Famous 20th Century Models

Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Models, including Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Monica Bellucci and Kate Upton.

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 1 Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council in 2016, fashion model Gigi Hadid has made several appearances on international Vogue magazine covers. The daughter of a former model, she began her career as a toddler. She made her mark in her teenage yeaars and continues to be a popular model.

 2 Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne.
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: August 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

English actress Cara Delevingne is known for films like Paper Towns, Suicide Squad, Tulip Fever and London Fields. She’s also a very successful fashion model and has been the face of some of the top brands in the world like Burberry, H&M, Zara and Chanel. She has also walked down the catwalk as a model at many prestigious fashion shows.

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 3 Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Streatham
Naomi Campbell is one of the “Big Six” supermodels of the 1980s and the 1990s, who has graced both the ramp and print. She has also released a music album, been part of a fashion reality show, started a web series, and founded charitable organizations such as Fashion for Relief.

 4 Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model who became famous as a Victoria's Secret Angel. One of the longest-running Victoria's Secret Angels of all time, Lima was adjudged the most valuable Angel in 2017. Since 2003, she has been serving as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics. One of the world's highest-paid models, Adriana Lima is also known for her charity work.

 5 Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford.
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Birthdate: February 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: DeKalb
Supermodel Cindy Crawford ruled the fashion industry in the 1990s. Her trademark mole and the red Versace dress she wore at the Oscars set fashion trends. She has endorsed scores of products, appeared in all top-notch magazines, hosted a TV show, and owns a make-up line and a furniture line. 

 6 Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley.
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Famous As: Model, Actress, Businesswoman
Birthdate: February 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe

Christie Brinkley is an American actress, model, and entrepreneur. Widely regarded as one of the most attractive women ever, Brinkley has been featured on more than 500 magazine covers and was the face of CoverGirl for 25 years! Apart from being an inspiration to aspiring models worldwide, Christie Brinkley has also touched the lives of many through her philanthropic activities.

 7 Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen.
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Famous As: Fashion Model
Birthdate: July 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Três de Maio

Regarded as the epitome of supermodel, Gisele Bündchen is credited with bringing an end to the heroin chic era of modeling and ushering in a healthy look with curves. She pioneered and popularized the horse walk and is considered the only remaining supermodel. 

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 8 Kate Moss

Kate Moss.
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Famous As: Supermodel
Birthdate: January 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Croydon

Kate Moss, one of the highest-paid supermodels of the 1990s, was one of the pioneers of the “heroin chic” trend. Featured on TIME 100, she was known for her collaboration with Calvin Klein and her size-zero figure. She owns a clothing range and is a fashion editor for British Vogue.

 9 Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli.
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Famous As: Fashion Model, TV Host, Businesswoman
Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hod HaSharon
One of the highest-paid Israeli models, Bar Refaeli topped Maxim’s Hot 100 in 2012 and has worked for GQ and Elle. She has also hosted Germany's Next Top Model, The X Factor Israel, and the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. She faced criticism for avoiding Israel’s mandatory military service recruitment.

 10 Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel.
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Famous As: Supermodel
Birthdate: October 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mooiriver

Candice Swanepoel is a South African model known for her association with Victoria's Secret. In 2016, Swanepoel was ranked eighth among the top-earning models, according to Forbes. Also known for her charity work, Swanepoel works closely with mothers2mothers, a nonprofit organization that aims at averting mother-to-child transmission of HIV by providing support and education for pregnant women living with HIV.

 11 Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson.
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Famous As: Model, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Killara, Sydney, Australia

Elle Macpherson is an Australian model, actress, television host, and businesswoman. Best known for her record five appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Macpherson went on to found a series of business ventures, such as The Body and Elle Macpherson Intimates. Also known for her philanthropic work, Macpherson serves as an ambassador for organizations like UNICEF.

 12 Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Elsa Pataky is one of the most famous Spanish models and actresses to make it big in the American film industry. She is best known for playing Officer Elena Neves alongside Dwayne Johnson in The Fast and the Furious film franchise. A polyglot, Elsa Pataky can speak Spanish, English, Romanian, Portuguese, French, and Italian fluently.

 13 Jerry Hall

Jerry Hall.
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: July 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gonzales, Texas, United States
Jerry Hall initially modeled for top-notch magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Vogue. She is an accomplished stage actor and holds the Guinness record for the most musical appearances in a single night. She is known for her annulled 9-year marriage to Mick Jagger and is now married to Rupert Murdoch.

