Tatjana Patitz Personality Award 2005
25 March 1966 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Hair color||Dark blonde|
|Dress size||(US) 6; (EU) 36|
Tatjana Patitz (born 25 May 1966) is a German model and actress. She rose to international prominence in the 1980s and 1990s, representing top fashion designers, campaigns, and collections. Patitz was originally part of the 'big six' in the 1990s, which included fellow supermodels who, like Patitz, expanded ideals of beauty through their worldwide fame, success, and influence - Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.
Patitz began working as a model in Paris in the mid 1980s at the age of 17. She regularly worked with the likes of Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber and Peter Lindbergh. In 1985, she graced the cover of British Vogue for the first time. She remained in demand throughout the 1990s, periodically returning to the runway for select designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Chanel.
Patitz has appeared on over 200 magazine covers worldwide, including seven covers of American Vogue and eleven covers of British Vogue. French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Australian editions have also featured her on their covers include the January 1990 British Vogue cover, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, and the April 1992 100th anniversary issue of American Vogue, both of which feature Patitz posing with the other "supermodels" of the era.
Since autumn 2009, Patitz has represented the Italian fashion brand Marina Rinaldi.
Acting and other appearances
In 1987, she appeared in the Duran Duran music video for the song "Skin Trade". She then moved to California to begin a career as an actress. Her first appearance was a brief one as a murder victim in Rising Sun (1993). Following this, Patitz made several appearances on television series, music videos, and films. Her largest role was in the 1999 thriller Restraining Order.
In 1988, Tatjana was featured in Nick Kamen's music video "Tell Me" in which she played his love interest as a 50 foot woman.
In 1989, Patitz went to live on a ranch in Malibu, California where in 2009 she was reported to have four horses, four dogs and two cats, commenting "I needed nature around me". She has a son, Jonah, who was born in 2004, and is separated from his father, a marketing executive.
- Saner, Ermine (15 January 2009). "The Forgotten Supermodel". The Guardian UK.
- Selby, Jenn. "Naomi Campbell on the secret to being a supermodel". Glamour. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- Tatjana Patitz at Fashion Model Directory. accessed 2008-09-14.
- "Michael J. Fox proves he's still laughing in the face of Parkinson's disease as he hams it up for new calendar", The Daily Mail, 18 September 2010.
- Tatjana Patitz at International Vegetarian Union