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 2013.jpg
Barbara Palvin at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 22)
Budapest, Hungary
Modeling information
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Hair color Light Brown
Eye color Blue
Measurements 84-58-89 EU (33-23-35 US)[2]
Dress size 34 EU; 4 US
Manager Ace Models
Bon Image Corporation
IMG Models
Tempo Models
UNO Models

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

Early and personal life[edit]

Palvin was born in Budapest.[3] At an early age, Palvin took up football and singing, considering them her favorite hobbies.[4]

Modeling career[edit]

Palvin was discovered on the streets of Budapest in 2006 at the age of 13. She shot her first editorial that year for Spur Magazine. Palvin subsequently moved to Asia where she continued a steady stream of bookings.[5] Since then, Palvin has been on the cover of L'Officiel, Vogue Russia, Marie Claire Italy, Glamour Hungary and Jalouse Magazine, and has modeled for Armani Exchange, H&M, Victoria's Secret, and Pull and Bear.[6] In February 2012, she became an ambassador for L'Oréal Paris.[7] In 2016, Palvin was revealed to be a part of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Class. [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 was ranked No. 34 on the "The Money Girls" list by[10] 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".[11] Palvin credits Vodianova and Kate Moss as her favorite models.[12]

In 2013, Palvin was ranked No. 23 on the Money Girls list by[10] As of 2016, Palvin was ranked No. 14 on the Money Girls list by[10]

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. ^ a b Palvin Barbara's hungarian biography (Hungarian)
  4. ^ Danielle, Stein. "This Week's Model Barbar Palvin". Wmagazine. Conde Nast. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Barbara Palvin". NY Magazine. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Fashion Model Directory". Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Niven, Lisa. "L'Oreal's New Girl". Vogue. Conde Nast. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Niven, Lisa. "SI Swimsuit 2016 Rookie Reveal: Barbara Palvin". Sports Illustrated. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Rosa Clara Bridal collection 2014". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c Barbara Palvin - Model Profile - Photos & latest news
  11. ^ "Barbara Palvin model to watch". Vogue UK. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "meet Hungarian model Barbara Palvin". Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  13. ^ Twitter / BarbaraPalvin: Had an amazing day shooting
  14. ^ Twitter / BrettRatner: So excited to have @barbarapalvin

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