Linda Evangelista

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Star on Mademoiselle C


5/10/1965, St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada

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  • Regarded world-wide as one of the most influential supermodels in the world, Linda Evangelista has carved out a powerful niche for herself atop the most influential catwalks. Born to a middle class Italian family in industrial St. Catherine's, Ontario, Linda was spotted by a top modelling scout after losing the Ms. Niagra pageant in nearby Niagra Falls, Ontario. After instant success in Paris and Milan, she broke out in New York City with a vengeance. After countless magazine covers, Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle among them, and advertising campaigns Linda's career fell into a state of purgatory. She soon married Gerald Marie, the head of the Elite modeling agency in Europe. In the early 1990's, Linda divorced Marie and re-emerged with several bold new hairstyles, leading editors to dub her "The Chameleon." Thanks to her savvy, Linda has remained a top model while many of her contemporaries have faded into oblivion. Linda resides in New York, Paris and Ibiza.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Linda Evangelista



    Birth Place:

    St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada

    Also Known As

    Linda Evangelista-Marie

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  • Quotes (8)

    • Linda: (on not worrying about pregnancy affecting her figure) I'm doing everything to go through this as smoothly as possible. I'm either doing yoga or exercising every day.

    • Linda: I use Botox, and I'm not afraid to say it, though I do like to keep some movement in my face. For me, it's just enhancement, like hair colour or make-up or any other tricks you can do to make yourself feel better.

    • Linda: I don't diet. I just don't eat as much as I'd like to.

    • Linda: People think modelling's mindless, that you just stand there and pose, but it doesn't have to be that way. I like to have a lot of input. I know how to wear a dress, whether it should be shot with me standing or sitting.

    • Linda: There was a time when everyone remembered that stupid thing about me not getting out of bed for less than $10,000 a day. These days, it's far more important to me that I'm part of a team which raises over $1 million a month for Aids. I'm much more proud of that, than that other old quote.

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    • In October 2006, Linda gave birth to her first child, a son named Augustin James. In March 2007, it was revealed that Linda was pregnant with her second child. Linda had been dating billionaire Peter Morton for six months at the time. The couple moved into a LA mansion together after dating for just three months.

    • In Portuguese and Spanish, Linda's name means "beautiful" or "pretty".

    • Linda was married to Gerald Marie from July 1987, divorcing him in 1993.

    • Linda has the same birthday as Hélio Castroneves, Sid Vicious and Mark David Chapman.

    • Linda has four dogs - Enzo, Coco, Willy, and Willow Flower.

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