greatest fashion models
. Milla Jovovich was born in 1975 in Kiev, then the Soviet Union, and managed to conquer the Western fashion world with more than one hundred major magazine covers under her belt. In 2002 she gained the respect of every video gamer and sci fi geek when she conquered box offices worldwide by portraying Alice in Resident Evil.
. Tyra Banks made history for becoming the first African American model to be on the covers of Sports Illustrated and GQ, even though there had already been very successful black models (Naomi and Iman) before her. Nowadays shes the boss of the reality TV series Americas Next Top Model.
. Even if youre not familiar with fashion models you definitely know this gorgeous woman from Chris Isaaks hit single and steamy (for that time) 1990s video Wicked Game. And yes, this breathtaking beauty playing in the sand and the waves in this black and white video is one of the top models in fashion history.
. This Russian beauty with stunning eyes, luscious lips, and insanely hot body is one of the most famous and richest models of our time and the woman who has captured the heart of the greatest footballer in the world: Cristiano Ronaldo. For this alone, she could never, ever not appear on such a list. Agreed?
. Estelle was one of the most famous French models ever and her reign lasted for two decades from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. She started at age nineteen and during the course of her career she appeared in the 1993 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and the following year she was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People magazine.
. One of the highest paid and most prolific models of the past twenty years Laetitia Casta became a GUESS? Girl in 1993 and gained worldwide fame as a Victorias Secret Angel and as a spokeswoman for LOr
. Elle Macpherson earned the title of the Greatest Body (for a model, that is) ever and broke a world record with her five appearances on the cover of Sports Illustrated. What more could a girl ask for?
. Stephanie Seymour was one of the 90s Dream Team alongside Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista. She was also one of the very first Victorias Secret models. She has been described as a Modern Muse by Vogue and was engaged to Axl Rose of Guns N Roses, which makes her, in our eyes, an absolute badass.
. At the age of fifteen, Lima finished first in Fords Supermodel of Brazil competition, and only a year later took second place in the Ford Supermodel of the World contest. These victories were only the beginning, however. Lima has been one of the highest earning models in the world according to Forbes for the past five years and shes considered one of the greatest models of the day.
. Christy Turlingtons face became globally familiar through her Calvin Kleins ads. She modeled for Klein for more than two decades. At some point during the 1990s she was considered Americas most recognized fashion model.
. One of the most famous models of all time, Naomi Campbell made a name for herself outside the fashion industry as the ultimate bitch, while her relationships with the likes of Robert De Niro, Mike Tyson, Gerard Butler, and, more recently, Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin helped get her in the headlines pretty often.
. Linda is Canadas hottest export ever when it comes to the fashion industry and with being featured on nearly seven hundred covers of some of the most significant fashion magazines in the world and modeling for every single major fashion designer of her era, she has left no doubts as to her amazing legacy. She will always be remembered for saying, I dont wake up for less than $10,000 a day.
. Kate Moss became widely known for dating superstars such as Johnny Depp, Daniel Craig, and Pete Doherty, but in the meantime she was making a name for herself on the runways of the world and is widely considered one of the greatest supermodels to ever grace them.
. If there was an award or an official record for the most covers on major magazines then the German supermodel would undoubtedly hold the title since she has appeared more than seven hundred times on the cover of some of the most famous fashion (and non fashion) magazines around the world. Her net worth is estimated at about $85 million.
. Tiegs is considered one of the first American supermodels in history and is rightfully considered a legend in the business. She is best known for her numerous appearances on the covers of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and of course for her famous Pink Bikini poster from the late 1970s, which became an iconic pop culture image.
. Even though most people know her as David Bowies wife, Iman is a fashion model pioneer who came long before the likes of Naomi and Tyra. She was the first black model to have a substantial impact in the white dominated field of fashion. She has worked with every great fashion designer throughout her stellar career, but no one has adored her more than Yves Saint Laurent, who referred to her as his muse and dream woman.
