No matter which way you try to slice it, this is a man’s world. This is basically the reason why men are usually way overrepresented in most fields from politics to science, technology to the arts, warfare to religion, and education to business, just to name the obvious. With few exceptions, it is rare to find any field that was or is dominated by women and one such exception, is the fashion industry and to be more specific, the “glorious” catwalk.
From around the mid-twentieth century when it began to leave its mark on advertising and the fashion industry until now, modeling has been dominated by gorgeous women who traditionally seduce males by just wearing a piece of clothing, often tight, provocative, and colorful. Today we’re ranking the 25 greatest fashion models who have influenced pop culture like very few people have.
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Estelle was one of the most famous French models ever and her reign lasted for two decades from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s. She started at age nineteen and during the course of her career she appeared in the 1993 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and the following year she was named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” by People magazine.
This Russian beauty with stunning eyes, luscious lips, and insanely hot body is one of the most famous and richest models of our time and the woman who has captured the heart of the greatest footballer in the world: Cristiano Ronaldo. For this alone, she could never, ever not appear on such a list. Agreed?
Even if you’re not familiar with fashion models you definitely know this gorgeous woman from Chris Isaak’s hit single and steamy (for that time) 1990s video “Wicked Game.” And yes, this breathtaking beauty playing in the sand and the waves in this black-and-white video is one of the top models in fashion history.
Tyra Banks made history for becoming the first African-American model to be on the covers of Sports Illustrated and GQ, even though there had already been very successful black models (Naomi and Iman) before her. Nowadays she’s “the boss” of the reality TV series America’s Next Top Model.
Milla Jovovich was born in 1975 in Kiev, then the Soviet Union, and managed to conquer the Western fashion world with more than one hundred major magazine covers under her belt. In 2002 she gained the respect of every video gamer and sci-fi geek when she conquered box offices worldwide by portraying Alice in Resident Evil. Respect!