Thursday, January 28, 2010


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  Jessica Stam
      Jessica Stam for Tommy Hilfiger in February 2008
      Date of birth 23 April 1986 (1986-04-23) (age 23)
      Place of birth Kincardine, Ontario, Canada
      Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
      Hair colorBlonde
      Eye colorBlue-Grey
      Measurements 86-61-88 / 34-24-34.5
      Dress size34 (EU) / 2 (US) / 6 (UK)
      Agency International Model Management, Canada (mother agency)
      Why Not Model Agency
      IMG Models
      Bravo Models
Jessica Stam (born April 23, 1986), also known simply as Stam, is a Canadian
        1 Early life and discovery
        2 Career
        3 Personal life
        4 References
        5 External links

==Early life and discovery==
Stam was born in Kincardine, Ontario and grew up on a farm alongside her six
brothers. She came from a religious family and attended Sacred Heart High School
in Walkerton, Ontario. Her original intention was to become a dentist. Stam was discovered in a local Tim Hortons coffee shop by Michelle Miller (an
agent at the International Model Management agency in Barrie, Ontario) who found
Stam on the way back from Canada's Wonderland (a theme park just outside
Stam won the Los Angeles Model Look Search in 2002.
Photographer Steven Meisel jump-started her career and soon after cast her in
every advertisement campaign of his. "I guess I'm his muse",
she has said. She has appeared on the cover of UK & German Vogue and in
advertisements for Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Giorgio Armani, Vera Wang, Valentino,
Miu Miu, Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Holt Renfrew, Dior, BCBG Max
Azria, Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, Bulgari, H&M and DKNY. In 2004, Stam appeared in
the short film Agent Orange. She was once sued by New York Model Management in
2004, because of a breach of contract.
Fashion designer Marc Jacobs created The Marc Jacobs Stam, a bag inspired by and
named after her. For the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2006 she opened the
fourth runway theme "Pink". The appearance also included a featurette showing a
Victoria's Secret commercial shoot and what a model sees when walking the
runway. In the January 2006, she appeared in the Rochas ad campaign, shot and
directed by Bruno Aveillan.
For Spring 2006 Ready-to-Wear, Stam walked a total of 64 shows combined during
the New York, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks. During Paris's Spring/Summer 2007
Haute Couture fashion week she walked for Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Christian
Dior, Givenchy, and Jean Paul Gaultier. She currently stands at number five on
the "Top 50 Models" rating at, tied with model Agyness Deyn. In the
May 2007 issue of American Vogue she was featured on the cover with fellow
models: Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova,
Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson as the
new crop of supermodels.

Jessica Stam modeling for Michael Kors, February 2008.In July 2007, earning at
an estimated total of $1.5 million in the past 12 months, Forbes named her
fifteenth in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. Currently
she stars in campaigns for Bulgari, Dior, Lanvin and Escada. She also appears in
the F/W 2007 Christian Dior, DKNY, Miss Sixty, Loewe and Roberto Cavalli ad
campaign. She has also walked in the 2006 and 2007 Victoria's Secret fashion
shows. For F/W 08 Stam can be seen in ads for Giorgio Armani "Onde" fragrance,
Dolce & Gabbana and Bulgari. She has appeared in an advertisement for the
Ricci Ricci fragrance by Nina Ricci.
In 2009 she returns as the face of Bulgari and in March she appears on the cover
of Tokyo Numero.
She has been included in the group of models considered "doll faces", alongside Gemma Ward, Vlada Roslyakova, Lily Cole, Caroline Trentini,
Lisa Cant, Devon Aoki, and Heather Marks.
==Personal life==
Stam has had some public relationships with Harrison Ford's son Malcolm, Anthony
Kiedis (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Adam Goldstein.
She has said the Paris runways are her favorite to walk: "It's the most
beautiful city and I have friends who live here. Plus, by this point all the
models have been together for a month so we're all pretty close. And of course,
there's a glimpse of the end!"
She is working on getting her pilot's license. She is a
fan of the Xbox 360 console and plays often.


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Friday, January 22, 2010

Angelina Jolie Photos Esquire Magazine

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Angelina Jolie

Jolie at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 2005
Born Angelina Jolie Voight
June 4, 1975 (1975-06-04) (age 34)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1982; 1993 - present
Spouse(s)Jonny Lee Miller (1996 - 1999)
Billy Bob Thornton (2000 - 2003)
Domestic partner(s)Brad Pitt (2005 - present)

Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight; June 4, 1975) is an American
actress. She has received three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild
Awards, and an Academy Award. Jolie has promoted humanitarian causes throughout
the world, and is noted for her work with refugees as a Goodwill Ambassador for
the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Her off-screen life
is widely reported.
Though she made her screen debut as a child alongside her father Jon Voight in
the 1982 film Lookin' to Get Out, Jolie's acting career began in earnest a
decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993). Her first leading
role in a major film was in Hackers (1995). She starred in the critically
acclaimed biographical films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl,
Interrupted (1999). Jolie achieved wider fame after her portrayal of video game
heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), and since then has
established herself as one of the best-known and highest-paid actresses in
Hollywood. She has had her biggest commercial successes with the
action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and the animated film Kung Fu Panda
Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie currently
lives with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship that has attracted worldwide media
attention. Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children, Maddox, Pax, and Zahara,
as well as three biological children, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne.

