Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio

Brazilian model (born 1981)
more_vert
Alessandra Ambrosio
pencil

Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio (born April 11, 1981) is a Brazilian model and actress. Ambrosio is known for her work with Victoria's Secret and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company's PINK line. Ambrosio is currently one of the Victoria's Secret Angels and has modeled for brands such as Next, Armani Exchange, Christian Dior, and Ralph Lauren.

In 2012, she was ranked number six on Forbes' list of the highest-paid models, estimated to have earned $6.6 million in one year. She is often cited by the popular media as one of the world's sexiest women. As an Angel, she was chosen as one of People magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People in the World" in May 2007.

Early life Ambrosio was born in Erechim, Brazil on April 11, 1981. Her parents are Brazilians of Italian and Polish ancestry and own a petrol station. She enrolled at a modelling class at the age of 12, and at the age of 14, she was one of 20 finalists for the 1995 Elite Model Look national competition for Brazil. Ambrosio was always insecure about her large ears, and at the age of 11, she had cosmetic surgery to have her ears pinned back, though two years later she suffered complications. In 2006, she appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, and said that the surgery was a bad experience and has discouraged her from ever getting plastic surgery again.

Career Modeling When Ambrosio was 12 years old, she partook in modeling classes, and then began modeling for Dilson Stein at age 15. Competing in Brazil's Elite Model Look competition started her modeling career in earnest. Her first notable modeling job was shooting the cover of Brazilian Elle magazine. Elite passed along some of her Polaroids to Guess which led her booking the Millennium GUESS? campaign. She has since appeared in advertising campaigns for Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Escada, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Guess, Emporio Armani, Moschino, Gap, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Revlon, and the Pirelli Calendar. She has walked the catwalks for designers such as Prada, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Bottega Veneta, Escada, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Halston, Vivienne Westwood, Giles Deacon, and Oscar de la Renta. She has appeared in numerous international magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Ocean Drive, Vogue and was the only model to appear on the cover of Glamour in the United States in 2006.

In 2004, Ambrosio launched her line of swimwear called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, a division of Rosa Chá. It sold 10,000 units in its first month on the market. Ambrosio was the face for the UK company Next and starred in their first television campaign in 12 years. On the July 2009 cover of Marie Claire, Ambrosio appeared in a spread with Sacha Baron Cohen to promote Baron Cohen's 2009 film Brüno.

Ambrosio became the face of Brazilian sportswear brand Colcci costarring with Ashton Kutcher in a denim ad. She was ranked No. 5 on Forbes' The World's Top-Earning Models list, with an estimated earnings of $5 million over 2010–2011. In October 2011, Ambrosio became Vogue's blogger, commenting on her wardrobe by posting one photo of herself each day for a month. In August 2012, she appeared in the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony as part of Rio de Janeiro's handover show.

In spring 2014, Ambrosio launched her own fashion and lifestyle brand named Ále by Alessandra in a collaboration with American retailer Cherokee. The line features casual wear to formal attire and is aimed at females between 18 and 35 years old. The apparel line was first shown by Southern California-based retailer Planet Blue. For this brand, Ambrosio used her intellectual property company, Silver Sunrise LLC, which works with Cherokee as its global licensing agent.

Ambrosio appeared in the February 2016 issue of GQ alongside Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ambrosio was chosen by NBC alongside fellow Brazilian model Adriana Lima as the channel's food and culture correspondents for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Victoria's Secret By 2006, she was selected as the first spokesmodel for the Victoria's Secret "PINK" line In 2005, she walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway wearing lingerie made entirely out of candy. In the 2008 edition of the Fashion Show, she walked the runway three months after giving birth to her first child, and opened the show the following year in 2009. The 2011 show saw her wearing the heaviest wings (30 lb) ever made for the show while pregnant with her second child. In 2012, Ambrosio was chosen to wear the "Fantasy Bra". The Floral Fantasy Bra, created by London Jewelers, features amethysts, rubies, sapphires and diamonds (including a 20-carat white diamond in the center), all set in rose and yellow gold, according to InStyle. There's also a matching belt adorned with more than 5,200 precious stones. In 2014, she wore the Dream Fantasy Bra, alongside her fellow angel Adriana Lima. Both of the bras cost $2.5 million each.

