Famous American Models

They are everywhere - on magazines, billboards, television and runways, turning heads and bringing the traffic to a halt with their oomph and panache. Theirs are the faces and waistlines whom the teens admire and the rest of the world envies. You have spotted them campaigning for big brands or pouting on the cover pages of fashion magazines. These ramp-stompers are real-life trendsetters, the fashion divos or divas, the style gods or goddesses whom the world looks up for their dose of fashion, style cues, and lot more. They are models who keep redefining world fashion in bat of an eye. America, the land of stylish people, has produced a swarm of supermodels — male and female — who have revved up the fashion quotient of the world like no other. From Cindy Crawford to Kate Upton and Heidi Klum to Vaughn Lowery, America’s contribution to the fashion world has been colossal. Read the biography, trivia, timeline and facts on some of America’s most famous models to ever trot the ramp.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner
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Famous As: Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: August 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
An elite socialite and fashion model, Kylie Jenner is the head of Kylie Cosmetics and creator of the hugely popular line of lipsticks, Kylie Lip Kit. Thrown into the limelight in her teens, courtesy the reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Jenner has since gone on to become a highly successful businesswomen and social media influencer.

 2 Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid
19
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

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.

 3 Megan Fox

Megan Fox
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

With her sharp facial features and stunning figure, actress Megan Fox is undoubtedly a head-turner! Making her debut in the early 2000s as a teenager, she has come a long way in Hollywood and is today counted among the most beautiful and sexiest women in entertainment. She has been featured on various magazine covers as well.

 

 4 Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Like many of her other family members, Kendall Jenner gained fame after starring in the American reality television show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family. She is also a fashion model, co-designs a clothing line and was named the world's highest-paid model of 2018 in the Forbes top-earning models list.

 5 Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian
22
Famous As: Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Birthdate: October 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

First gaining media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian didn’t take long to become a celebrity in her own right. She came into the limelight in the early 2000s owing to a leaked sex tape and quickly became a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms.

 6 Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski
2
Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: June 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Signed with Ford Models at 14, American model Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski later graced the cover of GQ Turkey and was recommended by Ben Affleck for her role of the sassy mistress in Gone Girl. Her oomph factor made sure she got a place on Maxim's "Hot 100" list in 2014.

 7 Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
17
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

The popular, award winning gorgeous artist, Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress in the world. With an interest in acting, Scarlett Johansson debuted in films at the young age of eight and went on to act in numerous films including Lost in Translation, The Avengers, Hitchcock and Marriage Story. She has also worked in television and released an album.

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 8 Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton
24
Famous As: Socialite, Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: February 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Paris Hilton comes from an affluent family and is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. A leaked 2001 sex tape with her then boyfriend, Rick Salomon, had created quite a scandal in 2003, which led her to act in the reality television series, The Simple Life. She’s also an actress, singer, model, author, socialite and businesswomen.

 9 Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz
15
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

A former actress best known for her appearances in comedy films, Cameron Diaz is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a New York Film Critics Award. She began modeling as a teenager and was soon flooded with acting offers. Over the years, she became a successful actress and has since retired from acting. She is known for her environmental activism.

 10 Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: August 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

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.

 11 Sasha Grey

Sasha Grey
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

A woman of many talents, Sasha Grey is an American actress, author, musician, and former pornographic actress. Grey's journey from the pornographic industry to the mainstream film industry has been quite inspirational. Also a well-known DJ, Grey is credited with co-founding the now-defunct industrial music band aTelecine. An openly bisexual star, she serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

 12 Kidada Jones

Kidada Jones
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton, Kidada Jones started off as a stylist for Vibe magazine. She designed a fashion line for Snoop Dogg and modeled for Elle and Vogue, before launching her own line, Kidada for Disney Couture. She dated Tupac Shakur at the time of his death.

 13 Margaret Qualley

Margaret Qualley
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Famous As: American Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Daughter of actor Andie MacDowell, Margaret Qualley is best known as Jill Garvey from The Leftovers and as Pussycat from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Fans also loved her Emmy-nominated performance in Fosse/Verdon. A trained ballerina, she started modeling at 16 and has also worked with Chanel and Valentino.

