Gisele Bundchen is a Brazilian model and actress who is probably known for her work as Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2000 until 2007. She is one of the most bankable supermodels of her time and was named the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes in 2014. She has been affiliated with a ton of top leading fashion designers and fashion houses. Bundchen is one of the highest-earning models in the industry with Forbes estimated her income at $30.5 million in 2016.
Gisele Bundchen was born on the 20th of July 1980, in Horizontina, the Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She is currently 39 years old.
|Birth Name||Gisele Caroline Bündchen|
|Nickname||Gise, The Body, The Midas Queen, The Hurricane Gisele, La Bundchen|
|Date of Birth||July 20, 1980|
|Place of Birth||Horizontina or Três de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|
|Age||39 years old|
- Father – Valdir Bündchen (University Teacher and Writer)
- Mother – Vânia Nonnenmacher
- Siblings – Raquel (Sister), Graziela (Sister), Gabriela (Sister), Rafaela (Sister), Patrícia (Younger Fraternal Twin Sister)
Like other models in the business, she wasn’t able to get proper education as she came into modeling at an early age.
Dating, Husband and Love Life
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and American football player Tom Brady began dating in 2006. The couple married in February 2009 in a small Catholic ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California. They have two children together, one son, Benjamin Rein Brady (b. December 8, 2009) and a daughter, Vivian Lake (b. December 2012).
Prior to her marriage, she had dated
Joao Paulo Diniz (1999-2000) – Gisele and businessman Joao Paulo Diniz have dated for more than a year, and broke out in late 2000.
Leonardo DiCaprio (2000-2005) – Gisele Bundchen dated American actor Leonardo DiCaprio between 2000 and 2005. Their five-year relationship was mostly on-and-off kind of relationship, and finally, she gave up with him in 2005.
Kelly Slater (2005-2006) – The couple has a brief relationship in 2005.
Chris Evans (2006) – She dated American actor Chris Evans for a short while in 2006.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 11 inches|
Centimeters – 180 cm
Meters – 1.8 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 60 kg|
Pounds – 132 lbs
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Shoe Size||8.5 (US) / 6 (UK)|
|Dress Size||4 (US) / 8 (UK)|
|Distinctive Features||Tall lean figure|
She first walked the runway on Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 1997 Fashion Show for Alexander McQueen, Emporio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Giorgio Armani.
She was first appeared in the 2004 American film Taxi, playing the role of Vanessa.
Gisele Bundchen hosted the 1999 MTV Music Video Awards that marked her debut on television. she has also appeared in a comedy show, Late Show with David Letterman in November 2000.
As a model, Gisele Bundchen has been the face of several brands and products from which she makes a huge amount of money. Some of the brands include L’Oréal, Lancôme, Lanvin ‘Oxygène’ & ‘Oxygène Homme’ fragrances, Lenny, Les Filós, Lita Molinari, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, London Fog, Lux, Lycra, M. Officer, Max Factor, Melissa, Mercearia & Oppidum, Mervyn’s, Michael Kors, Milady, Milk, Missoni, More Majorum, Multiplan, Nivea, Nocturna, Otto, Pantene, Patachou, Polo Jeans Co, Polo Ralph Lauren, Pop Love, Phuket, Ralph Lauren, Red, Rede Shopping Multiplan, Renner, Roberto Cavalli, Robyn, Rossel, Stefanel, Stiefelkonig, St. John, Strenesse, Suflair, Triton, Triumph, True Religion, Tug, Vakko, Valentino, Valentino Couture, Valirese & Liz, Vero Moda, Versace,Versace Jeans, Victoria’s Secret, Victoria’s Secret ‘Breathless’, Dream Angels Divine, Dream Angels Halo, Dream Angels Heavenly, Pink, Very sexy for her, Very sexy for her2, Very sexy for him & Very sexy for him2 fragrances, Vivara Jewelry, Vivo, Vogue Eyewear, Yves Saint Laurent, and Zoomp.
- Gisele Bundchen ranked #21 on E! Television list of “Hottest Celebrity Bodies” in 2006.
- New York Daily named her the fourth powerful person in the fashion world in 2008.
- She was placed among the ‘Top Accomplished Women Entertainers’ by CEOWORLD magazine, in 2011.
- Men’s Health listed her at number 25 on the ‘100 Hottest Women of All Time’, in 2011.
- In 2012, Forbes ranked her at #61 on the ‘Most Powerful Celebrities’ and #4 on ‘World’s Most Powerful Latino Celebrity’.
- Time added her on the All-TIME 100 Fashion Icons list of ‘100 Most Influential Fashion Icons since 1923’.
- In 2014, she was listed at #89 on Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Women in the World’ and at #5 on Forbes Brazil’s ‘25 Biggest Celebrities in Brazil’.
Gisele Bundchen Net Worth
Gisele Bundchen has a lucrative net worth of $400 million dollars. Despite the fact she bid goodbye to the runway last year, it is estimated that she earned a staggering $40 million dollars. Being considered as a high-profile model in the business, she enjoys multi-million dollar endorsement deals from top brands in the world. Gisele is the world’s highest-paid model which she retains the place for the straight 14 years. Needless to say, she is the queen of the fashion realm and apparently the richest model on the planet.
Gisele Bundchen was seen driving around in her black Audi A8. She was also spotted along with her husband in a black Rolls Royce. There isn’t much data about her exotic car collection on the internet.
The Brazilian beauty lives in a swanky $20 million luxury mansion along with her husband and children that spreads over 22,000 sq-feet boasting spacious eight bedrooms and all the features that you could imagine. The Sprawling house is located right out of Disneyworld.
She also owns a $4.5 million lavish pad in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Gisele Bundchen Favorites
- Food – Cheeseburger, Meat, Coco Juice
- Workout – Anusara Yoga
- Perfume – Dolce & Gabbana The One
- Beauty Products – Cle De Peau La Creme, The Multiple by NARS
- Eye Product – Dr. Alkaitis Organic Eye Creme, Benefit Miss Popularity (Highlighter), Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper
- Hair Product – Kerastase’s Greenline
- Sport – Volleyball, Soccer
- Pet – Dog
- Book – Lofe of Pi, The Light Between Oceans
- Movie – Bicycle Thieves, Gone With the Wind
Gisele Bundchen Facts
She entered into modeling at the age of 13 when she was spotted by a modeling agency and subsequently launched her career in modeling the following year.
She later moved to London, where she made her catwalk debut, walking the runway for Alexander McQueen.
One of the best selling models and the most popular fashion icon on the planet, Gisele Bundchen is the first ever Brazilian model to achieve such a huge feat in the modeling industry.
The supermodel is among the world’s top-paid models in the world and has graced the covers of internationally renowned fashion magazines like Vogue, i-D, Rolling Stones, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Allure and business magazines like Forbes, Time, to name a few.
She was featured on the covers of more than 1500 magazines throughout her career.
Bundchen has been speculated as to the first female fashion billionaire.
Gisele Bundchen signed with lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret for $25 million dollars and walked the ramp for them. She wore the world’s expensive bra of all time, “Red Hot Fantasy Bra” that is estimated $15 million.
She was listed in Forbes’ “Top earning Models” for straight eight years.
Bundchen has also featured in a handful of movies and has been the face of numerous high-profile brands like Chanel, Nivea, H&M, Carolina Herrera, David Yurman, Versace, Christian Dior, HOPE, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton. Gisele is very fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and German.