Rachel Weisz A Beauty at 40

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Rachel Weisz still looks cute @ 40! - the British beauty turns 40 on Monday.

Starting her career in the drama department of Britain's posh Cambridge university, Weisz soon caught the eyes of casting directors around the world and has become one of the U.K. most glamorous models

Rachel Weisz Facts

- she was offered a part in Richard Gere's movie "King David" in 1985 when she was just 14 - but her parents wouldn't let her do it.

- She gets her latin beauty from her mother's Italian ancestry.

- She has a degree from Cambridge and she is fluent in German.

- How to pronounce Weisz? say Vice!

- Rachel Weisz is linked to star Daniel Craig after splitting from Darren Aronofsky last year.

- Weisz took over from Kate Moss as the face of Burberry in 2006.

- Gemma Arterton is Rachel's biggest fan - insisting she'd "love" a career like the actress.

- Rachel Weisz was voted the woman most men want as their wife by British magazine Esquire.

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Dani Behr

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Dani Behr (born 9 July 1971 in London) is a British television presenter and singer of South African and Jewish descent.

Dani Behr Career

A graduate of the Sylvia Young Theatre School, she was discovered by Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins, who put her in his female Bros concept, Faith Hope and Charity, signed to the WEA record company. However the band was not successful and Behr moved into television production.
At the age of sixteen she was signed to present the late night Channel 4 music show The Word, which she was involved with for five years. She went on to present over 30 TV shows, including The Big Breakfast,"Hotel Babylon", Ice Warriors, and in 2002 The Saturday Show for the BBC.
After numerous presenting jobs for shows in the United States, Behr decided to move permanently to Hollywood to begin presenting "Extra" for NBC. She went on to host several more shows for Fox, NBC/Bravo, VH1, with her biggest hit so far being the 2003 reality show Boy Meets Boy". In between TV, Behr has also presented radio shows for KissFM, and has had some minor film acting roles and appeared alongside Kate Winslet, Oprah Winfrey, Glenn Close & co in the successful play "The Vagina Monologues" both in London at 'The Old Vic' and on Broadway at 'Madison Square Gardens'.

Dani Behr Personal life

Behr has dated several high-profile names whilst living in the UK, including footballer Les Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and J from boy band '5ive'.
During this time her relationships were well publicised by the tabloids. Behr married American restauranter and surfer Carl Harwin in Malibu, California, on 5 May 2005 - with pictures of the wedding featured in Hello! magazine.
They currently have a 9 month old daughter Coco.

Dani Behr Trivia

  • In 2002 was Maxim's female presenter of the year
  • Voices the safety message on Virgin Atlantic
  • Was named in "Turn A Blind Eye" by Half Man Half Biscuit. "They came for Dani Behr. I said 'she's over there, behind the wardrobe.'"

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Danielle Overgaag

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Danielle Overgaag Biography

Amsterdam's Danielle Overgaag has a BA in Management & Organization and is the host of "StudioSport". She was born in Gravenzande and resides in Amerstam. Her favorite things are working, travelling, and her dog Boey. Her favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber and she currently works on Amsterdam television.

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Danielle Lloyd

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Danielle Lloyd (born 16 December 1983, Liverpool) is an English lingerie and glamour model, and former Miss England (2004).

She was stripped of her title of Miss Great Britain 2006 after posing for nude pictures featured in the December 2006 of Playboy magazine, and her tabloid-alleged affair with one of the judges, her footballer boyfriend at that time Teddy Sheringham. As a participant in the 2007 series of Celebrity Big Brother, Lloyd, along with others, was accused of using bullying tactics and making racist comments directed against the Indian actress Shilpa Shetty. According to reports from the tabloid News of the World, Sheringham has decided to end his relationship with Lloyd as a result of her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother.

Danielle Lloyd was born in Penny Lane, Liverpool in 1983. Her parents, Jackie and Arthur Lloyd, work as a bank manager and an engineer, respectively. At the age of 3 months, Lloyd contracted whooping cough, resulting in damage to her lungs. This led to her developing asthma.

The headmaster of Lloyd's old school, St Hilda’s, Chris Yates said: "There’s no recollection of her ever being persecuted and no teacher can ever recall any incidents where Danielle was bullied. In fact I’ve been lead to believe by her former friends that the opposite is true."

