tennant was studying sculpture at the Winchester School of Art when she was "discovered". She sent photographs of herself to a high fashion magazine, and a friend introduced her to fashion writer Plum Sykes. She had recently had her nasal septum pierced, which was an unusual look for models at the time,and Sykes was taken aback. She subsequently attracted the attention of photographers such as Steven Meisel and Bruce Weber and soon achieved success, posing for magazines such as French, British, and Italian Vogue as well as Harper's Bazaar and Numero.
Tennant was recently chosen to walk the runway for Chanel and is a muse of the designer, Karl Lagerfeld.She has also appeared in numerous advertising campaigns, including Calvin Klein, Hermès, and Burberry.
Tennant married French photographer, David Lasnet, in her home town of Oxnam, Scotland on 22 June 1999. They have four children together (Marcel, born 1998, Cecily, born 2001, Jasmine, born 2003 and Iris, born 2005) and live in Scotland.
Carmen Kass born September 14, 1978 is an Estonian model.
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Kass was born in Tallinn, Estonia and grew up in Paide, the capital of Järva County. Kass moved to Paris at the age of eighteen and soon received exposure by appearing on the covers of French and American Vogue, Australian Elle, UK Image, Madame Figaro, and French Numéro.
Her career was launched by Anna Wintour and by 1999, Kass was walking the runway for designers such as Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, and Dolce & Gabbana, and posing in advertisements for designers and brands like Klein, Chanel, Gucci, Donna Karan, Dsquared2, Versace, Givenchy, Fendi, Max Mara, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, and even General Motors. She also appeared in a The Gap denim advertising campaign and was a spokesperson for Revlon cosmetics, Sephora, and the Christian Dior perfume, J'adore. In 2007 alone, Kass booked ten campaigns with notable designers for spring/summer collections. She has now signed to be Max Factor's newest spokesperson.
Kass was awarded by Vogue as "Model of the Year" at the 2000 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. While a model in New York, she attended the Lee Strasberg Institute.
Kass is well-known for her distinctive runway walk. Despite her height, her feet are small (about an American size seven).
She walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2008.
In 2004, Kass starred in the Estonian murder-mystery film Täna öösel me ei maga ("We Won't Sleep Tonight"; titled "Set Point" in the international release).
In February 2004, she joined Estonia's ruling Res Publica Party. Kass ran for the European Parliament after her homeland joined the European Union in May 2004. She won about 2000 votes from the Estonian electorate, but was not elected to the European Parliament.
Kass plays chess and was elected president of the Estonian National Chess League in 2004. She ran a campaign to obtain the right to organize the 2008 Chess Olympics in Tallinn; however, that right was given to Dresden, Germany.
She is part owner of her mother agency, Baltic Models.
In 2008, Carmen Kass created a SMS loan company called Credit Market in Estonia.By April 2009, the Estonian media released an article noting that the company was in financial difficulties and had not paid taxes in Estonia.
Kass, her sister and brother were raised only by their mother Koidu Põder. Her older sister Victoria De Luna married singer Joel De Luna.The couple separated in 2004 after they both were charged and convicted with drug trafficking.Kass's older brother Kutty Kass is involved in real estate.
Kass has dated Leonardo DiCaprio and restaurant owner Richie Akiva.She is currently involved with Eric Lobron, a German chess champion.
Amber Evangeline Valletta born February 9, 1974 is an American model and actress. She is best known for her roles in the movies Hitch, Transporter 2 and Gamer.
Valletta was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Her mother worked at the post office.Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Booker T. Washington High School. She got her start in the fashion industry when her mother enrolled her in modeling school at the age of fifteen at the Linda Layman Agency.
Valletta has gone on to act in several films, been on the cover of magazines and in advertisements for Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and Versace and hosted MTV's House of Style with friend and fellow model Shalom Harlow. Her next movie is The Spy Next Door, starring Jackie Chan, George Lopez, and Billy Ray Cyrus. She plays the mother of a child who accidentally downloads a CIA code from the internet.
Valletta is married to Olympic volleyball player Christian "Chip" McCaw with whom she has a daughter. Her second born child, a son named Auden was fathered by a London musician named Russell. Her first marriage, in 1994, was to Hervé Le Bihan. They divorced in 1996. Leonardo DiCaprio and Amber continued an affair, living together in her home.
