Friday, April 04, 2008

Helena Christensen - 001/008 - Supermodel

Helena Christensen (born December 25, 1968 in Copenhagen) is a Danish model. Christensen is considered to be one of the most prominent supermodels of the 1990s. She has appeared on many magazine covers and fashion campaigns. She was in the Victoria's Secret catalog and in their television commercials as one of the signature Angels, along with supermodels Tyra Banks, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, Rebecca Romijn, and Stephanie Seymour. In 1991, she starred in the music video for Chris Isaak's song "Wicked Game". In the video, she is depicted as Isaak's lover. Christensen and Isaak were both topless for much of the video, though her nudity is relatively concealed with clever camera angles. It was decided that full frontal nudity would not be suitable for mainstream release. Viewers still reacted to Christensen's sexually suggestive performance, and the video was later featured on MTV's "Sexiest Video of All-Time". This video was voted #4 on VH1's 50 Sexiest Video Moments and voted #13 on VH1's 100 Greatest Videos.
Christensen has an antiques shop in Manhattan and sells some of her clothes in her mother's Yo-Yo Second Hand Shop in Christianshavn.
Helena co-founded Nylon magazine as the original creative director with American entrepreneur, Mic Neumann. She has launched her own clothing line Christensen & Sigersen, with long-term friend Leif Sigersen. The pair also run Butik, a shop in New York. Christensen is also a photographer and her photos appeared in magazines such as Marie Claire and ELLE. [Wiki]

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