NAME: Linda Evangelista|
NATIONALITY: Canadian with Italian background.
HAIR: Her natural colour is brown but she dyes it different colours all the time.
BORN: May 10, 1965 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
DISCOVERED: She was modeling with a Toronto agency when she was 12 when an Elite agent spotted her at a Miss Niagara Teen contest in which she didn't place. At 18 she switched to Elite.
AGENCY: New York-Elite, Paris-Elite, UK-Elite Premier.
INCOME: Made approx. $8 million US in 1994. Her estimated worth in 2000 was $29.8 million.
RÉSUMÉ: Clairol spokesmodel. Modelled for Versace, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Cholé. Was in two George Micheal music videos.
HOME: She has apartments in New York City, Paris and Ibiza. She lives in the same New York City apartment as Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Winona Ryder.
KNOWN FOR: The famous quote "I won't get out of bed for less than $10,000. a day." Her ever changing hair and her boy-style haircut. In four years she has dyed her hair 17 shades; blonde seven times (platinum to honey), red twice, brown six times (golden brown to deep mahogany), and a combo thereof twice.
SWEETIE: Dated actor Kyle MacLachlan. She met him at a photo shoot when she was still married to the head of Paris Elite. Kyle sends her lingerie when she's feeling blue. Linda was married to Elite president Gerald Marie for six years.
OTHER: Amazed at the media's interest in her personal life, she started a false rumour that she and Christy Turlington were having an affair. She is afraid of flying.
---- One of Linda's first covers ever! (Before she cut her hair.)
April 1988 Chatelaine Magazine (Toronto)
Images of Linda Evangelita are copyright © left to right: Clairol, Vogue magazine, Bazaar magazine