Valletta also serves as the spokesperson for Oceana’s Seafood Contamination Campaign, where she brings awareness of the dangers of mercury poisoning in various kinds of seafood. The decision to join Oceana's campaign was prompted by the mercury-poisoning experience of a friend and the fact that she is a mother.
In August 2006, the New York Daily News reported that Valletta completed a stint at The Meadow rehabilitation facility in Wickenburg, Arizona, for stress and non-substance-related issues. Valletta told People magazine, "As was correctly reported earlier this week, my stay at The Meadows had nothing to do with substance abuse or addiction; I am pleased to say I have seven years' sobriety. But I continue every day to heal and grow as a person".
In January 2008, she participated in a video for Barack Obama produced by Will.I.Am called "Yes We Can" along with her son Auden, whom she was holding in her arms.
Isabeli Bergossi Fontana born July 4, 1983 is a Brazilian model.
Fontana was born in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. In 1996 she made it to the finals of the Elite Model Look when she was just 13 and in the following year she moved from South Brazil to Milan, Italy, to start her modelling career.
In 1999, at the age of 16, she appeared in the Victoria's Secret lingerie catalogue. The shoot caused controversy, as Victoria's Secret stated that they would not use girls younger than 21. Soon after the Victoria's Secret shoot, she was signed by Versace, Ralph Lauren and Valentino.
Since 1999 she has modeled for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Marie Claire, ELLE, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Numéro, i-D, Arena and many others.
Fontana has been the face of a variety of advertising campaigns including Armani Jeans, Chanel, Colcci, Disritmia, Emporio Armani, Enrique Martinez, Helena Rubinstein, Hugo Boss, Hussein Chalayan, Massimo Dutti, M. Officer, Nicole Farhi, Oscar de la Renta, Peter Hahn, Philips, Ralph Lauren, Revlon, Roberto Cavalli, Rosa Chá, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tommy Hilfiger, Triton, Valentino, Versace, Victoria's Secret, Vivara and others.
Currently Isabeli can be seen in the F/W campaigns for Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino & H&M
Isabeli is the current face of Viktor & Rolf's fragrance Flowerbomb.
In 2008, she made her debut on the Forbes The World's 15 Top-Earning Models list at place 11, having earned $3 million.
Isabeli Fontana, with her son, Zion.As a youth Isabeli attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Portão district of Curitiba. She was married to model Álvaro Jacomossi but they divorced in 2004. Their son, Zion, was born in 2003. Fontana married actor and model Henri Castelli on December 10, 2005 and their son, Lucas, was born on October 23, 2006 in São Paulo. Fontana and Castelli are separated now and are in the process of divorcing.She has since then dated enterpreneur Rico Mansur (they broke in 2008 after a year) and is now dating Marcelo Falcão, leader of Brazilian rock band O Rappa.
Małgosia Bela (born Małgorzata Bela on June 6, 1977 in Kraków, Poland) is a Polish fashion model and actress.
Bela became a successful runway and editorial model in the late nineties, appearing on the covers of many international editions of Vogue, including Vogue Italia and Vogue Paris. Lanvin, Valentino, Jil Sander, and Versace enlisted her in their advertising campaigns.
In 2001 Bela moved on to an acting career, playing leading role in the Polish movie Stranger(dir. Małgorzata Szumowska) and the Italian/Polish production Karol: A Man Who Became Pope about the Polish Pope John Paul II.
She returned to the fashion industry in 2006, appearing in advertising campaigns for the houses of Louis Vuitton, Chloé, Jil Sander, Donna Karan, and Marc by Marc Jacobs, and for retailers H&M and Barneys.
She appeared in the Pirelli Calendar 2009. She made a Halloween photo session for Harper's Bazaar with photographer Tim Walker and film director Tim Burton[.
Bela has a son, Józef.
Erin Wasson born January 20, 1982 is an American model and occasional stylist and designer. She is of Irish ancestry.
Wasson has graced the covers of numerous fashion magazines, including French, German, Spanish and Australian Vogue, Flair, Numero, Allure, Esquire and Elle, and walked international runways for notable designers like Armani, Balenciaga, Cavalli, Gucci, and Karl Lagerfeld; in addition, she walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2007. Over the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to work with renowned photographers Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier and Ellen Von Unwerth. Her advertisement campaigns include Michael Kors, Rolex, Tiffany & Co., J.Crew, Levi's, H&M, and the Gap. Since 2002, Wasson has been the international face of Maybelline, appearing in print ads and television commercials for the iconic cosmetics brand.
