Alessandra Ambrosio

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio was born on April 11, 1981, in Erechim. Her parents are the owners of a petrol station. The model has Brazilian, Italian and Polish roots.

At 12, Alessandra started to go in for modelling lessons. At 14, she was among 20 finalists of 1996 Elite Model Look national competition for Brazil. Her first serious work was a shooting for the cover of ELLE magazine. Later, she appeared in advertisements for Revlon, Rolex, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Next, Colcci, Ralph Lauren and was one of the models for the Pirelli Calendar. She also cooperated with such famous fashion designers and brands as Laura Biagiotti, Christian Lacroix, Byblos, Fendi, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Christian Dior, Nicole Miller, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Vivienne Westwood and Oscar de la

Renta.

Alessandra Ambrosio is associated with Victoria’s Secret brand since 2001, when she took part in its fashion show for the first time. In 2004, she became a

spokesmodel for the brand’s “PINK” line. At the moment, she is one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels.

Ambrosio also appeared in some movies and TV shows. She made cameo appearances in “Casino Royale” (2006), “Entourage” (2007), “How I Met Your

Mother” (2007) and “Gossip Girl” (2010). She also debuted as an actress in “Verdades Secretas” (2015).

In 2004, the model launched her own line of swimwear “Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais”. In 2010-2011, she was called one of the world’s top-earning

models by Forbes. In 2011, Ambrosio started to work as a Vogue’s blogger. In 2014, she introduced her clothing line “Ale by Alessandra”.

Since 2008, Alessandra is married to businessman Jamie Mazur. They have two children: a daughter and a son.