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Diane Kruger (born 15 July 1976) is a German actress and former fashion model. She is known for roles such as Helen in Troy, Dr. Abigail Chase in National Treasure and its sequel, Bridget von Hammersmark in Inglourious Basterds, Anna in Mr. Nobody, and Gina in Unknown.
She was born as Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, Germany, near Hildesheim, the daughter of computer specialist Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, and his wife, Maria-Theresa, a bank employee. She was raised Roman Catholic and attended Catholic school.
She was raised in Germany with her younger brother, Stefan. Her mother sent her to student exchange programs when she was a teenager to improve her English. As a child, Kruger wanted to become a ballerina and successfully auditioned for the Royal Ballet School in London. However, after an injury ended her ballet career prematurely, Kruger moved to Paris and turned her energy toward modeling and learning French.
In 1992, Kruger represented Germany in the Elite Model Look and started modeling afterwards. Despite her relatively small frame of 5 ft 8 inch (173 cm) for a model, she managed to add prestigious bookings such as advertisements from Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Salvatore
Nikki Schieler Ziering (born August 9, 1971) is an American model and actress. Ziering was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for September 1997.
Ziering was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for September 1997. She appeared on the cover twice, first in August 1997, then in July 2003, along with a feature pictorial. Prior to Playboy, Ziering was a swimwear model usually seen modeling for Venus Swimwear and Frederick's of Hollywood. She also appeared as a Barker's Beauty on the game show The Price Is Right, from 1999 to 2002.
Her television work includes the reality television series Celebrity Love Island and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, being a sideline reporter for the CBS tournament blackjack series Ultimate Blackjack Tour, participating in the CMT reality series Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling and co-hosting comedy show The Grill with Vernon Kay. Her work in films includes American Wedding, "National Lampoon's Spring Break" and National Lampoon's Gold Diggers.
Ziering was born Natalie Schieler in Norwalk, California and is of part Norwegian and German descent.
Nikki converted to Judaism before marrying Ian Ziering on July 4, 1997. On February 28, 2002, Ian and
Debbie Wong is a Hong Kong born actress and model. Working primarily in Canada, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore, she has been involved in projects including dramas, sitcoms, and modelling jobs.
Debbie Wong was raised in Canada, and was the 1st runner-up at the 1996 Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant in Toronto, Canada. In addition to being the 1st runner-up, Debbie also garnered the titles of "Miss Popularity" and "Miss Photogenic".
She returned to Hong Kong after graduating from college in Toronto, and took part in the 2000 Miss Hong Kong Pageant, where she won the "Best Hair Award." After her participation in the pageant, she received many requests to appear in commercials and photo shoots. She has since appeared in music videos opposite Cantopop Kings Aaron Kwok and Andy Lau.
Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born 18 June 1952) is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her.
Rossellini is the daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini. She has three siblings from her mother: her twin sister Isotta Ingrid Rossellini, who is an adjunct professor of Italian literature; a brother, Robertino Ingmar Rossellini; and a half-sister, Pia Lindström, who formerly worked on television and is from her mother's first marriage with Petter Lindström. She has four other siblings from her father's two other marriages: Romano (died at age 9), Renzo, Gil, and Raffaella.
Rossellini was born in Rome, and raised there, as well as in Santa Marinella and Paris. She underwent an operation for appendicitis at the age of five. At 13, she was diagnosed with scoliosis. In order to correct it, she had to undergo an 18 month ordeal of painful stretchings, body casts, surgery on her spine using pieces of one of her shin bones (used to add supports for the individual vertebrae without
Tricia Janine Helfer (born April 11, 1974) is a Canadian model and actress. She is best known for playing the humanoid Cylon Number Six in Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series.
Helfer was born in the rural community of Donalda in Stettler County, Alberta. She was raised by Dennis and Elaine Helfer on the family's grain farm with her sister Tammy, and was discovered by modeling agency scout Kelly Streit at age 17 while standing in line at a local movie theatre. Helfer is of German, English, Swedish and Norwegian descent.
In 1992, she won Ford Models' Supermodel of the World Contest and was subsequently signed to Elite Model Management and later to Trump Model Management. Helfer retired from fashion modeling in 2002 and states that all her shoots since then are related to projects or product endorsements. She has appeared in ad campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Versace, Chanel, and Giorgio Armani. Helfer has walked for top fashion shows such as Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior, Claude Montana, Givenchy, John Galliano, and Dolce & Gabbana. Helfer has appeared on the covers of Flare, Amica, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Vogue, among others. She also
Marisa Lee Miller (née Bertetta; born August 6, 1978) is an American model best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and her work for lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret. After a stint shooting with photographer Mario Testino for fashion magazines like Vogue, Miller began working for both companies in 2002. In 2007, she became a Victoria's Secret Angel, and graced the cover of the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to record-setting numbers. Her accomplishments have led to her being dubbed the "return of the great American supermodel."
She is known for contracts with companies like Harley-Davidson, for whom she is the first spokesperson in the history of the company, and the NFL, for whom she became a spokesperson in 2010. Miller is considered a sex symbol; she ranked #1 on Maxim magazine's 2008 "Hot 100" list and in FHM's global 2010 "Sexiest Women in the World" poll. Aside from modeling, she is an ambassador for both the American Cancer Society and the USO.
Born Marisa Lee Bertetta in Santa Cruz, California, to Krista (née Useldinger) and Marc Bertetta, Miller attended high school at Aptos High and Monte Vista Christian School. She considered
Lilyan Tashman (October 23, 1896 – March 21, 1934) was a Brooklyn-born Jewish American vaudeville, Broadway, and film actress. Tashman was best known for her supporting roles as tongue-in-cheek villainesses and the bitchy 'other woman'. She made sixty-six films over the course of her Hollywood career and although never obtained superstar status, her cinematic performances are "sharp, clever and have aged little over the decades."
Tall, blonde, and slender with fox-like features and a throaty voice, Tashman freelanced as a fashion and artist's model in New York City. By 1914 she was an experienced vaudevillian, appearing in Ziegfeld Follies between 1916 and 1918. In 1921, Tashman had a role in her first film, Experience, and over the next decade and a half she appeared in numerous silent films. With her husky contralto singing voice she easily navigated the transition to the talkies.
Tashman married vaudevillian Al Lee in 1914 but they divorced in 1921. She married openly gay actor Edmund Lowe in 1925. Her lesbian affairs in Hollywood were an open secret, and her wardrobe and lavish parties the talk of the town.
She died of cancer in New York City on March 21, 1934, at the age of
Gemma Louise Ward (born 3 November 1987) is an Australian fashion model turned actress.
Gemma Ward was born on 3 November 1987 in Perth, Western Australia, the second of four children of Gary Ward, a doctor, and Claire, a nurse. She has an older sister, Sophie (who also became a model), and younger twin brothers, Oscar and Henry. She was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College and Shenton College. Gemma was the family clown whose ambition was acting. Her passion for acting was born in 1997, when she was cast as the witch in a school play of Hansel and Gretel at age ten.
Ward's brush with modeling was an accidental one. She was discovered in 2002, at the age of fourteen, while accompanying her friends to the Australian modelling competition Search for a Supermodel. As she said herself in a Teen Vogue interview, she 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 her fragile, unique
Estella Dawn Warren (born December 23, 1978) is a Canadian actress, former fashion model, and a former synchronized swimmer. During her swimming career she was a member of the National Canadian Team and won 3 national titles. Estella Warren was discovered by George Gallier, the owner of American Model Management, in 1994 when she was a synchronized swimmer living in Ontario. George Gallier believed in her modelling potential and brought her to New York to shoot some photo tests; during that time Gallier introduced her to fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, who immediately saw Estella's unique looks and booked her for a photo shoot for Italian Vogue. Her international modelling career and recognition worldwide was set after she shot the Cacharel fragrance campaign "Eau d'Eden" with French photographer director Jean Paul Goude, then followed the Chanel 5 campaign with director Luc Besson, all while she was managed by George Gallier. Her work in modelling is known through publications such as Sports Illustrated as well as working for campaigns for such brands as Perry Ellis and Victoria's Secret. She is also known for her acting roles in such films as the 2001 re-adapted film
Viktoria Sekrier is a Russian fashion model. She has modeled for Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Doo.Ri, Elie Saab, Proenza Schouler, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and others. Her fashion campaigns include appearances for Max & Co and Valentino. As a fashion model Sekrier is represented by IMG (business) of 304 Park Avenue (Manhattan) South, New York City, and Brave Model Management.
Freja Beha Erichsen (born 18 October 1987 in Roskilde, Denmark) also known as Freja Beha, is a Danish model.
Discovered on the streets of her native Denmark by a modeling agent passing by in a taxi, Erichsen made her debut as a model in 2005 at the fall Paris and Milan shows of Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Miu Miu (which she opened). She continues to walk the runways of New York, Paris, Milan and also London, both in the Ready-to-wear and Haute Couture seasons. Erichsen has walked for Shiatzy Chen, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Burberry, Alexander Wang, Prada, Balmain, Balenciaga, Christian Lacroix, Zac Posen, Sonia Rykiel, Lanvin and Versace among many others.
She has appeared in advertising campaigns for brands such as Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Gucci, Harry Winston, Inc., Georg Jensen, Hugo Boss, H&M, CK by Calvin Klein, Hermès, Isabel Marant, Chanel, Gianfranco Ferré, Pringle of Scotland, Emporio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Chloé, Karl Lagerfeld, MaxMara, Valentino, Pollini, Jaeger, GAP, and Tom Ford eyeswear. She is one of the faces of the fragrance Gucci by Gucci along side Natasha Poly and Raquel Zimmermann, and starred in the television advertisement directed by David Lynch. She was also the
Dia Mirza, (born as Dia Handrich on December 9, 1981) nicknamed Dee is a Indian model and actress who appears in Bollywood films. The actress along with her boyfriend Sahil Sangha and good friend Zayed Khan has started her own production house, Born Free Entertainment, their first film Love Breakups Zindagi made under the banner was released on 7 October 2011.
Dia Mirza was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Her father, Frank Handrich, was a German graphic and industrial fair designer, architect, artist and interior designer from Munich and her mother, Deepa is a Bengali Hindu who is an interior designer, landscaper and currently does social work as a volunteer to help alcoholics and addicts. They separated when she was six years old. Her father died when she was nine and her mother married Ahmed Mirza, who died in 2004. She adopted her stepfather's surname and has recently adopted the last name of her birth-father, becoming Dia Mirza Handrich.
When living in Khairatabad, Hyderabad district, she attended Vidyaranya High School for Boys and Girls, a school based on the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, and later Nasr School, in Khairtabad. She attended Stanley Junior College and
Suzi Lorraine (born February 15, 1978) is an American film and television actress, best known as a scream queen for her roles in several horror films along with her "Diary of a Scream Queen" column in GoreZone Magazine.
New York City native Suzi Lorraine is an actor, writer and model. She has appeared in over 40 independent films resulting in the opportunity to work all over the world. One of her most memorable roles in her career was having shared scenes with Hugh Grant in the Marc Lawrence film “Music and Lyrics.” Her work has led to her being honored at film festivals including, “Suzi Lorraine Night”, in Torino, Italy at the Empire Theatre and at the prestigious “Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival” in Ravenna, Italy. On both occasions, the festivals featured a retrospective of her films.
Suzi is particularly drawn to the horror and comedy genres. Most appealing to her are roles that fuse the two in order to complement her own quirky and offbeat sense of humor. Among her biggest inspirations have been dark comedies such as “Evil Dead" and "Basket Case." Her adoration of genre films has led her to be featured in "Claang: The Game", "Kingdom of Gladiators", "Destined to be Ingested",
Panchi Bora (Assamese:পঞ্চী বৰা: born 24 December 1985) is an Indian television actress and model from Assam. She also used to play a lead role in Kayamath.
Panchi started her undergraduate course in law at ILS Law College in Pune, but put her studies on hold during her second year to pursue a career in television. She played the central role of Prachi in Kayamath on Star Plus. She became famous for her onscreen chemistry with lead actor Shabbir Ahluwalia who played Milind in this serial. After Kayamath she had a break (2009–2012) then she came back with Badi Aii that is a hit show on STAR Plus. Earlier, she worked in the MTV soap Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi and also featured in advertisements.
Panchi's father is a former Army officer, and her parents currently live in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She has one elder sister who is married and settled in Australia. Her Guru (spiritual guide) lives in Vasishtha Ashram near Guwahati, Assam, India.
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Alicia Silverstone ( /əˈliːsiə ˈsɪlvərstoʊn/; born October 4, 1976) is an American actress, film and television producer, author, and animal rights and environmental activist. Following The Crush, which gave Silverstone the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, she starred in such films as Clueless and Batman & Robin, where she played Batgirl.
A vegan, Silverstone endorsed PETA activities and published a book The Kind Diet.
Silverstone was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of parents from the United Kingdom - Deirdre "Didi" (née Radford), a Scottish-born former Pan Am flight attendant, and Monty Silverstone, a real estate agent born in England. She has two older siblings, a half-sister from her father's previous marriage named Kezi Silverstone and a brother named David Silverstone. She grew up in an upper-middle class home in the San Francisco suburb of Hillsborough, California. Her father is Jewish and her mother converted to Conservative Judaism before marriage. She began modeling when she was six years old, and was subsequently cast in television commercials, the first being for Domino's Pizza. She attended Crocker Middle School and then San Mateo High
Vickie Lynn Marshall (née Hogan) (November 28, 1967 – February 8, 2007), aka Vickie Smith, before settling on Anna Nicole Smith as her moniker, was an American model, actress and television personality. Smith first gained popularity in Playboy, becoming the 1993 Playmate of the Year. She modeled for clothing companies, including Guess jeans and Lane Bryant.
Smith dropped out of high school and was married in 1985. Her highly publicized second marriage to oil business mogul J. Howard Marshall, 62 years her senior, resulted in speculation that she married the octogenarian for his money, which she denied. Following Marshall's death, Smith began a lengthy legal battle over a share of his estate; her case, Marshall v. Marshall, reached the U.S. Supreme Court on a question of federal jurisdiction and again on a question of bankruptcy court authority (now called Stern v. Marshall). Smith died on February 8, 2007 in a Hollywood, Florida hotel room as a result of an overdose of prescription drugs. Within the final six months of her life, Smith was the focus of a renewed press coverage surrounding the death of her son, Daniel and the paternity and custody battle over her newborn daughter,
Gianne Albertoni (5 July 1981 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian actress and model. She was discovered when she was 13 by the photographer, Sérgio Valle Duarte. Four months later in Milan, she walked the runway for designers like Versace, Armani, Prada, Fiorucci.
In Milan, she worked for Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Armani. In New York, she posed for photographers such as Bruce Weber, Mario Testino and Steven Meisel. She appeared in the Brazilian movies "Popstar", "Muita Calma Nessa Hora","Malu de Bicicleta", "Carro de Paulista " and the Brazilian TV series "Mandrake" as Gigi, "Toma Lá Dá Cá, "Casos e Acasos" , "Voce Está Aqui" .
Since August 12, 2009, Albertoni co-hosted the Brazilian variety program Hoje em Dia on Rede Record.
Esmé Bianco (Born 25 May 1982) is an English model, actress and burlesque/cabaret performer.
Esmé was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in the United Kingdom. At 18 she moved to London to study for a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths College. Once in London, Esmé started to pursue a career in modeling, posing for lingerie label 'Agent Provocateur' in their 2003 campaign, and going on to record vocals for two tracks on their album Peep Show. While attending university, Esmé started performing in neo-burlesque and cabaret shows, and has performed in them across the globe. Her signature show was 'White Wedding' in which she burst out of a giant wedding cake.
Shoe designer Terry de Havilland, for whom Esmé has modeled, named a pair of his shoes after her.
Esmé has also posed for painters Christian Furr and Peregrine Heathcote.
In 2008 she became the spokesmodel for lingerie label 'The Modern Courtesan'.
She also stars as "Joy" in the United Kingdom's 2011 and 2012 advertisements for JackpotJoy.com, along side Barbara Windsor.
In 2012 she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her growing acting career.
Feature films parts include independent British feature Burlesque Fairytales
Lilya Yuryevna Brik (alternatively spelled Lili or Lily, Russian: Лиля Юрьевна Брик; November 11 [O.S. October 30] 1891 – August 4, 1978) is known best as a muse of Vladimir Mayakovsky. She was an older sister of Elsa Triolet and wife of Osip Brik. Pablo Neruda called her "muse of Russian avant-garde". Her name was frequently abbreviated by her contemporaries as "Л.Ю." or "Л.Ю.Б." which are the first letters of a Russian word «любовь» — love.
She was born Lilya Kagan (Лиля Каган) into a wealthy Jewish family of a lawyer and a music teacher in Moscow. Both she and her sister Elsa received excellent education and were able to speak fluent German and French and play piano. Lilya graduated from Moscow Institute of Architecture.
The sisters were famous for their beauty. Their portraits were done by Alexander Rodchenko, Alexander Tyshler, David Shterenberg, David Burlyuk, Fernand Léger and later by Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall. When she was twenty years old, Lilya married poet-futurist and poetry critic Osip Brik whom she had met when she was 14 and he was 17; they were married March 26, 1912. (Her sister Elsa married Louis Aragon, a notable French writer).
The daughter of a prosperous
Eva Riccobono (born 7 February 1983) is an Italian model.
Riccobono was born in 1983 in Palermo, the largest city in Sicily, from an Italian father and a German mother. She has three older sisters and a brother who died when she was four.
Riccobono has appeared on magazine covers for Vogue, Elle, Twill, Rouge, Cosmopolitan, L'Officiel, Vanity Fair, and Italian Playboy, and appeared in advertisements for the likes of Chanel, Hermès, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferré, Dolce & Gabbana, Sonia Rykiel, Roberto Cavalli, Trussardi, Celine, L'Oréal, Alberta Ferretti, Valentino and Lee, shot by notable photographers such as Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier and Steven Meisel. In 2007, she became the face of Hybris, shot by singer Bryan Adams.
Her runway credits including fashion designers like Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Balmain, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Burberry Prorsum, Calvin Klein, Celine, Cerruti, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Costume National, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karen, Dsquared2, Dries van Noten, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Etro, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferré, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gucci, Hermès, Hugo Boss,
Michele Merkin (born June 25, 1975) is an American model and television host.
Merkin was born in San Francisco, California of Swedish and Russian Jewish descent as the youngest child and only daughter of four children. She attended boarding school in England. Her mother was from Sweden, and had been a model for twenty years, including an appearance in the debut 1977 Victoria's Secret catalog. Merkin grew up tall and slender, reaching 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) by the age of 14. This helped her play basketball, but gathered her some abuse in school, where she was called nicknames such as "Giraffa" and "Manute Bol".
Merkin began modeling part time from the age of 15, while she was in high school. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, aiming to study medicine, specifically plastic surgery, but left during the first quarter to become a professional model.
Merkin modeled for 15 years, living in Paris, Milan, New York, and Los Angeles, appearing in such magazines as ELLE, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, and over 60 commercials, most notably campaigns for Clairol and the Nintendo video game Perfect Dark.
For Perfect Dark, Merkin appeared as the lead video game
Vivian Hsu (Chinese: 徐若瑄; pinyin: Xú Ruòxuān; Wade–Giles: Hsu Jo-hsüan; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chhî Jio̍k-soan; Japanese: ビビアン・スー Bibian Sū; born March 19, 1975 in Taichung, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese singer, actress, and model who has gained remarkable popularity in East Asia, mainly in Taiwan and Japan.
Hsu rose to prominence in Japan, where she made her first appearance in 1995 and has become a highly-recognized celebrity with her countless appearances in media during the late 1990s.
She was also the main vocalist for Black Biscuits, a Japanese dance band which released four singles, Stamina, Timing, Relax, Bye-Bye, and one album Life. All of these four singles reached the top 5 spots of the Oricon singles chart, and Life reached #6 in the album chart.
The second of three children, Hsu was born to a Taiwanese father and Tayal-Taiwanese mother as Hsu Su-chuan (Chinese: 徐淑娟; pinyin: Xú Shújuān), and used this name until she began her modeling career. Her parents divorced when she was a young child. She attended Taipei Jianxing Elementary School and Taipei Shulinguo Junior High School.
Hsu's career in entertainment industry started after winning first place in a "Talented Beautiful Girl" contest
Karen Victoria Silvstedt (born 19 September 1974) is a Swedish celebrity model, actress, singer, and television personality.
Born in Skelleftehamn, Silvstedt was raised in a family of five in Bollnäs, having one older sister and one younger brother. She was keen on horseback riding and wanted to become a veterinarian.
Silvstedt's father was the captain of a local ski team, and she started alpine skiing at the age of five. In 1989, Silvstedt placed fourth at a youth championship in the giant slalom won by Pernilla Wiberg. However, an accident in the middle of a skiing competition where she injured her shoulder ended Silvstedt's competitive skiing career at the age of 16.
A few years later, Silvstedt was invited to participate in the Miss Sweden beauty pageant, after her mother and sister had sent some pictures of her to the pageant officials.
Silvstedt participated in the Miss Sweden beauty pageant, and she was chosen to represent her country in the 1993 Miss World pageant in Sun City, South Africa, eventually making the Top 10. Silvstedt was signed up by a modeling agency in Paris, and she started working for various prestigious fashion houses, including Chanel, Christian Dior,
Kelly Lee Carlson (born February 17, 1976) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Kimber Henry on Nip/Tuck.
Carlson is originally from Bloomington, Minnesota, and attended the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota. In addition to acting, she has also modeled, including ad campaigns with Miller Lite, Rembrandt, and Oliver Peoples sunglasses. She appeared in the August 2004 issue of Maxim magazine and on the cover of the October issue of Stuff Magazine.
She is a spokesperson for the Smile Network, a Minnesota-based humanitarian organization that provides reconstructive surgeries and related health care services to impoverished children and young adults in developing countries. An enthusiastic Equestrian rider since the age of 7, Carlson lobbied for a bill to prevent both inhumane transport of American horses to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada as well as roundups of wild horses by government authorities in January 2010.
Carlson started out in theater, performing in productions of Vanities, Cheaters, Girls Guide to Chaos, Charlotte's Web and Can't Trust the Mate. She also appeared as an extra in the film 3000 Miles to Graceland. In 2003,
Celina Jaitly (born 24 November 1981) is an Shimla-born Indian actress who mainly appears in Bollywood films. A former beauty queen and model, she was crowned Femina Miss India Universe in 2001.
Celina Jaitly was born on 24th Nov 1981 in Shimla, India to a Punjabi Indian father and an Afghan mother. Her father Colonel V.K. Jaitly, is a retired Indian Army colonel, and her mother, Meeta, an Afghan is a child psychologist, as well as a beauty queen. Jaitly has one brother, who is currently serving the Indian Army Special Force. Her parents are settled in the Army town of Mhow in the Indore district of Madhya Pradesh.
Due to her army background, Jaitly grew up in several cities in India, like Lucknow, where she attended City Montessori School. However most of her life was spent in the Kashmir valley and the north eastern states of india She also spent some years of her childhood in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu and graduated from St Joseph's College, Brahmapur. She has, however, spent most of her time in Kolkata, India.
During her teenage years, Jaitly aspired to be a part of the Indian army, either as a doctor or a pilot. However, fate had something else in store for her. She started
Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress and former model. She rose to prominence during the 1990s with roles in the movies The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary. Other high-profile credits include the two Charlie's Angels films, voicing the character Princess Fiona in the Shrek series, The Holiday, The Green Hornet and Bad Teacher. Diaz received Golden Globe award nominations for her performances in the movies There's Something About Mary, Being John Malkovich, Vanilla Sky, and Gangs of New York.
Diaz, the youngest of four sisters, was born in San Diego, California. Her mother, Billie (née Early), is an import-export agent, and her father, Emilio Diaz (1949–2008), worked for the California oil company UNOCAL for more than 20 years as a field gauger. Diaz has an older sister, Chimene. Her father has Cuban ancestry. Her mother has German, English, and Cherokee ancestry. Diaz was raised in Long Beach, California and attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
At age 16, she began her career as a fashion model, contracted with a modeling agency Elite Model Management. For the next few years, she worked around the world on
Rebecca Alie Romijn ( /roʊˈmeɪn/ roh-MAYN; Dutch: [roːˈmɛin], born November 6, 1972) is an American actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her role as Mystique in the X-Men films, and for her recurring role as Alexis Meade on the television series Ugly Betty. During her marriage to actor John Stamos, she was often credited as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos.
Romijn was born in Berkeley, California, United States. Her mother, Elizabeth (née Kuizenga), is a Community College teacher of English as a Second Language and textbook author, and her father, Jaap Romijn, is a custom furniture maker. Her father is a native of Barneveld, the Netherlands, and her mother is an American of half Dutch descent; she met Romijn's father while staying in the Netherlands on a teenage exchange program. Romijn's maternal grandfather, Dr. Henry Bernard Kuizenga, was a Presbyterian minister and seminary professor. When questioned about always being glamourous and beautiful on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Romijn revealed that as a child in her early teens she was in fact an insecure 'drama geek', and as a result of her growth spurt she suffered from scoliosis and was constantly in pain. Many sources say
Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley (born 18 April 1987) is an English model and actress. She is best known for her work for lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret and Burberry, and also for her role as Carly Spencer in the 2011 film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third installment in the Transformers film series.
Huntington-Whiteley was born at the Freedom Fields Hospital (now closed), in Plymouth, Devon. Her mother, Fiona (née Jackson), is a fitness instructor, and her father, Charles Andrew Huntington-Whiteley, is a chartered surveyor. Her paternal great-great-grandfather was politician Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet; Herbert's son, Eric, married Rosie's great-grandmother, Enid Kohn, who was from a family of Polish Jews who emigrated to Britain in the 1870s. Rosie's other paternal great-grandfather, Jacob Franks, was a prominent surgeon in Sussex.
Huntington-Whiteley grew up on an organic farm in Tavistock, Devon, with sheep, pigs and horses. She attended Milton Abbot Primary School from a young age, before joining Tavistock College, where she was discovered by Profile Model Management while seeking internships with several London-based modelling agencies. At
Jun Ji-hyun (Hangul: 전지현, Hanja: 全智賢) (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her role as "The Girl" in the romantic comedy My Sassy Girl (2001), one of the highest grossing Korean comedies of all time. Other notable films include Il Mare (2000) and Windstruck (2004).
Wang Ji-hyun was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her childhood dream was to become a flight attendant, but at the age of 16, she was discovered on the street by a fashion editor. Using the stage name Jun Ji-hyun, she began her career as a model for Ecole Magazine in 1997.
Jun first became well known as a commercial model and as a TV actress. Although she made her film debut in the little-watched White Valentine in 1999, it was not until later in the year when she was featured in a commercial for Samsung My Jet Printer that she became a popular sensation. The dancing and attitude expressed in the ad made her into an icon for Koreans in their late teens and early twenties.
After continuing her TV and modelling career, Jun made her first well-publicized film appearance in late 2000 with Il Mare. A handsomely-shot melodrama set on Ganghwa Island, the film did respectably well at the box office
Karolína Isela Kurková (born February 28, 1984, usually spelled Karolina Kurkova) is a Czech model, best known as a former Victoria's Secret Angel, and an aspiring actress. Mario Testino said of Kurková: "The proportions of her body and her face, as well as her energy level, make her a model who could fit almost into any moment." Vogue editor Anna Wintour called her the "next supermodel".
Kurková is among the world's top-earning models, having earned an estimated $5 million in the year 2007. She was placed 6th in the Forbes annual list of the highest earning models.
Karolína Kurková was born in Děčín, Czechoslovakia, to Josef Kurka, a Czech basketball player, and a Slovak mother. While Kurková was young, she was made fun of for her height. But after a friend sent photos of Kurková to an agency in Prague, she – at 15 – landed a runway appearance, as well as a commercial and print advertising. She later traveled to Milan to gain more experience and signed a modeling contract with Miuccia Prada.
In September 1999, Kurková appeared in the American edition of fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue, and, after moving to New York City at the age of 17, graced the cover of the February 2001
Sanja Papić (Serbian Cyrillic: Сања Папић, born June 25, 1984 in Novi Sad, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian model. She was the 2002 Miss Yugoslavia winner, the 3rd runner-up 2003 Miss Universe, and then became the 2nd runner-up at the 2003 Miss Europe contest.
