Linda Evangelista Net Worth

Linda Evangelista Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Linda Evangelista net worth is
$18 Million

Linda Evangelista Wiki Biography

Linda Evangelista was born on 10 May 1965, in St. Catharines, Ontario Canada, the daughter of Italian immigrants. She is a model, best known for being one of the most accomplished models of all time, having been featured on over 700 magazine covers. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Linda Evangelista? As of mid-2016, authoritative sources estimate a net worth that is at $18 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a model. She is considered as “The Greatest Supermodel of All Time”, and has dedicated her career exclusively to modelling. All of her activities have ensured the position of her wealth.

Linda Evangelista Net Worth $18 million

At the age of 12, Linda attended a self-improvement school where she learned poise and etiquette. She then attended Denis Morris Catholic High School. In 1981, she became a part of the Miss Teen Niagara beauty pageant, and while she did not win, she caught the attention of Elite Model Management. At 16 years old, she flew to Japan to be a model, but after becoming involved in a nude shoot, she went back home and almost quit modelling. After two years, she decided to try modelling again.

In 1984, she moved to New York City and signed with Elite Model Management, later moving to Paris. At 19 years of age, she became noticed internationally, appearing on the cover of L’Officiel. Soon she would become part of numerous international publications, including Allure, Time, Vogue, and Rolling Stone. The following year, she became the muse of Karl Lagerfeld who was the head designer of Chanel, and Linda became one of the first editorial models to successfully transition to the runway, eventually becoming a part of other fashion brands including Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Perry Ellis. She also started modelling for non-fashion companies such as Pizza Hut, Visa, and American Express. In 1986, she started a partnership with photographer Steven Meisel and would soon be a part of an advertising campaign for Revlon’s “The Most Unforgettable Women in the World”.

In 1989, Linda sported a short haircut, which over time became an international sensation; even movie stars emulated the hairstyle and it helped propel Evangelista to the top spotlight. She was one of the first models to be identified with the term “supermodel”, and became one of first five supermodels during this timel; along with Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington she was considered one of “The Trinity” of models. Evangelista appeared in the George Michael music video entitled “Freedom! 90” and then in “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for an Elite model search competition. In a Vogue interview in 1990, Linda quoted “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day” and it became one of the most famous quotes in modelling history.

She then changed her hairstyle to platinum blonde, and later switched to “technicolor” red. She started to earn the name “chameleon” because of how she could easily reinvent herself in terms of hairstyles and colors. Linda’s increasing rate would lead to other models demanding higher pay. In the 1990s, she started appearing on more billboards, and two years later, along with other supermodels, she became part of the 100th anniversary issue of Vogue.

After completing more endorsements and modelling work, she decided to retire from modelling in 1998, but then made a return to the fashion world in 2001. She continued making appearances on runways and magazines, becoming part of events including the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and then became a guest judge of “Australia’s Next Top Model”. One of her latest works was being a part of the 100th anniversary of British Vogue. She also appeared on a cover of Zoo Magazine’s 50th issue.

For her personal life, Linda married Gerald Marie in 1987 but they divorced in 1993. She also dated actor Kyle MacLachlan and they became engaged in 1995 but broke up three years later. She then had a relationship with soccer player Fabien Barthez, and got pregnant but had a miscarriage; eventually, their relationship ended in 2002. She also dated Peter Morton from 2006 to 2013.

