Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova is a Russian-born, UK-based supermodel. As a
child, she used to sell fruit on the streets of her hometown with
her mother and two half-sisters to make ends meet, her father
having left the family when she was a toddler. At 15, she enrolled
with a modelling academy, learned English and, aged 17, moved to
Paris - the rest, as they say, is history. Natalia has walked in
catwalk shows for every major designer and also had huge success as
an editorial and advertising campaign model (she enjoys a special
relationship with Vogue). She has three children with
British property heir Justin Portman, whom she married in 2001. The
couple officially announced their separation in June 2011. As well
as her modelling career, Natalia has played various film roles and
dedicates much of her time to charity work - in particular, for The
Naked Heart Foundation, the philanthropic organisation that she
founded to help provide a safe environment in which to play for
children living in urban Russia.

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