==Early life and family==
Born in Los Angeles, California, Jolie is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and
Marcheline Bertrand. She is the niece of Chip Taylor, sister of James Haven and
the god-daughter of Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. On her father's
side, Jolie is of Czechoslovakian and German descent, and on her mother's
side she is French Canadian and is said to be part Iroquois. However,
Voight has claimed Bertrand was "not seriously Iroquois", and they merely said
it to enhance his ex-wife's exotic background.
After her parents' separation in 1976, Jolie and her brother were raised by
their mother, who abandoned her acting ambitions and moved with them to
Palisades, New York. As a child, Jolie regularly saw movies with her mother
and later explained that this had inspired her interest in acting; she had not
been influenced by her father. When she was eleven years old, the family
moved back to Los Angeles and Jolie decided she wanted to act and enrolled at
the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where she trained for two years and
appeared in several stage productions.
At the age of 14, she dropped out of her acting classes and dreamed of becoming
a funeral director. During this period, she wore black clothing, dyed her
hair purple and went out moshing with her live-in boyfriend. Two years later,
after the relationship had ended, she rented an apartment above a garage a few
blocks from her mother's home. She returned to theatre studies and graduated
from high school, though in recent times she has referred to this period with
the observation, "I am still at heart—and always will be just a punk kid with
She later recalled her time as a student at Beverly Hills High School (later
Moreno High School), and her feeling of isolation among the children of some of
the area's more affluent families. Jolie's mother survived on a more modest
income, and Jolie often wore second-hand clothes. She was teased by other
students who also targeted her for her distinctive features, for being extremely
thin, and for wearing glasses and braces. Her self-esteem was further
diminished when her initial attempts at modeling proved unsuccessful. She
started to cut herself; later commenting, "I collected knives and always had
certain things around. For some reason, the ritual of having cut myself and
feeling the pain, maybe feeling alive, feeling some kind of release, it was
somehow therapeutic to me."
Jolie has been long estranged from her father. The two tried to reconcile and he
appeared with her in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). In July 2002, Jolie
filed a request to legally change her name to "Angelina Jolie", dropping Voight
as her surname; the name change was made official on September 12, 2002. In
August of the same year, Voight claimed that his daughter had "serious mental
problems" on Access Hollywood. Jolie later indicated that she no longer wished
to pursue a relationship with her father, and said, "My father and I don't
speak. I don't hold any anger toward him. I don't believe that somebody's family
becomes their blood. Because my son's adopted, and families are earned." She
stated that she did not want to publicize her reasons for her estrangement from
her father, but because she had adopted her son, she did not think it was
healthy for her to associate with Voight.
Early work, 1993 - 1997
Jolie began working as a fashion model when she was 14 years old, modeling
mainly in Los Angeles, New York and London. At that time she also appeared in
numerous music videos, including those of Meat Loaf ("Rock & Roll Dreams Come
Through"), Antonello Venditti ("Alta Marea"), Lenny Kravitz ("Stand by My
Woman"), and The Lemonheads ("It's About Time"). At the age of 16, Jolie
returned to theatre and played her first role as a German dominatrix. She began
to learn from her father, as she noticed his method of observing people to
become like them. Their relationship during this time was less strained, with
Jolie realizing that they were both "drama queens".
Jolie appeared in five of her brother's student films, made while he attended
the USC School of Cinematic Arts, but her professional movie career began in
1993, when she played her first leading role in the low-budget film Cyborg 2, as
Casella "Cash" Reese, a near-human robot, designed to seduce her way into a
rival manufacturer's headquarters and then self-detonate. Following a supporting
role in the independent film Without Evidence, Jolie starred as Kate "Acid Burn"
Libby in her first Hollywood picture, Hackers (1995), where she met her first
husband Jonny Lee Miller. The New York Times wrote, "Kate (Angelina Jolie)
stands out. That's because she scowls even more sourly than and
is that rare female hacker who sits intently at her keyboard in a see-through
top. Despite her sullen posturing, which is all this role requires, Ms. Jolie
has the sweetly cherubic looks of her father, Jon Voight." The movie failed
to make a profit at the box-office, but developed a cult following after its
video release.
She appeared as Gina Malacici in the 1996 comedy Love Is All There Is, a
modern-day loose adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set among two rival Italian
family restaurant owners in the Bronx, New York. In the road movie Mojave Moon
(1996) she was a youngster, named Eleanor Rigby, who falls for Danny Aiello's
character, while he takes a shine to her mother, played by Anne Archer. In 1996,
Jolie also portrayed Margret "Legs" Sadovsky, one of five teenage girls who form
an unlikely bond in the film Foxfire after they beat up a teacher who has
sexually harassed them. The Los Angeles Times wrote about her performance, "It
took a lot of hogwash to develop this character, but Jolie, Jon Voight's
knockout daughter, has the presence to overcome the stereotype. Though the story
is narrated by Maddy, Legs is the subject and the catalyst."
In 1997, Jolie starred with David Duchovny in the thriller Playing God, set in
the Los Angeles underworld. The movie was not received well by critics and Roger
Ebert noted that "Angelina Jolie finds a certain warmth in a kind of role that
is usually hard and aggressive; she seems too nice to be
girlfriend, and maybe she is." She then appeared in the television movie
True Women, a historical romantic drama set in the American West, and based on
the book by Janice Woods Windle. That year she also appeared in the music video
for "Anybody Seen My Baby?" by the Rolling Stones.
Breakthrough, 1997 - 2000
Jolie's career prospects began to improve after her performance as Cornelia
Wallace in the 1997 biographical film George Wallace for which she won a Golden
Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award. Gary Sinise starred as Alabama
Governor George Wallace. The film, directed by John Frankenheimer, was praised
by critics and, among other awards, received the Golden Globe for Best
Miniseries/Motion Picture made for TV. She played the second wife of the former
segregationist governor who was shot and paralyzed while running in 1972 for
U.S. President.
In 1998, Jolie starred in HBO's Gia, portraying supermodel Gia Carangi. The film
depicted a world of sex, drugs and emotional drama, and chronicled the
destruction of Carangi's life and career as a result of her drug addiction, and
her decline and death from AIDS. Vanessa Vance from noted, "Angelina
Jolie gained wide recognition for her role as the titular Gia, and it's easy to
see why. Jolie is fierce in her portrayal filling the part with nerve, charm,
and desperation—and her role in this film is quite possibly the most beautiful
train wreck ever filmed." For the second consecutive year, Jolie won a
Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award. She also won her first
Screen Actors Guild Award. In accordance with Lee Strasberg's method acting,
Jolie reportedly preferred to stay in character in between scenes during many of
her early films, and as a result had gained a reputation for being difficult to
deal with. While shooting Gia, she told her then-husband Jonny Lee Miller that
she would not be able to phone him: "I'd tell him: 'I'm alone; I'm dying; I'm
gay; I'm not going to see you for weeks.'"
Following Gia, Jolie moved to New York and stopped acting for a short period of
time, because she felt that she had "nothing else to give". She enrolled at New
York University to study filmmaking and attended writing classes. She described
it as "just good for me to collect myself" on Inside the Actors Studio.
Jolie returned to film as Gloria McNeary in the 1998 gangster movie Hell's
Kitchen, and later that year appeared in Playing by Heart, part of an ensemble
cast that included Sean Connery, Gillian Anderson, Ryan Phillippe and Jon
Stewart. The film received predominantly positive reviews and Jolie was praised
in particular. The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, "Jolie, working through an
overwritten part, is a sensation as the desperate club crawler learning truths
about what she's willing to gamble." Jolie won the Breakthrough Performance
Award by the National Board of Review.
In 1999, she starred in Mike Newell's comedy-drama Pushing Tin, co-starring John
Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett. Jolie played Thornton's
seductive wife. The film received a mixed reception from critics and Jolie's
character was particularly criticized. The Washington Post wrote, "Mary
(Angelina Jolie), a completely ludicrous writer's creation of a free-spirited
woman who weeps over hibiscus plants that die, wears lots of turquoise rings and
gets real lonely when Russell spends entire nights away from home." She then
worked with Denzel Washington in The Bone Collector (1999), an adapted crime
novel written by Jeffery Deaver. Jolie played Amelia Donaghy, a police officer
haunted by her cop father's suicide, who reluctantly helps Washington track down
a serial killer. The movie grossed $151 million worldwide, but was a critical
failure. The Detroit Free Press concluded, "Jolie, while always delicious to
look at, is simply and woefully miscast."
"Jolie is emerging as one of the great wild spirits of current movies, a
loose cannon who somehow has deadly aim."
—Roger Ebert on Jolie's performance in Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Jolie next took the supporting role of the sociopathic Lisa Rowe in Girl,
Interrupted (1999), a film that tells the story of mental patient Susanna
Kaysen, and which was adapted from Kaysen's original memoir Girl, Interrupted.
While Winona Ryder played the main character in what was hoped to be a comeback
for her, the film instead marked Jolie's final breakthrough in Hollywood.
She won her third Golden Globe Award, her second Screen Actors Guild Award and
an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Variety noted, "Jolie is excellent
as the flamboyant, irresponsible girl who turns out to be far more instrumental
than the doctors in Susanna's rehabilitation".
In 2000, Jolie appeared in her first summer blockbuster, Gone In 60 Seconds, in
which she played Sarah "Sway" Wayland, ex-girlfriend of car-thief Nicolas Cage.
The role was small, and the Washington Post criticized that "all she does in
this movie is stand around, cooling down, modeling those fleshy, pulsating
muscle-tubes that nest so provocatively around her teeth." She later
explained that the film was a welcome relief after the heavy role of Lisa Rowe,
and it became her highest grossing movie up until then, earning $237 million
International success, 2001 - present
Although highly regarded for her acting abilities, Jolie's films to date had
often not appealed to a wide audience, but Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) made
her an international superstar. An adaptation of the popular Tomb Raider
videogame, Jolie was required to learn a British accent and undergo extensive
martial arts training to play the title role of Lara Croft. She was generally
praised for her physical performance, but the movie generated mostly negative
reviews. Slant Magazine commented, "Angelina Jolie was born to play Lara Croft
but Simon West makes her journey into a game of Frogger." The
movie was an international success nonetheless, earning $275 million
worldwide, and launched her global reputation as a female action star.
Jolie then starred opposite Antonio Banderas as the mail-order bride Julia
Russell in Original Sin (2001), a thriller based on the novel Waltz into
Darkness by Cornell Woolrich. The film was a major critical failure, with The
New York Times noting, "The story plunges more precipitously than Ms. Jolie's
neckline." In 2002, she played Lanie Kerrigan in Life or Something Like It,
a film about an ambitious TV reporter who is told that she will die in a week.
The film was poorly received by critics, though Jolie's performance received
positive reviews. CNN's Paul Clinton wrote, "Jolie is excellent in her role.
Despite some of the ludicrous plot points in the middle of the film, this
Academy Award-winning actress is exceedingly believable in her journey towards
self-discovery and the true meaning of fulfilling life."
Jolie reprised her role as Lara Croft in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of
Life in 2003. The sequel, while not as lucrative as the original, earned $156
million at the international box-office. Later that year Jolie starred in
Beyond Borders, a film about aid workers in Africa. Although reflecting Jolie's
real-life interest in promoting humanitarian relief, the film was critically and
financially unsuccessful. The Los Angeles Times wrote, "Jolie, as she did in her
Oscar-winning role in Girl, Interrupted, can bring electricity and believability
to roles that have a reality she can understand. She can also, witness the Lara
Croft films, do acknowledged cartoons. But the limbo of a hybrid character, a
badly written cardboard person in a fly-infested, blood-and-guts world,
completely defeats her."
In 2004, Jolie starred alongside Ethan Hawke in the thriller Taking Lives. She
portrayed Illeana Scott, an FBI profiler summoned to help Montreal law
enforcement hunt down a serial killer. The movie received mixed reviews and The
Hollywood Reporter concluded, "Angelina Jolie plays a role that definitely feels
like something she has already done, but she does add an unmistakable dash of
excitement and glamour." She also provided the voice of Lola, an angelfish
in the animated DreamWorks movie Shark Tale (2004) and she had a brief
appearance in Kerry Conran's Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), a
science fiction adventure film shot with actors entirely in front of a
bluescreen. Also in 2004, Jolie played Olympias in Alexander, Oliver Stone's
biographical film about the life of Alexander the Great. The film failed
domestically, with Stone attributing its poor reception to disapproval of the
depiction of Alexander's bisexuality, but it succeeded internationally, with
revenue of $139 million outside the United States.
Jolie's only movie in 2005 was the action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The film,
directed by Doug Liman, tells the story of a bored married couple who find out
that they are both secret assassins. Jolie starred as Jane Smith opposite Brad
Pitt. The film received mixed reviews, but was generally lauded for the
chemistry between the two leads. The Star Tribune noted, "While the story feels
haphazard, the movie gets by on gregarious charm, galloping energy and the
stars' thermonuclear screen chemistry." The movie earned $478 million
worldwide, one of the biggest hits of 2005.
She next appeared in Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd (2006), a film about the
early history of the CIA, as seen through the eyes of Edward Wilson, played by
Matt Damon. Jolie played the supporting role of Margaret Russell, Wilson's
neglected wife. According to the Chicago Tribune, "Jolie ages convincingly
throughout, and is blithely unconcerned with how her brittle character is coming
off in terms of audience sympathy."

