It only took winning a modeling competition as a teen for Janice Dickinson to head to New York City in the seventies to advance her career. Less than ten years later, she was earning two grand a day (worth about seven thousand in today’s money), and she started hitting magazine covers at a startling rate.
Janice proclaimed herself the world’s first supermodel, and she’s maintained a high profile in the fashion industry despite now being in her sixties. TV saw her as a judge for a few seasons of “America’s Next Top Model,” and she has also appeared on VH1’s “Couples Therapy.”
Stephanie Seymour started at the top. Her first contracts were with Victoria's Secret and “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit issues. She quickly became famous and gained even more notoriety, for better or worse, when she posed for an adult magazine in 1993. For the most part, Seymour is still modeling, but she has also edged a little bit into acting.
Stephanie had a small role in the movie “Pollack,” which appeared in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and provided the character in the live-action video game “Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller.” Her published book is full of beauty tips, and she has also done plenty of ads for clothing and cosmetic products.
You might find this hard to believe, but Pat Cleveland did not have an easy time booking modeling jobs until she traveled to Europe in 1970. She vowed not to return to the States until Vogue put a black model on the cover. And she stayed true to her word and kept the promise.
She finally went back to her home country in 1974. Pat modeled until the eighties and started her own agency in Milan, Italy. Still a part-time model until this very day, Pat has branched out quite a bit, even getting into writing and publishing a volume of poetry in 2001.
Things don't always come easy. Linda Evangelista nearly quit the industry after being asked to pose for an adult magazine. Despite wanting to quit, she followed her mother's advice and stuck with it. After cutting her hair short, she lost a lot of traction, yet after a little bit of time, people started gushing about her new hairdo.
One of her most famous quotes was about how models won't get out of bed for less than $10,000. Her activism includes supporting research and awareness of different illnesses. VH1 awarded her a Fashion Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996, and she got into the Canada Walk of Fame in 2003.
Eva Herzigova rose to fame when she appeared in a 1996 Wonderbra ad. The ad had the beautiful model in a black Wonderbra, accompanied by the caption “Hello boys.” Though it gained international attention and resulted in plenty of imitations, there were also plenty of complaints that the ad wasn't in good taste.
It should be clear by now that Herzigova's modeling career was incredibly successful. But that's not all she has been renowned for. When she got tired of the catwalk, she went into the film industry. Two movies gave her starring roles. These were 2013's “Cha Cha Cha,” and 2014's “Storyteller.”