Tatjana Patitz fashion model
May 25, 1966
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
36-24-36 in | 90-60-90 cm
57 kg | 125 pounds
9.5 US | 41 EU
Tatjana Patitz was born in Hamburg, Germany, on May 25, 1966 is a German model and actress. Tatjana was discovered in the Elite Model Look contest, at the age of seventeen (1983).
She is one of the world's best fashion models in the 1980s and 1990s.
Patitz is one of the "big five" supermodels, along with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington.
She featured in music video for George Michael "Freedom! '90", Korn "Make Me Bad" (2000), Nick Kamen "Tell Me" (1988) and Duran Duran "Skin Trade" (1987).
Featured on seven covers of American Vogue and thirteen covers of British Vogue.
Long time highly ranked on Industry Icons List by models.com.
Learned to ride horses at the age of seven.
She is a vegetarian.
She was in a long relationship with English singer Seal.
She has a son, Jonah, born in 2004.
Lives on a ranch in Malibu, California.
She made her big screen debut in crime film Rising Sun (1993) in role as Cheryl Lynn Austin, opposite Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes.
Restraining Order (1999) thriller action in role as Leight Woodfield, opposite Eric Roberts
Prêt-à-Porter (1994) comedy drama in role as Herself, directed by Robert Altman
Has been featured on over 200 magazine covers including American French, Italian, German, Spanish, Australian and British Vogue, Yo Dona Spain, Gloria Magazine, Madame Germany, Telegraph Magazine, Marie Claire Italy, Marie Claire France, Elle UK, Scene Magazine, Elle Italia, Amica Germany, Rolling Stone.
Esprit, AVON, Jigsaw, Pantene, Borbonese, Dockers, Ralph Lauren, L'Oréal, Revlon, Gloria Vanderbilt, Brunello Cucinelli, Marina Rinaldi, Shiseido, Hogan, Bulgari, S. Oliver.
Walked runway for Etro, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Jil Sander, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Helmut Lang, Karl Lagerfeld.
Represented by agencies Viva Paris, Milan d'management group, Viva London, Elite Amsterdam, Hamburg Mega Model Agency.
I want to do more documentaries and travel to places I haven't been. That is where I think I can be fulfilled.
Some models are naturally very thin, but if they aren't naturally like that, then what these girls do to their health to fit in... To be a size zero or a two when you're tall is incredible to me.
It would be nice if models were allowed to be a more healthy weight - for the models, and for the young women who look up to them. We were athletic and healthy, and we looked like women.
I loved making Rising Sun. I got into the psychology of why she liked to get strangled and tied up in plastic bags. It has to do with low self-esteem.