Eva Herzigová

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Eva Herzigova
Eva Herzigova 2012.jpg
UNESCO Charity Gala 2012
Born Eva Herzigová
(1973-03-10) 10 March 1973 (age 41)
Litvínov, Czech Socialist Republic, Czechoslovakia
Spouse(s)

Tico Torres
(m.1996–1998)

Gregorio Marsiaj
(civil marriage
2006—present; 3 children)
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Weight 60 kg (9.4 st; 130 lb)
Hair color Light blonde[1]
Eye color Blue / green[1]
Measurements (US/UK) 35-25-35.5 ; (EU) 89-63.5–90[1]
Dress size (US) 6 ; (UK) 8 ; (EU) 36[1]

Eva Herzigová (born 10 March 1973) is a Czech model and actress.

Early life and career[edit]

Herzigová was born in Litvínov, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). She began her modeling career after winning a modeling beauty contest in Prague in 1989,[citation needed] at the age of sixteen. After arriving in Paris, her popularity increased.[citation needed] Her first important appearance was as the model for the first Wonderbra campaign in 1994. She was also featured in Guess? jeans advertisements. She has also appeared in the Victoria's Secret catalog and Sports Illustrated. She was a member of Thomas Zeumer's Metropolitan Models.[2] Herzigová has also appeared in several movies.[citation needed] In 2006, she was Venus at the 2006 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.[citation needed]

Amongst her most recent projects, Herzigová also starred in a fashion art film by Imagine Fashion, called Decadent Control with Roberto Cavalli. It featured fashions by Agent Provocateur and H&M.

Herzigová's Landmark ad for Wonderbra in 1994

In 1994, advertising executive Trevor Beattie, working for TBWA/London, developed an ad for Sara Lee's "Hello Boys" Wonderbra campaign. It featured a close-up image of Herzigová wearing a black Wonderbra. The ad used only two words: "Hello boys." The ground-breaking, racy ad campaign resulted in many imitations along with a few complaints that the photograph demeaned women.[3][4] The influential poster was featured in an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London[5] and it was voted in at number 10 in a "Poster of the Century" contest.[6] The Canada-based lingerie fashion label wanted the ad campaign to motivate women to see the Wonderbra "as a cosmetic and as a beauty enhancer rather than a functional garment". The billboard was voted in 2011 as the most iconic outdoor ad during the past five decades by the Outdoor Media Centre.[7]

Herzigová married Tico Torres, the drummer from Bon Jovi, in September 1996.[citation needed] The couple divorced in June 1998.[citation needed]

Herzigová and her boyfriend, Gregorio Marsiaj have three sons: George (born 1 June 2007 in Turin), Philipe (born 13 March 2011) and Edward (born April 2013).[8][9][10]

Model agency[edit]

  • Czechoslovak Models Prague
  • D'management group Milan
  • Marilyn Agency Paris
  • One Management New York
  • Storm Model London

Controversy[edit]

In 2003, Herzigová sued Canadian retailer La Senza for $36,000 for a breach of contract. La Senza refused to pay her for a catalog photo shoot because the company did not approve of her recently shortened haircut.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Inferno 1992 TV film
Les Anges gardiens 1995 Tchouk Tchouk Nougat
L'amico del cuore 1998 Frida Seta
Just for the Time Being 2000 Christine
Modigliani 2004 Olga Khokhlova
The Picture of Dorian Gray 2005 uncredited
Eva 2005 herself short by Gaspar Noé
Cha cha cha 2013 Michelle

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Eva Herzigova at the Fashion Model Directory
  2. ^ "Amerikas Superstar "50 Cent" bei Saadi Gaddafi". Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2008. 
  3. ^ Gibson, Owen; Stephen Brook (6 May 2005). "Goodbye boys! Advertising guru quits to form new agency". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Salkeld, Luke (5 September 2008). "Goodbye, boys... Eva Herzigova may have to cover up as the EU pulls the plug on 'sexist' TV commercials". Daily Mail (UK). Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Power of the poster reveals a bigger picture". The Independent (UK). 2 March 1998. Archived from the original on 5 October 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2007. 
  6. ^ Gibson, Janine (16 October 1999). "Tory advert rated poster of the century". London: The Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 22 June 2007. 
  7. ^ "Eva Herzigova’s Wonderbra campaign voted the most iconic ad". International Business Times. April 5, 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Leisa Barnett (29 May 2008). "Eva Herzigova wants son to be a linguist". Vogue. UK. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Eva Herzigova Gives Birth To Second Child" March 29, 2011, Star Pulse.com
  10. ^ It's a boy! Eva Herzigova gives birth to third son Edward with boyfriend Gregorio
  11. ^ "Tress Distress – Models, Too Crazy to Believe, Eva Herzigova". People. 28 April 2003. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 

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