MONICA BELLUCCI – TEMPTING ITALIAN ACTRESS


Monica Anna Maria Bellucci was born on 30 September 1964. She is an Italian actress and fashion model. Bellucci was born in Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy as the only child of Luigi Bellucci, who owned a trucking company, and Maria Gustinelli, a painter. Bellucci started modelling at 16, when she was attending the Liceo classico. Initially pursuing a career as a lawyer, Bellucci modeled to pay her tuition at the University of Perugia, but the lifestyle tempted her away from her law studies. She speaks Italian, French, and English fluently, Spanish semi-fluently, and she has had speaking roles in each of these languages as well as in Aramaic for her part as Mary Magdalene in The Passion of the Christ.

Bellucci is currently married to French actor Vincent Cassel, with whom she has appeared in several films. They have two daughters, Deva (born 2004) and Léonie (born 2010). In 2004, while pregnant with Deva, Bellucci posed nude for the Italian Vanity Fair Magazine in protest against Italian laws that prevent the use of donor sperm. She posed pregnant and semi-nude again for the magazine’s April 2010 issue.

In the documentary movie The Big Question, about the film The Passion of the Christ, she stated: “I am an agnostic, even though I respect and am interested in all religions. If there’s something I believe in, it’s a mysterious energy; the one that fills the oceans during tides, the one that unites nature and beings.”

MODELING:

In 1988, Bellucci moved to one of Europe’s fashion centers, Milan, where she signed with Elite Model Management. By 1989, she was becoming prominent as a fashion model in Paris and across the Atlantic, in New York City. She posed for Dolce & Gabbana and French Elle, among others. In that year, Bellucci made the transition to acting and began taking acting classes. The February 2001 Esquire’s feature on Desire featured Ms. Bellucci on the cover and in an article on the five senses. In 2003, she was featured in Maxim. In 2004, she topped AskMen’s 100 Most Beautiful Women in the World annual list. Bellucci’s modelling career is managed by Elite+ in New York City. She is considered an Italian sex symbol. She is currently a face of a range of Dior Cosmetics. Bellucci is signed to D’management group in Milan and also to Storm Model Management in London.

MOVIES:

Bellucci’s film career began in the early 1990s. She played some minor roles in La Riffa (1991) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). In 1996 she was nominated for a César Award for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Lisa in L’Appartement and strengthened her position as an actress. She became known and popular with worldwide audiences, following her roles in Malèna (2000), Brotherhood of the Wolf, and Irréversible (2002). She has since played in many films from Europe and Hollywood like Tears of the Sun (2003), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Le Deuxième souffle (2007), Don’t Look Back (2009), and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010).

She was supposed to be seen portraying Indian politician Sonia Gandhi in the biopic Sonia, originally planned for release in 2007, but it has been shelved.

Bellucci dubbed her own voice for the French and Italian releases of the film Shoot ‘Em Up (2007). She also voiced Kaileena in the video game Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, and the French voice of Cappy for the French version of the 2005 animated film Robots.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • The Whistleblower (2010)
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)
  • The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
  • Le deuxieme souffle (2007)
  • Shoot ‘Em Up (2007)
  • Le concile de pierre (2006)
  • Napoleon & Me (2006)
  • Sheitan (2006)
  • Combien tu m’aimes? (2005)
  • The Brothers Grimm (2005)
  • She Hate Me (2004)
  • The Passion of the Christ (2004)
  • The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
  • Tears of the Sun (2003)
  • Ricordati di me (2003)
  • Irreversible (2002)
  • Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (2002)
  • Le pacte des loups (2001)
  • Malina (2000)
  • Franck Spadone (2000)
  • Under Suspicion (2000)
  • Comme un poisson hors de lâeeau (1999)
  • Compromis (1998)
  • Mediterranes (1998)
  • A los que aman (1998)
  • Lâ ultimo capodanno (1998)
  • Le plaisir (1998)
  • Stressati (1997)
  • Mauvais genre (1997)
  • Dobermann (1997)
  • Come mi vuoi (1996)
  • Lâ Appartement (1996)
  • Il cielo sempre pi blu (1995)
  • Palla di neve (1995)
  • Mitici, I (1994)
  • Ostinato destino (1992)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
  • La riffa (1991)
  • Briganti (1990)

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

Monica’s talent has taken her places. Following is a summary of her awards and achievements as an actress.