On November 2, 2006, she was stripped of her title “following recent claims in the press and magazines and the publicity given on the Playboy Web site for their next issue", according to the MissGreat Britain website. The claim they were referring to was that Lloyd had been dating Teddy Sheringham, who was one of the judges of the pageant, for more than two months before her victory. This was reported by the media after she allegedly said in an interview that Sheringham bought her a pair of shoes for Christmas. Lloyd continues to claim that the relationship started after the pageant, and that the interview was made up. She attributes her topless shoot for the December 2006 issue of Playboy as the primary reason for the loss of her title.

On 11 January 2007 it was revealed that Lloyd was being sued by the Miss Great Britain company for breaking her contract and bringing the company into disrepute. The company is asking for full revelation of the sums she earned for the Playboy pictures, plus costs.

Lloyd made a memorable appearance on BBC One's Test the Nation. When asked "Who was Winston Churchill - a rapper, US President, the PM or King?", Lloyd answered "Wasn't he the first black president of America? There's a statue of him near me - that's black."

Lloyd has recently appeared in FHM and Maxim magazines and before the Big Brother racism row wrote a column for celebrityspotlight.co.uk.

Lloyd was the second housemate to enter the Big Brother House, and had amongst her possessions a blue teddy bear doused in Sheringham's aftershave.

Lloyd garnered significant negative publicity when thousands of complaints were filed with Ofcom after she, Jade Goody and Jo O'Meara, dubbed "The Witches (or Bitches) of Elstree" were accused of bullying and making racist remarks towards their fellow house mate, Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.

This behaviour also created an international outcry gaining heavy coverage in the Indian media. Gordon Brown, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer visiting India at the time, condemned the programme on the grounds that he is against anything which might damage the perception that the United Kingdom is a country of tolerance. In a statement on January 17 Channel 4 defended the programme against charges "of overt racism or racial abuse".

Lloyd's aunt directly accused her of racism, adding "It was disgusting the way Danielle treated Shilpa. I'm surprised Big Brother didn't throw her out of the house."

A newspaper interview made before Celebrity Big Brother, from November 2006, revealed Lloyd's anti-immigration views: "If I was (a politician), I'd get more people into work and stop people coming into the country. There's so many people who come into England because they know they can get benefits. People who already live here should get the jobs".

Lloyd’s mother said in the News of the World that her family has been “destroyed” by the racist row: "Danielle is at the start of her career and facing ruin because of a TV show that she thought was going to be entertaining and fun. Everything's been taken away from her as well. It has destroyed the family. I'm regretting she went in. Danielle has got a lot of questions to answer when she gets out." She denied her daughter was a racist, claiming: "She will be distraught but she's got to take responsibility. She's been stupid and naive and she's guilty of that (but) I know she didn't mean any racial connotations when she told Shilpa to go home. Danielle's been brought up amongst family friends of all different races. I swear she isn't racist."

Danielle has agreed in an attempt to revive her popularity to go on a 'date' with a competition winner. The Daily Star in promoting the article discusses how she wears 'plunging vest top and miniskirt.' when on a date and will willingly attend at any public house of the entrant's choice.

Danielle Lloyd helped open a mobile phone safety campaign after her own mobile was stolen in a Liverpool club. The Keep It Safe & Secure campaign, backed by the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit encourages mobile users to take greater safety precautions when using their phone.

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Caroline Winberg

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Caroline Winberg Biography

Caroline Winberg was born in Sollentuna, Sweden as the daughter of Thomas and Camila. Caroline enjoyed a relatively normal childhood and was something of a tomboy in her youth. In fact, it was en route to soccer training that a scout spotted the 15-year-old teenager and suggested that she consider a career in modeling. Though Caroline always harbored dreams of becoming a professional soccer player, the exotic and exciting world of modeling proved to be an irresistible force.

Caroline Winberg began her modeling modeling career at age sixteen. At seventeen she gained sudden fame, not for appearing in a well-known campaign or fashion show, but for a scandal involving herself and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. She claimed that the singer, who was 59 at the time, had been harassing her with phone calls after seeing her on the runway. Her parents, Thomas and Camila, even asked Jagger to leave their daughter in peace. The singer denied any such phone calls.

A year later, Caroline was booking local gigs and appearing in promotional spots for regional companies. It wasn’t long before she caught the eye of several well-known booking agencies -- including Women Model Management, Why Not Milan and Dominique Brussels -- and the up-and-coming model soon found herself working high-profile campaigns for notable names such as Valentino, Versace and Armani.Caroline’s burgeoning fame within the modeling industry quickly necessitated a move to New York City, where she began establishing herself as one of the hottest imports around.
She has been in campaigns for Valentino, D&G, Tommy Hifiger, Adidas by Stella Mcartney, Rolex, Chloé, Versace, Victoria's Secret and Neiman Marcus and has graced the covers of Italian Vogue, Russian Vogue, and (twice) German Vogue.