Jolie as Christine Collins on the set of Changeling, November 2007In 2007, Jolie
made her directorial debut with the documentary A Place in Time, which captures
the life in 27 locations around the globe during a single week. The film was
screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and is intended to be distributed through
the National Education Association, mainly in high schools. Jolie starred as
Mariane Pearl in Michael Winterbottom's documentary-style drama A Mighty Heart
(2007), about the kidnap and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl
in Pakistan. The picture is based on Mariane Pearl's memoirs A Mighty Heart and
had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter described
Jolie's performance as "well-measured and moving", played "with respect and a
firm grasp on a difficult accent." The film earned her a fourth Golden Globe
Award and a third Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Jolie also played
Grendel's mother in Robert Zemeckis' animated epic Beowulf (2007) which was
created through the motion capture technique.
Jolie co-starred alongside James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in the 2008 action
movie Wanted, an adaptation of a graphic novel by Mark Millar. The film received
predominately favorable reviews and proved to be an international success,
earning $342 million worldwide. She also provided the voice of Master Tigress
in the DreamWorks animated movie Kung Fu Panda (2008). With revenue of $632
million internationally, it became her highest grossing film to date. The
same year, Jolie played Christine Collins, the lead in Clint Eastwood's drama
Changeling (2008), which had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It is
based on the true story of a woman in 1928 Los Angeles who is reunited with her
kidnapped son—only to realize he is an impostor. Jolie received her second
Academy Award nomination, and also was nominated for a BAFTA Award, a Golden
Globe Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award. The Chicago Tribune noted,
"Jolie really shines in the calm before the storm, the scenes when one
patronizing male authority figure after another belittles her at their
Humanitarian work
Jolie first became personally aware of worldwide humanitarian crises while
filming Tomb Raider in Cambodia. She eventually turned to UNHCR for more
information on international trouble spots. In the following months she
visited refugee camps around the world to learn more about the situation and the
conditions in these areas. In February 2001, Jolie went on her first field
visit, an 18-day mission to Sierra Leone and Tanzania; she later expressed her
shock at what she had witnessed. In the coming months she returned to
Cambodia for two weeks and later met with Afghan refugees in Pakistan where she
donated $1 million for Afghan refugees in response to an international UNHCR
emergency appeal. She insisted on covering all costs related to her missions
and shared the same rudimentary working and living conditions as UNHCR field
staff on all of her visits. Jolie was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador on
August 27, 2001 at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva.
"We cannot close ourselves off to information and ignore the fact that
millions of people are out there suffering. I honestly want to help. I
don't believe I feel differently from other people. I think we all want
justice and equality, a chance for a life with meaning. All of us would
like to believe that if we were in a bad situation someone would help us."
—Jolie on her motives for joining UNHCR in 2001
Jolie has been on field missions around the world and met with refugees and
internally displaced persons in more than 20 countries. Asked what she hoped
to accomplish, she stated, "Awareness of the plight of these people. I think
they should be commended for what they have survived, not looked down upon."
In 2002, Jolie visited the Tham Hin refugee camp in Thailand and Colombian
refugees in Ecuador. Jolie later went to various UNHCR facilities in Kosovo
and paid a visit to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya with refugees mainly from
Sudan. She also met with Angolan refugees while filming Beyond Borders in
In 2003, Jolie embarked on a six-day mission to Tanzania where she traveled to
western border camps hosting Congolese refugees, and she paid a week-long visit
to Sri Lanka. She later concluded a four-day mission to Russia as she traveled
to North Caucasus. Concurrently with the release of her movie Beyond Borders she
published Notes from My Travels, a collection of journal entries that chronicle
her early field missions (2001 - 2002). During a private stay in Jordan in
December 2003 she asked to visit Iraqi refugees in Jordan's eastern desert and
later that month she went to Egypt to meet Sudanese refugees.
On her first U.N. trip within the United States, Jolie went to Arizona in 2004,
visiting detained asylum seekers at three facilities and the Southwest Key
Program, a facility for unaccompanied children in Phoenix. She flew to Chad in
June 2004, paying a visit to border sites and camps for refugees who had fled
fighting in western Sudan's Darfur region. Four months later she returned to the
region, this time going directly into West Darfur. Also in 2004, Jolie met with
Afghan refugees in Thailand and on a private stay to Lebanon during the
Christmas holidays, she visited UNHCR's regional office in Beirut, as well as
some young refugees and cancer patients in the Lebanese capital.
In 2005, Jolie visited Pakistani camps containing Afghani refugees, and she also
met with Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz;
she returned to Pakistan with Brad Pitt during the Thanksgiving weekend in
November to see the impact of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. In 2006, Jolie and
Pitt flew to Haiti and visited a school supported by Yale Haiti, a charity
founded by Haitian-born hip hop musician Wyclef Jean. While filming A Mighty
Heart in India, Jolie met with Afghan and Burmese refugees in New Delhi. She
spent Christmas Day 2006 with Colombian refugees in San José, Costa Rica where
she handed out presents. In 2007, Jolie returned to Chad for a two-day mission
to assess the deteriorating security situation for refugees from Darfur; Jolie
and Pitt subsequently donated $1 million to three relief organizations in Chad
and Darfur. Jolie also made her first visit to Syria and twice went to Iraq,
where she met with Iraqi refugees as well as multi-national forces and U.S.

