Name: Natalya Vodyanova
Middle name: Mikhailovna
Birthday: February 28 1982 (37 years old)
Place of Birth: Nizhny Novgorod
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Eastern horoscope: Dog
Career: Models and designers 5th place
Photo: Natalia Vodianova
Natalia Vodianova is a world famous model, the face of several legendary fashion houses. Recently, Natalia is better known as a philanthropist. The girl actively supports children with physical and mental characteristics and fights for their rights.
The biography of Natalia Vodianova, Cinderella from Nizhny Novgorod, really looks like a fairy tale. This is the story of a rapid take-off to sky-high heights from the very bottom.
Natalia Vodianova was born in a more than modest family. The girl does not remember the father of Mikhail Vodianov. Natasha’s mother, Larisa Viktorovna Gromova, raised her three daughters herself. One of the girls was disabled since childhood - Oksana Vodyanova's sister was born with severe autism and cerebral palsy.
Natalia Vodianova in childhood and now
This caused not only numerous material, but also psychological problems: at that time such diagnoses were not made public, how to educate and communicate with special children, families had to find out practically by experience. But also such a life greatly influenced the future philanthropist. It was communication with my sister that taught Natalia to value life and helped to help those in need.
Natalia was not a saint, years later she confessed to the press that, as a child, not knowing anything about Oksana’s diagnosis, she naively envied her sister, who received all the care and attention. Natalya herself was forced to grow up quickly to help her family, and to fully experience what responsibility was, looking after her sick sister.
Natalia Vodianova with sister Oksana
Mother had to be very tight, and Natalia helped her sell fruit at the bazaar, carrying 30 kg boxes of goods. Natalia did not even dream about new clothes: she had to wear old. At the age of 15, a schoolgirl entered the Nizhny Novgorod Pedagogical College, and at 16 Vodianova was enrolled in the model agency "Eugenia." When Natalya recalls her childhood, she admits that it was not easy. As the model admitted in one of the interviews, she began to really smile at only 17 years old.
Natalia Vodianova in her youth
At one of the views, the girl was noticed by a scout of Viva Model Management agency and invited to a casting of a French agency in Moscow. The appearance of the Slavic beauty conquered the French, and further events developed according to the scenario of this fairy tale. After several months, the girl went to Paris, where she began a model biography of Natalia Vodianova.
After school, Natalia Vodianova entered the Nizhny Novgorod teacher training college and did not even dream about a modeling career. At the age of 16, her friend brought the girl to a modeling agency, and there she was invited to the casting of the French agency Viva in Moscow. Natasha passed the test with dignity and almost immediately went to Paris for the Madison Agency contest.
At first, the girl reacted unexpectedly with frivolity. However, a little later I realized that it was worth betting on appearance. “I realized that there is something in me. After all, men pay attention to me. Then intuition began to suggest that in my life something unusual would be connected with my appearance, ”says Natalya Vodyanova.
At the competition in 1999 in Paris The jury included Jean-Paul Gaultier. Seeing the girl all her beauty and diligence, the jury awarded Natasha second place. Immediately after the contest, the girl was offered a job from a famous couturier. Due to the high competition, the beginning of a career was very difficult. Among other things, almost all the money earned was spent on paying for an apartment and food.
The beginning of the path of the Vodianova model
After some time, a certain Frenchman appeared in the life of the Russian beauty, who, moreover, was a doctor by profession. It was he who helped Vodianova solve many domestic problems. In addition to everything he did for her, he also helped the girl to study of English language. As you know, at the moment the man is the godfather of the child Natalia.
Vodianova in her youth with her first husband
After participating in New York High Fashion Week, various proposals simply rained down on the young model. The model starred for famous publications "Vogue ”and Harper's Bazaar, and also took part in the show "Gucci».
Already in 2003 year, Natalia became the face of "Calvin klein"Who proposed to sign the girl a contract. In the same year, the girl took part in both the opening and closing of the collections show. "Ives Saint-Laurent". By the way, this house is considered one of the most prestigious in the world of haute couture.
