Eva Herzigova is a Czechoslovakia-born model and actress who has been a versatile celebrity in her 26 years of career life. Eva Herzigova became famous for modeling for the first Wonderbra campaign. Subsequently, her incredible talent and hard work have paid off as she has been ranked #15 in Channel 5’s “World’s greatest supermodel”
Early Life and Childhood
Eva Herzigova was born on 10th March 1973 in Litvinov in the state of Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. As per Wikipedia, her father is an electrician named Jiri and her mother is an accountant. However, according to IMDb, her mother is a secretary and her father is a mining engineer. Nevertheless, they taught her to be an independent being. She grew up in the picturesque mountain village with her sister Lenka Vyšínová far from the fashion capitals of the world.
Nevertheless, she excelled at gymnastics, basketball, and skiing during her childhood. Yet no information regarding her educational accomplishments is available. Also, her siblings were also athletic during their youth. Further, her current age as of 2023 is 50 years.
Eva Herzigova – Career and Professional Life
Eva is a fashion model and editor-at-Large for Vogue Czechoslovakia. Moreover, Eva was discovered at age 17 while on a family day trip to Germany. The American modeling firm, Madison approached her to enter a beauty contest sponsored by the firm itself. She then entered the contest and won it in Prague in the year 1989.
Soon after that, she became a member of Thomas Zeumer’s Metropolitan Models. Her popularity got bigger as she flew to Paris to pursue her modeling career. Her first important modeling was for the first Wonderbra campaign.
Then advertising executive Trevor Beattie, working for TBWA/London, developed an ad for Sara Lee‘s “Hello Boys” Wonderbra campaign in 1994. It featured a close-up image of Herzigová wearing a black Wonderbra. The ad used only two words: “Hello boys.” The campaign was ground-breaking and controversial for demeaning women. However, the Canada-based lingerie fashion label clarified that they wanted the ad campaign to motivate women to see the Wonderbra as a cosmetic and as a beauty enhancer rather than a functional garment.
Nevertheless, the influential poster was featured in an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and it was voted in at number 10 in a “Poster of the Century” contest. Simultaneously she made an appearance in the campaign for Guess Jeans in 1992. It was a print advertisement and she continued her association for the next two years. Also in the same year, Eva appeared in her first film, Inferno alongside several fellow supermodels. Inferno is a UK TV movie. Further, Eva was also featured in Victoria’s Secret catalog and Sports Illustrated.
Modeling and more
Apart from this, she has modeled for popular brands like the Maybelline cosmetics line in television and print ads from 1995 to 1998. During this period, Eva also starred in two films, Guardian Angel and L’amico del Cuore. She also modeled for Calvin Klein Jeans and signed with L’Oreal television commercials in 2008. The following year Herzigova appeared in television commercials for Dolce &Gabbana Women’s Fragrance alongside fellow supermodels.
Additionally, Herzigová featured in a variety of international fashion magazines, gracing the covers of Vogue (France, Britain, Spain, Germany, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Poland, Turkey, Thailand), Harper’s Bazaar (Ukraine, Italy, Australia, Britain, Spain) as well as Marie Claire, Elle, Allure, and Numéro. She has also walked for designers including Louis Vuitton, Benedetta Dubini, Giles Deacon, Emilio Pucci, and Versace.
From 2000 to 2004, Eva appeared in three movies. In the film Just for the Time Being, she played the female lead, and in Modigliani, the feature-length movie and the short film Twisted Tang. Additional film roles came in 2013. She starred in Cha ChaCha in 2003 and a year later in Storyteller. She is the female lead in both these films.
Talking about her recent projects, Herzigová starred in a fashion art film by Imagine Fashion, called Decadent Control with Roberto Cavalli. The film is available on the Imagine Fashion website. It featured fashions by Agent Provocateur and H&M. In the 2006 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, she portrayed Venus. Herzigová featured in 2016 campaigns for Giorgio Armani and Dior Beauty.
Eva Herzigova – Awards
After the ‘Wonderbra’ she appeared at an international level providing her with additional opportunities to expand her career. Consequently, she groomed to be one of the best models of all time. Apart from this she even shined as an actress. In 2000, she won the ‘Grand Jury Prize’ for ‘Best Actress’ at the ‘New York International Independent Film & Video Festival’. This award was in recognition of her work in ‘Just for the Time Being’.
Eva Herzigova – Net Worth 2023
Her modeling career is her primary source of income. She is the face of several brands, featured as the covering page model, and walked the ramp for several designers. Besides, her acting career also helped her to increase her assets. Investing 26 years of her life dedicated to modeling and acting Eva Herzigova has amassed a net worth of $12.3 million dollars. Moreover, the popular personality doesn’t seem to be involved in brand endorsement activities. However, she will surely be working as a brand ambassador for top brands in the coming days.
In September 1996, the Czechoslovakian model tied the knot with musician Tico Torres, the drummer from Bon Jovi. But the marriage did not last more than 2 years and finally, they divorced in 1998. Later, she met and dated Gregorio Marsiaj in September 2001. Unlike her previous relationship, she ended up happily with Gregoria. Above all, the couple has raised three sons, George, Phillip, and Edward.
Eva gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a son named George Marsiaj born on June 1, 2007. Similarly, she gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, her son Philip Marsiaj born on March 24, 2011. Additionally, Eva birthed her third child at age 40, also a son named Edward James Marsiaj born on April 20, 2013. All of her children are with her boyfriend Gregorio Marsiaj.
In 1998 the model was linked to Leonardo DiCaprio, but the relationship was not confirmed. Moreover, in 2003 ‘La Senza’ refused to pay the model for a photoshoot because of her shortened hair. It caused a bit of trouble but settled later.
Eva Herzigova who is a successful model has maintained her body to fit the demands of her career with body measurements 34-24-34. Meanwhile, she weighs 60 kg and stands tall at the height of 5 feet 11 inches tall with her exceptionally attractive body. Likewise, her bra size and dress size measure 34B and 6 (US) respectively. Finally, to sum up, her beauty she has very bright blue eyes and blond hair.
Herzigova is popular among her friends as the anti-social media model due to not having a Twitter or Facebook account. However, she is active on Instagram as @evaherzigova having a fan following of 294k.