Jolie and Condoleezza Rice at World Refugee Day, June 2005Over time, Jolie
became more involved in promoting humanitarian causes on a political level. She
has regularly attended World Refugee Day in Washington, D.C., and she was an
invited speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2005 and 2006. Jolie
also began lobbying humanitarian interests in the U.S. capital, where she met
with members of Congress at least 20 times from 2003. She explained in
Forbes: "As much as I would love to never have to visit Washington, that's the
way to move the ball."
In 2005, Jolie took part at a National Press Club luncheon, where she announced
the founding of the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children, an
organization that provides free legal-aid to asylum-seeking children with no
legal representation which Jolie personally funded with a donation of $500,000
for its first two years. Jolie also pushed for several bills to aid refugees
and vulnerable children in the Third World. In addition to her political
involvement, Jolie began using her public profile to promote humanitarian causes
through the mass media. She filmed an MTV special, The Diary Of Angelina Jolie &
Dr. Jeffrey Sachs in Africa, portraying her and noted economist Dr. Jeffrey
Sachs on a trip to a remote group of villages in Western Kenya. In 2006, Jolie
announced the founding of the Jolie/Pitt Foundation which made initial donations
to Global Action for Children and Doctors Without Borders of $1 million
each. Jolie also co-chairs the Education Partnership for Children of
Conflict, founded at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2006, which helps fund
education programs for children affected by conflict.
Jolie has received wide recognition for her humanitarian work. In 2003, she was
the first recipient of the newly created Citizen of the World Award by the
United Nations Correspondents Association, and in 2005, she was awarded the
Global Humanitarian Award by the UNA-USA. Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni
awarded Jolie Cambodian citizenship for her conservation work in the country on
August 12, 2005; she has pledged $5 million to set up a wildlife sanctuary in
the north-western province of Battambang and owns property there. In 2007,
Jolie became a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and she received
the Freedom Award by the International Rescue Committee.
See also: Brangelina
On March 28, 1996, Jolie married British actor Jonny Lee Miller, her co-star in
the film Hackers (1995). She attended her wedding in black rubber pants and a
white shirt, upon which she had written the groom's name in her blood. Jolie
and Miller separated the following year and subsequently divorced on February 3,
1999. They remained on good terms and Jolie later explained, "It comes down to
timing. I think he's the greatest husband a girl could ask for. I'll always love
him, we were simply too young."
While shooting Pushing Tin (1999) she met American actor Billy Bob Thornton, and
subsequently married him on on May 5, 2000. As a result of their frequent public
declarations of passion and gestures of love most famously wearing one another's
blood in vials around their necks their relationship became a favorite topic of
the entertainment media. Jolie and Thornton divorced on May 27, 2003. Asked
about the sudden dissolution of their marriage, Jolie stated, "It took me by
surprise, too, because overnight, we totally changed. I think one day we had
just nothing in common. And it's scary but... I think it can happen when you get
involved and you don't know yourself yet."

Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Deauville American Film Festival in 2007Jolie has
said in interviews that she is bisexual and has long acknowledged that she had a
sexual relationship with her Foxfire (1996) co-star Jenny Shimizu, "I would
probably have married Jenny if I hadn't married my husband. I fell in love with
her the first second I saw her." In 2003, asked if she was bisexual, Jolie
responded, "Of course. If I fell in love with a woman tomorrow, would I feel
that it's okay to want to kiss and touch her? If I fell in love with her?
Absolutely! Yes!"
In early 2005, Jolie was involved in a well-publicized Hollywood scandal when
she was accused of being the reason for the divorce of actors Brad Pitt and
Jennifer Aniston. The allegation was that she and Pitt had started an affair
during filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). She denied this on several occasions,
but admitted that they "fell in love" on the set. In an interview in 2005,
she explained, "To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on
my mother, is not something I could forgive. I could not look at myself in the
morning if I did that. I wouldn't be attracted to a man who would cheat on his
While Jolie and Pitt never publicly commented on the nature of their
relationship, speculations continued throughout 2005. The first intimate
paparazzi photos emerged in April, one month after Aniston had filed for
divorce; they showed Pitt, Jolie and her son Maddox at a beach in Kenya. During
the summer Jolie and Pitt were seen together with increasing frequency and most
of the entertainment media considered them a couple, dubbing them "Brangelina".
On January 11, 2006, Jolie confirmed to People that she was pregnant with Pitt's
child and thereby confirmed their relationship for the first time in public.
Jolie's children
Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt
(born August 5, 2001 in Cambodia; adopted March 10, 2002)
Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt
(born November 29, 2003 in Vietnam; adopted March 15, 2007)
Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt
(born January 8, 2005 in Ethiopia; adopted July 6, 2005)
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt
(born May 27, 2006 in Swakopmund, Namibia)
Knox Laon Jolie-Pitt
(born July 12, 2008 in Nice, France)
Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt
(born July 12, 2008 in Nice, France)
On March 10, 2002, Jolie adopted her first child, seven-month-old Maddox
Chivan. He was born on August 5, 2001 as Rath Vibol in Cambodia, and he
initially lived in a local orphanage in Battambang. Jolie decided to apply for
adoption after she had visited Cambodia twice, while filming Tomb Raider and on
a UNHCR field trip in 2001. After her divorce from her second husband, Billy Bob
Thornton, Jolie received sole custody of Maddox. Like Jolie's other children,
Maddox has gained considerable celebrity and appears regularly in the tabloid
Jolie adopted a six-month-old girl from Ethiopia, Zahara Marley, on July 6,
2005. Zahara was born on January 8, 2005. She was originally named Yemsrach by
her mother, and was later given the legal name Tena Adam at an
orphanage. Jolie adopted her from Wide Horizons For Children orphanage in
Addis Ababa. Shortly after they returned to the United States, Zahara was
hospitalized for dehydration and malnutrition. In 2007, media outlets reported
Zahara's biological mother, Mentewabe Dawit, was still alive and wanted her
daughter back, but she later denied these reports, saying she thought Zahara was
"very fortunate" to be adopted by Jolie.
Brad Pitt was reportedly present when Jolie signed the adoption papers and
collected her daughter; later Jolie indicated that she and Pitt made the
decision to adopt Zahara together. On January 19, 2006, a judge in
California approved Pitt's request to legally adopt Jolie's two children. Their
surnames were formally changed to "Jolie-Pitt".
Jolie gave birth to a daughter, Shiloh Nouvel, in Swakopmund, Namibia, by a
scheduled caesarean section, on May 27, 2006. Pitt confirmed that their
newly-born daughter would have a Namibian passport, and Jolie decided to
sell the first pictures of Shiloh through the distributor Getty Images herself,
rather than allowing paparazzi to make these valuable photographs. People paid
more than $4.1 million for the North American rights, while British magazine
Hello! obtained the international rights for roughly $3.5 million. All
profits were donated to an undisclosed charity by Jolie and Pitt. Madame
Tussauds in New York unveiled a wax figure of two-month-old Shiloh; it was the
first infant re-created in wax by Madame Tussauds.
On March 15, 2007, Jolie adopted a three-year-old boy from Vietnam, Pax
Thien, who was born on November 29, 2003 and abandoned at birth at a local
hospital, where he was initially named Pham Quang Sang. Jolie adopted the
boy from the Tam Binh orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City. She revealed that his
first name, Pax, was suggested by her mother before her death.
Following months of tabloid speculation, Jolie confirmed she was expecting twins
at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. She gave birth to a boy, Knox Laon, and a
girl, Vivienne Marcheline, by caesarean section at the Lenval hospital in Nice,
France, on July 12, 2008. The rights for the first images of Knox and
Vivienne were jointly sold to People and Hello! for $14 million the most
expensive celebrity pictures ever taken. The money went to the Jolie/Pitt
In the media

Jolie at a photo op in Washington, D.C. in 2005Jolie appeared in the media from
an early age due to her famous father Jon Voight. At seven she had a small part
in Lookin' to Get Out, a movie co-written by and starring her father, and in
1986 and 1988 she attended the Academy Awards as a teenager with him. However,
when she started her acting career, Jolie decided not to use "Voight" as a stage
name, because she wished to establish her own identity as an actress. Jolie
was never shy about controversy and integrated her teenage "wild girl" image
into her public persona in the first years of her career. During her acceptance
speech at the 2000 Academy Awards, Jolie declared, "I'm so in love with my
brother right now", which, combined with her affectionate behavior towards him
that night, sparked speculation in the tabloid media of an incestuous
relationship with her brother James Haven. She has denied those rumors
vehemently, and Jolie and Haven later explained in interviews that after their
parents' divorce they relied on one another and because of that they hold on to
each other as a means of emotional support.
Jolie does not employ a publicist or an agent. She quickly became a
tabloid's favorite, since she presented herself as very outspoken in interviews,
discussing her love life and her interest in BDSM openly, and once claiming
to be "most likely to sleep with a female fan". As one of her most
distinctive physical features, Jolie's lips have attracted notable media
attention and she has been described as "the current gold standard of beauty in
the West" among women seeking cosmetic surgery. She also created headlines
with her much publicized marriage to Billy Bob Thornton and her subsequent
change into an advocate for global humanitarian problems. As she took on the
role of UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador she started to use her celebrity to highlight
humanitarian causes worldwide. Jolie has been taking flying lessons since 2004
and she has a private pilot license (with an instrument rating) and owns a
Cirrus SR22 airplane. The media speculated that Jolie is a Buddhist, but she
said that she teaches Buddhism to her son Maddox because she considers it part
of his culture. Jolie has not stated definitively whether or not she believes in
God. When asked in 2000 if there was a God, she said, "For the people who
believe in it, I hope so. There doesn't need to be a God for me."

