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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 10 May 1965St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Linda Evangelista was born on May 10, 1965 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Mademoiselle C (2013), Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (1999) and Catwalk (1995). She was previously married to Gérald Marie.

Spouse (1)

Gérald Marie (4 July 1987 - 1993) (divorced)

Trivia (28)

Has four dogs Coco, Willow Flower, Enzo, and Willy.
Recieved a special lifetime achievement award at the 1997 VH1 Fashion and Music Awards.
Was ranked #2 (after Cindy Crawford) on MTV's House of Style (1989) list of the top models of the 1990's.
Cousin of Vanessa Evangelista, who also models.
Entered the 'Miss Teen Niagra' beauty contest at the age of 12 and lost.
Named by people magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People In the World" (1990).
Met actor Kyle MacLachlan on the set of an ad for Barney's New York in 1992 and they began dating that year and became engaged in 1994, but seperated in early 1998.
Has changed her hair color a minimum of twelve times.
Her father, brother, and uncle all work for General Motors.
Is of Italian decent.
Plays the accordion.
Received a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto in June of 2003
In Portuguese and Spanish, her name means "beautiful", "pretty".
One of the five supermodels. The others are Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Naomi Campbell.
In Portuguese, Spanish and Italian her surname means "gospel singer"; "gospel writer".
Was ranked #8 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
At the age of 41, she gave birth to her first child. Her son, Augustin James Evangelista was born on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 in New York City. The father was not revealed until 2011 when she filed court papers for child support against her sons biological father, François-Henri Pinault.
Cites late 70s/early 80s model Joan Severance as her modeling idol.
CBC/Fashion File honored Linda with its viewers choice award for Greatest Supermodel of All Time in March, 2008.
In 2005, was recipient of the World Style Award by the Women's World Awards in Leipzig, Germany.
Appeared in a Mario Testino photo shoot for Vanity Fair magazine alongside supermodels Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. The pictorial covered pages 182 through 193. [September 2008]
Appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, one of Patrick DeMarchelier's earliest photo shoots for the fashion magazine. [September 1992]
Expected a baby with Fabien Barthez in 1998, but it was stillborn. They separated in 2000.
Her parents were both born in Italy.
Her mother enrolled her in modeling school when she was 12 years old because of her striking resemblance to Joan Severance.
Arthur Elgort first photographed her because of her resemblance to Joan Severance whom he referred to as his "muse.".
Enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking, skiing, and pilates.
In 2013 was named the exclusive face of the new fragrance Loewe Aura.

Personal Quotes (5)

It was God who made me so beautiful. If I weren't, then I'd be a teacher.
"We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day." (Spoken in Vogue in 1990 to Jonathan Van Meter, talking about money and how she and a few other models were calling the shots and changing the game.)
I don't diet. I just don't eat as much as I'd like to.
People think modeling's mindless, that you just stand there and pose, but it doesn't have to be that way. I like to have a lot of input. I know how to wear a dress, whether it should be shot with me standing or sitting.
[In 2005, retracting her statement about not getting out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.] I can't stand the way this follows me around. I said it a long time ago, and I hope today I am a different person. Now I get out of bed for a much better reason. I'm part of a team that raises millions of dollars and raises awareness of HIV and AIDS all over the world.

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