Date of Birth10 May 1965, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Height5' 9½" (1.77 m)
|Gérald Marie||(4 July 1987 - 1993) (divorced)|
TriviaHas four dogs Coco, Willow Flower, Enzo, and Willy.
Recieved a special lifetime achievement award at the 1997 VH1 Fashion and Music Awards.
Was ranked #2 (after Cindy Crawford) on MTV's "House of Style" (1989) list of the top models of the 1990's.
Cousin of Vanessa Evangelista, who also models.
Entered the 'Miss Teen Niagra' beauty contest at the age of 12 and lost.
Named by people magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People In the World" (1990).
Met actor Kyle MacLachlan on the set of an ad for Barney's New York in 1992 and they began dating that year and became engaged in 1994, but seperated in early 1998.
Has changed her hair color a minimum of twelve times.
Her father, brother, and uncle all work for General Motors.
Is of Italian decent.
Plays the accordion.
Measurements: 34B-24-34 1/2 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Received a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto in June of 2003
In Portuguese and Spanish, her name means "beautiful", "pretty".
One of the five supermodels. The others are Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Naomi Campbell.
In Portuguese, Spanish and Italian her surname means "gospel singer"; "gospel writer".
Was ranked #8 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
At the age of 41, she gave birth to her first child. Her son, Augustin James Evangelista was born on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 in New York City. The father has not been named, but is believed to be a NYC architect.
Cites late 70s/early 80s model Joan Severance as her modeling idol.
CBC/Fashion File honored Linda with its viewers choice award for Greatest Supermodel of All Time in March, 2008.
In 2005, was recipient of the World Style Award by the Women's World Awards in Leipzig, Germany.
Appeared in a Mario Testino photo shoot for Vanity Fair magazine alongside supermodels Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. The pictorial covered pages 182 through 193. [September 2008]
Appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, one of Patrick DeMarchelier's earliest photo shoots for the fashion magazine. [September 1992]
Expected a baby with Fabien Barthez in 1998, but it was stillborn. They separated in 2000.
Personal QuotesIt was God who made me so beautiful. If I weren't, then I'd be a teacher.
"We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day." (Spoken in Vogue in 1990 to Jonathan Van Meter, talking about money and how she and a few other models were calling the shots and changing the game.)
I don't diet. I just don't eat as much as I'd like to.
People think modeling's mindless, that you just stand there and pose, but it doesn't have to be that way. I like to have a lot of input. I know how to wear a dress, whether it should be shot with me standing or sitting.
[In 2005, retracting her statement about not getting out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.] I can't stand the way this follows me around. I said it a long time ago, and I hope today I am a different person. Now I get out of bed for a much better reason. I'm part of a team that raises millions of dollars and raises awareness of HIV and AIDS all over the world.
CareerEvangelista later moved to New York City and signed with Elite Model Management there. She then moved to Paris, France, to further her career. She also appeared in music videos with George Michael.
Evangelista jokingly uttered the quote, "We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day",(often misquoted as: "We don't get out of bed for less than..." or "I don't get out of bed for less than...") Spoken in Vogue (1990) to Jonathan van Meter, talking about money and how she and a few other models were calling the shots and changing the game.
In the late 1980s, she cut all her hair off to brandish a little-boy-style haircut and was promptly cancelled from all the important runway shows that season. This was the first of many dramatic hairstyle changes. Within months, she appeared on magazine covers everywhere and many women emulated the hairstyle.
In 2007, she signed a multiple-year exclusive contract with the cosmetics company L'Oreal Paris. It was announced in early 2008 that she would be featured in the Prada Fall 2008 campaign seen in magazines internationally.
She is signed to DNA Model Management in New York City, and Models 1 in London