Already in 2001 year, the model decided to test herself in such a new genre as cinema. The girl took part in the film "Agent "Dragonfly". After that, Natalia managed to star in four more films, but, unfortunately, they were not particularly vivid and memorable.
Natalia Vodianova - model
A real peak for the girl was shooting a calendar 2004 Pirelli As you know, such an honor falls only to the most beautiful girls in the world. According to sources "Sunday Times Vodianova was able to enter the third hundred of the wealthiest people in the UK (Thus, at the end of 2003, the model earned about GBP 3.6 million). IN 2007 Natalia Vodianova officially became the face of the French house "Chanel". Very soon, the girl was able to become the face of the autumn makeup collection.
At the beginning 2008 years Natalia Vodianova decided to announce her retirement from the modeling business, already as a mother of many children. Oddly enough, the young mother decided to devote herself entirely to family, children, as well as charity. It is the show of the collection "Haute Couture Valentino»Became the last for the model in her professional career. Who would not say that, but Vodianova from time to time returns to the catwalks of high fashion, but already as a guest star and for very impressive fees.
Natalia Vodianova at the show
IN 2009 in the semifinals of the international music competition "Eurovision"Which took place in Moscow, Natalia Vodianova got a leading role with Andrei Malakhov.
The fact that Natalia loves children very much is no longer a secret. Therefore, in 2013 year, she took the place of the TV presenter of the musical show "Vote. Children". Dmitry Nagiev was invited as a co-host.
Vodianova with her second husband
Vodianova is also an active participant in various sports events. Already in 2014 year, the girl took part in the presentation Sochi 2014 in Vancouver, and later was able to participate in the opening ceremony Olympic Games in the same Sochi. Soon the girl was chosen for the role of the leading ceremony of the draw for the qualifying tournament 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Remembering his hard childhood Natalya Vodyanova allowed herself to think about the well-being of not only her family, but also the world around her. Soon, charity became an integral part of Vodianova’s life.
Vodianova at an event for "special" children with Ksenia Sobchak
Having become a rather famous person not only in her country, but also beyond its borders, Natalia did not forget about her childhood. Already in 2004 year, the young model decided to establish her own foundation "Naked hearts. The idea was to build playgrounds not only in Russia, but also abroad. In addition to the construction of playgrounds, the fund specializes in information and educational functions. Due to her childhood memories, the girl does not want anyone to go through this.
Vodianova at an event from the Naked Heart rehabilitation center
Despite all the rumors, Natalya Vodyanova told the press that the past, in particular childhood, prompted the girl to work with playgrounds. Due to autism, Natalia’s sister felt different from other children. Indeed, in childhood, and especially in adolescence, everyone wants to be together and the same, but does not want to feel any kind of “special”. It is for this reason that Vodianova decided to start building playgrounds so that all children can play together.
Natalya Vodyanova in Neftekamsk at the opening of a children's play park
IN 2015 year there was a scandal. The sister of the world famous model was kicked out of a park cafe, while insulting her. Due to illness, the girl has a specific appearance and behavior, which, according to the leaders of the cafe, scared away visitors. The girl’s mother called the police to punish the offenders. As a punishment, a case was opened on an insult to honor and dignity. The world stars, as well as the media, who spoke in support of Vodianova and her sister, became interested in the conflict.
According to representatives of the cafe, the situation looked completely different. As the press wrote, the girl wanted to drink and decided to go behind the bar, and when they tried to send her to a place intended for visitors, the girl began to bang her head against the wall. According to representatives, after the incident, Oksana was offered to call an ambulance and offered to leave the cafe. The girl did not react, and the waiters did not know what to do in such a situation. As the cafe employees said, no one tried to insult Oksana, but “ambulance"It was proposed to call, since none of the employees was sure that the girl was not injured. They also claimed that they were not going to withdraw by force.
The scandal caused a public outcry. Public figures, as well as the media, unanimously began talking about the problems of people with disabilities. People were divided into two camps. Some tried in every way to support Natalia Vodianova and believed that people with disabilities should receive all the same services and attitudes as the rest of the population. Others believed that the girl’s behavior was dangerous, at least for herself. And none of the visitors to the cafe could have imagined whether this person would become dangerous to others.
