Although contemporary supermodels make a fortune, they haven't yet managed to come close to the fame of their iconic predecessors. Let's remeber together the 5 legendary supermodels that people were totally crazy about and every designer wanted on the catwalk back in the day.
If Cindy Crawford hadn't been discovered by a modeling photographer at the age of 16, she would probably be a chemical engineer today. It was this field that she pursued before conquering the catwalks. The sexy model with a rich brown mane, who turned the freckle above her lip into her hallmark of beauty, however, wasn't satisfied with being a mere model. Cindy has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, which is why she started making exercise video tapes, which enjoyed a huge success and found their place in every stylish woman's home, in addition to which she also published a couple of calendars and designed her own swimsuit collection. Moreover, the American model appeared in movies such as Fair Game, 54 or The Secret of My Succe$s.
The British top model might be notorious for her problematic and violent behavior, but that didn't prevent her from becoming one of the most prominent figures in the modeling scene. The chocolate beauty was discovered at only 15 years old, when she was spotted by a talent scout while window shopping in Covent Garden. Naomi has appeared in fashion shows of all famous fashion brands such as Versace, Dior, Prada, Chanel, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta and Yves Saint Laurent. In addition, unlike some of her colleagues, she still hasn't put her modeling career to rest; last year, she shone bright at the luxury Valentino fashion show and several others.
The native of Litvínov and successful supermodel Eva Herzigová came to be known as Miss Wonderbra or Marilyn Monroe of the East. She earned the first title after appearing on the legendary Wonderbra billboards in a black lace bra. There have even been rumours that Eva caused a traffic accident with her sex appeal and perky bosom! The nickname Marilyn Monroe East, on the other hand, was given to Eva because of her blonde mane and enchanting blue eyes.
She entered the world of modeling after making a trip to Prague at the age of 16, where she won a competition for young beauties organized by a French modeling agency. After leaving for the fashion capital - Paris - success came quickly and she even replaced Claudia Schiffer in a Guess campaign! Eva appeared at fashion shows of all leading fashion brands and became one of Victoria's Secret angels.
Although the British model with an ethereal appearance is "only" 170 cm tall, which is probably the lowest possible limit in modeling, she managed to enthral all the leading fashion designers and photographers. She kickstarted her modeling career at the age of 14, when Sarah Doukas from the modeling agency Storm Agency discovered her at the airport when returning from a vacation.
Kate Moss didn't meet the modeling standards of the time and, in comparison with her colleagues, she was not only smaller, but mainly slimmer, with bones visible in ther neckline. Thanks to that, however, she started a new wave in modeling, the so-called waif look. Another thing that made her popular in the public was her relationship with Johnny Depp.
The German supermodel, who will celebrate her 50th birthday this year, has been likened to the French beauty Bridget Bardot during her career. Originally, she wanted to become a lawyer, but fate wanted it a different way. She was discovered by a modeling agency in a nightclub in Düsseldorf and her fame began to rise sharply. In the 1990s, Karl Lagerfeld chose her to become the face of the brand Chanel. The blonde beauty appeared on the cover of more than a thousand magazines and walked fashion shows of perhaps all the more luxurious brands that come to mind.