Kate Moss was born in Croydon, Surrey,
England, on the 16th of January 1974. Her entry into the fashion
industry all started in 1988, when Kate and her family were in JFK
airport on their way back from a vacation in the Bahamas. The then
14-year-old Kate caught the eye of Sarah Ducas from the Storm Agency
in London. She approached Kate, and this chance encounter was just
Her very first modeling job was posing topless
for the cover of the cutting edge British magazine, The Face. Unfortunately
less than a year later her parents divorced, she was 15, but her
new career helped to keep her occupied. She has one brother, Nick,
who also models.
Since then the long list of magazine covers she
has graced includes Allure and Harper's Bazaar in the US; Arena,
Elle and The Face in the UK; as well as the American, British, Australian,
Italian, and Brazilian editions of Vogue. She was even on the first
issue of Russian Vogue.
In 1992 Kate was offered one million dollars,
by Calvin Klein for the ''cK'' campaign. She has appeared in ads
for the fragrances, Obsession, CK Be and CK One. She was photographed
by Mario Sorrenti, who she also dated for a while.
In addition to her daring and baring CK magazine
and billboard ad's for Calvin Klein, she has also appeared in ads
for Burberry, Cerruti 1881, De Beers Simple Diamond, Dolce and Gabbana,
Gianni Versace, L'Oreal, the Yves Saint Laurent ''Opium'' campaign,
and strutted her stuff down the catwalks for such big name designers
as Calvin Klein, Chanel and Versace.
In 1994 Kate appeared on her first calendar called
''Pirelli'' signed by Herb Ritts, alongside models, Cindy Crawford
and Helena Christensen. Her net worth was 2.2 million dollars (U.S.).
It was about this time Kate started to date fellow
partier, Johnny Depp. She met him at the trendy Café Tabac
in New York City, and they were together for over three years. Gossip
flew when she signed an autograph 'Kate Depp'. They even bought
an apartment together on the Place Dauphine, in Paris.
Recipient of the VH1 award for model of the year
in 1996, Kate Moss was unquestionably one of the most successful
and controversial models of the 90's, having earned an income of
approximately $10,000 per day. She had become known for her ultra-thin
body which started the waif look.
In 1997 Kate appeared in the Elton John Videoclip
"Something About The Way You Look Tonight." She has been
cast in other music videos such Johnny Cash's "Delia's Gone,"
and Primal Scream's "Kowalski." She also appeared in films
such as Isaac Mizrahi's Unzipped and Christy Turlington's Catwalk.
In April 1998, her estimated wealth was $26.8 million dollars, and
she was on the cover of George magazine.
Kate Moss was admitted to the $500-a-day Priority
Drug Rehab Clinic in London on November 4th 1998 suffering from
exhaustion. She says she checked in "to assess my life and
future" but Kate Moss' party and drug habits were also well
known in the industry. She was discharged January 5, 1999.
Ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp sent her a $100,000 BMW
as a get-well gift on the day of her discharge. Kate Moss immediately
took the new car for a spin. Unfortunately she left some meditation
candles burning, next to a scarf her mother gave her, which started
a fire. It ignited the room and the building was evacuated but luckily
no one was hurt.
Kate took a break for a while, and later that year
she was romantically linked to Billy Zane.
Towards the end of 2001, early 2002 she was back,
with shoots for magazines such as i-D, Photo, Harper's Bazaar, The
Face, Telegraph, and Vogue - UK alongside models, Naomi, Christy,
and Jodie, with a new look, new short blond hair!
On September 29 2002, Kate Moss and boyfriend
Jefferson Hack welcomed their daughter Lila Grace, weighing 6 1/2
lbs., she was born in the early hours of Sunday morning at St John
and Elizabeth hospital. Lila is an Arabic word meaning night.
Soon after Kate revealed that for 12 months, instead
of working, she wanted to spend lots of time with baby Lila at her
home in North London.
Since telling Jefferson that she was not ready
to settle down, she has been linked to Daniel Craig, and Jack Nicholson.
Then in early 2005 Moss began dating former Libertines' frontman
Pete Doherty, who hit the headlines due to his crack, cocaine, and
heroin abuse. They have an on-off relationship, and Kate's friendship
with best friend Sadie Frost ended because Frost didn't approve.
Kate now divides her time between London and LA,
where she is often seen at The Viper Rooms, the controversial club
owned by her one-time actor boyfriend Johnny Depp. Her estimated
worth is $30 million.