The most famous models in the world then and now

August 25 Claudia Schiffer - the youngest of the so-called "first supermodel," which appeared in the late 80s - early 90s - turned 40. In honor of this momentous event, we decided to take a look at six of the most famous models in the world then and now.

A party in honor of the birthday of Claudia Schiffer. (Richard Corkery / NY Daily News Archive via Getty)

Then: Leggy blonde Australian Elle Macpherson appeared on the cover of the issues of the magazine «Sports Illustrated», devoted swimsuit record number of times - 5. She also walked the runway for designers such as Azzedine Alaia and John Galliano. (Courtesy of Sports Illustrated)

Now the collection of underwear former supermodel-turned-entrepreneur 47-year-old Elle Macpherson enjoys wide popularity, it can be found in such shopping centers as «Bloomindales», «Saks Fifth Avenue» and «Neiman Marcus». She also released a line of care products for skin, called «The Body» («Body"), and has recently become the leading show "Top Model in English." In March of this year, Elle Macpherson triumphantly returned to the podium, closing fashion show of Louis Vuitton Fall 2010. (Florian Seefried / Getty / Dominique Charriau / WireImage)

Then: future Canadian model Linda Evangelista lit beauty contest Miss young Niagara in 1978, where it was noticed by an agent searching for new talent. Ten years later, she lost some orders, has cut his hair when 2The boy ", but it is constantly changing hairstyle soon became its hallmark. Being a person of "Revlon", Donna Karan and Versace, she became famous for his phrase that she and her fellow supermodels "do not get out of bed for less than $ 10 000 a day." (Ron Galella / WireImage; Les Stone; Ben Coster / Retna; Ron Galella, Ltd. / WireImage /)


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