Suzy Parker

Suzy Parker

Suzy Parker (October 28, 1932 – May 3, 2003) was an American model and actress active from 1947 into the early 1960s. Her modeling career reached its zenith during the 1950s when she appeared on the cover of dozens of magazines, advertisements, and in movie and television roles. She appeared in several Revlon advertisements, but… Read More »

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder, (born 1 June 1970 in Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands) is a Dutch former model. Raised in Den Haag and Voorburg, Mulder’s father, Ben, is a tax inspector and her mother, Marijke, is a secretary. Mulder has a younger sister, Saskia, who became an actress after a stint studying economics. In 1985, her family went… Read More »

Karen Howard

Karen Howard

Karen Howard-SMI

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Caroline Bündchen is a Brazilian model and occasional film actress. According to Forbes, she is the highest-paid model in the world and also the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment world, with an estimated $150 million fortune. Bündchen also acts as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. Bündchen was born in… Read More »

Gail Elliott

Gail Elliott

Gail Elliott rose to fame in the 1980′s and continues today to enjoy a stellar career as one of the world’s top models. As a teenager in London, Gail began modelling at the behest of her ballet teacher. She was quickly signed by an agent and went to Japan, where the 17 year old matured… Read More »

Dovima

Dovima

Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba (December 11, 1927 – May 3, 1990), later known as Dorothy Horan, and best known as Dovima, was a model during the 1950s. Born in New York City, Dovima was discovered on a sidewalk in New York by an editor at Vogue, and had a photo shoot with Irving Penn the… Read More »

Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman Robinson (born December 1, 1990) known professionally as Chanel Iman is an American fashion model perhaps best known for her work for Victoria’s Secret. Iman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, co-owner of “The Red Bag Boutique” in Los Angeles with her daughter, is half… Read More »

Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy (born on August 11, 1973) is an American model and actress. 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, her mother enrolled her… Read More »

Carré Otis

Carré Otis

Carré Otis (born September 28, 1968) is an American model and actress. Carré Otis was born in San Francisco, and raised in Marin County, California along with her older sister Chrisse and her younger brother Jordan. She attended Marin Academy in San Rafael, California and the John Woolman School in Nevada City, California. Otis began… Read More »

Yasmeen Ghauri

Yasmeen Ghauri

Ghauri was born in Montreal, Quebec to a Pakistani father, Moin Ghauri, an Imam for the Islamic Community of Quebec, and a German mother, Linda Ghauri. Early on in her life, Ghauri had a troublesome childhood and was tormented by her classmates at school. This led her to dissociate from children in her age group… Read More »

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson (born 29 March 1963) is an Australian supermodel, actress, and businesswoman. She is perhaps best known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s. She is also known as the founder and primary model for a series of business ventures including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a… Read More »

Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer (born 25 August 1970) is a German model and occasional actress, who reached the peak of her popularity during the 1990s, initially due to her 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…. Read More »

Yasmin Le Bon

Yasmin Le Bon

Yasmin Le Bon (née Parvaneh; born 29 October 1964, in Oxford, England) is a British Iranian fashion model. She was born to an Iranian father, Iraj A. A. Parvaneh, and an English mother. Yasmin Le Bon is currently represented by Elite+ in New York City and Models 1 in London. In 1981, the young Yasmin… Read More »

Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams is an American model, actress, and TV presenter now living in the United Kingdom. Her father Tod Williams and stepmother Billie Tsien are architects in the Manhattan firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, well-known for their American Folk Art Museum, which many critics have called the best building of 2001. She followed in… Read More »

Karen Alexander

Karen Alexander

Karen Alexander (b. New Jersey) is an American fashion model and actress. She has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice and on the January 1989 cover of Vogue. She has also appeared on the cover of Elle, Glamour, Mademoiselle, and Harper’s Bazaar. She was included among People Magazine’s first list of 50 Most… Read More »

Jean Shrimpton

Jean Shrimpton

Jean Rosemary Shrimpton (born 7 November 1942 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) is an English model and actress. She was an icon of Swinging London and is considered to be one of the world’s first supermodels. She appeared on covers such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Elle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Newsweek, and Time magazines…. Read More »