In the fall of 2008, she appeared opposite Justin Timberlake in a multimedia campaign for his clothing line, William Rast. The campaign includes a series of short films directed by Jonas Akerlund. Wasson plays Timberlake's love interest, "Birdie."
For two seasons, Wasson played stylist[clarification needed] for CFDA/Vogue Award-winning designer Alexander Wang, and in the spring of 2008 introduced her own line of jewelry, LowLuv. For Spring '09, Wasson is launching a womenswear collection - Erin Wasson x RVCA - in collaboration with surf and skate lifestyle brand RVCA. The line will be available at leading department stores and boutiques worldwide.
Wasson loves Maui for vacationing, and she owns a house in California where she can surf, play sports or walk her dogs. She enjoys snowboarding and surfing. When in New York, Wasson enjoys visiting Far Rockaway beach. But she credits a lot of her success to her Texas upbringing. As she told Teen Vogue, "You can't take the Texas out of the girl. ... I wouldn't have gotten this far in the fashion world if I didn't have a little bit of that Southern hospitality in me
Gemma Louise Ward born 3 November 1987 is an Australian model and actress.
Gemma Ward was born on 3 November 1987 in Perth, Western Australia, the second of four children to Gary and Claire Ward. Her older sister Sophie is also a model and she has younger twin brothers, Oscar and Henry. She was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College and Shenton College.
As said herself in a Teen Vogue interview, she accompanied her friends to a modelling competition and ended up being scouted herself:
I had come straight from my auntie and uncle's farm, and I was wearing this big gray barn jacket with mud all over it. When the scout came up to me, I said, 'No, thank you.' They forged my mum's signature [for mandatory parental consent], and pushed me in front of the cameras.
Ward didn't win the competition, but Vivien's Model Agency picked her up after seeing a small picture of her in Kurv, an Australian-produced arts, culture and fashion magazine.
At only sixteen, Ward was the youngest model to be listed by American Vogue as one of the nine "It Girls" in the modeling world. She has been in shows for designers such as Prada, Versace, Gucci, Chanel, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, and many more. Ward has also graced magazine covers such as Vogue, W, and TIME Magazine's Style and Design issue. In September 2004, at the age of 16, Ward became the youngest fashion model on the cover of the American edition of Vogue and was the first model to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine. She is the first model since Kate Moss to be the face for Calvin Klein's perfume "Obsession Night for Men" along with Philadelphia male model, Drew Keilt.
To date, Ward's clients have included Balenciaga, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Hermès, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, Karl Lagerfeld, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Rochas, Swarovski, Valentino and Yves Saint-Laurent, and, altogether, Ward has appeared on 30 covers of Vogue magazine worldwide.
Her look inspired a new generation of baby doll-like models such as Vlada Roslyakova, Heather Marks, Lily Cole, Lisa Cant, and Jessica Stam.
In Allure magazine (October 2006), Ward is described as "the model of the moment." Allure's creative director Paul Cavaco stated: "We went through a period that was very va-va-voom, but now the pendulum has swung back. Gemma is ethereal, not earthy." Photographer Michael Thompson says, "She's an exotic blonde, the rarest of creatures."
Ward appeared on the cover of the first issue of Vogue India, photographed by photographer Patrick Demarchelier. This is the second time Ward has appeared on an inaugural issue—the first time being the first-ever cover of Vogue China in 2005
In July 2007, earning at an estimated total of $3 million in the past 12 months, Forbes named her tenth in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.
In August 2008, reports surfaced that Ward was to retire from modeling to pursue acting.However, reports were quickly dismissed by Ward herself saying: "I was surprised to wake up this morning and read news of my own retirement. While I am taking some time off currently to rest and enjoy the company of friends and family, I am still very much a (excited and enthusiastic) working model and actress. I'm only 20, for God's sakes."
Slightly over a year later, however, in November 2009, Ward confirmed that she was retiring from following a series of criticisms about her weight gain. A spokesperson from Viviens modelling agency in New York released a statement, saying: "Gemma hasn't committed to returning to modelling at any time soon", adding Ward had the agency's full support.