In September 2003, Papić finished as a runner-up at the Miss Europe contest in Paris. In November, she left for New York in the company of Roberto Cavalli as his muse. She had been Omega Watches Ambassador (alongside Michael Schumacher, Anna Kournikova and Cindy Crawford), following a contract between Omega and Sanja signed in August 2003. She was also the face for the "Ice Tea" commercials of the Apatinska Pivara in her homeland. She was also involved with Winsenia Cream.
Her most merorable professional moment to date came when she represented Serbia and Montenegro at the Miss Universe 2003 pageant in Panama, finishing in fourth place. Today, Sanja is the promotional face of "Zlatibor voda" (Serbia) and she works as a Public Relations Manager for Megatrend University.
Kristal Marshall (born November 11, 1983) is an American model, beauty queen, and former professional wrestler best known for her work in World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand and in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling promotion working as Kristal Lashley the kayfabe wife of Bobby Lashley and his real life girlfriend.
Prior to working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Marshall appeared as a competitor in the 2004 Miss California pageant, as a model for Deal or No Deal, in music videos for 50 Cent and Ma$e, and in commercials for The Best Damn Sports Show Period. She was at one time a Barker Beauty on The Price Is Right.
Marshall first entered WWE as a contestant in the 2005 Raw Diva Search, in which she eventually finished fourth. Despite not winning the Diva Search contract, Marshall was signed to a development deal soon after the contest finished and sent to Deep South Wrestling, WWE newest "farm territory" at that time. In December 2005, she joined the SmackDown! roster as a backstage correspondent, interviewing the brand's superstars during the shows.
Her first actual feud on the brand came against the heel run of Jillian Hall. Marshall defeated Hall in debut
Bipasha Basu (born 7 January 1979) nicknamed "Bips" is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi language films. She has also worked in Telugu, Bengali and Tamil language films. She had a successful modeling career before venturing into films.
She debuted in a negative role in Ajnabee (2001) which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Her first commercial success was Raaz (2002). She was then noticed for her bold role in the erotic thriller film, Jism (2003). She starred in top grossing films like – No Entry(2005), Phir Hera Pheri, Dhoom 2 (both 2006) – her biggest commercial success till date and Race (2008). Her performances in Apharan (2005), Corporate (2006) and Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) won her much critical praise and multiple nominations for several awards. After a relatively low phase(2009-2011) she appeared in Raaz 3 (2012) which was a commercial success. Having done so, has established herself as a leading contemporary actress in Bollywood. Known for her bold on-screen image and candid confession of her private life she is frequented in the media as a "sex symbol".
She has been nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best
Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.
After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 with Twentieth Century-Fox. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950), drew attention. By 1952 she had her first leading role in Don't Bother to Knock and 1953 brought a lead in Niagara, a melodramatic film noir that dwelt on her seductiveness. Her "dumb blonde" persona was used to comic effect in subsequent films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range. Her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics and garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination
Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American socialite, actress, businesswoman, fashion designer and musician. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels). Born in New York City and raised in California and New York, Hilton began a modeling career as a teenager when she was with Donald Trump's modeling agency, T Management. Her hard-partying lifestyle and rumoured short-lived relationships with Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar de la Hoya led her to earn a position as a daily fixture in entertainment news – gossip-section Page Six, of the New York Post often includes articles about Hilton. Being known as a socialite, Hilton was hailed by the media as "New York's leading It Girl" in 2001. She went on to make cameo appearances in Zoolander (2001), Wonderland and The Cat in the Hat (both 2003).
Hilton gained significant notoriety for a sex tape, which was released in November 2003, shortly before the premiere of the television reality series The Simple Life alongside fellow socialite and childhood best friend Nicole Richie. The show was a massive hit for the FOX network, premiering with 13 million viewers, and brought Hilton and co-star Richie
Ehrinn Samantha Cummings (born October 15, 1979 in Knowlton, Quebec, Canada) is a former model. Cummings was seventeen when she was discovered at a coffee shop. She did a shampoo advertisement that launched her into the fashion world. She moved from Canada to New York in 1999 to work on her modeling career.
She has been in the 2002 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and also fashion magazines like Vogue and Jane. She appeared in a campaigns for Gucci, Ann Taylor, Esprit, GAP and several other fashion houses.
She now lives in Washington. She is married and has two children.
Elizabeth Jane Hurley (born 10 June 1965) is an English model and actress. In the 1990s, Hurley became known as a girlfriend of Hugh Grant. In 1994, as Grant became the focus of worldwide media attention due to the global box office success of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hurley accompanied him to the film's Los Angeles premiere in a plunging black Versace dress held together with gold safety pins, which gained her instant media attention.
Hurley has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder for over 15 years since the company awarded Hurley her first modelling job at the age of 29. It has featured her as a representative and model for its products, especially perfumes such as Sensuous, Intuition, and Pleasures, since 1995. As an actress, her best known cinematic works to date have been as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers' hit spy comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and as the Devil in Bedazzled (2000). Hurley owns an eponymous beachwear line.
Hurley was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, the younger daughter of Angela Mary (née Titt) and Roy Leonard Hurley. Her father was a Major in the British Army; her Anglican mother was a teacher at
Lauren Bacall ( /ˌlɔrən bəˈkɔːl/; born Betty Joan Perske, September 16, 1924) is an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks.
She first emerged as leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have And Have Not (1944) and continued on in the film noir genre, with appearances in Bogart movies The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948), as well as a comedienne in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Designing Woman (1957) with Gregory Peck. Bacall has also worked on Broadway in musicals, gaining Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.
In 1999, Bacall was ranked #20 of the 25 actresses on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars list by the American Film Institute. In 2009, she was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Academy Honorary Award "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures."
Born Betty Joan Perske in New York City, she was the only child of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a
Noémie Lenoir (born 19 September 1979 in Les Ulis) is a French model and actress of African and European descent. She is best known for appearing in top magazines such as Elle and Sports Illustrated, and modeling in advertisements for high fashion brands. She is known for her work with Gucci, L'Oreal, Next, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret, and Marks and Spencer. She has been featured in a line-up of the world's most successful black models by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Lenoir was born in Les Ulis, Essonne, France. Her mother comes from the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean and has Malagasy ancestry. Her father is a retired French electrician who later divorced her mother. Her family moved first to Gif-sur-Yvette and then to Versailles where she was discovered and started her career in modelling.
Growing up in a banlieue district near Paris, which she describes as a "ghetto", Lenoir was first spotted at the age of 17 in 1997 when she was approached by a Ford booker in a post office. She signed with L'Oréal in 1997, and has since appeared in their advertisements alongside Laetitia Casta and long-term model and actress Andie MacDowell. She has also worked
Odette Juliette Annable (née Yustman; born May 10, 1985) is an American actress.
She was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Lydia, is Cuban. Her father, Victor Yustman, who is of Italian and French descent, was born in Bogotá, Colombia and raised in Nicaragua. She graduated from Woodcrest Christian High School in Riverside, California. After graduating, she had planned on getting a degree in business finance at Loyola Marymount University before she decided to pursue a career in acting.
Annable made her acting debut at an early age, playing a young, Spanish-speaking student named Rosa in Kindergarten Cop, and later moved on to various television shows and movies such as South Beach and October Road. In 2007, she starred in the Lifetime original movie Reckless Behavior: Caught on Tape and followed it quickly with a lead role in J. J. Abrams' Cloverfield. She also provided the voice of the character Amata in Fallout 3. On January 29, 2008, Variety announced that she would appear in The Unborn, which was released in 2009.
She is featured in the music video for "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" by Weezer.
She starred as Melanie in the Fox comedy, Breaking
Eva Padberg (born 27 January 1980) is a German fashion model, singer, and actress.
Padberg was born in Bad Frankenhausen and grew up in Rottleben, Germany. In 1995, she applied for Bravo's Boy & Girl contest; she made it among the best ten models and gained the opportunity to do a test shooting for Louisa Models in Munich. In 1998, after having finished her Abitur, she started her professionel model career. Eva worked in Paris, Tokyo, and New York, e.g. for Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein and walked for different Prêt-à-Porter shows.
Besides the catwalk and the photo shootings, she became a frequently asked model for commercials and advertising campaigns: Since 2003, she has been the face of the world-known make-up-brand Astor. In May 2005, she appeared in the TV commercial of the candy brand "Gletscher Eis" and in September of the same year she became not only the new face of the Korean automobile manufacturer Kia Motors, but also the new cover top-model of the mail order company Otto and campaign model for Nintendo's Nintendogs. Since May 2006, she has been promoting the new drink "König Pilsener Lemon" of the brand König Pilsener.
In May 2004, Padberg was photographed for the
Aylín Mujica (Spanish pronunciation: [ajˈlin ˈmuxika]; born 24 November 1974 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban actress, model, and ballet dancer who currently lives in Miami, FL, USA.
Aylin begins at the age of 8 years. She studied folk dance, ballet, choreography and music at the National Ballet School at the age of 15 she entered the Higher Institute of Arts where she studied drama and the 18 years studied at the International Film School in Havana, Cuba.
In 1992 she traveled to Mexico to start her career there began working as a model in television commercials and video clips from artists like Marcelo Cezán, Willy Chirino, Albita Rodriguez and others.
The actress has posed nude in Spanish magazine Interviú1 and appeared in a photoshoot in H para Hombres . In 2010, there are pictures where bare back out and says that by the time those photos and the actress was pregnant with Violeta.
In 2006, the actress began working for Telemundo. He was offered the role of villain to Pecados Ajenos, but declined before accepting, was reeplazada by Catherine Siachoque.She worked in the Soap Opera "Aurora" in 2010 deTelemundo. Currently in "Corazon Valiente" for Telemundo.
Mujica has been married
Claudia Cedro (born on February 18, 1982 in Rome, Italy) to italian father and azerbaijani mother. She is an Italian model.
Cedro wanted to be a model since her childhood. At a young age she moved to New York City, and has since worked for Calvin Klein, Roberto Cavalli and Victoria's Secret. In 2006, she was one of four models presenting the Festival di Sanremo, the others being Vanessa Hessler, Francesca Lancini and Marta Cecchetto.
María Cristina De Giacomi (born August 23, 1956, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, professionally known as Cris Morena) is an Argentine award-winning television producer, actress, television presenter, composer, musician, songwriter, writer, former fashion model and CEO of Cris Morena Group. She is one of the most successful producers in the country and is the creator of Argentina's most successful youth-oriented shows such as Jugate Conmigo, Chiquititas, Rebelde Way, Floricienta, Alma Pirata, and Casi Ángeles. Until 2001, she worked alongside Telefe but since Rebelde Way in 2002 she has her own independent production company Cris Morena Group. She is the mother of the actress Romina Yan (†), and of the television producer Tomás Yankelevich.
Until 1991, she was mostly known as a successful actress due to her role in iconic comedy shows such as Mesa de Noticias and Amigos son los Amigos and also as a songwriter, thanks to the hits she wrote for children show host Flavia Palmiero alongside Carlos Nilson. However, in 1991 she created, presented and produced Jugate Conmigo which was a huge hit and, since then, she has created incredibly successful shows, mostly targeted to children and
Diora Lynn Baird (born April 6, 1983) is an American actress and former model for Guess? who has appeared in films such as Wedding Crashers (2005) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006).
Baird was born in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida. Her mother was also a model. She got into acting when her mother enrolled her in an acting class to help her overcome introversion. Later, she became vice president of her school's Thespian Society. At the age of 17, she moved to Los Angeles in hope of pursuing an acting career. To earn money while auditioning, she worked at The Gap as well as a clown at children's parties, caterer, waitress and pre-school teacher until breaking in to the modeling industry, most notably with Guess?. Her exposure increased considerably with an appearance on the cover of the August 2005 issue of Playboy magazine. She is signed to Elite Model Management in Miami.
In 2004, Baird also started earning acting roles, such as a guest appearance on the Drew Carey Show and in the low-budget film Brain Blockers. Her breakthrough appearance in a major film was in Wedding Crashers in 2005, which she followed up with roles in Accepted and Hot Tamale. In 2006, she
Inès Marie Lætitia Églantine Isabelle de Seignard de La Fressange (born 11 August 1957), is a French model, aristocrat and designer of fashion and perfumes. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1998.
La Fressange was born in Gassin, Var, France, the daughter of André de Seignard, Marquis de La Fressange (b. 1932), a French stockbroker, and his wife, the former Cecilia Sánchez Cirez, an Argentine model. She grew up in an 18th-century mill outside Paris with two brothers, Emmanuel and Yvan. Her paternal grandmother was Suzanne Lazard (Marquise de La Fressange, Madame Louis Jacquinot, Madame Maurice Petsche), an heiress to the Lazard banking fortune.
Tall at 180 cm (5'11") and with a weight of 50 kg (110 lb), in the 1980s, she became the first model to sign an exclusive modeling contract with an haute couture fashion house, Chanel, by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, whose muse she became. However, in 1989, Lagerfeld and De la Fressange had an argument and parted company. Likely this argument was, at least in part, regarding her decision to lend her likeness to a bust of Marianne, the ubiquitous symbol of the French Republic. Lagerfeld reputedly
Margaret Denise Quigley (born May 22, 1979), professionally known as Maggie Q, is an American actress and former fashion model. As of 2010, she stars in the title role on The CW's action-thriller series Nikita.
Quigley was born and raised in Hawaii. Her father, a government employee, is of Irish and Polish descent. Her mother, a golf course employee, is a Vietnamese immigrant. Her parents met while her father was stationed in Vietnam during the war. Q grew up with four siblings.
Q attended Mililani Waena Elementary School and Wheeler Intermediate School. She then attended Mililani High School, where she was on the cross country, track and field, and swim teams. She won the title of "Best Body" senior year, and graduated from Mililani High School in 1997.
At the suggestion of a friend, Q began modeling in Tokyo at the age of 17, before making an unsuccessful move to Taipei, and finally trying in Hong Kong. She has said it was not easy for her: "I had twenty bucks in my pocket. I mean, I literally did the same thing that my mother did when she left Vietnam... didn't speak the language... had no money." But, it was in Hong Kong that she was selected by Jackie Chan, because he saw a
Solange Wilvert (born October 15, 1988) is a Brazilian model. Wilvert was discovered during a casting session at her public school in Florianopolis, Brazil. She was only 14 years old at the time, but in only four weeks she had landed a contract in New York City. She has appeared on the catwalk for high designers Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, and more. She was the face of Chanel, Calvin Klein, Fendi, Gucci, Stella McCartney, and others. She was on the cover of Stiletto, Vogue (3 times), and Wonderland.
Amber Evangeline Valletta (born February 9, 1974) is an American actress and model. She began her career as a model for fashion agencies, and appeared on cover pages of internationally recognized magazines. She made her film debut in Drop Back Ten (2000). She then starred in the hit film Hitch (2005). She has since appeared in films such as Man About Town (2006), Dead Silence (2007), Gamer (2009), and The Spy Next Door (2010). She's also known for her role as Lydia Davis on the ABC television drama series Revenge.
Valletta was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her mother worked at the post office. 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. She appeared on the cover of magazines and in advertisements for Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and Versace and hosted MTV's House of Style with fellow model Shalom Harlow.
She was presented on the November 1999 Millennium cover of American Vogue as one of the "Modern Muses". Valletta's first role was in the comedy film Drop Back Ten (2000); Later that year, she played a supporting role
Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Crawford (born February 20, 1966) is an American model. Crawford is known for her trademark mole just above her lip, and has adorned hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career. Her success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and to work as a spokesperson. She was named #3 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s and was named one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time" by Men's Health.
Crawford was born in DeKalb, Illinois, the daughter of Jennifer Sue Crawford-Moluf (née Walker) and John Crawford (not to be confused with actor Johnny Crawford). She has stated that her family has been in the US for generations and that her ancestry is mostly German, English and French.
She was discovered at the age of 16 by a newspaper photographer, when he noticed Cindy at work during her summer job of detasseling corn and took a picture of her. The photo and positive feedback she received were enough to convince her to take up modeling. She entered the Elite Model Management's Look of the Year contest at 17 and was the runner-up. The Elite modeling agency in Chicago then started representing her.
Hrishitaa Bhatt (Bengali: হৃশিতা ভট্ট; born 10 May 1981), also spelled as Hrishita Bhat, is a Bollywood actress and model. She debuted in the film Asoka (2001) opposite Shah Rukh Khan, but it was Haasil (2003), that brought major turn into her career. Bhatt got acclaim by this role and appeared in films like Ab Tak Chappan and Jigyaasa. In 2008, she appeared in IshQ Bector's music video Daaku Daddy with Shakti Kapoor.
Bhatt was born into a Bengali-speaking family in Mumbai. She used to take dance lessons as a child, was athletic and believed in keeping fit from her school days. She wanted to be a pilot, but after completing her education at Trinity College, London; took Kathak lessons from choreographer Shiamak Davar; and some modeling assignments, she successfully auditioned for the Liril advertising campaign. She was selected and became the Liril girl with the cute smile. She has also appeared in a music video album, "Aankhon Me Tera Hi Chehra" by Aryans, with Shahid Kapoor.
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Caroline Maria Winberg (born March 27, 1985) is a Swedish model.
Caroline Winberg was born in Sollentuna, Sweden. Winberg, a tomboy and aspiring professional football player in her youth for AIK from Solna a suburb north Stockholm, was en route to football training when scout Cesar Wintland spotted the 15-year-old and suggested that she consider a career in modeling.
Winberg began her modeling career at age sixteen, and a year later was booking local gigs and appearing in promotional spots for regional companies. She soon caught the eye of several well-known agencies – including Women Model Management, Why Not Milan and Dominique Brussels – and found herself in campaigns for designers such as Valentino, Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Escada, and Armani. She has also been in campaigns for D&G, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Rolex, Chloé, Armani, Ralph Lauren and Neiman Marcus, and has graced the covers of several international editions of Vogue. She has appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show each year since 2005. She also appeared in Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief runway show for The White Ribbon Alliance to raise funds for mothers in Haiti in 2010. She made
Alison Elizabeth "Ali" Larter (born February 28, 1976) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for playing the dual roles of Niki Sanders and Tracy Strauss on the NBC science fiction drama Heroes as well as her guest roles on several television shows in the 1990s.
Larter's screen debut came in the 1999 film Varsity Blues, followed by the horror films House on Haunted Hill and Final Destination as Clear Rivers. Major supporting roles in the comedy Legally Blonde and the romantic comedy A Lot Like Love led her to lead roles as the titular character in Marigold and in the 2009 thriller Obsessed. Larter achieved wider fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Claire Redfield in Resident Evil: Extinction and Resident Evil: Afterlife.
Larter's presence in the media is reinforced by her appearances in lists compiled by Maxim, FHM and Stuff as well as People magazine's "Best Dressed List" in 2007. After a three year long relationship with actor Hayes MacArthur, the two married in August 2009 and have a son, Theodore Hayes MacArthur, born December 2010.
Born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Larter is the daughter of Margaret, a realtor, and Danforth Larter, a trucking executive.
The murder of Sally Anne Bowman concerns Sally Anne Bowman born (11 September 1987 – 25 September 2005), an up and coming British model. She was robbed, raped and murdered near her home in Croydon, South London, two weeks after her 18th birthday.
Sally Anne attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in Croydon. She had dreams of one day appearing on the cover of Vogue magazine and also being the next Kate Moss. In January 2005, she joined Pulse Model Management, a local talent agency. Sally took part in the Swatch Alternative Fashion Week in April of the same year and described her experience there. "I was so nervous all week particularly when all the models were lined up and the designers chose who they wanted to model their clothes - luckily I was picked by loads of designers which gave me more confidence."
In 2005 Bowman was stabbed in the neck and stomach, and then raped as she lay dead or dying. Her handbag, cardigan, bra, thong and mobile phone were stolen. Mark Dixie was accused and charged with the assault and murder of Bowman. At the Old Bailey on 22 February 2008, Dixie was found guilty of Bowman's murder by a unanimous verdict after three hours of jury
Dawn Marie Best (born October 12, 1981) is an American comic book artist best known for her work in the Archie Comics version of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Best was discovered by comic book artist/writer Ken Penders when he requested she submit artwork for an original script. Her premier issue of Sonic was issue #101 (2001), and her last to date was issue #145 (2004). After leaving Archie, Best remained active in the comic book community by appearing as both guest and attendee of conventions and holding annual charity auctions of original artwork. She has since been credited with contributing to several other graphic novels as both artist and writer, including original web serials Sylvanna and Heißdampfreaktor. In 2010, she began production on her independently published graphic novel series, VARULV, which became the premier comic book released by her own Gloryhound Network in February 2011.
Best cites Patrick Spaziante, one of her peers while working for Archie Comics, as one of her main influences in the art of cartooning and pencilling. Others include Joe Madureira, J. Scott Campbell, and Mike Deodato.
Estelle Lefébure ([ɛstɛl ləfebyʁ]) (born 11 May 1966 in Rouen, France) is a French actress and model. She was one of the top fashion models in the 1980s and 1990s. Estelle Lefebure as she was known in the early 80 was discovered by George Gallier and managed by him exclusively since she started modeling at Prestige Models in Paris France, George Gallier then moved to New York City to start American Model Management, and managed her carrier until 1991. Her national recognition was immediate after the first Guess campaign shot by Wayne Mazer in the early1980, she then shot several covers of American Vogue with photographer Richard Avedon, several covers of American Elle with Marc Hispard, Gilles Ben Simon and Bill King. French Elle magazine model editor Odile Saron was also instrumental in making Estelle famous. She then switched agency in 1991, and moved from American Model Management to Elite, moved to California and married David Hallyday. During her marriage with singer David Hallyday, she was known professionally as Estelle Hallyday.
She began modeling at age 19. Over the years, she has appeared in advertisements for Guess?, Cartier, Christian Dior, Revlon, Lord & Taylor, and
Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011) was an American film actress and was one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s.
Russell moved from the Midwest to California, where she had her first film role in 1943 with The Outlaw. In 1947, Russell delved into music before returning to films. After starring in multiple films in the 1950s, Russell again returned to music while completing several other films in the 1960s. She starred in more than 20 films throughout her career.
Russell married three times, adopted three children and, in 1955, founded the World Adoption International Fund. For her achievements in film, she received several accolades including having her hand and foot prints immortalized in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Born in Bemidji, Russell was the eldest child and only daughter of the five children of Roy William Russell (January 5, 1890 – July 18, 1937) and Geraldine Jacobi (January 2, 1891 – December 26, 1986). Her brothers are Thomas (born 1924), Kenneth (born 1925), Jamie (born 1927) and Wallace (born 1929).
Her father had been a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army,
Olive Thomas (October 20, 1894 - September 10, 1920) was an American silent film actress and model. She is best remembered for her marriage to Jack Pickford and her death.
Thomas was born Oliva R. Duffy, though sometimes she claimed her birth name was Oliveretta Elaine Duffy. She was born into a working class Irish American family in the Pittsburgh-area steel town of Charleroi, Pennsylvania. Her father, James Duffy, a steelworker, died in 1906. She was forced to leave school at age 15 to help support her mother and two younger brothers, James and Williams. She sold gingham at Joseph Horne's department store for $2.75 per week. In April 1911, aged 16, she married Bernard Krugh Thomas in McKees Rocks, a small mill town. During the two-year marriage, she reportedly worked as a clerk in Kaufmann's department store in Pittsburgh. After her divorce, she went to stay with a family member in New York City, where she found work in a Harlem department store.
In 1914, after answering a newspaper ad, she won "The Most Beautiful Girl in New York City", a contest run by the celebrated commercial artist Howard Chandler Christy. She then modeled for artist Harrison Fisher and eventually landed on
Chanel Iman Robinson (born December 1, 1990) is an American model, known professionally as Chanel Iman. She is perhaps best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret model.
Robinson was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 1, 1990. She grew up in Los Angeles, California. She and her mother co-own "The Red Bag Boutique" in Los Angeles. Her mother is half Korean and half African American, and her father is African American.
Robinson started modeling with Ford Models at the age of 13 as a child model in Los Angeles, California. She flew to New York in 2006 and won third place in Ford's Supermodel of the World contest. Shortly after, she signed on with the agency.
In February and July 2007, Robinson she appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue, with Karlie Kloss and Ali Michael, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, then in November 2009 she appeared on the cover again, this time with Jourdan Dunn. Robinson's other covers include Italian Elle, i-D, Dubai and Ukrainian Harper's Bazaar, Lula, Korean, Teen, and American Vogue. She has walked the runway for fashion houses and designers including Balenciaga, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, and Stella McCartney. She has appeared in editorials for
Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an American film actress, who began her career as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising, before making her motion picture debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. Connelly continued modeling and acting, starring in films such as the 1986 Labyrinth and the 1991 Career Opportunities. She gained critical acclaim for her work in the 1998 science fiction film Dark City and for her portrayal of Marion Silver in the 2000 drama Requiem for a Dream.
In 2002, Connelly won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for her supporting role as Alicia Nash in Ron Howard's 2001 biopic A Beautiful Mind. Her later credits include the 2003 Marvel superhero film Hulk where she played Hulk/Bruce Banner's true love Betty Ross, the 2005 thriller Dark Water, the 2006 drama Blood Diamond, the 2008 science fiction remake The Day the Earth Stood Still, the 2009 romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You and the 2009 biographical drama Creation. In 2012, she re-teamed with her Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky and A Beautiful Mind co-star Russell Crowe for the biblical epic
Anna Tsuchiya (土屋 アンナ, Tsuchiya Anna, b. March 11, 1984 in Tokyo) is a Japanese singer, actress and semi-retired model. Along with Jun Hasegawa and Jessica Michibata, she is considered one of the 2000s most successful mixed-race models in Japan. Since 2005, she is primarily known as a singer. She has written and recorded some of her music in English.
Tsuchiya was born in Tokyo, Japan to a Japanese mother and an American father of Polish-Irish descent from Buffalo, New York. In her earliest years, she spoke English and Japanese. Tsuchiya's parents divorced when she was seven; she has since lost her fluency in English although she has proven that she understands it at an advanced level. She has an older sister, Angela.
Tsuchiya's modeling career began at the age of fourteen after her older sister Angela, a former fashion model, suggested it. She entered her sister's former agency, and was picked up by an agent who specialized in magazine-modeling, and her first jobs consisted of modeling for an open collection in Kobe and for Japanese Seventeen in 1998. Demand for her grew, and by 2002, she was doing television ads for Uniqlo and Edwin.
Tsuchiya spent her mid-teens modeling, and made
Ayaka Komatsu (小松 彩夏, Komatsu Ayaka) is a Japanese model/actress. She was born on July 23, 1986 in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture.
Her modeling agency is Amuse inc. She was a regular model of the now defunct Candy magazine. She also appeared in the Winter 2002-2003 "Angel Blue" fashion catalog and was on the cover of the manga Young Sunday dated April 7, 2005.
She was a member of the 2004 edition of the Japanese modeling quartet named Nittelligenic. Prior to this, she did a few swimsuit layouts and continues to do them for magazines such as Sabra.
She has released six photobooks, and seven idol DVDs. In order of release date, the photobook titles are: Ayaka no Natsu, Nicchoku, Summer Date, Moon Doll, Cheeeeeez!♥, and Ayaka. The DVDs are named, in order of release date, Figure A, Layer Game/Megami no Chu, Masaka, Moon Doll, 書を捨てよ、水着になろう! ("Let's throw away books, and change into swimwear!"), Dream Note, and Dream Note II.
She has acted in the following movies: "Odoru Daisousasen THE MOVIE 2" (her role in this film was relatively minor; she gets attacked by a vampire), "koibumi", "Master of Thunder", "A Perfect Day for Love Letters", "Drift" and "Drift 2" (later released as "Drift
Mariana Weickert (born in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, 17 February 1982) is a Brazilian model of German descent affiliated to Ford Models. She regularly modeled in cities such as Paris, Milan, London and New York, for such high fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen, Sonia Rykiel, Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs, Ana Molinari, Narciso Rodrigues, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Versace and Armani, among others. Weickert, has also made the cover pictures in many magazines, such as a W, The Face, Visionaire, fab, Vogue (both the UK and U.S. editions). She was chosen by the German Vogue magazine for a 25 pages editorial with the main New York stylists. Lately she has been following a career of TV host.
Peggy Lipton (born August 30, 1946) is an American television actress. She played "Julie Barnes" in The Mod Squad, and Norma Jennings in Twin Peaks.