Taormina International Film Festival:

2011 – Won Taormina Art Award

Golden Globes, Italy:

2005 – Won European Golden Globe

Golden Satellite Awards:

Year : 2004
Category : Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama
For : The Cooler

Won

Silver Ribbon Awards:

Year : 2003
Category : Best Supporting Actress
For : Ricordati Di Me
Won

Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival:

Year : 2002
Category : President Award – Star on the Horizon
Won

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards:

Year : 2001
Category : Favorite Supporting Actress – Comedy/Romance
For : Coyote Ugly
Won

Screen Actors Guild Awards:

Year : 1998
Category : Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series,
For : ER
Won

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ANGEL LOCSIN – GORGEOUS FILIPINO MODEL

Angel Locsín (born Angélica Locsín Colmenares on April 23, 1985 in Bulacan, Philippines) is a Filipina television and film actress who was introduced in the youth-oriented program of GMA Network entitled Click. Locsin rose to prominence after being casted as one of the lead stars in the fantasy-themed television series Mulawin in 2004. Soon after she headlined as the titular superheroine Darna in the TV adaptation of the popular Mars Ravelo comics hit. Locsin top-billed in several chartbusting films and is widely famous as the love pair of Richard Gutierrez and Dennis Trillo.

LIFE & CAREER:

Locsín grew up in Bulacan and was the second child in a brood of three. Her parents were separated when she was fourteen and she has since lived with her father. Locsin’s career in show business began after she was spotted by a talent scout when she cut class with a friend while shopping at SM Mall. She auditioned for several commercials and soon after she landed a contract with GMA Network.

Locsín first appeared in Click, a teen-oriented program on the GMA Network, as the tomboyish Charley (short for Charlotte) where she was paired with (Railey Valeroso).However, she only became widely known when she first appeared on the cover of FHM Philippines. The same magazine frequently lists her as one the “100 Sexiest Women in the World”, as well as sexiest Filipina, ranking No. 2 behind Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. She has also been known the current sex symbol of the Philippines.

After appearing in Click, Locsin gained further exposure as she was cast in television shows like Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin, All Together Now and Love to Love

In 2004, Locsin received what is considered her biggest break yet. She starred as one of the lead stars in the telefantasya Mulawin. After her role as the half-human, half-avian Alwina where got to be paired with Aguiluz (Richard Gutierrez),she auditioned for the title role of the classic Filipina superhero in Darna television series. She won the part hands down, and was chosen to don the iconic red suit and crest among numerous actresses who tried out. Locsin reunited with former love team Dennis Trillo as they top-bill in GMA’s newest fantasy-themed series, Majika.

Aside from television, Locsín also starred in films. Among her big screen credits are Kuya, Mano Po 2, Singles, Sigaw and in 2005 the box-office hit Let The Love Begin, alongside perennial partner Richard Gutierrez. Her team-up with Gutierrez is considered by some as one of the best pairings in the country. She reprised her role as Alwina in the movie adaptation of Mulawin.

Locsin also had her fair share of controversy after appearing in one of the Axe TV ads, many feminist groups, as well as former Senator Nikki Coseteng, complained about the offensive gestures in the advertisement. In the television commercial, Angel is teasing a man by showing off money and her body but the man approaches Angel and takes only her money. Because of the complaints, Unilever Philippines, the maker of Axe, slowly pulled out the commercial.

