Top 10 Supermodels of All Times: From Gisele Bundchen to Twiggy (PHOTOS)
The world has produced lots of supermodels with great looks and wonderful bodies. The term supermodel became prominent in the 1980s. It is referred to a highly-paid fashion model with worldwide reputation and a household name. A supermodel should work with top fashion designers, top labels, appeared on various magazine covers, signed big endorsement deals etc.
Here are the top 10 supermodels of all times according to AskMen.com:
No.1: Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford is an American model born on February 20, 1966. Her mole just above her upper lip became a trademark. She turned into a household name in the 1980s and 1990s. She has appeared in hundreds of magazine covers including Vogue, W, People, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Allure. She also posed nude for Playboy magazine twice. Some of her fashion campaigns include Gianni Versace, Escada, Revlon, Ink, Omega, Maybelline and Clairol. She has been listed among the most beautiful people by several magazines and has featured on television, films and music videos.
No.2: Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen from Brazil hit the international arena of fashion in the late 1990s. She was one of Victoria's Secret Angels from 2000 to 2006 and has been the highest-paid model in the world since 2004. She has appeared on several magazines like Rolling Stone, Vogue, i-D, W, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Allure, The Face, Arena, Citizen K, Flair, GQ, Esquire, TIME, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Newsweek and Marie Claire. Forbes magazine estimated her total earnings over the last 10 years to be over $550 million and is expected to become world's first ever billionaire supermodel.
Number 3: Christie Brinkley
Christie Brinkley is an American model and actress. She made three consecutive appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her 20-year contract with cosmetics brand CoverGirl is the longest ever by any model in history. She has appeared on over 500 magazine covers, including US, Vogue, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and LIFE. Some of her major contracts are Chanel No. 19, Prell, MasterCard, Breck, Diet Coke, Anheuser-Busch, Healthy Choice, Max Factor, Nissan, Noxema, Revlon, Clairol, Borghese Cosmetics, Danskin, Nu Skin and several others.
Number 4: Kathy Ireland
Kathy Ireland from California is a model, actress and an entrepreneur. She was featured in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for 13 consecutive years from 1984 to 1996 and appeared three times on its cover. She has her own fashion line, acted in films, did several fitness videos and has written six books.
Number 5: Carol Alt
American model and actress Carol Alt became famous when she featured on the cover of Harper's Bazaar and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the early 1980s. She became one of the most famous models of her era and appeared on over 500 magazine covers. Some of her ad campaigns include Diet Pepsi, General Motors, Cover Girl Cosmetics, Noxzema and Hanes.
Number 6: Claudia Schiffer
German model Claudia became a household name in the early 1990s. She is one of the world's most successful models with Forbes estimating her net worth at about $55 million in 2002. She appeared on over 700 magazine covers including Elle, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, People, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Time. She also walked the ramp for fashion house including Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Valentino.
Number 7: Elle MacPherson
Australian model Elle Macpherson, popularly known as "The Body" for her great figure, appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue five times, which is a record. She appeared on the covers of several magazines including Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Time and Playboy. Forbes magazine puts her assets at around $60 million.
Number 8: Naomi Campbell
British model Naomi Campbell was one of six models of her generation, who were declared supermodels by the fashion industry. She was the first black girl to appear on the cover of British Vogue and French Vogue. She did catwalk for designers like Gianni Versace, Azzedine Alaïa, and Isaac Mizrahi.
Number 9: Christy Turlington
American model Christy Turlington was the face of Calvin Klein from 1987 to 2007 and appeared in "Unzipped", a documentary about fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, and other music videos. She has appeared on over 500 magazine covers. She also posed nude for PETA's anti-fur campaign in 1993.
Number 10: Twiggy
Lesley Lawson, popularly known by her nickname Twiggy, was described as the successor to Jean Shrimpton who was considered to be the first supermodel. She became an international sensation in 1967 by doing modeling in France, Japan and America. She appeared on many magazine covers including Paris Vogue, British Vogue and U.S. Vogue.