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Overview (3)

Born in Croydon, London, England, UK
Birth NameKatherine Ann Moss
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

One of the more controversial supermodels, primarily because of her unusually low weight during the early part of her career. (she typified the "waif" models). Her unusual appearance (and possibly her willingness to appear nude, "It's just work") have, in a very short time, made her almost as widely recognized as Cindy Crawford.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gustaf Molin <gumo@hem2.passagen.se>

Spouse (1)

Jamie Hince (1 July 2011 - 2016) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (3)

Her slim figure
Prominent cheek bones
Short stature (by fashion model standards)

Trivia (50)

Estimated wealth $26.8 million dollars. [April 1998]
Net worth 2.2 million dollars. [1994]
Was in a relationship with Johnny Depp [1994-1998].
Was on the cover of George magazine (April 1998).
Was on the first issue of Russian Vogue.
Although she is one of the world's top fashion models, she did not arrive with the first wave of supermodels of the 80's. The original five supermodels were Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista.
Has a tiny heart tattooed on her hand.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a daughter named Lila Grace Moss Hack on September 29, 2002. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Jefferson Hack.
Worked on Calvin Klein campaign nicknamed "Heroin Kids" with Chay White, Dolce Lauren, Michelle Duffy, Trey Ridley and Dante LaTreche. [1996]
Is a vegan.
Mentioned in Jewel Kilcher's song Intuition.
Is best friends with actress/designer Sadie Frost, model Frankie Rayder, and designer Stella McCartney.
Is the face of famed perfume Coco Mademoiselle, Yves Saint-Laurent Opium, and is the first face of Rimmel cosmetics.
Modelling agencies: New York: IMG models; Paris: Marylin; London: Storm.
She has released her own picture book called Kate: The Kate Moss Story.
Her naked portrait painted by Lucian Freud was sold for 3.9 million pounds (US$7.2 million) by Christie's in London in Feb 2005.
She was named the world's best dressed woman by Britain's Glamour magazine, beating out 8,000 other nominees. [February 2005]
In 1995, she received the "Fashion Personality of the Year" award and she won "Model of the Year" at the VH1 Fashion Awards in 1996.
She was discovered at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas of the Storm Agency at the JFK airport while returning to England after a family holiday in the Bahamas.
At the age of 30 she was declared the sexiest woman of all time according to a poll conducted by men's magazine "Arena" to mark its 150th issue.
Her friendship with best friend Sadie Frost ended because Frost didn't approve of Moss' relationship with rock-singer Pete Doherty.
Was named "The world's greatest supermodel" by the fashion industry and other supermodels on Channel 5's search for "The world's greatest supermodel".
Engaged to rock singer Pete Doherty. [September 2005]
Her working partners H & M, Burberry, H Stern and Chanel fired her from her contract due to her cocaine scandal. [September 2005]
Topped Vogue's list of "Best Dressed Personalities in 2005". Her former fiancée Pete Doherty ranked #2 in the mens' list (29 December 2005).
Godmother of Jude Law's and Sadie Frost's daughter Iris
Sadie Frost is the godmother of her daughter Lila Grace Moss.
She is the best paid model in the world according to Forbes magazine in 2006
Net worth is estimated at 50 million. (2005)
Good friend of actor Daniel Craig and Liv Tyler.
Engaged, again, to Pete Doherty [October, 2006].
Godfather of her daughter Lila Grace Moss is Bobby Gillespie. (Originally, Lila's godfather was Jude Law, but when he got divorced from Moss' close friend Sadie Frost Kate relieved Law of his duties).
Presented boyfriend Pete Doherty with a helicopter flight for his 28th birthday.
Good friends with Irina Lazareanu, who was drummer for her fiancé Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles.
On May 1, 2007 a collection of clothes, designed by Moss exclusively for the TopShop chain, were launched across the UK in the chain's 225 stores. A Kate Moss "countdown to launch" board filled a window of the company's flagship Oxford Street store and on April 30, Moss launched the clothing line at Topshop in Oxford Street, where she briefly appeared in the shop window modeling a red dress from the clothing collection just before the shop was opened.
Has one brother named Nick.
Her parents divorced when she was 15.
Godmother of Davinia Taylor's and Dave Gordon's son Grey.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $9 million.
Named Best Dressed woman by Glamour magazine [April 7, 2008].
Mentioned in the song "Everything's Just Wonderful" by Lily Allen.
Checked into London clinic, suffering from exhaustion [November 1998]
Launching the Kate Moss for Topshop range, a collection based on clothing from her own closet. [April 2007]
Living in London with her daughter, Lila Grace Moss. [February 2005]
Has been the subject of artworks by Banksy, Damien Hirst, Lucian Freud, and Tracey Emin, among many others.
Moss has a younger half-sister named Charlotte, also a model, who works professionally by the name Lottie Moss, also signed with Storm Model Management, the same agency which discovered Kate at age 14 while transiting through New York's JFK International Airport.
Sports a tattoo on her lower back inked by renowned artist Lucian Freud. As of 2015 the tattoo is reportedly worth more than £1 million.
She has a younger half-sister, model Lottie Moss, who is 24 years younger.
Her daughter is Lila Grace Moss, whose father is Jefferson Hack.
Friends with Naomi Campbell, and Rita Ora,.