Jolie and Pitt at the 81st Academy Awards in February 2009Starting in 2005, her
relationship with Brad Pitt became one of the most reported celebrity stories
worldwide. After Jolie confirmed her pregnancy in early 2006, the unprecedented
media hype surrounding them "reached the point of insanity" as Reuters described
it in their story "The Brangelina fever". Trying to avoid the media
attention, the couple went to Namibia for the birth of Shiloh, "the most
anticipated baby since Jesus Christ", as it had been described. Two years
later, Jolie's second pregnancy again fueled a media frenzy. For the two weeks
she spent in a seaside hospital in Nice, reporters and photographers camped
outside on the promenade to report on the birth.
Today, Jolie is one of the best known celebrities around the world. According to
the Q Score, in 2000, subsequent to her Oscar win, 31% of respondents in the
United States said Jolie was familiar to them, by 2006 she was familiar to 81%
of Americans. In a 2006 global industry survey by ACNielsen in 42
international markets Jolie, together with Brad Pitt, was found to be the
favorite celebrity endorser for brands and products worldwide. Jolie was
among the Time 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world, in
2006 and 2008. She was described as the world's most beautiful woman in
the 2006 "100 Most Beautiful" issue of People, and she was voted the
greatest sex symbol of all time in the British Channel 4 television show The 100
Greatest Sex Symbols in 2007. The Hollywood Reporter named Jolie the
highest-paid actress of 2008, earning $15 million per film. She also topped
Forbes' annual Celebrity 100 list in 2009; she had previously been ranked
No. 14 in 2007, and No. 3 in 2008.

Jolie in New York with several of her tattoos visible, June 2007 Jolie's numerous
tattoos have been the subject of much media attention and have often been
addressed by interviewers. Jolie stated that, while she is not opposed to film
nudity, the large number of tattoos on her body has forced filmmakers to become
more creative when planning nude or love scenes. Make-up has been used to
cover up the tattoos in many of her productions. Jolie currently has thirteen
known tattoos, among them the Tennessee Williams quote "A prayer for the wild at
heart, kept in cages", which she got together with her mother, the Arabic
language phrase "(strength of will), the Latin proverb "quod me nutrit
me destruit" (what nourishes me destroys me), and a Yantra prayer written in
the ancient Khmer script for her son Maddox. She also has six sets of
geographical coordinates on her upper left arm indicating the birthplaces of her
children. Over time she covered or lasered several of her tattoos, including
"Billy Bob", the name of her former husband Billy Bob Thornton, a Chinese
character for death (æ­»), and a window on her lower back; she explained that she
removed the window, because, while she used to spend all of her time looking out
through windows wishing to be outside, she now lives there all of the time.
Year Film Role Notes
1982Lookin' to Get OutTosh
1993"Angela & Viril"Angela2 minute short film
"Alice & Viril"Alice2 minute short film
Cyborg 2Casella "Cash" Reese
1995Without EvidenceJodie Swearingen
HackersKate "Acid Burn" Libby
1996 Mojave Moon Eleanor "Elie" Rigby
Love Is All There IsGina Malacici
Foxfire Margret "Legs" Sadovsky
1997 True Women (TV)Georgia Virginia Lawshe Woods
George Wallace (TV)Cornelia Wallace Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting
Actress Series/Miniseries/TV Movie
Nominated Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a
Playing God Claire
1998Gia (TV)Gia Marie Carangi Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a
Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Nominated Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Hell's KitchenGloria McNeary
Playing by HeartJoanNational Board of Review Award Breakthrough
Pushing TinMary Bell
1999 The Bone Collector Amelia Donaghy
Girl, Interrupted Lisa Rowe Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture
Nominated Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting
2000Gone in Sixty SecondsSara "Sway" Wayland
2001Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Lara Croft Nominated MTV Movie Award for Best
Female Performance
Nominated MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
Original Sin Julia Russell
2002 Life or Something Like ItLanie Kerrigan
2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of LifeLara Croft
Beyond BordersSarah Jordan
2004 Taking LivesIlleana Scott
Shark TaleLolaVoice
Sky Captain and the World of TomorrowFrancesca "Franky" CookPeople's
Choice Award Favorite Female Action Star
The Fever (TV)RevolutionaryCameo
2005Mr. & Mrs. SmithJane SmithMTV Movie Award for Best Fight
Nominated MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
Nominated People's Choice Award Favorite Female Movie Star
Nominated People's Choice Award Favorite Female Action Star
Nominated People's Choice Award Favorite On-Screen Match-Up (with Brad
2006The Good Shepherd Margaret Russell
2007A Mighty Heart Mariane PearlNominated Broadcast Film Critics
Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama
Nominated Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female
Nominated London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress Motion Picture
Beowulf Grendel's mother Nominated MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
2008Kung Fu PandaMaster TigressVoice
Wanted Fox People's Choice Award Favorite Female Action Star
Nominated People's Choice Award Favorite Female Movie Star
Nominated MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
Nominated MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
Nominated MTV Movie Award for Best WTF Moment
Changeling Christine CollinsSaturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama
Nominated London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress Motion Picture
2010 Salt Evelyn Salt(post production)

Year Award Category Film Result
1998 Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a
MovieGeorge WallaceNominated
Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actress Series/Miniseries/TV MovieWon
National Board of Review Award Breakthrough Performance Female Playing by
Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Gia Nominated
1999 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or
Motion Picture Made for TVWon
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV
Movie or Miniseries Won
2000 Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actress Motion PictureGirl,
Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a
Supporting RoleWon
Academy Award Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Won
2004 People's Choice Award Favourite Female Action Star Sky Captain And The
World Of Tomorrow Won
2008 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture
Drama A Mighty Heart Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a
Leading Role Nominated
2009 Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture
Drama Changeing Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a
Leading RoleNominated
BAFTA Award Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
Academy Award Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominated

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Gisele Bundchen Top Model Cover Magazine

Gisele Bundchen Biography
Gisele Caroline Bundchen ( born July 20, 1980 in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) is a Brazilian model, occasional film actress and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program. According to Forbes, she is the highest-paid model in the world and also the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment world, with an estimated $150 million fortune.

==Family and early life==
Bundchen was born in the Brazilian town of Tres de Maio and grew up in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, to Vania Nonnenmacher, a bank clerk pensioner, and Valdir Bundchen, a university teacher and writer. She has five sisters — Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela and her fraternal twin Patrícia, Gisele's junior by five minutes. Bundchen is Roman Catholic and speaks Portuguese as her native language. She also speaks Spanish and English.

“ I was born in Horizontina, a town in the backcountry of (Brazilian) state Rio Grande do Sul. The town was once mainly colonized by Germans. In the school which I attended, learning German was actually obligatory from third grade on. But being out of touch with the language for such a long time, I unfortunately forgot it. [...] I belong to the sixth generation of my family in Brazil. ”

==Modeling career==
Originally, Bundchen wanted to be a professional volleyball player and considered playing for the Brazilian team, Sogipa. While in school, Bundchen was so thin that her friends used to call her "Olivia Palito" (Portuguese for Olive Oyl, Popeye's skinny girlfriend) and "Saracura" (a type of Brazilian shorebird).

In 1993, a then-13-year-old Bundchen joined a modeling course with her sisters Patrícia and Gabriela at her mother's insistence.The following year, Bundchen went to Sao Paulo on a school excursion to give them an opportunity to walk in a big city. In a shopping mall, while eating at McDonald's with her friends, Bundchen was discovered by a modeling agency. She was subsequently selected for a national contest, Elite Look of the Year, in which she placed second — Claudia Menezes, from Bahia, took first place. Bundchen placed fourth in the world contest, held in Ibiza, Spain. In 1996, Bundchen moved to New York City usa to begin her modeling career, debuting at Fashion Week.

