Marisa Miller

Marisa Miller


8/6/1978, Santa Cruz, California (USA)

Birth Name

Marisa Lee Bertetta



Also Known As

Marissa Bertetta, Marisa Lee Miller
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User Rating
32 votes


Marisa Miller gained fame as a model in the premiere issue of Perfect 10 magazine in 1997. She was ranked third (behind Ashley Degenford and Monica Hansen), but was featured in subsequent issues, adding to her popularity. Unlike most models who begin their careers with nude photo shoots,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Victoria's Secret Angel Marissa Miller will be wearing a $3 million diamond-studded bra created by Damiani, called The Fantasy Bra in VS's 2009 show.

    • From all the places Marisa has visited, Fiji and St. Barts are her favorites.

    • Marisa's biggest dietary weakness is ice cream.

    • Marisa has developed a shoe line of her own, together with Vans, a Southern California based manufacturer of sneakers for young surfers and skateboarders.

    • Marisa Miller is an Ambassador for the American Cancer Society and supports also Young Survival Coalition, which promotes breast cancer awareness among young women.

    • Marisa Miller has appeared in ads for Andrew Marc, Calzedonia, Harley Davidson, J.Crew, Michael Stars, Nordstrom, Tommy Hillfiger, True Religion, Victoria's Secret.

    • In November 2007, the Victoria's Secret Angels, including Marisa Miller, received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    • Marisa Miller's List Appearances/Rankings/Titles:

      2012 - No. 56,'s Top 99 Women
      2011 - No. 7,'s 100 Sexiest Women
      2011 - No. 18,'s Top 99 Women
      2011 - No. 11,'s 100 Hottest Women of 2011
      - No. 1, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2010 - No. 10, Maxim's Hot 100 Women
      2010 - No. 13, on's Leaderboard
      2010 - No. 3,'s 100 Sexiest Women
      2010 - No. 5,'s 100 Hottest Women of 2010
      2010 - No. 2,'s Top 99 Women
      2009 - No. 11, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women
      2009 - No. 18, Maxim Magazine's Hot 100
      2009 - No. 42,'s 100 Sexiest Women in The World
      - No. 3,'s Top 99 Women
      2009 - No. 20,'s 100 Hottest Blondes
      2009 - No. 74,'s 100 Hottest Women of 2009
      - No. 1, Maxim's Hot 100 Women
      2008 - No. 8,'s 20 Sexiest Models
      2008 - No. 9,'s Top 99 Women
      2008 - No. 53, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women
      2007 - No. 10, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women
      2007 - No. 12,'s Top 99 Women
      2006 - No. 14,'s Top 99 Women
      2005 - No. 88,'s Top 99 Women

    • Marisa was in every issue of Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition since 2002 and appeared on the cover on the 2008 issue. There is also a Sports Illustrated The Best of Marisa Miller 2009 Calendar.

    • Marisa was the 2007 and 2008 winner of The Best Damn Sports Show Period Smokin' 16 contest.

    • The first music concert she went to was Boyz II Men when she was in seventh grade.

    • Marisa is friends with Brandon Boyd and Mike Einziger from the band Incubus.

    • Marisa enjoys performing domestic chores such as grocery shopping and laundry.

    • Marisa has a small white birthmark on her lower back.

    • Marisa enjoys watching movies. Some of her best-loved include Step Into Liquid, The Notebook and Searching for Tom Curren.

    • Marisa uses Channel Island surfboards.

    • Marisa loves music and likes to listen to AC/DC, blink-182, Linkin Park, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Guns N Roses, The Killers and Pink Floyd.

    • Marisa's hobbies include cooking, riding horses and dancing.

    • Marisa's measurements are 34-23-35.

    • Marisa was featured in the September 2006 edition of Stuff magazine.

    • Marisa's hobbies include watching football, muscle cars and cooking.

    • She has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Fitness and Shape.

    • Marisa weighs 110 lbs.

    • Marisa now lives in Calabasas, a city located in Los Angeles County, California.

    • She was discovered by fashion photographer Mario Testino.

    • Her mother encouraged her to pursue modeling.

    • She has said that she would like to be a sportscaster.

    • She has modeled for Victoria's Secret.

    • She appeared nude in the premiere issue of Perfect 10 magazine. It was her first modeling job.

    • She is an avid surfer.

    • She wears size 7 (US) shoes.

    • Her dress size is 2 (US).

    • Marisa has hazel colored eyes.

    • She is a natural blonde.

    • Marisa is 5'8" (1.73 m) tall.

    • Marisa Miller grew up in Aptos. She went to high school there and at Monte Vista Christian in Watsonville, Santa Cruz. She played volleyball and was an outside hitter on the high school's team.

  • Quotes

    • Marissa: (Being asked what she sleeps in) I don't really like to sleep in anything. Except if it's cold. Then I love the Victoria's Secret flannel pajamas. It's all or nothing!

    • Marisa: It's awesome to be on the list again! I've had such an amazing year and to know that I have fans that care enough to vote and support me is really flattering.

    • Marisa: (Talking about her body painting artwork in Sports Illustrated) It's a pretty unique experience, and they only select a few girls to do that in every issue. But it's a challenging day in a lot of ways. Some of the suits take like, 16 hours to paint. Then there's the obvious fact that you don't have any clothes on. It's a little challenging, but the end result is cool.

    • Marisa: Recently, I was on a cover and my dad was so excited that he bought three copies of the magazine at the grocery store. The woman at the checkout looked at him like he was a total pervert. My dad was like, "No! That's my daughter on the cover!' And she was like, "Uh-huh..."

    • Marisa: (Being asked what people don't know about her) I'm very down-to-earth and approachable, and I can be one of the guys and watch sports… I like to cook -- I'm like the girl next door.

    • Marisa: Loyalty is huge for me. I would do anything for the people I love and they have to have my back too. Honesty. Genuineness. And I love affection! Not necessarily always physical, I just like warm friendly people. Smiles and hugs!

    • Marisa: (Giving advice to aspiring models) Stay grounded. It's just your looks. Be appreciative. It doesn't last forever. Have fun and be happy!

    • Marisa: I'm a little shy and unassuming, which might be hard to believe with my job, so I don't have to quite become another person out there but I have to think about letting it all go. My last outfit was a black velvet one-piece with pink feathers on the back. I had to show the camera my tailfeathers, so I did give a little spin.

    • Marissa: (on modeling) I get a kick out of it, but it would be stupid to let it go to my head. It's modeling, I didn't find the cure for cancer.

    • Marisa: I have a very strong faith in God.

    • Marisa: Surfing has become almost an addiction at this point. The more I do it, the stronger the need becomes.

    • Marisa: The first thing I do every morning is go online to check the surf. If the waves are good, I'll go surf. The beach is 10 minutes away.