Personal Quotes (55)

I had tried to get focused on other things. But I always ended up back in the same place, and it wasn't making me happy. I needed to get the focus back.
What people say isn't going to stop me. I have to do things for myself.
I like creating images.
It sounds really corny but I think that if you're beautiful inside it shows on the outside, for sure.
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.
Going to the gym wouldn't be on my list of favorite things to do.
I'm not really a fashion designer. I just love clothes. I've never been to design school. I can't sketch. I can't cut patterns and things. I can shorten things. I can make a dress out of a scarf.
I was never anorexic, so I was never that skinny. I was never bony-bony. But I remember thinking, I don't want to be this skinny.
I was 14 when I started modeling. At the end of that first day my mum said, If you want to do this, you're on your own because I'm not traipsing around London ever again like that. It's a nightmare.
I want to apologize to all of the people I have let down because of my behavior which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others.
I am not a fashion freak!
Calvin was very clever. We did the pictures and made the commercial, and that really worked.
Actors do like watching girls parade down the runway for some reason.
Once I was walking from The Mercer in New York - because otherwise I don't walk anywhere - and this woman paparazzo who was following me fell over a fire hydrant and her whole tooth went through her lip. I leant over her, saying, 'Are you all right?' and she was still taking pictures.
Everyone's projecting onto you, or you feel like everyone is judging you. I feel like I'm being judged a lot of the time. You become really self-conscious.
Yeah, I like clothes, but I hardly ever go shopping. Hardly ever!
It's all about the blanket. Blanket, pillow, and red wine. You should always be asleep on a plane.
It's a sin to be tired.
I would have wanted to be a rock star, a lead singer, if I wasn't a model. I'd go touring in a bus with my band. In my next life, that's the plan.
I thought it was quite vain to say, I want to be a model.
Now I can walk into a room full of people I don't know and do my job. That's quite a massive thing to learn, I think.
Lila can't be a model until she's at least 21. She is already a mini-me - it is scary. She already has her own beauty kit.
Jam! I love my jam. I've just had a batch of it come through, I've been making it.
It was kind of boring for me to have to eat. I would know that I had to, and I would.
It is quite amazing what I didn't feel after a while. I didn't really want to feel things.
I was definitely living fast. I was working, traveling a lot, playing. I didn't stop. It all became unbalanced.
I really work. I like feeling that I've nailed it, and we've got the picture.
I have met almost everyone I've wanted to meet.
I have made some of the best friends that I've got in this business.
I have a dress-up chest at home. I love to create this fantasy kind of thing.
Well, I met Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan in the space of 15 minutes. Frank Sinatra kissed me on the lips. He kissed me on the lips. And then he gave me a filterless cigarette. And then I met Bob Dylan. I came off all lightheaded and had to go sit on his dressing-room steps.
There's always a dinner to go to. There're always loads of people around. I was having fun working with my friends. For a while it all just kind of rolled together in a great way.
Then finally I said, 'Okay, well, I want to know all the details. I want creative input. I want to be consulted. I want to know what they're doing and who's involved. And I want to see the space.' So they took me to see it, and then I realized it was major! All these red flags on the Rue de Rivoli with my name on them right by the Louvre!
The first time I went to Johnny Depp's house in LA is when I realized what I was getting myself into. I knew he was famous, but I didn't really know what that entailed.