Gisele Bundchen on the Fashion Rio Inverno 2006, January 30, 2006. Her debut on the cover of the July 1999 issue of Vogue magazine, and the accompanying editorial entitled "The Return of the Sexy Model", is widely viewed as marking the end of the fashion's "heroin chic" era. She graced the cover again in November and December of that year. She won the VH1/Vogue Model of the Year for 1999, and a January 2000 cover gave her the rare honor of three consecutive Vogue covers. In 2000, she became the fourth model to appear on the cover of the music magazine Rolling Stone, when she was named "the most beautiful girl in the world." Bundchen has been on the covers of many top fashion magazines including W, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Allure, international editions of Vogue, as well as style and lifestyle publications such as i-D, The Face, Arena, Citizen K, Flair, GQ, Esquire, and Marie Claire. She has been featured both in the Pirelli Calendar 2001 and 2006 and in broader market publications such as Time, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Newsweek and Veja, more than 500 magazine covers throughout the world.

Bundchen consistently works with acclaimed photographers such as Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Nick Knight, Mert and Marcus, Rankin, Annie Leibovitz, Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Lindbergh, David LaChapelle, Mario Sorrenti, Nino Munoz and Patrick Demarchelier, and with renowned directors such as Jean Baptiste Mondino and Bruno Aveillan.

Claudia Schiffer said: "Supermodels, like we once were, don't exist any more" and reckoned that Gisele Bundchen was the only one close to earning the supermodel title.

Naomi Campbell said: "Models need to earn their stripes - I just think the term is used a little too loosely. Kate Moss is obviously a supermodel but, after Gisele, I don’t think there’s been one."

On August 26, 2008, the New York Daily News, in a list, named Bundchen the fourth-most-powerful person in the fashion world.

On May 12, 2009, The Independent, called her the biggest star in fashion history.

==Endorsements and earnings==
Since her debut, Bundchen has been the face of a variety of advertising campaigns including several seasons of Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Mervyn's, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Versace, Givenchy, Bvlgari, Lanvin, Guerlain, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Earl Jean, Zara, Chloé, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton and Victoria's Secret. She has appeared in advertisements for Nivea lotion and is the face of several Brazilian brands including Vivo, Multiplan (Shopping Malls), Colcci, Credicard (Citibank) and Volkswagen do Brasil. After C&A Brazil hired Bundchen as a spokesmodel and began airing television commercials, sales increased by 30%.

At the Fashion Rio Inverno 2006In May 2006, Bundchen signed another multi-million dollar deal, this time with American giant Apple Inc.. She starred in an advertising campaign to promote the new Macintosh line through the Get a Mac advertisements. Also in 2006, Bundchen became the new face of Swiss luxury watchmaker Ebel.

She has her own line of sandals with footwear company Grendene called Ipanema Gisele Bundchen. Forbes puts her 53rd on their list of the most powerful celebrities of 2007 because of the international success of her shoe line, making the brand Ipanema the most sold Brazilian flip-flop in the world, surpassing the legendary Havaianas. Custom Ipanema flip-flops sell for as much as $230 a pair. She is also the owner of a hotel in the south of Brazil, the Palladium Executive.

On May 1, 2007, it was announced that Bundchen had ended her contract with Victoria's Secret.

In July 2007, having earned an estimated total of $33 million in the past 12 months, Forbes magazine named her the world's top-earning model in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.

An American economist named Fred Fuld developed a stock index to measure the profit performance improvement of companies represented by Bundchen compared with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. According to Fuld, the Gisele Bundchen Stock Index was up 15% between May and July 2007, substantially surpassing the Dow Jones Industrial Average which was up just 8.2%.

==Charity activities==
Bundchen lends her support and image to a number of charities and humanitarian causes, such as the I am African campaign, in which she painted her face to protest the lack of attention given to Africa's HIV/AIDS victims. Without receiving payment, Bundchen was, in 2006, the face of American Express Red Card, an initiative launched by U2 front man Bono and Bobby Shriver to send a percentage of monies earned from the financial transactions of this credit card to Africa's HIV/AIDS victims.

In 2009, she appeared almost simultaneously in more than 20 covers of the international issues of Elle magazines wearing (Product) Red clothing and posing with products from companies who support the same cause. (RED)’s primary objective is to engage the private sector in increasing assistance for the Global Fund, to help defeat AIDS in Africa. Companies whose products take on the mark contribute a percentage of the sales or portion of the profits from that product to the Global Fund to finance AIDS programs in Africa, with special attention on the health of women and children.

At the Fashion Rio Inverno 2006In 2003, Bundchen designed an exclusive and limited edition of platinum hearts, working with Platinum Guild International and Harper’s Bazaar, crafted by jewelers Gumuchian Fils. These platinum hearts were sold to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital which specializes in cancer treatment. She served as the spokesperson and campaign model for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Bundchen already gave a Sao Paulo Fashion Week's payment check for Zero Hunger (in Portuguese: Fome Zero), a Brazilian-government program introduced by Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva also in 2003.

She was, in 2009, one of the celebrities to sign up for the auction fundraiser of celebrities autographed iPods to raise cash for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, organised by, alongside former U.S.A.'s president Bill Clinton, Cher, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Ellen DeGeneres and others. The money is for the Music Rising institution which aims to recover and invest in the musical culture of the destroyed areas.

She promotes protecting the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and Amazon Rainforest water sources, donating to this cause a percentage of profits from her line of sandals named Ipanema Gisele Bundchen. Also, Bundchen helps projects such as Nascentes do Brasil, ISA, Y Ikatu Xingu and De Olho nos Mananciais.

Bundchen and Grendene, the company that produces and disseminates her line of sandals, also joined the Florestas do Futuro project for the reforestation of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. The project was created by the NGO named SOS Atlantic Forest in 2004. The new forest, named for Gisele Bundchen Sementes, started with 25,500 shoots of 100 different species, enough to revitalize an area of 15 hectares.

On 20 September, 2009, she was designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

==Acting career==
In 2004, Bundchen entered the film industry, playing the bank robbers' leader, Vanessa, in the 2004 remake Taxi. In 2006, she played a minor character in The Devil Wears Prada.

Personal life and Relationships:
On Thursday, February 26, 2009, Bundchen married New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in a small Catholic ceremony in Los Angeles ( la ). On April 5, 2009, the couple remarried in Costa Rica with Brady's son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, present. For the ceremony, Gisele wore a dress and veil designed by famed fashion designer John Galliano. Bundchen's three dogs were also present at the ceremony. Bundchen and Brady had been dating since late 2006. Before marrying him, she dated actor Leonardo DiCaprio and professional surfer Kelly Slater. On Friday, June 19 2009, People magazine reported that Gisele was pregnant with her first child with husband Tom Brady. The baby is due on December 14, 2009.

==Music tribute==
As an homage to Bundchen, Brazilian singer and songwriter Gabriel Guerra, along with musician Pedro Cezar, wrote the song Tributo a Gisele (Tribute to Gisele in English), which is currently the theme of the model's official website. In January 2008, Bundchen met Gabriel Guerra at Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
There's another music called "Coisa Linda" ( Pretty Woman ) dedicated to Gisele Bundchen by Nelio Guerson and Carlos Guerson. More info on Palco MP3, Last FM and Garagem MP3.

==One reason to love New York==
In the December 2005 issue, New York magazine chose and publicized a list of 123 reasons to love New York City with reason number 43 being that Gisele Bundchen lives there.

==Nude photography==
On April 11, 2008, a black-and-white photo of Bundchen, shot by Irving Penn, was auctioned for US$193,000 (£96,000). The picture was one of dozens from the collection of Gert Elfering that were sold at Christie's International in New York. In all, the auction tallied US$4.27 million and included pictures of Brigitte Bardot, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Carla Bruni. Bundchen's picture reached the highest price in comparison with the others. Bardot was the second with US$181,000 (£90,000).

In 2009, Gisele featured, on artistic nude picture, the cover of the work retrospective book of Australian photographer Russell James.