Natalia Vodianova with sister Oksana
Such a conflict unbalanced all parties to the conflict. Mother Oksana asked to leave her family alone from the annoying questions of journalists. Employees of neighboring institutions began to avoid the press, and the scandalous cafe was closed due to the huge number of violations that were subsequently revealed by numerous inspections.
Natalia herself decided to personally meet with the offenders of her sister and calmly discuss everything. The parties understood each other and the model told the press that the employees had acted in this way because of surprise.
Being in Paris at one of the private parties, Natalia met Justin Portman 33 year old man was art collector. As you know, the couple did not immediately like each other. Their acquaintance was connected with a quarrel, but on the second day Justin called Natalia and apologized, and later invited the girl to meet. Since then, a couple together.
Natalia Vodianova with her husband Antoine Arnault
IN 2001 year, the model, along with her chosen one, went to Africa for a photo shoot. The girl returned home already pregnant. IN London the couple had a boy whom parents decided to name Lucas. Surprisingly, only six weeks after the birth. Natalia Vodianova was able to return to the podium.
Model Vodianova with children
The young couple decided to play the wedding after the birth of the child. September 1, 2002 the marriage was fixed in Saint Petersburg. For the chosen ones and their guests was rented Throne Hall of the Grand Palace, and fountains were also included. After some time, a couple was born a girl - Neva. And already in 2007 the third child was born in the year. It was a boy named Victor.
Vodianova with her daughter Neva
One way or another, after a while the couple decided to divorce. The press assured that the reason for the divorce was that Natalya met a new love. French billionaire Antoine Arnault met Natalia back in 2007, but the couple’s romantic relationship began to take shape only in 2011th.
Vodianova with children and husband
In August 2013, Natalia together with Antoine moved from London to Paris. And after almost a year, May 2, 2014 a new couple had a son - Maksim. Following him, in June 2016 the fifth child appeared Vodianova - son Novel.
Family of Natalia Vodianova
Natalia Vodianova now
Having the status of a mother of many children, Vodianova in 2016 still continued to conduct modeling and charity work. But, strangely enough, now the model is trying to spend more and more time with children. Nevertheless, the girl continues to work and takes part in the activities of her foundation. IN 2017 Natalia Vodianova became the face of the environmental collection H&M brand.
Photo from the social network of Natalia Vodianova
Appeared on numerous covers of the most famous fashion magazines, including Vogue, Harper's bazaar, Marie claire, Elle.
Since the beginning of the 2000s, the dominance of Russian fashion models on world catwalks has been called the era of three V (according to the initial letters of the names of the most successful and sought-after ones - Natalya Vodyanova, Anna Vyalitsyna and Evgenia Volodina).
In 2003 she became an official person and body of the company. Calvin klein.
According to Sunday timesNatalia Vodianova is one of the third hundred richest people in the UK (in 2003, she earned £ 3.6 million).
In 2007, after the birth of her son Victor, she decided to partially abandon her modeling career and devote herself to her family and charitable foundation. Natalia, like some world ex-supermodels, nevertheless agrees to go on the podium or take part in a photo shoot for high fees.
In 2009, she was approved as the co-host of the semifinal of the Eurovision song contest, held in Moscow, together with Andrei Malakhov.
In 2013, together with Dmitry Nagiyev, she became the host of the TV show Voice. Children. "
She participated in the Sochi 2014 presentation in Vancouver, the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Games in February 2014, and was the host of the draw ceremony for the 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament.
In 2017, she became an investor in a mobile application Flo Period Tracker and joined the board of directors source not specified 333 days .
- The ex-husband is British aristocrat Justin Trevor Berkeley Portman, the younger half-brother of billionaire Christopher Portmanen, 10th Viscount Portman. As belonging to a family of peers but not having a title themselves, Vodianova (during her marriage) and her husband used the appeal honorable. In 2010, the media reported on the upcoming divorce of Vodianova and Portman, and in June 2011 Vodianova announced that the couple no longer lived together.
