Did you know already – The American Christie Brinkley, an admirer of the former French leader Charles de Gaulle, was one of the most famous supermodels of the 20th century. According to manager John Casablancas, "she was a kind of flower child, a cute doll of a girl, too fragile to be sexy." Born in Los Angeles, Brinkley worked with some of the best-known modeling agencies, including Eileen Ford and Elite Model Management. She appeared in 1983 in the video for Billy Joels hit single "Uptown Girl".
Did you know already – Bibi Russell put Bangladesh, an obscure English-speaking country in Asia, on the map as she became one of the world's elite supermodels in the 1970s. Like Irene Khan, Sheik Hassina Wajed and Muhammad Yunus, Russell is a national symbol of Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations in the world.
Mexico (Latin America)
Did you know already- The 26-year-old Elsa Benitez from Mexico, the most beautiful girl in the country since Maria "La Doña" Felix, together with the Olympic champion Jefferson Perez, was one of the twelve celebrities selected for the Miss Universe 2004 jury in Quito, Ecuador and the Cuban-American producer Emilio Estefan. Miss Benitez is 1,80 tall and comes from Hermosillo, Sonora.
Did you know already – They asked people today to call a beautiful woman, most would mention someone like Tyra Banks. Banks is enormously popular in America, Europe, Japan and China and is with 1.78 m as one of the best supermodels of all time. No doubt she is famous for her elegance and unique personality. Banks is a model for top fashion designers, including Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Rifat Ozbek, Oscar de la Renta and Tommy Hilfiger. She has also starred in major films such as "Higher Learning" (1995), "Coyote Ugly" (2000), "Halloween Resurrection" (2003) and "Hannah Montana: The Movie" (2009) Tyra Banks, one of the world's top volleyball players of the 20th century, was born in Inglewood, CA.
Argentina (South America)
Did you know already- Valeria Mazza, a tall blonde and blue-eyed model, was born in Argentina, a nation of beauty-obsessed America. Since then she is next to Eva Duarte de Perón (former First Lady), Paloma Herrera (dancer), Norma Leandro (actress) and Jeanette Campbell (silver winner at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin) one of the most famous women in Argentina. Since 2000, Mazza has occasionally appeared in commercials in her home country and other Latin American countries.
Did you know already- In July 1986, Helena Christensen, then Miss Denmark, wore a traditional peasant dress at the opening ceremony of the Miss Universe Pageant in 1986 in the Central American nation of Panama. However, she from Copenhagen did not impress the distinguished jury, which included Don Correia (Broadway actor) and Jose Quintero (Panamanian theater director), as well as Paloma San Basilio (Spain's singer) and Shawn Weatherly (Miss South Carolina). Miss USA and Miss Universe 1980). Unlike Monica Urbina (Colombia's delegate), Christy Fichtner (America's candidate), Susanna Huckstep (Miss Italy & Miss Photogenic Universe) and Barbara Palacios (Miss South America and Miss Venezuela), Christensen was not a favorite in the Miss Universe contest. In the swimsuit competition she had 7,420 points behind Zaire / DR Congo (8,210), Reunion (8,110), Paraguay (7,780) and Miss Guatemala (7,560).
Did you know already – At the beginning of the nineties the German Claudia Schiffer from Rheinbach came to Lima, Peru for an official visit. It was one of the most famous European models of the 20th century.
Did you know already- In the late 1990s, the Sudanese refugee Alek Wek, a statuesque black woman, shocked the world as she became a professional model in Britain and the US. She was one of the 420,000 refugees who fled Sudan in the last century. Like many Sudanese, including Lopez Lamong (now US athlete) and Macharia Yuot (sportswoman), Ms. Wek escaped from her country, a sub-Saharan African country ravaged by civil wars, AIDS, poverty, genocide, famine and terrorism (in fact, no other African state has seen so many tragedies). Undoubtedly, it is currently an inspiration to women / refugees in the Third World, including their homeland, where any number of women / children live under slave conditions. In addition, this girl is not only one of Africa's most successful models, but also an African symbol. In recent years, the spectacular Sudanese Model Wek has supported a number of not-for-profit organizations, including Amnesty International and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). On the other hand, unfortunately, she is a persona non grata of the Sudanese rule, one of the most brutal regimes in the world, along with other tyrants such as Cuba, Burma and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Did you know already- London is the birthplace of Naomi Campbell, Britain's top supermodel. Miss Campbell is also one of the most beautiful black people in the world. Apart from that, she has a career as a television presenter and actress.
Did you know already- During her short but fast-paced career as a professional model, Indian actress Aishwarya Rai, now successful in Bollywood, captured the hearts of both critics and audiences. She was one of the world's best supermodels in the late 1990s.
Brazil (South America)
Did you know already- It's virtually impossible to talk about supermodels without mentioning Gisele Bundchen. The Brazilian Bundchen, a blue-eyed blonde, is one of the highest paid supermodels in the world. Since then she is the new idol of the Brazilian people.
Did you know already- Iman was one of the most successful black models in the world. She speaks fluent English and was chosen as a model in New York City from Africa in the late 1970s. The two-meter beauty from Somalia has been married since 1992 to David Bowie, the rock star and actor. This year, she returned to Somalia as a hero of the people, a land plagued by war on the African mainland. Iman once said of her nation: "My whole nation is graceful, no one has to tell us how to walk or how to stand, we have air, dignity: Whatever happens, you keep your head up, but it is It's like a duck that glides on the water – beneath the surface, where no one can see, his feet are twirling. "She has appeared in numerous films and music videos.
Did you know already – Few stars have had such diverse careers as Margaux Hemingway. Miss Hemingway was not only considered one of the highest paid supermodels in the world (she was known for her contract with Fabergé over one million US dollars from 1975), but was also an actress. In the 1970s she was a prominent jet set celebrity.
Venezuela (Latin America)
Did you know already – Venezuela has produced some beauties, from Albany Josefina Lozada and Martina Thorogood Heemsen to Maria Milagros Veliz, but Patricia Velasquez, who is half native, is a special case. Prior to being selected as a model, she participated in Miss Venezuela, where she was one of the runners-up, in 1989, with the help of fashion designer Mayela Camacho. In the early 1990s, she left Caracas to travel to Europe, where she impressed her managers with her indigenous beauty and soon became one of the most popular international models. Like Cathy Freeman, Evonne Goolagong, Jim Thorpe, and Rigoberta Menchu, she is a symbol of indigenous pride. In recent years, Velasquez has made efforts to save the indigenous people of Latin America. She comes from Maracaibo in the north of Venezuela.
Did you know already- Elle MacPherson was the best Australian model ever.