Full NameLinda Evangelista
Net Worth$18 Million
Date Of BirthMay 10, 1965
Place Of BirthSt. Catharines, Canada
Height1.75 m
EducationDenis Morris Catholic High School
SpouseGerald Marie (m. 1987–1993)
ChildrenAugustin James Evangelista
ParentsMarisa Evangelista, Tomaso Evangelista
1Listen to your mother. She was right all a long.
2[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.
3People 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.
4I don't diet. I just don't eat as much as I'd like to.
5"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.)
6It was God who made me so beautiful. If I weren't, then I'd be a teacher.
1She is the longtime muse of photographer Steven Meisel, who also happens to be one of her closest friends.
2She had her long hair cut short in 1988, which she described as a "bowl cut with sideburns". The haircut launched many copies around the world and was even sported by celebrities including Demi Moore in Ghost (1990).
3Appeared with supermodel friends Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford in George Michael's music video "Freedom 90" as directed by David Fincher and photographed by Jeff Cronenweth.
4Her last name (spelled as: ewangelista) means "the Author of the Gospel" in Polish (where "Gospel" means "Ewangelia").
5In 1991, The fashion house Lanvin paid her $20,000 to walk in their Haute couture show for the spring/summer season, a then-record amount.
6Her first major fashion magazine cover was for the November 1984 issue of L'Officiel.
7Holds the record for the most appearances on the cover of Vogue Italia.
8In 2013 was named the exclusive face of the new fragrance Loewe Aura.
9Enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking, skiing, and pilates.
10Arthur Elgort first photographed her because of her resemblance to Joan Severance whom he referred to as his "muse.".
11Her mother enrolled her in modeling school when she was 12 years old because of her striking resemblance to Joan Severance.
12Her parents were both born in Italy.
13Expected a baby with Fabien Barthez in 1999, but suffered a miscarriage. They separated in 2000.
14Appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, one of Patrick DeMarchelier's earliest photo shoots for the fashion magazine. [September 1992]
15Appeared 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]
16In 2005, was recipient of the World Style Award by the Women's World Awards in Leipzig, Germany.
17CBC/Fashion File honored Linda with its viewers choice award for Greatest Supermodel of All Time in March, 2008.
18Cites late 70s/early 80s model Joan Severance as her modeling idol.
19At 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 was not revealed until 2011 when she filed court papers for child support against her sons biological father, François-Henri Pinault.
20Was ranked #8 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
21In Portuguese, Spanish and Italian her surname means "gospel singer"; "gospel writer".
22One of the five supermodels. The others are Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Naomi Campbell.
23In Portuguese and Spanish, her name means "beautiful", "pretty".
24Received a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto in June of 2003
25Plays the accordion.
26Is of Italian decent.
27Her father, brother, and uncle all work for General Motors.
28Has changed her hair color a minimum of twelve times.
29Met 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.
30Named by people magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People In the World" (1990).
31Entered the Miss Teen Niagra beauty pageant in 1981 and lost. She was nonetheless spotted by a scout from Elite Model Management who gave her his business card. She waited two years before calling him.
32Cousin of Vanessa Evangelista, who also models.
33Was ranked #2 (after Cindy Crawford) on MTV's House of Style (1989) list of the top models of the 1990's.
34Recieved a special lifetime achievement award at the 1997 VH1 Fashion and Music Awards.
35Has four dogs Coco, Willow Flower, Enzo, and Willy.


L'Oréal: Récital Préférence2007Short
Sex and the City2003TV SeriesSaleswoman
The Loss of Sexual Innocence1999Italian Woman (uncredited)


The Diving Bell and the Butterfly2007special thanks
Unzipped1995Documentary very special thanks


Australia's Next Top Model2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Fashion News Live2006-2015TV SeriesHerself
Pop Models2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Mademoiselle C2013DocumentaryHerself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself
2005 Women's World Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Good Morning Australia2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael1999Video documentaryHerself ("Freedom '90" / "Too Funky" videos)
MTV Europe Music Awards 19981998TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Dennis Pennis R.I.P.1997VideoHerself
Very Important Pennis1997TV SeriesHerself
MTV Fashionably Loud: The Event1997TV MovieHerself - Model
The Sunday Show1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
1996 VH1 Fashion Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1995TV SeriesHerself
Unzipped1995DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Ready to Wear1994Herself (uncredited)
Top Models: Once Upon a Time - The Cinderellas of High Fashion Tell Their Stories1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
Primero izquierda1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Models: The Film1991Video documentaryHerself

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20 to 12007-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
L'amour fou2010/IIDocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis'2009VideoHerself
60/902008TV SeriesHerself
La noche desesperada2007TV MovieHerself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHerself - #65: More Things They Shouldn't Have Said
I Love the 1990s2001TV Series documentaryHerself

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