Natalia Vodianova was born in Gorky (renowned in 1991 Nijni Novgorod renowned in 1991) in Russia in 1982. It is one of the most famous models in the world and very often ends up in the top 10 of the best wages in this occupation. She was nicknamed Baby Romy because of her resemblance to the actress Romy Schneider.

Also starred in Belle Du Seigneur in 2012 (Jonathan Rhys- Meyers ), although not announced she does not want to continue her acting career and prefers supermodel pursue her profession, her family and humanitarian actions.

© Natalia Vodianova

© Natalia Vodianova

Biographie

  • Name: Natalia  Mikhailovna Vodianova
  • Date of Birth: February 28, 1982
  • Place of birth : Gorky – Nizhny Novgorod (Russia )
  • Nationality: Russian
  • Profession: Model , actress
  • Enfants :
    • Lucas Alexander, born  22 december 2001
    • Neva, born 24 march 2006
    • Viktor, born 13 september 2007 in London
  • Status: in a relationship with Antoine Arnault
  • Height: 1.76 meters
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Measurements: 86.5-61-86.5 (EU ) 34-24-34 ( U.S. )
  • Bust: 34B or 90C
  • Hair : Brown
  • Eyes : Blue

Career

Natalia Vodianova became interested in modeling at age 15. She tried to contact the organisms found in Paris to find contracts. At the same time, she was trained in an academy as a supermodel. Fortunately, the Viva agency discovered her and offered her the chance. And it is from her 17 -year career in modeling Nathalia Vodianova began, actually. To do this, she took part in the opening parade of Yves Saint Laurent fashion. In 2004, she won a contract with a major brand, ie , with Calvin Klein. Thereafter, she took the place of Christy Turlington, Brooke Shields and Kate Moss to represent the brand. Through her participation in the advertising campaign for Gucci Spring Summer, her career has been a great success and took flight. Star activities developed rapidly. Immediately, she became a television presenter during the presentation of the semifinal of Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow in 2009. In addition, she created her own underwear collection.

In 2007, her image has also been discovered in the front pages of several magazines and international publications, including the cover of Vogue U.S. in 2007 and Russian Vogue fashion in 2008 and many others. Compared to other models, she had the privilege of having an editorial in American fashion vogue .

In the top 10 of the best paid models

Between 2011 and 2012, according to Forbes magazine, was ranked  among the best-paid models in the world to earn $8.6 million .

Natalia Vodianova pour le parfum Shalimar © Guerlain

In the publicity for the perfume Shalimar © Guerlain

Muse

After a long time, Natalia Vodianova is the face of lingerie collection of the French brand Etam. In 2004, it was also the face of Calvin Klein brand to replace Christy Turlington, Brooke Shields and the british Kate Moss. Other than that, the model has represented several brands such as L’ Oréal, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, etc. . for their advertising campaigns. Now she is the face of the perfume  ShalimarGuerlain.

Filmography

Besides modeling, she is very interested in a career in film. It is for this reason that found in film contracts. In 2004 , she starred in a film directed by Roman Coppola. Later she held the role of Medusa in Clash of the Titans in 2010. She also played the role of Belle du Seigneur Ariadne, directed by novelist Albert Cohen, Jonathan Rhys -Meyers , Ed Stoppard , Maria Bonnevie and the singer Marianna Faithfull.

  • 2003 : CQ
  • 2010 : Clash of the Titans
  • 2012 : Belle Du Seigneur

Private Life

In 2002, Natalia Vodianova married Justin Portman. A man from a wealthy family in the UK. The couple gave birth to three children. The first is called Lucas Alexander is a little boy of 12 years. The second call Neva is a 7 year old girl , and the last 6 years old named Viktor. Despite many years of living together , the couple split in 2011.

Currently, the beautiful Natalia Vodianova enjoys a new relationship with Antoine Arnault, son of businessman Bernard Arnault, owner of luxury brands Louis Vuitton , Christian Dior , Guerlain , Givenchy , Kenzo, … ).

Natalia Vodianova au départ du semi-marathon © Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova in the middle-marathon of  Paris in 2013 © Natalia Vodianova

Anecdotes

Natalia Vodianova is from a poor family. Before becoming a model and actress, she was selling fruit and vegetables to support her family, an activity that began her mother at 11 years. She even opened her own fruit bussiness with only 15.

She founded in 2006 “The Naked Heart” established to help children, including the creation of play areas in the districts of Russia. To raise money for her foundation, Natalia participated in the middle- marathon in Paris. In 2013, without training, she had a good time while was the Fashion Week and she had to go to a  parade in a few hours later !

Videos

Portfolio Video of her by Miss Agnes:

Natalia also known as Medusa in Clash of the Titans movie :

Clip sexy Natalia Vodianova for the brand of lingerie Etam:

The Etam Fashion Show during Fashion Week in Paris in 2013 with Natalia creations :