Era: 1990s-present Known For: Face of Hermès, H&M Lingerie, Missoni, Louis Vuitton cruise, Cesare Paciotti, Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana
Fontana sparked controversy when she was 16 and appeared in a Victoria’s Secret catalog in lingerie. Soon after, however, she was signed by Versace, Ralph Lauren, and Valentino. After all, there’s no such thing as bad publicity.
19. Raica Oliveira
Era: 1990s-2000s Known For: Face of Lancome, Avon, Ultimo and Punto Blanco
Despite being the body of Ultimo lingerie, Oliveria, dubbed as “The Sensation” in 1999, has explicitly stated she will never go nude. Yeah, that sensation you’re feeling now is probably disappointment.
18. Ana Beatriz Barros
Era: 2000s-present Known For: Covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue(2002), Face of JLo Lingerie,Barros is known for being fit, sexy, and, as JLo put it, “urban.” The Brazilian beauty has walked for almost all of the most prestigious fashion houses and continues to give helpful advice to young girls: “Be nice and don’t give up.”
17. Brooklyn Decker
Era: Present Known For: Covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (2010)Brooklyn Decker has all the makings of the “hot girl” in a coming-of-age teen flick about a boy trying to lose his virginity. She’s got suburban girl-next-door looks, she’s from a small town in Ohio, and she was discovered at her local mall. It’s no wonder the all-American former Sports Illustrated cover model is every shaggy-haired boy’s wet dream. And one of those boys actually landed her: tennis pro Andy Roddick, her husband.
16. Marisa Miller
Known For: Victoria’s Secret Angel, Covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (2008), Face of True Religion JeansOur November 2008 cover girl boxes, surfs, is a muscle car and Harley Davidson enthusiast, and she’ll more than likely shotgun a beer during Sunday football. The only difference between her and your best guy friend is that she just happens to look really good in Victoria’s Secret lingerie.
15. Petra Nemcova
Era: 2000s Known For: Covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (2003), Face of Fortunoff Jewelry, Rampage, Hewlett-Packard-computers, and Anne Taylor’s fragrance PossibilitiesExcuse Nemcova for not always being in the spotlight when it comes to modeling, she’s a bit busy trying to save the world. She started Happy Hearts Fund, after the Tsunami of 2004, which killed her fiance and left her holding onto the top of a palm tree for eight hours before she was rescued with a broken pelvis.Her organization sent 100% of donations to children who were affected by the tsunami and helped ensure them housing, food, and education. She and her charity also helped victims of Hurricane Katrina and the 2007 Peru earthquake.
14. Elsa Benitez
Era: 1990s Known For: Covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (2001)
If you told us the Final Destination franchise was based on the Mexican’s model own experiences, we’d believe you…considering her escape from death is eerily similar to the first film’s first scene. In 1996, Benitez was slated to board the TWA Flight 800 that exploded over the Atlantic shortly after takeoff, but she switched her ticket after having a premonition.
13. Bar Refaeli
Era: 1990s-present Known For: Covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (2009), Spokesperson for Moët & Chandon
Refaeli has been modeling since she was a little younger than eight months old. What were you doing at eight months old, slacker?! After taking over the fashion industry, a goal she had in mind since she was literally in diapers, the Israeli beauty is now focusing on an acting career.
12. Alessandra Ambrosio
Era: 2000s-present Known For: Victoria’s Secret Angel, Face of Next
Ambrosio’s last name should really be Ambrosia, considering she’s famous for being quite the eye candy. And she constantly keeps us satiated—with sexy lingerie pictures, no less.
11. Heidi Klum
Era: 1990s-present Known For: Victoria’s Secret Angel, Host of Project Runway, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl
And now, a brief history lesson of Heidi Klum’s heritage: Klum’s ancestry is rich with good looking ladies. In fact, they were so good looking that their last name was bestowed upon them. However, due to a censorship rule in the ’40s, an “L” was thrown in. But their family crest remains the same. Translated from its original German it reads, “Art thou in or art thou out?”
Disclaimer: None of this is true. But really, is there anything we don’t know about the world’s most popular supermodel of the moment?
