Linda Evangelista fashion model
May 10, 1965
Blue / Green
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
34-24-35 in | 86-61-89 cm
55 kg | 121 pounds
9 US | 40 EU
Linda Evangelista was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, on May 10, 1965, is an Canadian supermodel. Linda started to modeling locally in St. Catharines as a teenager. She was discovered at the Miss Teen Niagara Contest, by a model agent from the Elite New York Agency, at age of 16. She began her international high-fashion career in New York City, at the age of 18.
She signed with Elite Model Management in 1984.
She holds the record for her multiple appearances on the cover of Vogue Italia.
Long time highly ranked on Legends List by models.com.
She was nicknamed "the chameleon" for her frequently changing hairstyle.
Evangelista is one of the greatest supermodels of the 1990s.
Longtime muse of photographer Steven Meisel.
Featured in two music videos for George Michael "Freedom! '90" and "Too Funky" (1992).
She received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2003.
She is of Italian descent.
Her hobbies include cooking, yoga, hiking, skiing, and pilates.
She was married to Gérald Marie (1987-1993).
She dated actor Kyle MacLachlan (1992-1998).
She dated for several months French businessman François-Henri Pinault, they have one son Augustin, born in 2006.
Has been on over 700 magazine covers including Numéro, Vogue Germany, Vogue Hommes, Marie Claire Spain, Elle Germany, Mixte, Madame Figaro, W Magazine, Love Magazine, Interview Germany and Russia. Harper's Bazaar U.S., Vogue Japan.
Revlon, Moschino Fresh Fragrance, Loewe Aura Magnetica, Dolce & Gabbana Make Up, Loewe Aura Fragrance, Ann Taylor, Dsquared2, L'Oreal Paris, Talbots, John Galliano, Chanel Eyewear, Disney and Barney's Electric Holiday.
Walked runway for Gianfranco Ferré, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent, Donna Karan, Jil Sander, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alberta Ferretti, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Perry Ellis, Chloé.
Represented by agencies New York DNA Models, London Models 1, Barcelona View Management.
I have to hit the gym. I have beauty appointments. I have to work toward my next job and maintaining my image, just like an athlete.
As long as designers want to dress me, photographers want to take my picture and companies think my face will help their products, then I won't go anywhere until they're done with me.
I'm so glad this worked out for me, I do think I know how to be a good model.
I love, love, love fashion so much. That's why I became a model in the first place.
I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.
Hair is the greatest thing to experiment with because it's not permanent. If I didn't like my colour, I'd just change it.
I had no illusions that my career would be any longer than three years tops.