These supermodels were once the envy of women everywhere with their banging bodies and beautiful faces. Their foray into the fashion world took them on a voyage across countries, magazines, commercials, movies, and music videos. While their beauty may be forever immortalized in photos, time marches on. Find out what some of the world’s greatest supermodels are up to now!
These supermodels were once the envy of women everywhere with their banging bodies and beautiful faces. Their foray into the fashion world took them on a voyage across countries, magazines, commercials, movies, and music videos. While their beauty may be forever immortalized in photos, time marches on. Find out what some of the world's greatest supermodels are up to now!
This Somali supermodel, actress, and businesswoman has been the muse of many a designer including Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, and Yves Saint Laurent. Iman has been married to rock icon David Bowie since 1992 with whom she shares a daughter. She also has a daughter from a previous marriage. In 1994, the now 57-year old Iman established her own cosmetics company Iman Cosmetics, developing hard-to-find shades for ethnic women. As of 2010, her company pulls in $25 million a year. She was formerly the host of Project Runway Canada (2007-2009) and The Fashion Show (2010).
This German-born beauty cemented her status as one of the world’s most successful supermodels in the 90’s. Schiffer was a GUESS? model for several years and brought much recognition to the brand. She was the first model to grace the cover of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and People. Now, Schiffer--42 yrs-- is married with 3 kids and launched her own cashmere collection during the 2011 Paris Fashion Week. She posed for the GUESS? 30th anniversary ads in 2012.
Cindy Crawford was THE "it" of supermodeling in the 80’s and 90’s. She was discovered at the age of 16 in her home of Illinois. Since then she has done countless runway shows and magazine covers, as well as commercials, and music videos. She even married (and divorced) movie star Richard Gere! Cindy retired from modeling in 2000 but still does magazine covers here and there. She launched her own line of beauty product called “Meaningful Beauty” as well as furniture and homegoods lines with Raymour & Flanagan and J. C. Penney. Crawford is married to a former model and has two little girls now at the age of 46.
Elle "The Body" MacPherson rose to fame in 1982. By 1986 she had been featured on the cover of Time Magazine, GQ, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Playboy. She’s appeared on the cover Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue a record of 5 times between 1986 and 2006. Elle now owns a line of lingerie and skin care products. Much like some of her other supermodel counterparts she has taken to Reality TV, executive producing and hosting Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model as well as NBC’s Fashion Star. And clearly the years have been kind to Elle because even at 49 years old "The Body" is still in model shape.
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Beverly was the first Black woman to appear on the cover of American Vogue and the French Elle magazine. Her groundbreaking Vogue cover has been cited as an influence that led to many American designers using Black models in 1975. In recent years, Beverly owned a line of wigs and hair products, and served as a judge on the TV Land series She’s Got the Look. Now, the 60-year old former model stars in her own reality series Beverly’s Full House on OWN. The show centers around her trying to pull her fragmented family back together.
Christie has graced the cover of over 500 magazines, done three consecutive Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue covers, and was the face of Covergirl for 25 years, the longest modeling contract for a cosmetic line in history. She was once married to musician Billy Joel, with whom she has a daughter. More recently Brinkley is on the infomercial circuit for products like the Total Gym (with Chuck Norris) and has been in headlines for a divorce battle with ex-husband, architect Peter Cook. She is 58 has 3 kids from 4 marriages.
Kathy Ireland went from being featured in the pages of Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue for 13 consecutive years and gracing the cover 3 times, to owning her own brand marketing firm, Kathy Ireland Worldwide, that brings in a reported $2 billion in retail, according to Forbes. She went from supermodel to super mogul!
It’s no secret where Tyra has been all these years! After stepping away from modeling in 2005 Tyra has been busy churning out America’s Next Top Model and spawning a league of “Next Top Model” shows in other countries. She even got her Oprah on with her own talk show the Tyra Banks Show. Life has been good for the first Black woman to grace the covers of GQ and Sport Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue.
Turlington might be best known for being the face of Calvin Klein since 1987. She has also been a Maybeline and Versace model. Chrsity has used her beauty and influence to bring attention to many humanitarian causes, most especially maternal health. Turlington,43,made her directing debut in 2010 with a documentary called Every Mother Counts. The film profiles the issues that lead to a mother's death in childbirth. It focuses on women in Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala, and the US. Christy is married to actor Edward Burns with whom she has 2 children.
The Danish model was a former Victoria's Secret Angel who graced the covers and pages of many magazines. Though the 43-year old model does still flaunt her beauty for the sake of fashion, she has her own clothing line and enjoys indulging her own passion for photography. Her work has been feature in NYLON, ELLE, and Marie Clarie.
This Victoria’s Secret Angel has ventured her way into fashion design, TV hosting and producing, and movies, appearing in several films like The Devil Wears Prada, Ella Enchanted, and The Perfect Stranger. Her show Project Runway was a runaway hit and even scored her an Emmy nod in 2008. Though her marriage with Seal ended in 2012 the mother of four still looks happy and fabulous.
Carol Alt was nicknamed “The Face” by Life magazine. She came to popularity when she got the cover of Sport Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue in 1982. In her heyday Alt represented brands like Pepsi,CoverGirl, Noxzema, and Hanes. After the 80’s, Alt, now 52, shifted her focus to acting. In 2008 she was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice, launched a skin care line, and bared it all in Playboy magazine.
The 47-year old model has been featured on hundreds of magazines and once coined the phrase “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day,” referring to herself and her supermodel friends. Evangelista is still modeling. In 2007 she signed a contract with L'Oreal Paris and in 2008 it was announced that she would be in Prada’s Fall campaign. Evangelista has a son with French billionaire François-Henri Pinault, who is currently married to actress Salma Hayek.
One of the ‘Big Six” of supermodels, Naomi is still very much on the modeling scene, but in recent years she has been noticed more for her violent behavior and involvement in scandals than anything else. Campbell has been accused of assault against her employees numerous times between 1998 and 2008, with a highly publicized case in 2000 for assaulting her personal assistant with a cell phone, a 2007 case for assaulting her housekeeper, and a case in 2008 for spitting on two police officers at a London airport. Naomi is one fierce woman, both on the runway and off!
Kate Moss has been a staple in the fashion world since the 90. She even dated Johnny Depp! If that doesn't cement you into supermodel status we don't know what does. Though Moss was caught up in a coke scandal in 2005, her career hasn’t slowed. Forbes reported Moss as the second highest paid supermodel in the world making $9 million in 2007. More recently, Moss set fire to the pages of V magazine in a risque photoshoot with Rihanna.