 14 Tricia Helfer

Tricia Helfer
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: April 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donalda

Tricia Helfer is a Canadian actress and model. She gained international fame after portraying the enigmatic Cylon model Number Six in the Battlestar Galactica TV series. She began her career as a model and won the Ford Models' Supermodel of the World contest in 1992. Later on, she quit modeling to pursue a full-time acting career. 

 15 Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio.
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Famous As: Fashion Model
Birthdate: April 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erechim
Brazilian-American model/actor Alessandra Ambrósio has been a Victoria's Secret Angel and also promoted the brand’s PINK line. Named one of People’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, she is also associated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, co-owns a beachwear brand, and has appeared on various TV shows.

 16 Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: August 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Highland Park, Texas, United States

Starting out as a child model, Angie Harmon won a modeling contest organized by Seventeen magazine when she was 15. After winning a Spectrum Model Search contest, she pursued a modeling career. She then became an actress and gained international recognition for her performance in series like Baywatch Nights and Law & Order. She also practices taekwondo and boxing.

 17 Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler.
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Famous As: Actor, Director, Model, Painter
Birthdate: March 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Las Vegas

American actor, Matthew Gray Gubler, is best known for playing the character of Dr Spencer Reid in the popular and acclaimed television series Criminal Minds. He has also acted in films like 500 Days of Summer, Suburban Gothic and How to Be a Serial Killer. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for his role in the television series, The Beauty Inside.

 18 Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn

Janice Dickinson was touted as the world’s first supermodel in the 1970s and the 1980s. She also appeared as a judge on America's Next Top Model. She later launched a modeling agency, which was featured on the reality show The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. She has also authored three memoirs.

 19 Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin.
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Famous As: Fashion Model
Birthdate: October 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest
Hungarian model Barbara Palvin gained fame after appearing in the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was later named a Victoria's Secret Angel. She has modeled for top-notch brands such as Prada and Chanel. She was also seen as Greek mythological figure Antimache in the 2014 film Hercules.

 20 Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni.
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Famous As: French-Italian singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Turin, Italy

Carla Bruni is an Italian-French fashion model and singer-songwriter. She gained international recognition after marrying the then president of France Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008. Also known for her political activities, philanthropy, and charity work, Bruni established the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation in 2009; the foundation helps promote access to knowledge for all. She also supports organizations, such as PETA.

 21 Brooke Burke

Brooke Burke.
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Famous As: Actress, Dancer, Model, TV Personality
Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hartford

 22 Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson.
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Las Vegas

‘The Queen of Porn’ with the name of an Irish whisky! Jenna Jameson may have hung up her shoes as a pornographic actress, but the world recognizes her as the most famous adult entertainment performer who dominated the x-rated film world during 1990s and early 2000s. The model and television personality says she is a gang-rape survivor.

 23 Tabu

Tabu
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Famous As: actor, model
Birthdate: November 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hyderabad

 24 Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Amber Valletta is an American actress and supermodel. After starting her career as a fashion model, Valletta went on to become the face of popular brands like Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Versace, and Louis Vuitton, which elevated her status to supermodel. She then started focusing on acting and appeared in films like Raising Helen, Transporter 2, and My Sexiest Year

 25 January Jones

January Jones.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: January 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
Best known for her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Betty Draper in Mad Men, January Jones has also appeared in The Last Man on Earth and X-Men: First Class. She has modeled for Versace; appeared on the covers of GQ, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan; and been a spokesperson for Oceana.

 26 Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: November 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hyderabad

 27 Katie Price

Katie Price.
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Famous As: Model, Television Personality
Birthdate: May 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Katie Price began her career as "Jordan," modeling for British tabloids. She then gained fame with her appearances on reality shows such as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Big Brother, and Jordan. She has also released an album and written several children’s books, autobiographies, and novels.

 28 Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon
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Famous As: Model, Actor, Film producer
Birthdate: October 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai

 29 Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon
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Famous As: Singer, Model, Dancer
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

Alesha Dixon is an English singer-songwriter, rapper, and TV personality. She initially wanted to become a teacher, but destiny had other plans for her, and she ended up entering the music world. She rose to fame as a singer in the 2000s as a member of the girl group Mis-Teeq. She later pursued a successful solo career as well. 

 30 Robin Givens

Robin Givens.
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: November 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City

Robin Givens is an American model and actress whose professional life during the late-1980s was overshadowed by her violent marriage to Mike Tyson. Subsequently, their acrimonious divorce drew considerable media attention as Givens claimed physical abuse, with Tyson admitting to punching her in the face.

 31 Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu
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Famous As: actor, model, film actor
Birthdate: January 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Delhi

 32 Stephanie Seymour

Stephanie Seymour.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: July 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Stephanie Seymour is a popular supermodel of the 1980s and the 1990s. She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, graced the cover of Vogue, and was named a Victoria's Secret Angel. Seymour was also featured in the Guns N' Roses music videos Don't Cry and November Rain.

