Linda Evangelista Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Height 5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Linda Evangelista was born on May 10, 1965 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for L'Oréal: Récital Préférence (2007), The Sunday Show (1995) and Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (2017). She was previously married to Gérald Marie.

Spouse (1)

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

Trivia (38)

Has four dogs Coco, Willow Flower, Enzo, and Willy.
Received 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 pageant in 1981 and lost. She was nonetheless spotted by a scout from Elite Model Management who gave her his business card. She waited two years before calling him.
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 1999, but suffered a miscarriage. 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.
Holds the record for the most appearances on the cover of Vogue Italia.
Her first major fashion magazine cover was for the November 1984 issue of L'Officiel.
In 1991, The fashion house Lanvin paid her $20,000 to walk in their Haute couture show for the spring/summer season, a then-record amount.
Her last name (spelled as: ewangelista) means "the Author of the Gospel" in Polish (where "Gospel" means "Ewangelia").
Appeared with supermodel friends Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford in George Michael's music video "Freedom 90" as directed by David Fincher and photographed by Jeff Cronenweth.
She had her long hair cut short in 1988, which she described as a "bowl cut with sideburns". The haircut launched many copies around the world and was even sported by celebrities including Demi Moore in Ghost (1990).
She is the longtime muse of photographer Steven Meisel, who also happens to be one of her closest friends.
Her house was filled with more than 200 beauty products.
Once joked that she wouldn't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.
Has a refrigerator where she stores her lotions and potions.

Personal Quotes (9)

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.
Listen to your mother. She was right all a long.
[on her beauty philosophy about simplicity]I always thought less was more. But now when I see the layers and the layers and the layers of stuff people put on it's such devotion and looks so incredible. I don't think I look good with a lot of makeup.
[on high-end beauty products, drugstore beauty products, and beauty products, available only overseas]I buy them, I get them given to me. I love products. I've tried every line out there. I'd use things for a month or six weeks or whatever. Now I'm just down to this. It is incredible I just miss the excitement of the newness and the promise and the hope that it gives you and then nothing happens. I'm an addict, a junkie, for sure, but it's certainly simplified my life.
Because I have a child, I want to see grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. I like wrinkles. I don't like them when they're really deep.

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