Television and film appearances Ambrosio has made several television appearances, notably a cameo as herself on HBO's Entourage; The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn; Late Night with Conan O'Brien; A guest judge on Project Runway Season 2: Team Lingerie and twice on The Tyra Banks Show. She also appeared on America's Next Top Model in the series' 20th cycle.

In 2006, she had a cameo in the box-office hit film Casino Royale, appearing briefly as Tennis Girl #1. Ambrosio guest-starred on the How I Met Your Mother episode "The Yips" on November 26, 2007 with her fellow Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr, and Heidi Klum. She also made a cameo appearance during the New Girl episode "Prince".

Ambrosio made her acting debut in the Brazilian telenovela Verdades Secretas, which premiered on Rede Globo on June 8, 2015, playing the role of former top model Samia. She appeared as herself in the 2016 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

Personal life Ambrosio has been engaged to businessman Jamie Mazur, founder of RE/DONE jeans, since 2008, and they have two children, Anja Louise (b. 2008) and Noah Phoenix (b. 2012), both born in Florianópolis. Alessandra also holds a very active Facebook page in which she posts personal and professional photos as well as many motivational and inspirational quotes either through captions or through dedicated posts, thus securing over three million fans on the social media site.

Ambrosio serves as an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

View details Hide details
expand_more
Alessandra Ambrosio was born on Saturday, 11 April 1981 in Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Her full name at birth was Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio. She is best known as a model. Ambrosio's country of citizenship (nationality) is Brazilian. Her religion is listed as Roman Catholic. She is 5' 9¼" (176 cm) tall and weighs 112 lbs (51 kg) with a slim build. She has light brown eyes and light brown hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $60,000,000 US dollars. Alessandra Ambrosio is 43 years old and her zodiac star sign is Aries.

You can find people similar to Alessandra Ambrosio by visiting our lists The American Library (Yinka Shonibare, 2018) people and Elite Model Management models.

Full name at birth
Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio
pencil
Claim to fame
Top Sexiest Models, Victoria Secret Model
pencil
Date of birth
11 April 1981
pencil
Place of birth
Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
pencil
Age
Occupation
Fashion/Runway Model, Actress, Entrepreneur
pencil
Occupation category
pencil
Nationality
pencil

PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
5' 9¼" (176 cm)
pencil
Weight
112 lbs (51 kg)
pencil
Build
pencil
Hair color
pencil
Eye color
pencil
Gender
pencil
Ethnicity
pencil
Sexuality
pencil
Religion
pencil
Zodiac sign
Distinctive feature
Piercings: Navel; nose; tongue
add_black pencil
Tattoo
Lower back above left ass cheek.
add_black pencil
Dress size
4
pencil
Shoe size
10 (US), 42.5 (EU), 8.5 (UK), 270 (J)
pencil
Pets add_black pets

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Net worth
$60,000,000 USD
pencil
High school add_black high school
University add_black university
Talent agency
  • Way Model Management - Sao Paolo
  • CAA Fashion - New York
  • Viva Models - Barcelona
  • Priscillas Model Management - Sydney
add_black pencil
Political affiliation add_black political affiliation
Political party add_black political party
"Take care of yourself, be healthy, and always believe you can be successful in anything you truly want."
  • Has a younger sister named Aline Ambrósio, a lawyer.
  • Ranked #2 on AskMen.com's 'Top 99 Most Desirable Women' of 2008.
  • When she first came to New York, Gisele Bündchen lent her her apartment for two weeks and Adriana Lima helped her translate English.
  • She is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret and was chosen as their first spokes-model for Victoria's Secret Pink line.
  • Aside from modeling work, she is the National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

This page is the FamousFix profile for Alessandra Ambrosio. Content on this page is contributed by editors who belong to our editorial community. We welcome your contributions... so please create an account if you would like to collaborate with other editor's in helping to shape this website.

On the Alessandra Ambrosio page you will be able to add and update factual information, post media and connect this topic to other topics on the website. This website does skew towards famous actors, musicians, models and sports stars, however we would like to expand that to include many other interesting topics.

Terms of Use · Copyright · Privacy
Copyright 2006-2024, FamousFix · 0.61s