Natalia Vodianova

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  • Name: Natalia Vodianova ( Natalia Vodyanova )
  • Date of birth: 28 February 1982
  • Age: 34 years
  • Place of birth: Nizhny Novgorod
  • Height: 178
  • Activity: the Russian supermodel, actress and philanthropist
  • Marital status: civil marriage

    Natalia Vodianova biography

    Biography Natalia Vodianova, Cinderella from Nizhny Novgorod, really like a fairy tale. This is the story of a meteoric rise to dizzying heights from the what is called the bottom.

    Natalia Vodianova was born in a modest family. Father Michael Vodianova, the girl does not remember. Three daughters, Natasha’s mother, Larisa Gromova, educate yourself. One of the girls was a disabled child – sister Oksana, Vodianova was born with severe autism and cerebral palsy.

    Her mother had a very tight, and Natalia helped her to sell in the market fruit, carrying 30-pound boxes of goods. On new clothes, Natalia did not even dream had to continue wearing old. At the age of 15 years old schoolgirl entered the Nizhny Novgorod pedagogical College, and 16 Vodianova enrolled in a modeling Agency «Eugene».

    One of the hits, the girl noticed scout Agency Viva Model Management and invited to the casting of the French Agency in Moscow. Further events developed according to the scenario of this tale. After a few months she went to Paris, where he began modeling biography Natalia Vodianova.

    The catwalks of the world

    In 1999, in Paris at one of the competitions Vodianova noticed himself Jean-Paul Gaultier. Immediately after the competition well-known fashion designer has offered aspiring models work. Early career was not easy. The competition was incredible, and all the money went for food and rent.

    Helped the Russian beauty wealthy Frenchman, a doctor by profession. He took her in and solved many everyday problems. And yet – helped Natalia to focus on learning English and working. He is now a friend and later even became the godfather of the child of Vodianova.

    After attending the Russian model at new York fashion week on Natalia Vodianova was showered with offers. And soon she took part in Gucci, Ives Saint-Laurent, Calvin Klein. The model was filmed for the famous editions of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

    In 2002, Vodianova was the most popular model at new York fashion week. There she performed for nineteen designers. At the same time, Natalia becomes the «face and body» of Calvin Klein, who signed with a Russian model contract. In the same year, the girl opened and closed the shows of collections of Ives Saint-Laurent, which are considered the most prestigious in the world of fashion.

    But the real triumph for a girl from the provinces began shooting for a calendar for 2004 Pirelli. That honor falls only to the most beautiful women in the world. Natalia Vodianova, according to the Sunday Times, went into the third hundred of the richest people in the UK. So, in 2003, the model earned more than 3.6 million pounds.

    At the beginning of 2008, already in the status of mothers of large families, Natalia Vodianova has announced her retirement from modeling. She decided to devote herself to her family, children and charity. The appearance of Natalia at the fashion show Haute Couture Valentino became the latest in a career of a model.


    Poor and troubled childhood, the disease sister Oksana forever etched in my memory Vodianova. When the popularity and wealth brought her to the top of Olympus, Natalia is not hard. In 2004, a successful model with an international reputation founded her own Foundation «Naked heart» for the construction of playgrounds in Russia and abroad.

    Logo for the Fund has developed and drawn first husband Natalia Vodianova Justin Portman. For a short period, the Fund has built more than one hundred playgrounds and parks in 68 Russian cities.

    Personal life

    As befits a true Cinderella story, in my personal life Natalia Vodianova appeared Prince. In Paris on one of the private parties Natalia met a collector of paintings and freelance artist Justin Portman. 33-year-old English aristocrat and a Russian model is not immediately liked each other. Their acquaintance was marked by scandal. But on the second day Portman called Vodianova, apologized and offered to meet. Since then, the couple had not separated.

    At the beginning of the 2001 model went on a photo shoot in Africa. Traveled together with his Russian wife and an English aristocrat. In Europe, Natalia came back pregnant. Justin Portman at the time the son born was next to Natasha.

    Their first son Lucas was born in London, and six weeks after his birth Vodianova is back on the podium. Motherhood had no effect on the appearance of a supermodel. The young mother continued to work, but now everywhere around her was Justin and Lucas.

    The wedding of Natalia Vodianova and Justin Portman played after the birth of a son. Marriage recorded September 1, 2002 in Russia, in St. Petersburg. The occasion was a success. Walked extensively, in Russian, three days a Banquet for the guests was organized at the Peterhof. For the newlyweds and their guests rented the Throne room of the Great Palace and even turned on the fountains. Guests were entertained by ballet dancers of the Mariinsky theatre. Soon the couple had a daughter Neva. And in 2007-m – son Victor.

    But every tale has an end. Personal life Natalia Vodianova and Justin Portman ended in divorce. Natalia met a new love. French billionaire, the son of the owner of the concern LVMH Antoine Arnault and Natalia Vodianova met in 2007, but the romance between them has taken hold only in 2011. First Natalia appeared with Arno, being married to Portman.

    In August 2013, life Natalia Vodianova went for a new scenario: she accepted the offer Antoine to move from London to the bustling Paris. May 2, 2014 Natalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault’s son Maxim was born. And in June 2016 in the family was born the son of Roman, who was the fifth child of Vodianova.


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