- son Lucas Alexander (born December 22, 2001),
- Neva's daughter (born March 24, 2006, named after the river, but with an emphasis on the first syllable),
- son Victor (born September 13, 2007, named after his grandfather).
- Groom - Antoine Arnault (since 2011, engaged since spring 2019), French businessman, CEO Berluti, son of multi-billionaire Bernard Arnault. Children born to Antoine Arnault:
- son Maxim (born May 2, 2014),
- son Roman (born June 4, 2016).
Starting a career was not easy, as the girl had to withstand great competition. The model lived in austerity, all the money earned went only to pay for the apartment and food.
Almost immediately, the first invitation came to appear in a photo shoot for the German magazine Elle. And after participating in the New York High Fashion Week, Natalya received tempting offers from all sides.She took part in the shows of Gucci, Ives Saint-Laurent, Calvin Klein, in addition, she was shot for the famous editions of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
In 2003, Natalia Vodianova became the “face and body” of Calvin Klein, who signed a contract with the Russian model. By the way, similar contracts were glorified by Brooke Shields and Kate Moss. The novice model has become the highest paid face of the CK label in the history of the brand.
In the same year, Vodianova opened and closed the shows of the Ives Saint-Laurent collections. This fashion house is considered the most prestigious in the fashion world. A real triumph for the model was shooting for the 2004 Pirelli calendar. Such an honor fell only to the most famous and beautiful women of the world.
By the way, in 2002, Vodianova became the most sought-after model at New York Fashion Week. There she performed immediately for nineteen designers. According to the Sunday Times, Natalia Vodianova entered the third hundred of the wealthiest people in the UK (in 2003, for example, the model earned more than 3.6 million pounds).
However, the Russian woman shone not only abroad. The girl smiled at her compatriots from TV screens and from the pages of glossy magazines, offering L'Oreal Paris products, whose face she had also been for a long time.
In 2008, Natalia Vodianova announced that she was leaving the modeling business. The girl decided to devote herself to raising children and charity. The show of the Haute Couture Valentino collection was the last in the fashion model's career.
However, Vodianova is still being shot on the covers of the world's leading fashion magazines as an invited star. For a high fee, the supermodel is ready to go on the catwalk or star in a fashion photo shoot.
And 2008 showed that Vodianov was not going to completely leave the modeling business. The girl became the face of the French linen company Etam. She simply set priorities in favor of the family and her beloved business - helping sick children.
In the spring of 2009, Natalia Vodianova, along with Andrei Malakhov, led the semifinal of the Eurovision song contest, held in Moscow. The rest of the time the model devotes to family and charity.
In 2009, Natalia Vodianova became the face of Guerlain and advertises the cosmetic line of the fashion house.
In 2010, the film “Clash of the Titans” was released with Sam Worthington in the title role, and the face of the model Giorgio Leterrier was taken from the model Natalia Vodianova. And in 2012, she starred in the title role in the movie "Lovers" together with Jonathan Rhys Myers. She played the role of a married woman of Ariana, who abandons her husband for an ardent lover. The affair of tender Natalia Vodianova and the fatal Jonathan Rhys Myers, full of passion and tears, develops against the background of the outbreak of World War II.
In October 2011, Natalia Vodianova, together with Gisele Bundchen, took part in the show of the new Givenchy collection as part of the Paris pret-a-porter week. And in 2012, she appeared on the catwalk in outfits from Stella McCartney at Paris Fashion Week.
Natalia Vodianova was chosen as the Sochi 2014 Ambassador, and in this status in the summer of 2012 she took part in the Paralympic Torch Relay in London. And in 2010, our Natasha opened the Flag Transfer Ceremony from Vancouver to Sochi. After 4 years, she participated in the opening of the Olympic Games in Sochi.
In 2013, she became co-host of Dmitry Nagiyev on the TV show “Voice. Children ”on Channel One.
