Heidi Klum may have shot to international stardom as a model, but did you know that she is also an accomplished visual artist? Klum’s passion for art began young. The model kept at it despite her busy career and home life. Many art magazines across the U.S. have featured her work.
In 2002, she dedicated a sculpture titled “Dog With Butterflies” to the rescue dogs instrumental in saving lives after 9/11.
The Rise of Heidi Klum
With several prestigious campaigns under her belt, Heidi Klum became one of the biggest names in fashion. Her successful modeling career paved the way for more opportunities. Soon, the German supermodel realized she had a good head for business.
She developed her very own lines of clothing, perfume, and jewelry. Klum even put her name on a specific line of Birkenstock shoes. The multi-faceted Klum was unstoppable, and the world was taking notice.
Among the World’s Highest Paid Models
Klum continued her reign as one of the world’s highest-paid models throughout the early 2000s. She was a force to be reckoned with. Klum’s many business ventures proved immensely lucrative, strengthening her already-enviable reputation. She appeared on shows, on the cover issues of the best magazines, and worked with the most elite fashion houses everywhere.
Klum launched a series of Millennium swimsuit calendars in the United States, followed by one for Europe in 2022.
Heidi Klum’s New Avatar
In 2003, Klum took on a remarkably different role than fans were accustomed to seeing her — she starred in a video game. An unsurprising move for someone who liked to change things up in her career. The former Victoria's Secret model played Dr. Katya Nadanova, a villain in the video game “James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing.”
She starred alongside big names such as Sir Pierce Brosnan, Willem Dafoe, and Dame Judy Dench.
Her Forays Into Film
On top of her successful fashion and entrepreneurial career, Heidi Klum pivoted naturally to films and television. She appeared as herself in shows such as "Sex and the City" (2001), "Yes, Dear" (2002), "How I Met Your Mother" (2007), and "Desperate Housewives" (2010).
She also appeared in 1999's "Spin City." Klum not only looked great — her charisma and on-screen presence were undeniable. She also hosted an adventure program for the Discovery Channel and landed several spots in video games.