Linda Evangelista, you might not have heard of the name yet, but it’s a pretty given fact that you’ve seen her face. That is if you’re old enough to have done so. Widely known as one of the most recognizable supermodels of the 90s era, Evangelista has appeared in more than 700 magazine covers. The Canadian fashion model has been the face of cosmetics companies like Revlon and Versace. How’s that for a model?
Evangelista’s hairstyles and combination of colors has caused widespread hair trends for women across the world. With so much more to know about the internationally-known model, here’s everything about Linda Evangelista.
Linda Evangelista, born on the 10th of May, 1965, in Canada, was born to a simple family composed of her father Tomaso Evangelista, her mother Marisa Evangelista, and an older and younger brother. As for her education, Linda studied at the Denis Morris Catholic High School in Ontario. After finding out about her passion for fashion, Evangelista was enrolled in a local modeling school at a young age of 12 years old.
Career and Net Worth:
Evangelista is a Canadian supermodel, entrepreneur, and actress. The 90s era proved to be when her career was taking off––being considered as the highest-paid and most popular model in the whole world.
Her modeling career started when she participated in Miss Teen Nigeria in 1978. Despite not winning the contest, she was, however, discovered by the Elite Model Agency. Soon enough, she moved to New York City and signed a contract to work for the agency. Eventually, she moved to Paris to continue her modeling career and journey to the top.
While pursuing her career, she worked extensively with fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh––the main reason why Evangelista decided to sport a short haircut. Nowadays, the haircut has been her signature look and clearly pushed her to the top of the modeling game. In the January 1990 Vogue cover, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, and herself were making headlines and were considered to be the ‘Original Big 5 Supermodels’ of the 90s.
Apart from being a model, Evangelista has also appeared on TV––playing small roles in movies and series like The Loss of Sexual Innocence, Ready To Wear, and Sex and the City.
Her net worth stands at $40 million throughout her modeling career.
One of the biggest models to ever grace the field, Linda Evangelista has proven herself worthy to become a part of the list of names included in the scene’s Hall of Fame. From posing for Vogue and some of the largest brands known to man, Evangelista has certainly made a name for herself despite the slow start to her modeling career.
During an interview for Vogue magazine in 1990, she said that phrase: “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.” The quote has become famous––even being used in 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Brad Pitt saying that he won’t wake up for less than half a million dollars. And that, people, says something about how influential she is––even as a model.