A blonde, blue-eyed beauty with an improbable pout and a voluptuous figure likened to that of Swedish siren Anita Ekberg, Canadian import Estella Warren began modeling at age seventeen, after earning three national championships as a synchronized swimmer. A top model who has appeared on the pages of nearly every fashion magazine, Warren was discovered when a Polaroid of her taken at a high school fashion show generated interest with New York agents. Leaving behind the swimming and a possible spot in the Olympic games, Warren headed to NYC to pursue a modeling career. She soon landed career-making campaigns with Perry Ellis and Chanel, appearing in print wearing nothing but a man's white oxford shirt for the former and playing an unaffectedly seductive Red Riding Hood as the new face of Chanel No. 5. Though her image seemed to exist within the limiting range of wanton damsel to cheeky sexpot, Warren emerged in interviews as a well-spoken and genuine young woman with her eye on the future.