Birth Date: January 14, 1979
Birth Place: Manchester, U.K.
Height: 5' 10"
Quote: "At school I got harassed so badly for being too tall, too thin, too pale - too everything that has gotten me where I am now, which is quite ironic."
Karen Elson Biography
Karen Elson is a leading British model of the era. Initially spotted in the street in her hometown of Bolton, near Manchester in the North of England, it was a chance introduction to Steven Meisel in Milan that began her very singular career. Under Meisel's influence Elson created an incredibly distinctive look - which included the removal of her eyebrows, a severe hair cut, and flaming red hair colour. Ever since this look has been her trademark, earning her the nickname 'beautiful freak', and putting her at the forefront of the trend for unusual beauty. Before she was twenty Elson had been the face of Channel, Gucci, Valentino and Versace. She has been photographed by international greats such as Peter Lindberg, Mario Testino, Craig McDean Karl Largerfield, Nick Knight, Bruce Webber and Richard Avendon.
Karen married musician Jack White on June 1, 2005.