Shalom Harlow

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Shalom Harlow
Shalom Harlow by David Shankbone.jpg
Shalom Harlow, 2007
Born (1973-12-05) December 5, 1973 (age 42)
Oshawa, Ontario[1]
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 11.16 in (1.81 m)[1]
Hair color Dark brown[1]
Eye color Blue[1]
Measurements (US) 34-23-34 ; (EU) 86.5-58.5-86.5[1]
Dress size (US) 4 ; (EU) 34[1]

Shalom Harlow (born December 5, 1973) is a Canadian model and actress.

Early life and family[edit]

Harlow was born in Oshawa, Ontario, the daughter of Sandi Herbert and David Harlow.[2] Her mother named her Shalom (שלום), meaning "peace" or "Hello" in Hebrew. Her father held several jobs as a social worker, real estate agent and financial investor while her mother, Sandi Herbert, worked with mentally challenged adults.[3] Her parents allowed her to experience growing up in a 'hippie community just outside Toronto'[4] and the family often spent time at their family cottage built by her great-great grandfather.[3]

Early on, Harlow took up ballet which she later decided was not for her as she claimed in a 2008, New York Times article, "My rebellious nature always comes out."[5] She instead became interested in tap dancing as she enjoyed the noise it created.[5]


Harlow was discovered at a The Cure concert in Toronto and started modeling straight out of high school.[citation needed] She has since appeared on numerous magazine covers, editorials, and top runway shows, and appeared in movies and co-hosted MTV's House of Style with fellow supermodel Amber Valletta. She was the long-time favorite model for many designers who found that her look translated well between commercial and couture. She is the first ever winner of Vogue/VH1's Model of the Year Award. Harlow is the spokesperson for Chanel's Coco fragrance. She has two younger brothers, Chris and Nathan.

In July 2007, she earned an estimated total of $2 million over the previous 12 months, Forbes named her thirteenth in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.[6]

In 2007, she modeled for Jones New York, Tumi, Tiffany & Co, Nautica, and Chloé. The following year, she appeared in the Valentino Spring/Summer 2008 campaign, and then featured as the only model in a digital catwalk for Viktor & Rolfs Spring/Summer 2009 show. In 2012, she appeared in the Cartier clip L'Odyssée directed by Bruno Aveillan . She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.





  1. ^ a b c d e f (English) "Model Profile of Shalom Harlow". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Shalom Harlow Biography (1973-)". Retrieved 2014-07-19. 
  3. ^ a b Voguepedia. "Models: Shalom Harlow". Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Levy, Ariel (27 August 2001). "A Model Act". New York Magazine. Feature Article. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Colman, David (3 February 2008). "Bang the Drums Softly". New York Times. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "The World's Top-Earning Models". Forbes. July 16, 2007. 

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Preceded by
Cindy Crawford
Host of House of Style
1995-96 (co-host with Amber Valletta)
Succeeded by
Daisy Fuentes