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Adriana Sklenarikova - Karembeu info:

FULL NAME: Adriana Sklenarikova - Karembeu

COUNTRY: Slovakia

DATE OF BIRTH: September 17, 1971

PLACE OF BIRTH: Brezno, Slovakia

EYES: Blue

HAIR: Blonde

OCCUPATION: Supermodel and Actress

Bio:

Adriana Karembeu is a Slovak model and actress and former Guinness record holder for the longest legs among female fashion supermodels. Raised by her grandparents until the age of five, Adriana opted for a career in medicine following her physician mother, for whom she has a great deal of love and admiration. After being noticed by a modeling agency in a beauty contest held in college, she entered the fashion industry and her life changed dramatically. With a perfect body and a sleek figure, she quickly rose to become one of the stars of the catwalks of haute couture and posed for international brands. Throughout her illustrious modeling career, she has graced the covers of many fashion magazines including ‘Vanity Fair’ and ‘Maxim’. She is also a well-known actress and has appeared in several movies. In addition to her work on the big screen, she is an eminent television personality and has appeared in various shows - as a presenter in ‘Tops Models’ and a contestant in ‘Dancing with the Stars’. She is also a successful businesswoman and a notable humanitarian who aptly uses her fame to help others. Once listed by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest supermodel legs in the world, she serves as a classic example of beauty and compassion. Sklenarikova signed her first contract for the catalog ‘Les Trois Suisses’. Her first photo shoot for the catalog was scheduled on a beach in the Bahamas. She quickly emerged as the queen of the catwalk and walked for major brands such as Thierry Mugler, Rochas, Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy and Lanvin. In less than a year, she became one of the most sought - after models of the late 1990's.

Later, Slovakian beauty was chosen to be the face of lingerie brand ‘Wonderbra’. She also became the advertising face of top labels such as ‘'Victoria's Secret’', ‘'Roberto Cavalli’', ‘'Majestic’', ‘'Onyx Jeans’' and the Czech brand '‘Škoda’'. She appeared on the covers of many magazines including ‘She’, ‘Vanity Fair’, ‘Harpers Bazaar’, and ‘Maxim’.

In 2004, she played a gogo dancer, alongside Gérard Jugnot, in the movie ‘The Three Girls’. The following year, she introduced her line of cosmetics ‘'SILICON +’'.

Sklenarikova also forayed into television and hosted a show ‘Domenica In’ on RAI Uno, the largest chain of Italian television channels. Later, she also hosted ‘Top Models’, a reality show promoting girls to the rank of models.

In February 2007, she returned to the big screen with a fictional TV movie ‘Adriana et Moi’, opposite Bernard Yerlès. She played herself in the movie, a catwalk star who meets a small florist and falls in love with him.

Since March 2010, she has been serving as an ambassador of women's football for the French Football Federation (FFF).

Campaigns:

Avon, Byron Lars, Carrera y Carrera, Cristian Lay, Essilor, Ford, Genfins, Guy Laroche, Laura Biagiotti, Levante hosiery, List, Love Sex Money, Majestic, Malizia Lingerie, Morgan, Onyx Jeans, Palmers Lingerie, Peroni Beer, Red Point Swimsuit, Roberto Cavalli, Sam-Rone, Skoda, Thomson, Victoria's Secret, Wolford, Wonderbra.

Fashion Shows:

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1989 { Claude Montana }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1991 { Chloe }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1993 { Jean Charles De Castelbajac }

Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1993 { Paco Rabanne }

Haute Couture - Fall/Winter 1993 { Paco Rabanne }

Ready-To-Wear -Spring/Summer 1994 { Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Yves Saint Laurent }

Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1994 { Emanuel Ungaro }

Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 1995 { Chantal Thomass, Jean Charles De Castelbajac, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1995 { Herve Leger, Nikos }

Haute Couture - Fall/Winter 1995 { Givenchy, Paco Rabanne, Thierry Mugler, Rocco Barocco }

Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 1996 { Chloé, Givenchy, Hervé Leger, Vivienne Westwood }

Ready to wear - Fall/Winter 1996 { Carolina Herrera, Emanuel Ungaro, Herve Leger, Nina Ricci }

Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 1997 { Gianfranco Ferre, Roberto Cavalli }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1997 { Erreuno, Les Copains }

Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1997 { Paco Rabanne, Thierry Mugler}

Haute Couture - Fall/Winter 1997 { Paco Rabanne, Ted Lapidus }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1998 { Les Copains, Roberto Cavalli, Valentin Yudashkin }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1998 { Leonard, Le Rayon Vert, Joaquim Verdú, Victorio & Lucchino, Vivienne Westwood }

Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1998 { Emanuel Ungaro, Ted Lapidus }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1999 { Escada, Morumbi }

Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1999 { Paco Rabanne }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1999 { Escada }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2002 { Hannibal Laguna }

Haute Couture - Fall/Winter 2002 { Franck Sorbier }

Haute Couture - Fall/Winter 2003 { Penelope Zagora }

Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2005 { Jean-Louis Scherrer, Franck Sorbier }

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