Kate Moss

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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.

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pink-panther

I don't think Kate Moss really loves Pete Doherty, she's just using him. Don't ask me how or why. I don't know how her twisted mind works. All I know is that she's up to no good. And I don't think it's just a coincidence that Pete Doherty has taken up self harming during their relationship. She keeps dumping him and going out with him again. One day she's going to kill jim. She'll dump him, he'll get depressed and turn to drugs. He'll take an overdose and die from it. And I for one will not overlook it as an accident. Kate Moss, if that happens at least I'll know you're the murderer

8 years 11 months ago
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kingpin

It's no secret that Kate Moss has always wanted to be a rock star - she did that christawful duet with Primal Scream, for a start. Now she's getting older and the model work is drying up, she's looking for a new career.She said he wanted to go out with him because he's 'really dangerous'. Does that sound like something she'd say if she wanted him to get off drugs? She's only dating him to make her look young and hip, and to start a music career. She's getting desperate, it's quite sad really.

8 years 10 months ago
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kerry

i think kate moss is an amazing woman however i no wot she is going through at the moment as i am goin through the same sort of thing i would like 2 get in touch with kate and tell her that there r still people that love her 4 being a style icon and really dont care about wot she does in her own time it may not me much but as im having a hard time of things myself at the moment kate has my support 100%

8 years 10 months ago
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Indie Chick

I think that Kate Moss is great. So what if Pete isn't a good egg she will learn from her mistakes but she is happy and nobody around her is being effected by her behaviour, so let her lead her life the way she wants to because from the age of 15 she has been constantly modelling.

7 years 5 months ago
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emmarulz

I have a friend who LOVES pete doherty's music. personally, after seeing lots of pics of him and carl barat, theyre fully made for each other - no offence to kate. I think pete genuinely loves kate but the real love of his life is carl

8 years 2 months ago
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Mini

Ok Pink-Panther, you seem a little strange, do you love Pete then.I too thought at first that Kate may have been with Pete to keep her image Hip with a junkie Rock star boyfriend.I think you may have some issues you need to deal with yourself for posting such weird notes on this website.I also had problems with the same drugs as Kate, obviously not to the degree she has but i have. I feel really sorry for her i don't think people should slate her they should help her. I am glad she is in rehab and trying to get her life back on track. She must have been under a enormous amount of pressure and i can understand completely.Kate I think you are great you are a fashion icon and I can’t wait to see you back doing what you do best.xx

8 years 9 months ago
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LLG

wel erry i dont think kate wud wna tlk 2 sum1 off da net so i dnt reli think u gt any chnc n evry1 feels sori 4 her wel huse da 1 hu gt herslf in da position in the 1st place?

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dotty

I think Kate Moss & Pete Doherty deserve each other & may they go down in their own whirlpool of self destruction & may we all clap when they hit the bottom of their own cesspit. Can't wait!!!!

7 years 9 months ago
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Britta

Now, she´s crazy, is she? At the news I hear she goes with a death mouse in a box all over there.What a nice parfum.

7 years 10 months ago
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Tiffany

I think that anyone who says Kate would be responsible for Pete Doherty's drug addiction or any drug related overdose is an idiot. Wasn't he using drugs prior to meeting her? And come on, blaming her and calling her a murderer is so childish and immature. Is she sitting there holding him down and shoving needles in his arm or forcing cocaine up his nose? I think we should feel sorry for both of them because I see drug addiction as a disease. No one knows either of them, we haven't been in the room with them to see how Kate is supposedly ruining his life. People need to grow up. Kate is a beautiful model and he's a talented musician. Leave it at that. You should hope that they both take responsibility for their actions and seek help. Let's not forget that Kate has a three year old daughter who is innocent in all this. Show some respect for people as well as privacy and leave the gossip out of it!! I don't understand anyone wishing harm on someone they don't even know! It seems so immature and cold. They are human like us (I think people forget this when looking at celebs) and deserve respect and privacy the same as we would want.

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