Lipton was born in New York City. Her mother, Rita Hetty Benson (née Rosenberg), was an artist who used her mother's maiden name, Benson, professionally, and her father, Harold Arlen Lipton, was a corporate lawyer. Her paternal grandparents were Russian Jews; her mother was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Jewish parents whose families had immigrated from Eastern Europe (Latvia, which was part of the Russian Empire until the end of WWI). Lipton was raised in Lawrence, Nassau County, New York on Long Island with her brothers, Robert, an actor, and Kenneth. She attended Lawrence Junior High School and the Professional Children's School.
From 1974 to 1990, Lipton was married to music industry mogul Quincy Jones, with whom she has two daughters, Rashida Jones, and Kidada Jones.
Lipton signed with the Ford Modeling Agency and enjoyed a successful career. In 1964 her family moved to Los Angeles and she signed a contract with Universal Pictures the same year. She made her debut as a student at a private girls' academy in San Francisco in the NBC
Lin Chi-ling (born 29 November 1974, in Taipei, Taiwan), is a Taiwanese model and actress. Famed for her gentle demeanor and physical beauty, Lin has been referred to as "The First Face of Taiwan" by members of the Taiwanese media, and has been an official spokesperson for both China Airlines and Longines since 2006. Lin's meteoric rise to fame caused Taiwanese commentators and scholars to coin the phrase "The Lin Chi-Ling Phenomenon".
Lin's father, Lin Fan-nan (Chinese: 林繁男; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lím Hôan-lâm), and her mother, Wu Tzu-mei (Chinese: 吳慈美; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ngô Chû-bí), are both from Tainan, in southern Taiwan. Following their marriage, they moved to Taipei where Lin and her elder brother Lin Chi-hong (Chinese: 林志鴻; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lím Jî-hông) were born. Lin attended Taipei Municipal Zhongzheng Junior High School and at the age of 15 was discovered by model talent scout Lin Chien-huan (Chinese: 林健寰; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lím Kiān-Khôan). She later attended Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Canada, then attended the University of Toronto until 1997 when she completed a bachelor's degree, double-majoring in Western art history and economics.
After graduating from university, Lin returned to
Shelly Hazan (born September 21, 1984) is a professional model from Israel. She currently resides in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Shelly Hazan was first revealed when she took part in a fashion show for "Shankar". Modeling for many leading fashion companies, among them "Castro", "Renuar", "Golden Lady" and "Croacker". Recently Shelly was chosen to be the home model of French watches company "Maybel."
Athena Chu (born 25 October 1971) is a Hong Kong actress and singer.
Chu attended The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from 1990 to 1992, during which time she hosted children's shows on the television station TVB. After graduating in 1992, she started working on films. Her roles with Chow kick-started her film career, and she is considered one of the Sing girls. Later, she moved on to work on television dramas produced by TVB.
After leaving TVB, Chu worked as a model and continued acting in films during the 1990s. In 2000, she started working on Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese television series.
Kelly Preston (born October 13, 1962) is an American actress and former model. She is married to John Travolta.
Preston was born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her mother, Linda, was an administrator of a mental health center, and her father, who worked for an agricultural firm, drowned when Preston was three years old. Her mother married Peter Palzis, a personnel director, who subsequently adopted her; she used his name when she first began her acting career until 1984. She has a younger maternal half-brother, Chris Palzis. As a child, she spent time living in Iraq and Australia. While living in Australia, she attended Pembroke School in Adelaide, South Australia. She later attended Punahou School and studied drama and theater at the University of Southern California.
While living in Australia, Preston was discovered at 16 by a fashion photographer who helped her get work in commercials and other small parts, and organised Preston's first film audition in 1980 for the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon (1980), which she lost to the younger Brooke Shields. At that time she changed her last name to Preston.
Her first prominent film roles came in 1985, firstly as
Lisa Rani Ray, born 4 April 1972, is a Canadian actress, model, host, philanthropist and social activist.
Lisa Ray was born in Toronto to a Hindu Bengali Indian father and a Polish mother and grew up in the suburb of Etobicoke. She excelled academically, doing five years of high school in four, while attending three different high schools: Etobicoke Collegiate Institute, Richview Collegiate Institute and Silverthorn Collegiate Institute.
She spoke Polish to her maternal grandmother and watched movies of Federico Fellini and Satyajit Ray with her cinephile dad. Ray was spotted by an agent in a crowd during a family vacation in India when she was 16, when she began modelling.
Lisa Ray came to public attention when she appeared in an advertisement for Bombay Dyeing wearing a high-cut black swimsuit, opposite Karan Kapoor. Subsequently, she returned to Canada to attend university to study journalism, but a car injury which injured her mother derailed those plans. Instead, she returned to India where she appeared on the cover of Glad Rags wearing a red Baywatch-style swimsuit. The sensation that caused led to more magazine covers, spokesperson deals and a job as host of her own
Ella Koon Yun-na is Hong Kong-based Cantopop singer, actress and model. She is French by citizenship.
Ella Koon was born in the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, of Hakka descent. She was raised in Hong Kong and attended high school in Birmingham, England. Koon is multi-lingual and speaks Hakka, Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and French. Koon also plays the Gu-zheng, a traditional Chinese musical instrument with 21 strings, as well as the Guitar and Piano.
After completing her studies in England, Koon returned to Hong Kong in 2000 where she began her modeling career for various magazines, advertisements and commercials.
Modelling became her full time profession from then on, and in 2001, she landed her first movie role in “I Do”. After the movie, she continued modelling; then in 2004 she was invited to attend a singing audition. The audition landed her a contract with Boombeat Music and launched her singing career. Her first few albums – “Original”, “Ellacadabra” (2005), “Lose Sanity” (2006) and the EP “Stages” (2008) were not particularly acclaimed. But as a singer on The Voice (超級巨聲) singing Endless Love she impressed audiences and further propelled her singing career.
Elle Macpherson (born 29 March 1963) is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body". She is also known as the founder primary model and creative director for a series of business ventures, including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie line, and The Body, a line of skin care products.
In 2010, she became the host and executive producer of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model. She is currently the host and an executive producer NBC's Fashion Star.
Macpherson was born Eleanor Nancy Gow, in the Killara neighbourhood of Sydney, the daughter of entrepreneur and sound engineer Peter Gow, a former president of a Sydney rugby league team, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. Her mother Frances worked as a nurse before she married. Macpherson grew up in East Lindfield, a North Shore suburb of Sydney, and she attended Killara High School. Macpherson has a sister, businesswoman and environmentalist Mimi Macpherson, also known as Miriam Frances Gow. Macpherson’s parents divorced when she was 10 years old, and she moved with
Eva Herzigová (born 10 March 1973) is a Czech model and actress.
Herzigová was born in Litvínov, 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 as the model for the first Wonderbra campaign in 1994. 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. In 2006, she was Venus at the 2006 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Amongst her most recent projects, Herzigová also starred in a fashion art film by Imagine Fashion, called Decadent Control with Roberto Cavalli. It featured fashions by Agent Provocateur and H&M.
In 1994, advertising executive Trevor Beattie, working for TBWA/London, developed an ad for Sara Lee's "Hello Boys" Wonderbra campaign. It featured a close-up image of Herzigová wearing a black Wonderbra. The ad used only two words: "Hello boys." The ground-breaking, racy ad campaign resulted in many
Eva Jacqueline Longoria (born March 15, 1975) is an American actress, best known for portraying Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. Longoria received a nomination for the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on Desperate Housewives.
Longoria first rose to fame on television for portraying Isabella Braña on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003. She became nationally recognized in the 2000s after appearing in several high-profile advertising campaigns and numerous men's magazines, reaching #14 in the FHM "Sexiest Women 2008" poll, and having appeared on the cover of various international women's magazines including Vogue, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar. Longoria has also starred in films such as Harsh Times (2005), The Sentinel (2006) and Over Her Dead Body (2008).
Eva Jacqueline Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, the youngest of four daughters born to Mexican-Americans Enrique Longoria, Jr. and Ella Eva Mireles. The first of Longoria’s ancestors to arrive in the New World came from Spain in 1603. She was raised Roman Catholic.
She received her Bachelor of
Meagan Yvonne Tandy (born May 3, 1985) is an American actress and model. She was Miss California USA 2007 who was one of 5 finalists competing for the Miss USA title in 2007. She placed 8th in swimsuit which advanced her to the top 10 and then placed 4th in evening gown, which gave her enough points to make the top 5. She finished as 3rd runner up to Rachel Smith, Miss Tennessee USA 2007 and Miss USA 2007. Tandy is currently playing Lulu Pope on the ABC Family show Jane By Design.
Tandy, born in Fremont, California and raised in Fontana, graduated from Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga in 2003. She is a student at Chaffey College, and is the first student from this school to win the Miss California USA title.
Tandy won the Miss California USA 2007 title in a state pageant held in San Rafael, California on October 15, 2006. It was her second attempt at the title, as she has placed fourth runner-up to Tamiko Nash the year previously. Her sister titleholder, Kylee Lin of San Rafael also placed fourth runner-up in last years competition. Tandy also won the Best Swimsuit Award in the 2007 Miss California USA pageant.
Tandy competed in the Miss USA 2007 pageant which was broadcast
Monica Anna Maria Bellucci (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmɔnika belˈluttʃi]; born 30 September 1964) is an Italian actress and fashion model.
Bellucci was born in Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy as the only child of Brunella Briganti and Luigi Bellucci, and she grew up in San Giustino.
Monica Bellucci began modeling at age 13 by posing for a local photo enthusiast.
In 1988, Bellucci moved to one of Europe's fashion centers, Milan, where she signed with Elite Model Management. By 1989, she was becoming prominent as a fashion model in Paris and across the Atlantic, in New York City. She posed for Dolce & Gabbana and French Elle, among others. In that year, Bellucci made the transition to acting and began taking acting classes. The February 2001 Esquire's feature on Desire featured Bellucci on the cover and in an article on the five senses. In 2003, she was featured in Maxim. Men's Health also named her one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time", ranking her at No. 21. AskMen named her the number one most desirable woman in 2002.
Bellucci's modelling career is managed by Elite+ in New York City. She is considered an Italian sex symbol. From 2006 to 2010 she was the face of a range of
Fabiana Tambosi (born July 2, 1982) is a Brazilian fashion model who has worked for numerous cosmetics companies, such as Clarins, Elizabeth Arden, Sephora, Sedal, and Almay. Tambosi has been featured in campaigns for major fashion clients such as Guess and Tommy Hilfiger, Brazilian brands such as Forum, Triton and Spezzato, and appeared in the Victoria's Secret catalog.
She has appeared on international covers of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire, and Nova Beleza, and worked with the top photographers Mario Testino, Raphael Mazucco, Ellen Von Unwerth, Alexi Lubomirski and Kenneth Willardt..
Tambosi was born in São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She currently lives in New York City with fellow models Aline Nakashima and Michelle Alves.
Heidi Cortez (born March 11, 1981) is an American entrepreneur (actress, model, producer, and writer). In November 2005, Cortez was hired by Howard Stern to be the radio host and co-writer on his Sirius XM satellite channel. On the show, Cortez would read comical, saucy bedtime stories to the listeners at the end of the day. As of August 2006, the show was canceled.
She released her first book Heidi’s Bedtime Stories on November 7, 2006, through Simon & Schuster. The book immediately made the Barnes & Noble's Best Sellers List. In June 2007, the book was published again in paperback.
Her acting and modeling career took off internationally in print, including Maxim Magazine, and several TV commercials, and music videos. In 2007–2008 Cortez was cast and appeared on the hit American reality television show Sunset Tan on the E! Network for two seasons.
Cortez owns Cabana Tans in Reno, which is one of the largest tanning salons in northern Nevada. She currently resides in Los Angeles. Heidi has created and manages the website www.ThePerfectStory.com. She also involves herself in many charities such as Social Vibe and Direct Relief International.
Kay O'Hara is a Canadian pinup glamour model, born and currently residing in Toronto, ON. Kay has been named among the Top 10 Modern Pinups in an article published by AskMen.com defining the 10 most influential pinups in the genre today . A pin-up girl, Kay's image has been painted in over 200 pinup artworks and is muse for a number of internationally acclaimed pinup and contemporary artists, including Jack Henslee, Kim Harlow, Barbara Jensen, Lorenzo DiMauro, Monte Moore, Susan Heidi, and Jessica Dougherty. Kay has also been rendered in art by Jon Hul and will be included in the new "Jon Hul Sexy Art Book" scheduled for release end of 2008. Kay's classic pinup images may be seen in print and calendars, most recently, Kay was chosen as the sole Canadian pinup representative for the German-based Pinup Animal Rescue 2009 Project . Kay's image is featured as the Miss April, Miss May, Miss September, and Miss October Pinup in the sold-out marketing campaign for Eidos Battlestations: Midway PC and X-Box game and will also be featured in the 2009 campaign (currently in production). See Kay as the "Teacher" card in the popular Wench board game , drawn by artist Monte Micheal Moore
Lauren Pierce Bush Lauren (born June 25, 1984) is a fashion model and designer. She is the daughter of Neil Bush and Sharon Bush (née Smith). She is the niece of former President George W. Bush and the granddaughter of former President George H. W. Bush.
Bush was born in Colorado. She attended high school at Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas, as did her sister Ashley, and brother Pierce. She studied fashion design at BEBE and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a B.A. in Anthropology and an certificate in Photography. She was a member of The Ivy Club, one of Princeton's eleven eating clubs.
Standing at 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m), Bush is signed with the Elite Model Management. She has been featured on the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair magazine and frequently modeled for Tommy Hilfiger as well as for Abercrombie & Fitch and designers Gai Mattiolo and Isaac Mizrahi. She was an intern on the television sitcom Friends and had a cameo in one episode, and interned alongside Ashley Olsen with designer Zac Posen. Bush traveled to Chad in 2005 as a Student Ambassador for the World Food Program.
Lauren Bush recently launched a
Lindsay Marie Ellingson (born November 19, 1984 in California) is an American fashion model. She has modeled for Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Proenza Schouler, Valentino, Christian Dior, and others. Ellingson was discovered at a ProScout event that she attended in Orange County, California.
Ellingson first walked the runway in the Spring/Summer 2005 ready-to-wear shows. She has walked in numerous shows including Shiatzy Chen, Blumarine, Chanel, Christian Dior, John Galliano, Gucci, Valentino, Lacoste, Victorias Secret, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Giorgio Armani. Her campaigns include Moschino, DKNY, MAC, Dolce and Gabbana, Charles David, H&M, and Tommy Hilfiger. She has graced the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, D Magazine, GQ and L'Officiel internationally and has appeared in the pages of Allure, Flair, V, and i-D as well.
She has been walking for Victoria's Secret for 5 straight years. Ellingson and Emanuela de Paula were chosen to be spokeswomen for "Body by Victoria" by Victoria's Secret alongside Alessandra Ambrosio and Marisa Miller; she was also a featured model in the 2010 Victoria's Secret "SWIM" catalog. She is currently listed
Marian Rivera (born Marian Gracia Rivera on August 12, 1984 in Madrid, Spain) is a Filipina commercial model and actress, known for her roles in Marimar, Dyesebel, Darna, and Amaya. As a recording artist, Rivera has released two studio albums: the platinum hits Marian Rivera Dance Hits and Retro Crazy. She has also starred in movies that have grossed more than PhP 100 million at the box-office such as: My Bestfriend's Girlfriend, You to Me Are Everything, and Panday 2.
Marian Rivera was born in Madrid, Spain to Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso, a Spaniard and Amalia Rivera, a Filipina from Cavite. After her parents separated, her mother brought her to the Philippines where she grew up most of her life. She later finished AB Psychology in De La Salle University Dasmariñas.
Rivera first starred in afternoon soap operas for TAPE Inc. and GMA Network including Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako, Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat and Pinakamamahal. She was then featured in Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues. Later, GMA Network cast her in a mother role for the afternoon Philippine-Malaysian drama Muli.
Rivera formally signed a contract in GMA Network, Inc. and starred the title role
Parinya Charoenphol or Parinya Kiatbusaba (born June 9, 1981), more popularly known as Nong Thoom, Nong Toom or Nong Tum (Thai: น้องตุ้ม ปริญญา เจริญผล), is arguably the best-known kathoey in Thailand. She is a former Muay Thai (Thai boxing) champion and has also worked as a model and actress.
As a child, she was already aware of her female gender-identity. After a short period as a Buddhist monk, she started to train as a boxer, and eventually joined a boxing camp in Chonburi. Her goal was to make enough money to support her poor parents and to pay for a sex-change operation.
Her public life began in February 1998, with a victory in Bangkok's Lumpini Boxing Stadium, the center of the Muay Thai world. The Thai media were understandably intrigued by the novelty and incongruity of a make-up wearing 16-year-old kathoey, or "lady boy", defeating and then kissing a larger, more muscular opponent.
Although the Thai government had previously blocked kathoey athletes from participating in the national volleyball team for fear of negative reaction from the rest of the world, the Muay Thai establishment embraced Nong Toom, and tourism officials promoted her as "indicative of the wonders to
Shanna Lynn Moakler (born March 28, 1975) is an American model, actress, reality television star and a former beauty queen. She was the winner of the Miss New York USA pageant in 1995 and was originally the first runner-up at Miss USA 1995. She was later crowned Miss USA after Chelsi Smith won Miss Universe. Moakler began modeling at age 15 and was later chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in December 2001. She hosted E!'s Bridalplasty during its two-month run in 2010/2011.
Moakler eventually branched out into an acting career, appearing as a regular for two seasons on the USA Network television series Pacific Blue in 1998, and in 2005 she starred as herself on the reality television series Meet the Barkers with her then husband Travis Barker, drummer in the rock band Blink-182. The series aired for two seasons on MTV. Moakler's private life has been much discussed in the media, including her relationship with rock singer Billy Idol, as well as her relationships with Olympic champion boxer Oscar de la Hoya and Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid.
Moakler currently serves as co-producer of the Miss California USA, Miss New Hampshire USA and Miss New York USA state
Shannon Rae Bex (born March 22, 1980) is an American singer, professional dancer, and a former member of the musical group Danity Kane.
The group was founded by P. Diddy through the MTV reality television series Making the Band 3. Danity Kane's debut album debuted at #1 on August 22, 2006, as did their second album Welcome to the Dollhouse on March 18, 2008. Shannon is currently recording/writing her solo country album which will be released late 2012.
Bex was born in Gresham, Oregon, and has an older brother. She started dancing at the age of six and began training in ballet. A year later, she danced in The Nutcracker under James Canfield for the Oregon Ballet Theatre. It was not until the age of twelve that Bex started to train in other styles of dance like lyrical, modern, and jazz. Her family moved to Bend, Oregon for her high school years, where she attended Mountain View High School. In school, Bex was involved in drama, dance team, and choir. At nineteen, Bex learned more about performing with a group when she was a Portland Trail Blazers cheerleader.
Bex danced and sang for five seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers. She appeared on the 2003 series Fame, finishing as the
Udita Goswami (Hindi: उदिता गोस्वामी; born 9 February 1984) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films.
Goswami was born in Dehradun, Uttarakhand to a father from Assam and a mother from Shillong, Meghalaya. She was educated in Dehradun where she studied at the D.A.V. Public School until class 8. She also studied at Maa Anandmayi Memorial school.
Goswami began her career as a model working for brands such as Pepsi, Titan Watches and Nokia among others. She then made her jump into acting making her debut in the 2003 Bollywood film, Paap directed by Pooja Bhatt. Her next film Zeher, which also starred Emraan Hashmi and Shamita Shetty, was her breakthrough role and she became a well known face in the industry. Her role was that of a femme fatale. She also appeared in the movie Aksar opposite Dino Morea.
She was featured with Upen Patel in Ahmed Khan's music video of the remix of Kya Khoob Lagti Ho.
Wilhelmina Cooper (née Behmenburg; May 1, 1939 – March 1, 1980) was a model who began with Ford Models and, at the peak of her success, founded her own agency, Wilhelmina Models, in New York City in 1967.
Born Wilhelmina Behmenburg in Culemborg, the Netherlands, she was known professionally simply as "Wilhelmina," or "Willy" to intimates. She moved with her family to Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1954. She became one of the most famous models of the 1950s and 1960s. During her career as a model she was on the cover of 255 magazines. She also holds the record for most covers on American Vogue, appearing 27 or 28 times.
According to her obituary in TIME magazine:
During her cover-girl days, Wilhelmina boasted that she was "one of the few high-fashion models built like a woman." So she was. With her 5 ft. 11 in., 38-24-36 frame, doe eyes, delicate cheekbones and mane of high-piled dark hair, she epitomized the classical, aristocratic look that she helped to make the style standard of the 1950s and '60s...
In 1965 she married Bruce Cooper, former executive producer of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. In 1967 they founded Wilhelmina Models, which became the other leading model
Cynthia Dawn "Cindy" Margolis (born October 1, 1965) is an American glamour spokesmodel and actress.
Margolis was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Karyn O. (née Cleere) and William C. Margolis. According to an interview in Playboy, her career began with a business class project on greeting cards at the California State University at Northridge, where she produced cards with a photograph of herself wearing lingerie and including her phone number.
Margolis was raised Jewish and was married to restaurateur Guy Starkman. Following in-vitro fertility treatment, she gave birth to son Nicholas Isaac in 2002. Their twin daughters Sabrina and Sierra were born in 2005 with the incubation of a surrogate mother. Margolis and her husband separated in 2008.
Her modeling career took off when agents started asking about the woman on the cards. She has modeled in advertising for companies such as Reebok, Vidal Sassoon, Coors, Frederick's of Hollywood, Hanes, and Sunkist. She was Miss Makita Power Tools 1986 and did appearances at woodworking trade shows.
Among late night television viewers, she is best known as an infomercial co-presenter including work with Tony Robbins and Don
Kayleigh Emma Pearson (born 25 June 1985 in Bath, England) is a former model who is most famous for winning FHM's second High Street Honey competition, in 2003. She hails from Worcestershire and grew up in Bewdley. She is represented by International Model Management. Kayleigh was named after the Marillion song "Kayleigh" when it was top of the charts in 1985, which her mother heard on the radio while in hospital after giving birth to Pearson.
Pearson attended the Bewdley High School and went on to study sports science at University College Worcester. She is a qualified and keen gymnast; she taught gymnastics at the age of 11 and is also qualified to run her own gym.
Pearson was the winner of FHM's (For Him Magazine) High Street Honeys competition in 2003, after Kayleigh sent a picture of herself to FHM. Her audition photo had been originally taken to send to her then-boyfriend, a soldier, to boost his morale while he was stationed in Iraq.
She was voted in FHM's list of the 100 Sexiest Women in 2004 (28), 2005 (56), 2006 (67) and 2007 (62).
Pearson released a single in 2004 with The Girls of FHM called "Do U Think I'm Sexy?" which reached No. 7 in the charts. Pearson released
Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova (Russian: Наталья Михайловна Водянова, pronunciation Nataľja Mikhajlovna Vodjanova; born 28 February 1982) is a Russian model and philanthropist who currently resides in Paris. In 2012, she came in 3rd on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $8.6 million in one year.
Born in Gorky, Soviet Union (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 she was a toddler, and she did not have any further contact with him until after she had become famous.
At the age of 15, Vodianova enrolled in a modelling academy. By the age of 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
Vanessa Hessler (Rome, January 21, 1988) is a North American-Italian model and actress. A model since she was 15, Hessler has appeared in many publications throughout Italy and Germany.
Hessler was born to John, an American, and Gabriella, an Italian. She lived in Rome until she was 8, then moved to Washington DC, her father's birthplace. She lived in Rockville, MD in her early teenage years. In 2002 she returned to Italy. She speaks Italian, English and French.
She worked for Donna sotto le stelle and Notte Mediterranea, both on TV. In 2004, she was chosen for a Korff's advertising campaign and for Alta Roma Alta Moda, the Rome fashion week.
She lives in Rome and Washington, and appeared in commercials for Baby Star, Nara Camicie and Gilli.
Hessler planned to work in television, and in early 2006 she wanted to replace Alessia Marcuzzi to host Le Iene, but lost to Cristina Chiabotto.
Hessler has appeared in advertising for GUESS, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, L'Oréal, and Ferrero SpA.
In March 2006, she made her debut as a TV show host at the Festival di Sanremo with Claudia Cedro, Francesca Lancini, and Marta Cecchetto.
Hessler was the face of the DSL brand "Alice" in Germany (a
Worarat Suwannarat, also known as Emma Suwannarat, Thai: วรรัตน์ สุวรรณรัตน์, (born Emma Masterson, January 22, 1977 in Thailand) is a Thai actress, model, host and the Miss Asia Pacific 1997 titleholder. She was the first runner up in the 1997 Miss Thailand pageant winning the public vote as the most popular contestant that year.
Worarat Suwannarat was born in Bangkok, Thailand to an Irish father and a Thai mother.
She graduated from Assumption Business Administration College, Thailand. And holds a Master of Arts, GPA 3.9, in European Studies from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and a Master of Philosophy, upper 2:1 honors in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
In 1997, she represented Thailand at the 1997 Miss Asia Pacific pageant held in Davao City, Philippines and won the competition becoming the third Thai woman ever to capture this prestigious title. The competition judges voted unanimously for Suwannarat after her performance in the final Q and A. In addition to winning the crown she was the recipient of the Close Up Smile award. After winning the pageant Worarat worked as an actress and hosted travel show Sawasdee Bangkok and talk
Daria Werbowy (Ukrainian: Дарія Вербова, Dariya Verbova; born November 19, 1983) is a Ukrainian Canadian model. She is perhaps best known as a spokesperson for the French beauty brand Lancôme.
Although born in Kraków, Poland, Werbowy holds both Canadian and Ukrainian citizenship. When she was three years old, Werbowy's Ukrainian parents moved to Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has a brother named Orest and sister Oksana. At age fourteen, Werbowy was 5'11", willowy and sporting braces. She attended St. Sofia Ukrainian Catholic Elementary School and Cawthra Park Secondary School as a visual arts student.
Werbowy has been romantically linked to Josh Hartnett.
She is an avid sailor and spent three months in 2008 sailing across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. In 2011, she embarked on a two-month expedition from Guatemala, travelling around Central America to Costa Rica.
Werbowy had never seriously considered modeling, but found herself launched into the business after meeting a schoolmate's mother who headed Toronto's Susan J. Model & Talent Management. At age 14, Werbowy won a national modelling contest.
After switching to Elite Model Management,
Doutzen Kroes (IPA: [ˌdɔu̯tsən ˈkrus]; born 23 January 1985) is a Dutch model and actress, who is currently one of the Victoria's Secret Angels. She started working for the brand in 2004 and became an Angel in 2008. She is currently on contract with L'Oreal.
Kroes was born in the village of Eastermar (Dutch: Oostermeer), in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands to a Frisian family. As a young girl, Kroes aspired to be a professional speed skater.
Kroes described herself as a "tomboy" in her youth, though in 2003, she applied to modeling agency Paparazzi Model Management in Holland when older. The agency sent her to New York City, and after being cast a few times by Victoria's Secret, they asked her to try out as an "angel." When she moved to New York from the Netherlands, she had never heard of the brand before.
Kroes has been featured on the covers of Time, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, W, Avantgarde, Dazed & Confused, and Numéro. She also appears regularly in the Victoria's Secret catalog and walked the runway of the company's fashion show in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011. Kroes's campaigns include Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace,
Bess Myerson (born July 16, 1924 in the Bronx, New York) became the first Jewish woman to win the Miss America pageant in 1945. She appeared on various television shows in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s, she was involved in New York City politics.
While competing in beauty pageants, Myerson refused, despite entreaties, to use a pseudonym that "sounded less Jewish." She faced prejudice even after winning the Miss America title, with many sponsors and events long associated with the pageant refusing to deal with her. She later campaigned for civil rights, in particular, working with the Anti-Defamation League.
In 1954, Myerson was a panelist on The Name's the Same, a television game show. From 1958 through 1967, she was a panelist on I've Got a Secret. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Myerson enjoyed a successful television career as a TV personality, actress and commercial pitchwoman for myriad popular products.
She married Allen Wayne, a doll company executive, in October 1946. They had one daughter, Barbara, before divorcing. Her second marriage was to Arnold Grant.
Myerson was New York City's first Commissioner of Consumer Affairs (under Mayor John Lindsay), later
Fabiana Semprebom (born May 26, 1984 in Londrina, Paraná, Brazil) is a Brazilian fashion model. She is the daughter of a Brazilian father and an Italian-American mother. She is represented by Louisa Models, Supreme, Ford Models (New York/LA), Mega Models (São Paulo), 1st Option Model Management (Copenhagen), Women Management (Milan), Ford Models Europe (Paris). She was discovered by an agent from São Paulo while she was shopping at a local mall.
