Helena Christensen fashion model
December 25, 1968
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
36-26-35 in | 91.5-66-88 cm
64 kg | 141 pounds
8 US | 38.5 EU
Helena Christensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 25, 1968, is an Danish supermodel. She began her modeling career at the age of nine. She won the Miss Copenhagen competition (1986), at age of 17.
She is one of the world's best fashion models in 1980s and 1990s.
Helena is one of the original Victoria's Secret Angels.
She is one of the "The Magnificent Seven" along with Linda Evangelista, Elle Macpherson, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford.
Featured in music video for Chris Isaak's song "Wicked Game" (1991).
Her favorite hobbies are yoga, boxing, photography and swimming.
Was in a relationship with actor Norman Reedus (1998-2003), they have a son.
She dated INXS's singer Michael Hutchence (1992-1995), British singer Rasmus Walter Hansen (2004-2006), musician Jon Bon Jovi (2005) and American actor Josh Hartnett (2007-2008).
She started dating singer Paul Banks in 2008.
Long time highly ranked on Industry Icons List by models.com.
Helena is an accomplished photographer and creative director for Nylon magazine.
Good friends with actress Gwyneth Paltrow and American singer Michael Stipe.
Lives in Monaco, France and in New York City.
She began her acting career in comedy TV movie Inferno (1992) opposite Kate Moss, Tyra Banks and Eva Herzigova.
She made her big screen debut in comedy drama film Prêt-à-Porter (1994), directed by Robert Altman.
Allegro (2005) Danish drama science fiction in role as Andrea
The Christmas Party (2009) Danish comedy in role as Karen
The Reunion 3 (2016) Danish comedy in role as Isabella
She has been featured on numerous magazines covers including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Germany, Elle, GQ Italia, Tatler, GQ España, The Sunday Times Style, The Hunger, S Moda for El Pais, Madame Figaro, Marie Claire, Dansk, Vogue Italia, Citizen K International, i-D Magazine, Vogue Espana, D'Scene Magazine.
Lanvin, David Yurman, DKNY, El Corte Ingles, Ermanno Scervino, Fendi, Georges Rech, Versace, H&M, Hermes, Max Factor, Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine, Bruno Magli, Chanel, Montblanc, Valentino, Prada, Revlon, Sonia Rykiel, Rag & Bone, Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, Reebok, Karl Lagerfeld.
Walked runway for Dolce & Gabanna, Gianni Versace, Zac Posen, Dior, Gucci, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Gianfranco Ferré, Thierry Mugler, Jil Sander, Chloé.
Represented by agencies New York One Management, Paris ZZO, London Unsigned Group, Milan d'management group.
Modelling is a silly, crazy business.
I'm a fun person. I like cracking jokes and being completely nerdy.
A beautiful person is someone who stays true to themselves and their spirit; someone who is self-confident and can make you smile.
When you are modelling, you are creating a picture, a still life, perhaps something like a silent film. You convey emotion but you are only using your body.
In modelling, there is no point in trying to prove you have a brain, so why even bother? I'd sooner save the energy for something more meaningful.
I am very much aware of the visual side of things. I do a lot of photography. I often take Polaroids of things that strike me as visually interesting, just to remember them and perhaps use later.
It's incredible to have been part of fashion history - my whole career has been one big highlight.