|Karolina Kurkova Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||February 28, 1984|
Karolina Kurkova is a Czech-American model and actress who is best known for being a former Victoria’s Secret Angel and Vogue cover star. Throughout her career, she has worked for fashion houses and designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Tommy Hilfiger, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Elie Saab, Donna Karan, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Max Mara, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss, Versace, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, H&M, Vera Wang, Prada, Stella McCartney, and Marc Jacobs. In 2004, Kurkova was named one of the world’s “50 Most Beautiful People” by People magazine and was ranked at number #6 on the Forbes annual list of the highest-earning models issued in 2007. Moreover, she became the youngest model ever to win “Model of the Year” at the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards as well as received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.
Karolína Isela Kurková
KK, La Kurkova, Koka Kola, Kinka
- Miami, Florida, United States
- TriBeCa, New York City, New York, Unietd States
Fashion / Runway Model
- Father – Josef Kurka (Czech Basketball Player)
- Mother – is from Slovakia
She has been signed with –
- Dominique Models – Brussels
- Storm Models – London
- D’Management Group
- Mega Models – Miami
- MY Model Management
- Viva Models – Paris
- Dna Model Management LLC
5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
66 kg or 145.5 pounds
Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse
Karolina has dated –
- Alessandro Bazzoni (1996-2000) – Italian personality, Bazzoni, who is a polo player and an oil company owner dated this Czech model. Consequently, the 2 of these dated for years. There’s not much known about their dating relationship as Karolina didn’t reveal much about the bonding.
- Brad Pitt (2007) – Rumor
- Angelina Jolie (2007) – Rumor
- Archie Drury (2008-Present) – Model Kurkova started dating film producer Archie Drury in 2008. Their bonding grew much more when he proposed to her and they got engaged in July 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa when they were on a holiday. Soon, they married also before the birth of their child – son Tobin Jack Drury, on October 29, 2009, weighing in at 6 lbs. 3 oz. On November 12, 2015, Kurkova gave birth to their 2nd son, Noah Lee Drury Kurka. In December 2020, it was revealed that the couple was expecting their 3rd child together. They welcomed a daughter named Luna Grace in April 2021.
- Wladimir Klitschko (October 2008) – He is a former Ukrainian heavyweight boxer, who was in news in October 2008 for secretly dating the Czech model. But, this was a rumor and nothing came out of it.
- Pharrell Williams (2012-2013) – American singer and music producer Pharrell Williams dated Kurkova for a couple of months from 2012 to 2013. The duo met for the first time during a Vogue photoshoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Slovak ancestry on her mom’s side. She also has Czech roots.
Long Blonde Hair
33-24.5-34 in or 84-62-86 cm
9.5 (US) or 40 (EU) or 7 (UK)
Karolina has walked the ramp and advertised for Anne Klein, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dell, Elie Saab, eLUXURY, Express, Furla, Giuliano Teso, H&M, Hugo Boss fragrance, Jean-Paul Gaultier, John Frieda, Jones New York, La Perla, Liverpool, Louis Vuitton, Macy’s INC, Mango, Max Mara eyewear, Mercedes-Benz, MOGA, Piazza Sempione, Plein Sud, Pronovias, Rag & Bone, Rocawear, Rolex Oyster, Salvatore Ferragamo, The Limited, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Versace, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Saint Laurent, Zeki
Best Known For
Top Money Girls (Ranked # 16) on Models.com and also as the former Victoria’s Secret Angel.
2007 English language, romantic comedy/drama film My Sexiest Year.
After that, she played Courtney A. Krieger / Cover Girl in the 2009 action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
First TV Show
Her first TV show appearance was a fashion show – Ready to Wear – Spring/Summer 2000 in which she advertised for Cividini, Emporio Armani, GFF, Krizia, René Lezard, Vera Wang.
Karolina Kurkova Facts
- Karolina had suffered from hypothyroidism in the past, which lead her to gain weight.
- Yoga and gym are her hobbies.
- When she was 15, she appeared on the runway in a fashion show.
- When she was 17, she graced the cover of Vogue in February 2001 and this made her famous in America.
- She was discovered in 1999.
- Kurkova appeared in the 2004 Pirelli Calendar.
- She is the spokesmodel of Victoria’s Secret.
- Adriana Lima, Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Heidi Klum are some of her friends.
- She was cast as Courtney Krieger/Cover Girl, Hawk’s aide-de-camp, in the 2009 military science fiction action film, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, in which she worked alongside actors Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Dennis Quaid, Rachel Nichols, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sienna Miller, Lee Byung-hun, and Jonathan Pryce.
- In February 2012, she also made a guest appearance in the TV series “30 Rock” in season 6, episode 9 titled “Leap Day”.
- In 2012, during the Vienna Awards for Fashion and Lifestyle, she was honored with the “Style Icon” award.
- In 2013, she teamed up with LR Health & Beauty Systems to launch her own line of fragrances.
- She has also received an award from the non-profit organization “Women Together” for her humanitarian work.
- Karolina became the first cover model of Vogue Czechoslovakia in September 2018.
- She is the founder of a herbal care product line called Gryph and IvyRose.