 33 Christy Turlington

Christy Turlington.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California

Model Christy Turlington is best known for being part of Calvin Klein's Eternity campaign. Named to Time 100, she has worked with Maybelline and Versace, too. Her cover of British Vogue inspired George Michael's video Freedom. She owns the non-profit Every Mother Counts, which works for safe pregnancy and childbirth.

 34 Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen.
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Famous As: Danish photographer
Birthdate: December 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen

Helena Christensen is a Danish photographer and supermodel. A former beauty queen, clothing designer, and Victoria's Secret Angel, Christensen has been featured on cover pages of magazines, such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Well-known for her philanthropic activities, Christensen has participated in campaigns to raise awareness about climate change. She has also launched fundraising campaigns to fight against breast cancer.

 35 Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth.
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Famous As: Actress, Former Model
Birthdate: September 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Shannon Elizabeth is best known as Nadia from the iconic sex comedy American Pie. She also appeared in films such as Scary Movie and Thirteen Ghosts, and on shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing with the Stars. She now manages her non-profit Animal Avengers in South Africa. 

 36 Kathy Ireland

Kathy Ireland.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glendale

 37 Brody Jenner

Brody Jenner
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Famous As: Actor, Socialite, Film actor, Model
Birthdate: August 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 38 Jaime King

Jaime King
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Famous As: Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Model
Birthdate: April 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha

 39 Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Romijn.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: November 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berkeley, California

Rebecca Romijn is an American actress whose skills and beautiful body were tailor-made for the role of Mystique, whom she portrayed in the X-Men film series. Renowned for her beauty, Rebecca Romijn started her career as a model, featuring on the cover of magazines like Glamour and Sports Illustrated. She has also been featured in advertising campaigns for popular brands.

 40 Elizabeth Berkley

Elizabeth Berkley.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States

Elizabeth Berkley is an American actress best known for playing Jessie Spano in the television sitcom series Saved by the Bell. After having started her career as a teenaged model, Berkley has come a long way in the entertainment industry. Also a humanitarian, Berkley published a self-help book titled Ask-Elizabeth in order to help girls throughout the country.

 41 Antonio D’Amico

Antonio D’Amico.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mesagne

Antonio D'Amico is an Italian fashion designer and model. After working as a designer for the luxury fashion company Versace, D'Amico went on to found his own fashion design company. Also known for his long-term relationship with Gianni Versace, D'Amico is often depicted in films and TV series that talk about the founder of Versace

 42 Juhi Chawla

Juhi Chawla
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Film producer, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: November 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ambala

 43 Pattie Boyd

Pattie Boyd.
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Famous As: Model, Ex-Wife of George Harrison
Birthdate: March 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taunton
Pattie Boyd set the tone for British fashion of the 1960s. She married Beatles star George Harrison and inspired many of his songs. She then married Eric Clapton. Pattie’s photographs of Harrison and Clapton were exhibited as Through the Eye of a Muse. She also works for addiction recovery.

 44 Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Honolulu
Kelly Hu is best known for her roles in Nash Bridges and Sunset Beach, and in films such as The Scorpion King. She has won the Miss Teen USA and the Miss Hawaii USA pageants and has worked for the rights of Asian Americans and for safeguarding Hawaiian ecology. 

 45 Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Delhi

 46 Bijou Phillips

Bijou Phillips
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

 47 Summer Phoenix

Summer Phoenix
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida, USA
American actress Summer Phoenix is also an active supporter of numerous charities and activist groups. Summer is a member of The Paper Cranes, an alternative band that plays the New York City club. She appeared in the movies Kate's Secret and in Russkies and later appeared in movies Wasted, Dinner Rush, and The Faculty. Summer played lead roles in the movies Esther Kahn and Suzie Gold

 48 Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: March 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai

 49 Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook.
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Famous As: Fashion Model & Actress
Birthdate: November 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rochester, Kent, England, UK

English model, actress, and media personality Kelly Brook has done modeling work in both UK and USA. She gained international fame with her role in the NBC sitcom One Big Happy. Regarded as a sex symbol and style icon, she has appeared in the FHM 100 Sexiest countdown multiple times. Also a businesswoman, she owns a bar in London.

 50 Justin Chambers

Justin Chambers.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield

Actor and former model Justin Chambers worked for brands like Calvin Klein, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana before venturing into acting. He received professional training in acting before making his debut in a TV show. He has since appeared in many TV series and films and is especially known for his role in the TV series Grey's Anatomy.