Erin Heatherton

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Erin Heatherton
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Heatherton in September 2008
Erin Heather Bubley

(1989-03-04) March 4, 1989 (age 31)[1]
Years active2006–present
Modeling information
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Hair colorBlonde[1]
Eye colorGreen[1]

Erin Heather Bubley (born March 4, 1989), known professionally as Erin Heatherton, is an American model known for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 2010 to 2013.

Early life[edit]

Heatherton was born and raised in Skokie, Illinois, the daughter of Laura (née Stein) and Mark Bubley.[2][3] Her family is Jewish, and she attended Solomon Schechter Day School, a Jewish day school, as well as Niles North High School.[2][4][5] She grew up competing in science fairs and played basketball for Niles North High School.[6]


Heatherton was discovered by modeling scout Arri Taylor[7] while vacationing with a friend on South Beach, Miami. At the age of 17, Heatherton moved to New York City and signed with the Marilyn Agency.[1][8] She made her runway debut in September 2006 at the Diane von Fürstenberg fashion show.[9] She has since walked the runway for Prada, Stella McCartney, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Christian Lacroix, Lacoste, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, L.A.M.B., Elie Saab, Carmen Marc Valvo, Derek Lam, Etro and Isaac Mizrahi.[1][10]

At the age of 17, she booked her first cover with Italy's Flair. She has since appeared on the magazine covers of D, Grazia, Velvet, Elle (Serbia, Russia, France and Czech Republic) GQ (Spain, UK, Mexico and Germany), Beauty in Vogue, Russh, L'Officiel Hommes 2, Flair, and Muse.[1][10] Additionally, she has appeared in editorials for Mixte, Cosmopolitan, Glamour,[11] Interview, Numero, V, Marie Claire, and Harper's Bazaar.[1][10] Heatherton's campaigns include Chopard, XOXO, Diesel, Versace, Lord & Taylor, Blanco, BLK DNM, John Galliano, H&M, Blugirl, Lacoste, Armani, Liu Jo, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, Osiris, Pronovias, and Dolce & Gabbana.[1][10]

Heatherton began walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2008. From 2010 to 2013, Heatherton was officially contracted as a Victoria's Secret Angel.[12] She appeared in several television commercials and advertising campaigns for the brand, including a billboard in New York City for the company's "Showstopper" launch. She appeared in Victoria's Secret's "Very Sexy Now" fragrance's spring 2015 advertising campaign.[13] In 2013, it was announced that Heatherton had signed with IMG.[14] She was ranked at number 35 on Askmen's list of the "Top 99 Most Desirable" women for 2013.[15] She appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues in 2015 and 2016.[16] Also in 2016, she was featured in various campaigns for Adore Cosmetics.[17]

Fashion stylist Clare Byrne sued Heatherton in 2017 for $10 million as compensation for a proposed sportswear line called RetroActive that never got off the ground.[18]

In 2019, she signed with Select Model Management.[19][20] After hiatus, she returned to modeling and appeared on the cover of Chicago Splash magazine in November 2019.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Heatherton dated actor Leonardo DiCaprio from December 2011 to November 2012.[21][22][23] She resides in Chicago, Illinois.[19] She is the godmother to model Lily Aldridge’s daughter.[19]

She has supported numerous charities, including Global Poverty Project, and the Global Citizen Festival, a concert to combat poverty held in Central Park that attracted 60,000 attendees.[6]

Morton Square Condominium filed a civil lawsuit against Heatherton stating that the model "regularly causes and allows unreasonable levels of noise and bass vibrations... disturbing the condo's residents and interfering with their ability to use and enjoy their units."[24][25]

In April 2019, Heatherton filed for bankruptcy.[26]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Grown Ups 2 Ginger [27]
2014 She's Funny That Way Hotel Guest #2
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008–2013 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Herself / Model Television special
2013 The League Coach Crowley Episode: "The Credit Card Alert"
2014 Million Dollar Contractor Herself Episode: "Supermodel Pad"
2016 73 Questions Uncredited

Episode: " 73 Questions with Derek Zoolander"


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Erin Heatherton". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "From sneakers to 6-inch heels",, October 22, 2006.
  3. ^ "Mann, Adele E." Chicago Tribune. July 10, 2005.
  4. ^ "Skokie native Erin Heatherton modeling for Victoria’s Secret",; accessed January 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Erin Heatherton's inside scoop on life as a Victoria's Secret Angel - SPLASH". Chicago Sun-Times. November 30, 2012. Archived from the original on September 19, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Erin Heatherton's inside scoop on life as a Victoria's Secret Angel". SPLASH. November 30, 2012. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Erin Heatherton profile". Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "Profile". Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Model Erin Heatherton Files for Bankruptcy: Everything to Know About Leonardo DiCaprio's Ex". Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c d "Erin Heatherton profile". New York Magazine. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Erin Heatherton - Cosmopolitan Magazine Pictorial [Australia] (July 2015) - FamousFix". Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  12. ^ "Former Victoria's Secret model finally reveals why she quit". The Independent. April 6, 2016.
  13. ^ "Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Now Fragrance 2015 (Victoria's Secret)". Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  14. ^ Rosemary Feitelberg. "Erin Heatherton Signs With IMG Models". Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  15. ^ "Erin Heatherton". IMDb. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  16. ^ "Erin Heatherton SI Swimsuit Model Page". Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  17. ^ "Adore Cosmetics 2016 (Various Campaigns)". Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  18. ^ "Former Victoria's Secret Model Erin Heatherton Sued for $10 Million Over Fashion Line". Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  19. ^ a b c d "An Angel Rises: Erin Heatherton". SPLASH. October 25, 2019. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  20. ^ "Erin Heatherton | Women | Chicago | Select Model Management". Select Model. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  21. ^ "Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton and Leo DiCaprio split - Telegraph". Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  22. ^ "Leonardo DiCaprio dating Erin Heatherton - Telegraph". Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  23. ^ CELEBUZZ! (December 28, 2011). "Leonardo DiCaprio And Erin Heatherton Show Cute PDA". HuffPost. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  24. ^ Berrington, Katie. "Why Erin Isn't Such An Angel". British Vogue. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  25. ^ "Model Erin Heatherton reportedly wreaking havoc on neighbors". New York Post. July 28, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  26. ^ Sager, Jessica (April 30, 2019). "Supermodel Erin Heatherton, Leonardo DiCaprio's ex, files for bankruptcy". Fox News. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  27. ^ Erin Heatherton on Grown Ups 2, Retrieved March 5, 2016

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