Natalia Vodianova refers to one of the world's richest Russian models on fame and one of the Top fashion icons and based on Forbes rankings one of the highest-paid models worldwide. S he was born in Gorky (renamed Nizhni Novgorod), Russia's third largest city on February 28, 1982. She lived with her mother and two half-sisters in unpleasant conditions. In 1991, she still lives and works with her mother at a fruit stand.

But no matter how hard life was, Natalia Vodianova still managed to enrol in a modeling academy, where she learned ladylike behavior and etiquette while going to castings until she caught the eye of a scouting agent from Paris. He told her that a great future was in store for her; all she had to do was learn English in three months, which she did.

In 1999 at the age of 17, she moved to Paris and signed with Viva Model Management

She has appeared in ad campaigns for David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, L'Oreal, Diane von Furstenburg, Marc Jacobs, and Calvin Klein and has been featured on the covers of many magazines including Vanity Fair, Vogue, i-D, W, Italian Vogue, British Vogue, Pop and even in Tokyo Numero.

Vodianova was rated by Forbes last year as the 7th highest-earning models and at the same time has been recognized for her philanthropic contributions.

Natalia Vodianova recently became the brand ambassador to lingerie company Etam and is also designing a capsule collection for the brand each season.

Natalia Vodianova is married to Justin Portman and has three (3) children: Lucas, Neva and Viktor with him

Most recent Campaigns/Career Highlights

Vogue Russia June 2009 (Magazine Cover and Editorial)

British Vogue June 2009 Magazine Cover

Our Bodies Our Selves - British Vogue published in June 2009 (Editorial)

State of Grace - British Vogue published in May 2009 (Editorial)

American Vogue May 2009 (Magazine Cover)

The Godfather - American Vogue published in May 2009 (Editorial)

The Swimsuit Issue - V Magazine published in May 2009 (Editorial)

L'Officiel Russia June 2009 (Magazine Cover)

the great pretender - American Vogue published in May 2009 (Editorial)

Jalouse April 2009 Cover

Guerlain Cosmetics Spring/Summer 2009 (Advertising)

Nina Ricci Accessories Spring/Summer 2009 (Advertising)

Natalia Vodianova - Love Magazine Spring/Summer 2009 (Editorial)

Jacob & Co. Spring/Summer 2009 (Advertising)

Diane Von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2009 (Advertising)

Calvin Klein 2009 Euphoria Fragrance (Advertising)

Chanel Beauty 2009 Spring/Summer 2009 (Advertising)

V Magazine March 2009 (Magazine Cover)

Lights of Spring - V Magazine published in March 2009 (Editorial)

Elle France December 20, 2008 (Magazine Cover)

La Vie en Pose - American Vogue published in December 2008 (Editorial)

Field of Dreams - American Vogue published in November 2008 (Editorial)

Handmade's Tale - American Vogue published in October 2008 (Editorial)

Pop Magazine September 2008 (Magazine Cover)

Versace Fall/Winter 2008 (Advertising)

Shalimar Guerlain - Guerlain (Advertising), photographed by
Paolo Roversi

David Yurman Fall/Winter 2008 (Advertising), photographed by Peter Lindbergh

She Shines - FAT Magazine Fall/Winter 2008 (Editorial) - Photographed by Helena Christensen

Chanel Makeup Fall/Winter 2008 (Advertising) photographed by Dominique Issermann

Euphoria Men Fragrance Contract 2008
Calvin Klein (Advertising) with Andrew Stetson, a male model

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2008 (Advertising) , photographed by Francois-Marie Banier

Calvin Klein 2008 Euphoria Fragrance Contract
Calvin Klein (Advertising)

FAT Magazine (Magazine Cover) Fall/Winter 2008, Helena Christensen - Photographer

True Faith - Pop Magazine Fall/Winter 2008 (Editorial), Sebastian Faena - Photographer

Jacob & Co Fall/Winter 2008 (Advertising), photographed by Fabien Baron

Dinner at 8 - Vogue Italia published in May 2008 (Editorial), photographed by Steven Meisel

British Vogue May 2008 (Magazine Cover), photographed by Steven Meisel

Vogue Italia April 2008 (Magazine Cover)

