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Friday, March 28, 2008

Carla Bruni - The New Princess of England!

A Brief and to the Point Bio:

Carla Bruni Tedeschi was born the December 23, 1968, in Turin, Italy. The heiress of a tire manufacturing fortune from her native city, Carla Bruni probably didn't even need to pursue the lucrative modeling career she presently has, considering the fortune that awaited her.

Nonetheless, the multitude of fashion shows and modeling shoots she has appeared in has led to her inclusion in BusinessAge's list of the 20 highest-paid models in 1998.

Carla Bruni is discovered

Like most models that have made it huge in the modeling industry, Carla Bruni didn't originally aspire to become a model. After relocating to Paris at age 5, Carla moved to Switzerland to study at a boarding school.

She finally returned to Paris, where her brother Virginio's girlfriend encouraged her to pursue a modeling career. Pretty much convinced, Carla Bruni dropped her arts and architecture classes at the University of Paris at the age of 19 to become a full-time model.

Signed with City Models in Paris, Carla Bruni has since become one of the fashion industry's most famous faces (not to mention bodies). Her whirlwind climb to the top started out when Paul Marciano, the President and Creative Director of GUESS? Inc., saw a picture of her face in a stack of pictures of aspiring models. The same man who later discovered Shana Zadrick and Josie Maran knew that Carla Bruni had what it takes to become a star.

Carla Bruni models for guess?

By the time she had appeared in several GUESS? ad campaigns (one with Estelle Hallyday), Carla Bruni was signed with Women Model Management in New York, Marilyn in Paris and Storm in London, and was appearing in ads for big-time designers like Chanel cosmetics and Prada.

The list of print ads that Carla Bruni has appeared in include Blumarine, Caractere, Cesare Paciotti, Christian Dior, Escada Couture, Giorgio Grati, Givenchy, L'Oreal, MaxMara, Morgan, and Suzuki.

Carla Bruni's face was even chosen over Laetitia Casta's for an international mutual fund campaign for BNP Paribas Asset Management's Parvest umbrella fund, with the tag line "The most beautiful investment in the world." Indeed.

As for fashion shows, couture houses such as Valentino, Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Chanel, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, and John Galliano were rushing to get Carla Bruni on their catwalks, and she has been a staple on the fashion show scene since 1993.

Carla Bruni's brown hair, blue eyes and beautiful skin have graced the covers of Elle Australia in 1995 and 1996, Elle Hong Kong in 1996, Elle UK in 1995, Glamour Italy in 1995, Max in 1996, and L' Officiel France in 1995.

Carla Bruni dates Mick jagger, Eric Clapton and Donald Trump

Not only has she been on countless international magazine covers, but she has also been the subject of magazine gossip, as she has been romantically linked to Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, tycoon Donald Trump, and actors Kevin Costner and Vincent Perez. Carla Bruni was supposedly the reason behind Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall's estrangement, as well as the one who came between Donald Trump and Marla Maples.

Carla Bruni marries France president Nicolas Sarkozy

Carla Bruni's latest taste in guys seems to be powerful Frenchmen. She dated French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius, and she married France's president Nicolas Sarkozy in February 2008 (it wasn't until January '08 that they confirmed their relationship).


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