Again, Ward quickly dismissed the retirement claims, confirming that she would return to modeling in 2010.
Ward has long aspired to pursue acting and drama is a passion that she has held since she was a child. She starred alongside Toni Collette and Rhys Wakefield in Australian director Elissa Down's film The Black Balloon as the girlfriend of a boy whose brother has autism.The Black Balloon had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany in February 2008, where it received a Crystal Bear as the best feature-length film in the Generation 14 plus category. She was also cast opposite Liv Tyler in the suspense thriller The Strangers as one of the three masked intruders, "Dollface". She also appeared in the music video for "Daughters" by John Mayer.
Ward lives in New York and is close friends with fellow models Lily Donaldson, Caroline Winberg, Daria Werbowy, and Lily Cole.
In early 2008, Ward was reported to have been seeing actor Heath Ledger after media articles linked the two together at end of 2007 holiday celebrations,shortly before Ledger's death of an accidental prescription drug overdose on January 22, 2008.
Lily Cole born 19 May 1988 in Torquay, Devon is an English model and actress whose career was launched by a chance encounter in London.
Cole has featured in several well known publications including cover appearances on V and four different language version of Vogue, as well as modelling for high street retailer Marks and Spencer and cosmetics chain Rimmel. She sparked a minor controversy in 2008 by appearing naked in a pictorial for Playboy magazine's French edition.
Having done a variety of minor acting roles including St Trinian's (2007) and Rage (2009), Cole's first leading role was alongside Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp and Jude Law in the 2009 film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Cole is due to appear in the upcoming film There Be Dragons in 2010 and Marilyn Manson's Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll, for which no release date has yet been set.
Cole is currently in her second year of reading History of Art at the University of Cambridge
Cole was born in Torquay, south west England, and raised in London, along with her sister, Elvie, a primary school teacher three years her senior. She was raised by her mother, Patience Owen; Chris Cole, her father, left the household and was not part of his daughters' lives while they grew up.Cole attended the St Marylebone church school for girls, and completed her sixth form studies at Latymer Upper School, an independent school in Hammersmith, London. A chance encounter began her modelling career at the age of fourteen. Cole was walking through the streets of Soho when scout-turned-actor Benjamin Hart approached her about modelling. She initially declined, though later changed her mind and signed on with agency Storm Models, the mother agency of models such as Kate Moss.
In April 2007, Cole first featured in the Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated worth of £6 million, ranking her as the 77th richest young person in Britain. As of 2009, she is thought to have earned in excess of £11 million.
Cole is currently in a relationship with actor Enrique Murciano, star of American television series Without a Trace.
Despite her successful modelling career, Cole retains a commitment to her education, achieving A grades in her A-level examinations in English, Politics, Drama, History, and Philosophy and Ethics at Latymer Upper School. Before that she attended the primary school, Hallfield School. (Bayswater,London) and The St Marylebone Secondary School.
Cole gained a place to read Social and Political Sciences at King's College, Cambridge, but twice deferred entry, and switched to History of Art, which she commenced in the Michaelmas term, 2008. She gained a First in her examinations at the end of her first year. When asked about the change, Cole explained "I like doing things I haven't learnt about yet. I've always been interested in art, and I love doing art..." In an interview for The Daily Telegraph in December 2009, Cole admitted she struggled to settle in to her first year at Cambridge, conceding she was "a bit shell-shocked, but I think everyone finds that".
Cole's big break came in 2003 when she caught the eye of photographer Steven Meisel. It was on that photoshoot, her first 'only girl' story for Italian Vogue, that Cole was catapulted into the spotlight as one of the leading new faces of the year. Since then, Cole has worked with many other prominent photographers, including Craig McDean, Nick Knight, Juergen Teller, Arthur Elgort, and Irving Penn.
In November 2004, at the British Fashion Awards, Cole was named 'Model of the Year'. Since then, she has featured in many well known fashion magazines such, including seven appearances in multiple versions of Vogue (American, Italian, British, Japanese and Korean), Citizen K, and V. Her cover appearances have included Numéro and three appearances on the British edition of Vogue. In addition to which, Cole has appeared in advertising campaigns for designers such as Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Hermès, Longchamp, Cacharel, Topshop, and Anna Sui Cosmetics, as well as being the face for Moschino's perfume 'I Love Love'. Cole was featured on Vogue's "best dressed" list in December 2005.
