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22 July 2007 :: 12:07:57 pm 4342

The World‘S Top-Earning Models

Supermodel Linda Evangelista,In 1990, uttered what has become the most famous quote in modeling history: "We don‘t wake up for less than $10,000 a day."
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She was referring to herself and fellow supermodel Christy Turlington, both of whom were a core part of the handful of models shaking up the industry by being as famous and powerful as celebrities.

Models did talk shows. They landed movie roles. They inspired franchises (the ill-fated “Fashion Café,” which was part-owned by supermodels Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Elle MacPherson). They dated or married movie stars (Linda Evangelista and Kyle MacLachlan; Christy Turlington and Ed Burns; Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere). And, of course, they made millions.

Gisele Bundchen
$33 million
The highest-paid model in the world had two high-profile breakups last year: First she split with boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio and then with longtime client Victoria’s Secret. But shed no tears for the Brazilian bombshell: The 26-year-old still commands more money and more contracts than any other model on the planet, gracing ads for Apple, Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli. Her line of sandals, Ipanema by Gisele, is expanding into the U.S. and Europe. Her latest paramour is New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

 

Kate Moss
$9 million

The 33-year-old superwaif continued her comeback from last year’s cocaine scandal: She’s the new face of Stella McCartney and Italian sportswear company Belstaff. She also recently launched a clothing line for British retailer Topshop (carried in the U.S. at Barneys New York). Moss has also managed to hang onto modeling gigs with Rimmel, Burberry and Dior. Her relationship with drug-addled British rocker Pete Doherty keeps her in the tabloids. 

 

Heidi Klum
$8 million

The 34-year-old model and mother of three (hubby is singer Seal) renewed her Victoria’s Secret contract and still helms the hit Bravo reality show Project Runway. She also hosted Germany’s version of America’s Next Top Model. In her “spare” time, she designs and markets a line of jewelry through Mouawad.

  

  

Adriana Lima
$6 million

The 26-year-old Victoria’s Secret model is probably the most famous Brazilian babe since Gisele Bundchen. She’s also the face of Maybelline and Italian phone company Telecom Italia. Her April 2006 GQ cover was the highest-selling issue of the year.

  

  

  

Alessandra Ambrosio
$6 million

This olive-skinned beauty, 26, confidently stakes her turf among the Victoria’s Secret Brazilian trinity, which is rounded out by former roommate Gisele Bundchen and Adriana Lima. She also models for Armani Exchange and Next U.K.

 

 

  

Carolyn Murphy
$5 million

This native Floridian, 31, is ubiquitous. As the main face of Estée Lauder (a title she took over from Elizabeth Hurley in 2001), she peers down at beauty counters all over the world. She can also be seen in campaigns for Jantzen swimwear, Missoni, Versace, Anne Klein and Tiffany and Co.

 

Natalia Vodianova
$4.5 million

The Russia-born Vodianova, 25, has been a Calvin Klein muse for longer than any other model, including Kate Moss. She also poses for David Yurman jewelry (as does Moss). Vodianova, active in speaking out against eating disorders within the modeling industry, just gave birth to her third child with husband the Honorable Justin Portman, a British real estate heir. So far this year, she’s the only model to have the cover of Vogue to herself.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Entertainment News

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