Supermodels: Then and Now

From Stephanie Seymour to Naomi Campbell (and even Janice Dickinson), check out the world's most popular supermodels in their prime... and see if they're still hot now.

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(NO TABLOIDS) Heidi Klum wearing Victoria's Secret heavenly star created by Mouawad, featuring a spectacular 90-carat flawless diamond and matching panty during The 7th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Stage at Bryant Park in New York City, New Yo
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Heidi Klum was originally known as a Victoria's Secret Angel and for her print work for the covers of "Vogue," "ELLE" and the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue, among others, in the late '90s. Click to see more of Heidi and other supermodels then and now.
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A decade and four children later, Heidi Klum is as hot as she ever was. Despite her recent divorce from Seal, the Victoria's Secret Angel has expanded her empire to include an ongoing stint as the host of television's long-lived "Project Runway."
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Christie Brinkley graced the covers of three consecutive "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issues in the '70s and '80s and signed an unprecedented 20-year contract with CoverGirl. Today, she is an environmental advocate and a spokesmodel for the Total Gym, which she hawks on late-night infomercials with Chuck Norris.
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Unless you lived under a rock in the '90s, you were bombarded with images of Cindy Crawford. She graced the cover of nearly every magazine, hosted MTV's "House of Style" and made everyone want to drink Pepsi.
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How is it possible that she could actually be hotter 20 years later? Cindy no longer walks the runway but promotes her various furniture and home goods lines and serves on the boards of several charities.
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Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson took the world by storm in the late '80s and '90s with her girl-next-door look. She's appeared on a record five "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit covers. Now she hosts NBC's "Fashion Star."
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Two decades later, Elle still held her own with twenty-somethings on the short-lived "The Beautiful Life" show with Mischa Barton. Elle's also a lingerie mogul with her line Elle Macpherson Intimates, and NBC renewed her hit TV show "Fashion Star" for a second season.
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Janice Dickinson claims not only that she was the world's first supermodel but also that she coined the term. We're not sure if that's true, but she was a big deal in the late '70s and early '80s.
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Janice Dickinson is back in the spotlight after joining the cast for a season of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" to battle her addiction to pills. She's also been a panel judge for "America's Next Top Model," and runs a successful modeling agency.
Stephanie Seymour was one of the first Victoria's Secret catalog models in the '80s, appeared in several "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issues and starred in Guns N Roses' "November Rain" video.
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Today Stephanie is still hot. She recently went through a messy divorce from her husband of 16 years, Peter Brant, but still models from time to time.
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Rebecca Romijn started her career as a model for Victoria's Secret and "Sports Illustrated" and hosted MTV's "House of Style" from 1998 to 2000.
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Today, Rebecca's more known for acting than modeling: she played Mystique in the "X-Men" series, Alexis Meade in "Ugly Betty" and Roxie Torcoletti in ABC's "Eastwick." She's married to Jerry O'Connell, and they have twin daughters.
Naomi Campbell took over pop culture in the '90s, appearing on countless magazine covers and in dozens of music videos. She appeared in ads for Lee Jeans, Olympus and Ralph Lauren.
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In recent years, Naomi's become known as much for her temper as she is for her mastery of the catwalk. She plead guilty in 2008 to two counts of assaulting a police officer in London.
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Before she was a TV personality, Tyra Banks was fierce on the runway and in print in the late '90s. She was the first African-American woman to appear on the covers of "GQ" and the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue.
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Today, Tyra's a media mogul, with her brand spanning daytime and prime-time television, and is currently attending Harvard Business School. She's even staying in the dorms.
Christy Turlington started her career in the late '80s and was a household name by 1990 when she appeared on the cover of British "Vogue" and in George Michael's "Freedom '90" video with fellow supermodels Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell.
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Why can't we all age so well? Nearly two decades later, Christy's hardly changed. The former supermodel is an activist for CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, and she's married to actor Ed Burns. They have two children.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day," Linda Evangelista famously told "Vogue" of the supermodel lifestyle during her heyday in 1990.
Twenty years after her modeling debut, Linda's still gorgeous and works as a spokesmodel for L'Oreal Paris. She was photographed for an editorial spread in "V Magazine."