She has modelled on the international runway circuit and has walked many top shows, including Chanel, DKNY, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Louis Vuitton.
Cole was nominated for the British Fashion Awards for 'Model of the Year' in 2007 for the second time, but the award was given to Agyness Deyn.
Cole appeared on the January 2010 edition of Interview in a small outfit with "bold make up against her pale skin".
Natalia Vodianova Russian: Наталья Водянова, born 28 February 1982 is a Russian model, actress and philanthropist who now permanently resides in the United Kingdom.
Born in Gorky, USSR (now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), Natalia Vodianova grew up in a poor district of the city with her mother and two half sisters, one of whom has cerebral palsy. As a teenager, Vodianova helped her mother sell fruit on the street and later set up her own fruit stand with a friend to help her family out of poverty.
Vodianova's father walked out on the family when Natalia was a toddler, and she did not have any further contact with him until after she had become famous.
At age 15, Vodianova enrolled in a modelling academy, was told she would need to learn English to succeed, and mastered the language in three months. By age 17, Vodianova had moved to Paris, and signed with Viva Models.
Vodianova has achieved considerable success as a runway, editorial and advertising campaign model. To date, Vodianova has walked in more than 175 runway shows for U.S. and European based designers' ready-to-wear and haute couture collections, has appeared in editorial spreads in fashion magazines worldwide and has completed advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, L'Oréal, David Yurman, Marc Jacobs, Pepe Jeans, Diane von Fürstenberg, Chanel and others.
As of May 2009, Vodianova has appeared on the cover of British Vogue seven times; the first was the September 2003 issue. She made her first appearance on the cover of the U.S. Vogue in the September 2004 edition alongside eight other models, then appeared as the solo cover subject of the July 2007 edition of the magazine. During this time period, other covers of the American Vogue have all featured non-model celebrities with only two other exceptions: models Linda Evangelista and Liya Kebede.
As an actress, Vodianova appears in Roman Coppola's 2001 film CQ. In September 2008, Vodianova stated that she was not interested in filmmaking because of her three children; however, she appears in director Alexander Kott's 2009 film Probka.
In Spring 2009, Vodianova entered into a three-year agreement to be a brand ambassador for the French lingerie company Etam and will design a lingerie collection each season during the term of the agreement. The collections will be marketed under the brand Natalia pour Etam.
Vodianova was ranked 14th in the UK channel Five's 2005 television programme World's Greatest Supermodel. Forbes magazine estimates Vodianova earned $4.5 million (USD) between August 2006 and July 2007, $4.8 million (USD) between May 2007 and April 2008 and $5.5 million (USD) between June 2008 and June 2009, making her the seventh highest earning model worldwide during all three time periods.
In May 2009, Vodianova co-hosted the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow.
On 12 December 2009, she was designated an ambassador of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, becoming a ‘face’ and key advocate of Russia’s first Winter Games.
Katherine "Kate" Ann Moss born 16 January 1974 is an English model. She has appeared on over 300 magazine covers.She is known for her waifish figure, uncommonly short height for a fashion model, and appearances in many advertising campaigns. She is also notorious for her high-profile relationships and party lifestyle. In 2007, she came 2nd on the Forbes top 15 richest supermodels list, estimated to have earned $9 million in one year.
Moss was born in Addiscombe, Croydon, London to Linda Rosina (Shepherd), a barmaid, and Peter Edward Moss, a travel agent. Kate has a younger brother named Nick and a half-sister and half-brother. Moss's parents divorced when she was 13. She attended Ridgeway Primary School and Riddlesdown High School in Purley. She was not particularly noted for her academic success, although she did excel at sports. According to Fred Vermorel's Addicted to Love: Kate Moss, "Out of eight GCSEs she scraped through with one C (in Science) and all the rest were Ds, Es and Fs".
Moss was discovered in 1988 at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City, after a holiday in The Bahamas. Moss's career began when Corinne Day shot black-and-white photographs of her, styled by Melanie Ward, for British magazine The Face when she was 15, in a photo shoot titled "The Third Summer of Love". Moss then went on to become the "anti-supermodel" of the 1990s in contrast to the "supermodels" of the moment, such as Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell, who were known for their curvaceous and tall figures.
