Whether they’re famous for their chameleonic appearance or their high-fashion fashion sense, these models have made their mark on the world.
Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford are known for their sculpted faces and strong eyebrows. They were among the first women to achieve international supermodel status and paved the way for many of today’s “supers”.
1. Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne has made a name for herself as one of the world’s top supermodels, with her stunning physique gracing the covers of many fashion magazines. She’s modeled for several big names including Victoria’s Secret, Burberry, and Moschino.
Aside from modeling, she’s also appeared in many films including ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘Suicide Squad’. She’s been working on her acting career for years and is set to appear in seven films this year.
Delevingne was born in London and grew up in Belgravia, an affluent area of London known for its high-class lifestyles. She was raised by her mother, Pandora, and father, Charles Delevingne, a property developer.
2. Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid is one of the most famous supermodels in the world. She has walked the runway for some of the biggest fashion brands in the world and has also been featured in numerous high-fashion editorials.
She has also been named an official Victoria’s Secret Angel and is a spokesmodel for the make-up brand Maybelline. She has also starred in several campaigns for brands like Tom Ford, Guess and Balmain.
Despite her fame, she still wants her daughter to have a normal upbringing. So she has asked people to remove photos of her daughter when she’s with them so that she can focus on raising her baby.
3. Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner is the world’s highest-paid model. She raked in an estimated $22.5 million pretax in the 12 months prior to June 2018, according to Forbes, and is a member of the popular reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Although she was not a natural born model, Jenner’s family name helped her rise to fame quickly. She walked in many high-profile shows and appeared in numerous magazine spreads, becoming a household name.
Despite her success, she still faced numerous challenges and negative press. However, she never gave up and persevered. Her career continued to grow and now she’s one of the most famous supermodels in the world.
4. Bella Hadid
The youngest of the Hadid sisters, Bella is one of the most famous supermodels in the world. She has made a name for herself by breaking the mold and being more than just a pretty face.
She is a model and a philanthropist, often donating money and items for socio-political causes. She recently shared that her support for Palestine has resulted in some negative consequences for her.
In addition to her modelling career, she is also a former equestrian. She dreamed of competing in the Olympics, but decided to pursue her modelling career instead.
Her mother, Yolanda, and father, Mohamed, are millionaire property tycoons from Palestine. Their siblings, Gigi and Anwar, have both become successful in their own right.
5. Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey makes vulnerable, emotional pop music that often incorporates nostalgia for America’s past. Her albums have sold millions of copies, with 2014’s Ultraviolence and 2017’s Lust for Life launching at the top of the Billboard 200.
The singer’s net worth is estimated to be around $30 million. She has accumulated her wealth through several hit singles and album sales, as well as through Gucci and H&M sponsorships.
She first rose to fame in 2011 with her homemade video for the song “Video Games.” The viral success of the track led to signings with Interscope and Polydor. In 2012, Del Rey released Born to Die, which was a success. She has since toured and performed at major events across the world. She has also starred in several films.
6. Heidi Klum
Despite her fame, Heidi Klum is actually a very down-to-earth person. She has a witty sense of humor and is very close to her father Gunther Klum.
As a model, she has had the opportunity to appear on the front cover of many magazines including Sports Illustrated and Vogue. In addition, she has also had the chance to be on the judging panel for shows like Project Runway and America’s Got Talent.
She has even launched her own lingerie line and she is also a mother to four children.
She is known for her flamboyant appearances and her perfect figure. She is a very popular fashion icon, and her success in the industry is attributed to her hard work and dedication. She is also a very good host and a great judge on TV shows.
7. Kate Moss
Kate Moss, a British model and actress, is considered one of the most famous supermodels of all time. She began her modeling career at 14 and became a fashion icon for the 1990s.
In the 1990s, Moss was credited with pioneering the “waif” look — a term that refers to a small, thin figure. She became the face of Calvin Klein’s Obsession ad campaign in 1993, and her grungy, streetwear-inspired aesthetic is often referred to as “heroin chic.”
Moss has appeared on more than 300 magazine covers over the years. She also launched her own line of clothing and accessories for the retailer Topshop in 2007 and a collection for Longchamp in 2010. Her daughter Lila Grace (b.2002) shares her mother’s love of fashion and walked in the Fendi couture show during Paris Fashion Week in 2021.
8. Jourdan Dunn
Jourdan Dunn is one of the world’s most famous supermodels. She has been in campaigns for Burberry, Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein, and appeared on numerous Vogue covers.
She was born in Greenford, West London, where she grew up with her mother and two younger brothers. She was discovered in Hammersmith Primark at the age of 16, and signed to Storm Model Management.
She was the first black model to walk a Prada runway in over a decade and has walked for many other high-fashion brands. She has also made her mark as a fashion designer, creating a collection for British brand Missguided last year.
9. Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk is a Russian model known for her appearance in the cover of the Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Issue back in 2011. She has been in the industry for more than ten years.
She began her career as a model in 2004 and has since appeared in campaigns for brands like Givenchy, Missoni and Intimissimi. She is also a spokesmodel for L’Oreal Paris.
When she was a child, Irina was bullied by her classmates. However, she grew up to be a beautiful and strong woman.
She was introduced to the world of modeling when she won the regional beauty contest “Supermodel”. The win gave her a chance to enter the professional modeling world and she never looked back. She has become a famous supermodel in Russia. She is also married to Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper and they have a daughter together, Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper.
10. Lily Aldridge
Lily Aldridge is one of the world’s most famous supermodels, and she has walked the runway at Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. She also has a long list of magazine ads and TV commercials.
A philanthropist, she’s involved with organizations like No Kid Hungry and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She’s also a proud mom of two kids, 7-year-old Dixie Pearl and 9-month-old Winston Roy.
She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Kings of Leon vocalist Caleb Followill. They’re raising their daughter together and have a growing perfume line. In addition, she’s a huge Disney fan and recently collaborated with La Cava de Tequila in EPCOT to create a signature margarita.