Greatest Top models in the World
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For the past many decades, they have remained as a pioneer in the industry and the style icon of many top-notch fashion brands. Here is the list of top-10 greatest of all time and the greatest top models in the World.
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List of Greatest Top Models in the World
1. Gisele Bundchen
Years: 20th July, 1980
Origin | Country: Brazilian
Personal Quote: "I believe in the gold standard. I like solid lumps of things. You can always melt them down".
Gisele would need another page to list down all the awards and achievements to her name and to close, it would be easy to recognize her as “Most top model in the world”, she has always been considered as one of three first Brazilian supermodel and the status of world’s first ‘uber-model‘.
Since 2001, Gisele is one of the highest-paid models of the world and for many years she has remained as the top paid models in the industry with the status of being 16th Richest women in the industry and 89th Most Powerful Woman in the world, as per “Forbes”.
2. Linda Evangelista
Years: 10th May, 1965
Origin | Country: Canadian
Personal Quote: "We don't wake up for less than US$10,000 a day"
Linda has always been considered as one of the all-time greatest top models in the world, accomplished and one of the most influential model status with more than 700 magazines covers to her name.
Above mentioned quote would always remain as her legacy in the fashion industry which she coined for her fellow supermodel gang. As per audience vote for the famous television show “Fashion File” she was named “The Greatest supermodel of all time”, in 2008.
3. Cindy Crawford
Years: 20th February, 1966
Origin | Country: American
Cindy is a fashion icon of the ’80s and ’90s. She was the brand face for many years and her fame led her roles in the television industry. Being the host of the famous MTV’s House of Style would always be remembered as her legacy. She was a part of almost every fashion magazine or fashion campaign at the peak of her career.
She was one of the top models in the world with her appearance in more than 500 fashion campaigns for dozens of brands including Vogue, W, People, Chanel, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein Playboy, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Valentino, Allure and many other in addition to long-lasting tie-up with PEPSI.
4. Helena Christensen
Years: 25th December, 1968
Origin | Country: Denmark
Achievement: Miss Universe, Denmark, 1986
A fashion photographer, supermodel, co-founder and original creative director for fashion magazine “Nylon“, Helena is a true philanthropist for her charitable activities and funding in support of breast cancer.
She has a net worth of US $20 Million as being the original Victoria Secret’s angel. Being famous for her work on both sides of the Camera, she was a great photographer and supermodel at the same time with many magazines cover to her name.
5. Christy Turlington
Years: 2nd January, 1969
Origin | Country: American
Christy is a supermodel with super-heart, she has worked extensively for charity campaigns and considered as one of the most influential top models in the world by many big names such as “Time” and “Glamour”.
In 2010, she laid the stone of a charity foundation namely “Every Mother Counts” for child-birth safety and maternal health in the developing countries.
She also directed a few documentaries such as “No Women, No Cry” and “Every Mother, Every Mile”. She has also participated in few business ventures for an “Ayurvedic” skincare and Yoga line, with few clothing lines for “Puma”.
6. Naomi Campbell
Years: 22nd May, 1970
Origin | Country: English, London
Naomi was 7 when for the first time she appeared in Bob Marley’s music video namely “Is This Love” and then she never looked back, establishing herself as a pioneer in the industry with an honorary status of being the “Grand-daughter” to Nelson Mandela.
She was very much active for racial bias in the fashion industry and was quite outspoken for this, once she said: “I may be considered one of the top models in the world, but in no way do I make the same money”.
Along with her status as one of the greatest supermodels, she always loved doing charitable works for an unprivileged segment of society and many African countries.
7. Claudia Schiffer
Years: 25th August, 1970
Origin | Country: German
Claudia is a “Guinness Book World Record” holder for the most magazine cover to her name, having a net worth of US$60 Million. She has the badge of being model, actress, fashion designer and producer at the same time.
Thanks to her beauty, she earned the status of one of the greatest top models in the world in the early 90’s, therefore, leading her to movie debut with iconic children’s movie “Richie Rich”. She is also popular with her charity work along with “UNICEF”.
8. Kate Moss
Years: 16th January, 1974
Origin | Country: United Kingom
Kate rose to fame in the early ’90s as a supermodel and style icon of the modern fashion industry. As per Forbes, she stood 2nd as the top paid models of the world with $9.2 Million a year.
Along with modeling she also persuaded herself to music projects along with business ventures in the field of clothing. “Time” named her one of the 100 most influential women.
She has inspired cultural depictions including a $2.8 million, 18 carat Gold statue of her, sculpted in 2008 for a British Museum exhibition.
9. Mila Jovovich
Years: 17th December, 1975
Origin | Country: Ukraine
As one of the greatest top models in the world, she has reigned the hearts of young gamers for her role as “Alice” in Film series “Resident Evil”, which is the highest-grossing film series based on games series to date.
She emerged as a fashion icon in the ’90s with her appearance in many Hollywood films, especially in science fiction movies and ended setting up her own production house namely “Creature Entertainment” as well as clothing line “Jovovich Hawk”.
According to “Forbes”, she was named as one of the highest-paid models in the industry.
10. Natalia Vodianova
Years: 28th February, 1982
Origin | Country: Russian
Achievement: 'Fashion Icon' Lifetime achievement award
Another good name and a good story to end the list of top models in the world. Natalia is another one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories, being born in extreme poverty with half-disabled sister and selling fruits.
She made herself a fortune with the modeling career and fame persuaded her to give something back to the society, consequently founding an organization “Naked Heart Foundation” to help children with special needs. She is also a member of the international “Special Olympics” board of directors.
A shortlist of her achievement include:
– Eight seasons, seven-figure contract with “Calvin Klein”.
– Forbes 3rd highest-paid model, earning $8.6 Million a year.
– Glamour’s 2014: Woman of the Year & The Voice for Children.
– In 2016, Mattel’s first Russian Barbie, named after her.