People think your success is just a matter of having a pretty face. But it's easy to be chewed up and spat out. You've got to stay ahead of the game to be able to stay in it.
Modeling can be a bit brain damaging. Starting my own brand was what I needed to do. I only model if there are such good jobs that you don't want to say no to. All that dressing up makes me say, 'What do I want to wear?' and, 'What do I want to do with Topshop?' It all kind of leads into the other things.
I'll never forget that show season. It was completely mad. I was staying between Christy and Naomi's rooms and it was all limos and the Ritz Hotel and all that kind of business.
I'd go on the train to castings, changing from my school uniform on the train. I carried on like that for a few years, getting jobs in bits and pieces.
I was really nervous, intimidated by the whole thing-all the people and all the buzzing, and all the sitting around waiting. I felt really small in this huge place.
I was amazed at the support that I got when I was in there. And when I came out people knew that I was back on track. I was interested in working again.
I was a scapegoat. The media had to put responsibility on somebody, and I was chosen. They felt free to say that because someone was thin they were anorexic, which is ridiculous.
I started going back and forth, New York, London, New York, London. I wasn't looking back at all. I was doing tons of jobs. Working, working, working, working.
I kind of lost interest in school. I was never really that interested anyway. I was never academic. I didn't really go to school as much as I should have.
I edit things down, and I've got a massive dressing room in the country, and so all the things I'm not going to wear but don't want to get rid of go there. And all the stuff I want to get rid of goes to Oxfam.
Americans are really obsessed with their teeth being white and straight, aren't they? I saw this little girl the other day with one of those whole head braces. Elastic all the way around! How traumatizing for a child to have to wear one of those! You look like a monster.
All of a sudden I was living what is perceived to be the model life. It was just full-on, 24 hours a day. It was work all the time. And there's always a party to go to.
You go to a show, and there's no food at all, so if you're doing shows back to back, you can forget eating. I remember standing up in the bath one day, and there was a mirror in front of me, and I was so thin! I hated it. I never liked being that skinny.
When you're shooting you go to references in your mind. You think about how you should stand in these particular clothes, or how you should move. You think about the different characters you're playing, really.
My daughter Lila loves the smell of gasoline - she always says, 'Mummy, keep the door open,' when I'm filling up the car. I've heard it is one of the most preferred scents in the world - maybe that's something to study for my next fragrance!
All of a sudden to get all of this attention, and to be away from home and working all the time was hard. I was on planes all the time. I didn't see my friends. I cried a lot. It was quite terrifying.
When people see an actor speak, they think they know him or her, whereas I'm just a face or a body to them.
There was a point when it all really took off and got quite overwhelming, even though I didn't realize it.
People don't hear me talk. They don't expect me to.
Now I'm being blamed not only for anorexia but for lung cancer. (On being a social smoker)
[Vanity Fair, December 2012] There's nobody that's ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny Depp did for a bit. I believed what he said. Like if I said, 'What do I do?,' he'd tell me. And that's what I missed when I left. I really lost that gauge of somebody I could trust. Nightmare. Years and years of crying. Oh, the tears!

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