Heather Marks (born July 25, 1988) has carved a terrific career for herself despite never dreaming of becoming a model. She entered the field of modelling almost by chance, but now has fans around the world. Victoria's Secret fans know her from her appearance in the 2006 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Let's learn a little more about this ray of Canadian sunshine, Heather Marks.
Heather is from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She was quite tall for her age, almost 6' tall at age 12, and considered herself a tomboy. Heather was at the Calgary Women's Show when an agency owner, Kelly Streit, spotted her and asked Heather if she wanted to be a model.
Kelly entered and won Streit's upcoming modelling contest for his agency, Mode Models, and he signed her.
A couple of years later, after local modelling jobs, Heather went to Toronto and then New York. She was quickly finding work. Heather debuted in July 2003 at the spring Givenchy couture show in Paris.
Heather is renowned for her delicate features and expressive eyes. The word used most often to describe her is "elven." She also gets called "doll face," and has been grouped in peoples' minds with models such as: Gemma Ward, Caroline Trentini, Lily Cole, Lisa Cant, Vlada Roslyakova, Jessica Stam, Sasha Pivavorava and Devon Aoki. People love Heather's walk.
Heather gets covers around the world, but has had the greatest number in her native Canada:
Canada: 'Flare' - September 2004; 'Flare' - March 2005; 'Fashion' - May 2005; 'Avenue' - October 2005 & April 2006; 'Elle' - July 2006; 'Flare' - March 2011; 'Elle' - August 2012.
Heather, like many other top models, has a tattoo on her ankle. Heather also has a pierced tongue and is a Leo.
Heather is a beauty and money model, doing a lot of cosmetics ads.
Heather has branched out into acting, with roles in "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" and the television series "HelLA."
Heather has dabbled in writing at times. She kept a log of her pre-Fashion Week diet for New York Magazine in 2009. It turns out that she doesn't eat too many Fatburgers.
Speaking of 2009, Heather attended the Life Ball AIDS charity spectacular in Vienna that May.
Annie Leibowitz photographed Heather for Ann Taylor in 2004.
Steven Klein photographed Heather for D&G in 2004.
Heather was the face of Anna Sui in 2005.
Marks also was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Italian Vogue in 2005.
Tesh photographed Heather for Italian Flair in 2006.
Marks was photographed for Italian Elle by Alexei Hay in 2009.
Heather appeared on the cover of French Elle in December 2011, photographed by David Burton.
Heather is on Instagram and Twitter. If you really must know when Heather gets the flu - follow her on Twitter.
Heather was in Financial Times in January 2016, shot by Kevin Sinclair.
Heather has been the face of The Frye Company and its snowboard equipment, in 2014 and 2015.
Heather loves the outdoors and says that hiking, wake boarding and snowboarding are among her favorite activities. She likes to return to Quebec to hit the slopes.
Heather has an English Bulldog named Otis, who lives with her in Greenwich Village.