In 2005, Natalia Vodianova, together with her husband, established the Naked Hearts non-profit charitable foundation (by the way, Justin designed and painted the logo for him). I raised two sisters, one of whom is disabled. And I know what it is like to have a sick child in our state, and what kind of suffering it is associated with. But I’ll try to do my best to help not only children with disabilities, but also homeless and talented kids, ”the model and philanthropist said then.
The model raised money for him at a special evening in New York sponsored by L'Oreal Paris. At the event, Mick Jagger’s guitar with his autograph was sold at auction, as well as “Dinner with a Supermodel,” authored by Natalia’s girlfriend and model Helena Christensen. In addition, at the evening they sold tickets to fashion shows. In total, about 400 thousand dollars were collected, another 70 thousand personal money was invested by Natasha herself.
The organization is building children's gaming complexes throughout Russia. In her hometown, by the way, the girl erected a playground for children almost immediately after the foundation appeared.
In February 2008, the foundation organized a charity ball “Love Ball”, and two years later it was held in London. A year later, as part of the High Fashion Week, the ball was held in Paris. Especially for him, Natalia Vodianova asked 40 designers to create dresses that were sold at auction.
Since 2011, the fund has organized the program “Every Child Deserves a Family”, which is aimed at supporting families with children with developmental disabilities. Part of the money is transferred to families, and part goes to the construction of centers, which provide social, psychological and legal support to such families. Thanks to the fund and the program, the Family Support Center was built in Nizhny Novgorod, as well as the Lekoteka in the Tula Region.
In the spring of 2011, the model participated in a charity race in Paris, which was held to raise funds as part of charity. Spectators of the marathon transferred over 20 thousand dollars to this fund “Naked Hearts”. A year later, she repeated the race, raising several thousand euros for her foundation. And every year it has become a traditional race to raise funds in support of its foundation. In 2014, Natasha made an exception and did not participate in the marathon due to her fourth pregnancy.
On June 30, 2012, Natalya Vodianova’s Naked Hearts Foundation, together with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, organized a Bazaar Heart Concert charity auction, which sold sixteen unique Harper’s Bazaar covers created by international designers this fall. At this event, 539 thousand euros were raised. A special guest of the evening was Brian Adams, singer, photographer and founder of The Bryan Adams Foundation.
In the fall of 2012, a collection of shoes from Natalya Vodianova went on sale at Centro stores, part of the money from the sale of which went to the Naked Hearts fund. Sketches of shoes were developed over several months. Natalia personally led the creative process.
Personal Life of Natalia Vodianova
The famous model has never been deprived of male attention. Despite this, the personal life of Natalia Vodianova is not diverse.
Her first choice was Justin Portman, a Frenchman, a well-known collector and freelance artist. Their union was short-lived.
Antoine Anro, millionaire from France - second and true love. He was able to win her heart, enveloping with care and attention. Their family relationships are very happy, the couple loves each other sincerely and plans to live together their whole lives.
Natalia Vodianova - latest news
On the first day of the new year, supermodel Natalya Vodyanova flew to Moscow to take part in the finale of the Golos music show, as well as arrange a tour of the capital of Russia to 5-year-old Maxim, the son of French billionaire Antoine Arnault.
On the eve of the television reality show about the family of Yana Rudkovskaya “YanaSuper” ended. For several weeks, we watched the life of one of the most influential business women in Russian show business and were able to look behind the scenes of the far from paradise life of the heroes of the show.
Spouse Evgeni Plushenko likes to dispute the use of Photoshop in publications that she leaves on social networks. However, the facts suggest the opposite. The same photo, but in two accounts it looks completely different. So, find the five differences between the frame on Instagram of Natalia Vodianova and him in the microblog of Yana Rudkovskaya.
Supermodel Natalia Vodianova has an excellent figure, despite five pregnancies. The buns didn’t damage it either - few people know that after moving to France the star indulged herself with local pastries every day.
Model Natalya Vodyanova gave her children a tour of southern Russia. She decided to show them their historical homeland and let them feel the atmosphere. The last stop on the family’s trip to the Caucasus was the site of the tragedy in Beslan.
