Born: 10 May 1965
Birthplace: Thorold, Ontario, Canada
Best known as: The supermodel's supermodel of the early 1990s
Linda Evangelista was the hottest high-fashion model around in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when she was frequently on the cover of Vogue
, Harper's Bazaar
and other magazines. Evangelista's classically tidy face, blue eyes and close-cropped haircut gave her a sleek but distant vibe -- a mixture of Sophia Loren
and David Bowie
. Her corporate clients have included the hair company Clairol, the makeup house Mac, and (in 2014) the fashion line Moschino. A famous clothes horse as well as a superstar in her day, she's known for her whimsical quote about modeling: "I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day."
Linda Evangelista was married to French fashion executive Gérald Marie from 1987 until 1992… She reportedly was engaged to actor Kyle MacLachlan from 1996-98, but the two never married… Linda Evangelista gave birth to a son, Augustin, in October of 2006. At first she did not name the father publicly, but in 2011 filed court papers for child support showing that the father was French billionaire François-Henri Pinault. (He was later the husband of actress Salma Hayek.) The pair eventually settled out of court… Linda Evangelista plays the accordion.
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