 14 Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Best known to fans as Hanna Marin from Pretty Little Liars, a role that fetched her multiple Teen Choice awards, Ashley Benson had started modeling with Ford Models at age 8. She is also known for her roles in the film Spring Breakers and the series Days of Our Lives.

 15 Kate Upton

Kate Upton
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Model/actor Kate Upton is the great-granddaughter of Whirlpool co-founder Frederick Upton. She was a national-level equestrian earlier and had also won three APHA Reserve Championships. She shot to fame with her photos in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011. She has also appeared in films such as The Layover.

 16 Ciara

Ciara
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Ciara is an American singer-songwriter whose debut single, Goodies, earned her the title Princess of Crunk&B. Her songs, Goodies and Yeah!, are credited with introducing the substyle of contemporary R&B and crunk music called crunk&B to music lovers. Also a dancer and model, Ciara has had a major impact on the American entertainment industry for the past 10 years.

 17 Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: November 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

The daughter of Howard Deutch and Lea Thompson, Zoey Deutch is one of the most successful Hollywood actresses under the age of 30. Apart from acting and appearing on the cover pages of famous magazines, Zoey also participates in fundraising campaigns for charity. She was the star attraction at the 2017 and 2018 Women's March

 18 AnnaSophia Robb

AnnaSophia Robb
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

AnnaSophia Robb is an American model, actress, and singer. Robb started her acting career as a child artist before establishing herself as a successful actress. A multi-talented personality, AnnaSophia Robb quit gymnastics and dancing at a young age to focus on her career as an actress. She serves as an inspiration to young and aspiring actresses.

 19 Maya Hawke

Maya Hawke
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 20 Kate Mara

Kate Mara
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 21 Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Leighton Meester has been one of the most beautiful actresses of the current generation. Not surprisingly, she has been featured in several magazine covers and in lists, such as the world's most beautiful women and 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces. Also a well-known philanthropist, Meester has actively taken part in many charity campaigns.

 22 Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

American actress and model, Hayden Panettiere, started her career as a child artist. Her fame grew when she portrayed the role of a high school cheerleader with regenerative healing powers in the television series Heroes. She has also worked in the TV series, Nashville, and a number of films like Custody, Scream 4 and Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy.

 23 Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka
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Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: November 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Kiernan Shipka is best known as Sally Draper from Mad Men, a role that earned her multiple awards, such as the Young Artist Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award. She also amazed fans with her portrayal of Sabrina in a 2018 remake of the series Sabrina the Teenage Witch

 24 Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Former Victoria's Secret Angel Karlie Kloss was declared one of the top 30 models of the 2000s by Vogue Paris. Known as “the panther,” for her signature style of catwalk, Kloss has also hosted Project Runway. She supports STEM education through Kode with Klossy and also aids underprivileged children.

 25 Candice Bergen

Candice Bergen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 26 Abella Danger

Abella Danger
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 27 Brenda Song

Brenda Song
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Famous actress Brenda Song began her career as a child model, worked in TV shows ,The Ultimate Christmas Present, and The Bernie Mac and eventually became a Disney star with the sitcom, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and its spinoff The Suite Life on Deck. She ultimately transitioned into doing more mature characters with the acclaimed film The Social Network.

 28 Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum
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Birthdate: April 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Actor, producer, and dancer Channing Tatum has been active in the entertainment industry for around two decades. He is best known for his leading role in the film Magic Mike. After dropping out of college as a young man, he started working as a dancer. Hollywood soon came calling and he proceeded to become a film star.

 29 Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Model and TV personality Hailey Baldwin is a major figure in the international fashion scene and modeled for brands like Ralph Lauren, Guess, and Tommy Hilfiger. Born into the famous Baldwin family, she started modeling early on. She has also appeared in a few TV shows and films. 

 30 Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Romijn
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: November 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

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.

 31 Kelly Rohrbach

Kelly Rohrbach
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Famous As: Model & Actress
Birthdate: January 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Kelly Rohrbach is best known as C. J. Parker from the film Baywatch. She has also played minor roles in series such as Two and a Half Men and The New Normal. A talented model, she was declared the “Rookie of the Year” of the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

 32 Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson
5
Famous As: Model and Actress
Birthdate: April 3, 1998
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

The only daughter of Debbie Rowe and Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson works as a model, musician, and actress. She has been vocal about issues, such as child abuse and supports the LGBTQ community. Quite eccentric in nature, Paris Jackson considers herself black, although she is white. Also, she has dated men and women but doesn't consider herself bisexual.

