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Linda Evangelista

Linda Evangelista

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Birth date: May 10, 1965
Country: Canada
Height: 1.75 m / 5.7 ft

Overview

Linda Evangelista was one of the most famous faces of fashion during the 80s and the 90s. She was discovered by an agent from Elite Model Management at the age of very young age of thirteen, when she attended the 1978 Miss Teen Niagara beauty pageant.
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Model Bio

One of her biggest defining career moments occurred back in 1988 when she agreed to cut her long hair and present to the world her new “bowl cut with sideburns” haircut. That season, Evangelista was cancelled from all the prestigious runway shows, but short time after women all around the world embraced her new look and turned it into the hottest fashion trend of the year.

"We don't wake up for less than $10,000” is Evangelista's most famous quote. She declared this during an interview to Vogue magazine, and referred herself and co-model Christy Turlington.

Rocking the Runway

During the 80s and the 90s Evangelista was one of the most wanted models, and graced on the best fashion runway shows. The list of designers she collaborated with is very long and includes Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent, Donna Karan, Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld and many more.

Ad Star

As expected from a supermodel, Evangelista posed for many advertising campaigns during her career. She was the face of Nina Ricci (1984), Guy Laroche (1984), Versace (1989), Donna Karan (1990), Jil Sander (1994) and more. In addition, she was photographed for the Bloomingdale's catalog (1989), signed several cosmetics contracts with empires like Revlon (1990), Estee Lauder (1993), Christian Dior cosmetics (1998), signed fragrance contracts, appeared on TV commercials for top designers like Yves Saint Laurent and accomplished so much more.

Off the Runways

Nowadays, Linda Evangelista is an activist for HIV/AIDS research funds. She also enjoys spending time with her young toddler, Augustin James.