Date of birth
16th January, 1974
1st January, 1970
Kate Moss (born 16.1.1974)
Kate Moss is an English supermodel, well known for he waif-like physique as well as her high profile advertising campaigns and highly publicised relationships.
Kate Moss: Childhood
Kate Moss was born in Croydon, England. Her mother, Linda Rosina, was a boutique manager and her father, Peter Moss, was an airline clerk. She has one younger brother, Nick. She also has a half sister and a half-brother.
Kate attended Ridgeway Primary School and then Riddlesdown High School. Although Kate was good at sports, she struggled with academic work, receiving one C in Science GCSE, but only achieving D's and F's in all other subjects.
Kate Moss: Discovery and early Career
The founder of Storm Model Management, Sarah Doukas, discovered Kate Moss at JFK Airport in New York. Kate was returning from a family holiday in the Bahamas and was aged 14 at the time.
Aged 15, she appeared in a black & white photo shoot for the Face magazine, titled 'The Third Summer of Love'. The photo shoot would become her springboard to international modeling success. Kate's super-skinny figure was a contrast to the curvy supermodels of the day (including Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell).
Kate Moss has featured in a number of magazine polls, including coming eighth in Maxim's 50 Sexiest Women of 1999 and 22nd in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 1995. In Arena's 150th issue, they named Kate their Sexiest Woman.
In 2007, she made her debut listing in the Sunday Times Rich List. The report estimated that she was worth £45 million at the time, ranking as the 99th richest woman in Britain. The same year, Forbes magazine named her as the second of the world's highest-earning models, having earned a total of $9 million in the previous 12 months.
Kate Moss's most famous ad campaigns include Calvin Klein (in which she posed nude for its Obsession perfume range), Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Burberry, Chanel and Stella McCartney, among many other high profile fashion houses. She has also appeared on over 300 magazine covers, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Face, and W.
Kate made her first venture into fashion design when she designed a clothing range for Top Shop, in collaboration with Katy England. Top Shop is reported to have paid Kate Moss £3 million for her work on the range. Following this, Moss also launched a self-titled fragrance and body lotion range with Coty.
Kate Moss: Musical Connections
Kate Moss has appeared in a number of music videos, for Primal Scream, The White Stripes, Elton John and Johnny Cash.
She has also appeared on songs by well-known artists, She sang on Primal Scream's version of 'Some Velvet Morning' as well as singing the phrase "is she more beautiful than me?" on Babyshambles' "La Belle et la Bête" whilst she was dating Pete Doherty, the band's front man. Four songs on the band's second album contained Moss' co-writing credits.
Kate Moss: Personal Life
Following Kate's high profile relationship with American actor Johnny Depp, the model began dating the editor of Dazed & Confused magazine, Jefferson Hack. On 29.9.2002, she gave birth to their daughter, Lila Grace Moss.
Kate has also been in a long-term, on-off relationship with Pete Doherty, of the band Babyshambles and formerly of The Libertines. The tabloid papers made much of the relationship. Doherty was frequently in trouble with the police throughout their relationship, often for drug crimes. Doherty's addiction to heroin has been widely publicised.
In 2005, Kate was photographed snorting several lines of cocaine at a Babyshambles recording session. The photos were published on the front cover of The Daily Mirror. The scandal that ensued caused Kate to lose a number of lucrative modeling contracts. In the 1990s, Kate had previously successfully sued the Sunday Mirror for claiming that Moss had slipped into a coma after taking too much cocaine in Spain.
Kate underwent successful drug rehabilitation in Arizona. She urged Doherty to do the same, but he left the clinic without having finished the program. The couple spilt shortly after he left the clinic.
According to Forbes, Kate Moss earned more following the drug scandal than she did previously, despite losing many of her modelling contracts.
Following the split with Doherty, Moss began dating Jamie Hince, the guitarist for the band The Kills.
The British model was spotted by Storm modelling agency just days later
Supermodel and London party girl Kate Moss has revealed she felt like the "bees knees" when she lost her virginity at 14 - just days before she was scouted by a professional modelling agency. The highly sought after model - who continues to grace catwalks and front covers some three decades later - has described how she "never, never, never" thought she could be a model because of her skinny appearance.
The mother-of-one, now 44, was spotted at JFK airport in New York by Storm Models founder Sarah Doukas while smoking a cigarette in 1988.
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Here’s what you need to know about the ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ movie.
Sweetie darling! Filming for The Absolutely Fabulous Movie is underway in the south of France and the first image from the film was released earlier this week. In case you’ve been hitting the Bolly hard recently, here’s a reminder of everything you need to know about the upcoming movie.
The models say they're often approached for snaps by fans while using the ladies loos.
Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss have said they're tired of being cornered for selfies when they're using the bathroom. Both models appear in the new campaign for Mango and sat down with The Sunday Times' Style magazine this weekend, where they discussed being asked for pics at inappropriate times.
The big screen version of the classic British comedy begins filming next month.
Kim Kardashian is reportedly lined up to make an appearance in the upcoming 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie, which begins filming next month. According to The Mirror, Kardashian joins the list of celebs who have already signed up, including singer Lulu, former Spice Girl Emma Bunton and supermodel Kate Moss.
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Having been spotted without each other in recent months, the model and her rock star husband are reportedly about to divorce, according to those close to the couple.
The British supermodel and her rock musician husband got married in July 2011, but have now each told their close friends that their relationship is now beyond repair just four years later, with Hince now simply waiting for Moss to “move forward” with the formal divorce proceedings.
Continue reading: Kate Moss And Jamie Hince's Marriage "Past The Point Of No Return"
Sam Smith has collaborated with European fashion house Balenciaga for their Autumn/Winter line. Smith and the company shared the campaign video and pictures on Thursday (16th July).
Sam Smith has turned to designing and modelling. The 23-year-old British singer has collaborated with Balenciaga for their upcoming Autumn/Winter collection. He announced the collaboration to his fans on Instagram on Wednesday (15th July) and the European fashion house confirmed the news on Thursday.
However, the incident seems to have been overstated by initial reports, as most witnesses didn't seem to have too much to complain about, but Moss is said to have insulted the pilot.
More details have been emerging about the big celeb news story early this week – Kate Moss getting thrown off an Easyjet flight. The supermodel was escorted off the flight at London’s Luton Airport after apparently calling the pilot a “basic bitch”, swigging vodka from her hand luggage and getting into an argument with another passenger.
Other onlookers are said to have overheard Moss in the baggage claiming area later, complaining loudly. Easyjet have not released any specific details other than to confirm that the flight, from Bodrum in Turkey, had been met by police upon landing “due to the behaviour of a passenger on board”.
Continue reading: Kate Moss Insulted Pilot, Claims Witness On Flight