Moss was voted 8th in Maxim's "50 Sexiest Women of 1999" and 22nd in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women of 1995". Men's magazine Arena named her as their Sexiest Woman in their 150th issue. In March 2007, Moss won the Sexiest Woman NME Award.She made her first appearance in the British women's Sunday Times Rich List in 2007, where she was estimated to be worth £45 million. She ranked as the 99th richest woman in Britain. In the 2009 Rich List, she was ranked as the 1348th richest person in the UK, with a net worth of £40 million.
In July 2007, earning an estimated total of $9 million in the past 12 months, Forbes magazine named her second on the list of the World's 15 top-earning supermodels.
Kate Moss has a daughter, Lila Grace Moss, born on 29 September 2002, with Dazed & Confused editor Jefferson Hack. She is also godmother to the two sons of The Clash member Paul Simonon and to the daughter of Sadie Frost and Jude Law.
Moss has long been linked romantically with former Libertines member Pete Doherty, first meeting him at her 31st birthday party in January 2005. On 11 April 2007, Doherty announced Moss as his fiancée during one of his concerts in London, at which Moss also performed. Doherty planned to marry Moss during the summer of 2007. However, in July 2007 Moss and Doherty split. A removal van arrived to take away Doherty's possessions from Moss's home after they had a series of rows and arguments. Doherty is reported to have said, "It's like living with a fucking stalker." Moss had also changed the locks to the gates allowing access into her house. She was due to model on the catwalk for John Galliano with Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Lily Cole and Gisele Bündchen but was too distraught with her break-up to participate.
Moss currently lives with her daughter Lila in a £9 million townhouse in St John's Wood, North London. Tabloids and gossip magazines frequently report on her status, and since Doherty, Moss has been dating Jamie Hince, guitarist for The Kills. The Sun reported on 26 March 2008, that Moss was due to marry Hince after becoming engaged during a trip to Amsterdam; however, various other British tabloids[which?] reported that the Sun article was false. On 22 April 2009, Lillian Berlin of American band Living Things said in an interview that Moss had slept with his brother and band-mate Eve Berlin in June 2008, during the time she was dating Hince.
Agyness Deyn born Laura Hollins on 16 February 1983 is an English model and singer. Deyn has been hailed as "the fashion industry's next great supermodel".
Deyn is from Failsworth in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester The daughter of a nurse, Lorraine, and second of three children she attended All Saints RC High School, as well as Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School and Sixth Form in Waterfoot, Rossendale.
Deyn's name was apparently coined to further her modelling career after she consulted her mother's friend, a numerology expert who advised her of the most 'fortuitous' way to spell the name 'Agnes'. It was reported that her mother Lorraine and sister Emily have both changed their surname to Deyn, while Lorraine has changed the I in her first name to Y.
Deyn's working life started serving part-time aged 13, at a fish and chip shop in Ramsbottom. Even at an early age she had an eye for style and by 17 she had already had her head shaved. "I’ve had short hair since I was 13, and when I was 17, I had a skinhead." In 1999, she won the Rossendale Free Press "Face of '99" competition, aged just 16. She then moved to London, working in a fast-food restaurant during the day and a bar at night but admits: "It didn’t quite work." During this time she says she was also at college in Hull, studying drama and music.
Deyn's biography states that she was spotted while shopping with fashion designer Henry Holland in Kentish Town, London. She then signed with SELECT model management. Currently she is signed with Models 1 in the UK.
In May 2007 she was featured on the cover of Vogue from USA, alongside Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Jessica Stam, Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson as the new crop of supermodels.
Deyn on the catwalk in Anna Sui, February 2008She has also been featured on the covers of: UK Vogue, the Observer Woman supplement, The Sunday Times Style, Pop, Grazia, Time Style & Life, Vogue Italia, and numerous other international publications.
