Born: 10 May 1965
Birthplace: Thorold, Canada
Best known as: The supermodel's supermodel of the early 1990s
Linda Evangelista was the hottest high-fashion model around in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when she was frequently on the cover of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and other magazines. Evangelista's classical face, blue eyes and close-cropped haircut gave her a sleek but slightly distant modern sensibility -- a mixture of Sophia Loren and David Bowie. Her corporate clients have included the hair company Clairol and the makeup house Mac. A famous clothes horse, she's known for her whimsical quote, "I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day."
Extra credit: Evangelista was married to French fashion executive Gérald Marie from 1987 until 1992... She reportedly was engaged to actor Kyle MacLachlan from 1996-98, but the two never married... Evangelista plays the accordion.
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