10 of the World's Female Supermodels

Not just any fashion model can be labeled "Supermodel". The criteria for becoming a Supermodel is not defined, however the women have a lot of consistent traits. Most supermodels have modeled for the top fashion designers and labels and are the highest paid. Since the 80's and 90's only a few women from that era have been able to stand the test of time. As they are still sought after by the public.

here's the 10 of the World's Female Supermodels who made their marks in glamour and fashion.
1 - Heidi Klum

Famous as: Supermodel
Birth Date: June 1, 1973
Birth Place: Germany
Claim to fame: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

This German supermodel started out in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and the Victoria's Secret catalog. She also appeared on several T.V. shows and now produces Telivision shows. Heidi Klum is one of the sexiest supermodels to have ever walked the runway, so enjoy the sexy picture gallery we put together for your viewing pleasure.
2 - Tyra Banks

Famous as: Supermodel
Birth Date: December 4, 1973
Birth Place: Los Angeles California, USA
Claim to fame: Vicotria's Secret Model

Started out at 17 years of age in Paris, runway modeling. She later posed for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and is most famous for her work as a Victoria's Secret model. She now hosts her own talk show called "The Tyra Banks Show".
3 - Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima was discovered in a local mall in Brasil . She moved to New York and did runway work and appeared on major fashion magazines. She then became a GUESS? girl and a victoria's secret angel. She is one of the highest paid supermodels in the world.

In 2009 she married Serbian basketball player Marko Jarić. So please enjoy this feature on Adriana Lima that includes pictures, videos, related news and wallpapers.
4 - Kate Moss

Famous as: Supermodel
Birth Date: January 16, 1974
Birth Place: Croydon, England
Claim to fame: "The Face" British magazine

This 32 year old model has been through a lot in her life. She started modeling at 14 and was scriticized for her very thin body. She has graced over 300 magazine covers. She continues to work in 2006.
5 - Gisele Bundchen

Famous as : Supermodel
Birth Date : July 20 1980
Birth Place : Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Claim to fame : 1999 VH1 Model of the year

Gisele is the world's richest supermodel. She was discovered in Brasil and at a young age moved to New York to model and started appearing on the cover of many magazines internationally. Now she is known all over the world.
6 - Milla Jovovich

Milla was discovered at the tender age of 11. She was featured in Revlon's "Most Unforgettable Women in the World" advertisements. At a young age, she appeared on the cover of many fashion magazines which spurred her acting career. She gained notoriety as an actress with the romance film Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) and then acted along side Bruce Willis in the science fiction film The Fifth Element (1997). Besides acting and modeling she released a critically-acclaimed musical album, The Divine Comedy in 1994. She and model Carmen Hawk created the clothing line Jovovich-Hawk. Their clothes can be found at Fred Segal in Los Angeles, Harvey Nichols, and over 50 stores around the world.
7 - Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford is one of the greatest supermodels of all time. She was discovered when she was just 16 years old while working at her summer job (pollinating corn). She entered the John Casablancas Look of the year contest and came in 2nd place. That convinced her to persue a full-time modeling career. Since then she became a host for MTV's House of Style and starred in the famous Pepsi commercials. She has graced over 600 fashion magazine covers, has walked down the biggest fashion runways and posed for playboy magazine twice. She made her movie debut in 1995 with the movie Fair Game and made several successful exercise videos.
8 - Naomi Campbell

Famous as : Supermodel
Birth Date : 22nd May 1970
Birth Place : Streatham, South London, England
Claim to fame : Cover of Vogue Magazine

Naomi Campbell is a British supermodel who first appeared in Bob Marley's music video for his song Is This Love? at the age of seven. At 15 she was discovered for modeling while she was window shopping in a shopping district in London, England. She started her career as a catwalk model and was quickly introduced into the american market in some high profile advertising campaigns. She has has appeared on more than 500 magazine covers and most notably she posed nude for playboy. She is also known for her anger problems and feuds. She has done alot in her career, she recorded music, walked down international runways, appeared in music videos and starred in films.
9 - Laetitia Casta

Famous as : Supermodel
Birth Date : 11 May 1978
Birth Place : Pont-Audemer, Normandy, France
Claim to fame : Fashion Ad campaigns

She was discovered by a photographer during a family holiday in Corsica. She quickly became a hot item in the fashion world and has been featured in numerous major ad campaigns and over 100 magazine covers. She has made several appearances in french films and television productions. Laetitia has two children, one with former boyfriend Stéphane Sednaoui and one with fiance Stefano Accorsi. This french beauty has taken the right steps to become a star.
10 - Alessandra Ambrosio

Famous as : Supermodel
Birth Date : April 11, 1981
Birth Place : Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Claim to fame : Cover Elle Magazine

Alessandra was discovered in Brazil and has since modeled for Guess?, Victoria's Secret and Christian Dior, just to name a few. She has also made several television appearances and enjoy's eating chocolate every day and works out twice a month with her brazilian trainer on her behind to keep her sexy body fit.