Locsin, on 21 April 2006, spent a pre-21st birthday get-together with close friends and relatives in Aurora Ville Resort. After a short program hosted by Joel Almagro, Locsin thanked the organizers for a simple but sincere effort to make her day complete. This, after spending the whole day with kids with various medical conditions and giving free medical aid.

FILMOGRAPHY – Television:

2006 – Majika
2005 – Darna
2004 – Mulawin
2004 – Love To Love, Season Three: Kissing Beauty
2004 – All Together Now
2003 – Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin
1999 – Click

FILMOGRAPHY – Movies

2008 – Pia Montenegro Story
2006 – Mano Po 5:Gua Ai
2006 – Anino
2006 – I Will Always Love You
2005 – Mulawin the Movie
2005 – Let the Love Begin
2004 – Mano Po Three: My Love
2004 – Sigaw (The Echo)
2004 – Singles
2004 – Kuya
2003 – Mano Po Two: My Home
2000 – Ping Lacson, Supercop

AWARDS:

2005 – FAMAS Awards – German Moreno Youth Award
2005 – FAMAS Awards – Miss FAMAS Popularity
2005 – Box Office Entertainment Awards – Princess of Philippine Movies and TV

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ROSIE HUNTINGTON WHITELEY – THE NEW DEBUT

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was born on April 18th 1987 at Freedom Fields hospital in Plymouth. Rosie was still studying at Tavistock college when she was discovered, turning up for work experience as a booker at model agency Profile, based in London’s West End. She was immediately signed up by Profile Model Agency and still takes pride of place on their homepage even today. She had always dreamed of a job in fashion but dressing the girls on the catwalk, not walking it herself, because she never considered herself ‘pretty enough’.

But sure enough, work started to flood in for the english rose. Hailed in 2003 as possibly ‘the new Kate Moss’, Rosie has gone from strength to strength by appearing in prestigious advertising campaigns such as Tommy Hilfiger Denim and BCBG Max Azria, gracing the cover of Vogue and walking for internationally renound designers such as Valentino, Vera Wang and Oscar De La Renta.

Rosie is famed not only for her volumptuous pout but for her positive attitude and willingness to work hard – definetley a star in the making and a true role model.

CAREER: Victoria’s Secret and modelling (2006–present)

Since 2006, Huntington-Whiteley has modelled for American lingerie and beauty products brand Victoria’s Secret. The model made her Victoria’s Secret debut at the brand’s 2006 show in Los Angeles.

She remained unknown in the fashion industry up until 2008, when she was cast by chief creative director Christopher Bailey, replacing Agyness Deyn for Burberry’s fall/winter campaign with actor Sam Riley. She got her first British Vogue cover, for the November 2008 issue, which saw her pictured alongside Eden Clark and Jourdan Dunn in a feature celebrating British models. Harper’s Bazaar’s annual “Best Dressed List” placed her 6th on their list for the year 2008. The following year, she was featured as the face of Karen Millen’s spring/summer 2009 advertising campaign. Huntington-Whiteley received an Elle Style Award for 2009’s “Model of the Year”. She starred in a short film for Agent Provocateur playing a woman whose boyfriend forgets Valentine’s Day. For fall/winter 2009, she modelled campaigns for Godiva and Miss Sixty. In late 2009, Huntington-Whiteley officially became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, modelling for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York city.

In 2010, she posed nude for the infamous Pirelli Calendar, which was photographed by Terry Richardson. Huntington-Whiteley hit the runway for designers Prada in Milan and Giles Deacon in Paris. For SS10 her advertising campaigns included Monsoon’s first underwear line, Thomas Wylde, Full Circle, and VS Online. In March, she collaborated with VOGUE.COM to share her outfit choices daily for the Today I’m Wearing feature. She appeared on the covers of the May 2010 issues of Harper’s Bazaar Russia and GQ UK. She was featured on the cover of LOVE Magazine’s September issue, styled as a pinup girl. For FW10 she modelled for Burberry as well as the company’s first Beauty line ad; her other advertising campaigns included Loewe, Thomas Wylde, and Leon Max. Fashion photographer Rankin devoted a book entirely to her titled, Ten Times Rosie. Rankin thinks Huntington-Whitely puts diversity back into fashion, “We’ve been looking at very, very skinny, almost masculine girls for a long time. Rosie really is the model of the moment. She’s the actress of the moment. She’s definitely going to become something much, much bigger.”

