German supermodel who first gained attention after being featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for becoming a Victoria's Secret angel. She gained further notoriety after becoming the host of Lifetime's reality series Project Runway.
Up until she won a modeling contest at age 18, she had wanted to become a fashion designer.
There is a species of rose named after her.
She had her first child, a daughter named Helene, in May 2004 with Flavio Briatore. She then had three children, Johan, Henry and Lou, with singer Seal during their seven year marriage. She dated Martin Kirsten for over a year before they separated in January 2014.