Daniela Peštová

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Daniela Peštová
Born (1970-10-14) 14 October 1970 (age 51)
Spouse(s)Tommaso Buti
Pavol Habera
Modeling information
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
  • The Model CoOp (New York)
  • Karin Models (Paris)
  • Women Direct (Milan)
  • Elite Model Management (London, Amsterdam)
  • View Management (Barcelona)
  • Modellink (Gothenburg)
  • Modelwerk (Hamburg)
  • Munich Models (Munich)
  • STARS Model Management (San Francisco)
  • MP Stockholm (Stockholm)
  • Visage Management (Zurich)[1]

Daniela Peštová (born 14 October 1970) is a Czech model. She was born in Teplice, Czech Republic, and was discovered by the Madison Modeling Agency's Dominique Caffin. She had plans to attend college after grammar school but after winning a modelling contest she moved to Paris to sign with Madison Modeling Agency. She moved to New York, and from there, her career took off.


External images
image icon Peštová's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from 20 February 1995
image icon Peštová's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from 1 February 2000
image icon Peštová's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from 17 February 2006

She has appeared on the covers of GQ, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and ELLE. She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (second of Czechoslovak descent, after Paulina Porizkova) and has been modelling for the magazine for years, appearing on the cover three times, in 1995, 2000 and 2006. In addition to working with photographers on her Sports Illustrated shoots, she was the subject of Joanne Gair's inaugural body painting works as part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.[2] She has modelled for L'Oréal and Victoria's Secret.

Personal life[edit]

Peštová married Tommaso Buti (former CEO of Fashion Café) in 1995, but they were divorced in 1998. The couple had a son, Yannick Fausto (b. 1996).

She has a daughter, Ella Joy (born 21 July 2002) and a son, Paul Henry (born 2009) with her present partner, Slovak singer Pavol Habera, frontman of Slovak band TEAM. She was dubbed "The Chameleon" for continuously changing her look.[3] She speaks Russian, English, French and Italian fluently, as well as her native Czech.


  1. ^ "Daniela Pestova - Model".
  2. ^ "SI Swimsuit Collection: Daniela Pestova". Time Inc. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  3. ^ Pestova's Nickname Archived 2009-02-10 at the Wayback Machine

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