Carmen Kass fashion model
September 14, 1978
5 ft 10.5 in | 179 cm
34-24-34 in | 87-61-87 cm
53 kg | 117 pounds
8.5 US | 39 EU
Carmen Kass was born in Tallinn, Estonia, on September 14, 1978, is an Estonian supermodel and actress. She was discovered at age of 14, in a supermarket in her hometown by a model scout from Milan. She made her catwalk debut for Chanel, Emanuel Ungaro and Valentino in 1997.
Kass walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2008.
Long time highly ranked on Industry Icons and The Money Girls List by models.com.
Carmen was the muse of Michael Kors, and the face of the brand for 10 years.
She was named model of the year at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards in 2000.
She is a talented chess player and was the president of the Estonian Chess Federation (2004-2011).
Featured in the 2001 Pirelli calendar.
Close friends with Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen.
She dated restaurant owner Richard Akiva (1998-2004).
She started dating chess player Eric Lobron in 2004.
Lives in Los Angeles.
She made her big screen debut in comedy film Zulender (2001) in role as Herself, opposite Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.
Welcome to America (2002) thriller in role as Prof. Kaia Hiiernum
Set Point (2004) thriller drama in role as Alis
Point&Shoot (2004) drama romance in role as Carmen
Harper's Bazaar Turkey, Cover Magazine, Sleek magazine, Glass Magazine, Vogue Ukraine, Marie Claire Italy, Marie Claire Spain, Vogue Hellas, Telva, Vogue Mexico, Elle Portugal, Marie Claire Estonia, Self Service Cover, Numero Korea, Harper's Bazaar Spain.
Hear The World Campaign, Gap, Ports 1961, Narciso Rodriguez L'Absolu for her Fragrance, L'Oreal Ice Blonde, Kenneth Cole, Joe Fresh, Talbots.
Walked runway for Alexis Mabille, Shiatzy Chen, Emanuel Ungaro, Hugo Boss, Tom Ford, Kanye West, Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang, Ermanno Scervino, Balmain.
Represented by agencies New York Women Management, Paris Silent, Milan Brave Model Management, Copenhagen Elite Copenhagen.
I don't think just being skinny means necessarily anorexic.
It's not really like you have a thing like a supermodel anymore. It's more of a word than a real existence. I think, also, looking at it from a designer's point of view at one point maybe they felt the stars took too much attention away from the clothes.
Places like New York are just too intense, too much about money, too much about ambition; it's all too superficial for me.
You know what I always dreamed of? That with the greenhouse effect, one day Estonia can be what L.A. is right now. I always thought when the end of the world comes, I want to be in Estonia. I think then I'd survive.