Numero Tokyo April 2008 (Magazine Cover)

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2008 (Advertising),
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott - Photographers

Vogue Russia March 2008 (Magazine Cover)

2001 Appeared on a cover of Fall issue of Teen Vogue; gave birth to her first son, Lucas

- Signed her first frangrance contract with Gucci
- Opened the Fall Yves Saint Laurent show in Paris
- Appeared on cover of i-D
- became the face of Louis Vuitton Spring campaign
- Appeared in various issues of W
- Appeared on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel

- Appeared in the Pirelli calendar
- Featured in a Vogue editorial with husband Justin Portman, photographed by Steven Klein
- Signed contract with L"Oreal
- Appeared on the cover of British Vogue
- Appeared in an Annie Leibovitz-shot Vogue spread reenacting Alice in Wonderland

- Opened the Fall Calvin Klein show in New York
- Appeared on cover of British Vogue
- Appeared in Cannes, France for a cosmetics campaign
- Featured on the cover of Vogue alongside other top models, photographed by Steven Meisel
- Opened the spring Calvin Klein show in New York

- Named Woman of the Year by Glamour Russia
- Became the face of face of Calvin Klein
- Featured in Vanity Fair with her husband and son, as photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
- Opens the Fall Calvin Klein show in New York
- Featured on cover of Vanity Fair with Carmen Kass and Karolina Kurkova
- Appeared on cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
- Opened the Spring Calvin Klein show in New York

- Renewed her contract with Calvin Klein
- Signed fragrance contract with Calvin Klein Euphoria perfume
- Gave to 2nd child, a daughter named Neva
- Appeared on the cover of British Vogue
- Featured on the cover of W wearing a white Balenciaga riding hat
- Opened the Spring Calvin Klein show in New York
- Appeared on cover of French Vogue with daughter Neva

- Renewed contract with Calvin Klein and appeared in Calvin Klein commercials
- Became the spokesperson for David Yurman, with Kate Moss
- Opened fall Calvin Klein show in New York
- Featured on British Vogue cover with Razorlight's Johnny Borrell though pregnant with her third child, photographed by Mario Testino
- Appeared in Nina Ricci on cover of Vogue; the only model to have the cover to herself for 2007
- Ranked 5th among the world's highest-paid models by Forbes, with a reported $4.5 million earning in 2006
- Appeared in David Yurman commericals with Kate Moss and Daria Werbowy
- Opened the Spring Valentino show in Paris and closed three (3) Spring shows: Chanel, Givenchy, and Yves Saint Laurent

- Appeared in Louis Vuitton Spring ad campaign alongside Angela Lindvall, Stephanie Seymour, and other top models
- Renewed contract with David Yurman
- Became the face of Diane von Furstenburg
- Opened and closed Valentino's finale couture show in Paris
- Appeared in Vogue editorial, photographed by various known photographers
- Appeared on the cover of Italian Vogue couture supplement, photographed by Bruce Weber
- Featured on the covers of Japanese Numero and Italian Vogue
- Named again the world's 7th highest-paid model by Forbes
- Appeared on the cover of British Vogue, photographed by Mario Testino and for the Fall Cover of Pop photographed by Sebastian Faena
- Signed fragrance contract with Guerlain's Shalimar Video_
- Opened the Spring the spring Balenciaga show in Paris
- Appeared in Vogue editorial photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, and again with her daughter Neva with Mario Testino as the photographer

- Became the face of Nina Ricci, photographed by Lachlan Bailey
- Named for the 3rd year as Forbes world's highest-paid models, making an estimated $5.5 million
- Featured on the cover of Vogue, alongside Anna Jagodzinska and Liya Kebede

New York: DNA Models
Paris: Viva Model Management
Milan: Why Not Model Management
London: Viva London

Vital Statistics:
Height: _176 cm
Bust: _87 cm
Waist: _63 cm
Hips: _89 cm

My favorite! Natalia Vodianova's photo for Calvin Klein "Euphoria blossom" and her picture in a magazine cover for Numero Tokyo April 2008 where she did not look like a mother of three (3).
List of books: Natalia,Vodianova

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