Birth Date: September 14, 1978
Birth Place: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 5' 11"
Carmen Kass Biography
Carmen Kass was born September 14, 1978, in Tallinn, Estonia. Raised by her mother in Paide, the blue-eyed brunette won the Miss Paide crown and secured her royal position as Miss Jrvamma afterwards.
At 14 Carmen was discovered in a supermarket in Tallinn by an Italian modeling scout. She was ready to set her sights higher and go for the Miss Estonia title, but the offer to fly to Milan to jump start a modeling career seemed like a more glamorous and lucrative option. Despite her mother's disapproval of Carmen being whisked away to Milan, Carmen found a way to go by forging her mother's signature of approval. Carmen was off to Milan for the next three months, ready to start her career as one of today's supermodels.
After being represented in her native Estonia by a small agency called Baltic Models, Carmen moved to Paris at the age of 18. There, she received exposure on the cover of magazines worldwide, namely L'Officiel and Vogue (France) in 1997, Elle (Australia), Image (UK), Madame Figaro, Numero France, Vogue (France), and Vogue (US) in 1999.
In 1999, Carmen was one of the fashion runways' hottest commodities. She strutted down the catwalks for the top designers in the world such as: Alberta Ferretti, Anna Sui, BCBG, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Christian Dior, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Gucci, Jill Stuart, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Moschino, Nicole Miller, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Gianni Versace, Louis Vuitton, and Valentino. She has also posed in advertisements for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Donna Karan, General Motors, Guy Laroche, Krizia, and Versace. Carmen is presently a spokesperson for Sephora, one of the world's leading cosmetics retailers, and the Christian Dior perfume, "J'adore."
Presently residing in New York, Carmen has become a staple for the two biggest American fashion magazines, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Carmen is represented by "Women" in New York, and "City" in Paris, while she has reportedly bought part of her first agency, "Baltic Models."
When she's not cuddling up to her public relations/marketing boyfriend, Richie Akiva, Carmen keeps herself busy with sports and exercise, horseback riding, obsessively checking her email, and playing chess.
Carmen Kass Filmography
Täna öösel me ei maga (2004) .... Alis
... aka Set Point (International: English title)
... aka We Will Not Sleep Tonight (literal English title)
Point&Shoot (2004) .... Carmen
Welcome to America (2002) .... Prof. Kaia Hiiernum
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