Gisele Bündchen

Model, Actress
Brazilian-born supermodel Gisele Bundchen began her career at the age of 14, and by the time she was 20, had achieved the official status of international supermodel. Bundchen graced the covers of the world's top ... Read more »
Born: 07/19/1980 in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, BR

Filmography

Actor (13)

The Victoria Secret's Fashion Show 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Devil Wears Prada 2006 (Movie)

Allyson (Actor)

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Taxi 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Taxi 2004 (Movie)

Vanessa (Actor)

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Maxim Hot 100 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Brazilian-born supermodel Gisele Bundchen began her career at the age of 14, and by the time she was 20, had achieved the official status of international supermodel. Bundchen graced the covers of the world's top fashion magazines including Vogue, W and Harper's Bazaar, and was a favorite runway model of renowned designers Valentino, Christian Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. Outside of the high fashion circuit, Bundchen amassed millions of rabid fans for her five-year run modeling revealing lingerie for Victoria's Secret, and for her popular line of beach sandals produced in a partnership with the Brazilian company Ipanema. During her early years, Bundchen made headlines for her string of famous actor and athlete boyfriends, but later on it was her business savvy and environmental philanthropy that dominated the leggy model's off time, not to mention a celebrated union with football hero, Tom Brady.

Relationships

Scott Barnhill Actor

Companion
Dated 1999 No longer together

Tom Brady Actor

Husband
Began dating December 2006 while Brady's ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan was pregnant with his child Married Feb. 26, 2009 in Santa Monica, CA

Benjamin Brady

Son
Born Dec. 8, 2009; father, Tom Brady

Vivian Brady

Daughter
Born Dec. 5, 2012; father, Tom Brady

Valdir Bündchen

Father

Vania Bündchen

Mother

Gabriela Bündchen

Sister

Graziela Bündchen

Sister

Patrícia Bündchen

Sister
Born July 20, 1980; fraternal twin

Rafaela Bündchen

Sister

Raquel Bündchen

Sister

Leonardo DiCaprio Actor

Companion
Began dating spring 2000 Split fall 2002 Reconciled May 2003 Split again November 2005

Joao Diniz

Companion
Dated 2000 No longer together

Kelly Slater Actor

Companion
Began dating November 2005 No longer together

Milestones

2007

Ended her collaboration with Victoria Secret, after seven years with the company

2006

Co-starred in the adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling novel, "The Devil Wears Prada"

2004

Made feature film debut, opposite Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon in the remake of "Taxi"

2000

Co-hosted the Vogue/VH1 Model of the Year with Cuba Gooding Jr.

2000

Signed a contract with Victoria Secret, which included campaigns for lingerie, beauty and hosiery

2000

Appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which labelled her "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"

1999

Named the Vogue/VH1 Model of the Year

1997

Moved to New York City

1995

Entered the 'Elite Look Modeling Competition'

Spotted at 14, by an Elite Modeling Agency agent while in a São Paulo McDonalds

Bonus Trivia

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Of German-Brazilian heritage

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"It was an easy role for me because, you know, she's Brazilian. And it wasn't like I was doing Shakespeare, you know what I mean?" - Bundchen, on her acting debut in "Taxi" to People magazine, Oct. 5, 2004

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"I would never want to be one of those girls who is 30, and modeling is all they know how to do. I want to do my best, and then I want to close the chapter on this job so I can look back and say this is what I did from 14 to 26, and then have another chapter. Some people start modeling because they want to be models and they want the parties and the recognition, and then there are people like me. I come from a simple family, and for me getting into modeling was a chance to make money and create a business." - Bundchen quoted in Vanity Fair magazine, October 2004

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