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.
Moss is now said to be dating aristocrat Count Nikolai von Bismarck.
The couple, who were married for four years, separated last year, but didn't formally file for divorce until earlier this year.
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince are said to be officially divorced
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Edina and Patsy can crack open the bolly, as the ‘Ab Fab’ movie scores at the UK box office.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie brought in the big numbers at the UK box office over its opening weekend, taking £4.02 million. The numbers mean the film has managed the biggest U.K. opening of any British film since the last Bond outing, Spectre back in October.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has taken £4.02 million in its opening weekend.
Speaking about the film’s success, Cameron Saunders, UK Managing Director, Twentieth Century Fox, said: “We are thrilled that audiences have embraced Edina and Patsy’s big screen debut - it is a testament to Jennifer, Joanna and the talented team behind the film who really are absolutely fabulous.”
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites the pairing of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley on screen in this new comedy film that has been adapted from the television series Absolutely Fabulous. The film sees the characters of Edina and Patsy continuing to live their lavish London lifestyle partying and drinking until at one party they find themselves involved in a major incident involving the model Kate Moss. This leaves the pair being pursued by the paparazzi relentlessly and caught up in a media storm that surrounds this scandal.
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From Kate Moss to Tinie Tempah, the Ab Fab movie will be packed with celebrities.
The upcoming Absolutely Fabulous movie looks set to be one of the most celebrity filled films of all time, with around 60 famous faces set to make a cameo appearance. The film, which hits UK cinemas on July 1st, will feature Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprising their TV roles as fashionable friends Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone.
The Ab Fab movie will be filled with celebrity cameos from around 60 famous faces.
Among the fashionable names already announced are Kate Moss, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jerry Hall, Poppy Delevingne, Sadie Frost, Stella McCartney, Suki Waterhouse, Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung.
Continue reading: 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Set To Feature 60 Celeb Cameos
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.
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Delevingne believes she pushed herself too hard at school to please her parents, which led to a struggle with depression.
Cara Delevingne has revealed that she battled with depression during her teenage years before she became a superstar model, saying in a new interview that she was “completely suicidal” while she was at school.
The 23 year old model-turned-actress, who starred in the hit movie Paper Towns this summer, has previously revealed that she used to try to knock herself unconscious when she was feeling down in her childhood. Speaking to the Women In The World conference in an interview with Rupert Everett last week, she said that her depression stemmed from pushing herself too hard at school.
Cara Delevingne revealed her struggle with depression as a teenager
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.
Cara Delevingne doesn't do toilet selfies.
Cara told the magazine, ”I've had it when I've been in a toilet cubicle and someone's gone, 'Can I get a picture?' I'm wiping my bum!"
Continue reading: Don't Ask Cara Delevingne Or Kate Moss For A Toilet Selfie
The list also ties Cara Delevingne and Adriana Lima in joint second, and features Kendall Jenner for the first time.
For the ninth year in a row, Gisele Bundchen is world’s highest paid model, raking in $44 million in the last 12 months – and more than $35 million ahead of her nearest rivals. That figure is even more impressive when you consider that she announced her retirement from modelling back in April!
The 35 year old Brazilian supermodel made these astronomical pre-tax earnings through a number of high-profile campaigns for the likes of Under Armour, Isabel Marant, Balenciaga and Stuart Weiztman, according to the annual list published by Forbes. It calculates each model’s earnings from June 2014 through June 2015, and takes into account endorsements from advertising and cosmetics as well as from modelling.
Gisele Bundchen is the top-earning model in the world yet again
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.
Kim Kardashian will reportedly appear in the ‘Ab Fab’ movie.
A source told the newspaper, “Kim is a huge name, and she’s in town for fashion week and loved the idea of being involved. Getting her on board is a massive coup for the film, but also a big deal for Kim - Absolutely Fabulous is an iconic name around the world, so it’s an honour to be part of it.”
The 'Paper Towns' actress suggested that modelling was no longer her number one interest, in a new interview for British TV.
Cara Delevingne might have made her name on the catwalk, modelling for some of the biggest brands in the world, but she’s made a surprising admission that many celeb pundits have speculated upon for some time now – she doesn’t actually care about fashion!
The 23 year old supermodel was speaking to ITV’s ‘Lorraine’ on Thursday morning promoting her new movie Paper Towns, when she said “modelling is my job but really I don’t care about fashion. I love it, but it’s not something that bothers me that much.”
Cara Delevingne has once again hinted that modelling isn't her true passion
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Date of birth
16th January, 1974