In March 2011, she landed her first solo British Vogue cover. In May, she was voted No. 1 in Maxim Magazine’s “Hot 100” list. She was also voted No.1 in FHM’s World’s Sexiest Woman 2011 poll. She appeared on the covers of the UK’s July issues of Elle and GQ.

CAREER: Acting (2011–present)

In May 2010, it was announced that Huntington-Whiteley would become the new female lead in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, released June 29 2011, after Megan Fox pulled out just before filming began. She had previously worked with the film’s director, Michael Bay, on a Victoria’s Secret commercial. MTV Networks’ NextMovie.com named her one of the ‘Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011’. Prior to the film’s release, she won the “Female Star of Tomorrow” award at the 2011 CinemaCon Awards.

LIFE:

Huntington-Whiteley dated Tyrone Wood, the youngest son of musician Ronnie Wood, from August 2007 until October 2009. When the pair separated, she began a brief relationship with French actor Olivier Martinez that ended in early 2010. From April 2010, she has been in a relationship with English actor Jason Statham.

Huntington-Whiteley has apartments in New York and London’s Maida Vale. As for her musical taste, she listens to The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Gregory Isaacs.

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DEEPIKA PADUKONE – BOLLYWOOD BEAUTY

Deepika Padukone was born in Mangalore, Karnataka in the year 1986. She is the most celebrated Indian model and an actress. Daughter of a former World badminton Champion Prakash Padukone and mother Ujjala Padukone, Deepika grew up into a sultry model with dreams in her eyes to make it big in showbiz industry. Though she played badminton during her school days and reached to the level of a State player, she did not take her game to the national level as she had set her sights on the glamorous world of showbiz.

Pursuing her dreams, Deepika Padukone quickly became a model endorsing leading brands like Liril soap, Limca, Close-Up toothpaste, Kingfisher and several other products, which include international cosmetics giant Maybelline. The pretty svelte model won numerous awards for her modeling style. Her sensuous photographs appearing on the 2006 Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar has virtually proved that she is indeed a supermodel in her own right. She was chosen as the ‘Model of the Year’ by Kingfisher at its Fashion Awards; and further was awarded the ‘Female Model of the Year’ award in commercial assignments category and ‘Fresh Face of the Year’ at Idea Zee Fashion F Awards. Padukone was also chosen as the brand ambassador of Kingfisher Airlines and later Levi Strauss and Tissot SA. In addition, she appeared in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya’s song Naam Hai Tera.

Deepika Padukone entered film industry with a Kannada film, “Aishwarya” in 2006 starring opposite Kannada hero, Upendra. The following year she bagged three Bollywood films, “Om Shanti Om”, “Pirate” and “Delhi 6”. She has also appeared in a musical video, “Aap Ka Suroor” by Himesh Reshammiya. In 2009, Deepika started writing weekly columns for HT City, the lifestyle supplement of Hindustan Times. These columns appear online on social network, Desimartini.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • Break Ke Baad (2010)
  • Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se (2010)
  • Lafangey Parindey (2010)
  • House Full (2010)
  • Kantri Mogudu (2010)
  • Kartik Calling Kartik (2010)
  • Love Aaj Kal (2009)
  • Billu Barber (2009)
  • Chandni Chowk To China (2009)
  • Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
  • Om Shanti Om (2007)

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PADMA LAKSHMI – LADY RUSHDIE