==Image inspiration==
In 2006, Elle magazine bosses surveyed the American leading stylists and asked them to name the star whose hair is a favourite for their clients. More than 50 per cent gave Gisele the title of best hair in Hollywood, followed by Sienna Miller in at second place and Nicole Richie in at third position.

In February 2008, a result of research was publicized by The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) to reveal how world celebrity images, which overwhelm popular media, influence people's choices and decisions to undergo plastic surgery. The question asked was "What influences do celebrities have on the decisions patients make?". The survey was sent to more than 20,000 plastic surgeons in 84 countries. Gisele Bundchen, Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Pamela Anderson, Sophia Loren, Brad Pitt and George Clooney were the most frequently mentioned celebrities. Gisele won the abdomen and hair categories and took second place in the breasts category.

PETA anti-fur target
In 2002, during the taping of the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Bundchen was the target of a protest made by four members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals because she was signed to be the new face of Blackglama, a trademark of a fur-farming cooperative. When Bundchen was on stage, four women jumped onto the runway holding posters that read "Gisele: Fur Scum" and included the logo for PETA. Bundchen tried to ignore them while several security guards detained the protesters. Bundchen told CNN that the protest was "unwarranted" because the fashion show featured only faux fur. After the incident, the producers decided to stop the music and redid Bundchen's segment once the protesters were removed.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Marisa Miller Victorias Secret


Marisa Miller

April 24, 2009.

Birth name Marisa Lee Bertetta

Date of birth August 6, 1978 (1978-08-06) (age 31)

Place of birth Santa Cruz, California, U.S.

Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

Hair color Blonde

Eye color Hazel

Measurements 34D-23-35 (US)

86.5-58-89 (EU)[1]

Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)

Dress size 2 (US), 32 (EU), 6 (UK)

Shoe size 7 (US), 37½ (EU), 4½ (UK)

Agency Cartel Management

Spouse(s) Jim Miller (2000–2002)

Griffin Guess (2006–present)


Marisa Lee Miller (born August 6, 1978) is an American model best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, and her work for lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret. After a stint shooting with photographer Mario Testino for fashion magazines like Vogue, Miller began working for both companies in 2002. As of late 2007, she is a Victoria's Secret Angel, and graced the cover of the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to record-setting numbers, accomplishments that have led to her being dubbed the "return of the great American supermodel."

She is also known for contracts with companies like Harley-Davidson and for ranking #1 on Maxim magazine's 2008 "Hot 100" list. Aside from modeling, she is an ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

==Early life==

Born Marisa Lee Bertetta in Santa Cruz, California, Miller attended high school at Aptos High and Monte Vista Christian School. She considered herself a tomboy growing up, with mostly male friends and little awareness of anything girly. Out of shyness, she often wore large t-shirts to hide her body and would get fully dressed just to go to the trash can while at the beach.

Miller was first "discovered" at age sixteen walking through a San Francisco café by two Italian modeling agents. After talking to her mother Krista Bertetta, she was on a plane to Italy with her mother a few months later, despite her "shy and conservative" personality. Miller gained attention when she appeared in a 1997 issue of Perfect 10 magazine. Although she came in third behind Ashley Degenford and Monica Hansen in Perfect 10 magazine's first annual model search, she was repeatedly showcased in following issues, including the covers of the Winter 1998, Aug/Sept 1999, and Fall 2004 editions.


Miller in a bikini, the top a striped design with a variety of different brown patterns.

Miller backstage during Fashion for Relief benefiting victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Miller moved from a start as an amateur magazine model to high profile mainstream work after an acquaintance showed a picture of her to famed fashion photographer Mario Testino in 2001. Testino asked to meet Miller, who was running a surf school at the time, and was invited to Manhattan Beach, California, where she would be surfing.

Noticing her, Testino snapped pictures of her and approached her for a job offer that turned out to be editorials for both the American and Italian editions of Vogue. Within six months, Miller was working for Victoria's Secret and the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, in which she appeared in every issue from 2002 to 2008. In particular, she famously posed wearing only an iPod in the 2007 issue. She has also appeared in a diverse range of magazines, many of them international editions, such as GQ, Maxim, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle, and Vanity Fair, as well as working on campaigns/advertisements for Nordstrom, J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, Pepsi, Panasonic, Bath & Body Works, True Religion jeans, and motorcycle company Harley-Davidson, with whom she first partnered to launch the VRSCF V-Rod Muscle motorcycle in 2008 and rejoined in November 2009 to act as the face/spokesmodel of the company's first "Military Appreciation Month" campaign, featuring Miller as a classic pin-up in military-themed advertisements and online content. In July 2008, Miller took her first step beyond modeling when her shoe line with skateboarder/surfer-oriented company Vans launched.

Miller's TV spots include the short-lived reality series Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model (2004), Puddle of Mudd's "Spin You Around" music video (2004), the pilot episode and finale of VH1's reality show The Shot (2007), cameos in HBO's Entourage and the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother (both 2007), the latter with her fellow Victoria's Secret Angels, and a guest judge role on an episode of America's Next Top Model (2009). It wasn't until 2007 that she filmed her first television commercial for Victoria's Secret, appearing alongside Heidi Klum for the It bra. Miller starred in a 2008 viral video on YouTube with All Star baseball player Ryan Braun for Remington's ShortCut clippers and also appeared in commercials for the NFL Network and the California Travel and Tourism Commission's "Visit California" campaign.

Marisa Miller wearing a black bra studded with small diamonds in a harlequin pattern, with a larger heart shaped champagne diamond hanging.

Miller modeling the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra.

On December 4, 2007, Miller made her debut in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and opened a segment in the following year's edition. Other runway credits of Miller's include 2007's Fashion for Relief show, benefiting victims of Hurricane Katrina, as well as MTV's Fashionably Loud, Imitation of Christ, Inca, and Amir Slama's Rosa Cha, for which she was one of the most anticipated models.

On the February 12, 2008 episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, it was announced via a three-story billboard in New York City that Miller would grace the cover of that year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The tandem online launch of the issue drew record page views to the SI website: 228 million, a 41% increase over 2007. In September 2008, Sports Illustrated released a "Best of Marisa Miller" swimsuit calendar for the 2009 year.

Victoria's Secret also put her to work in 2008, with a five-city tour to promote the 2008 Swim collection's release in stores; the April-May tour included stops in New York City, Miami, Chicago (where she threw the opening pitch at a Chicago Cubs baseball game), Boston, and Minneapolis. The relaunch of Victoria Secret's sports line, VSX, soon followed, along with her first official campaign as an Angel: promoting the company's fragrance Very Sexy Dare.

For the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Miller was chosen to wear the year's "Fantasy Bra," a harlequin design featuring 2,300 white, champagne, and cognac diamonds, and a 16-carat heart-shaped brown-yellow diamond pendant for a $3-million value and 150 total carats.

==Media recognition==

The swell in publicity resulting from her 2008 work served to land Miller in the number one spot on Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" rankings for 2008, beating out list regulars such as Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, and Eva Longoria-Parker. This marked the first time anyone has debuted on the list in the number one position. In her subsequent cover story for the July issue, Maxim proclaimed her as the "return of the great American supermodel." Of such acclaim, Miller admits, "I get a kick out of it, but it would be stupid to let it go to my head. It’s modeling—I didn’t find the cure for cancer."

She also finished first place in The Best Damn Sports Show Period "Smokin' Sixteen" competition in 2008, repeating her 2007 win over competitors such as Gisele Bündchen and Adriana Lima. Miller ranked third in's "Top 99" for 2009, after ranking ninth in 2008, twelfth in 2007, and fourteenth in 2006. She added to her popular accolades with the "Hot N' Fresh" award at the second annual Spike Guys' Choice Awards.

==Personal life==

She married Jim Miller, a Los Angeles surfing contest promoter and lifeguard from California in 2000, and separated from him in 2002. They divorced soon after. She married music producer Griffin Guess on April 15, 2006. From an early age she loved surfing; in 2004, she placed second in the celebrity division of the Kelly Slater Surf Invitational and says of the sport, "I feel my absolute best—physically, mentally and spiritually—when I'm surfing every day." She was a standout volleyball player in high school and has taken up boxing. She has said that she would like to be a sportscaster.