Colds - and cold in Paris. Model Natalia Vodianova with the end of the hot season decided to warm up and left the house in a stylish fur coat. This thing is not only fashionable, but also ethical - the product is made of faux fur.
Supermodel Natalya Vodyanova gave a frank interview about everyday life, where she is a loving wife and mother of many children. As it turned out, the star herself does almost all the housework and takes care of the children, because her billionaire husband is completely unsuitable for household chores.
For three days, Natalia Vodianova disappeared from the fans' radar. Usually an active model on social networks decided to take a break and relax. She shared the shots of her mini-vacation as soon as she returned home.
Model Natalya Vodyanova rarely comes to the podium - her children and charity are the main priority - but she often appears as a guest at fashion shows. The other day in Paris, as part of Haute Couture Week, she attended a Valentino show.
Supermodel Natalia Vodianova began to build her career, she was barely 16 years old, and now she is a world celebrity and the mother of five children, the eldest of whom also began her first steps in the world of fashion and style. The other day, the 17-year-old Lucas made his debut on the catwalk of the French haute couture house, and the proud mother immediately boasted of the successes of her son.
In 1999, in Paris, at one of the competitions, Vodianova was noticed by Jean-Paul Gaultier himself. Immediately after the competition, the famous couturier offered a beginner model of Russian nationality a job. Starting a career was not easy. The competition was incredible, and all the money earned went to food and payment for the apartment.
The Russian Cinderella also had her own Fairy Godmother. The wealthy Frenchman, a doctor by profession, helped the Russian beauty. He sheltered her and solved many domestic problems. And also - helped Natalya focus on learning English and work. He now remained a friend and later even became the godfather of the child Vodianova.
Natalia Vodianova at the shows
After the participation of the Russian model in the New York High Fashion Week, Natalya Vodianova received offers. And soon she took part in the shows of Gucci, Ives Saint-Laurent, Calvin Klein. The model starred for the famous editions of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
In 2001, Natalia first tried herself in the cinema. She played in the movie Agent Dragonfly. Later, the filmography of the model was replenished with four more paintings, but Natalya did not have really memorable roles. The catwalk brought her much more popularity than films.
In 2002, Vodianova became the most sought-after model at New York Fashion Week. There she performed immediately for nineteen designers. At the same time, Natalia becomes the “face and body” of Calvin Klein, who signed a contract with the Russian model. In the same year, the girl opened and closed the shows of the Ives Saint-Laurent collections, which are considered the most prestigious in the fashion world.
But shooting for the 2004 calendar for Pirelli became a real triumph for a girl from the outback. Such an honor falls only to the most beautiful women in the world. Natalia Vodianova, according to the Sunday Times, entered the third hundred of the wealthiest people in the UK. So, in 2003, the model earned more than 3.6 million pounds.
Natalia Vodianova for the Pirelli calendar
In 2007, it became known that Vodianova became the official face of the legendary French house Chanel. She attended collections shows in Paris, but it is noteworthy that the fashion house itself did not comment on its choice. Natalia has become the face of the fall makeup collection.
In early 2008, already in the status of a mother of many children, Natalia Vodianova announced her retirement from the modeling business. She decided to devote herself to family, children and charity. The appearance of Natalia at the show of the Haute Couture Valentino collection was the last in the official career of the fashion model.
Natalia Vodianova at the shows
Nevertheless, Natalia occasionally returns to the catwalks and participates in some fashion shows as an invited star for very large fees.
In 2009, Natalia got the place of co-host of the semifinal of the Eurovision international music contest, held in Moscow. The second leading was Andrei Malakhov.
Natalia Vodianova in the show "Voice. Children"
Love for children affected all the activities of Natalia. In 2013, she became the new TV presenter of the popular children's show “Voice. Children ”and admitted to the press that she came to the broadcast only because she loves children very much. The co-host of the model was Dmitry Nagiyev.
Natalia is an active participant in various major sporting events. So, in 2014, she took part in the presentation of Sochi-2014, held in Vancouver, and later became a participant in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi. Natalia Vodianova also became the host of the draw for the qualifying tournament of the 2018 World Cup.