Nadja Auermann

Nadja Auermann (born March 19, 1971) is a German model and actress. Fashion designer Valentino once commented on her physical resemblance to Marlene Dietrich. A fashion columnist wrote of her ice maiden visage and pole vaulter’s legs.

Auermann arrived in Paris in 1990, unsuccessfully signing with Karins Modeling Agency in the same year. In 1991, she signed with Elite Model Management. Auermann landed modeling gigs, but it wasn’t until she bleached her hair platinum blonde for a prêt-à-porter collection that her career took off. Everyone from Harper’s Bazaar to Vogue came crawling, as both magazines featured portfolios on the “it” girl in modeling. By 1994, Nadja (now donning a cropped haircut) was the model for runways and magazine photo spreads. This was made clear with a 26-page Neiman Marcus shoot in Harper’s Bazaar and consecutive Vogue photo shoots in 1994. With her image on the covers of the two thick fall fashion magazines, Auermann achieved a triumph equal to winning two legs of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. She had her picture taken for French Vogue, in addition to appearing in Benetton clothing advertisements.

Auermann has modeled for Versace, and she appeared in their classic ad photo in miniskirts along with Kristen McMenamy, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, and Stephanie Seymour. The ad was shot by Richard Avedon. In the following years, she was photographed by Ellen von Unwerth and appeared in and on the covers of numerous magazines.

In 1997, she had her first child with Olaf Björn, a daughter called Cosima. Two years later, she married German actor Wolfram Grandezka. The couple welcomed their first son, Nicolas, the same year and divorced a few years later.

The blue-eyed blonde believes one has to work to be beautiful. She has regular manicures, takes vitamins to strengthen her nails, and eats dessert only once a week. She said, My job is to be skinny.

In recent years, Auermann launched her own perfume (“Nadja Auermann”) and has begun acting, having been in two German-language films: Letztes Kapitel (2005) and Dornröschens Leiser Tod (2004). She is known throughout the world for her record-breaking long legs, which are 112cm (44″) long.

George Michael~Too Funky

Romance-SMI

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8 Responses to “Nadja Auermann”
  1. mike stanley says:

    niiiiice! ;)

  2. mike stanley says:

    Such a wide range of photos, I’m not sure I can chose favorite, but I LOVE the kitties… ;)

  3. Cesar says:

    Very nice…some great shots of Nadja!!!

  4. Claudia Evans says:

    I’m here again! missed to comment on the site!, Nadja has some resemblance to Marlene Dietrich, but also seems to Deborah Harris, lead singer of Blondie … Or do you think?, Ohhh, Germany, have given the world beautiful women… Greetings to everybody from Mexico City

  5. Eva Voorhees says:

    Always great to hear from you Claudia!
    xoxo

  6. Linda Penner says:

    Love Nadja and these are great photos.

  7. Linda Penner says:

    Nadja is uniquely beautiful. She is a german model and actress and like Linda Evangelista is somewhat of a chamelion. Nadja was first on the scene with long almost platnium blonde hair and blue eyes. Then over the course she would have her hair cut a little shorter and shorter until one month it actually made a pictorial inside of Vogue when her hair went from waist length to chin length and then the colors started to change and she became even more fantastic. She is truly a beautiful model and stands at over 6′..elegant and classy all the way and the above photos are just some of the examples as to why she is a supermodel from back in the day to present.

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