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Also Known As: Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bndchen Died:
Born: July 20, 1980 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, BR Profession: model, actress

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Brazilian-born supermodel Gisele Bundchen began her career at the age of 14, and by the time she was 20, had achieved the official status of international supermodel. Bundchen graced the covers of the world's top fashion magazines including Vogue, W and Harper's Bazaar, and was a favorite runway model of renowned designers Valentino, Christian Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. Outside of the high fashion circuit, Bundchen amassed millions of rabid fans for her five-year run modeling revealing lingerie for Victoria's Secret, and for her popular line of beach sandals produced in a partnership with the Brazilian company Ipanema. During her early years, Bundchen made headlines for her string of famous actor and athlete boyfriends, but later on it was her business savvy and environmental philanthropy that dominated the leggy model's off time, not to mention a celebrated union with football hero, Tom Brady.

Brazilian-born supermodel Gisele Bundchen began her career at the age of 14, and by the time she was 20, had achieved the official status of international supermodel. Bundchen graced the covers of the world's top fashion magazines including Vogue, W and Harper's Bazaar, and was a favorite runway model of renowned designers Valentino, Christian Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. Outside of the high fashion circuit, Bundchen amassed millions of rabid fans for her five-year run modeling revealing lingerie for Victoria's Secret, and for her popular line of beach sandals produced in a partnership with the Brazilian company Ipanema. During her early years, Bundchen made headlines for her string of famous actor and athlete boyfriends, but later on it was her business savvy and environmental philanthropy that dominated the leggy model's off time, not to mention a celebrated union with football hero, Tom Brady.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Taxi (2004) Vanessa
3.
 Maxim Hot 100 (2003)
4.
 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, The (2001) Presenter
7.
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Milestones close milestones

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Spotted at 14, by an Elite Modeling Agency agent while in a São Paulo McDonalds
1995:
Entered the 'Elite Look Modeling Competition'
1997:
Moved to New York City
1999:
Named the Vogue/VH1 Model of the Year
2000:
Co-hosted the Vogue/VH1 Model of the Year with Cuba Gooding Jr.
2000:
Appeared on the cover of <i>Rolling Stone</i> magazine, which labelled her "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
2000:
Signed a contract with Victoria Secret, which included campaigns for lingerie, beauty and hosiery
2004:
Made feature film debut, opposite Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon in the remake of "Taxi"
2006:
Co-starred in the adaptation of Lauren Weisberger¿s best-selling novel, "The Devil Wears Prada"
2007:
Ended her collaboration with Victoria Secret, after seven years with the company
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Notes

Of German-Brazilian heritage

"It was an easy role for me because, you know, she's Brazilian. ... And it wasn't like I was doing Shakespeare, you know what I mean?"---Gisele Bundchen, on her debut movie role as a bank robber in "Taxi" quoted to People, October 5, 2004.

"I would never want to be one of those girls who is 30, and modeling is all they know how to do. I want to do my best, and then I want to close the chapter on this job so I can look back and say this is what I did from 14 to 26, and then have another chapter. Some people start modeling because they want to be models and they want the parties and the recognition, and then there are people like me. I come from a simple family, and for me getting into modeling was a chance to make money and create a business."---Gisele Bundchen quoted to Vanity Fair, October 2004.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Joao Paulo Diniz. Brazilian; dated 2000.
companion:
Scott Barnhill. Model. Dated 1999.
companion:
Leonardo DiCaprio. Actor. Dating as of 2000; briefly split in 2001; reunited in spring 2003.

Family close complete family listing

sister:
Raquel Bündchen.
sister:
Graziela Bündchen.
sister:
Gabriela Bündchen.
mother:
Vania Bündchen. Bank clerk.
sister:
Patrícia Bündchen. Born July 20, 1980; fraternal twin.
father:
Valdir Bündchen. Estate agent.
sister:
Rafaela Bündchen.
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