. We could literally use a whole page to list all the awards, accolades, and titles this woman has earned during her amazing career but lets just say that shes the most famous, successful, and recognized model of our day. Even though there have been quite a few models throughout the years to claim the title of the first supermodel in history, the only certain thing is that Gisele has officially been given (by Forbes magazine) the title of the best
. The daughter of a Prussian count (Count von Lehndorff Steinort) who was involved in a plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944 and hanged that year (when Veruschka was only three), Veruschka went on to become one of the greatest and most popular models of the 1960s. At her peak, she earned more than $10,000 a day, a crazy amount of money for the time and Channel 5 ranked her as one of the Worlds Greatest Supermodels of all time.
. Christie Brinkley is a former American supermodel and was one of the only three models in history featured as dolls produced by Matchbox Toys called The Real Model Collection. She also appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 1979, 1980, and 1981, making history as the first model to be featured on its covers three years in a row.
. Cindy Crawford made history when she walked the iconic red carpet at the 1991 Academy Awards (next to her then husband Richard Gere) wearing a red Versace gown that made her look like a Disney princess straight out of one of their animated films. Shes probably the greatest supermodel of the past twenty five years and undoubtedly the most famous American supermodel worldwide.
. Paulina Porizkova, a Czech born model and actress made history back in the mid 1980s when she became the first woman from Central Europe (and a country under a communist regime) to be on the cover of the 1984 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She was also the second woman after Christie Brinkley to appear on the swimsuit issues front cover twice, in 1984 and 1985.
. The self proclaimed worlds first supermodel might be exaggerating a bit with her statement but Dickinson is without a doubt one of the greatest models who ever lived and probably the most famous model of both the gold decades of the 70s and 80s.
. Twiggy is one of the first models in history to have made it big and became famous not only inside fashion circles but achieved mainstream popularity, too. Shes to fashion what Elvis is to Rock N Roll: a pioneer.
. Jean Shrimpton was a strikingly attractive woman and one of the first supermodels of the Swinging Sixties. The British beauty appeared on multiple covers of well known magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Elle, and Time, among others. In 2012, Time named Shrimpton one of the 100 most influential fashion icons of all time and if Time says so it wouldnt be very wise to argue, now would it?
. Suzy Parker, ladies and gentlemen, is not just another model but an incredible legend and the prototype for the term First Supermodel in History. She worked as a model for four decades, from the 1940s to the 1970s, and became the first model to earn more than $200 an hour and $100,000 a year. She was the favorite of both the legendary Coco Chanel and photographer Richard Avedon. At the height of her popularity, she was considered to be the most p
. Miranda May Kerr was born in Sydney and raised in the small town of Gunnedah to John and Therese Kerr. Kerrs paternal grandmother lived on a farm, where she raced motorbikes and rode horses. Her parents later moved the family to Brisbane when she and her younger brother Matthew were teenagers.
. Cara Jocelyn Delevingne was born in London, England, to Pandora Anne (Stevens) and Charles Hamar Delevingne, a property developer. Her parents are both from prominent upper class families, with her ancestors including Viscounts (Greenwood), Baronets (Hulton, Faudel Phillips), Majors and Lord Mayors of London.
. Heidi Klum was born in Bergisch Gladbach, a small city near Cologne, Germany, in 1973. Her career as a top fashion model and swimsuit star began almost by accident when, on a lark, she submitted photos to a model competition hosted by Petra, a young womans magazine. Klum won the competition, and signed with Metropolitan.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley
. Rosie Alice Huntington Whiteley was born in Plymouth, Devon, England, to Fiona (Jackson), a fitness instructor, and Charles Andrew Huntington Whiteley, a chartered surveyor. She has two younger siblings: Toby and Florence. Her great great grandfather was politician Sir Herbert Huntington Whiteley, 1st Baronet.
Ana Beatriz Barros
. Ana Beatriz Barros is one of the top Brazillian models in the world, working for high profile fashion labels including Victorias Secret, Guess, Sisleys and Sports Illustrated. Born on the 29th of May, 1982, in Itabira Brazil, Ana started her modeling career at the tender age of 14 when she was spotted by a director of Elite.
. Tall (510), gorgeous, and shapely redhead stunner Cintia Dicker was born on December 6, 1986 in Campo Bom, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Shes of German descent. The striking blue eyed beauty was discovered by a modeling agent in a local mall. Best known as a swimsuit model for Sports Illustrated magazine.
