Born: 20 July 1980
Birthplace: Horizontina, Brazil
Best known as: The Brazilian supermodel who married football's Tom Brady
Gisele Bündchen appeared four times on the cover of Vogue
in 1999, becoming one of the year's most celebrated models in the process. The next year Rolling Stone
magazine labelled her "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and she had become a superstar. Gisele Bündchen has since been featured in high-profile campaigns for Christian Dior, Guess, Victoria's Secret, Pantene, Apple computers, and dozens of other products. Forbes
magazine named her as the highest-paid model of 2006, and 10 years later she was still at the top of the list; in 2015, Forbes
estimated her career earnings at $430 million. Bündchen became not just popular, but first among equals in the new breed of entrepreneur/supermodels. She began dating pro football star Tom Brady
in 2007, pushing her notoriety to a whole new level. The pair married in February of 2009 and had a son, Benjamin Rein Brady, in December of that year. Their daughter, Vivian Lake, was born in December 2012. Gisele Bündchen has also dabbled in acting, with roles in the films Taxi
(2004, with Queen Latifah
) and The Devil Wears Prada
(2006, with Meryl Streep
). She also made a splashy appearance at the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, sashaying across the arena to the sounds of the classic Brazilian pop tune "The Girl from Ipanema."
Gisele Bündchen has a twin sister, Patricia; Gisele is older by five minutes… She was allegedly discovered by talent scouts in Brazil while eating at a McDonald’s restaurant in 1994… Before marrying Tom Brady, Gisele Bunchen made headlines for her romance with actor Leonardo DiCaprio from 2001-05… She is a sixth-generation Brazilian, but her distant ancestry (and hence her last name) is German.
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