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Eva Herzigová (born 10 March 1973) is a Czech-Italian supermodel and actress.

Eva Herzigová
Eva Herzigova Cannes 2016 2.jpg
2016 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1973-03-10) 10 March 1973 (age 46)
  • Model
  • actress
Modeling information
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Hair colorLight blonde[1]
Eye colorBlue / green[1]
  • DNA Model Management (New York)
  • ZZO (Paris)
  • d'management group (Milan)
  • Unsigned Group (London)
  • Traffic Models (Barcelona)
  • Scoop Models (Copenhagen)
  • Mega Model Agency (Hamburg)
  • Czechoslovak Models (Prague)
  • Priscilla's Model Management (Sydney)[2]


Early life and careerEdit

Herzigová was born in Litvínov, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). She began her modeling career after winning a modeling beauty contest in Prague in 1989,[citation needed] at the age of sixteen. She was a member of Thomas Zeumer's Metropolitan Models.[3] After arriving in Paris, her popularity increased. Her first important appearance was as the model for the first Wonderbra campaign. In 1994, advertising executive Trevor Beattie, working for TBWA/London, developed an ad for Sara Lee's "Hello Boys" Wonderbra campaign. It featured a close-up image of Herzigová wearing a black Wonderbra. The ad used only two words: "Hello boys." The campaign was considered ground-breaking and controversial, resulting in complaints that the photograph demeaned women.[4][5] The influential poster was featured in an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London[6] and it was voted in at number 10 in a "Poster of the Century" contest.[7] The Canada-based lingerie fashion label wanted the ad campaign to motivate women to see the Wonderbra "as a cosmetic and as a beauty enhancer rather than a functional garment". The billboard was voted in 2011 as the most iconic outdoor ad during the past five decades by the Outdoor Media Centre.[8] She was also featured in Guess? jeans campaigns, the Victoria's Secret catalog and Sports Illustrated. Herzigová has featured in a variety of international fashion magazines, gracing the covers of Vogue (France, Britain, Spain, Germany, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Poland, Turkey, Thailand), Harper's Bazaar (Britain, Spain, Ukraine, Italy, Australia) as well as Elle, Marie Claire, Numéro and Allure. She has also walked for designers including Louis Vuitton, Benedetta Dubini, Giles Deacon, Emilio Pucci and Versace.

Amongst her most recent projects, Herzigová also starred in a fashion art film by Imagine Fashion, called Decadent Control with Roberto Cavalli. It featured fashions by Agent Provocateur and H&M. Herzigová posed for the August 2004 edition of Playboy.[9] In 2006, she portrayed Venus at the 2006 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. In 2016, Herzigová featured in campaigns for Giorgio Armani and Dior Beauty.

Personal lifeEdit

Herzigová married Tico Torres, the drummer from Bon Jovi, in September 1996.[10] The couple divorced in June 1998.[citation needed]

Herzigová has three sons with Gregorio Marsiaj: George (born 1 June 2007 in Turin), Philipe (born 13 March 2011) and Edward (born April 2013).[11][12][13] In 2003, Herzigová sued Canadian retailer La Senza for $36,000 for a breach of contract. La Senza refused to pay her for a catalog photo shoot because the company did not approve of her recently shortened haircut.[14]


Title Year Role Notes
Inferno 1992 TV film
Les Anges gardiens 1995 Tchouk Tchouk Nougat
My Best Friend's Wife 1998 Frida Seta
Just for the Time Being 2000 Christine
Modigliani 2004 Olga Khokhlova
The Picture of Dorian Gray 2005 uncredited
Eva 2005 herself short by Gaspar Noé
Girl Panic! 2011 Nick Rhodes Duran Duran music video
Cha cha cha 2013 Michelle
Storyteller 2014
A Prominent Patient 2017


  1. ^ a b c Eva Herzigova at Fashion Model Directory
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  3. ^ "Amerikas Superstar "50 Cent" bei Saadi Gaddafi". Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2008.
  4. ^ Gibson, Owen; Stephen Brook (6 May 2005). "Goodbye boys! Advertising guru quits to form new agency". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  5. ^ Salkeld, Luke (5 September 2008). "Goodbye, boys... Eva Herzigova may have to cover up as the EU pulls the plug on 'sexist' TV commercials". Daily Mail. UK. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Power of the poster reveals a bigger picture". The Independent. UK. 2 March 1998. Archived from the original on 5 October 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2007.
  7. ^ Gibson, Janine (16 October 1999). "Tory advert rated poster of the century". London: The Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 22 June 2007.
  8. ^ "Eva Herzigova's Wonderbra campaign voted the most iconic ad". International Business Times. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  9. ^ Hefner, Hugh, ed. (1 August 2004). "Playboy Magazine, August 2004". Playboy – via Amazon.
  10. ^
  11. ^ Leisa Barnett (29 May 2008). "Eva Herzigova wants son to be a linguist". Vogue. UK. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  12. ^ "Eva Herzigova Gives Birth To Second Child" March 29, 2011, Star
  13. ^ "It's a boy! Eva Herzigova gives birth to third son Edward with boyfriend Gregorio".
  14. ^ "Tress Distress – Models, Too Crazy to Believe, Eva Herzigova". People. 28 April 2003. Retrieved 14 April 2011.

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