Notable for her cover shoots for Elle, GQ-UK, Cosmopolitan-UK, and Vogue magazines, she is also recognized for her appearances in the movies D.R.E.A.M. Team and Head over Heels.
She began her modeling career in her mid teens after encountering a fashion industry scout in a swimwear store in Japan.
A philanthropist as well as a model, she established an Oklahoma-based charity known as the Native American Children's Fund.
Born to a family of Cherokee and Choctaw heritage, she was adopted as a young child. Her relationship with Fredrik Broberg resulted in two children.
She and Italian model Elisabetta Gregoraci both modeled for the Wonderbra brand.