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Comprehensive directory containing biographies of world's most famous models.

A model may refer to any person who is employed in order to advertise, promote or market either products or services. Models may work in different fields such as fashion, advertising, print media and other kinds of media like television, magazines, shows, music videos, reality television or even the internet. The profession of modeling was first introduced by English designer, Charles Frederick Worth, who had requested his wife to wear and display the clothes that he had designed. Subsequently, the need for fashion models increased with the development of the field of fashion photography in the late 1950s. A decade later, in the 1960’s, fashion agencies were established and during that time there was a great demand for models in Paris. By the 1990s modeling became one of the most highly paid professions. The different kinds of models include fashion models, runway models, super models, glamour models, fitness models, camera and commercial print models, promotional models, showroom models and art models. In the 21st century, male models too have become an important part of the fashion industry. Here is a compilation of a list of famous models from across the world, learn more fascinating facts and details about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Aaliyah Aaliyah

As one hums the song “Age ain't nothing but a number”, memories flashback of the “Princess of R&B”, who with her debut album broke all ...

Adriana Karembeu Adriana Karembeu

Adriana Karembeu is a Slovak model and actress and former Guinness record holder for the longest legs among female fashion supermodels. Raised ...

Adriana Lima Adriana Lima

Adriana Francesca Lima is a Brazilian model and actress who is famous as the ‘Victoria’s Secret Angel’. Her understanding of ...

Alek Wek Alek Wek

Alek Wek is a famous African supermodel originally from South Sudan. During her childhood, a civil war broke out in her country, forcing her ...

Alessandra Ambrosio Alessandra Ambrosio

This long-legged Brazilian bombshell didn’t have to really struggle to grab attention and opportunities in the fashion world. With a face as ...

Alexis Bledel Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel is a famous American model, actress and producer, who shot to fame with the hit television series, ‘Gilmore Girls’. Her ...

Ashton Kutcher Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher is a renowned actor, model and producer. He has attributed his creative inspiration to his journeys to the source of creation ...

Bar Refaeli Bar Refaeli

Israeli-born supermodel Bar Refaeli drew attention of the fashion world with sheer ease, through her absolutely amazing body and high-sense ...

Barbara Palvin Barbara Palvin

This doe-eyed brunette started off early and soon attracted fame and attention from the who’s who of the fashion industry as a young teenager. ...

Behati Prinsloo Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo’s discovery in Cape Town by a talent scout led to her quick recognition and popularity in the fashion industry. She walked the ...

Bettie Page Bettie Page

Bettie Page was cultural icon of the 1950s who forwarded an air of mystical mysterious around her. Popularly referred to as the Queen of Pinups, ...

Blake Lively Blake Lively

Blake Ellender Lively was born in California in a family of actors and acting coaches. Her parents used to teach acting at an acting school, ...

Brooke Burke Brooke Burke

Brooke Burke is one versatile actress, who has shown extreme excellence in almost every work field one can imagine of. Right from the tender age ...

Candice Swanepoel Candice Swanepoel

Never in her dreams had she ever imagined of entering the glamour world, as the fashion industry ruling in Europe and America was far away for ...

Carla Bruni Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni is a former model turned singer who rose to worldwide prominence after her wedding to the then President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, ...

Chad Michael Murray Chad Michael Murray

Chad Michael Murray was still in his teens when he started modeling. He then began to focus on an acting career. He started on television doing ...

Channing Tatum Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum is a famous American actor who has consistently delivered a string of blockbusters for the past few years. Growing up, he was a ...

Cindy Crawford Cindy Crawford

Famous as one of the original supermodels of America, Cynthia Ann Crawford or Cindy Crawford is one of the very few names, who have ...

Clara Alonso Clara Alonso

As a young and charming teenager, Clara Alonso moved out of her cocoon to step into the fashion world and create a niche for herself and the ...

Elizabeth Hurley Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley, also known as ‘Liz Hurley’, is a British model and actress who has always been in the limelight, for both the right and ...

Emina JahoviÄ Emina JahoviÄ

Emina Jahović Sandal is a worldly woman of many trades. She has had success in singing, writing songs, modeling, and acting. Her talents have ...

Eva Herzigová Eva Herzigová...

Eva Herzigova is a Czechoslovakian born model and actress whose versatile career has spanned twenty-six years. She comes from a modest family of ...

Francisco Lachowski Francisco Lachowski

This brown-eyed stud won the hearts of a million in the fashion world with his soft looks, quirky charm and yet-to-develop physique. As a young ...

Gisele Bundchen Gisele Bündchen...

Gisele Bundchen needs no introduction; at least to the fashion aficionados. Regarded as the highest-paid model on the planet, Gisele Bundchen ...

Halle Berry Halle Berry

Halle Berry is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. She was a fashion model before foraying into the world of acting and had ...

Heidi Klum Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum is a German-American model, television host, actress and business woman. She originally wanted to be a dancer but persuaded by her ...

Helena Christensen Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen is a Danish born supermodel who got her first big break as an original ‘Victoria’s Secret Angel’. Professionals in the ...