Padma Parvati Lakshmi, Lady Rushdie (born September 1, 1970 in Chennai, India) is an Indian-American cookbook author, actress, and model who has described herself as the first well-known model from India. She has been the host of the reality television program Top Chef since season two and is an ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

She was born into a Tamil Brahmin family in 1970 and raised in Madras, India and the United States. Her first name means “lotus” in Sanskrit, as well as “pearl” or “jewel.” Parvati is a consort of Shiva. Lakshmi is the name of the Hindu goddess of wealth. She attended the Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA and was studying in Spain when she was discovered. Magazines like Vogue, Elle and Glamour had her in their pages and she soon became a famous fashion model. Her career started and since then she modeled for names like Emmanuel Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, Alberta Ferretti and Roberto Cavalli.

Padma Lakshmi made a 2002 guest appearance as alien princess Kaitaama in Precious Cargo, the 37th episode of the popular science fiction TV series Star Trek: Enterprise. She was also hostess of Domenica In, Italy’s top-rated television show. She portrayed Sean Bean’s nemesis in the 2004 -2005 iTV TV series Sharpe’s Challenge. On April 17, 2004 she got married to Salman Rushdie, a novelist. In 2006 Lakshmi appeared in ABC’s TV series The Ten Commandments with Dougray Scott, Naveen Andrews, and Omar Sharif. Padma took over as hostess of the popular TV cooking competition series Top Chef in 2006 during its second season and continues in 2007 in its third season.

Her first cookbook Easy Exotic was awarded Best First Book at the 1999 World Cookbook Awards at Versailles. She was host of the Food Network series, Padma’s Passport, which is part of the larger series Melting Pot. She has also been a guest host on parts of the British culinary tourism show Planet Food, hosting the segments on India and Spain. Her second cookbook Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet was released October 2, 2007. The Food Network series, ‘Padma’s Passport’ and ‘Domenica In’ is hosted by her. Some of the movies in which she was seen are “Star Trek: Enterprise”, “Glitter”, “Boom”. She has a film production company and a cinematic partnership with her husband.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • Top Chef (1 episode, 2006)
  • Sharpe’s Challenge (2006) (TV)
  • The Ten Commandments (2006) (TV)
  • The Mistress of Spices (2005)
  • Boom (2003/I)
  • Enterprise (1 episode, 2002)
  • Glitter (2001)
  • Melting Pot (2001) TV Series
  • Caraibi (1999) (mini) TV Series
  • Figlio di Sandokan, Il (1998) (mini) TV Series
  • Linda e il brigadiere (1 episode)

SELF FILMOGRAPHY

  • Last Call with Carson Daly (1 episode, 2007)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live (1 episode, 2007)
  • Top Chef (1 episode, 2006)
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (1 episode, 2006)
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1 episode, 2001)
  • Unzipped (1995) (uncredited)

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BAR REFAELI – MOST SEXIEST ISRAEL MODEL

Bar Refaeli was born on June 4, 1985, in a rural region of Israel. She was raised on a horse ranch, but her countryside origins never inhibited her imagination. She started modeling before she could even walk and talk. At eight months old, Bar was already doing commercials. After starting her career before she was even a 1-year-old, Bar had to undergo that traumatic experience that every child fears: getting braces. Of course, getting braces quickly derailed her modeling career. So for over three years, Bar resorted back to her normal life — a life void of modeling. But when the braces came off in 1997, Bar wasted no time getting right back into the industry. At the tender age of 11, she bursted back onto the modeling scene and has been there ever since.

She then appeared in numerous advertisements and infomercials in Israel. Bar’s rise to prominence seemed to happen overnight. At the age of 15, Bar began to modeling for catalogs such as Castro and Pilpel. Her undeniable good looks made her an automatic interest for most international magazines and covers. The turn of the century marked a sign of good things to come for the Israeli vixen. In 2000, she won the title of “Model of the Year” in a beauty contest, and in 2001, she won her title yet again, as her beauty and modeling talents couldn’t be denied. In 2002 and 2003, she was chosen to be the home model of the Renuar fashion network. Additionally, Bar was selected for an international fashion production and appeared in the French ELLE magazine.

