Erin Heatherton

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Erin Heatherton
Erin Heatherton crop.jpg
Heatherton in 2008
Erin Heather Bubley

(1989-03-04) March 4, 1989 (age 33)
Years active2006–present
Partner(s)Leonardo Di Caprio (2010-2012)
Karol Kocemba (engaged)
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. She was 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, Ocean Drive,[11] Russh, L'Officiel Hommes 2, Flair, and Muse.[1][10] Additionally, she has appeared in editorials for Mixte, Cosmopolitan, Glamour,[12] Interview, Numero, V, Marie Claire, and Harper's Bazaar.[1][10] Heatherton's campaigns include Chopard, XOXO, Diesel, Versace, Lord & Taylor, Blanco, Buffalo Jeans,[13][14] BLK DNM, John Galliano, H&M,[15] 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. Heatherton was officially contracted as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 2010 to 2013.[16] 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. In 2013, it was announced that Heatherton had signed with IMG.[17] Heatherton was ranked at number 35 on Askmen's list of the "Top 99 Most Desirable" women for 2013.[18] She played at the annual exhibition basketball game 2014 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on February 14, 2014.[19][20] In January 2015, Heatherton became a brand ambassador for men’s fragrance, Curve Sport[21] and appeared in Victoria's Secret's "Very Sexy Now" fragrance's spring 2015 advertising campaign.[22] She modeled in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues in 2015 and 2016.[23][24] In 2016, she was featured in various campaigns for Adore Cosmetics and became a brand ambassador for NFL Women’s Apparel Collection.[25][26][27] In 2017, she modeled for Kikirio Swimwear.[28]

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.[29]

In 2019, she signed with Select Model Management.[30][31] After a prolonged hiatus, she returned to modeling and appeared on the cover of Chicago Splash magazine in November 2019.[30]

Personal life[edit]

She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.[30] She is the godmother to model Lily Aldridge’s daughter.[30]

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."[32][33]

In April 2019, Heatherton filed for bankruptcy, claiming to be "more than $500,000 in debt and made less than $3,000 this year."[34] $100,000 of the debt was to Clare Byrne, her former business partner.[35]

Heatherton dated actor Leonardo DiCaprio from December 2011 to November 2012.[36][37][38]

Since mid 2021, Heatherton has a relationship with the American-polish businessman Karol Kocemba, in which they announced their engagement on March 2, 2022.[39]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Grown Ups 2 Ginger [40]
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"


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  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. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Behind-The-Scenes: Supermodel Erin Heatherton Poses For Ocean Drive Swimsuit Edition". June 30, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  12. ^ "Erin Heatherton - Cosmopolitan Magazine Pictorial [Australia] (July 2015) - FamousFix". Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  13. ^ "PHOTOS: Eric Decker and Erin Heatherton Buffalo Ads". Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  14. ^ "Eric Decker Makes His Modeling Debut Alongside Erin Heatherton for Buffalo David Bitton's New "Buffalo Pro" Campaign (Video)". Complex. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  15. ^ "Erin Heatherton for H&M by Night by David Roemer". Fashion Gone Rogue. August 12, 2011. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  16. ^ "Former Victoria's Secret model finally reveals why she quit". The Independent. April 6, 2016.
  17. ^ Rosemary Feitelberg. "Erin Heatherton Signs With IMG Models". Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  18. ^ "Erin Heatherton". IMDb. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  19. ^ "Erin Heatherton Talks Beauty, Basketball, and Her Biggest Turn-On". Vogue. January 15, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  20. ^ "Victoria's Secret Erin Heatherton". Muscle & Fitness. September 24, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  21. ^ "Erin Heatherton's New Gig with Curve Sport; Celebrity Brand Ambassador". Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  22. ^ "Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Now Fragrance 2015 (Victoria's Secret)". Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  23. ^ "Erin Heatherton SI Swimsuit Model Page". Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  24. ^ "Celebrity Hair Changes, Erin Heatherton Cut Bangs". Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  25. ^ "Adore Cosmetics 2016 (Various Campaigns)". Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  26. ^ Weingarten, Rachel (November 30, 2016). "Former Victoria's Secret Angel Erin Heatherton Talks Football, Fashion and Chicago Hometown Pride". Parade: Entertainment, Recipes, Health, Life, Holidays. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  27. ^ Hendrix, Kelsey. "Erin Heatherton heats up NFL Apparel's new campaign". Swimsuit | Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  28. ^ "Remember Erin Heatherton? Let Her Remind You How Good She Looks In A Bikini". Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  29. ^ "Former Victoria's Secret Model Erin Heatherton Sued for $10 Million Over Fashion Line". Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  30. ^ a b c d "An Angel Rises: Erin Heatherton". SPLASH. October 25, 2019. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  31. ^ "Erin Heatherton | Women | Chicago | Select Model Management". Select Model. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  32. ^ Berrington, Katie. "Why Erin Isn't Such An Angel". British Vogue. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  33. ^ "Model Erin Heatherton reportedly wreaking havoc on neighbors". New York Post. July 28, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  34. ^ Sager, Jessica (April 30, 2019). "Supermodel Erin Heatherton, Leonardo DiCaprio's ex, files for bankruptcy". Fox News. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  35. ^ Merrett, Robyn (April 30, 2019). "Leonardo DiCaprio's Ex Erin Heatherton Files for Bankruptcy, Says She's Made Less Than $3,000 This Year". People. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  36. ^ "Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton and Leo DiCaprio split - Telegraph". Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  37. ^ "Leonardo DiCaprio dating Erin Heatherton - Telegraph". Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  38. ^ CELEBUZZ! (December 28, 2011). "Leonardo DiCaprio And Erin Heatherton Show Cute PDA". HuffPost. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  39. ^ "Former Victoria's Secret Model Erin Heatherton Engaged to Karol Kocemba: 'So Happy!'". March 2, 2022. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  40. ^ Erin Heatherton on Grown Ups 2, Retrieved March 5, 2016

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