Even while she was one of the most highly regarded and sought after models in the world, Christie Brinkley was looking ahead to bigger and better things. When her modeling offers started to wind down, she turned to film and television and even had a short stint as a talk show host on CNN.
She has also gotten involved with a number of charities, with the two most notable being UNICEF and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Brinkley is also a great singer and dancer, and even had a successful time on the stage. She played the role of Roxie Hart in the show “Chicago.”
She was named the most beautiful girl in the world by “Rolling Stone,” and was also the highest-paid model in the world at a certain time. Originally from Brazil, Gisele's first modeling job was with a fast-food restaurant. After that initial job, she quickly rose to model stardom.
Gisele has used her name for good by launching a water conservation and plant recovery project called Agua Limpa. She also acts as a United Nations Environment Program goodwill ambassador. Gisele's philanthropic efforts extend beyond environmental causes. She established the "Gisele Bündchen Foundation" to support education, healthcare, and environmental initiatives for vulnerable communities.
After dropping out of college to pursue modeling in 1993, it took Molly Sims some time to make it big despite her obvious natural beauty. In a flash, Molly started to get roles in “House of Style,” “Starsky & Hutch,” as well as showing off her beauty on “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit,” where she gained plenty of fans.
With her acting, her modeling, and her family (she married Scott Stuber and has three children), she is a busy bee. She did manage to find enough time in her schedule, however, to be a global ambassador for Services International's Five & Alive program.
It is not a wild thing to call Twiggy, real name Lesley Lawson, the world's first supermodel. Her skeletal figure made for the perfect display in the sixty's beauty ideal, and she represents the London mod scene even to this day. Quite a remarkable fact, when you think about it.
Twiggy moved on to other successful ventures, such as doing some acting and appearing as a judge on “America's Next Top Model.” Today, Lawson is well-known for her charity work as an animal rights activist, often encouraging everyone to stop wearing fur. She is also a full-time supporter of medical research groups.
There are few supermodels more all-American than Carol Alt. She has been turning heads since she was born in 1960. In the eighties alone, she had over FIVE HUNDRED magazine covers. It wasn't just high fashion for Alt, either; she appeared in ads for brands like Diet Pepsi and General Motors.
Carol has now branched out to be a reality TV contestant, a TV show presenter, and even an actress, with a number of starring roles on Italian TV. In her love life, she seems to have a thing for hockey players, having married both Ron Greschner and Alexei Yashin. She and Yashin are still going strong.