The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Models of all time. This list of famous 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 Models.
With an HPI of 52.48, Adriana Lima is the most famous Model. Her biography has been translated into 63 different languages on wikipedia.
Adriana Lima (Portuguese pronunciation: [adɾiˈãnɐ ˈlimɐ]; born 12 June 1981) is a Brazilian model, 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 52.45, Gisele Bündchen is the 2nd most famous Model. Her biography has been translated into 73 different languages.
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 46.55, Alessandra Ambrosio is the 3rd most famous Model. Her biography has been translated into 54 different languages.
Alessandra Corine Ambrósio (Brazilian Portuguese: [aleˈsɐ̃dɾɐ ɐ̃ˈbɾɔzju]; born 11 April 1981) is a Brazilian 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 41.79, Izabel Goulart is the 4th most famous Model. Her biography has been translated into 28 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 40.45, Daniella Cicarelli is the 5th most famous 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 38.63, Ana Beatriz Barros is the 6th most famous Model. Her biography has been translated into 31 different languages.
Ana Beatriz Barros El Chiaty (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 36.75, Isabeli Fontana is the 7th most famous 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 35.60, Fernanda Lima is the 8th most famous Model. Her biography has been translated into 25 different languages.
Fernanda Cama Pereira Lima (Portuguese pronunciation: [feɾˈnɐ̃dɐ ˈkɐ̃mɐ peˈɾejɾɐ ˈɫĩmɐ]; born 25 June 1977) is a Brazilian television presenter, actress, and model. 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 TV Globo. In 2014, she has been contracted by FIFA to be the muse of the World Cup and of the Ballon d'Or.
With an HPI of 35.33, Francisco Lachowski is the 9th most famous 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 fashion 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.He has ranked #2 on Male Model Scene Top 30 Male Models list.
With an HPI of 33.53, Michelle Alves is the 10th most famous Model. Her biography has been translated into 17 different languages.
Michelle Kristine da Silva Alves (born September 19, 1978) is a Brazilian model.
Pantheon has 19 people classified as models born between 1977 and 1991. Of these 19, 18 (94.74%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living models include Adriana Lima, Gisele Bündchen, and Alessandra Ambrosio. The most famous deceased models include Ana Carolina Reston. As of April 2022, 1 new models have been added to Pantheon including Dewi Sandra.
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