Linda Evangelista was born to parents who were both teachers. They divorced when Linda was four, and she moved in with her grandmother, who was a nanny. She was a very good student, and even thought that she might be a singer one day. Her career in modeling began when she was twenty-one, and she has had a number of different jobs since then.
Linda Evangelista became pregnant in the third year of her career, and the pregnancy was very serious. She experienced back pain for the next twenty-five years but did not go to the doctor until she was thirty-four years old. That is when her career really began to take off, since her appearance at the Baby Phat Show was very impressive. She was twenty-one at the time. After that, she appeared in a series of ads for Chanel, which really helped her portfolio.
After her time with Chanel, she appeared in fashion magazines, including one in the issue where she revealed that her hair had begun to grow back after having children. This is an amazing thing, because no one ever thinks that this can happen when they are well into their forties! Linda Evangelista did not only use herself as a model, but also became a well-known author, motivational speaker, teacher, and consultant. These are all things that many people do, but it is interesting to learn that she did not begin them until much later in life.
Another interesting aspect about Linda Evangelista is that she was married twice. Her first husband was a plumber, and she married a carpenter later, before her marriage to Herb Evans, a dermatologist. They had six children, and then she met another man, Frank Vandersloot. When they got married, however, Vandersloot was forty-two years old. He was just a young man when she met him.
Linda Evangelista Measurements
|38B (US) / 85B (EU)
|24 in / 61 cm
|35 in / 89 cm
|5 ft 9 in / 175 cm
|121 lb / 55 kg
Linda Evangelista divorced him in 1980, at the age of twenty-one. She has remained actively involved in both her acting career and her business, and she currently runs a company that manufactures a type of flooring called Fraxel, which is very popular with contractors. She also owns her own home in Maui. Her son, Thomas, is now married with a young daughter. She has four grandkids and lives in Maui, Hawaii.
Linda Evangelista has achieved considerable success, but she has become somewhat of a celebrity, due to her controversial comments on plastic surgery, weight loss, and her being a surrogate mother. Recently, she claimed to have been offered $600,000 for an appearance on Dancing with the Stars, which many people thought would have been done by a male dancer. However, Linda Evangelista declined the offer, saying that it was an “ambition,” and she would love to return to her “normal” job as a doctor. Her acting resume will forever be seen as a testament to her bold statements about her personal life. Her reputation has been on the wane over the last few years, but her fans have not let go of her.