Valeria Mazza info:

FULL NAME: Valeria Raquel Mazza

COUNTRY: Argentina

DATE OF BIRTH: February 17, 1972

PLACE OF BIRTH: Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

EYES: Blue

HAIR: Blond

OCCUPATION: Supermodel and businesswoman


Valeria Raquel Mazza  is an Argentine model and businesswoman. Considered as the first Latin American supermodel, Mazza rose to prominence in the 1990's and became a household name after appearing in the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue of 1996 alongside Tyra Banks.

Mazza was born in Rosario, Santa Fe Province and was raised in Paraná, Entre Ríos Province. A model since age 14, Mazza has also worked as an actress, presenter and brand ambassador.

At 16, the tan, blond tomboy was officially discovered - while modeling a family friend's clothing line - by an Argentine stylist. Her parents allowed her to travel to a photo shoot in Buenos Aires, and by 1990, the country had fallen in love with Mazza. In 1992, the rest of the world was introduced to Argentina's gem. She modeled Gianni Versace's spring collection - her first major runway show. That October, she made the cover of Cosmopolitan. By the following season, the world's top designers - including Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Max Mara and Versace - were bidding for Mazza's strong form. In 1995, she hit supermodel status when she contracted with GUESS? for a series of sexy black-and-white ads. The avid runner and sports enthusiast set another record, when she and Tyra Banks graced the cover of ''Sports Illustrated'' hugely popular swimsuit issue.

As a businesswoman, she has released three perfumes, her own magazine, and created an eyewear company and production company. Once a student of occupational therapy, she also promotes humanitarian causes, and is noted for her work with the Special Olympics, UNICEF, and the Pediatrics Unit of the Austral Hospital in Pilar, Buenos Aires Province.

Mazza remains a leading figure in Latin American fashion, and is considered the most important fashion model in Argentine history.


Atelier Versace, Gianfranco Ferre, Giorgio Armani, Gai Mattiolo, Burberry, Christian Dior, Valentino, DKNY, Calvin Klein, CK Jeans, GUESS?, Escada, Oscar de la Renta, Lux, Caro Cuore, Bebe, Ca, Clinians, Codice, Emamo, Escada Sport, Halston, Lord & Taylor, L'Oreal, Lux, Maria di Ripabianca, Nemo, Pronovias, Ragazza, Saloni, San Pellegrino soft drink, Sax 5-th Avenue, Spiegel, Valeria perfume, Victoria's Secret, Villavicencio mineral water.

Fashion Shows:

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1992 { Roberto Piazza }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1994 { Ralph Lauren }

Ready-To-Wear - Autumn/Winter 1994 { DKNY }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1995 { Alberta Ferretti, Bradley Bayou, DKNY, Dorothee Bis, Ellen Tracy, Elsa Serrano, Eric Gaskes, Issey Miyake, Marina Spadafora, Mode Creative, Roberto Giordano, Sportmax, Versus by Versace } 

Ready-To-Wear - Autumn/Winter 1995 { Anna Sui, Atelier Versace, DKNY, Donna Karan, Gemma Kahng, Gianni Versace, Istante, Junko Shimada, Krizia, Victor Alfaro }

Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 1995 { Fausto Sarli }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1996 { D&G, Dolce & Gabbana, Dirk Bikkembergs, Gianni Versace, Iceberg, Istante, Jois & Jo, Krizia, Laura Biagiotti, Les Copains, Leonard, Rocco Barocco, Rifat Ozbek, Sophie Sitbon, Santandrea, Sportmax, Trussardi }

Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1996 { Fausto Sarli, Versace }

Ready-To-Wear - Autumn/Winter 1996 { Blumarine, Christian Dior, Carolina Herrera, Cynthia Rowley, D&G, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Ellen Tracy, Erreuno, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferre, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Istante, Lanvin, Laura Biagiotti, Les Copains, Marc Bouwer, Max Mara, Nina Ricci, Rena Lange, Rocco Barocco, Romeo Gigli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sportmax, SWISH Jeans, Valentino, Victor Alfaro } 

Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 1996 { Gai Mattiolo, Jean-Louis Scherrer } 

Ready-To-Wear  - Spring/Summer 1997 { African Mosaique, Blumarine, Carolina Herrera, Claude Montana, Cynthia Rowley, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dolce & Gabbana, Ellen Tracy, Ev & El, Giafranco Ferre, Giorgio Armani, Jacques Fath, Jin Teok, Junya Watanabe, Lanvin, Laura Biagiotti, Leonard, Les Copains, Lolita Lempicka, Mila Schon, Nicole Miller, Olga Rego, Roberto Cavalli, Rocco Barocco, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sportmax, Tomasz Starzevski, Tommy Hilfiger }

Ready-To-Wear - Autumn/Winter 1997 { Carolina Herrera, Claude Montana, Dirk Bikkembergs, Ellen Tracy, Giorgio Armani, Jacques Fath, John Barlett, Laura Biagiotti, Les Copains, Lolita Lempicka, Mariella Burani, Rocco Barocco, Roberto Giordano, Sportmax, Valentino }

Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1997 { Thierry Mugler }

Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 1997 { Jean-Louis Scherrer }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1998 { Alma, Chloe, Gai Mattiolo, Krizia, Les Copains, Mediterraneo Jeans Streetwear, Me Alegro, Roberto Cavalli, Simonetta Ravizza, Victoria's Secret }

Ready-To-Wear - Autumn/Winter 1998 { Antonio Berardi, Giorgio Armani, Rocco Barocco, Owen Gaster, Ruffo Research }

Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 1998 { Gai Mattiolo, Marc Bouwer }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2000 { Roberto Giordano }

Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2000 { Ziad Nakad }

Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 2000 { Ziad Nakad }

Ready-To-Wear - Autumn/Winter 2001 { Gai Mattiolo, Viviana Soppeno, Malu & Carla Ricciardi }

Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 2001 { Pino Lancetti }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2006 { Victoria & Lucchino }