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Kathy Ireland was featured in 13 consecutive "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issues, from 1984 to 1996, and landed the cover three times.
Today Kathy's the chief executive and designer of her own brand product marketing company that started with a pair of socks at K-Mart and expanded to furniture, jewelry and more.
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Helena Christensen was a Victoria's Secret Angel in the '90s and famously appeared topless in Chris Isaak's black-and-white "Wicked Game" video.
Helena's still modeling, but she's also branched out into other interests. She cofounded "Nylon" magazine, and as a photographer, her work has been exhibited around the world.
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Known for embodying the "heroin chic" look in the '90s after launching a massive Calvin Klein campaign, Kate Moss has appeared on more than 300 magazine covers.
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Kate married longtime The Kills rocker Jamie Hince in 2011. With incredible staying power, she often bucks the current trends — only to spark a new one on her own. Now with her line at Top Shop, she's marketing to the masses.
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In the '90s, Eva Herzigova modeled for Victoria's Secret, Guess?, Wonderbra and Sports Illustrated.
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Eva's still at it: in recent years, she's scored campaigns with BCBG Max Azria, Escada, and D&G and been on the covers of "Harper's Bazaar" U.K., "Vogue" Italia and "i-D" magazines. She has a son named George Marsiaj Herzig.
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Paulina Porizkova became popular in the '80s when she appeared in multiple "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issues, beauty magazines and the 1989 movie "Her Alibi" opposite Tom Selleck.
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Still beautiful 20 years later, Paulina's best known for serving as a panel judge for three seasons on fellow supermodel Tyra Banks' show "America's Next Top Model."
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In 1996 at age 21, Niki Taylor appeared simultaneously on a record six major magazine covers: "Allure," "ELLE," "Marie Claire," "Self," "Shape" and "Vogue."
Three children and a life-threatening car accident later, Niki's mostly retired but still beautiful.
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Claudia Schiffer achieved supermodel status when she was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld as the new face of Chanel, and she became a household name in the '90s by landing on the cover of nearly every major magazine.
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The German-born beauty is still booking gigs, landing several Vogue Germany covers end editorials as well as a feature in British Vogue.
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Karen Mulder rose to fame in the '90s, walking the catwalk for elite fashion houses including Valentino, Versace and Giorgio Armani. She appeared in the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue and in print ads for Chanel, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.
Since her first retirement from modeling in 2000, Karen's had a troubled life. She allegedly attempted suicide in 2002 but after seeking help gave birth to a daughter and returned to the catwalk for Dior. Karen was later arrested for an alleged attack on her plastic surgeon.
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In the '70s and early '80s, Cheryl Tiegs appeared on the covers of "Elle." "Glamour," "Vogue," "Harper's Bazaar" and three "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue covers.
Cheryl's 64th birthday has come and gone, but she's still striking.
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Twiggy, arguably the world's first supermodel, was key to shaping 1960s style. Her short hair, spider lashes, mini skirts and jutting hips were jaw-dropping then and now.
Over 60 years old, Twiggy is still stunning. Her career has taken her from modeling to acting (she's a two-time Golden Globe winner and a Tony nominee) to a TV personality as a judge on "America's Next Top Model."
Iman was discovered in 1975 in her native Somalia by photographer Peter Beard. She quickly booked her first gig — in Vogue — and went on to walk the catwalk for John Paul Gaultier (modeling the bra Madonna made infamous) and to be a house model for Yves Saint Laurent.
Iman has since started her own cosmetics empire for women of color and married David Bowie. She also serves as an ambassador for Keep a Child Alive and continues to model.
Jerry Hall was a top model in the late '70s after she was discovered in France. The Texan graced the covers of 40 magazines by 1977, the year she met Mick Jagger. The pair started dating and were staples at Studio 54.
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Hall and Jagger had four children together and remained a couple until 1999. She appeared recently in a Chanel accessories catalog, shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself.
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Carré Otis was a popular model in the 1980s and '90s, doing successful campaigns for Calvin Klein and Guess? jeans as well as the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue.
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Otis later turned to acting. She was briefly married to fellow actor Mickey Rourke, but the two divorced in 1998. She then married an environmental scientist, with whom she lives in Colorado with her two daughters.
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