In 2010 she walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Park Han-Byul (born November 17, 1984) is a South Korean actress and model.
As a student at Anyang Art High School, Park posted photographs of herself on the internet, becoming an online celebrity due to her close physical resemblance to actress Jun Ji-hyun. After being signed by an entertainment agency, she made her acting debut in the 2003 horror film Wishing Stairs, her part requiring her to learn ballet over a two month period of rigorous training.
Having since appeared in a succession of television drama series, Park returned to the big screen with a role in the 2008 film Fate. Her next project will be a film titled Yoga School.
In June 2009, K-pop singer Seven acknowledged on his website that he and Park had been in a relationship for seven years, with the couple having first met when they were seniors in high school. Seven had previously denied rumours that they were a couple in order to protect Park's privacy and let the relationship grow naturally.
Maria Gregersen (born December 21, 1983 in Århus) is a Danish fashion model.
She is the model in the 2006 adverts for Lacoste Inspiration perfume (the "She's a Lady" advert). She has appeared on the covers of the magazines: Costume, Marie Claire, ELLE, Madame, and Eurowoman.
Nauheed Cyrusi (Hindi: नौहीद सॆरुसी) is an Indian model, VJ and actress. The meaning of her name is "Venus"
Nauheed was born on 19 October 1982 to a Parsee Zorastrian Family in Mumbai. She studied in J.B. Vacha School, and graduated from Jai Hind College and Basant Singh Institute of Science, Churchgate, Mumbai, and is pursuing M.Com through correspondence.
Nauheed originally wanted to take to traveling by becoming an Air Hostess, but after modeling for three years, she decided to become an actor.
While in school she accompanied her friend to an audition and at the age of 14 she appeared in an advertisement for Dhara Refined Oil. Subsequently she went on to appear in Head & Shoulders, Britannia Little Hearts Biscuits, Ayurvedic Concepts (now Himalaya) advertisements.
Nauheed started her career as a model, featuring in many music videos. Piya Basanti being a memorable one, which brought her to the attention of Bollywood producers.Nauheed has appeared in many advertisements on television as well as the print media.
She was associated with EverYuth Orange Peel-Off Skin Vitaliser and was a craze among girls across the country.
She made her film debut in Padam Kumar's Supari, starring
Yasmine Amanda Bleeth (born June 14, 1968) is an American actress. Her television roles include Caroline Holden in the long-running series Baywatch and Lee Anne Demerest on the soap opera One Life to Live.
Bleeth was born in New York City, the daughter of Carina, a model, and Philip Bleeth, a business proprietor. Her father Philip is Jewish of Russian and German descent, her late mother Carina was of French and Algerian descent. Her earliest known acting role was in a Johnson & Johnson's No More Tears baby shampoo television commercial at age 10 months in 1969. At the age of six, she appeared on Candid Camera. Later that year she appeared in a Max Factor cosmetic advertising campaign with model Cristina Ferrare. Her work in this campaign caught the eye of fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo, who subsequently included her and her mother in his book entitled Scavullo Women.
Total Film magazine quoted Bleeth stating: "When I was a girl I used to have to force boys to kiss me. My toughest friend had to hold them down." She has also stated that she was popular with the boys, and that female classmates had beat her up as a result.
Bleeth starred in her first movie in 1980 at the age
Angela Kay "Angie" Everhart (born September 6 or 7, 1969; accounts differ is an American actress and former fashion model.
Everhart was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of homemaker Ginnie and engineer Bob Everhart.
As a teen, Everhart became a cover model for such fashion magazines as Elle and Glamour. She appeared in several issues of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, starting in 1995. Everhart posed nude for a cover-featured pictorial in the February 2000 issue of Playboy. She was ranked #98 on the FHM 100 Sexiest Women of 2003.
Everhart made her film debut in 1993 with the Arnold Schwarzenegger action-comedy Last Action Hero. She has since appeared in such features as Tales From the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (1996), Denial (1998), Trigger Happy (1996), and Gunblast Vodka (2000).
Other movies she has appeared in include Jade (1995), and Executive Target (1997), More recent roles include Another 9½ Weeks (1997), Sexual Predator (2001), Bare Witness (2001), Wicked Minds (2002), Payback (2006), Bigfoot (2008), and Take Me Home Tonight (2011).
She has also appeared on reality television. In 2004, she appeared in Celebrity Mole: Yucatan, in which she was the
Gisele Caroline Bündchen (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒiˈzɛli ˈbĩtʃẽ], German pronunciation: [gi:zɛlə ˈbʏndçn̩]; born 20 July 1980) is a Brazilian fashion model and occasional film actress. She is the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. In the late 1990s, Bündchen became the first in a wave of Brazilian models to find international success. In 1999, Vogue magazine dubbed her "The Return of the Sexy Model" and she was credited with ending the "heroin chic" era of modeling. Bündchen was one of Victoria's Secret Angels from 2000 until mid-2007. Since 2004, she has been the highest-paid model in the world and the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment industry (as of 2007) with an estimated $150 million fortune.
Models Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell have stated that Bündchen is the only true remaining "supermodel" and according to Forbes she may become the world's first ever billionaire supermodel. In June 2011, Forbes magazine estimated that Bundchen's total earnings over the last 10 years have passed the $250 million mark. As an occasional actress, she had supporting roles in Taxi (2004) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006). From 2000 to 2005,
Karen Denise Aubert (born December 6, 1978) who usually goes by K.D. Aubert is a successful American actress and fashion model.
Aubert was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and is of African-American and Louisiana Creole (African American, Native American, and French) descent, describing herself as "African-American with a dash of Creole". She grew up in California attended San Diego State University, where she played on the Aztec softball team.
She was discovered working behind the make-up counter at Macy's. She has modeled for Victoria's Secret, Noxzema, Frederick's of Hollywood, Escada and many more. She co-hosted MTV's Kidnapped and has gone on to star in several films and music videos.
Aubert is also one of the four original Fantanas, a female group of spokesmodels appearing in TV commercials for the soft drink Fanta. She was the Strawberry Fanta. She is featured with her fellow Fantanas in the Maxim magazine online girl gallery and was ranked #91 and #97 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2003 and 2004, respectively. She has also been in a commercial for Bacardi, Miller Lite, Go Daddy, and Cola.
Kelly Madison (born August 26, 1967) is an American pornographic actress, director, producer, and Internet pornography entrepreneur. Madison runs a production company, 413 Productions, with her husband Ryan.
Inspired by her cousin's (Janine Lindemulder) highly successful porn career, Kelly Madison and her younger, graphic designer husband (see Personal life) started an internet porn business. It started as just a personal website, due to initial concerns that she had never posed nude before, and that she was starting in the business at a much higher-than-typical age (in adult entertainment, women can be considered to be 'too old' by their mid- or late-20s).
After the initial success of the website, they expanded into producing and filming pornographic DVDs starring other performers. Their company was called 413 Productions, after the street address of the warehouse they rented for filming. The PornFidelity web site and a matching DVD line grew out of some threesome scenes with the couple and women whom Madison brought home. The couple divided the business responsibilities: Ryan handled the production company; editing and photographing; web hosting; programming; advertising; and
Rosanna Walls (born Rosa Ana Pérez Walls, November 14, 1975, Santa Cruz de Tenerife) is a Spanish actress and model.
Walls is of Cuban and Arab and English descent. Her career started at the age of 13, when she was selected for a Fast Ferry commercial with Fred Olsen. Her first movie appearance occurred in 1997 in Airbag by Juanma Bajo Ulloa.
She studied at Escuela de Actores de Canarias in Tenerife, and in addition to Spanish, speaks Italian and English fluently.
Walls has appeared on magazine covers such as Man, Interviu, Sie7e, Aqui, and Semana
Tamara Knausz (in Hungarian: Knausz Tamara) (born in Győr, Hungary) is a 25 year old Hungarian American actress and model. She emigrated to the United States in the summer of 1999 and currently resides in New York City.
She also has a Howcast Channel where she mostly explains how to prepare coctails and drinks.
Tina Louise (born February 11, 1934) is an American actress, singer, and author. She is best known for her role as the movie star Ginger Grant on the television situation comedy Gilligan's Island (1964–1967).
Tatiana (Tina) Josivovna Chernova Blacker was born in New York City to a Jewish family. She was raised by her mother, Betty Horn Myers (1916–2011), a fashion model. Her father, Joseph Blacker, was a candy store owner in Brooklyn and later an accountant. The name "Louise" was supposedly added during her senior year in high school when she mentioned to her drama teacher that she was the only girl in the class without a middle name. He immediately picked the name "Louise" and it stuck. She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. At the age of 17, Louise began studying acting, singing and dancing. During her early acting years, she was offered modeling jobs and appeared on the cover of several pinup magazines such as Adam, Sir! and Modern Man. Her later pictorials for Playboy (May 1958, April 1959) were arranged by Columbia Pictures studio in an effort to further promote the young actress. Her acting debut came in 1952 in the Bette Davis musical revue Two's Company, followed by
Annabel Giles (born 20 May 1959) has been a model, a television and radio presenter, an actress, a comedienne and a novellist during her career (1982–present).
Highlights from those careers include an exclusive contract with Max Factor, being a regular reporter on Loose Ends and starring in several pantomimes. Her one-woman show at the Edinburgh Festival, called Looking for Mr.Giles, was a sellout. She is also a Penguin author; her first novel, Birthday Girls reached No 6 in the Sunday Times Best Seller List of October 2001 and sold 120, 000 copies that year. She later released Crossing the Paradise Line in 2003 and followed this up with, The Defrosting of Charlotte Small, in spring 2006.
Giles has had a varied career in television and radio. In the 1990s she was the presenter of ITV's Posh Frocks and New Trousers. She has been a panelist on many game shows ranging from Have I Got News for You to Shooting Stars, was a regular on Through the Keyhole and has appeared twice on BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute. On Noel Edmonds' House Party she famously guessed a Gotcha! before it had even started.
Annabel Claire Giles was born in Griffithstown, near Pontypool, Monmouthshire. She is the
Gabrielle De La Merced (born June 10, 1982) better known as Gaby, is a Filipina Formula Three racecar driver, model and TV personality.
Gabrielle Chanel “Gaby” Dela Merced (born June 10, 1982) took public interest when she became one of the few Filipinas to dominate the Asian Formula 3 circuit. She is the only Filipina who competed in the full season of the series and her efforts to a 1st Runner-up placing in the Philippine National Formula championship. Gaby appeared in a shampoo commercial that highlighted Filipinas with “power, brain and beauty.” According to Gaby she was willing to try any sport to join the Olympics and when she got into motor sports, she knew this was her true calling. “Racing gives me a big sense of freedom, the world is yours, kaya mo lahat-lahat."She mentioned that even though she came from a broken family, she doesn't show any signs of it, because she believes "life exists to make people happy.”Aside from racing, Gaby is a bonafide sports enthusiast. She also plays flag football and ultimate disc when she has the time. During her younger years, she was a part of the basketball team of her school both in grade school and high school. She has 3 older
Han Hyo-joo / 한효주 (born February 22, 1987) is a popular South Korean actress. In her drama's Shining Inheritance also known as Brilliant Legacy (2009) that placed HAN over other top actresses. HAN played the cute female lead (main story) who falls in love with the son (Lee Seung Gi) of a wealthy conglomerate family. The TV drama broke the watershed viewer rating of 40% and left its mark as the most popular TV drama of 2009. HAN continued her success with playing in the historical drama Dong Yi (2010). she is very special, cause popular south korean director's Lee Byung-hoon (who directed Jewel in the Palace) chose her directly without casting. HAN played as Dong Yi (main story). Her drama Dong Yi got 26,6% viewer rating it makes Dong Yi rank 1 during airing in south korea, such Brilliant Legacy first. In her first feature film Always (2011). Always had been amazing movie caused chosen as The Opening film of 2011 16th Busan International Film Festival. She is to appear in a historical film Masquerade also known as Gwanghae (2012) as the Queen, the film was going to be so popular cause Masquerade is expected to reach 10 million more viewers. Masquerade was a top-grossing Korean film
Mugdha Godse (Marathi: मुग्धा गोडसे; born 26 July 1986) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. A former model, Godse was a semi-finalist at the Femina Miss India 2004 competition. She made her acting debut in Madhur Bhandarkar's 2008 film, Fashion. She was one of the judges in a Marathi reality show, Marathi Paul Padte Pudhe. Mugdha completed her B.Com from Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Commerce, Pune.
Mugdha was born in a small middle-class family in Pune, Maharastra. She has one sister named Madhura. During her early days, Godse sold oil and only earned Rs. 100 a day. She then started working out in the gym and participated in local beauty contests. In 2002, she participated and won the Gladrags Mega Model Hunt. In 2004, Godse took part in the biggest modeling contest in India, the Femina Miss India contest.
She has to her credit the Airtel commercial where she shared screen space with Shah Rukh Khan and the Close-Up commercial among the many she has done so far. She has spent over five years in the modelling field, doing press ads, music videos, commercials and walking the runway at national and international ramps. She appears in one of the lead roles in the
Stephanie Michelle Seymour (born July 23, 1968) is an American model and actress. Seymour has modeled for many notable fashion magazines and designers and has posed for several well-known photographers including Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Gilles Bensimon and Mario Testino.
Born in San Diego, California, the middle child of a California real estate-developer father and hairstylist mother, Seymour started her modeling career working for local newspapers and department stores in her hometown at the age of 14. In 1983, she was a finalist at the inaugural Elite Model Management Look of the Year modeling contest (now called Elite Model Look).
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Seymour appeared in numerous issues of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and on the cover of Vogue as well. During the same period, Seymour was a primary lingerie and hosiery model for the relatively new Victoria's Secret company in its mail-order catalogs and retail stores. In March 1991, and again in February 1993, Seymour posed for Playboy.
In 1998, she wrote Stephanie Seymour's Beauty Secrets for Dummies. She was presented on the November 1999 Millennium cover of American Vogue as one of the "Modern
Audrey Marnay (born October 14, 1980 in Chartres, France) is an actress and model.
Audrey Marnay began modeling at the age of fifteen and has since appeared on magazine covers such as Vogue and Elle, and in advertisements from Versace to Calvin Klein. She has been photographed by photographers like Steven Meisel, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Paolo Roversi and Peter Lindbergh. She had her acting debut in March 2006, playing the role of Laetitia in Bunker Paradise.
Audrey is engaged to actor/script-writer Virgile Bramly. She has two sons, Amaël (born 2000) and Aidyn (born 2003), with her ex-boyfriend event producer Alexander de Betak.
Christa Campbell (born December 7, 1972) is an American actress who started her career in softcore pornography, and later broke into horror films. She had roles in films including 2001 Maniacs, Wicker Man, and Day of the Dead.
Campbell played leading roles in Hero Wanted, Lies & Illusions and Finding Bliss. Finding Bliss was at Slamdance 2009, and premiered at the Gen Art Film Festival in New York.
In 2009 Campbell finished her first family film, Cool Dog, a remake of the classic Rin Tin Tin. She appeared in the psychological thriller Drive Angry, directed by Patrick Lussier. Campbell narrated with director Tim Sullivan and co-stars Lin Shaye, Ryan Fleming, Kevin Ogilvie and Bill Moseley his last film 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams on the Creation Entertainment Weekend of Horrors on 21 May 2010.
Esther Cañadas (born March 1, 1977 in Albacete) is a Spanish actress and model.
Originally, Cañadas wanted to pursue a career as a criminologist, but her mother persuaded her to give modeling a try.
Cañadas signed her first contract with the Take 2 Agency after winning a local competition for a teen magazine. She represented her country in a model search and was sent to South Africa. She then moved to Barcelona on her own to begin working.
Cañadas has walked the catwalk for many designers, including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Chanel, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Moschino, Custo Barcelona and Givenchy.
Cañadas made her feature film debut with an appearance as "Tyrol Anna Knutzhorn" in 1999 action/romance The Thomas Crown Affair, starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.
She moved to New York City in 1996 and has since appeared in campaigns for Atelier Versace, Gianfranco Ferré, Donna Karan, and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as appearing in the Victoria's Secret catalog. She is probably most known, however, for her appearances in DKNY ads. She has graced the cover of Mademoiselle, Marie Claire Italy, Mondo Uomo, as well as Vogue
Kristine DeBell (born December 10, 1954) is an American actress.
Born at Chatham, New York, DeBell began her career as a fashion model with Ford Models. She later moved into acting, debuting as the star of an X-rated film version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
She was on the April 1976 cover of Playboy, photographed by Suze Randall. She also appeared in the August 1976 Helmut Newton pictorial "200 Motels, or How I Spent My Summer Vacation", from which 11 original prints were sold at auctions of Playboy archives by Butterfields in 2002 for $21,075, and three by Christies in December 2003 for $26,290.
Subsequently, she moved to mainstream film and television. Her most prominent film roles included playing A.L., a camp counselor, alongside Bill Murray in the comedy Meatballs and Jackie Chan's girlfriend in The Big Brawl. She appeared in a number of television pilots through the 1980s, individual episodes and series, including The Young and the Restless, B. J. and the Bear and Night Court. Kristine then retired from acting, apparently to start a family (her Twitter profile indicates she is a mother).
According to her Twitter feed (username 'kristinedebell'), she is back in Los
Marcus Lodewijk Schenkenberg van Mierop better known as Marcus Schenkenberg, (born August 4, 1968), is a Swedish model. He was born in Solna (Stockholm County) and has dual citizenship of both Sweden and the Netherlands. Schenkenberg, best known for his Calvin Klein advertisements in the early 1990s, is also an actor, singer, writer, and TV personality. He has been modelling for 20 years, and is still the highest paid male model. In 2009 he lent his name to a range of eponymously labelled products, that include fragrances, cosmetics, jewellery, a fitness DVD and a bodywear-collection.
Schenkenberg is best known for his Calvin Klein advertisements. He has also modelled for Versace, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan and Iceberg. In the past he has been signed to Storm Model Management in London, Wilhelmina Models, Success Models in Paris, Boss Models, and D' Management Group in Milan. His present agency is Ford Models and Soul Artist Management in New York.
Marcus Schenkenberg has also appeared mostly as himself in many episodes of different international TV shows, programs and series like V.I.P. (2001), As the World Turns, Stacked (2005), on VH1's fourth season of The Surreal Life or One
Petra Němcová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtra ˈɲɛmtsovaː]; born 24 June 1979 in Karviná, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) is a Czech model, television host, author, and philanthropist. Injured in Thailand by a tsunami resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, while her fiancé the photographer Simon Atlee was killed, Němcová is the founder and chair of the Happy Hearts Fund.
Petra Němcová was born June 24, 1979 in the then Communist-state of Czechoslovakia. She grew up in Karviná in the Moravian–Silesian Region with her sister Olga.
Scouted on the streets of Prague by NEXT Model Management, upon signing she moved to Milan, Italy. After winning the 1995 Czech Elite Model Look, she returned to Milan where her career flourished.
She has featured in campaigns for: Benetton, Bulgari, Cartier, Clarins, Cortefiel, Dirk Bikkembergs, Fortunoff, Graff, Hewlett Packard/Intel, HS, Intimissimi, John Lewis, Lancaster, La Perla, La Senza, Maidenform, Max Factor, Pantene Pro-V, Passport, Playtex, Rampage, Schwarzkopf, Victoria's Secret, and Wild Orchid. Additionally, she has appeared on the covers of Madame Figaro, Elle, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Flare, Vegas, Glamour, FHM, and Sports
Ryan Starr (born Tiffany Ryan Montgomery; November 21, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She finished seventh on the season 1 of the talent search television series American Idol. She has since appeared in numerous movies and both reality and scripted television programs.
Starr was born into a middle-class family in Sunland, Los Angeles, California to Peruvian mother and white father.
Starr appeared during the audition rounds on the first season of American Idol, using her birth name. According to Simon Cowell's memoir I Don't Mean to be Rude, she was "cripplingly shy" at the audition, but "Paula [Abdul] saw some potential for stardom in her, and decided to mentor her." As a result, he claims, Montgomery became overly confident, changing her name to "Ryan Starr" by the next phase of the competition, dressing in flamboyant homemade outfits, and insisting on singing rock rather than the pop music he felt she was suited for.
Instead of the usual pop hits that other contestants were singing, Starr chose an unusual song, "The Frim Fram Sauce," in the first semi-final. She was the second singer from that group to be voted into the Top Ten. The following week, Starr was
Sakshi Tanwar (born 12 January 1973) is an Indian television and Bollywood actress. She is best known for playing the role of Parvati Agarwal and Priya Kapoor in the super hit television serials Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, both produced by Balaji Telefilms. She is one of the leading ladies of Indian Television. Sakshi's consequent continued patronage of the largely female audience of the show had been instrumental in creating a successful genre of tearjerker family dramas, which still continues in the Indian TV industry.
Her breakthrough show Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii enjoyed tremendous popularity during its original run from 2000 to 2008. And also at present, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain , which is often termed as her comeback show, is very popular in India as well as in abroad. She has appeared in various television sitcoms, reality shows & films of different genres. She has successfully established herself as a television actress.
Sakshi Tanwar was born in a middle-class family from Alwar, Rajasthan. Her father Rajendra Singh Tanwar is a retired CBI officer. She was educated in many Kendriya Vidyalayas (Central School) and graduated from Lady Shri Ram college in New
Shannon Lee Tweed (born March 10, 1957) is a Canadian actress and model. One of the most successful actresses of mainstream erotica, she is identified with the genre of the erotic thriller. Tweed lives with her husband Gene Simmons of the band Kiss and their two children.
Tweed was born in St John's, Newfoundland, to a mink rancher and was raised on a mink ranch in Markland. Shannon is one of seven children. She has four sisters, Tracy (born May 10, 1965), who is an actress, Sara Tweed, who lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and another sister, Kim. Shannon and Tracy shared the screen in the film Night Eyes 3, and have appeared nude together in a Playboy spread. Tracy occasionally makes appearances on Family Jewels. She also has two brothers, Lance and Jeff.
After their father was badly injured in a car crash, her mother was left to care for the children on her own while her father was recuperating. Eventually her mother had to sell the ranch to support her seven children. Mrs Tweed did not tell her husband that she had sold the ranch and when he found out, he divorced her. Shannon's mother moved the family to her home town of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Tweed attended Mount Royal
Kimberly Noel "Kim" Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) is an American socialite, reality television star, model and occasional actress. She is known for starring in Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the E! reality series that she shares with her family, and its spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
Prior to the development of her career as a reality television star, Kardashian gained notoriety as the subject of a sex tape that subsequently resulted in a court awarding her $5 million. She has been involved in the production of several lines of clothing and fragrances. In 2010, she was the highest earning reality star, with estimated earnings of $6 million. In August 2011, Kardashian married basketball player Kris Humphries in a widely publicized ceremony. In October 2011, Kardashian filed for divorce.
Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian and his wife Kris Kardashian (née Houghton). Her father was a third generation Armenian American. Her paternal great-grandparents, Sam and Harom Kardaschoff, were ethnic Armenian Molokan Jumpers from Karakale, Kars, Russian Empire (now Turkey). They migrated to the United States in
Inés Sastre (born November 21, 1973, Valladolid) is a Spanish model and actress.
Sastre's career started at the age of 12, when she was selected for a fast-food commercial with McDonald's. Her first movie appearance occurred in 1988 in El Dorado by Carlos Saura. In 1989, she was awarded the Look of the Year by the Elite Model Agency group. At that point in her life she was offered a career in modelling but she chose to continue her studies instead.
She studied at The Sorbonne in Paris, and in addition to Spanish, she speaks French, English and Italian fluently. In 1996, Sastre succeeded Isabella Rossellini as Lancôme's spokesmodel for its perfume, Trésor.
In 1997, before playing the role of Francesca Babini in Italian director Pupi Avati's movie Il testimone dello sposo, she became the Beauté Naturelle for having won the Prix de la mode in Paris' Fashion Awards. The following years saw her work with UNESCO and take part in a multitude of fashion design shows, and also taking part in numerous ads.
In 2000, Sastre achieved popularity in Italy as a presenter with Fabio Fazio at the Italian Music Festival di Sanremo.
Sastre married Alexandro Corrias in 2006 and together they had a son,
Karen Elson (born 14 January 1979) is a British model, singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Born in in Oldham, Lancashire, Karen Elson attended North Chadderton School in Chadderton as a child, with her twin sister, filmmaker Kate Elson.
She began working as a model as a teenager and was discovered at age 16 by the owner of Boss models in Manchester. Elson's success came when Steven Meisel shot her for the cover of Italian Vogue on her 18th birthday. She has worked with most of the world's major fashion photographers and fashion designers, including Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, Mert and Marcus, Steven Klein, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Meisel, Ellen Von Unwerth. She has walked the runways of many top designers including Marc Jacobs (which she did while pregnant), Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, YSL, Alexander McQueen, Dior, and Gucci. She has appeared in international campaigns for dozens of designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Christian Dior, Burberry and Chanel.
Her list of magazine covers include multiple international editions of Vogue as well as W, Dazed & Confused, Numéro, British Harper's
Aikaterine (Katia) Zygouli (Greek: Κάτια Ζυγούλη ), born July 4, 1978, is a Greek fashion model and occasional actress.
Zygouli has graced the covers of many international fashion magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Madame Figaro,Marie Claire, France's Elégance and Vogue. Her advertisement jobs include Longchamp,Jitrois,Nivea Pantene,Folli Follie and others. She has been represented by various fashion agencies around the world including Storm Models, IMG Paris, PS Model Management and NEXT Model Management.In 1996 she was the winner of the Elite Model Look competition.
She was voted model of the Year 2003 and 2004 (Greek: Μοντέλο της Χρονιάς) by the Greek "Women of the year" awards.
Zygouli was also one of the three finalists that ERT (Greek national broadcaster) considered as a potential co-host with Sakis Rouvas for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece. The one they chose was Greek-American TV presenter Maria Menounos.
In February 2010, the film Dangerous Cooking (Greek: Επικίνδυνες Mαγειρικές) premiered, which is based on the novel Les Liaisons Culinaires by Andreas Staikos. Zygouli plays the role of writer's ideal woman,beautiful and demanding "Nana" who is an art
Patricia "Patti" Elvina Hansen (born March 17, 1956) is an American model and actress.
Hansen, who is of Norwegian ancestry, was born and raised in the Tottenville section of Staten Island, New York. The youngest of six children, Hansen was discovered by photographer Peter Gert at age 14. After Gert took Hansen to a party hosted by former model and owner of the Wilhelmina Models modeling agency, Wilhelmina Cooper, Cooper signed the teen to her agency. Hansen soon moved to Manhattan, enrolled at the Professional Children's School in Manhattan (she would later drop out) and began landing modeling jobs.
During Hansen's modeling career, she appeared on the covers and in the pages of Seventeen, American Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Harper's Bazaar. She also had campaigns for Calvin Klein (for which she featured on a billboard in Times Square), Revlon, and André Courrèges. At the height of her fame, Hansen appeared on the December 1978 cover of Esquire, celebrating "The Year of the Lusty Woman".
In the early 1980s, Hansen stopped modeling and began acting. She appeared in only three feature films including the 1981 romantic comedy They All Laughed, directed by Peter Bogdanovich. In
Supaksorn Chaimongkol (Thai: ศุภักษร ไชยมงคล) on December 2, 1982, in Bangkok, Thailand is a Thai model and actress. Her nickname is Kratae (Thai: กระแต).
Her film roles include Kunpan: Legend of the Warlord, Art of the Devil and Andaman Girl, all under director Thanit Jitnukul.
In 2007, she starred in the spy-action comedy, Chai Lai, directed by Poj Arnon, and the martial arts drama Brave, featuring Thai stunt actor Pairote Boongerd (Mike B.) and Malaysian comedian Afdlin Shauki. The film started to air on April 2012 in Malaysia.
In 2008, she starred in Handle Me With Care, a romantic drama written and directed by Kongdej Jaturanrasamee.
Vera Gafron born (August 20, 1986 in Berlin, Germany) is a German fashion model. She also studies international economics in Germany.
Vera Gafron was discovered by the Europe fashion agency in the age of 17. Her first entrance on the catwalk was for Wolford. Since a few years she is the front model for German fashion designer Torsten Amft. Gafron was already the advertising and campaign face for Hardy Cognac, Wolford and Ergee. She was often published in several fashion and lifestyle magazines like the Glamour or the cover model for the luxurious Italian Moda Gloria magazine and others.