As for professional endorsements Deyn has appeared in advertisements for Anna Sui, Blugirl by Blumarine, Burberry, Cacharel, Gianfranco Ferré, Moussy, Maison Gilfy, Shiseido, Giorgio Armani, Mulberry, Paul Smith, Reebok and Vivienne Westwood. While garnering such prestigious contracts she is currently the face of the new fragrance The Beat by Burberry, Gold by Giles Deacon at New Look replacing Drew Barrymore, Jean Paul Gautier's fragrance Ma Dame, Shiseido (replacing Angelina Jolie), and childhood friend Henry Holland's label House of Holland. In 2009, Deyn landed the new Uniqlo campaign and appeared in a commercial with Gabriel Aubry.
In May 2008 Deyn was guest editor of i-D magazine. The issue was devoted to her and includes articles written by and about Deyn, as well interviews she conducted with fashion insiders such as Vivienne Westwood.
In June 2009, the Daily Mirror reported that Deyn had quit modelling to spend more time with her boyfriend. The newspaper quoted a source as saying that modelling had started to bore Deyn and that she had hired an acting agent to pursue an acting career in British independent films.
Deyn provides vocals for the single "Who" by Five O'Clock Heroes as well as featuring in the video. The single was poorly received by NME, who gave it only a 2/10. The single charted at #109 in the UK.
Until recently she was a member of the now defunct group Lucky Knitwear.
Deyn has dated Josh Hubbard of The Paddingtons,Albert Hammond, Jr. of The Strokes and Miles Kane from The Last Shadow Puppets and Rascals.
She has lived in Primrose Hill, London and New York City.
Raquel Zimmermann born May 6, 1983 in Bom Retiro do Sul,RS, Brazil is a Brazilian model.Zimmermann was discovered by a scouting agency in Porto Alegre, Brazil at the age of 14 and made her way to Japan and onto Paris. Shortly thereafter, Steven Meisel booked her for the cover of Italian Vogue, September 2000, and her modelling career began in earnest.
Zimmermann's friends at school convinced her to pursue modelling as a career. She is known for being very professional and polite to everyone. As for a plan after modelling, she says she would like to work with something creative.
Zimmermann has campaigned for such brands as: Balenciaga, Bloomingdales, Cavalli jeans, Cerruti, Chanel eyewear, Chloé, Christian Dior, CK by Calvin Klein, Clairol, Dolce & Gabbana, Dsquared, Emanuel Ungaro, Escada, Fendi, GAP, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Hermès, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, MAC Cosmetics, Max Mara, Neiman Marcus, Prada, Roberto Cavalli Valentino, Versace, and appears regularly in American Vogue, French Vogue, Italian Vogue, W, Harper's Bazaar, Visionaire, POP and Self Service. She also appeared in the 2002, 2005 and 2006 Victoria's Secret fashion shows.
Zimmermann has appeared on many magazine covers, such as: Vogue (Brazil, USA, Italy, France, Japan, China, Greece, Germany, Russia), Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Numéro, L'Officiel, Marie Claire, i-D, V and French.
In the May 2007 issue of American Vogue she was featured on the cover with fellow models Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Hilary Rhoda, Sasha Pivovarova, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson as the new crop of supermodels.
Most recently, Zimmermann has appeared on the cover of V and in the first ever television commercial by Gucci for its new fragrance, Gucci by Gucci directed by David Lynch.
Zimmermann is currently ranked number 1 on international model ranking website models.com, and appears on the March 2008 cover of i-D magazine. She's recently being featured in the H&M, Fendi, Lanvin, Printemps and Roberto Cavalli advertising campaigns as well as appearing on covers of the June 2008 issue of Elle Brazil, the July 2008 issues of Vogue Nippon and Numéro Tokyo and the cover of the August Issue of Chinese Vogue. She is currently featured on the cover of Vogue Nippon December 2008 and October 2009. She is the new face of Oscar de la Renta for the spring/Summer 2009 adv campaign by Craig McDean as well the new face of Marc Jacobs for the 2009 spring/summer campaign photographed by Juergen Teller.
The May 2009 issue of American Vogue featured her as one of the faces of the season, alongside Liya Kebede, Lara Stone, Natasha Poly, Caroline Trentini, Jourdan Dunn, Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, and Isabeli Fontana.
