Birth Date: December 25, 1968
Birth Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
Height: 5' 10"
Quote: "To tell you the truth, I've never weighed myself. When somebody
asks me my statistics or whatever I honestly don't know."
Helena Christensen Biography
Born on Christmas day in 1968 to a Danish father and Peruvian mother, Helena
grew up in Denmark. Her childhood interests included music and photography.
In 1986 she was selected as Miss Denmark and competed in the Miss Universe
pageant. Following this experience, Helena left her home for Paris at the
age of 18 to pursue a modeling career. There she excelled immediately, after
a shoot for Elle Magazine. A cover shoot by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue followed,
and within a short period, Helena was getting prominent contracts from leading
designers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Helena soon gained further media attention through her relationship with
rocker Michael Hutchence. She was frequently spotted with the late lead singer
of INXS in the pages of the tabloids.
However, while Hutchence's career was declining, Helena's was quickly rising.
For whatever reasons, the two grew apart after several years and went their
separate ways before Hutchence's death. Helena was later linked with actor
Leonardo DiCaprio and singer Billy Corgan in the gossip columns.
Following those rumored relationships, she dated writer/photographer Peter
Makebisch. Though they too have since broken up, she apparently left quite
a mark on Mr. Makebisch, as his arm bears a tattoo of the Danish supermodel.
Helena Christensen is certainly one of the leading supermodels of the 1990's.
She has had one of the most diverse careers of those belonging to this elite
group familiar to most everyone. A veteran of the fashion runways and trade
magazines, Helena is still one of the most in-demand models.
The leaders of the fashion world have endlessly showered praise about Helena's
captivating looks. The late designer Gianni Versace said she has the most
beautiful body. Karl Lagerferld described her as possessing a figure type
that's very rare. Nobody has better legs. John Galliano comments, she fills
clothes with life and fire.
Her great success has allowed Helena to be more selective about her work.
However, it is for her work for Victoria's Secret that she is perhaps best
known to most. She appears regularly in eveyone's favorite lingere company's
catalogs, as well as in televised ad campaigns, alongside other Victoria's
Secret models like Yasmeen Ghauri.
In addition to these more traditional modeling opportunities, Helena has
also worked in various film and television projects. These include: the MTV
fashion show Fashionably Loud, the 1992 independent film Inferno, and Chris
Isaak's hit music video Wicked Game.
Recently Helena has been seen prominently on American television in ads for
the lingerie company Victoria's Secret. As one of their signature Angels,
she shot several commercials with fellow models Stephanie Seymour, Karen Mulder,
Daniela Pestova, and Tyra
Helena maintains residences in New York, Monaco, and her native Copenhagen.
She turns up every so often in the New York social-life columns as having
attended events such as fundraisers, show openings, or movie premieres. Among
her closest friends are fellow models Claudia
Schiffer, Carla Bruni, Karen Mulder, and Eva Herzigova.
In an interview she listed that some of her interests including painting,
photography, interior decorating, and rock music. She also stated that real
life starts when I stop being a model and described having a family as a future
goal. But for now she remains a supermodel, much to the delight of fans around
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