Moreover Gafron worked on the catwalk for Lacoste, GianFranco Ferrￃﾨ and Torsten Amft, but also on the Paris Haute Couture shows for Lacroix and Francois and was already for two times the figurehead and campaign model for Europe's greatest open air fashion festival, the Global Fashion Festival in Berlin. Gafron is especially known for her extraordinary rare proportion of her body. She has extrem long legs and in spite of her height the perfect model measurement of 91-60-89. So she gets the nickname "superbody" in the fashion scene. Vera Gafron is one of the tallest fashion catwalk models with a
Fala Chen (simplified Chinese: 陈法拉; traditional Chinese: 陳法拉; pinyin: Chén Fǎlā, born 24 February 1982) is a Hong Kong actress currently under contract with TVB, and a singer under Stars Shine International Ltd. Previously a Chinese-American beauty pageant titleholder, Chen has also held the titles of Miss Asian America 2002 and Miss NY Chinese 2004, and placed as runner-up in Miss Chinatown USA 2003 (Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce) and Miss Chinese International 2005.
Chen was born and raised in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. She migrated to the United States with her parents at the age of 14. Graduating with Top 10 in high school, she then moved on to attend Emory University in Georgia, where she majored in Marketing and International business and minored in Japanese. During her first year in college, she started entering beauty pageants which helped kick start her path to stardom. She eventually graduated from Goizueta Business School of Emory University with a BBA degree in May, 2005.
Representing Georgia, Chen entered the Miss Asian America 2002 pageant. At the young age of 19, she took the crown on August 2002, with her traditional peacock dance performance that was taught by her
Beau Jesse Garrett (born December 28, 1982) is an American actress and model.
Garrett was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Topanga, California.
She was first hired by GUESS in the late 1990s. She is currently a spokesmodel for Revlon cosmetics, along with Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Connelly and Jessica Alba, and has also modeled for Double D Ranch and CosmoGirl. She is signed to Vision Model Management L.A.
Garrett was the female lead in a music video for the song "Cold" by the band Crossfade. She starred in the horror film Turistas (2006) after beginning her career with three appearances on television episodes including a pilot, as well as appearances on Entourage. She also appeared as Frankie Raye in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the sequel to Fantastic Four.
In the spring of 2009, she filmed the 2010 movie Tron: Legacy in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her Turistas co-star Olivia Wilde. In 2010, Garrett also starred on the Season 6 House episode "Remorse", again with Wilde.
Claudia Schiffer German pronunciation: [ˈklaʊ̯dɪa ˈʃɪfɐ] (born 25 August 1970) is a German model and Creative Director of her clothing label. Schiffer rose to popularity and became a household name during the early 1990s as one of the world's most successful models. In her early career, there were many comparisons drawn to her resemblance to Brigitte Bardot. She has appeared on over 700 magazine covers and continues to front global campaigns for luxury fashion and fragrance houses. In 2002, Forbes estimated her net worth at about US$55 million (£38 million).
Schiffer was born in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany, a small town 15 km northwest 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 she was popular in high school but 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 is fluent in 3 languages – German, English and French.
She originally wanted to become a lawyer and used to work in her father's law
Deepika Padukone (born 5 January 1986) is an Indian actress and model. She appears mostly in Hindi films, as well as Tamil and Kannada language films. Born to badminton player Prakash Padukone, she chose to become an actress.
In 2006, Padukone made her acting debut through the Kannada film Aishwarya. The following year, she made her Hindi film debut in Om Shanti Om, for which she earned the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. It remains her biggest commercial success. She subsequently appeared in Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Housefull (2010). While the former earned her a Filmfare nomination in the Best Actress category, the latter emerged as a commercial success. Soon after, Padukone featured in Homi Adajania's commercially successful dramedy, Cocktail (2012) and earned unanimous critical appreciation for her performance.
In addition to acting, Padukone is also the ambassador of prominent brands such as Tissot, Sony Cybershot, Yamaha, Nescafe and Kingfisher Airlines.
Padukone was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her father, Prakash Padukone, is a former badminton player of international repute, and her mother is a travel agent. Her father was then training in Denmark in the sport and when
Aracely Arámbula Jacques (Spanish pronunciation: [aɾaˈseli aˈɾambula]) is a Mexican actress, model and singer.
Arámbula was born March 6, 1975 in Chihuahua in northern Mexico. She was noticed for the first time in 1993 when she was chosen for the "Rostro del Heraldo de México". Arámbula also writes songs and plays guitar. To this day she has an exclusive contract with Televisa.
Arámbula had a long term relationship with Pablo Montero, one of her co-stars in Abrázame Muy Fuerte. She has two children, Miguel and Daniel, from her relationship with Luis Miguel. She is currently married to actor Sebastian Rulli.
1995: Acapulco, cuerpo y alma (Acapulco, body and soul) as Aidé's friend
1996: Cañaveral de pasiones (Sugarcane field of passions) as Leticia
1997: Pueblo chico, infierno grande (Small town, big hell) as Leonarda
1997: El Alma no tiene color (Soul doesn't have colour) as Maiguálida Roldán
1998: Soñadoras (Dreamers) as Jacqueline De La Peña
1998: Rencor apasionado (Passionate Grudge) as Mayté Monteverde
1999: Alma rebelde (Rebel soul) as Maria Elena Hernández
2000: Abrázame muy fuerte (Hug Me Tightly) as Maria Del Carmen
2002: Las vías del amor (The roads of love) as Perla
Capucine (6 January 1928 – 17 March 1990) was a French actress and fashion model best known for her comedic roles in The Pink Panther (1963) and What's New Pussycat? (1965). She appeared in 36 films and 17 television productions between 1948 and 1990. Her death was a result of suicide.
Capucine was born Germaine Hélène Irène Lefebvre in Saint-Raphaël, Var, France on 6 January 1928. (She often confused the issue by saying she was born in 1931 or 1933, and most sources report these years, but there is documentary evidence for a 1928 year of birth.) She attended school in France and received a B.A. in foreign languages. At 17, while riding in a carriage in Paris, she was noticed by a commercial photographer. She became a fashion model, working for fashion houses Givenchy and Christian Dior. She adopted the name, "Capucine" (French for nasturtium). Capucine met Audrey Hepburn modeling in Paris. The two would remain friends for the rest of Capucine's life.
In 1949, Capucine made her film debut in the French film Rendez-vous de Juillet. On the set of Rendez-vous, she met Pierre Trabaud; they married the next year. The marriage lasted only six months, and Capucine never married again.
Jenny Lynn Shimizu (born June 16, 1967) is an American model and actress. She was born in San Jose, California.
While working as a mechanic she was approached to model for the Calvin Klein CK1 fragrance ads and model Calvin Klein fashions. She later was featured in the Banana Republic 'American Beauty' campaign.
In 2005, she appeared in Sky documentary Power Lesbian UK (broadcast as Power Lesbians on Logo which profiled successful lesbians in Los Angeles), where she married Rebecca Loos. She appeared on Tyra Banks's reality show America's Next Top Model in that year. She was voted "sexiest woman" in a 2005 poll by gay publication The Pink Paper.
Shimizu had a supporting role in Jamie Babbit's 2007 film Itty Bitty Titty Committee. She was also one of the stars of Foxfire, alongside Angelina Jolie. Shimizu appeared in the third season of the here! original series Dante's Cove.
She appeared in season two of Bravo TV's Make Me a Supermodel as a member of the judging panel.
In January 2007, Shimizu described an intimate relationship she had with Madonna, claiming that Madonna would fly her to destinations across the world for sexual liaisons. "I was her secret 'booty call' available any
'Kitu Gidwani( born 22 October 1957) is an Indian actress and model. She has starred in some movies as well as serials in Indian television. She became popular after a TV series, Air Hostess aired on Doordarshan in 1986, and received critical acclaimed for her roles in Dance of the Wind (1997), Deepa Mehta's Earth (1998), Govind Nihalani's Rukhmavati Ki Haveli (1991), Kamal Haasan's Abhay and Deham (2001).
Gidwani was born in Mumbai. Her Sindhi parents migrated from Pakistan after the partition. They lived in a refugee camp in Worli. She has a brother.
She studied in Fort Convent School, Mumbai. Her post graduation days saw her interested in French and she started acting in French plays. Soon she was acting in English plays directed by Janak Toprani. She acted in some television serials and subsequently acted in a French film "Black" (1987).
She has never been married and has vowed never to settle down at the risk of her pursuit of what she calls "duende," a search for harmony with the many magical aspects of living and nature.
Gidwani made her television debut in 1984 on the TV soap Trishna, and during the 1980s and '90s, gave some memorable performances in TV serials like
Ludivine Sagnier (born 3 July 1979) is a French actress and model, who has appeared in 33 films since 1989. She was nominated for two César Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Swimming Pool (2003) and Un secret (2007).
Sagnier was born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, in the département of Yvelines, France; her mother is a retired secretary and her father is a professor of English at the Paris University. She started taking acting classes at a young age and made her film debut at age 10 in I Want to Go Home and Les maris, les femmes, les amants (both released in 1989).
She is a supporter of the Socialist Party in France.
In 2001, Sagnier was named one of the Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion. She was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 8 Women (2002). She performed in two films in competition at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, La Petite Lili and Swimming Pool, both released in the same year. Also in 2003, she won the Prix Romy Schneider.
Sagnier has appeared completely nude in extended scenes in several films, including Water Drops on Burning Rocks, Bon plan (both released in 2000), and La Petite Lili. In the Francois Ozon's film Swimming Pool, Sagnier
Namitha (born Namita Mukesh Vankawala) is an Indian actress, who has appeared in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films.
She was crowned Miss Surat during the year 1998. She was a contestant in the 2001 Miss India pageant. She appeared in a number of TV commercials such as Himani cream and hand soap, Arun Ice Cream, Manikchand Gutka, and Nyle herbal shampoo. .
She made her acting debut in the Telugu film Sontham opposite to Aaryan Rajesh,directed by Sreenu Vitla. Subsequent to that, she starred in the Tamil film "Aai". In 2006 she made her Bollywood debut in the hindi film Love Ke Chakkar Mein opposite Akshat Bhatia
On 26 October 2010, there was an attempt to kidnap her by a fan at Trichy in Tamil Nadu
On 17 April 2011, She inaugurated the Nungambakkam (Chennai) branch of the sports cafe Blitzz.
Namitha has been an advocate of safe driving. In June 2012, she partnered with Tamil actor Bharat to promote awareness of safe driving.
Nicolette Krebitz (born 2 September 1972 in Berlin, Germany) is a director, actress, model and singer. She is often credited as Coco in her creative works.
Nicolette Krebitz made her film debut at age eleven. Later, she hosted television and radio shows for children and attended the Ballett-Centre Berlin and the Fritz-Kirchhoff acting school, also in Berlin.
Krebitz has appeared in over 30 movies, but she is known best for her role in the German-language films Bandits (1997) and Der Tunnel (2001). She also appeared in the English-language film All the Queen's Men (2001). She wrote and directed the 2001 movie Jeans and 2007's Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald.
She is the model on the cover of New Order's 2001 album Get Ready and its associated singles. Her image is also on the cover and in the sleeve of Terranova's 1999 album Close the Door. She contributed vocals to the Bandits soundtrack and to the Terranova tracks Just Enough, Plastic Stress and Never.
The German Hip Hop band Fettes Brot together with German Indie band Tocotronic has dedicated a song "Nicolette Krebitz wartet" (= "Nicolette Krebitz is Waiting") which happens to be a cover version of the Bananarama Hit "Robert De
Shweta Tiwari (Hindi: श्वेता तिवारी) (born 4 October 1980 in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India is an Indian film and television actress. She gained popularity for her role of Prerna in the television serial Kasautii Zindagii Kay that used to be aired on an Indian television channel STAR Plus. She is the winner of the fourth season of the reality television show Bigg Boss.
While playing Bahu V on stage, Shweta was noticed by a well-known director and started her acting career in 1999 with Kaleerein. She shot to fame for her role of Prerna in the television serial Kasautii Zindagii Kay. She has done several advertisements, dance shows, plays and cameos in other television serials. Some of her other popular television serials include Aane Wala Pal, Karam, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kya Hadsa Kya Haqeeqat, Rishtey, Daddy Samjha Karo, Dost, Yatra, Naaginn and Ajeeb.
She is also active in Bollywood and Bhojpuri cinema and has played supporting roles in Madhoshi (2004), Abrakadabra and Benny And Babloo (2010). She appeared in the Bhojpuri film Hamar Sayian Hindustani along with her ex-husband Raja Chaudhary.
On 28 February 2008, her 8 years long running serial Kasautii Zindagii Kay ended. After
Valeria Raquel Mazza (born February 17, 1972) Is an Argentine supermodel
She was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, and discovered when she was only 16 years old by hairstylist Roberto Giordano. She rose to fame in 1996 when she appeared on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover with Tyra Banks, Guess and presented the San Remo Music Festival in Italy. Mazza has also appeared on the covers of Glamour, ELLE, and Vogue.
On May 9, 1998 Mazza married businessman Alejandro Gravier, with whom she has four children: sons Balthazar (b. May 29, 1999), Tiziano (b. March 12, 2002), Benicio (b. February 23, 2005) and daughter Taína (b. April 22, 2008).
AFIP, the Argentinian tax authority, demanded in 2008 the couple for tax evasion.
Willa Joanna Chance Holland (born June 18, 1991) is an American actress and fashion model. She is best known for her role as Kaitlin Cooper, Marissa Cooper's devious younger sister, on the television series The O.C.. She also appeared as Agnes Andrews on The CW series Gossip Girl.
Holland was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of cinematographer Keith Holland and actress Darnell Gregorio-De Palma. She has two sisters, Brianna Holland (born 1988) and Piper De Palma (born 1996). Holland spent the earlier part of her childhood in Chelsea, London. It was during that period that she spent time on the set of the film Mission: Impossible which was directed by her stepfather Brian De Palma. She went to Kenter Canyon Elementary School and later Paul Revere Middle School. She also attended Palisades Charter High School for a brief time.
Holland spent the summer of 1999 in The Hamptons with her family. After a day playing at Steven Spielberg's home with now model Shadat Patwary, the seed was planted that she should spend her life acting in film. Spielberg told her mother "You've got to put her in front of a camera!". Upon her return to Los Angeles that September, Holland signed with Ford
Jacqueline Amuzie (born 1982 in Los Angeles, California) is an American artist and former fashion model. In 2000, she appeared on Fox Network's Source Awards with Lil' Kim, the Wu Tang Clan, and various other hip hop artists. One of her most notable campaigns was as a model for hip hop fashion mogul, Kimora Lee Simmons' and her line Baby Phat.
Jacqueline was born in Los Angeles, CA. Her mother is of French and German descent while her father is Nigerian. She attended Carden Conejo, a private school in Westlake Village. Her career as a model began when her mother took her to meet some agents in Beverly Hills. She had multiple offers but chose to sign with the print and commercial division at Wilhelmina Models in 1990.
She graduated high school two years prior to her original class in the year of 1998 and attended Moorpark College studying Psychology with a focus in Cognitive Science. As a promising student, she tutored a behavioral neuroscience class and was part of the school's honor society. After graduating Moorpark College, she was accepted in the year of 2000 to UCLA to finish her degree in Psychology.
As a child, it was trying on Jacqueline as an individual, like many
Natasha T. Henstridge (born August 15, 1974) is a Canadian actress and former fashion model. Her most notable on-screen roles include Species, The Whole Nine Yards, The Whole Ten Yards, It Had To Be You, Ghosts of Mars, She Spies, the TV series Eli Stone, and the Canadian TV mini-series Would Be Kings, for which she won the Gemini Award for best actress. Her most recent regular role is as Dawn Chamberlain in the TV series The Secret Circle.
Henstridge was born in Springdale, Newfoundland, the daughter of Helen Henstridge, a homemaker, and Brian Henstridge, a construction manager and business owner. She was raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada with her younger brother, Shane.
At the age of 14, Henstridge entered the Casablanca Modeling Agency's "Look of the Year" contest and was chosen first runner-up. The following year, she went to Paris to pursue her modeling ambitions. At 15, she was featured on her first magazine cover, the French edition of Cosmopolitan. Several more magazine covers followed and Henstridge went on to do television commercials for products such as Olay, Old Spice, and Lady Stetson. Her modeling career established, Henstridge moved on to a career in movies.
Diana Hayden (born 1 May 1973) is a beauty pageant titleholder from India. She won the Femina Miss India contest in 1997 and was crowned Miss World 1997 at the age of 24. Having successfully finished her reign as Miss World for a year, she handed over her crown to her successor, Linor Abargil on 26 November 1998 at Baie Lazare, Seychelles.
Diana Hayden was born in Hyderabad, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, in a Anglo-Indian family. She attended St. Ann's High School, Secunderabad, until the eight standard. Hayden continued her studies through open schooling and correspondence, and graduated from Osmania University having majored in English.
Before she began modeling, she worked for an event management company called Encore. She then worked as a public relations officer at BMG Crescendo, where she assisted in managing the careers of models Anaida and Mehnaz. On Anaida's recommendation she entered herself into the Miss India contest in 1997.
Diana Hayden won the Femina Miss India World crown in 1997, and then went on to win the Miss World crown in the same year. By doing so, she became the third Indian woman to win the Miss World pageant, after Reita Faria in 1966 and
Helena Christensen (born December 25, 1968) is a Danish fashion model, (former) Victoria's Secret Angel, beauty queen, and photographer. She has also served as creative director for Nylon magazine, designed clothing, and supported funding for breast cancer organizations and other charities.
Christensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her father is Danish, and her mother is Peruvian.
Christensen won the Miss Denmark crown in 1986 and represented Denmark in Miss Universe 1986. She left her home soon afterwards to pursue modeling in Paris.
Christensen appeared on many magazine covers (including Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, W) and in fashion campaigns (including Revlon, Chanel, Versace, Lanvin, Prada, Sonia Rykiel, Hermes, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld) during the 1990s. One noted campaign featured her in a 20 by 40 feet (6 by 12 m) billboard in Times Square, bare, "except for a strategically placed banana leaf." She was in the Victoria's Secret catalog and in their television commercials as one of the signature Angels, along with Tyra Banks, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, and Stephanie Seymour. She also became a spokesmodel for Revlon cosmetics.
In 1991, she starred in the music video
Margaux Hemingway (February 16, 1954 – July 1, 1996) was an American fashion model and actress.
Margot Louise Hemingway was born in Portland, Oregon, and was the older sister of actress Mariel Hemingway and the granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway. When she learned that she 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, she changed the original spelling from "Margot" to "Margaux" to match. In addition to Mariel, she had another sister, Joan. She grew up in Idaho on her grandfather's farm in Ketchum. She struggled with a variety of disorders in addition to alcoholism, including bulimia and epilepsy. She allowed a video recording to be made of a therapy session related to her bulimia and it was broadcast on television. Hemingway also suffered from dyslexia.
At six feet tall, Hemingway experienced success as a model, including a million-dollar contract for Fabergé as the spokesmodel for Babe perfume in the 1970s. This was the first million-dollar contract ever awarded to a fashion model. She also appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Harper's Bazaar, and
Molly Sims (born May 25, 1973) is an American model and actress. She rose to prominence for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and her role as Delinda Deline in the NBC drama Las Vegas.
Sims was born on May 25, 1973, in Murray, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Dottie and Jim Sims. She has an older brother, Todd. Following her graduation from high school, Sims enrolled in Vanderbilt University. In 1993, when Sims was 19 years old, she dropped out to pursue a career in modeling. At Vanderbilt, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta.
She married American film producer Scott Stuber on September 24, 2011. On June 19, 2012, she gave birth to their first child, Brooks Alan Stuber.
Sims was an official spokesmodel for Old Navy ads known for using the tag line "You gotta get this look!" She appeared in the Sports Illustrated "Swimsuit Issue" in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006 as well as MTV's House of Style. In the 2006 issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue she appeared in a photo wearing a bikini designed by Susan Rosen worth $30 million that was made of diamonds. She is a CoverGirl model and is signed to Next Models Management in New York City.
She appeared as
Rocío Guirao Díaz (born June 27, 1984, in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine fashion model from Muse Management.
As a model she worked for high fashion brands like Everlast, Prestige, Tabatha, Sigry, Naffta, Fes Jeans, VOV Jeans, Saverio Di Ricci, Kees Von Kees and others.
In 2007 Rocío danced in the successful TV program Bailando por un sueño (the Argentine version of Dancing with the Stars) and hosted a TV program on cars called The Garage. In 2009 Rocío danced again in Showmatch as part of "El Musical De Tus Sueños" where she finished third.
In 2010 she starred in Pour La Gallery, a play by Anibal Pachano.
In May 2011 Rocío was again a contestant in Bailando por un Sueño, during its seventh season. In Round 5, she suffered a relapse during the duel in which she was sentenced, falling after a trick. The jury decided that she was going to be on the public vote, as others couples in the same position in the past seasons, were part of the public vote too. After the accident, she also returned to the competition for the sixth round, but then, due to personal problems, withdrew the competition.
Rocío married her boyfriend, Nicolás Paladini, on 1 December 2008 in Rosario, Argentina. The
Sasha Pivovarova (Russian: Aлeкcaндрa "Саша" Игoрeвнa Пивоварова; born January 21, 1985) is a Russian model. She is perhaps best known for her consecutive 6-season run with Prada.
As an art history student at the Russian University for the Humanities, Pivovarova never dreamed of becoming a model until friend and photographer Igor Vishnyakov took photos of her in 2005 and gave them to international modeling agency IMG, thus beginning her career. After signing with IMG, her first runway show was for Prada, who then signed her to a three-year exclusive advertising contract.
In the May 2007 issue of American Vogue she was featured on the cover with Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Jessica Stam, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson as the "World’s Next Top Models." In her interview, she talked about her love for art and reading. At the time, she was reading War and Peace. She has also been featured on the covers of the Russian, British, and Australian editions of Vogue. As a favorite of renowned photographer Steven Meisel, she has appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia 5 times. Pivovarova appeared in the 2008 Pirelli Calendar.
Victoria Ainsle Pratt (born December 18, 1970 in Chesley, Ontario) is a Canadian actress and fitness model. Her television roles include Xena: Warrior Princess, Once a Thief, Cleopatra 2525, Mutant X, and Day Break. Her film roles include House of the Dead 2.
Pratt attended Chesley District High School in Chesley, Ontario. Pratt graduated summa cum laude in Kinesiology at Toronto's York University and took at job there in the Human Performance Lab, testing professional athletes including the players of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Winnipeg Jets and the San Jose Sharks. She was offered a scholarship to the physiotherapy Master's program at the University of Toronto but declined the offer. She co-authored a book about bodybuilding and fitness with one of her former university professors. Pratt was a professional fitness model along with WWE's Trish Stratus and Torrie Wilson.
Robert Kennedy, publisher of MuscleMag, convinced her to study acting and she began attending classes at the Actors Network in Toronto. She began to land acting roles in 1998, including the science-fiction TV shows Once a Thief (as Jackie Janczyk), Cleopatra 2525 (as Sarge) and Mutant X (as Shalimar Fox).
Cameron Russell (born June 14, 1987) is an American fashion model.
Cameron Russell was born in Boston, and raised in Cambridge. Her mother is Robin Chase, founder of ZipCar. Russell displayed an interest in politics at an early age, and friends who had worked on the Clinton Presidential election campaign arranged a meeting on June 5, 1998 (when she was 10) with Bill Clinton after he delivered a speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His advice to her was to stay in school, get to know as many different types of people as she could, and to understand their dreams and aspirations. She graduated from the Commonwealth School in 2005.
Russell's mother had a friend who worked at Ford Models agency, and Russell decided to sign with that agency in 2004. She later moved on to DNA Model Management in 2006, and is currently represented by Women Management with whom she signed in 2008.
Since beginning her modeling career part-time at the age of 16, Russell has worked with numerous successful photographers including Steven Meisel, Craig McDean, and Nick Knight among others, in such magazines as Vogue, Paris Vogue, Vogue Italia, W, Self Service and Numéro. She has featured in
Lauren Hutton (born November 17, 1943) is an American model and actress. She is known for her starring roles in the movies American Gigolo and Lassiter, and also for her fashion modeling career.
Hutton was born Mary Laurence Hutton in Charleston, South Carolina. Her parents divorced when she was young, her mother remarried, and Mary's last name was changed to her step-father's name, Hall, although he never formally adopted her. She graduated from Chamberlain High School in Tampa, Florida in 1961. She was among the first students to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1960,. She later moved with former Tampa disc jockey Pat Chamburs, 19 years her senior, to New York City where she worked at the Playboy Club. They later moved to New Orleans, where she attended Tulane University, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in 1964.
Hall returned to New York, changed her name to Lauren Hutton, and became a top fashion model, cover girl (appearing on the cover of Vogue a record 27 times), and commercial spokesperson. She was advised to correct the slight gap in her teeth and tried using morticians' wax to cover the gap, cutting a line in the middle of it. Then she used a
Lily Luahana Cole (born c. 27 December 1987) is an English model and actress.
Her modelling career was launched by a chance encounter with Benjamin Hart in Soho when she was 14 years old. She was booked for her first British Vogue cover at age 16, and has worked with many well-known brands, including Vogue worldwide, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Prada, De Beers and Moschino. Other clients include Numero, Christian Lacroix, Hermès, Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs. Advertising campaigns include Longchamp, Anna Sui and Cacharel. She has a cosmetics contract with beauty brand Rimmel London and can be seen in TVC and print advertising as part of her work with them, attracting controversy in 2008 by appearing naked in a pictorial for Playboy's French edition. She is listed by Vogue Paris as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
After several minor acting roles, starting with St Trinian's in 2007, Cole's first leading role was as Valentina in the 2009 film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Her other film work includes Passages, a short directed by Shekhar Kapur and There Be Dragons, directed by Roland Joffé. In June 2011, she
Nana Eikura (榮倉 奈々, Eikura Nana, born February 12, 1988) is a Japanese model, actress, and occasional radio show host.
She was born in Izumi, Kagoshima, Kyushu, and raised in Sagamihara, Kanagawa. While a junior high student, she was scouted in front of the 109 department store in Shibuya, Tokyo. During her middle-teenage years, Nana modeled in several fashion magazines, mainly in Seventeen.
During the 2000s, Eikura was featured in Seventeen along with Emi Suzuki and several others. Eikura later began appearing in various advertisements and collections in the mid-2000s and has appeared in many TV advertisements. A model turning into an actress is usually considered a "loser" in modeling, but Eikura, a successful model, began acting in the mid-2000s. Since around 2007, Eikura has intentionally gained nearly 12 kg (27 pounds).
In the mid-2000s she sometimes nicknamed herself the "Spider", like "Spider Eikura", after her top favorite MMA fighter, who has thin and long arms, Anderson "The Spider" Silva. She was also given the nickname relating to combat sports "Samoan Eikura" because of her facial resemblance to Mark Hunt and Samoa Joe. In 2006 soon after PRIDE Critical Countdown
Nicole Trunfio (born 16 March 1986) is an Australian model from Merredin, a small country town in Western Australia.
Trunfio is the youngest girl in a family of four children. She attended St. Mary's Primary School in Merredin. Later Trunfio and her family moved to Australind, where she attended Parkfield primary and then Australind Senior High School.
Trunfio was the winner of the Australian version of the television series Search for a Supermodel and came second in the international version.
She has modelled for various Australian as well as international designers including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Christian Dior, Gucci, Fendi, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino, Victoria's Secret, Sweetface, and Neiman Marcus. She has appeared in campaigns for Karl Lagerfeld, D&G, Sonia Rykiel, Lacoste, Sisley, Anne Taylor, BCBG Max Azria, Chadwick's and Guess. Trunfio has worked with photographers such as, Richard Avedon for Kenneth Cole campaign, Patrick Demarchilier for Harpers Bazaar, Steven Klein for D&G campaign, Peter Lindbergh for Italian Vogue, Terry Richardson for British Vogue, Greg Kadel, Melvin Sokosky, Russel James, and is the current face of Ulta.
Raica Oliveira (born January 22, 1984) is a Brazilian model known for her work with numerous companies, including Emanuel Ungaro, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue, Chanel, Lancôme, Victoria's Secret, Pepe Jeans, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, JLO, H&M, Elle, Marie Claire, TNG, Ann Taylor and XOXO. As of 2008, she has been working as a fashion reporter for Jornal Record.
She resides in Manhattan, New York City.