 33 Amber Rose

Amber Rose
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Famous As: Model, Actress, Rapper
Birthdate: October 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Model, singer, and socialite Amber Rose has gained fame for her appearances in music videos and on the show Dancing with the Stars. She organized the 2015 L.A. SlutWalk. She has also been in the news for her relationship with Kanye West and her marriage to Wiz Khalifa.

 34 Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 35 Jamie Clayton

Jamie Clayton
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Actress and model Jamie Clayton is best known for starring in the Netflix original series Sense8. Beginning her career as a makeup artist, she eventually ventured into acting and found success. She is transgender and was appreciated for playing a transgender character in Sense8. Out magazine honored her as part of their annual "Out 100" awards in 2011.

 36 Shantel VanSanten

Shantel VanSanten
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Model and actress Shantel VanSanten has been featured in the magazines Teen Vogue and Seventeen. She began her modeling career as a teenager and eventually made her foray into acting. Initially, she played minor roles in TV series and then started taking up film projects as well. She has also appeared in a couple of music videos.

 37 Robin Givens

Robin Givens
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: November 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

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.

 38 Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks
5
Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: December 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Tyra Banks became the first black woman to grace the covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and GQ. She became so successful as a model that she used her popularity to try her hand at acting, singing, writing, and producing. She is only one of seven women to appear consistently on Time magazine's world's most influential people list.

 39 Mackenzie Foy

Mackenzie Foy
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: November 10, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Mackenzie Foy is an American actress who has played important roles in popular films like The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Interstellar, and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. After starting her career as a child star, Foy went on to establish herself as an actress with her performance in the 2020 film Black Beauty.

 40 Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

‘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.

 41 Rhea Durham

Rhea Durham
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Rhea Durham is an American model known for gracing the cover of many prominent fashion magazines, such as Elle, Marie Claire, and French Vogue. She also appeared on TV in 2001, guest-starring as herself in one of the episodes of Spin City. Her popularity increased in 2009 when she married popular actor Mark Wahlberg in Beverly Hills, California.

 42 Cameron Monaghan

Cameron Monaghan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Cameron Monaghan is an American actor whose transition from a child star to an adult actor was made successful by a TV series titled Shameless in which he played a gay bipolar teenager named Ian Gallagher. His performance in Shameless gained him international recognition and critical appreciation, after which he earned several important film and TV roles.

 43 January Jones

January Jones
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: January 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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.

 44 Devon Aoki

Devon Aoki
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: August 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Devon Aoki is an American fashion model and actress. At the age of 16, she became the face of Versace, replacing Naomi Campbell. Over the years, Aoki has been featured in advertising campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Hugo Boss, L'Oreal, and Chanel among many other well-known brands and is widely regarded as an icon of the fashion industry.

 45 Summer Phoenix

Summer Phoenix
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 46 Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford
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Birthdate: February 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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. 

 47 Bijou Phillips

Bijou Phillips
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 48 Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams
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Famous As: Model, Actor, Activist
Birthdate: August 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Jesse Williams is best known as Dr. Jackson Avery from Grey's Anatomy. He has also been part of films such as The Cabin in the Woods and The Butler, and has done voice-work for video games such as Markus in Detroit: Become Human. Williams is also associated with Black activism.

 49 Mickie James

Mickie James
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Model
Birthdate: August 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Wrestler Mickie James, who is associated with WWE’s Raw brand, was initially known in the wrestling circuit as Alexis Laree. She has worked for NWA: TNA and was part of the stable The Gathering. The five-time WWE Women's Champion has also released several hit country tracks, such as Shooting Blanks.

 50 Aaliyah

Aaliyah
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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: August 25, 2001

Aaliyah was an American singer, actress and model, who became famous when her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number sold three million copies in the US. Her subsequent albums also sold in millions and won her numerous accolades. She also acted in some films. She tragically died in an airplane crash in the Bahamas, at the age of 22.