. Her father is African American and her mother is half Korean and African American. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia but grew up in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is the owner of The Red Bag Boutique with daughter in Los Angeles. She helps local communities in Los Angeles and New York.
. Katherine Elizabeth Upton was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, to Shelley Fawn (Davis), a state tennis champion from Texas, and Jefferson Matthew Upton, a high school athletics director. Her uncle is Michigan congressman Fred Upton. Upton always knew she wanted to be a model. Since signing with IMG Models in 2010.
. Fernanda was born in Natal, a northern Brazilian town on September 22, 1980. She was always very beautiful and people would tell her that she should be a model. She decided to try the Elite Look of the Year and she won at age 13, having to move to New York afterwards to pursue modeling, and never stopped working since then.
. Angela Lindvall, the second of five children, grew up in a small, rural community outside of Kansas City, Missouri. A full blown tomboy, she seemed to fall into modeling by accident. It was her older sister who initially convinced Angela to sign up for a local fashion show with her for fun. To her great surprise.
. Amber Valletta was born in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Amber Evangeline Valletta. She is an actress, producer and model. She began her career as a fashion model. Valletta is married to Olympic volleyball player Chip McCaw with whom she has a son, Auden. Valletta endorsed Democrat President Barack Obama for re election in 2012.
. Erin Heatherton was born and grew up in Skokie, Illinois, the daughter of Laura (Stein) and Mark Bubley. She attended both Solomon Schechter (a Jewish day school) and Riles High School. She didnt fit well in her high school because of her tallness. Heatherton was discovered vacationing on South Beach.
. American Fashion Model Lindsay Ellingson was born in San Diego, California. Ellingson was discovered at a ProScout event that she attended in Orange County, California. She is currently (2011) a Victorias Secret Angel and walked the VS runway in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. She has modeled for Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Proenza Schouler, Valentino, Christian Dior, and others.
. Grammy nominee and three time Saturn Award nominee, Grace Jones can claim a career in show business by birthright. Her grandfather (on her mothers side) was a musician who traveled with Nat King Cole. She was born May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, St Catherine Jamaica, to Marjorie Jones (n
. At top position in our list of Hottest Modern Fashion Models. Bar Refaeli is an Israeli model and occasional actress has topped the 2012 Maxim Hot 100 list. She was the cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was voted #1 on Maxim magazines Hot 100 list of 2012. This gorgeous model is not only one of the most desired and beautiful women on the earth and a talented model, but also a fashion designer. She certainly looks hot i
. Italian Beauty Bianca Balti was first booked for the cover of LOfficiel, shot by Alexi Lubomirski. Her first notable advertisement campaign came for Dolce & Gabbana. She has appeared on the covers of many fashion magazines, including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, W, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire, as well as mens magazine Playboy. Her campaigns include Roberto Cavalli, Donna Karan, Christian Dior, D&G, Valentino, Armani Jeans, Missoni, Rolex, Guess?, Pa
. Nina Agdal is one of those women who can do no wrong in my eyes. Shes stunningly beautiful and has a body that stops someones heart. Nina is a new face in the fashion world, yet the Danish model has managed to attract loads of attention. The Sports Illustrated model has a flawless figure and a cute face, for which she has featured in a number of campaigns and lookbooks for Fredericks of Hollywood lingerie. No wonder, she has a great potential to
. Candice garnered the star spot in the 2013 Swim Catalog for the third time in a row.The South African hottie is best known for her ideal figure and natural beauty that inspire girls and women all over the world. And of course, its hard to imagine Victorias Secret without Candice. She is undeniably hot and feminine and we love to see her promoting lingerie. In 2012, she came in 10th on the Forbes top earning models list.
. Lara Catherina Stone is a Dutch model. In 2012, she came in 8th on the Forbes top earning models list. Her weight, body and teeth caused lots of problems on her modeling path, but still Lara has managed to overcome it all and become a real star in the fashion industry. She is now one of the most prestigious models, as she is undeniably fabulous and iconic. Lara is also one of the hottest lingerie models, and this explains why she has been the fac
. Natalia Vodianova is a Russian model, actress and philanthropist who resided in England from 2001 until 2012, and currently lives 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. This Russian beauty is not only one of the most successful and highest paid models in the fashion industry, but also a hot lingerie models, who caught the attention of the designers at French lin