Oliveira was born in Niterói, Brazil, the youngest of three children. She has two brothers: Givago (an economist) and Pablo (a lawyer). She graduated from the Sao Vicente de Paula school in Niteroi.
Before becoming a model, she practiced bodyboarding. She dreamed of becoming a model since she was ten years old. Oliveira was discovered by the same agent who discovered Gisele Bündchen, Sergio Mattos.
In 1999, Oliveira entered the Elite Model Look contest in Brazil and beat 30,000 girls for the top prize. She was sent to Nice, France, for the final international competition, where she placed second. Soon thereafter, she moved to New York with her mother Conceição de Oliveira to try to build her career.
Raica Oliveira was christened "The Sensation" at the 1999
Simple Kapadia (15 August 1958 – 10 November 2009) was a Bollywood actress and costume designer.
Simple Kapadia began her career when she was 18 years old. She made her acting debut in 1977 in the film Anurodh, paired opposite her then real-life brother-in-law, actor Rajesh Khanna. In that movie, she played the role of Sumitha Mathur. Her career as an actress spanned for almost 10 years. She starred in Shaaka in 1981 opposite Jeetendra. Her role in Lootmaar received all the plaudits from critics as well as theatregoers.
She then distinguished herself with secondary roles in movies such as Jeevan Dhara, Hum Rahe Na Hum and Dulha Bikta Hai in which she performed a memorable qawali dance. In 1985, she starred in alternate cinema movie Rehguzar opposite Shekhar Suman. This poetic movie confirmed her qualities as an actress. Despite several offers and after more than 20 movies, she decided to end her acting career in 1987 after performing in an item song for the movie Parakh. She decided to become a costume designer. She very quickly excelled in that role and in her clientele, famous names such as Tabu, Amrita Singh, Sridevi and Priyanka Chopra could be found.
In 1994, she won a
Tylyn John (born July 31, 1966 in Encino, California) is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for March 1992. A scleroderma patient, she has retired from modeling and now works with various non-profit organizations to promote animal rights and prevent animal cruelty.
Amber Lee Ettinger (born October 2, 1982) is an American actress, Internet celebrity, and model.
Ettinger is notable for portraying Obama Girl in Barely Political's June 2007 Internet video "I Got a Crush... on Obama", in which she expressed her admiration of then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama. The video led to numerous sketch comedy appearances and interviews, including Saturday Night Live, Geraldo at Large, The O'Reilly Factor, and Hannity.
Ettinger is a native of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, of German, Italian, Swedish and Irish ancestry.
Ettinger moved to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology to study fashion and clothing design, having expressed hopes to create her own clothing line and other business ventures. She is currently a designer alongside her mother Roseann Ettinger, together they have created the "Inspired by Amber" jewelry line.
Ettinger was crowned Miss NYC and Miss Alpine New Jersey in the 2003-2004 Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageant, later augmenting that title with a nod as Howard Stern's Miss Howard TV in June 2007. Ettinger was Hooters Miss Manhattan, representing them in the 2003 International Swimsuit Pageant.
Ettinger appeared in commercials for
Anne Lloyd Francis (September 16, 1930 – January 2, 2011) was an American actress. Francis was best known for her role in the science fiction film classic Forbidden Planet (1956) and for starring in the television series Honey West (1965–1966) which was the first TV series with a female detective character's name in the title. She won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy award for her role in the series.
Anne Lloyd Francis was born in Ossining, New York in 1930, the only child of Philip and Edith Francis. Francis entered show business at a young age, working as a model at age five to help her family during the Great Depression; she made her Broadway debut at the age of 11. She went on to appear in scores of TV shows and movies during her career.
Francis made her film debut in This Time for Keeps (1947) and in her early career played supporting roles in the films Susan Slept Here, So Young So Bad, and Bad Day at Black Rock; her first leading role was in Blackboard Jungle (1955). She is perhaps best known on film for her role as Altaira in the MGM science fiction classic Forbidden Planet (1956). ("Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet" is a lyric in the song "Science
Joanna Angel (born Joanna Mostov, December 25, 1980) is an American alternative pornographic actress, director and writer of adult films. She uses her real first name of Joanna for her stage name.
Mostov was born in Brooklyn, New York, to an Orthodox Jewish Israeli mother and an American father. She was raised in River Edge in Bergen County, New Jersey, where she attended Cherry Hill Elementary School and graduated from River Dell High School in 1998. After graduating at age 17 she enrolled in Rutgers University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Film Studies.
She worked in a kosher fast food restaurant in Teaneck during high school, then at an Applebees and another restaurant called Happy's Health Grille, during college.
After finishing her degree, she relocated to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, and created the website BurningAngel, a hardcore adult site catering to an emerging genre dubbed alt porn, while she danced as a stripper at night. Her website followed in the footsteps of the very popular SuicideGirls, which she has referred to as "the McDonald's of alt porn." When asked whether she thought that alt porn was
Johanna Selhorst "Josie" Maran (born May 8, 1978) is an American model, actress, and entrepreneur.
Maran was born in Menlo Park, California. She is of Russian Jewish descent on her paternal side. Maran attended Castilleja School, an all-girls school in Palo Alto, California from grades 6 to 12.
While she was still in high school, Maran was approached by a woman who asked her for a modeling performance in San Francisco, and a scouting agent encouraged her to pursue modeling professionally. Her first cover was Glamour in 1998. In 1990, an appendectomy left Maran with a noticeable scar that is typically edited out of photos.
Signed at age 17 with the Elite modeling agency of Los Angeles, Maran appeared on her first cover with Glamour magazine in 1998; she was then the featured Guess? Girl in their summer 1998 and fall 1998 campaigns. After building a résumé of over 25 commercials and advertisements, including playing Howie D's companion in the music video of Backstreet Boys hit Everybody (Backstreet's Back), in which she was bitten on the neck by Count Dracula (played by Howie D), Maran moved cross-country to join with Elite in New York City. In 1999, she landed a multi-year deal with
Kimberley Dawn Locke (born January 3, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter and model. She has recorded in the dance, pop and adult contemporary music genres.
Locke gained fame with her participation in the 2003 American Idol television series in which she placed third. In 2007 she garnered media attention for her participation in Celebrity Fit Club.
Locke was born in Hartsville, Tennessee, to Donald and Christine Locke, and is the second of two children, with an older brother named Ashley. She and her brother spent most of their life in Gallatin. At age five, Locke began singing in church. Her parents divorced when she was eight years old.
Locke grew up admiring such singers as Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle and Diana Ross. She and childhood friends Chandra Boone, Selina Robb, and Nacole Rice formed a quartet as teens named Shadz of U, which performed at many local churches. The group later appeared on Locke's 2007 Based on a True Story album, singing backup on Everyday Angels.
Locke went to Gallatin High School, where she was one of sixteen members to participate in its performing group. She remained in the group throughout her high school years. She was also
Melissa "Missy" Peregrym (born June 16, 1982) is a Canadian actress and former fashion model. She made her feature film debut in the 2006 gymnastics comedy drama Stick It. She played a recurring role as Candice Wilmer on the NBC television series Heroes, and starred in the CW television series Reaper. She stars as Officer Andy McNally on the ABC and Global Television Network series Rookie Blue.
Peregrym was born in Montreal, Quebec, to a minister and a homemaker. Peregrym has lived most of her life in Surrey, British Columbia where she attended Fleetwood Park Secondary School. She describes herself as having been a "tomboy" while growing up. She previously lived in Los Angeles, but moved to Toronto for filming the police drama Rookie Blue.
Peregrym began modeling at the age of eighteen with Lizbell Agency, she has appeared in commercials for Mercedes-Benz, Sprint Canada, and the Olympics. She made her acting debut in a 2000 episode of the television series Dark Angel, and spent the next several years appearing in television roles, including episodes of The Chris Isaak Show, Black Sash, Jake 2.0, Smallville, Tru Calling, Life as We Know It, Andromeda, Heroes, and in the
Veena Malik (Urdu: وينا ملک, born 1984 as Zahida Malik) is a Pakistani actress, model and comedienne. Over a span of ten years, she has worked with news channels and in movies.
Veena Malik was born in Rawalpindi in the province of Punjab, to Ali Malik, and his wife, Zeenat Malik. She holds a BA in Sociology, Psychology and Persian.
Before starting her career off as an actress, Malik worked as a comedian for several television shows and series. She made her acting debut alongside Shaan and Zara Sheikh in Askari's Tere Pyar Mein (2000), which was a box office hit. She played a supporting role in the film and was barely acknowledged. However, she appeared in a supporting role in Javed Sheikh's Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa (2002).
In 2003, Malik appeared in Indo-Pak cross venture Punjabi film Pind Di Kuri which failed to do so well, however, the film turned out be the first Indo-Pak venture film with a budget of approximately 70 million rupees. She also appeared in Askari's Sassi Punno (2003) alongside Sana and Moammar Rana, however the film failed to do well at Lahore's cinemas and further screenings had stopped in cinemas after a week of its release. She then appeared in Rafique's Jageer.
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, rapper, model, and actress. Her work in music, film and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination.
Latifah was born in Newark, New Jersey, and lived primarily in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (née Bray), a teacher at Irvington High School (Latifah's alma mater) and Lancelot Owens, Sr., a police officer, her parents divorced when Latifah was ten. Latifah was raised in the Baptist church and attended Catholic school in Newark, New Jersey. Her stage name, Latifah (لطيفة laţīfa), meaning "delicate" and "very kind" in Arabic, she found in an Islamic book of names when she was eight. Always a tall girl, the 5'10" Latifah was a power forward on her high school women basketball team. She performed the number "Home" from the musical The Wiz in a high school play. She is of African American and Native American ancestry.
She started beat boxing for the hip-hop group Ladies Fresh and was one of the
Kimberly Alexis Bledel (born September 16, 1981) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Rory Gilmore in the television series Gilmore Girls and Lena Kaligaris in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
Bledel was born Kimberly Alexis Bledel in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Nanette (née Dozier), who worked as a gift processor and flight attendant, and Martin Bledel. She has a younger brother, Eric. Her father was born and raised in Argentina. Her paternal grandfather, Enrique Einar Bledel Huus, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to parents who were of Danish descent; Enrique was Vice President of Coca-Cola Latin America and the Coca-Cola Inter-American Corporation. Alexis Bledel's paternal grandmother, Jean (Campbell), was originally from New York. Alexis' mother, Nanette, was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and had moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, at the age of eight; Nanette was raised there, and in Mexico City. Of her parents' upbringing in Latin America, Bledel has stated "It's the only culture my mom knows from life, and my father as well, and they made the decision to raise their children within the context they had been
Heidi Klum (born June 1, 1973), is a German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and an occasional actress. In 2008, she became an American citizen while maintaining her native German citizenship.
Klum became internationally known for her appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 1997 she became the first German model to become a Victoria's Secret Angel. Following a successful modeling career, Klum gained acclaim as the host and judge of the reality show Project Runway which earned her an Emmy nomination in 2008. She has worked as a spokesmodel for Dannon and H & M, and has appeared in numerous commercials for McDonald's, Volkswagen and others. In 2009, Klum became Barbie's official ambassador on Barbie's 50th anniversary. As an occasional actress, she had supporting roles in movies including Blow Dry (2001), Ella Enchanted (2004), and made cameo appearances on The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Perfect Stranger (2007). She has also appeared on TV shows including Sex and the City and How I Met Your Mother.
In May 2011, Forbes magazine estimated Klum's total earnings for that year as $20 million. She is ranked second
Isabella Blow (19 November 1958 – 7 May 2007) was an English magazine editor. The muse of hat designer Philip Treacy, she is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl as well as the fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
Born Isabella Delves Broughton in Marylebone, London, England, she was the eldest child of Major Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, a military officer, and his second wife, Helen Mary Shore, a barrister. Sir Evelyn was the only son of Jock Delves Broughton; his sister, Rosamond, married Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat in 1938.
Blow had two sisters, Julia and Lavinia, and a brother, John, who drowned in the family's swimming pool at the age of two. In 1972, when she was 14, her parents separated and her mother left the household, bidding each daughter farewell with a handshake. Her parents divorced two years later. Isabella did not get along with her father, who bequeathed her only £5,000 from his estate, which was worth more than one million pounds. Blow often said her fondest memory was trying on her mother's pink hat, a recollection that she explained led to her career in fashion.
Blow studied for her A-levels at Heathfield School, after which she
Miranda May Kerr (born 20 April 1983) is an Australian model. Kerr rose to prominence in 2007 as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels. She is the first Australian to participate in the Victoria's Secret campaign and also represents Australian fashion chain David Jones.
Kerr began modeling in the fashion industry when she was 13, starting at Chaay's Modelling Agency, and soon after winning a 1997 Australian nationwide model search hosted by Dolly magazine and Impulse fragrances. She is married to English actor Orlando Bloom.
Kerr was born in Sydney and raised in the small town of Gunnedah, New South Wales. She is the daughter of Therese and John Kerr. She has a brother, Matthew, who is two years younger. In an interview, Kerr stated she is of English, French, and Scottish descent. During her childhood, Kerr "raced motorbikes and rode horses on her grandmother's farm." She describes her early life in the Australian countryside as "very grounding ... there wasn't any pretentiousness and no one really cared what you were wearing. You could just be you."
Her family moved to Brisbane to allow Kerr and her brother to experience city life. She graduated from All Hallows' School in 2000.
Rashida Leah Jones (born February 25, 1976) is an American film and television actress, comic book author, screenwriter and occasional singer. She played Louisa Fenn on Boston Public and Karen Filippelli on The Office as well as roles in the films I Love You, Man, Our Idiot Brother, The Social Network and The Muppets. In 2009, Jones began appearing on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation as Ann Perkins.
Jones was born in Los Angeles, the younger daughter of media mogul, producer, and musician Quincy Jones, and actress Peggy Lipton. She has an older sister, Kidada Jones, and five half-siblings by her father's other relationships. Her father is of mostly African-American, as well as Welsh, ancestry. Her mother is Ashkenazi Jewish (a descendant of immigrants from Russia and Latvia), and Rashida attended Hebrew school. She was raised in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California. Jones said of her mixed-race parentage, "It was the 1970s and still not that acceptable for them to be together."
In his autobiography, Jones's father recalled how he would often find his six-year-old daughter under the covers after bedtime with a flashlight reading five books at a time. Jones maintains she grew
Malaika Arora Khan (born on 23 October 1973), also known as Malaika Arora, is an Indian Actress, Dancer, Model, VJ, Television Presenter. She is one of India's top item girls. She is most famous for her dancing in the songs "Chaiyya Chaiyya" (1998) and "Munni Badnaam Hui" (2010). She turned film producer in 2008, along with her husband, Arbaaz Khan, later their company Arbaaz Khan Productions released its first film, Dabangg (2010).
Arora Khan was born as Malaika Arora in Chembur, Mumbai to a Punjabi father, Anil Arora, a native of Indian border town Fazilka and a Malayali Catholic mother, Joyce Polycarp. Her father worked in the Merchant Navy.
She completed her secondary education at Swami Vivekanand School in Chembur, Mumbai. Her aunt Grace Polycarp was the principal of the school. She is also an alumnus of the Holy Cross High School Thane where she had studied until ninth grade. She completed her college education from Jai Hind college, Churchgate. She lived in Borla Society, Chembur opposite Basant Talkies before starting her modeling career.
Khan was selected as one of the MTV VJs when MTV India started its operations. She rose to an interviewer for MTV India, becoming the
Caprice Bourret (born October 24, 1971) is an American born model, actress, television personality and businesswoman. She lives in London where she runs her company, By Caprice Lingerie Ltd.
Born of Jewish ancestry  Bourret grew up in Hacienda Heights, California. In 1996 she moved to the United Kingdom to launch her modelling career.
Bourret has appeared on more than 250 magazine covers which have included Vogue, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Maxim, FHM and the Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated. She was named the world's sexiest woman by the News of the World, GQs Woman of the Year and Maxims International Woman of the Year for three consecutive years. She has been featured in television ad campaigns for Diet Coke and Pizza Hut alongside Jonathan Ross.
In 2000, Bourret entered into a licensing agreement with Debenhams, lending her name to a lingerie range. However, in 2006, Bourret bought back her licence, invested her own money into the business and subsequently founded By Caprice Lingerie. Since then she has expanded into swimwear, sleepwear and bedding, amongst other products.
Caprice has appeared in a variety of film and television work. She starred in the HBO film
Kate Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model who is known for her waifish figure and popularising the heroin chic look in the 1990s. She is also known for her controversial private life, high profile relationships, party lifestyle, and drug use. Moss changed the look of modelling and started a global debate on eating disorders, and her role in size zero fashion. In 2007, she came 2nd on the Forbes top-earning models 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 named Lottie (Charlotte) and half-brother. Moss' parents divorced when she was 13. She attended Ridgeway Primary School and Riddlesdown Collegiate, but most commonly known as Riddlesdown High School, in Purley. She was not noted for her academic success but she did excel at sport.
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
Maggie Yumi Brown (born April 13) is an Asian-American plus-size fashion model. Born in Montana but raised in Kailua, Hawaii, Maggie holds a degree in Biology, allied health, and a secondary teaching certificate from Southern Adventist University.
Maggie Yumi Brown got her big break when, in November 2006, she won "Tyra's Thick and Sexy Top Model Contest" on The Tyra Banks Show. Her title included modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models, a $1,000 gift card from Lane Bryant, and photo shoot for an editorial in Bombshell Magazine coming to print in 2008. Since winning the Thick and Sexy Top Model contest, she has been featured on various covers of magazines such as the December 2006 issue of Bombshell magazine. and the August 2007 issue of Plus Model Magazine. She has also gone on to win "Igigi Model of the month"- August 2007. Maggie has also appeared on various television broadcasts which include: AM Northwest, "Tyra Banks Show", "Entertainment Tonight, and "The Insider". Her latest venture in television is set to air in January 2008 on Lifetime Television, where she appears as a recurring model for the reality make-over show "How to look good naked" hosted by Carson Kressley.
Natalya Sergeyevna Polevshchikova (Russian: Наталья Сергеевна Полевщикова), generally shortened to Natasha Poly (born July 12, 1985), is a Russian model.
As of September 2012, she was declared an icon by models.com
Poly was born on July 12, 1985 in Perm, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union and began modeling locally in 2000 taking the second prize in a model search competition in Moscow. She made her runway debut, walking for Emanuel Ungaro in 2004. The year would prove to be her breakout year; she walked in 54 fashion shows in cities like Milan, Paris, and New York City, and graced the cover of French Vogue twice consecutively.
Since 2004, Poly has appeared in many advertisement campaigns, including Gucci, Prada, Lanvin, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Dsquared2, Sonia Rykiel, Nine West, Proenza Schouler, H&M, Printemps, Blumarine, Jil Sander, Nina Ricci, Missoni, Shiatzy Chen, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Tse, Balmain, Neiman Marcus, Jimmy Choo, MaxMara, Alberta Ferretti, JOOP!, Dolce & Gabbana, and others and has walked the runway for notable brands such as Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Miu Miu, Gucci, Prada, Versace, Victoria's Secret and many other blue chip fashion labels.
Ashley Fuller Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brand The Row and the more affordable line Olsenboye with her fraternal twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen and started her own fashion company called Elizabeth and James. Ashley is two minutes older than Mary-Kate.
Ashley and Mary-Kate were born in Sherman Oaks, California to David Olsen and Jarnette "Jarnie". They have an older brother, Trent, a little sister, Elizabeth Olsen who is also an actress, and two younger half siblings Taylor and Jake from their father's second marriage. Mary-Kate and Ashley's parents divorced in 1995.
Olsen began her career at the age of nine months old, when she and Mary-Kate were hired to share the role of Michelle Tanner on the popular television series Full House in 1987. Following the end of "Full House", Olsen released a string of successful straight-to-video movies and became a popular figure in the preteen market during the late '90s and early 2000s. She became a household name, with her likeness seen in clothes, books, fragrances, magazines, movies, and posters, among others. There were fashion dolls of
Aubrey Morgan O'Day (born February 11, 1984) is an American singer, actress, fashion designer, reality television personality, and former member of the girl group Danity Kane. Following discord among the group and with her mentor at the time, P. Diddy, O'Day was fired from the group in 2008. She has since modeled for magazines such as Blender and Playboy, performed on Broadway in Hairspray, and made appearances on reality television shows. In 2011, she signed a solo record deal.
O'Day began performing at age five. "I lived on the stage, and even at six, slept behind the seats of the theatre," she stated in an interview. According to her mother, when O'Day was four, she was at a performance of The Nutcracker and started to cry. Her mother asked her what was wrong and O'Day replied, "I'm sad that I'm sitting here and not up on stage." O'Day recalls that moment as the one in which she "officially" realized her love for entertainment.
O'Day played lead characters in various musical productions, including Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Carmen in Fame, Sandy in Grease, Liesl in The Sound of Music, Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Mimi in Rent. She also appeared in Annie. O'Day's
Jacinda Barrett (born 2 August 1972) is an Australian American model-turned-actress. She first became known to audiences as a cast member on The Real World: London before appearing in films such as Ladder 49, The Namesake, The Human Stain, and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
Born in Brisbane, Queensland, the daughter of a firefighter, Barrett entered and won the annual Dolly Covergirl contest in Australia in 1988, while attending Kenmore State High School, and started modeling at the age of seventeen through Europe. In 1995, she had her first television appearance as a cast member on MTV's The Real World: London; she later attended the British American Drama Academy in Oxford. She made her film debut in 1997 in Campfire Tales.
Barrett appeared in the September 1998 issue of Maxim in an article promoting the new fall television series. Her appearance served to promote her appearance in the NBC primetime soap opera Wind on Water but the show did not last past the first season.
Barrett was previously engaged to American comedian Chris Hardwick, host of MTV's Singled Out. On 29 December 2004, she married American actor Gabriel Macht. The couple had their first child, a girl named
Jaclyn Roxane Chan (born December 2, 1980), also known simply as Jacki R. Chan or Jacki Chan, is an American actress, musician, and Model.
She has appeared in various magazines, calendars and print ads, as well as several motion pictures, television shows, and commercials. She is niece to Hollywood stuntman Darryl Chan.
Formerly under the Universal Music Group label, she is also an experienced drummer who has been featured in several films, commercials, television spots, and music videos.
Jaclyn Roxanne Chan was born in San Francisco, California and raised as the oldest of three siblings in Daly City, California. From an early age she was drawn to the performing arts and participated in several after-school programs and functions. She graduated from Westmoor High School in Daly City, where she took an active role in drama and music. These included taking major roles in numerous plays, membership in the International Thespian Society, being the only female drummer and percussionist in the school's Jazz and Symphonic Bands, and being one of the leads in the school's Drill/Streetdancing Team. Chan was a Salutatorian of her 1998 Graduating class and voted "Most Dramatic" in the
Janice Doreen Dickinson (born February 15, 1955) is an American model, photographer, author, and talent agent.
Initially notable as a model, she has described herself as the first supermodel. One of the most successful models throughout the 1970s and 1980s, she expanded her profession to reality television in 2003 by judging for four cycles on America's Next Top Model. She subsequently opened her own modeling agency in 2005, which was documented in the reality-television series The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (2006–2008).
She was born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, the middle daughter of Jennie Marie (née Pietrzykoski) and Ray Dickinson. Her mother was of Polish descent and her father was of Belarusian ancestry. She was raised in Hollywood, Florida, with two sisters, elder Alexis, who became a real estate agent, and younger Debbie, who also became a model.
Dickinson has been open about the emotional and physical abuse she suffered as a child and teenager, and how her father used to sexually abuse one of her sisters. Of her childhood with her "rageoholic pedophile" of a father, Dickinson stated, "Because I wouldn't give in and let him have sex with me, I
Laetitia Marie Laure Casta (born 11 May 1978) is a French actress and model. Casta became a "GUESS? Girl" in 1993 and gained further recognition as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1998 to 2000 and as a spokesperson for cosmetics company L'Oreal. She has appeared on over 100 covers of such popular magazines as Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Elle and Glamour, and modeled for designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Lolita Lempicka, and Vivienne Westwood. Casta became an established actress, appearing in the films Gainsbourg (A Heroic Life), Face and Blue Bicycle, as well as the play Ondine at the theatre Antoine.
Casta was born in Pont-Audemer, Normandy, France. Her mother, Line Blin, is from Normandy. Her father, Dominique Casta, is from Corsica. She has an older brother, Jean-Baptiste, and a younger sister, Marie-Ange. She spent her childhood in Normandy and Corsica.
Casta's modeling career reportedly began when she was discovered by the photographer Frederic Cresseaux, during a family holiday in her father's native Corsica, at age 15. After her unexpected registration by
Lauren Lorraine Jones (born August 27, 1982) is an American fashion designer, business woman, former film and television actress, model, former Barker's Beauty on The Price Is Right, entrepreneur, and the CEO and Co-Founder of her eponymous brand product marketing company, Lauren Jones Footwear.
Jones was raised in Jackson, Mississippi, the only child of Debra Martinson Pearsall and James Harrison Jones Junior, and the granddaughter of "Ageless Hero" Gloria Martinson, founder of the non-profit organization, Gleaners, and Mike Martinson, Founder and CEO of the Dobbs Maynard Advertising Agency, who was often referred to as "The King Maker" due to his strong political influence and clout. Her mother is of Scandinavian descent. Her maternal great-grandparents immigrated to the US through Ellis Island from Oslo, Norway. Jones is also the great-niece of State Representative Rita Martinson (Madison, Mississippi). She attended junior high school at St. Andrew's in Ridgeland, Mississippi, where she played Juliet in a school production of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. At age 14, Jones, accompanied by her mother and stepfather, Dennis Pearsall, moved from Jackson to Long
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (born July 10, 1972) is a Colombian actress, comedian, television hostess, and model.
Vergara had been widely known for co-hosting two television shows for Univisión in the late 1990s. Her television career opened up for her a window of exposure to North American audiences prior to her first notable acting job in English, the 2003 film Chasing Papi. Subsequently, she appeared in films, including two Tyler Perry films, Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009), receiving an ALMA Award nomination for the latter. Vergara's success on television has earned her roles in recent films, The Smurfs (2011), New Year's Eve (2011), Happy Feet Two (2011) and The Three Stooges (2012).
As of 2012, Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Comedy Actress.
Vergara was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her mother, Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara, is a housewife, and her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, produced cattle for the meat industry. "Toti" was the nickname given to Vergara by her
Adriana Francesca Lima (Brazilian Portuguese: [ɐ̃dɾiˈɐnɐ frɐ̃ˈsɛskɐ ˈlimɐ]; born June 12, 1981) is a Brazilian model and actress who is best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2000, and as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009. At the age of 15, Lima finished first in Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" competition, and took second place the following year in the Ford "Supermodel of the World" competition before signing with Elite Model Management in New York City. Since 2005, Lima has ranked in the top five of Forbes' lists of the 20 highest-earning models in the world, and in 2006 ranked No.99 on the Forbes Celebrity 100. In 2012, she was also listed on Forbes Celebrity 100 list for earning 7 million. She is married to Serbian basketball player Marko Jarić, with whom she has two daughters.
Lima never thought about being a model, although she had won many beauty pageants in elementary school. However, she had a friend at school who wanted to enter a modeling contest and did not want to enter alone, so Lima entered with her. Both sent in pictures, and the contest sponsor soon asked Lima to come out for the competition. Soon after, at the age of 15, she entered
Amber Smith (born March 2, 1971) is an American actress and former model.
Smith is the daughter of professional American football player Russ Smith and Carol Smith.
Smith started modeling by age 16. As a teenager she traveled to Paris, France, where she worked as a model throughout Europe for four years. Her breakthrough came when her naturally blonde hair was dyed red, giving her a strong resemblance to 1940s and '50s movie star Rita Hayworth. Smith appeared in back-to-back issues of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and became Esquire magazine's first Vargas Girl of the 1990s. She also became the first model of the Wonderbra campaign. She later posed for photographer Helmut Newton for a Wolford advertising campaign, and was the model for the 2002 lingerie campaign for Venus Victoria, the European sister company to Victoria's Secret.
Smith has appeared on the covers of the fashion magazines and women's magazines Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, among others, and was the cover girl for the March 1995 issue of Playboy. She has appeared in advertising for L'Oréal makeup, Buffalo Jeans, Camel cigarettes, Kahlúa liqueur, Volkswagen automobiles, and Panama Jack, among
Brandy Lee Ledford also known as Jisel (born February 4, 1969) is an American actress, model and Penthouse Magazine's 1992 Pet of the Year. She played the role of Doyle in the science fiction TV series Andromeda. Ledford later became a devout Christian who describes Jesus as "the greatest love of my life".
