Friday, October 31, 2014

Helena Christensen, Danish Delight


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Helena Christensen.

Helena Christensen (born December 25, 1968) is a Danish fashion model and photographer who was hugely important in creating the idea of "supermodels."

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She also was a huge positive influence on Victoria's Secret, representing it well for many years.

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Helena is from Copenhagen, Denmark.

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She is of Danish and Peruvian ancestry.

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Christensen won the Miss Denmark crown in 1986, and, after appearing in the 1986 Miss Universe competition, became a fashion model in Paris.

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Helena Christensen on Vogue Italia.

Christensen's many, many covers include:
  • Vogue 
  • Elle 
  • Harper’s Bazaar 
  • W
Really, though, she's done all the ones that matter, listing them all is so gauche - she has prestigious covers spanning virtually all of the years from 1990-2018. Her most recent top cover as of this writing was the March 2018 Harper's Bazaar Ukraine.

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Helena was a signature Angel, appearing extensively in their catalog.

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Rohn Meijer's 1994 "Dreamgirls" portrait of Helena Christensen.

Along with fellow models Tyra Banks, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, Paulina Porizkova, and Stephanie Seymour, Christensen helped create the idea of supermodels in the late 1980s.

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One could say that Helena Christensen was a 'founding' supermodel.

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Helena is probably most famous for being the love interest in Chris Isaak's music video for 'Wicked Game,' directed by Herb Ritts, which was shot in Hawaii and features Helena running around in a bikini.

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The video has become a classic and is considered one of the greatest music videos ever made. It's not considered that way because Isaak is such a handsome guy, though I'm sure he's handsome enough if that is your thing.

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Helena continues modeling, still appearing from time to time on fashion magazine covers.

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Helena Christensen.

One of the many high points of her career was becoming a spokesmodel for Revlon cosmetics in 1992, along with fellow supermodels Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford.

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It turned into Revlon's most successful campaign of all time.

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Helena also has her own clothing line, Christensen & Sigersen, with friend Leif Sigersen, and a lingerie collection, Helena Christensen for Triumph.

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Helena is active in fundraising for breast cancer research and has a son, Mingus Reedus, born in 1999.

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Helena Christensen posted this picture of herself in Rio with U2 on her Instagram account.

Helena attended the wedding of fellow model Michelle Alves in Rio de Janeiro on 24 October 2017. At the wedding, had the chance to mingle with band U2, of which she admits to being a long-time fan.

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Living in New York City, where she has run an antique shop, Helena carefully maintains her ties with Copenhagen while remaining at the cutting edge of the fashion world.

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2 comments:

  1. Hello its been years since we seen the first aired classic wicked game music video that first aired on MTV version 1 1991
    Herb ritts. U tube won't play it it says video does not exist its so UN xplaned why no one can't view it. What's going on why can't we view it like we saw the video in 1996 on MTV.

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    1. I don't know which version you mean. The one I have posted is the Herb Ritts music video to "Wicked Game." It works fine - maybe it is blocked where you are? I don't know of any other version, aside from the David Lynch promo for "Wild at Heart" which is just clips from the film. This is one of my favorite music videos, crisp and clean, it would be nice if there were another Herb Ritts version, but I doubt it.

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