10. Paulina Porizkova
Era: 1980s-1990s Known For: Covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (1984, 1985), Face of Oscar de la Renta, Versace, and Escada
Porizkova was a celebrity before she was even being considered to model clothes. After her parents fled Czechoslovakia because of the Warsaw Pact invasion, they thought Paulina could be brought out later. What followed was a seven-year split between Paulina and her parents and a surge of media attention surrounding the fight for her custody. Sometime after their reunion, when Paulina turned 18, her friend sent photos of her to Elite Modeling Agency hoping to be hired as a photographer. Instead, they signed Paulina as a model.
9. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Era: 2000s-present Known For: Face of Paul Smith, Burberry and Loewe, Spokesperson for Victoria’s Secret Pink Line
Former cover girl Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the only woman who could possibly replace Megan Fox in Transformers. While reviews of the film were scathing, we wonder how a director could go wrong when the opening shot of his movie is Whiteley’s butt. Literally, it’s the only thing we remember from it, Michael Bay.
8. Kate Upton
Era: Present Known For: Muse for Terry Richardson, Face of Beach Bunny Swimwear, Covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (2012)
For those of you who don’t know who Kate Upton is: Hello, the year is 2012, we hope the coma you were in wasn’t too inconvenient and we’re here to update you on what is important in our day and age. Kate Upton’s pretty much it.
7. Fernanda Tavares
Era: 1990s-2000s Known For: Face of Chloe and Guerlain
Gisele Bundchen’s BFF, Tavares, was paid over one million dollars to appear nude in her Guerlain ad. If that doesn’t speak enough about her hotness, we invite you to do a Google image search. One time, the Brazilian media criticized her for being in “poor shape” when she had cellulite at a fashion show. To which we’d respond, “Shut up Brazilian media, shut up. Don’t interrupt this.”
6. Esti Ginzburg
Era: Present Known For: Appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (2009, 2010, 2011)
Ginzburg’s feud with fellow Israeli model, Bar Refaeli, is legendary in the inner circles of the fashion world. What could the two models fight over? Well, it’s not as shallow as you probably assumed. Ginzburg criticized Refaeli for avoiding mandatory Israeli military service through a short-lived marriage to a family friend, while Ginzburg was proudly drafted in 2009, ending her service in 2011.
5. Gisele Bundchen
Era: 2000s-present Known For: Victoria’s Secret Angel, Walked Alexander McQueen’s rain-themed show in towering heels in 1998, Face of Dolce & Gabbana for 11 straight campaigns
Ah, Gisele. What could we possible say about her that hasn’t already been said? Let’s tick off the list: she’s regarded as the only “remaining supermodel,” married to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the highest paid model in the fashion industry, and she’s dubbed “the Boobs from Brazil”—she inspired 36,000 breast enhancement surgeries in Brazil in 2000 alone.
4. Claudia Schiffer
Era: 1980s-2000s Known For: Face of Guess?, Chanel and Yves St. Laurent
This household name rose to fame in the ’90s and quickly became one of the most ubiquitous models ever. Which explains why she’s so frequently stalked, including one guy who claimed the Pope told him to marry her.
3. Adriana Lima
Era: 2000s-present Known For: Victoria’s Secret Angel, Known as “the Catherine Zeta-Jones of Italy” for campaign with Telecom Italia Mobile, Face of Donna Karan and Guess?
The Brazilian bombshell is a good girl. She apparently attends Mass every Sunday, and in 2006, sparked men to have an obsession with her when she confessed she was a virgin and sex is for after marriage. Lima, the girl who’s considered the hottest Victoria’s Secret Angel of all time, successfully waited for the bling when she married NBA player Marko Jaric.
2. Cindy Crawford
Era: 1980s-1990s Known For: Host of MTV’s House of Style, Face of Halston and Pepsi,
Cindy Crawford is one model who simply cannot settle for not being the best. She changed the “All-American Girl” image from blonde hair and blue eyes to Cindy Crawford; she took Marilyn Monroe’s iconic mole and made it Cindy Crawford; she’s even invading your homes and making your furniture more like Cindy Crawford. From model to furniture designer, Crawford will not fail.
1. Kate Moss
Era: 1990s-2000s Known For: Face of Calvin Klein, Rimmel London and Topshop
While the poster child of heroin chic is a controversial figure, it’s undeniable how much she has affected pop culture as a whole. In the 1990s, Moss was an unstoppable force. She ruled over Calvin Klein, dated Johnny Depp, and partied until her heart was content. Nowadays, she’s still the Queen of Cool—just peep her Supreme ads.If you Like this 20 Hottest Super models of All Time article like and share it……. 🙂