Alessandra Ambrosio is a Brazilian model and actress. She is best known for her work with America’s largest women’s lingerie retail company – Victoria’s Secret. She has also modeled for other brands like Ralph Lauren and Next which has kept her in the limelight and made her one of the highest paid models in the world.
Alessandra Ambrosio: Biography, Age and Early Life
Alessandra Cosine Marie Ambrosio was born on April 11, 1981 in Erechim, Brazil, to Luiz and Lucilda Ambrosio. The Polish-Italian-born model joined a modeling class when she was 12. Two years later, she was selected as a finalist for the Elite Model Look Competition in 1995. She had always felt insecure about her “big” ears and as young as she was, she had surgery to correct the excesses, but it was not as effective and complications occurred two years later. She said the experience discouraged her from having plastic surgery.
Fortunately, her career has already started and she has had offers to work with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry. Alessandra Ambrosio has also made guest appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilburn, HBO Entourage, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. She made her acting debut in Verdades Secrets, a Brazilian telenovela that premiered on June 8, 2015.
Outside of her work as a model and actress, Alessandra Ambrosio is an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This non-profit organization is dedicated to helping people with multiple sclerosis.
In 1997 Ambrosio started performing for Dilson Stein, but his first notable work was appearing on the cover of the Brazilian film. Elle Magazine. She has also appeared on the covers of Cosmopolitan, GQ, Marie Claire, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Ocean Drive. She has also modeled for designers such as Chanel, Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne, Prada and many more. In the context of advertising campaigns, she has notably worked for Emporio Armani, Hugo Boss, Revlon, Pirelli Calendar, Calvin Klein.
At 23, she unveiled her own swimwear line called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais. A total of 10,000 units were sold in the first month of its release. This led to her becoming the brand ambassador for British company Next, also in the television campaign. She then became the face of Colcci, a Brazilian sportswear brand.
In 2011, Alessandra Ambrosio became a blogger for Vogue, posting her outfits every day for a month and commenting on them. In 2012, the Brazilian model was chosen to wear the ‘Fantasy Bra’, one of the highest honors bestowed on the Victoria’s Secret model. This year’s Fantasy bra was created by London Jewelers with sapphires and a 20 carat diamond in the centre. She also wore the “Dream Fantasy Bra” alongside fellow model Adriana Lima. Each bra would cost $2.5 million.
Much later, Alessandra launched her own fashion brand, Ále by Alessandra, in partnership with Cherokee. The clothing line was designed for women between the ages of 18 and 35.
Soon after, she transitioned from model to actress. Alessandra started by making guest appearances in Casino Royale and New Girl. She also made an appearance on How I Met Your Mother with Adriana Lima.
In the 2016 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, she appeared as herself. She has also been a guest judge on modeling shows such as The Australian Top Model and Project Runway.
Personal life: children, who is her husband?
Alessandra Ambrosio was engaged to Jamie Mazur for ten years. Sadly, their decade-long engagement ended in 2018. Jamie Mazur is best known for being the founder of RE/FAIT, a company that works to create skinny jeans from old denim. The pair broke off the engagement for undisclosed personal reasons. They have two children together – Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur, a daughter born in 2008 and Noah Phoenix Ambrosio Mazur, a son born in 2012.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel has proven to be a devoted mother, often giving up work to allow more time for her children.
The Brazilian model and actress has a net total of $60 million, owing to her successful modeling career, acting roles, and fashion industry. She has often been ranked among the highest earners in the modeling world. This kind of success comes from years of hard work and dedication.
Height, weight and body measurements
Alessandra Ambrosio weighs 54 kg and is 5 feet 10 inches tall with body measurements listed as 34-25-34.5. She has a slim figure and her dress size is listed as 4 (US), 36 (EU) or 8 (UK).
To maintain her figure, Alessandra trains every day. She particularly likes aerobics, samba and capoeira.