Alek Wek born April 16 1977 is a Sudanese model who first appeared on the catwalks at the age of 18 in 1995, sparking a career lasting to date. She is from the Dinka ethnic group in the Sudan, but in 1991 she and some family members fled to Britain to escape the civil war between the Muslim north and the Christian south of the Sudan. She later moved to the United States.Wek was discovered at an outdoor market in London in 1995 in Crystal Palace, south London, by a Models 1 scout. She first received attention when she appeared in the music video for "GoldenEye" by Tina Turner, in 1995 and from there entered the world of fashion as one of its top models. She was signed to Ford Models in 1996 and was also seen in the "Got 'Til It's Gone" music video by Janet Jackson that year. She was named "Model of the Year" in 1997 by MTV.
Wek also designs a range of designer handbags called "Wek 1933", which are available throughout selected Selfridges department stores. The year refers to the year her father was born.
Hye-rim Park (born January 17, 1985, in Seoul) is a Korean-American model currently signed with Trump Model Management (New York), Take 2 Models (London), Why Not Models (Milan) and Viva Model Management (Paris). Hye-rim made her runway debut during the Fall/Winter 2005 season.
Her big break came in early 2005 when Steven Meisel shot her for Italian Vogue prior to the fall 2005 shows. After the shoot, she went to walk for major shows including Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui in New York. Her real big break, however, came when Miuccia Prada and Russell Marsh cast her in the Prada and Miu Miu shows during Milan fashion week. She became the first non-caucasian model since Naomi Campbell in 1997 to walk the show, and just the second female Asian model to walk for Prada. Prada is one of the most influential runway shows to book for an upcoming model. The Prada/Miu Miu bookings led to a flurry of bookings in Paris (Balenciaga, Chloe, Lanvin, Rochas).
Hye-rim has appeared on the catwalk for designers such as Christian Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Max Azria, Alexander McQueen, and Burberry.
Hye-rim has also collaborated with famous photographers like Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Craig McDean, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Ellen von Unwerth, Mikael Jannsen, Greg Kadel, Laurie Bartley, Nathaniel Goldberg, Terry Tsiolis, and many more.
She has been in editorials for many magazines, including Vogue (American, French, Italian, Chinese and Korean editions), Flair, Numero, Allure, New York Times, Pop, Harper's Baazar, and others. She posed for international campaigns for Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, D&G, H&M, M.A.C. Cosmetics, GAP, Le Printemps, Marc Jacobs, Cesare Paciotti, Tiffany & Co, MaxMara, Saks Fifth Ave, Plastic Island and Love, Sex, Money. She has also been the face of Korean brands H&T (Hangten) and KeraSys.
Hye-rim was born in Seoul, South Korea, but immigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah when she was a young teen. She was discovered at an open casting call while attending the University of Utah in 2004 As one of the few Asian models on the international high fashion scene, Park's debut in Fall 2005 was strong - Vogue magazine named her one of the top 10 models. According to Xinhua News, Park's rise on the fashion scene - along with other East Asian supermodels Du Juan and Anne Watanabe - coincides with the renewed Western interest in Asia.
In June 2008, she married her boyfriend of three years
Abbey Lee Kershaw born June 12, 1987 in Melbourne, Australia also known as Abbey Lee, is an Australian fashion model. She attended Clifton Hill Primary School and then Melbourne Secondary College, the Academy of Mary Immaculate
She has appeared in ad campaigns for brands such as Gucci, D & G and CK Jeans. Abbey Lee has appeared in editorials for V, Numéro, Chinese Vogue, and W. She has graced the cover of Australian Vogue, V and Dazed & Confused and has been photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Nick Knight, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel and Craig McDean.
Before her career in the fashion industry began when she won the Girlfriend CoverGirl Model Search in Australia and moved to Sydney from Melbourne there after, Abbey Lee worked in the bakery section at Newmarket Safeway.
She is friends with models Iekeliene Stange, Alice Burdeu and Catherine McNeil. Abbey Lee has a pierced nose (her left nostril) and a pierced nipple. She currently resides in New York, NY.
Lee is ranked equal 13th (tied with Sessilee Lopez) on the Top 50 Models Women list by models.com.
She appeared in the Victoria's Secret 2008 Fashion Show in Miami and the 2009 Fashion Show in New York City.
During Paris Fashion Week, Abbey Lee fainted at the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2009 Runway. She fainted just as she was about to exit the runway. The cause of the fainting spell was thought to be the combination of the tight corset she wore and her high heels.
In November 2009, Fashion TV placed her first in their First Face Countdown for Spring / Summer 2010.