Angela Lindvall (January 14, 1979) is familiar to Victoria's Secret fans because she has appeared in many of its commercials, such as the Victoria's Secret Holiday Commercial in 2004. Well, that is, besides walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, of course. Angela also has made quite a name for herself outside the Victoria's Secret universe, both in the traditional film/tv outlets for supermodels, and in the world of fashion.
Let's learn a little more about Angela Lindvall.
Angela is an Oklahoma girl, born in Midwest City, but grew up in Lee's Summit, Missouri (her family still liver there). Her dad is a pharmacist and her mother is a medical technologist/massage therapist. Lindvall got into modelling when she had a growth spurt in her early teen years and her friends suggested it. Tagging along with her sister, who really wanted to become a model, Angela got into the business and was spotted at a Kansas city fashion show when she was only 14. Angela took a few years to "be a kid," then signed a contract with IMG.
Angela has been on a ton of covers in countries all around the world. These include, just as a sampling from the States and UK:
UK: 'i-D' - November 1996; 'Dazed and Confused' - November 1998; 'Vogue' - September 1998, June 1999 & June 2000; 'Nova' - September 2000; 'i-D' - October 2000; 'Vogue' - January 2001; 'Vogue' - November 2004; 'i-D' - October 2006; 'Vogue' - June 2010
US: 'W' - October & December 1997; 'Elle' - August 1998; 'Vogue' - February 1998; 'W' - November 1998; 'Elle' - March 2000; 'i-D' - October 2000; 'Vogue' - November 2000; 'Nylon' - September 2001; 'Elle' - November 2001; 'Muse' - June 2010; 'Foam' - July 2012; 'Corduroy' - Winter 2012
In short, Angela has covers on all the top mags, including ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Numero, Vogue, I-D and W.
Some recent covers as of this writing:
- August 2015: Elle Korea
Angela has some prestigious shoots in her past besides Victoria's Secret. She was in the 2003 and 2004 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. She also appeared in the 1999 and 2001 Pirelli Calendars. Only the top, top girls get those slots. She gets shot by people like Patrick Demarchelier as a matter of routine.
Lindvall has branched out into acting, like many other girls of her caliber. She was in CQ (2001), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) and Somewhere (2010), for instance. Another big one was the Bill Murray/Charlie Sheen film A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (ah, the stories she must have from that set...). Television appearances include Hawaii Five-0 (yes, the new one!). Angela hosted a season of Project Runway: All Stars on Lifetime.
Angela also has branched out into jewelry design and worked on the Jijau collection for John Hardy. She has her own line with them, "Angela by John Hardy." Angela's designs reflect her interests in ancient and exotic cultures. She donates some of the profits to charity, such as Forest Ethics (Angela is very green in more ways than one).
Angela has survived tragedy. Her older sister Audrey Lindvall - the one who really wanted to be a model? - also became an IMG model. What a successful family! Unfortunately, Audrey passed away in 2006 in a horrible road accident.
Whilst on vacation in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Angela met William Edwards, a South African diver. They married in 2002, when she gave birth to their first son. Angela had a second son in 2005. The two divorced in 2006.
Angela says that her Instagram is "the center of my universe." You can catch her active Instagram account here.