It was during her rise to prominence that she attained gigs with GQ and Ralph Lauren. However, Bar claimed that it was the editorial section in an issue of ELLE France that laid claim to her celebrity. The editorial section attached her name with the face that so many people were becoming accustomed to seeing, and once her name was attached, a celebrity was born. Bar ended up doing photo shoots with Sports Illustrated magazine and Victoria’s Secret. She was the first ever Israeli to be featured in SI. Her career has essentially grown right in front of our eyes; she has developed a sense of how to work in front of a camera, and photographers are beginning to like working with her more and more. She says that working with photographers is “a cooperation between the model and the photographers.” Bar has lives the ife of a glamorous, international supermodel. She graced cover after cover and has worked with the most major brands in the world. In early 2007, Bar landed more work with SI, and signed a deal with Chanel’s makeup brands. Her romantic link with award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks mounds for her popularity.

Bar appeared in a September 2007 Paris-Match issue where she was interviewed by reporter Caroline Mangez. The six-page article had many pictures and a great interesting interview about Bar’s life in Israel, her family and her work. She also appeared on the cover of Tatler magazine for the October 2007 issue.

AGENCIES

  • Traffic Models
  • Storm Models
  • Irene Marie Management Group
  • Premier Model Management
  • Wiener Models
  • Riccardo Gay Model Management
  • Marilyn Agency
  • Ford Models – New York

ADVERTISEMENTS

  • Irit
  • Naulover
  • O’Neill
  • Pupa
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Teleno
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Yamamay

MAGAZINE COVERS

  • France: ‘Elle’ – February 13 2006; ‘Elle’ – 27 March, 17 April, 17 July 2006
  • Italy: ‘GQ’ – March 2006
  • Latvia: ‘Elle’ – August 2006
  • Norway: ‘Elle’ – July 2006
  • Spain: ‘DT’ – June 2006; ‘Elle’ – August 2006; ‘Telva’ – December 2006
  • Sweden: ‘Elle’ – July 2006
  • UK: ‘Maxim’ – May 2006

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GISELE BUNDCHEN – THE BRAZILIAN MODEL

Born July 20th, 1980, in Horizontina, Rio Grande de Sul, Brazil. Gisele is a supermodel beauty. Gisele, raised in Horizontina, a small town of less then 20,000 people located in the southern part of Brazil. With six daughters in the family, her five other sisters are all natural phenomenons. Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Patricia, and Rafaela are all aspiring models.

As a school girl, she was taunted with the nickname Olive Oil, the waif thin girl friend of Popeye the Sailor in cartoons.Bündchen, 14, is spotted by an Elite Modeling agent in a São Paulo McDonald’s. “They asked if I wanted to be a model, and I was like, ‘Forget it,'” she tells New York’s Daily News in 2004. “But in Brazil, people struggle, so I thought, ‘You know what? I should try this.'” She moves to New York in 1997, where she catches the eye of top photographers Mario Testino and Steven Meisel, who coax magazines and designers to take a chance on the teenager. “I was mesmerized by her,” Testino tells PEOPLE. While grabbing a Big Mac in a shopping mall, she was seen by a modeling agent who approached her and asked if she had any interest in becoming a model. Despite her father’s lack of approval of the career choice, he allowed her to move to Sao Paulo and she entered the Elite Look Modeling Competition, and her career took off.

Bündchen single-handedly ends the “heroin chic” era brought in by Kate Moss when fashion industry’s bible, Vogue, puts her on its cover. The magazine declares the “Return of the Sexy Model.” The Brazilian import is named Vogue/VH1 Model of the Year and by 2001, graces nine Vogue covers. Bündchen follows the likes of Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum when she signs with lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret. “I think guys like me because they like girls in lingerie,” she tells Time about her Victoria’s Secret work. “They like any girl in lingerie.”