As of 2009, Miller is an ambassador for the American Cancer Society, to which proceeds from her online store are donated. She also supports the Young Survival Coalition, which raises awareness of breast cancer in women under 40, as well as environmental organization The Surfrider Foundation, which aims to preserve the world's oceans and beaches. In October 2009, Miller hosted the "Monte Foundation MusicFest and Fireworks Extravaganza," an annual fundraiser for schools in the Aptos area, where she and Guess own a home.

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==Miranda Kerr Biography==

Kerr in Perth on February 21, 2009
Birth name Miranda May Kerr
Date of birth 20 April 1983 (1983-04-20) (age 26)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Blue
Measurements 32-24-34 (US)
81-61-86 (EU)
Dress size 4 US/36 EU
Shoe size 8 US/39 EU
Miranda May Kerr (born 20 April 1983) is an Australian model best known as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels since mid-2007. She is the first Australian addition to the Victoria's Secret campaign and was the face of Australian fashion chain Portmans and David Jones Limited. Kerr began modeling in the fashion industry in her early teens after winning a 1997 Australian nationwide model search hosted by Dolly magazine and Impulse fragrances.

==Early life and family==
Kerr was born in Sydney, Australia but raised in Gunnedah, New South Wales, a small rural town. Her parents are Therese and John Kerr, and she has a younger brother named Matthew. Kerr often points out in her interviews that she owes her beauty to her parents who are of Serbian, Iranian, Turkish and Filipino descent. During her childhood, Kerr "raced motorbikes and rode horses on her grandmother's farm." She describes her early life in the Australian countryside as "very grounding ... there wasn't any pretentiousness and no one really cared what you were wearing. You could just be you." Her family moved to Brisbane to allow Kerr and her brother to experience city life. She graduated from All Hallows' School and planned to study nutrition before pursuing modeling.

==Dolly magazine==
At age 13, Kerr entered and won the 1997 annual Dolly Magazine/Impulse Model Competition. She was flown to Sydney a week before her 14th birthday to shoot for the magazine. Upon Kerr's win, local media expressed "concerned outrage" at her young age. The controversy raised concerns about the glorification of young girls within the fashion, beauty, and entertainment industries. Some conservative media outlets claimed her Dolly shoot (including images of a 14-year-old Kerr in bathing suits) constituted a form of child pornography. Of the press, Kerr said: "In the media at the time they were trying to cling on to anything remotely to do with pedophilia. Dolly is a magazine for teenage girls, not for old men. And I was fully clothed! Doing a winter shoot! They just made something out of nothing."

Kerr signed to Chic Management's Sydney division. She received considerable commercial exposure after a series of beachwear ads predominantly for Australian surf chain Billabong, in which Kerr modeled surf brands Tigerlily, Roxy, Billabong Girls, and One Teaspoon. This increased her profile in the Australian and Asian markets, after which Kerr relocated to New York.

Once in Paris, in 2003, Kerr signed with the Madison Agency. She did an advertising campaign for Ober Jeans with photographer Erick Seban-Meyer.

Once in New York, Kerr had a multitude of runway appearances and then signed with Next model agency in early 2004. From there, she was booked for runway and print campaigns for major labels, including Alex Perry, Ayyildiz, Baby Phat, Lisa Ho, Voodoo Dolls, Levi's, Bettina Liano, Nicola Finetti, L.A.M.B., Heatherette, Betsey Johnson, Trelise Cooper, Jets, John Richmond, Blumarine Swimwear, Neiman Marcus, Seafolly Swimwear, Anna Molinari, Rock and Republic, and Roberto Cavalli. She was also booked for print in magazines such as Elle, Australian Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and was featured in television advertisements for brands like Portmans, Bonds, and Veet.

In early 2006, Kerr appeared in the finale episode of the TV show Project Runway, modeling clothes for contestant Daniel Vosovic's final collection. She was the first girl to walk down the catwalk.

In 2006, Kerr broke into the United States market when she signed a lucrative cosmetics contract with Maybelline New York. The campaign ran in a series of internationally sold women's beauty magazines, including Cosmopolitan, CLEO, and Elle, and was eventually featured in Victoria's Secret catalogues.

Following her success with Maybelline, Kerr became the first Australian model to be offered a contract with Victoria's Secret in 2007, replacing Gisele Bündchen. Upon her acceptance, the first ever Australian Victoria's Secret Angel, joining the stable of models already signed to the lingerie giant, including Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolína Kurková, Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks, Izabel Goulart, and Heidi Klum. Before becoming an Angel in 2007, Kerr was already picked to become the successor of Alessandra Ambrosio as the face of PINK in 2006. Kerr's popularity continued to increase as one of the globally recognized Angels when she appeared in the Victoria's Secret 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 televised runway shows, which aired on four continents.

By 2007, Kerr had signed on as the face of Californian fashion retailer Arden B. After debuting in their Spring and Summer ad campaigns, Kerr returned for their Fall 2007 campaign, shot by fashion photographer Diego Uchitel. She has also become the new face of Clinique Happy and signed a lucrative six-figure deal to be the new face of Australian department store David Jones, replacing model Megan Gale. In 2008, having earned an estimated $3.5 million in the past 12 months, Forbes placed Kerr tenth in the list of the world's top-earning models.

Kerr (along with several other Victoria's Secret and Next agency models) was featured in a music video for the American hip-hop single Number One by artists Kanye West and Pharrell.

Following her modeling success with Victoria's Secret, Kerr made a small guest appearance in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother alongside fellow Angels: Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller, Alessandra Ambrosio, Heidi Klum, and Selita Ebanks.

In October 2009, Kerr launched an organic skincare line, Kora, in Australia.

She is currently signed with IMG Models.

==Public image==

Miranda Kerr in 2009Kerr has been called "the next MacPherson". Kerr's model trademark is her dimples. Celebrity photographer Russell James said of Kerr, "The US has fallen in love with her. We love her because she has the most incredible girl-next-door look and she's also insanely beautiful. It means women are not intimidated by her looks and guys think they might be able to talk to her. It's a fantastic combination ... people want to be around her; she's fun on a shoot … and she's not stupid, which can be a very annoying trait among some models." Model agent Ursula Hufnagl described Kerr as "the perfect endorsement", citing her ability to "truly sell a product."

Kerr's charitable work includes Wildlife Warriors Worldwide and Children International. In June 2009, Kerr posed naked, chained to a tree, for the Australian issue of Rolling Stone magazine, in order to attract public attention for the koala.

==Personal life==
Kerr practices Nichiren Buddhism—a Japanese branch of Buddhism—as a member of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and believes "we have a responsibility to bring peace and harmony to our lives and the world." As part of her Nichiren beliefs, Kerr reportedly chants every morning and night for 20 minutes, practices yoga, meditates, and reads widely on spirituality.

According to a Victoria's Secret profile on Kerr, posted on the CBS YouTube page, Kerr's described her take on life as "enjoying wherever it is and trying to be in the moment as much as possible". As reported in 2007, Kerr was writing an inspirational self-esteem self-help book called Treasure Yourself aimed at the female teenage demographic. Kerr says, "Basically, it's a whole lot of information that I've found, that has helped me. If I can help one girl by doing this then I've completed my purpose."

In 2003, Kerr began dating finance broker Adrian Camilleri. Following an Australian Securities and Investments Commission investigation, Camilleri was found guilty on five counts of fraudulent behaviour from February 2003 to February 2004. Kerr subsequently ended the relationship. A 2007 newspaper report claims that Kerr suffered financially "after taking her boyfriend's financial advice" but chose not to take legal action.

She was formerly in a long-term relationship with Jay Lyon (formerly known as Brent Tuhtan), the lead singer of the band Tamarama, who has made appearances on season one of the MTV series The City. Kerr was featured in Tamarama's video clip for "Everything To Me". The two dated for approximately four years but ended on mutual terms in mid-2007.

In late 2007, Kerr began dating actor Orlando Bloom. Orlando Bloom is also an SGI member. On 12 February 2009, Kerr and Bloom participated in the "Australia Unites" fundraiser to raise money for the victims of the Australian bushfires on 7 February 2009.

Kerr maintains her physique through daily yoga, light jogging, and a diet of steamed vegetables, fresh fruit, and fish.