Veruschka

Veruschka

Vera Gräfin von Lehndorff-Steinort (born 14 May 1939 in Königsberg, East Prussia, now known as Kaliningrad, Russia) is a German model, actress, and artist who was popular during the 1960s. Often known simply as Veruschka or Veruschka von Lehndorff, she is a daughter of Heinrich Graf von Lehndorff-Steinort, a member of the German Resistance. Veruschka… Read More »

Patty Owen

Patty Owen

Patty Owen, born June 18, 1959 to a blue-collar worker and homemaker in a poor suburb outside of Boston, moved at age 9 with her family to Amherst, MA for a better life. When Patty started modeling in 1979 to pay college fees, some of her high school class mates of 1977 were far from… Read More »

Twiggy

Twiggy

Twiggy (born Lesley Hornby; 19 September 1949) is an English model, actress, and singer, now also known by her married name of Twiggy Lawson. At 16, she became the first prominent teenage model. She was known for her androgynous looks, large eyes, long eyelashes, and thin build. In 1966, she was named the “The Face… Read More »

Yasmine

Yasmine

Yasmine was born in a small farm town in southern Germany. She traveled extensively during her childhood, which included living in India for a year to study miniature painting and Kriya Yoga. After graduating from High School, Yasmine moved to New York to attend NYU, and began modeling as a way to pay for her… Read More »

Linda Evangelista

Linda Evangelista

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 modeling industry when she was discovered by a talent… Read More »

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta

Amber Evangeline Valletta (born February 9, 1974) is an American model and actress. Valletta was born in Tucson, Arizona. 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… Read More »

Stephanie Seymour

Stephanie Seymour

Stephanie M. Seymour (born July 23, 1969) is an American model and actress. Seymour has modeled for many notable fashion magazines and designers, and has been photographed by several well-known photographers including Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Gilles Bensimon and most recently, Mario Testino. She has appeared on over 300 magazine covers. Born in San Diego,… Read More »

Niki Taylor

Niki Taylor

Nicole (“Niki”) Renee Taylor was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Ken and Barbara Taylor, a Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant and a photographer, respectively. She was raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and attended Cooper City High School. She has an older sister, Joelle, and had a younger sister, Kristen (“Krissy”), a fellow model, who died… Read More »

Lena Kansbod

Lena Kansbod

For John Casablancas, an Italian restaurant in Stockholm was Schwab’s Drug Store, and a high school girl checking coats was Lana Turner. “You know, you could be a model,” said Casablancas, the founder of Elite Model Management and the firm’s chairman of the board, to the tall 17-year-old with long brown hair and piercing blue-green… Read More »

Rene Russo

Rene Russo

Born in 1954, Rene Marie Russo grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Burbank, a Los Angeles suburb. Her father, a sculptor and mechanic, left the family when Rene was just two, leaving her mother, Shirley, as a single mom with two daughters. (Rene has one sister, named Toni). In Junior High… Read More »

Shaun Casey

Shaun Casey

Shaun Casey was a model active from the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s. By 1987 she had given up modeling for all but a few favorite clients. In the late 1970s, Casey was associated with famous hairstylist, John Sahag, who created a stir by cutting her hair extremely short and bleaching it white for a Helmut… Read More »

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford

Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Crawford (born 1966) is a former American model. Known for her trademark mole just above her lip, Crawford has adorned hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career. She was named #3 on VH1′s 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s. Her success at modeling made her a celebrity that has led to roles… Read More »

Margaux Hemingway

Margaux Hemingway

Margaux Louise Hemingway was born in Portland, Oregon, February 16, 1955, and was the older sister of actress Mariel Hemingway and the granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway was named for the wine, Château Margaux, which her parents, Puck and Jack Hemingway (eldest son of Ernest), were drinking the night she was conceived. In addition… Read More »

Rosie Vela

Rosie Vela

Rosie Vela was born Roseanne Vela in Galveston Texas on December 18, 1954. Vela’s family later moved to Arkansas, where she attended the University of Arkansas. Whilst studying art and music, Vela also began modeling. She married the Arkansas born musician, Jimmy Roberts, but he died of cancer shortly after. Following this, Vela moved to… Read More »

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