The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Brazilian Models of all time. This list of famous Brazilian Models is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Brazilian Models.
With an HPI of 64.99, Gisele Bündchen is the most famous Brazilian Model. Her biography has been translated into 69 different languages on wikipedia.
Gisele Caroline Bündchen (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiˈzɛli ˈbĩtʃẽ], German: [ˈbʏntçn̩], born 20 July 1980) is a Brazilian fashion model. Since 2001, she has been one of the highest-paid models in the world. In 2007, Bündchen was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry and earned the top spot on Forbes top-earning models list in 2012. In 2014, she was listed as the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes.Vogue credited Bündchen with ending the heroin chic era of modeling in 1999. Bündchen was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1999 until 2006. She is credited with pioneering and popularizing the horse walk, a stomping movement created by a model lifting her knees high and kicking her feet to step. In 2007, Claudia Schiffer called Bündchen the only remaining supermodel. Bündchen has appeared on more than 1,200 magazine covers.Bündchen was nominated for Choice Movie Female Breakout Star and for Choice Movie Villain at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards for her supporting role in Taxi (2004). She had a supporting role in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and was the executive producer of an educational environmental cartoon, Gisele & the Green Team, in 2010 to 2011. In 2016, she appeared in the Emmy award-winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, in the episode "Fueling the Fire". Bündchen's charitable endeavors include Save the Children, Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. She has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program since 2009.
With an HPI of 64.61, Adriana Lima is the 2nd most famous Brazilian Model. Her biography has been translated into 60 different languages.
Adriana Lima (Portuguese pronunciation: [adɾiˈãnɐ ˈlimɐ]; born 12 June 1981) is a Brazilian model and actress, known for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1999 to 2018. She was the longest-running model and named "the most valuable Victoria's Secret Angel" in 2017. She is also known as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics since 2003, and for her Super Bowl and Kia Motors commercials. At age 15, Lima won Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" competition, and took second place the following year in the Ford "Supermodel of the World" competition before signing with Elite Model Management in New York City. Lima is currently ranked by models.com as one of the "New Supers". Since 2014, Lima has been the world's second highest-paid model. In 2012, she came in 4th place on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $7.3 million in one year. In 2013, she came in 3rd place and in 2014 she came in 2nd place with earnings of $8 million. In 2015, she came in 2nd place with earnings of $9 million. In 2016, she kept the second place with earnings of US$10.5 million.Lima has served as brand ambassador for the clothing brand Desigual based in Barcelona, Spain, for the Beachwear collection of Italian brand Calzedonia, and for the ready-to-wear collection of Italian brand Sportmax. She is currently an ambassador for IWC, Puma, Maybelline, and Chopard.
With an HPI of 59.09, Alessandra Ambrosio is the 3rd most famous Brazilian Model. Her biography has been translated into 52 different languages.
Alessandra Corine Ambrósio (Brazilian Portuguese: [aleˈsɐ̃dɾɐ ɐ̃ˈbɾɔzju]; born 11 April 1981) is a Brazilian-American model, actress, fashion designer, businesswoman and television personality. She is known for her work with Victoria's Secret and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company's PINK line. Ambrosio was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 2004 to 2017 and has modeled for fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Next. Ambrosio was ranked number five on Forbes' list of the highest-paid models, estimated to have earned $6.6 million every year. She is often cited by the popular media as one of the world's sexiest women. As an "Angel", she was chosen as one of People magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People in the World" in May 2007. Ambrosio is considered one of the icons in the fashion industry models.com.
With an HPI of 55.89, Izabel Goulart is the 4th most famous Brazilian Model. Her biography has been translated into 27 different languages.
Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado (born 23 October 1984) is a Brazilian fashion model. She is best known as having been one of the Victoria's Secret Angels from 2005 to 2008 and for her work with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and Armani Exchange.
With an HPI of 55.73, Daniella Cicarelli is the 5th most famous Brazilian Model. Her biography has been translated into 17 different languages.
Daniella Cicarelli Lemos is a Brazilian former model and TV show hostess for MTV Brasil's Beija Sapo. She was engaged to Brazilian footballer Ronaldo for three months in 2005.
With an HPI of 53.83, Ana Beatriz Barros is the 6th most famous Brazilian Model. Her biography has been translated into 29 different languages.
Ana Beatriz Barros (born 29 May 1982) is a Brazilian model, known for her multiple appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for her work with Intimissimi, GUESS, Bebe, Victoria's Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez's JLO fashion line.
With an HPI of 52.26, Isabeli Fontana is the 7th most famous Brazilian Model. Her biography has been translated into 19 different languages.
Isabeli Bergossi Fontana (born 4 July 1983) is a Brazilian model known for her work with brands like Victoria's Secret.
With an HPI of 51.09, Francisco Lachowski is the 8th most famous Brazilian Model. His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.
Francisco Lachowski (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɾɐ̃ˈsisku lɐˈʃɔviski], Polish: [laˈxɔfskʲi]; born 13 May 1991) is a Brazilian model. He has been featured in advertisements for a number of notable brands, including Dior Homme, Balmain, Hugo Boss, Etro, L'Oréal, Armani Exchange, H&M, and Tommy Hilfiger. Described as an "übermodel" by Vogue and a "male model legend" by W, Lachowski has been ranked as a top 'Industry Icon' and one of the 'Sexiest Men' by models.com since 2015.
With an HPI of 51.04, Michelle Alves is the 9th most famous Brazilian Model. Her biography has been translated into 16 different languages.
Michelle Kristine da Silva Alves (born September 19, 1978) is a Brazilian model.
With an HPI of 50.10, Fernanda Lima is the 10th most famous Brazilian Model. Her biography has been translated into 26 different languages.
Fernanda Cama Pereira Lima (Portuguese pronunciation: [feɾˈnɐ̃dɐ ˈkɐ̃mɐ peˈɾejɾɐ ˈɫĩmɐ], born June 25, 1977) is a Brazilian actress, model, and television host. In spite of a short career in film and telenovelas, she has established herself in popular culture, as a host to a variety of shows on MTV Brasil, Rede TV!, and Globo TV. In 2014, she has been contracted by FIFA to be the muse of the World Cup and of the Ballon d'Or.
Pantheon has 18 people classified as models born between 1977 and 1991. Of these 18, 17 (94.44%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living models include Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima, and Alessandra Ambrosio. The most famous deceased models include Ana Carolina Reston. As of October 2020, 1 new models have been added to Pantheon including Michelle Alves.
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