Natalia Vodianova at 19 was chosen as the face of the Gucci perfume and later worked with Rocco Barocco, Calvin Klein, also taking part in the Roman Coppola CQ film, with Billy Zane. Later she appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Allure, and Elle, and, with the campaigns of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, and Miss Sixty in her resume, Vodianova became a true top model. Among the many campaigns that made her famous we remember the Shalimar perfume campaign by Guerlain, photographed by Paolo Roversi. Always for Roversi she posed for some famous nude photos.
In 2009 she was called by the first Russian television network to conduct the semifinals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 from the Moscow Olympic Arena; the transmission, among the most followed in Europe, has recorded over 150 million viewers. In December she participates, together with other colleagues, in a particular editorial of Vogue Italia dedicated to the Twitter microblogging platform: the photos, by Steven Meisel, are taken in low quality to emulate the posts of the users of the famous social network.
In 2009, according to Forbes magazine, Natalia Vodianova was the seventh highest paid model in the world. In 2012 it was included in third place, with a profit of 8.6 million dollars. In 2002 she took part in the video of I Get Along by Pet Shop Boys. In 2013s he has a role in the film Belle du Seigneur, where she plays Ariane. In 2015 she is included by Forbes magazine in fifth place among the highest paid models, with a gain of 7 million dollars. The following year it was for the fifth time among the protagonists of the Pirelli Calendar, after the 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2015 editions, and was again included, by Forbes magazine, in eighth place among the highest paid models, with a gain of 5.5 million dollars, ex aequo with the model Lara Stone.
Her Naked Heart Foundation was founded in 2004 following the Beslan tragedy, with the initial aim of building modern playgrounds in problematic urban areas across Russia, and then helping children with special learning projects and also educating children families and teachers dealing with these children in difficulty (physical or mental); today it is also expanding in South America.
In 2015 she launches the Elbi philanthropic app, a platform that allows you to carry out a “micro-charity“: for each specific project proposed by the authorized charitable organizations present on the platform, you can donate: time, supporting thoughts or financial contributions (starting from one euro/dollar/pound).
In August 2015, Natalja denounced the discriminatory behavior of the owner of a bar of Nizhny Novgorod, who kicked out (then also intervening the local police) his 27-year-old sister Oksana, suffering from autism and cerebral palsy, and her companion from local, accusing her of driving away clients due to her condition.
2019 Cannes Film Festival
In November 2001 she married civilly Lord Justin Portman, an English millionaire, at the eighth month of pregnancy. December 22, 2001, gives birth to the first child, Lucas. In September 2002 the couple celebrated religious marriage in St. Petersburg. The couple had two other children: Neva, born March 24, 2006, and Viktor, born September 13, 2007. In June 2011 the two announced the separation.
In 2011 she announced his relationship with Antoine Arnault, son of the founder of LVMH Bernard Arnault, director and managing director of the Berluti brand.
The couple has two children, Maxim, born May 2, 2014, and Roman, born May 8, 2016.
She was born Gorky, Russian SFSR, the Soviet Union on 28 February 1982.
CQ, directed by Roman Coppola (2001)
Clash of the Titans, directed by Louis Leterrier (2010)
Belle du Seigneur, directed by Glenio Bonder (2013)
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