1 . Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich was born in 1975 in Kiev, then the Soviet Union, and managed to conquer the Western fashion world with more than one hundred major magazine covers under her belt. In 2002 she gained the respect of every video gamer and sci fi geek when she conquered box offices worldwide by portraying Alice in Resident Evil.
2 . Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks made history for becoming the first African American model to be on the covers of Sports Illustrated and GQ, even though there had already been very successful black models (Naomi and Iman) before her. Nowadays shes the boss of the reality TV series Americas Next Top Model.
3 . Helena Christensen
Even if youre not familiar with fashion models you definitely know this gorgeous woman from Chris Isaaks hit single and steamy (for that time) 1990s video Wicked Game. And yes, this breathtaking beauty playing in the sand and the waves in this black and white video is one of the top models in fashion history.
4 . Irina Shayk
This Russian beauty with stunning eyes, luscious lips, and insanely hot body is one of the most famous and richest models of our time and the woman who has captured the heart of the greatest footballer in the world: Cristiano Ronaldo. For this alone, she could never, ever not appear on such a list. Agreed?
5 . Estelle Lefebure
Estelle was one of the most famous French models ever and her reign lasted for two decades from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. She started at age nineteen and during the course of her career she appeared in the 1993 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and the following year she was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People magazine.
6 . Laetitia Casta
One of the highest paid and most prolific models of the past twenty years Laetitia Casta became a GUESS? Girl in 1993 and gained worldwide fame as a Victorias Secret Angel and as a spokeswoman for LOr
7 . Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson earned the title of the Greatest Body (for a model, that is) ever and broke a world record with her five appearances on the cover of Sports Illustrated. What more could a girl ask for?
8 . Stephanie Seymour
Stephanie Seymour was one of the 90s Dream Team alongside Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista. She was also one of the very first Victorias Secret models. She has been described as a Modern Muse by Vogue and was engaged to Axl Rose of Guns N Roses, which makes her, in our eyes, an absolute badass.
9 . Adriana Lima
At the age of fifteen, Lima finished first in Fords Supermodel of Brazil competition, and only a year later took second place in the Ford Supermodel of the World contest. These victories were only the beginning, however. Lima has been one of the highest earning models in the world according to Forbes for the past five years and shes considered one of the greatest models of the day.
10 . Christy Turlington
Christy Turlingtons face became globally familiar through her Calvin Kleins ads. She modeled for Klein for more than two decades. At some point during the 1990s she was considered Americas most recognized fashion model.