In addition to Andromeda, Ledford starred in Season 10 of Baywatch Hawaii as Dawn Masterton, and the SciFi Channel series, The Invisible Man; she has also guest starred in a number of other science fiction TV series.
In 1998 a homemade video tape of Ledford having sex with both Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil and porn actress Janine Lindemulder was leaked to the public. It was eventually released commercially by the same company that distributed the infamous sex video of actress/former Playboy model Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee.
Chandra North (born July 31, 1973 in Dallas, Texas, USA) is an American model.
Growing up, North had aspirations of becoming a professional ballerina. In her teen years, North was a bit rebellious. While her classmates would be attending school dance, she would be hitting up underground night clubs. While attending Southern Methodist University, she was scouted by a male model during her spring break. His interest helped her land modeling jobs for local news papers and department store catalogs.
In 1991, North left Texas to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer. Shortly after moving to New York City, her modeling career moved her to Paris. After struggling to make it in Europe, North came back to New York where she met her future husband, then a bicycle messenger. With his support, she eventually landed more work.
In 1995, North featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in which she wore a grass bikini. Since then, she has been featured in advertisements for Alberta Ferretti, Versace, Saks Fifth Avenue, Givenchy, J.Crew, Valentino, Chanel, and Banana Republic. North has walked the runways for Christian Dior, DKNY, and Chanel. North has also graced the covers
Darla Baker of Salem, Oregon and graduate of South Salem High School, is an American model. After visiting Mode Models, she was signed with the agency and made her debut soon after in the 2005 Nolita Campaign and 2006 Express clothing campaign. Darla was one of the few models chosen by Chanel couture fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, modeling their clothing in the opening of the new Chanel Hong Kong resort. She has walked for over 100 high fashion and couture designers such as Zac Posen, Anna Sui, and many more.
She is the face of Nolita Hair Products and Royal Elastics, and has been featured in Numéro, Vogue Italia, Vogue Deutschland, German Glamour, D Magazine, Women's Wear Daily, Surface, Teen Vogue, and Fashion.
She has a younger brother, Forrest Baker, who still resides in her hometown of Salem, OR. In Darla's junior high years she attended a Calvary Chapel affiliated church, also located in Salem, OR.
Mia Rosales St. John (born June 24, 1967) is a Mexican-American professional boxer in the Light Welterweight division. Mia is the former WIBA and WIBF Lightweight Champion. She is also a model, businesswoman, and Tae Kwon Do Champion.
St. John, a Mexican-American with family roots in Zacatecas, Mexico, was born in San Francisco, California. Mia attended California State University, Northridge, earning a degree in Psychology. While a student, she compiled a Tae Kwon Do record of 27-1, was awarded a black belt, and worked as a model to fund her education.
She married Kristoff St. John, star of Young and the Restless, but they later divorced. They have two children, son Julian and daughter Paris.
At the age of 29, St. John decided to become a professional boxer. In her first bout on February 14, 1997, she knocked out Angelica Villain in 54 seconds of the first round and earning her the nickname "The Knockout."
St. John, under contract first to Don King and then Top Rank Boxing, was featured on the undercard of Oscar De La Hoya bouts. She had 23 fights, won 22 with one draw, 3 KOs and 9 TKOs. All fights were four-rounders and most were televised gaining her national attention. St. John
Rosa Kato (加藤 ローサ, Katō Rōsa, born 22 June 1985) is a Japanese actress and commercial model.
From April 2004 to March 2005, Kato was a regular guest student on Italian Conversation, a 25-minute NHK TV program for beginners of Italian.
She subsequently began appearing in commercials and became a popular model after appearing in Zexy, a Japanese bridal magazine, in 2004. She appeared in the Japanese film Tokyo Tower with Jun Matsumoto in 2005. In late 2005, she began appearing in Japanese television dramas such as Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo. She later won the "Best Newcomer Award" for her performance in Dance Drill (also known as Dandori in Japan) in 2006.
In 2007, she starred in the Japanese drama Jotei with Hana Yori Dango actor Shota Matsuda.
In 2008, Kato appeared in several TV dramas such as Oh! My Girl! with Mokomichi Hayami and Change with Takuya Kimura.
On 22 June 2011, Kato's 26th birthday, she married Japanese football player Daisuke Matsui. The next day, she announced on her blog her four-month pregnancy with their first child. She gave birth to a son on 14 December 2011 at 6:30 AM in France.
50th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Newcomer (Dance Drill)
Bruna Tenório (born June 27, 1989) is a Brazilian (Village Campestre I) model of European and Indigenous Brazilian ancestry.
Bruna Tenório started her career in 2006 when she walked the runway for designers like Chanel, Christian Dior and Dolce & Gabbana in Paris and Milan. After that she was already featured as a rising star by Style.com.
Since her debut, in 2006, Tenório has been the face of some advertising campaigns including Anna Sui, Gap, Kenzo, D&G, Chanel Haute Couture, Vera Wang, Valentino Haute Couture, Me & city. She has been on the covers of top fashion magazines including international editions of L'Officiel, Vogue and Elle. She has walked the most important shows in the Paris, New York and Milan fashion seasons like Alexandre Herchcovitch, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior, Michael Kors and many others.
Tenório is represented by Women Model Management in New York, Paris and Milan, Storm Models in London and Ford Models in São Paulo.
Faye Wong (Chinese: 王菲, pinyin: Wáng Fēi) (born 8 August 1969) is an influential Chinese singer-songwriter and actress who is usually referred to as a diva (Chinese: 天后; literally "Heavenly Queen"). Early in her career she briefly used the stage name Shirley Wong (王靖雯). Born in Beijing, she moved to British Hong Kong in 1987 and rose to stardom in the early 1990s by singing ballads in Cantonese. Since 1995 she has recorded mostly in her native Mandarin, often combining alternative music with mainstream Chinese pop. In 2000 she was recognized by Guinness World Records as the Best Selling Canto-Pop Female. Following her second marriage in 2005 she withdrew from the limelight, but returned to the stage in 2010 amidst immense interest in the Sinosphere.
Although her music is quite individualized, Faye Wong is famously reserved in public, and has become a cultural icon of "cool". Hugely popular in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, she has also gained a large following in Japan and is to date the only C-pop artist to have performed 4 times in Tokyo's Budokan. In the West she is best known for starring in Wong Kar-wai's films Chungking Express and 2046. While she
Jaid Barrymore (born May 8, 1946) is an American actress, best known as actress Drew Barrymore's mother.
She was born Ildikó Jaid Makó to a concert violinist mother and an artist father. Her parents were Hungarian World War II refugees and she was born in a displaced persons camp in Brannenburg, West Germany, later growing up in Pennsylvania, United States.
She married John Drew Barrymore in 1971, with whom she had a daughter, actress Drew Barrymore. They divorced in 1984. Jaid Barrymore appeared in Playboy magazine in September 1995, eight months after her daughter Drew's pictorial was featured in the magazine.
Dita Von Teese (born Heather Renée Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, and actress. She is known to have helped re-popularize burlesque performance and was once married to Marilyn Manson.
Von Teese was born in the small farming town of Rochester, Michigan, the middle child of three daughters in a middle-class family. Her mother was a manicurist and her father was a machinist. She is of partly Armenian heritage: one of her grandmothers was adopted into an American family. Von Teese is known for her fascination with 1940s cinema and classic retro style. This began at a young age and was fostered by her mother, who would buy clothes for her daughter to dress up in. Her mother was a fan of old, Golden age-era Hollywood films, and it was from her that Von Teese developed a fascination with the actresses of that day, especially Betty Grable.
She was classically trained as a ballet dancer from an early age, and danced solo at age thirteen for a local ballet company. Though she originally wanted to be a ballerina, Von Teese states that "By 15, I was as good as I’d ever be." She was later to incorporate this element
Judit Mascó i Palau (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈðid məsˈko]) (Barcelona, October 12, 1969) is a Spanish Catalan model, television host and writer from Barcelona.
Mascó grew up in a middle class family, daughter of a headmaster. She liked dressing up with her sister, using her mother's clothes. At age 15, began in the fashion world, which she combined with her piano lessons and school. Her big break, however, was at age 13 in a television commercial. She began her studies as a model at the Francina International Modeling Agency's School. She was later signed to the agency and began modeling for print. Her modeling pursuits led her to Japan and Italy mainly.
Mascó appeared in the 1990 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue as the cover model. She also appeared in the 1991, 1992, 1994, and 1995 editions. This cover launched her worldwide and was quickly hired for various high-profile advertising campaigns, including Max Mara, Laurèl by Escada, Armand Bassi, Betty Barclay, Georges Rech, Mango, Majestic and Palmers Lingerie. She kept been the face of a variety of advertising campaigns including Natura Bissé, El Corte Inglés, Clairol, Lancaster, Trident, Fila, Clarins or Timotei. Mascó is
Selita Ebanks (born 15 February 1983) is a Cayman-born fashion model. Ebanks has worked for high fashion brands Neiman Marcus and Ralph Lauren, and appeared in magazines such as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Vogue, and Glamour, but she is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret, as one of the brand's "Angels" from 2005 to early 2009.
Born of Native American, Irish and African descent to a Jamaican father and a Caymanian mother in George Town, Grand Cayman, Ebanks was raised in a large family that included seven brothers. Her family, her mother in particular, encouraged her development through extracurricular programs. She moved to the United States and settled on Staten Island. She was accepted by Columbia University and New York University, but instead chose to pursue modeling. In 2000, at the age of 17, while walking through the turnstiles at Six Flags Great Adventure, Ebanks was scouted by an agent from Elite Model Management.
Ebanks made her debut in February 2001 at the fall show for Tuleh. After working for the likes of Catherine Malandrino, James Coviello, Abercrombie & Fitch, and DKNY, she signed a contract with Victoria's Secret in 2005.
Tomika Skanes (born on August 21, 1978 in Columbus, GA), is an established professional Blasian Model/Actress of African American and Korean American heritage.
Her mother is Korean and her father is African American. Her parents met while her father was stationed in Seoul, Korea. Tomika is the only girl and a middle child, she has two brothers, Jimmy Skanes (older) and Donald Skanes, JR (younger). After traveling to various military bases all over the world, her family finally settled in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tomika started her modeling career at age 22 when she was spotted at a Hawks basketball game and has since appeared in various videos for artists such as Ginuwine, Metallica, Jagged Edge, India.Arie, Ludacris, and OutKast. (see resume below)
From the music video scene, Tomika was able to book jobs related to the music industry that include CD covers for OutKast's "Stankonia" CD cover 2002, the cover for Big Boi's 2003 CD "SpeakerBoxx" and promotional material for 112's 2003 CD.
Tomika has done consistent print work, covers and editorial/pictorial spreads in many urban mainstream magazines such as Black Men mag, SSX, KING mag, XXL magazine and Smooth Magazine.
Her television work
Asha Anand Gill (born July 3, 1972 in Pembury, Kent, England) is a Malaysia-based model, television host, deejay, veejay, writer, producer, film director, and women's rights activist. Her father is Indian and her mother is English with some French heritage.
Although born in Kent and schooled in Ramsgate, Kent (St Lawrence College, Ramsgate) as well as Maidstone, Kent, she spent much of her childhood in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. She took her O-Levels and A-Levels in the UK, and continued on to do her Bachelors in Science in Quantity Surveying at Kingston Polytechnic. A few credits shy of graduation, she decided that quantity surveying was not for her. She then decided to go into the media line.
She started off doing work as a production assistant for various studios in London, before moving up as a screenwriter and line producer. In 1995 she moved back to Malaysia, where she hosted the RIM Chart Show, a Malaysian music chart show. She also went into modelling, and endorsed various products such as Sony, L'Oréal, and Lipton Tea.
Gill played Asha Kapoor in the Malaysian TV drama City of the Rich from 1996 until 1997, and in 1998 she acted as Dr Anna in the Malaysian movie
Atiqa Odho (Urdu: عتیقہ اوڈھو; born 12 February 1968) is a Pakistani television and film actress, television host, politician and brand. She debuted in Anwar Maqsood's TV series Sitara aur Mehrunissa and later starred in a string of successful films, including Jo Darr Gya Woh Marr Gya, Mummy and Mujhe Chand Chahiye.
Odho was born in Karachi, Pakistan on February 12, 1968. She originally belongs to Village Tajodero, District Jacobabad. Her native village is in the name of her grandfather Late Taj Muhammad Khan Odho. She and has three children. She started her professional life as a make-up artist and hairstylist in 1989. While working as a make-up artist for various advertising agencies in Karachi, she was discovered by television personality, Anwar Maqsood. She starred in his play, "Sitara Aur Mehrunissa" in 1993; the role turned her into a household name in Pakistan. In 1995, she made her film debut in Jo Darr Gya Woh Marr Gya.
Odho has since worked in many popular television and film projects and has been actively involved in both media and the cosmetic industry in Pakistan. She resides in the UAE and Pakistan.
Since 2009, she has also been engaged in philanthropic activities.
Diandra Newlin (born March 4, 1991) is an American actress, singer, and fashion model.
Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1991 to Jim and Donna Newlin, Diandra Newlin grew up in Richmond. Her mother is a registered nurse and SAG actress. Diandra spent time in New York City from 1997 - 2001 modeling with Wilhelmina and Product Models, doing commercials, and making her debut into movies. Diandra has been in hundreds of International magazines and ads; her most famous gig was being on the Easy Bake Oven box. What began as a hobby took a turn toward serious acting when she booked the recurring role as Angel Girl on NBC's soap opera Passions.
Diandra graduated with honors, one year early from Laurel Springs School June 2008. IDiandra started incorporating college courses into her busy acting/music career at Santa Monica College where she made the Dean's List her first semester. She graduated from Santa Monica College with Honors obtaining her Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts in 2010. She was immediately accepted into Loyola Marymount University in January 2009. Diandra graduated May 2012 with a degree in Natural Science while continuing her music and acting career. Diandra was a
Famke Beumer Janssen ( /ˈfɑːmkə ˈdʒænsən/; born 5 November 1964) is a Dutch actress and former fashion model. She is known for playing the villainous Bond girl Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye (1995), Evelyn Stockard-Price in House on Haunted Hill (1999), and Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series (2000–2006).
Janssen was born in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. Her first name, Famke, means "little girl" in West Frisian, the native language of the Dutch province Friesland. She has two sisters, director Antoinette Beumer and actress Marjolein Beumer. In addition to her native Dutch, Janssen speaks English and French. She also learned German, but has not kept up with it. Following her high school graduation, Janssen studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam, which she later called "the stupidest idea I ever had." In the early 1990s, she enrolled at Columbia University to study creative writing and literature.
In 1984, Janssen moved to the United States to begin her professional career as a fashion model. She signed with Elite Model Management and worked for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, and Victoria's Secret. She starred in a 1988 commercial for the perfume Exclamation by
Louise Ann Robey, Countess of Burford (born 14 March 1960) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, model, and actress.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Malcolm Robey (born 1933), Pilot Royal Canadian Air Force, and wife Dallas ... (born 1935), also an actress.
Robey was educated throughout Europe and attended the Royal Ballet School. Discovered by French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue while sunbathing in the French Riviera, Robey began modeling and appeared in Vogue. After moving to the United States in the early 1980s, she fronted the group Louise and the Creeps. The group soon broke up and in 1984, Robey landed a record deal. She recorded a self-titled album, which yielded a hit, a cover of Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice's song from the musical Chess called "One Night in Bangkok". The single peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.
Robey had small roles in The Money Pit and Raw Deal before landing the role for which she may be best known, that of Michelle "Micki" Foster, niece of antiques dealer Lewis Vendredi, on the 1987-1990 syndicated horror series Friday the 13th: The Series, which Frank Mancuso, Jr. produced. The show, filmed in
Mía Lourdes Taveras López (born July 4, 1986) was Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2006. She competed in the Miss Universe 2006 beauty pageant in Los Angeles, California on July 23, 2006.
Taveras represented the Santiago province during the national pageant which took place on December 18, 2005. She was one of the early favorites, along with the contestant from the Espaillat province, Eva Arias Viñas, and Dawilda Gonzalez Cid, who represented the Distrito Nacional. Arias came in as first runner-up, while Gonzalez came in as second runner-up.
During the pageant, Taveras also won the Miss Rostro award, which is awarded to the candidate that is considered to have the most beautiful face in the competition, and placed first on the national costume competition.
Prior to winning the Miss Dominican Republic pageant, Taveras was an industrial engineering student at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, located in Santiago de los Caballeros. Taveras also studied jewelry design at the Altos de Chavón Design School, located in the La Romana province .
Taveras won the 2006 Miss Continente Americano Beauty Pageant and the Miss Global Cities in Taiwan in 2006. She became the first
Rhea Durham (born July 1, 1978) is an American fashion model. She was born in Lakeland, Florida. She has appeared on the cover of several major fashion magazines, including French Vogue, Italian Marie Claire, and British and American ELLE and walked in the 2000 and 2001 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. She guest-starred as herself on the 2001 Spin City episode, "The Wedding Scammer."
Rhea and Mark Wahlberg became a couple in 2001 and have four children: Ella Rae (born 2003), Michael (born 2006), Brendan Joseph (born 2008) and Grace Margaret (born 2010). Wahlberg and Durham married on August 1, 2009 in a private Catholic ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.
Sarita Stella-Holland (born 31 July 1982) is an Australian promo model. As a model, she was featured in a Dodo internet ad and also on The Price is Right.
On October 9, 2008 Stella married former footballer Brodie Holland in Bali. They have a daughter, Stevie, born May 2010.
She appeared occasionally on Fox Footy's Living With Footballers in the 2002 series.
On 25 May 2006, Holland, Stella and a friend, Brooke Hawken, appeared in court after being charged with assault following an altercation outside a popular nightclub in Melbourne on 2 December 2005. The case was rescheduled several times
On 7 May 2007 Stella was convicted and fined in the Melbourne Magistrates Court for her role in the assault.
Emma Booth (born c. 1982) is an Australian model-turned-actress. From Perth in Western Australia, the former teen model and TV star played a significant role in the 2007 film Introducing the Dwights, opposite Brenda Blethyn.
Frequently referred to as the "next big thing" from Australia, after Clubland (North American title of Introducing the Dwights) was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, many talent agencies solicited her for roles in upcoming films.
As a result, in 2008 she appeared in the horror film Blood Creek, directed by Joel Schumacher. She also worked on 'yet to be released', Hippie Hippie Shake with Cillian Murphy and Sienna Miller, an account of the Schoolkids OZ obscenity trials in the United Kingdom.
Currently, she is working on the film The Wrong Girl, an Australian true-life drama about a teen who had been raped by a notorious Sydney gang and her four-year struggle for justice, written by award-winning screenwriter Nicholas Hammond and directed by Michael Jenkins.
At the age of 15 she signed with Chic Model Management and appeared on runways in Japan, New York, Milan and Paris. After making the cover of a local teen magazine, she later held the title of Western
Elizabeth Alice "Ali" MacGraw (born April 1, 1939) is an American actress. She first gained attention for her role in Goodbye, Columbus in 1969, for which she won a Golden Globe Award, followed by Love Story in 1970, for which she received an Academy Award nomination and won a second Golden Globe. She married actor Steve McQueen in 1973, after appearing with him in the 1972 film The Getaway. After that, MacGraw did not make another film for six years and later retired altogether from show business.
Ali MacGraw was born in Pound Ridge, New York, the daughter of commercial artists Frances (née Klein) and Richard MacGraw. She has one brother, Dick, an artist. Her father was of Scottish descent and her maternal grandparents were from Hungary. MacGraw's mother was from a Jewish family, but did not disclose this to MacGraw's father. MacGraw has described her father as "violent".
MacGraw is an alumna of Rosemary Hall (now Choate Rosemary Hall, class of 1955) in Wallingford, Connecticut and Wellesley College (class of 1960), Wellesley, Massachusetts. She began working in 1960 as a photographic assistant at Harper's Bazaar magazine, as an assistant to the legendary fashion maven, Diana
Aoi Miyazaki (宮﨑 あおい, Miyazaki Aoi, born November 30, 1985) is a Japanese actress. She is best known for her pure image and roles such as in Nana and Virgin Snow. Her brother Masaru Miyazaki is an actor, and they starred together in the film Hatsukoi. She married Sosuke Takaoka on June 15, 2007, her partner since she was fifteen. However, they divorced in December 2011.
Miyazaki started working in the entertainment industry at the age of four. Initially she appeared mostly in commercials, magazine advertisements, and as an extra in television dramas. Miyazaki made her film debut in Ano Natsu no Hi at the age of fourteen.
Also at the age of 14, Miyazaki began to draw international attention for her role as the survivor of a traumatic bus hijack in Shinji Aoyama's Eureka. The film won the International Federation of Film Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2000, and resulted in her receiving the Best Actress award at the Japanese Professional Movie Awards. In 2003, she also made her musical debut in The Little Prince.
Later, Miyazaki won Best Actress award in the Cinemanila International Film Festival for her performance in Harmful Insect. She teamed up with Aoyama again in
Ayako Enomoto (榎本 亜弥子, Enomoto Ayako, born April 29, 1985) is a Japanese model and actress.
Born in Kodaira, Tokyo, Enomoto won teen-oriented magazine Nicola's "reader model" audition in 1999, which led to an exclusive contract with the magazine and jump-started her career as an idol.
Enomoto has also appeared in glamour photo shoots, movies, and several TV advertisements.
Debra "Debbe" Dunning (born July 11, 1966) is an American actress, model and spokesperson.
A native of Burbank, California, Dunning graduated from John Burroughs High School, the same school her parents graduated from exactly twenty years earlier. She was a cheerleader and her school's Homecoming Queen, also winning the title of "Miss Burbank 1984".
Debbie Dunning was signed by the Judith Fontaine Modeling & Talent Agency in Los Angeles. Her modeling career began with numerous Miller Beer advertisements, and her first television commercial was for Foot Locker. She has also appeared in ads for Ford Motors. She received national exposure as Louise, the "Run for the Border Girl" in a series of Taco Bell commercials.
Dunning is best known for playing the beautiful tool assistant Heidi Keppert, the "Tool Time girl" on the ABC sitcom, Home Improvement. She had previously guest-starred in an episode of the show in an earlier season, and the show's producers selected her to return as a full-time member of the cast. She has also appeared on various TV shows and movies, including 1988's Dangerous Curves. She was the reigning champion of the American Gladiators Celebrity Challenge two years
Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974) is an American actress, model, singer and homeware designer. She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), she broke into the Hollywood mainstream with an appearance in Training Day (2001). She has since starred in many films including All About The Benjamins (2002); 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Stuck on You (2003); Hitch (2005); Ghost Rider and We Own the Night (both 2007); The Spirit (2008); The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009); The Other Guys and Last Night (both 2010), A Girl In Progress (2012)
Mendes has worked as a spokesmodel for Cocio chocolate milk, Magnum ice cream, Revlon make-up, Calvin Klein underwear and perfume, Cartier jewellery, Thierry Mugler perfume, Reebok trainers, Campari apéritif, Pantene shampoo, Morgan clothes and Peek & Cloppenburg clothes. Mendes is the creator of a home decor line, Vida, sold exclusively at Macy's. She launched a bedding collection in 2008 and a dinnerware collection in 2010. Mendes is a singer: she has recorded a version of The Windmills of Your Mind
Jennifer Marie Morrison (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress, model and film producer. She is known for her role as Dr. Allison Cameron in House, whom she played for five-and-a-half years (2004–2010), and the lead role of Emma Swan in the 2011 ABC adventure fantasy television series Once Upon a Time. She also portrayed Zoey Pierson in the sixth season of How I Met Your Mother.
Jennifer Morrison was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She is the eldest of three children with a sister, Julia, and a brother, Daniel. Her father, David L. Morrison, is a retired music teacher who was named Teacher of the Year by the Illinois State Board of Education in 2003. Morrison's mother, Judy Morrison, is also a retired teacher.
Morrison attended South Middle School then graduated from Prospect High School in 1997 where her parents worked. She played clarinet in the school's marching band, sang in the choir and was a cheerleader with the school's pep squad. She attended Loyola University Chicago where she majored in Theatre and minored in English, graduating in 2000. She studied with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a
Norika Fujiwara (藤原 紀香, Fujiwara Norika, born on June 28, 1971 in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture) is a Japanese beauty queen, model and actress. She became Miss Japan in 1992 and was an exclusive model for CanCam magazine. She has appeared in various commercials and TV series and a number of films in Japan.
After several years of model work, Fujiwara has since worked internationally as a journalist and spokesperson, including acting as an ambassador of Japanese - Korean friendship during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, reporting from the 2004 Olympics in Greece, and going to Afghanistan and holding a photo exhibition there. Fujiwara was formerly a guest announcer and interviewer for K-1 on their major shows until 2006 when she was replaced by Waka Inoue.
Fujiwara has additionally worked in the video game and anime markets; her latest work as the main character Alicia in Project Minerva (PlayStation 2) (2002), a squad-based, real-time semi-RPG versus rogue robots game, released in an updated English form with more missions as Project Minerva Professional by Midas Interactive of the UK. She voiced Princess Fiona in the Japanese-dubbed version of the Shrek films.
Fujiwara spent one month in a
Anastasia Perraki, also spelled Anastasia Peraki, (Greek: Αναστασία Περράκη) (born 1985 in Athens) is a Greek model. She has appeared on the covers of fashion magazines such as Madame. Perraki was a Playboy Playmate in the Greek edition of Playboy for August 2005. She is married to Olympic athlete Michail Mouroutsos.
May Andersen (born Lykke May Andersen on June 16, 1982 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish model. She is most known for her work with Victoria's Secret and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
In 2000 the car she was riding in was hit by a garbage truck on Sixth Avenue. She broke her collarbone, her wrist in three places, and sustained injuries to her pelvis. She later received compensation from the City of New York.
May Andersen featured on the cover of the May 2012 edition of Playboy. On April 19th, 2012, May held a book-signing for her cover of the May issue of Playboy at The Hole Gallery where she works as an Assistant Director located in New York's Bowery.
Paola Turbay Gómez (born November 29, 1970 in Houston, USA) is a Colombian-American actress of Lebanese descent, model, and television presenter.
Turbay represented Bogotá in the Miss Colombia beauty pageant, which she won in 1991. She was the first runner-up in the 1992 Miss Universe competition.
After finishing her studies in psychology at the Universidad de los Andes, Turbay focused on her career as a model and presenter in entertainment news segments on Noticias QAP and Noticiero C newscasts, as well as an actress, with shows like Hola Paola ("Hello Paola") during the 1990s. In 2005 she was the official presenter, with Miguel Varoni, of the National Beauty Pageant. She has also made cameo appearances in several Colombian series like O todos en la cama, Ecomoda (sequel to Betty la fea) and Leche ("Milk").
After studying acting in Hollywood, Florida, Turbay became the main character of the RCN TV comedy Noticias calientes ("Hot News") in 2002. Two years later she would star the telenovela Las noches de Luciana ("The Nights of Luciana") and in 2006 would present the Colombian version of Dancing with the Stars, Bailando por un Sueño. Paola has also made brief appearances in films
Tyrone Edmond (born Enoch Edmond in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti) is a Haitian-born model.
In Haiti, Edmond lived a difficult childhood, struggling day-to-day in a highly impoverished situation in the shantytowns of Cap-Haïtien and Port-au-Prince, where he grew up. Early in his childhood, Tyrone attended a Seventh-Day Adventist school in the poverty-filled neighborhood of Carrefour in the capital. At the age of nine, Edmond's mother died resulting in him being adopted by an American missionary family and eventually emigrating to the United States at age fifteen.
Edmond is one of the premier male models to gain international fame from the island country being compared with icons such as Tyson Beckford (whom he slightly resembles). The Haitian native's modeling career actually began through his encounter with Tommy Hilfiger in 1997. Ever since then, Edmond has become a feature model for fashion designer labels such as Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, and Donna Karan.
Edmond's best friend, a young man named Tyrone (from whom Edmond adopted his name) who was afflicted with AIDS, died leading to Edmond's further involvement in socio-economic affairs and the fight in the AIDS/HIV epidemic.
Varsha Usgaonkar is an Indian film actress from Goa, who has worked in various Bollywood and Marathi movies as the leading lady. During the 1990s, she was the most popular actress in Marathi cinema.
