Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Co. - that's what became of the supermodels of the 90s


Writed by - Andy Gocker
  Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista were THE supermodels of the 90s
Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista were THE supermodels of the 90s © picture alliance

The fashion world is in shock! Tatjana Patitz died at the age of 56. Born in Hamburg, she lost the fight against cancer. In the 80's and 90's Tatyana belonged next to Cindy Crawford (56) , Claudia Schiffer (52) , Naomi Campbell (52) , Christy Turlington (54), Linda Evangelista (57) one of the most successful supermodels in the world. They were the prettiest of the beautiful – the queens of the catwalk and the muses of fashion designers. Here we show what has become of the icons of yesteryear.

Models became superstars in the 90s

The 90s were a wild decade of superlatives. The superstars of the 80s became megastars right away – and ordinary models became supermodels. Whereas in earlier decades it was usually simply beautiful people who presented beautiful dresses, the ladies suddenly achieved real cult status and became sought-after stars. The supermodels of the 90s made millions - mainly from advertising contracts, film roles and appearances in music videos.

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Cindy Crawford

With an estimated annual income of almost seven million, Cindy Crawford was the highest paid model in the world in the mid-90s. Her even features and the small beauty mark at the corner of her mouth earned her countless jobs. She had her breakthrough with the legendary photo shoot by Peter Lindbergh in New York. After that, however, she became famous mainly with her fitness videos, which were booming at the time.

In 2000, Cindy gave up her modeling career and devoted herself to planning a family. She got it with her husband Rande Gerber (60). Sohn Presley Walker (23) and daughter Kaia . The 21-year-old Cindy has not inherited her famous trademark, but the model gene. Because Kaia is super successful herself today. Mama Cindy now prefers to concentrate on selected campaigns and is rarely in front of the camera.

Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer has it too in the 90s Made it all the way to the top: With the sex appeal of Brigitte Bardot, blonde mane and perfect proportions, the lawyer's daughter from Rheinberg took the fashion industry by storm. She was discovered by a talent scout at a discotheque near her hometown, and things just went from there in quick succession. One of her greatest admirers was the designer, who died in February 2019 Karl Lagerfeld (†85) .

In the early 2000s, Claudia retired from modeling to spend more time with her family. She has been married to British film producer Matthew Vaughn (51) since 2002. The couple have three children (Caspar, Clementine and Cosima) and live in London. We still see Claudia on advertising posters from time to time.

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Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell is one of the most famous supermodels to date. The Brit with Jamaican roots was discovered in the mid-1980s. Her breakthrough came in 1988 when she became the first black model to grace the cover of French Vogue. She has also appeared in numerous well-known music videos, such as Madonna's 'Erotica' and Michael Jackson's 'In the Closet'.

Naomi is known for her outbursts of anger and she made headlines with various scandals. But that doesn't diminish their continued success in the least. She can still be seen on numerous covers, campaigns and catwalks. In 2021, the Londoner surprisingly became the mother of a daughter.

Christy Turlington

Christy Turlingtons Model-Karriere started when she started working for Calvin Klein in the late 80s. The American also walked the catwalks for numerous other labels. She can no longer be seen there today, but in the front row at Chanel and Co. Christy is now a brand ambassador for 'Apple's Smart Watch' and promotes yoga and mindfulness training, among other things. The 54-year-old is married to actor Edward Burns (54) and has two children.

cute evangelist

Linda Evangelista got her big break after the iconic Lindbergh photo shoot and soon after received numerous engagements and endorsement deals. Due to her changeability, she was also referred to as the 'chameleon' in the industry. In the 90s, the Canadian was one of the top earners alongside Naomi, Claudia and Co. and advertised for almost every luxury label. She is still famous today for her statement: 'I don't even get up for less than $10,000 a day.'

For several years, however, Linda has retired from the business, because a failed cosmetic operation made her unable to work. Most recently, she made headlines with maintenance claims against the father of her son Augustin (16), fashion billionaire François-Henri Pinault (60). (tma)

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