Stunningly beautiful, with enviable bodies and figures to match in terms of earnings, they are the golden girls of the fashion industry. Figuratively speaking, according to Forbes list of 10 highest paid female supermodels, they raked in the mega bucks again in 2011.
1. Gisele Bundchen $45 million
Topping the list again this year is Brazilian Gisele Bundchen (30), mother of one child. Victoria’s Secret top model, she has endorsed brands from Dior to Luis Vuitton.
2. Heidi Klum $20 million
German Heidi Klum (37), mother of four, came in second with most of her money flowing in from endorsements and a lucrative television career.
3. Kate Moss $13.5 million
English model and designer Kate Moss (36), mother of one, has a successful clothings line and deals with Versace, among others.
4. Adriana Lima $8 million
Brazilian Adriana Lima (30), mother of one, remained a hot favorite with Victoria’s Secret, Givenchy and Ricardo Tisci.
5. Alessandra Ambrosio $5 million
Brazilian Alessandra Ambrosio (30), mother of one, is a Victoria Secret angel and added to her earnings with deals with Calvin Klein and L’Oreal.
6. Daria Werbowy $4.5 million
Ukranian-Canadian model Daria Werbowy (28) has endorsed top brands, including Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Prada.
7. Lara Stone $4.5 million
Dutch model Lara Stone (27), the face for Calvin Klein, has been on Vogue’s cover thrice and endorsed brands including Luis Vuitton and Prada.
8. Carolyn Murphy $4.3 million
American model Carolyn Murphy (37), the face of EstÃ©e Laude, has also endorsed Tom Ford, Tiffany & Co and Prada.
9. Natalia Vodianova $4 million
Russian model Natalia Vodianova (29), mother of three, has endorsed YSL, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, LâOreal, Chanel and David Yurman.
10. Candice Swanepoel $2 million
South African Candice Swanepoel (23), a Victoria Secret angel, made her debut on the Forbes list of highest paid models this year.