Sharon Stone’s Basic Instinct scene is considered to be one of the purest and untouchable scenes in modern film history. So when you manage to recreate it and receive a huge amount of praise for your portrayal of the iconic scene, you might a future as a model. That is the story of Barbara Palvin, whose recreation of the iconic scene is just one of the many milestones she has achieved in a relatively short career so far.
The 2016 Sports Illustrated Rookie of the Year has modeled for big brands such as Victoria Secret, Elle, and Vogue. To say she’s got a bright future ahead of her would be an understatement. Get familiar with Barbara by reading about her background and modeling career history below.
Barbara Palvin’s Bio
The streets of Budapest in Hungary are usually filled with men and women, trying to go about their day in pursuit of their daily bread. At the age of 13, a walk on those streets gave Barbara her first modeling job.
Although modeling is what she does now, she did not grow up with the profession in mind. The native of Budapest, born on October 8, 1993, had her first interests in soccer and singing. As the second of two daughters, she looked up to her older sister, Anita.
Considering her modeling career started at the age of 13, there are little indications to suggest Barbara finished high school nor attended college but at the moment, there is zero definitive public information about her educational background. As a Hungarian born, she’s fluent in Hungarian, also speaks fluent English and German. Her time in Asia and France has earned her passable language skills in Japanese and French.
As mentioned earlier, unlike the majority of models who aspire and try and work their way into the profession, the profession found Barbara. She was found while taking a walk with her mother on the busy streets of Budapest at the age of 13. That discovery led her to her first modeling job for Spur Magazine. It was in 2006.
Since then, Barbara has become a somewhat sought-after face for modeling jobs in the industry. After fully embracing the modeling business, she moved to Asia where she regularly featured in various modeling projects.
One of Barbara’s milestone as a model is becoming the ambassador for L’Oreal Paris in 2012 but before she reached those heights, building upon a journey that started in Asia, she had appeared in different modeling jobs at the cover face for various international fashion magazines. L’Officeal, Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle, Glamour Hungary – her face has been the cover of some of their international pages spreading across countries from Brazil to Korea to Singapore. She’s featured in fashion campaigns by multinationals like Victoria Secret, H&M and Armani Exchange.
Her runway debut, where models are ultimately tested and required to express their talents was at the prestigious Milan Fashion Week in 2010. She walked for Prada, Louis Vuitton, Jeremy Scott, and a few other significant names.
Barbara may be young and new to the modeling industry but with each passing year, her resume was getting filled with jobs and projects with multiple respectable entities in the fashion world. By the time she was named Rookie of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2016, she had an experience that would rival veterans in the business.
She has referred to Vodianova, to whom she has been compared to because of their modeling styles, and Kate Moss as two models who inspire her. She’s signed onto IMG Models.
As a beautiful face who knows how to command the attention of an audience, Barbara has done a bit of acting, appearing in the 2014 remake of Hercules as Antimache. As of 2016, Barbara Palvin was rated as the number 14 Top Model in the world. The Maxim Hot 100 placed her at number 4.
As one of the top models in the world, Barbara is certainly one of the highest paid models in the business. A resume of projects for top brands like Vogue and Victoria Secret has helped her grow a significant net worth of $6 million, in what has been a short span of time.
Barbara Palvin’s Boyfriend
Barbara is a beautiful woman famous in the fashion world. So it is certainly no surprise that she attracts the interest of suitors across the spectrum of entertainment. She’s currently single but she’s been in relationships with Kristof Somfai, Niall Horan, Julian Perretta and most recently, Dylan Sprouse.