German supermodel who became famous for walking the catwalks during the 1990s. In 2002, it was estimated that she amassed a net worth of $55 million.
Before she was discovered at a local night club, she wanted to be a lawyer and join her father's practice.
She has appeared on over 500 covers during her lengthy career as a model.
She has been compared in both looks and attitude to former French model Brigitte Bardot.