She currently lives in New York and is friends with fellow models Marija Vujovic, Gemma Ward and Lily Cole.

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Carmen Kass

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Date of Birth: September 14, 1978

Carmen Kass grew up in Estonia and moved to Milan after being approached by an Italian scout. She now enjoys a successful runway career in New York and Paris.

She loves to play Chess and won the VH1 Model of the Year for 2000.

Kass grew up in the Estonian city of Paide. When she was little girl, she lived in Sika village. Her mother worked in farm. There, she was brought up by a single mother and lived in a cramped apartment. At the age of fourteen, she was 'discovered' in a Tallinn supermarket by an Italian modeling scout. Kass had wanted to compete for the Miss Estonia title, but an offer to fly to Milan, Italy, to start a modeling career seemed like a more glamorous and lucrative option.

Carmen Kass officially moved to Paris at the age of 18. Soon after, she received exposure on the cover of magazines worldwide, such as Vogue (France) in 1997, ELLE (Australia), Image (UK), Madame Figaro, Numéro France, Vogue (France), and Vogue (US) in 1999.

In 1999, Kass modeled for top designers such as Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Prada, Versace, Fendi, Chanel, Chloe, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and Givenchy.

In addition, Kass has posed in numerous advertisements for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Donna Karan, Givenchy, Fendi, Michael Kors, Versace, and also for General Motors. She is also recognized for her appearances in a The Gap denim advertising campaign. Kass was a spokesperson for Sephora, one of the world's leading cosmetics retailers, and the Christian Dior perfume, J'adore.

As of 2006, she has appeared in campaigns for Dsquared, Pedro del Hierro, Michael Kors and Chloé with Malgosia Bela. In 2007, Kass has got ten campaigns only for the spring/summer collection, including Versace, Michael Kors, Pucci, Jones New York, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gap, Peek & Cloppenburg, Bedat & Co, Time and Et Vous?.

Carmen Kass is well-known for her distinctive runway walk. A quirk of the Estonian supermodel is that while she is very tall, her feet are quite small (about an American size seven). It is said that she sometimes simply falls out of her shoes while walking.

In 2004, Kass starred in the Estonian murder-mystery film Täna öösel me ei maga (We Won't Sleep Tonight). The international release was retitled Set Point.

Also, in February 2004, she joined Estonia's ruling Res Publica Party. Kass ran for the European Parliament after her homeland joined the European Union in May 2004. She won about 2000 votes from the Estonian electorate, but was not elected to the European Parliament.

Kass plays chess and was elected president of the Estonian National Chess League in 2004. She ran a campaign to obtain the right to organise the 2008 Chess Olympics in Tallinn; however, that right was given to Dresden, Germany.

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Carla Bruni

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Carla Bruni
Carla Bruni Tedeschi (born Turin, Italy, 23 December 1967), is an Italian supermodel, songwriter and singer. She is the daughter of rich industrialist and classical composer Alberto Bruni Tedeschi and Marysa Borini, Italian concert pianist, and sister of Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.

Born in Turin, she grew up in France from the age of five and later attended boarding school in Switzerland. She eventually returned to Paris to study art and architecture, but left school at 19 to become a model full-time.

Heiress to an Italian tyre manufacturing fortune, Bruni had no need to work, but by 1988 was among the 20 highest-paid fashion models, earning $7.5 million a year. While modelling, Bruni became a tabloid staple by dating rock stars Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger; tycoon Donald Trump; and actors Kevin Costner and Vincent Perez.

In 1998 Carla Bruni quit the world of fashion, and has since devoted herself to chanson. She sent her lyrics to Julien Clerc in 1999, based on which he composed seven tracks on his 2000 album Si j'étais elle.

Bruni, after living with Jean-Paul Enthoven, fell in love with and married his son, philosophy professor Raphaël Enthoven, who was previously married to novelist Justine Lévy. Bruni and Enthoven have a son, Aurélien, born 2001.

In 2002 her debut album Quelqu'un m'a dit, produced by Louis Bertignac, was released in Europe to great success. Her second album, No Promises containing poems by Yeats, Dickinson, and Auden set to music, was released in January 2007.

No Promises
- Released: 2007 (FR.)
- Label: Naïve
- FR. sales:
- RIAA certification:
- United World Chart sales: 107,000

Carla Bruni Quote(s)
"I don't know what the fuss is about. There are 7,000 girls." - on her "friendship" with Mick Jagger

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