Alessandra Ambrosio is a Brazilian supermodel and actress. She is mostly known for her work with America’s largest women lingerie retailing company – Victoria’s Secret. She has also modelled for other brands like Ralph Lauren and Next which has kept her in the spotlight and made her one of the highest-paid models in the world.
Alessandra Ambrosio: Bio, Age & Early Life
Alessandra Cosine Marie Ambrosio was born on the 11th of April 1981 in Erechim, Brazil to Luiz and Lucilda Ambrosio. The model who has Polish and Italian roots joined a modelling class at the age of 12. Two years later, she was shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Elite Model Look Competition in 1995. She had always felt insecure about her ‘large’ ears and as young as she was, she underwent surgery to correct the excesses but it was not as successful and there were complications two years after. She has said the experience discouraged her from getting plastic surgery ever again.
Luckily, her career has already taken off and she has been getting offers to work with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry. Alessandra Ambrosio also made appearances on The Late Late Show With Craig Kilburn, HBO’s Entourage, and Late Night with Conan O’ Brien. She made her acting debut in Verdades Secrets, a Brazilian telenovela which premiered on the 8th of June, 2015.
Outside her work as a model and actress, Alessandra Ambrosio is an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The non-profit organization is dedicated to supporting individuals with multiple sclerosis.
In 1997, Ambrosio began modelling for Dilson Stein but her first notable job was her appearance on the cover of the Brazilian Elle Magazine. She has also appeared on the covers of Cosmopolitan, GQ, Marie Claire, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Ocean Drive. She has also modelled for designers such as Chanel, Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne, Prada and many more. On advertising campaigns, she has worked for Emporio Armani, Hugo Boss, Revlon, Pirelli Calendar, Calvin Klein, among others.
At 23, she unveiled her own line of swimwear called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais. A total of 10,000 units were sold just in the first month of its release. This led to her being the brand ambassador for the UK Company Next, also starring in their television campaign. She later became the face of Colcci, a Brazilian sportswear brand.
In 2011, Alessandra Ambrosio became a blogger for Vogue, posting her outfit each day for a month and commenting on them. In 2012, the Brazilian model was selected to wear the ‘Fantasy Bra’, one of the highest honours given to a Victoria’s Secret model. The Fantasy bra of that year was created by London Jewelers with sapphires and a 20 carat diamond in the centre. She also wore the ‘Dream Fantasy Bra’ alongside her fellow model Adriana Lima. Each bra was said to cost a whopping $2.5 million.
Much Later, Alessandra launched her own fashion brand, Ále by Alessandra in partnership with Cherokee. The clothing line was designed for females between 18 and 35 years old.
Shortly after this, she transitioned from modelling to acting. Alessandra got started by making cameo appearances in Casino Royale and New Girl. She also made a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother with Adriana Lima.
In the 2016 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, she appeared as herself. She has also been a guest judge on modelling shows such as Australia’s Next Top Model and Project Runway.
Personal Life: Kids, Who Is Her Husband?
Alessandra Ambrosio was engaged to Jamie Mazur for ten years. Sadly, their decade-long engagement ended in 2018. Jamie Mazur is best known as the founder of RE/DONE, a company that works to create fitted jeans from old denim. The pair broke off the engagement due to undisclosed personal reasons. They have two children together – Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur, a daughter who was born in 2008 and Noah Phoenix Ambrosio Mazur, a son born in 2012.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel has proven to be a dedicated mother, often giving up work in order to create more time for her children.
The Brazilian model and actress has a total net worth of $60 million, owing to her successful modelling career, acting roles as well as her fashion business. She has been frequently ranked as one of the highest earners in the modelling world. That kind of success comes from years of hard work and dedication.
Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Alessandra Ambrosio weighs 54 kg and is 5 feet 10 inches tall with body measurements listed as 34-25-34.5. She has a slim body build with her dress size listed as 4 (US) or 36 (EU) or 8 (UK).
To maintain her figure, Alessandra works out everyday. She particularly enjoys Aerobics, Samba and Capoeira.