Usgaonkar has to her credit many Marathi hits such as Gammat Jammat, Hamal De Dhamal, Saglikade Bombabomb, Sawat Majhi Ladki,Shejari Shejari, Ek Hota Vidushak, Dhumakul, Lapandaav, Aflatoon and others. She has also starred as the lead actress in the Bollywood films Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi and Pathreela Raasta. In 2005 she appeared in the Bollywood films Mangal Pandey: The Rising and Mr Ya Miss as a supporting actress. In the Faisal Saif-directed controversial Hindi feature film, Jigyaasa, she played mother to Hrishitaa Bhatt. The role of Uttara, wife of Abhimanyu and mother of Parikshit, (the future of the Bharat Dynasty in Mahabharata) created a turning point in her career. Usgaonkar started her television career in the late 1990s, after taking a hiatus from movies. She has appeared in the Marathi shows Aakash Zep and Eka Mekansathi, and she has also acted in the Hindi television serials Alvida Darling, Tanha and Anhonee. Usgaonkar has also sung in a Konkani music album Roop Tujem Laita
Ifeanyi also credited as Ifeanyi Chijindu is a Nigerian-American author/writer, entrepreneur, artist, actress and screenwriter.
Ifeanyi was born in Nigeria and is a first generation Nigerian-American. Ifeanyi spent most of her childhood living throughout various cities within southern California's Inland Empire.
Ifeanyi showed a childhood interest in literature when she had her first poem published at eight, completed a 90-page novella at eleven and at 15, Ifeanyi sold her first short story and won 2nd place for it in a contest hosted by Superior Communications and Publications.
By 17, Ifeanyi regularly performed her poetry at paid venues. Around this same time, Ifeanyi also deepened her interest in acting and won the part of Maya Angelou in a local play called Women In Love.
A Girl's Life...the Song that Never Ends, a themed poetry collection, was published in 2004 and centered on Chijindu's experiences about love, hatred, family, spirituality, racism, sexuality, individual and ethnic identity throughout her childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. Cal Poly Pomona presented her with the Golden Leaves Award in recognition for her literary achievement and for being the youngest
Naomi Campbell (born London, 22 May 1970) is a British model, of Jamaican decent. Scouted at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and she was one of six models of her generation declared "supermodels" by the fashion world. Her personal life is widely reported, particularly her relationships with prominent men—including boxer Mike Tyson, Badr Jafar and actor Robert De Niro—and several highly-publicised convictions for assault.
Campbell was born in Streatham, South London, the daughter of Jamaican-born dancer Valerie Morris. In accordance with her mother's wishes, Campbell has never met her father, who abandoned her mother when she was four months pregnant, and who went unnamed on her birth certificate. She took on the surname Campbell from her mother's second marriage. Her half-brother, Pierre, was born in 1986. Campbell is of Afro-Jamaican descent, as well as of Chinese Jamaican ancestry through her paternal grandmother, who carried the family name Ming.
During her early years, Campbell lived in Rome, where her mother worked as a modern dancer. Following their return to London, she was
Protima Gauri Bedi (October 12, 1948 – August 18, 1998) was an Indian model turned Odissi exponent. In 1990, she established 'Nrityagram', a dance village near Bangalore.
Protima was born in Delhi, the second daughter in a family of four, which included three daughters and a son. Her father Laxmichand Gupta was a trader who belonged to a bania family from Karnal district, Haryana, and her mother Reba, was a Bengali. Her father had to leave home, because of opposition to his marriage, Thereafter he started working in Delhi.
In 1953, her family moved to Goa, and later to Bombay in 1957. At age nine, she was sent to stay at her aunt's, in a village in Karnal district for a while, where she studied in a local school. On her return, she was sent to Kimmins High School, Panchgani, where she received her early education. She did her graduation from St. Xavier's College, Bombay (1965–67).
By the late 1960s, she had become a prominent model. In 1974, she came into the news for streaking during the daytime for the launch of the Bollywood magazine, Cineblitz at Juhu Beach in Bombay.
In August 1975, at the age of 26, an Odissi dance recital completely changed her life when she ran into the
Carol Patricia Smillie (born 23 December 1961) is a Scottish television personality, model and actress. Smillie is well known for presenting the award winning BBC series Changing Rooms, which won her a National Television Award for Most Popular Factual Programme in 1998.
She became the hostess of the British version of the international television game show Wheel of Fortune in 1989. Smillie achieved further recognition a few years later when she appeared on the BBC television channel, firstly as a reporter on The Travel Show, and then Holiday, often as the programme's presenter. However, it was the DIY programme Changing Rooms that really established her name, and led to her presenting other primetime shows for the BBC, such as the National Lottery and her own morning chat show Smillie's People.
Smillie continues to present television shows, mainly on the STV channel, but in recent years has moved into other areas of entertainment. Smillie has appeared on the stage in theatre productions of The Vagina Monologues, (2006 and 2007) and Hormonal Housewives (2010 and 2012), touring both plays around Scotland.
Between 2007 and 2010, Smillie was the figurehead campaign model for the
Rakhi Sawant (Hindi: राखी सावंत) (born on 25 November 1978) is an Indian dancer, Hindi film and television actress, model and television talk show host. She has appeared in many Hindi films and few Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and Tamil films in roles commonly attributed to item girls.
Rakhi was born as Neeru Bheda to Jaya Bheda. who married Sawant, a police constable at Worli Police Station, and gave her children her second husband's name Sawant. Rakhi attended Goklibai High School in the Vile Parle suburb of Mumbai and later studied at Mithibai College. She is the sister of film director Rakesh Sawant and former actress Usha Sawant.
In 1997, Rakhi debuted with the unnoticed film Agnnichakra as Ruhi Sawant. She continued acting in some more low-budget Bollywood films. She did few small roles & dance numbers as a junior artist in films like Joru Ka Ghulam, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain & Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke and went unnoticed.
In 2003, she auditioned for an item number in the Bollywood movie, Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne. She auditioned about four times before being finally selected for her breakthrough item number, "Mohabbat Hai Mirchi", composed by Himesh Reshammiya. She also bagged a
Shruti Haasan (born January 28, 1986) is an Indian actress from South Indian film industry.
Shruti Rajalakshmi Hassan was born to actor Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan and actoressSarika in Chennai, India.. She schooled at Abacus in Chennai and moved to Mumbai to major in psychology at St. Andrew’s College. She learnt music at the Musicians Institute in California. She underwent rhinoplasty to alter her nose early in her film career.. She sports a tattoo on her left upper back that reads Shruti in Tamil.
Shruti sang her first song in Thevar Magan in the composition of Ilaiyaraaja. She made her singing debut in the Hindi language film, Chachi 420. In 2010, she collaborated with Dave Kushner for Hisss. Whilst Kushner composed the track, Shruti wrote the lyrics, sang and appeared in a promotional video for the film.
In 2000, Shruti made a cameo appearance in Hey Ram. She signed up to feature in Soham Shah's Luck opposite Imran Khan.. She also appeared alongiside Blaaze in the promotional videos for Unnaipol Oruvan and Eenadu. She made her Telugu debut in 2011, opposite Siddharth in Anaganaga O Dheerudu co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Her second Hindi feature film, Madhur Bhandarkar's
Shruti Seth (born 18 December 1977) is an Indian television, VJ, film actress, and an Indian Entrepreneur.
Shruti Seth was born on 18 December 1977 in Bombay, India. She did her schooling from Ashok Academy and graduated from St. Xavier's College, Bombay with a degree in Economics and Commerce. She is married to film director Danish Aslam.
Seth started her career as a Guest relation executive at The Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay. According to her, her entry into the world of modelling happened by chance. A couple of people had asked her if she’d like to model and at that time, it just meant extra pocket money. Over the span of her career as a model she did several commercials including Clean and Clear moisturiser, TATA Home Finance, Ponds Talc, Frooti, Lifebuoy Soap, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, LG, Airtel, Mrs. Marino Hair Softener, Stayfree Secure, Dominos etc.
Eventually, she moved to television. At the start of her career in modeling and television, Seth said that “fate was pushing me in that direction and I just followed the course.” She also said that it was her stint on Channel V “that firmly put me on the map.”
For Channel V, India she hosted First day First show and Junglee
Caroline Trentini (born July 6, 1987 in Panambi, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), also known as Carol Trentini, is a Brazilian fashion model.
Trentini was born in Panambi, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Trentini is the youngest daughter of Lourdes and the late Jacó Trentini, who died when she was one year old. Her older sisters are Franciele and Élen. Although she had never worked before, Lourdes got a job as a public employee when Jacó died and raised her daughters single-handedly.
In 2000, Trentini was discovered walking down a street in her hometown by an agent, the same one who scouted Gisele Bündchen, and soon afterward she moved to São Paulo, a common destination for young Brazilian models. She was frightened to be alone in the big city, as Panambi had only 40,000 residents. However, her modeling career immediately took off, and after a year, Trentini moved again, this time to New York City. She couldn't speak English but quickly learned. Trentini's breakthrough came when designer Marc Jacobs cast her in his Marc by Marc Jacobs ad campaign, photographed by Juergen Teller.
She has appeared on the covers of magazines ELLE, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, among others.
In 2007, she was the
Hana Soukupová (born December 18, 1985) is a Czech model. She has participated in the Victoria's Secret fashion shows and modeled for the Victoria Secret Catalog.
Soukupová was born on December 18, 1985 in Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). Because of her height, she began playing basketball for a local team.
Soukupová began to work as a model in Prague in 1998. She signed her first major modeling contract at 15 years of age as the face of Carolina Herrera’s Chic perfume.
In September 2004, Soukupová was selected as one of only nine models appeared on the cover of American Vogue in an issue that compared supermodels today to supermodels of the 80s and 90s heyday. Others included Daria Werbowy, Gemma Ward, Gisele Bündchen, and Karolína Kurková. Vanity Fair touted her as the next Eastern European model that will most likely make it big. Additionally, she has been featured on over 80 magazine covers including numerous international editions of Vogue and on the covers of Harper's Bazaar, W, Elle, and Allure. Soukupová's work can be seen in over 4,000 pages of editorial fashion stories and advertising campaigns. Soukupová has worked closely with renowned
Hilary Hollis Rhoda (born April 6, 1987, in Chevy Chase, Maryland) is an American model. She is perhaps best known for her work with the brand Estée Lauder and her 2009, 2010, and 2011 appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Rhoda attended St. Jane de Chantal school in Bethesda, Maryland for grade school. Before her career as a model, Rhoda graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic all-girls school in Maryland. While a student, Rhoda played on her school's field hockey and lacrosse teams.
Rhoda was originally discovered at a ProScout event in Washington, D.C. After getting numerous call backs, she decided to be represented by Women Model Management. She soon appeared in ads for Hollister and Abercrombie, before switching to Click Model Management and recently with IMG Models, globally. She is currently represented by Elite Model Management in New York.
She is currently featured in the 2011 Max Mara AW campaign. Before she has appeared in advertisements for Balenciaga, Valentino, Belstaff, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Donna Karan, Gucci, Gap, Dsquared, Shiatzy Chen, Blumarine, and Ralph Lauren, and in Victoria's Secret catalogs. She has also appeared on
Jaydy Michel Brixon (born December 20, 1975) is a Mexican fashion model.
Born to a Mexican father and an US American mother, Jaydy Michel grew up in Puerto Vallarta, although she was born in Guadalajara, the capital of the state of Jalisco.
She began her modeling career in Mexico, first in beauty pageants such as Miss Jalisco.
A friend of her mother recommended that she go to Europe. Michel went to Spain in 1994, beginning her career as an international model. Since then, she has been featured in many top magazines and fashion shows, both in Mexico and Europe.
She made her debut as an actress in the Spanish movie Isi/Disi, starring Santiago Segura and Florentino Fernández.
In 2007, she started working in the Spanish series Los Serrano, until its end in 2008. She played the role of an English teacher named Celia, replacing the deceased Lucía.
Michel and Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz married in Bali on December 30, 1999; however, this marriage was never legally recognized in either of their home countries. The couple divorced in 2005. Their daughter, Manuela Sánchez Michel, was born in 2001. Michel divides her time amongst Mexico, Spain, and Miami.
On January 4, 2011, she married
Mahima Chaudhary (born Ritu Chaudhry on 13 September 1973) is an Indian actress and a former model who appears in Bollywood films. She made her acting debut in the 1997 film Pardes, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Chaudhary was born Ritu Chaudhry lun in Darjeeling, West Bengal. Her father is from Kakripur village in Baghpat, Western Uttar Pradesh. Her mother is of Nepali origin and hails from Darjeeling. She attended Darjeeling based famous convent school till class X and later moved to Loreto Convent for her plus two levels. She completed her ISC board in 1988. She also attended Loreto College in Darjeeling. She won a local beauty pageant in Darjeeling before moving to Delhi for college. Initially in the 1990s, she appeared in TV advertisements (including the Wall's ice cream ad when the brand entered India), and was a VJ on music channels where she was noticed by Subhash Ghai. Ghai gave her a break in the movie Pardes, which was released in 1997. Ghai also renamed her due to some superstition. He considered M to be lucky for her.
During her acting career, Chaudhary has played a variety of roles, starting with a village girl in Pardes (1997). Her other
Son Ye-jin (born Son Eon-jin on January 11, 1982) is a South Korean actress.
Son Ye-jin has taken on a variety of roles in her career to date, propelling her to fame both in Korea and in other Asian countries. She first appeared in a supporting role in Park Ki-hyung's film Secret Tears in 2000, and then went on to take the lead in TV dramas such as Delicious Proposal, Sun-hee and Jin-hee, and Great Ambition. Her first high-profile role in cinema was in Im Kwon-taek's Chi-hwa-seon, which screened at Cannes and took home a Best Director award in 2002.
The biggest success of her early career was in the subsequent films Lovers' Concerto and The Classic. Both were solid mid-level hits in Korea, and The Classic in particular—being a work of My Sassy Girl director Kwak Jae-yong -- received wide exposure in countries such as Hong Kong and China.
Son further solidified her status as a "hallyu" (Korean wave) star in 2003 by taking the lead in TV drama Summer Scent, a part of the hugely successful series of TV dramas including Autumn Love Story and Winter Sonata (though this drama would not attract the attention of the previous two). Her next two films also proved to be huge hits in Asia: A
Janice Prishwalko is a fashion model and television hostess based in New York City.
Prishwalko was born in Clinton, Connecticut and obtained her BA at Boston University. She currently resides in New York City.
Prishwalko has appeared in numerous print spreads for such magazines as GQ, Glamour, and SELF, and has done catalog and runway work as well.
Prishwalko is known primarily as the hostess of the video magazine Chic TV, on which she covers the fashion industry. She has also done hosting for FUJI TV's program Oh My, NY, which airs on Japanese television.
Acting work to date includes commercial work, and bit parts in such programs as Sex in the City and What Not to Wear.
Torrey Joel Wasilewski (née DeVitto; born June 8, 1984), better known as Torrey DeVitto, is an American actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her role as Melissa Hastings on the hit ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.
Torrey Joel DeVitto was raised in Fort Salonga on Long Island, New York and Winter Park, Florida. Her parents are Mary and Liberty DeVitto; her father was a long-time drummer for Billy Joel. On the day of her birth, Joel was performing at the Wembley Arena and made a special note before beginning "The Longest Time" that DeVitto's wife was having a baby, causing a standing ovation for DeVitto, who was playing the drums at the concert. She has two sisters, Devon and Maryelle. Her sister Maryelle was in the TV series Endurance. As a child, DeVitto spent a lot of time touring with her parents.
She attended Fort Salonga Elementary School, part of Kings Park Central School District. At age six, DeVitto took violin lessons and when she was in 4th grade, Torrey earned her place as the 4th chair violinist in a high school band. When DeVitto was 12 years old, she played a solo violin piece at Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook's wedding. After graduating from
Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American model and media personality. She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and working for Victoria's Secret as one of their original Angels. Banks is the creator and host of the UPN/The CW reality television show America's Next Top Model, co-creator of True Beauty, and was the host of her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show.
Banks is one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world's most influential people by Time magazine.
Tyra Banks was born in Inglewood, California. She is the daughter of Caroline (née London; now London-Johnson), a medical photographer, and Donald Banks, a computer consultant. She has a brother, Devin, who is five years older. In 1979, when Banks was 6 years old, her parents divorced. Banks attended John Burroughs Middle School and graduated in 1991 from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.
When Banks was 15 years old, she started modeling while attending school in Los Angeles. She was rejected by six modeling agencies before she was signed by Elite Model Management at age 16. When she got the
Agyness Deyn /ˈæɡnɨs diːn/) (born Laura Michelle Hollins; 16 February 1983) is an English fashion model, actress and singer.
Deyn is from Littleborough in Lancashire. Deyn later moved to Failsworth near Oldham. The daughter of a nurse, Lorraine, and second of three children she moved to Rossendale, Lancashire, and attended All Saints Roman Catholic 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 at a fish and chip shop in Stubbins, Rossendale, where she was a part-time server at the age of 13. 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
Carla Bruni, now known by her name of use Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (born Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi, Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarla dʒilˈbɛrta ˈbruːni teˈdeski]; 23 December 1967) is an Italian-French singer, songwriter and former model. She married the then President of the French Republic Nicolas Sarkozy in February 2008.
Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi was born in Turin, Italy, and is heiress to the fortune created by the Italian tire manufacturing company CEAT, founded in the 1920s by her grandfather Virginio Bruni Tedeschi. The company was sold in the 1970s to Pirelli (the brand lives on via its former subsidiary in India, founded in 1958). The family moved to France in 1975, reportedly to escape the threat of kidnapping by the Red Brigades, a Marxist-Leninist Revolutionary group active in Italy in the 1970s. Bruni grew up in France from age seven and attended boarding school in Switzerland. She went to Paris to study art and architecture, but left school at 19 to become a model.
She is legally the daughter of Italian concert pianist Marisa Borini and industrialist and classical composer Alberto Bruni Tedeschi. However, in 2008 Bruni told Vanity Fair that her biological father is
Élise Crombez (born 24 July 1982 in Mouscron, Belgium) is a Belgian fashion model. She grew up and went to school in Koksijde. She was discovered in 1999 when she decided to enter a fashion contest (Miss Mannequin) with a friend of hers. The contest was held in the Belgian town of Roeselaere. She worked with Steven Meisel extensively throughout her career, landing on six covers of Italian Vogue and campaigns for Prada, H&M, Versace, Armani, Nina Ricci, Gianfranco Ferre, Lacoste, Eres, GAP, Jil Sander, Ralph Lauren, Escada, Pollini, and Valentino. Crombez also appeared on covers for W, British, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, German, and Turkish Vogue, and twice on the cover of French Elle and six times on the cover of Italian Vogue. She has appeared in editorials for French, Italian, German, Turkish, Mexican, and Japanese Vogue, British and American Harpers Bazaar, W, and Allure. Crombez has walked in numerous fashion shows, such as Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Versace, and Viktor & Rolf. She also appeared in the 2006 and 2007 Victoria's Secret fashion shows.
Crombez fell at the Proenza Schouler Spring 2007 runway show, her sky-high
Gabriella Hall (born Laura Rose Saldivar November 11, 1966) is a model and actress from Los Angeles best known for her appearances in Cinemax TV shows and movies such as Erotic Confessions and Beverly Hills Bordello. To date, she has appeared in over 58 TV shows and movies. She has posed for Playboy magazine and appeared in one of their videos, Playboy: Girls of the Internet (as Gabriella Skye).
Gabriella was born in Los Angeles but grew up on the beaches of Northern California. She auditioned for fashion print work on a whim as a way to pay for veterinarian school. Her fashion print work led to runway modeling in Europe before she returned to California.
Gabriella had always been fascinated with movies from when she was a little girl with Rita Hayworth being her favorite actress at the time. Her first major role was in a movie called Centerfold (later renamed Naked Ambition). After that, she would go on to appear in 18 features over the next two years. It was her appearance in the Nicolas Roeg drama, Full Body Massage, (as the younger flashback of Mimi Rogers' character, Nina) that drew the attention of film producers such as Curtis Hansen, and kept her steadily employed in a
Jess Jackson is a British record producer who has most notably produced Tyga. Jackson produced or co-produced a total of nine songs on Tyga's album Careless World: Rise of the Last King. Jackson also co-released a vinyl 12 limited edition promo single.
Jackson acquired his surname from his stepfather. He began producing music in his bedroom in 1994. Jackson released his third UK garage record, Hobson's Choice, when he was seventeen years of age. In 2006 he relocated to Los Angeles and began working closer with US hip-hop labels.
Jordin Brianna Sparks (born December 22, 1989) is an American pop and R&B recording artist, songwriter and actress. At the age of 17, Sparks won the sixth season of American Idol, becoming the youngest winner in American Idol history and remains as the most recent female to win American Idol. Her self-titled debut album was released in 2007, which spawned two top-ten singles on the US Billboard Hot 100—"Tattoo" and "No Air" (with Chris Brown)—and was certified platinum by the RIAA. The album managed to sell more than two million copies worldwide. "No Air" is currently the third highest-selling single by any American Idol contestant, selling over three million digital copies in the US. The song earned Sparks her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
Sparks' second studio album Battlefield was released in 2009, which debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200. The album's lead single, also titled "Battlefield", reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Sparks the only American Idol contestant to have her first five singles reach the top twenty on the chart. Battlefield's second single "S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)", reached number one on
Katie Sketch (born Vancouver 17 February 1977 as Katie Ritchie) was the founder and band leader of the indie band The Organ.
Sketch was born in Canada.
Sketch's early musical career included singing for a brief time in an indie/new wave band called The Ewoks, and was the drummer of another band called Full Sketch.
The Organ was formed in 2001 and split up in December 2006. Through their live appearances, Sketch was discovered by the international fashion world and has since been seen in a variety of magazine spreads, including twelve pages in the UK edition of Vogue, September 2006 issue and a Marc Jacob's campaign shot by famed fashion photographer Juergen Teller.
Sketch is known for her enigmatic stage persona, which has been described as androgynous. She is also renowned for being a perfectionist; The Organ's debut album, Grab That Gun, took several years to produce.
Sketch's post-Organ musical project was entitled Mermaids.
In November, 2008, Sketch and fellow Organ member Jenny Smyth opened a restaurant/bar in Toronto called The Henhouse.
Katie Sketch was married in 2010 to actress/performance artist Vanessa Dunn.
Meghan Collison (born Meagan Collison, February 2, 1988) is a Canadian fashion model. Collison was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and was discovered at a local mall model search. At the age of eighteen, she moved to New York, and rose to prominence as one of the world's top models, working internationally in the top fashion markets. Her big break came in October 2007, when she appeared on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel. She has since done shows and advertisements for Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Anna Sui, H&M, Topshop, Swarovski, Valentino, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and other prominent fashion designers. She has also appeared in editorials in W Magazine, Pop, Dazed & Confused, i-D, and Italian, Russian, German, Japanese, French, British, and Chinese Vogue. In the S/S 08 runway season, models.com proclaimed Meghan as one of the "top ten newcomers" in New York, before the shows even began.
Susanna "Mini" Andén (born 7 June 1978) is a Swedish model, actress, occasional host, and producer.
Mini is the nickname her parents gave her before agreeing on the name Susanna. She began doing fashion shows and photo shoots for junior lines at the early age of 10, after being discovered by her teacher's daughter who worked at an ad agency. After graduating at the age of 19, Mini decided to pursue her modeling career full time. She moved to Paris for a year before settling in NY. In 2001 she married Taber Schroeder and they now live in Los Angeles. Mini has worked with many of the industry's most noted fashion photographers, including Peter Lindbergh, Mikael Jansson, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, Paolo Roversi, Mario Testino, Craig McDean, David Sims and Michel Comte. She has graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and GQ. She has also been featured in numerous high profile campaigns like Hugo Boss, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Emanuel Ungaro, CK jeans, Moschino, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger and Celine. Mini made her first acting appearance in the movie Point and Shoot, and has since then appeared regularly in TV shows and movies, such as
Monika Schnarre (born May 27, 1971 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a Canadian model, actress, and television host.
A native of Scarborough, Ontario, Schnarre was discovered by Toronto's Judy Welch Modeling agency. She achieved international recognition at the age of 14 when she won the Ford Models "Supermodel of the World" contest in 1986, becoming the youngest model to ever win that honor. She appeared on the cover of American Vogue at 14 and in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue at the age of just 15.
Schnarre wrote a book about her modeling experiences entitled Monika: Between You and Me in 1989.
She went on to become an actress, appearing on the teenage comedy series Boogies Diner early in her career. From there she landed spots on The Bold and the Beautiful, The Beastmaster as the Sorceress, as well as making a number of guest appearances on other shows including Beverly Hills 90210, Andromeda, Caroline in the City and The King of Queens. Schnarre has also made a number of movies, with starring roles in Waxwork II: Lost in Time, Vegas, City of Dreams, Snowbound, and Love on the Side with Marla Sokoloff (2004). She also played the part of Brotherhood of Nod propagandist Oxanna
Naima Mora (born March 1, 1984) is an American fashion model and the winner of Cycle 4 of America's Next Top Model.
Naima Mora was born on March 1, 1984 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of African American, talented jazz vocalist and entrepreneur Theresa Mora & Mexican jazz percussionist Francisco Mora Catlett. Her paternal grandparents are painter Francisco Mora and sculptress, painter and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett. She is the inspiration for her grandmother's 2001 black marble bust entitled Naima. Catlett described it as:
Her father is Mexican, Native American, African-American, while her mother is Irish and African-American. She was named after the John Coltrane song Naima. Mora has 5 sisters, including her identical twin, Nia, who is a photographer. Her older sister, Ife Mora (born 1977), is a vocalist in the trip-hop/experimental rock group livemas.
Mora grew up near West McNichols and Schaefer on Detroit's northwest side and attended Bates Academy for middle school. Mora graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit in 2002. A serious student of ballet, Mora attended Detroit's Ballet Renaissance and was enrolled in American Ballet Theatre's Detroit summer
Reika Hashimoto (橋本麗香, Hashimoto Reika, born December 25, 1980 in Tokyo) is a model and actress. She is of Japanese-Spanish heritage. Her father is an American citizen of Spanish descent. She has been working as a model since she was 10, and her acting debut was in the 1999 movie Hakuchi (directed by Makoto Tezuka, opposite Tadanobu Asano), and has performed in several movies. On television, she had a participation on TV Asahi's Profile and has performed in many Chinese soap operas.
Robin Antin (born July 6, 1961) is an American dancer, choreographer, music video director, actress, showgirl, clothing designer and entrepreneur. In 1995 in Los Angeles Antin, Christina Applegate and Carla Kama founded the modern burlesque troupe The Pussycat Dolls. By 2005, she had been diversified into various media including: a pop recording group with international hits; a Las Vegas nightclub venue and floorshow; various merchandise; and a reality television series. In 2007, she created Girlicious.
As a choreographer, Antin worked with entertainers such as Paris Hilton, and artists such as Anastacia, Pink, The Offspring and No Doubt. Additionally, she was responsible for the dance ensembles in various films.
She is the sister of celebrity hair stylist Jonathan Antin, director Steve Antin and actor Neil Antin. She appeared in an episode of her brother Jonathan's show Blow Out.
Based in Las Vegas, it features a rotating cast of dancers around vocalist Jamie Preston. Current members include Hayley Zelniker, Amanda Nowak, Colby Lemmo and Alicia Blair. Former dolls include Rachel Sterling, who was also an original member of the burlesque troupe, Kelly Levesque, Laura Goulet,
Sonal Singh Chauhan (born on 16 May 1985) is an Indian fashion model and actress. She has won several beauty contests and made her acting debut in the movie Jannat directed by Kunal Deshmukh.
Chauhan was born in Noida. Her family hailed from famous Royal Chauhan Rajput of Mainpuri. Her father is a police inspector, and she has one elder brother and two sisters, one younger and one elder. She studied at Delhi Public School in Noida and then Philosophy honors at Gargi College in New Delhi.
She was crowned as the Miss World Tourism 2005 at Miri, Sarawak state of Malaysia. She is the first Indian to have claimed Miss World Tourism title. She has been a popular model of Delhi, and has appeared in a number of advertisement campaigns in print and electronic media. She appeared in the ads of brands like Ponds and Nokia. She also appeared on the cover page of FHM and The Man magazine. She walked the ramp as show stopper for jewellery brand YS18 at the India International Jewelry Week 2011.
She first appeared on screen in Himesh Reshammiya's album Aap Kaa Surroor. Kunal Deshmukh, director of Jannat, saw her at a restaurant in Mumbai. He asked for her contact number, and in a week she was on