Iman Abdulmajid Iman Abdulmajid

Iman Abdulmajid, who is known professionally as by her first name, is a supermodel as well as activist, businesswoman and actress. She was born ...

Ivana Trump Ivana Trump

Ivana Trump is a former fashion model, socialite and a highly successful businesswoman of Czech origin. She is the founder of Ivana Haute ...

Janice Dickinson Janice Dickinson

Janice Doreen Dickinson was brought up in a small household in Hollywood. She suffered a tragic childhood at the hands of her pedophile father ...

Karolina Kurkova Karolína Kurková...

Karolina Kurkova is a Czech model who gained fame and fortune as a dazzling lingerie model and an aspiring actress. Born in Czechoslovakia, she ...

Kate Moss Kate Moss

With a distinctive small stature and size zero figure that stood in sharp contrast to many of the curvy supermodels of her time, Kate Moss ...

Katie Price Katie Price

Katie Price is an English media personality, reality TV star, author, former glamour model, singer and businesswoman. A self-made pop culture ...

Kelly Brook Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook, a gorgeous model and actress, began her career at the age of 16 after winning a modeling competition. Her unique talent and fame ...

Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is one among the most highly paid reality TV stars, with an estimated net worth of 40 million dollars. She gained media attention ...

Kyla Cole Kyla Cole

Kyla Cole is a Slovak glamour model and former television presenter. After studying fashion in high school, she moved to Prague, where she began ...

Lara Stone Lara Stone

Lara Stone is one of the famous names from the fashion world, who has been in the glamour business for many years. Lara entered the industry ...

Liya Kebede Liya Kebede

In addition to being a groundbreaking Ethiopian model, Liya Kebede is an active and vocal philanthropist committed to the health of women, ...

Maryna Linchuk Maryna Linchuk

Although now famous for her feminine grace and beauty as an elite supermodel, Maryna Linchuk was a tumbling tomboy as a child. As a young girl, ...

Megan Fox Megan Fox

Megan Fox is an American actress and model. At the tender age of five, she enrolled in dance and drama classes. She continued training even ...

Michelle Hunziker Michelle Hunziker

Michelle Yvonne Hunziker is a Swiss-Italian fashion model, actress and a television personality; she is one of Italy’s most popular ...

Milla Jovovich Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich, the American model, actress, fashion designer and musician is also known as, ‘the reigning queen of kick-butt’. Starting her ...

Monica Bellucci Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci is one of the thriving Italian model-turned-actress of the industry. Attuned to take up law as a profession, destiny played its ...

Monica Spear Mónica Spear...

Venezuelan-native Monica Spear was an award-winning actress and beauty pageant titleholder. She moved to the United States with her family as a ...

Olivia Wilde Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde is a popular American actress, who has appeared in a number of television and film productions including ‘The O.C.’, ‘The ...

Pamela Anderson Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson is a Canadian model, actress, producer and activist famous for being a former playboy playmate and for her role as coast guard ...

Paris Hilton Paris Hilton

Born with a ‘silver spoon’, Paris Hilton is a multi-millionaire heiress of the Hilton Group of Hotels. She is also a media-magnate, ...

Petra Nemcova Petra Nemcova

Petra Nemcova is a Czech actress who was discovered at a young age in her home country by a model scout. Although she was hesitant to break into ...

Princess Stéphanie of Monaco Princess Stéphanie ...

Princess Stéphanie, famously dubbed as the 'wild child' of Monaco, is the youngest child of Rainier III, former Prince of Monaco,. Born in a ...

Rachel Hunter Rachel Hunter

Rachel Hunter is a New Zealand supermodel and actress; she is one of the most photographed international cover models in the world. Born in ...

Reeva Steenkamp Reeva Steenkamp

Reeva Steenkamp was an illustrious South African model who was shot dead by her famous Olympian boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius. She was a dazzling ...

Rima Fakih Rima Fakih

Rima Fakih is an American model who won the title of Miss USA in 2010. She represented the state of Michigan in the Miss USA 2010 pageant, ...

Romeo Miller Romeo Miller

Romeo Miller is one of the youngest celebrities, who gained popularity as a rapper even during his childhood. He hails from a family of rappers, ...

Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson

Ranked at number 12 on ‘Men's Health' magazine’s list of '100 Hottest Women of All-Time', Scarlett Johansson was also named as the ...

Sharon Stone Sharon Stone

Blessed with an aura of sensual charm and charisma, Sharon Stone is one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses, who has left audiences ...

Uma Thurman Uma Thurman

Uma Karuna Thurman is an American actress who rose to fame with her portrayal of Mia Wallace in the dark comedy movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ which ...

Vanessa Lynn Williams Vanessa Lynn William...

Vanessa Lynn Williams is an American singer, actress and ex-model. She became the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America in ...

Vanessa Paradis Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Chantal Paradis is a French singer, actress and model. She began her entertainment career very young in her life. She started off as a ...

Victoria Beckham Victoria Beckham

Victoria Caroline Beckham, popularly known as ‘Posh Spice’, is a former member of the largest English girl band, ‘Spice Girls’. Although ...