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25 most popular supermodels of all time

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25 most popular supermodels of all time

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25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #25: Cara Delevingne

Main era: 2011 to present Highlights: Named "Model of the Year" at the 2012 British Fashion Awards; became Karl Lagerfeld's muse in 2014. GALLERY: 10 It models who dominated the Spring 2015 runways

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #24: Twiggy

Main era: 1960s Highlights: Named “The Face of 1966” by The Daily Express; titled British Woman of the Year in 1966. GALLERY: How to dress like an off-duty model

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #23: Tyra Banks

Main era: Early 1990s to early 2000s Highlights: First African American woman to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and GQ; host of cult fave America’s Next Top Model, which introduces the term “smizing” to the lexicon. GALLERY: '90s pop icons on the runway

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Images for Tyra Banks Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #22: Kate Upton

Main era: Late 2000s to present Highlights: Shot to stardom when a YouTube video of her doing “the dougie” went viral in 2011; appeared on Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover two years in a row; nabbed the coveted 100th anniversary cover of Vanity Fair. GALLERY: Hollywood's most beautiful celebrities

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Images for Sports Illustrated Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top model of all time #21: Karlie Kloss

Main era: Late 2000s to present Highlights: Walked 64 shows during the 2008 season; named “Best Model” by People in 2008; became the first Victoria’s Secret Angel with short hair. GALLERY: Best short celebrity hairstyles

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Images for Target Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #20: Miranda Kerr

Main era: 2000s to present Highlights: First Australian model to sign a contract with Victoria’s Secret in 2007; developed original skin care line—Kora Organics—in 2009; married—then divorced—Orlando Bloom. MUST-READ: A day in the life of three Victoria's Secret Angels

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #19: Coco Rocha

Main era: Mid 2000s Highlights: Canadian superstar who opened Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fall 2007 show by Irish dancing down the runway; appeared as a judge on The Face with Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova; has spoken out about the dangers of the modelling industry. GALLERY: Canadian models on the most beautiful

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Imaxtree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #18: Joan Smalls

Main era: Late 2000s to present Highlights: Ranked #1 on models.com since 2012; became the first Latina face of Estée Lauder Cosmetics; won 2012 "Model of the Year" honour at the 9th annual Style Awards. GALLERY: 20 best dressed women of all time

By: Sarah Thompson Source: FilmMagic Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #17: Lauren Hutton

Main era: ‘70s Highlights: Became known for her signature gap-tooth smile; in 1974, signed a million dollar Revlon contract; posed nude for Big magazine at age 61. GALLERY: Top 10 celebrity style must haves

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #16: Arizona Muse

Main era: Late 2000s to present Highlights: Currently ranked #12 on model.com’s list of "Top 50 Models;" featured in recent ad campaigns for Prada, Louis Vuitton and Fendi. GALLERY: Red carpet style stars to watch 2015

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #15: Lindsey Wixson

Main era: Late 2000s to present Highlights: Quickly became a cult fave model due in part to her dimples and gapped teeth; appeared in campaigns for Miu Miu, Prada and H&M; designer Jason Wu made her prom dress in 2011. GALLERY: 20+ best celebrity hairstyles

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Imaxtree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #14: Veruschka von Lehndorff

Main era: Mid ‘60s to mid ‘70s Highlights: Was a favourite model of legendary editor Diana Vreeland; had a five-minute cameo in the 1966 cult film Blow Up; modelled for Giles Deacon at age 71. GALLERY: 10 celebrities with near-perfect skin

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #13: Christie Brinkley

Era: Mid ‘70s to late ‘80s Highlights: Spent 25 years as the face of CoverGirl (the longest contract of any model in history); made a memorable cameo as “the girl in the red Ferrari” in National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983). GALLERY: The best celebrity updos

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #12: Adriana Lima

Main era: 2000s Highlights: Finished second place in Ford’s “Supermodel of the World” competition in 1996; has been a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2000. GALLERY: Celebrity smoky eye inspirations

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #11: Claudia Schiffer

Main era: The ‘90s Highlights: Appeared on the cover of over 500 magazines throughout her career; starred in campaigns for Guess and Revlon; is now the creative director of Claudia Schiffer Cashmere. GALLERY: 20+ most iconic red carpet dresses

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #10: Jerry Hall

Main era: 1970s Highlights: Appeared as a mermaid on the cover of Roxy Music’s 1975 Siren album; posed for legendary photogs like Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton; known for her multi-decade, high-glamour, high-profile relationship with Mick Jagger. GALLERY: Best and worst celebrity selfies

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #9: Heidi Klum

Main era: Mid ‘90s to mid 2000s Highlights: Host and judge of Project Runway; first German model to become a Victoria's Secret Angel. GALLERY: Celebrity workwear inspiration

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top model of all time #8: Cindy Crawford

Main era: Late ‘80s to late ‘90s Highlights: Named “Highest Paid Model on the Planet” by Forbes in 1995; earned mainstream success through an iconic Pepsi commercial; recognized for the signature mole above her lip. GALLERY: Most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #7: Elle MacPherson

Main era: Mid ‘80s to mid ‘90s Highlights: Landed a record five covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue; nicknamed “The Body”; founder of hugely successful lingerie line Elle MacPherson Intimates. MUST-READ: Our exclusive fashion designer interviews

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #6: Jean Shrimpton

Main era: 1960s Highlights: Nicknamed “The Shrimp” for her slim figure; known as a mod symbol of Swinging London; credited with bringing the miniskirt to prominence in 1965. GALLERY: Top 10 iconic movie dresses

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #5: Naomi Campbell

Main era: Late ‘80s to late ‘90s Highlights: Declared “Supermodel of the Era” by TIME Magazine in 1998; with Christy Turlington and Linda Evanglista became known as the “Trinity”. MUST-READ: An oral history of the '90s supermodels

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #4: Linda Evangelista

Main era: 1990s Highlights: Canada’s most legendary model; referred to as "The Chameleon" for her ever-evolving hairstyle and ability to disappear into a character in front of the camera; has appeared on more than 600 magazine covers; will be haunted by her joking quote “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day” which seemed to symbolize ‘90s supermodel exces.. GALLERY: Top 10 '90s supermodels

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #3: Christy Turlington

Main era: Early '90s to late 2000s Highlights: Represented Calvin Klein from 1987 to 2007; posed nude for a controversial PETA poster that read "I'd rather go naked than wear fur"; brought the navel piercing to fame in 1993; starred in the fashion film Catwalk; featured in Isaac Mizrahi's documentary Unzipped. MUST-READ: A '90s grunge-era fashion memory

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #2: Gisele Bündchen

Main era: Early 2000s to present Highlights: Kick-started the wave of Brazilian supes, as the austerity of the ‘90s gave way to vitality and curves; invented the "horse walk"—a stomping runway move; dated Leo diCaprio before marrying Tom Brady. GALLERY: Off-duty model style (Victoria's Secret edition)

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Imaxtree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

25 most popular supermodels of all time

Top supermodel of all time #1: Kate Moss

Main era: Early ‘90s to present Highlights: Became poster child for ‘90s grunge heroin chic movement; sparked controversy during an interview with WWD in saying, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”; posed for artists Lucian Freud and Chuck Close. GALLERY: Best fashion looks from Kate Moss

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Getty Images for Rimmel Credits: ELLE Canada
 
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25 most popular supermodels of all time