Barbara Palvin

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The native form of this personal name is Palvin Barbara. This article uses the Western name order.
Barbara Palvin
Barbara Palvin Cannes 2016.jpg
Barbara Palvin at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 22)
Budapest, Hungary
Nationality Hungarian
Modeling information
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)[1]
Hair color Light Brown
Eye color Blue
Manager Ace Models
Bon Image Corporation
IMG Models
Tempo Models
UNO Models

Barbara Palvin (pronounced [ˈbɒrbɒrɒ ˈpɒlvin]; born 8 October 1993)[3] is a Hungarian model and actress.

Modeling career[edit]

Discovered on the streets of Budapest at the age of 13, Palvin shot her first editorial in 2006 for Spur Magazine. Palvin subsequently moved to Asia where she maintained a steady stream of bookings.[4] Since then, Palvin has been on the cover of L'Officiel (Paris, Russia, Turkey, Thailand, Singapore), Vogue (Portugal), Marie Claire (Italy, Hungary), Glamour Hungary , Elle (Britain, Italy, Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Sweden, Serbia, Hungary), Allure, Harper's Bazaar and Jalouse Magazine. Palvin has appeared in campaigns for Armani Exchange, H&M, Victoria's Secret, and Pull & Bear.[5] In February 2012, she became an ambassador for L'Oréal Paris.[6] In 2016, Palvin was revealed to be a part of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie Class. [7] She also became the new face of Armani's signature scent "Acqua di Gioia." [8]

Her runway debut was as an exclusive for Prada during Milan Fashion Week in February 2010. Palvin has also walked for Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Emanuel Ungaro, Christopher Kane, Julien MacDonald, Jeremy Scott, Vivienne Westwood, Etro, and opened the pre-Fall 2011 Chanel show. In 2012, she walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and wore Rosa Clara on the Barcelona Bridal Week 2012 runway.[9]

Palvin is often compared to Russian model Natalia Vodianova; British Vogue editor Miranda Almond said, "We chose Barbara because she is absolutely exquisite looking a cross between a young Brooke Shields and Natalia Vodianova".[10] Palvin credits Vodianova and Kate Moss as her favorite models.[11]

As of 2016, Palvin was ranked number 14 on the Money Girls list by[12]

Acting career[edit]

Palvin appeared in the 2014 film Hercules.[13][14]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Hercules Antimache


  1. ^ "IMG Models Barbara Palvin". IMG Models. CDS. 
  2. ^ IMG Models: Portfolio
  3. ^ Palvin Barbara's hungarian biography (Hungarian)
  4. ^ "Barbara Palvin". NY Magazine. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Fashion Model Directory". Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Niven, Lisa. "L'Oreal's New Girl". Vogue. Conde Nast. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Niven, Lisa. "SI Swimsuit 2016 Rookie Reveal: Barbara Palvin". Sports Illustrated. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Barbara Palvin Shines in Armani 'Acqua di Gioia' Campaign". Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Rosa Clara Bridal collection 2014". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Barbara Palvin model to watch". Vogue UK. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "meet Hungarian model Barbara Palvin". Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  12. ^ Barbara Palvin - Model Profile - Photos & latest news
  13. ^ Twitter / BarbaraPalvin: Had an amazing day shooting
  14. ^ Twitter / BrettRatner: So excited to have @barbarapalvin

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