Gisele has modeled for all the major fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren, Versace, Valentino and Chloe. She also has appeared on several magazine covers such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone. Bündchen frolics on the shores of Malibu with actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The two remain coy about their relationship. “I don’t talk about my private life,” she tells New York’s Daily News. “The only thing I have to say is that I so appreciate [Leo].” They endure a rocky, nearly six-year, on-again, off-again relationship before calling it quits (for good) in November 2005. It may not be Vogue, but Bündchen graces the cover of Rolling Stone in a bikini. The magazine dubs the 20-year-old, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.” Time magazine says she’s “one of the few runway models whom straight men can name.”

Bündchen makes her acting debut opposite Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon in the box office disappointment Taxi. “It’s not Shakespeare, I’m not telling everyone I’m a serious actress, because that’s not who I am. I’m a model!” she tells New York’s Daily News of her role as Vanessa, a leader of a group of gorgeous bank robbers. After her split from DiCaprio, Bündchen is photographed surfing and cuddling with Pamela Anderson’s ex Kelly Slater on the sands of Hawaii’s Waikiki beach. The two tanned stunners are reportedly more than beach buddies. Bündchen appears in the film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada despite reports that anyone involved would be banned from the pages of Vogue. She plays an editor opposite Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.

Bündchen expresses her admiration for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, 29, telling the Herald, “Definitely not too shabby. He’s pretty cute. All-American, that’s a good way to describe him.” The following month, Brady, who recently ended a three-year relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan – who later discovers she’s pregnant – begins dating the 26-year-old supermodel. After seven years as a Victoria’s Secret model, Bündchen, 26, parts ways with the lingerie giant. New York Post’s Page Six reports that Bündchen split with the company because it wouldn’t raise her $5 million-a-year salary and many speculate that she’s heading towards retirement. In 2004, she told Vanity Fair, “I would never want to be one of those girls who is 30, and modeling is all they know how to do. I want to do my best, and then I want to close the chapter on this job so I can look back and say this is what I did from 14 to 26, and then have another chapter.”

Bündchen tops Forbes’ list of the World’s Richest Models and earns $33 million in the past year. Kate Moss and Heidi Klum take second and third place respectively. “Some people start modeling because they want to be models and they want the parties and the recognition, and then there are people like me,” she tells Vanity Fair. “I come from a simple family, and for me getting into modeling was a chance to make money and create a business.” Dubbed “the globe’s reigning symbol of female perfection” by GQ, Bündchen appears on the magazine’s cover, where she discusses meeting boyfriend Tom Brady. “We met through a friend who knew us both for a long time,” she says. “Our friend knew that we would like each other. And we did. So I guess he was right.” Formerly with DiCaprio, the supermodel admits: “I’ve had my heart broken.” But of Brady, she says, “He really, genuinely doesn’t have a bad bone in his body.”

Gisele has recently signed a multimillion-dollar contract with North American lingerie firm, Victoria’s Secret. As a result, the Brazilian beauty will appear in several of their lingerie, beauty and hosiery campaigns for television and print, as well as in their point-of-sale materials. According to rumors that circulated amongst the fashion crowd during New York Fashion Week, Gisele will receive a cool 20 million US dollars for the job. Gisele currently lives in Los Angeles, an apartment in New York and a house out in the country in up-state New York. She has had her belly-button pierced and has a tattoo of a star drawn on the inside of her left wrist. It is nice to see that Gisele, albeit a young, rich and famous model, still maintains her naturalness and a down-to-earth personality.

Bündchen, 28, and Brady, 31, tie the knot in a small, private ceremony in Santa Monica. The couple exchange vows again at Bündchen’s Costa Rica home that April. Then in December, the newlyweds welcome their son Benjamin. “To be a mother is a magical experience,” she says. “It really is the miracle of life. I am really happy!”

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