Karviná, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
She attended London Business School.
Model, television host, philanthropist
- Father – Oldrich Nemec
- Mother – Bozena Nemcova
- Siblings – Olga Nemcova (Younger Nemcova)
Petra Nemcova can be contacted via these modeling agencies –
- One Management – New York
- Marilyn Agency – Paris
- Select Model Management – London
- View Management – Barcelona
- Mikas Stockholm
- Why Not Models – Milan
- Innovative Artists N.Y.
- Iconic Management – Hamburg
- Next Model Management – Milan
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
54 kg or 119 pounds
Petra Nemcova dated –
- Simon Atlee (2003-2004) – In June 2003, she started dating British photographer Simon Atlee. They dated for one and a half year until December 2004. The relationship as a result of the death of Simon Atlee. Both were vacationing in Thailand when a Tsunami struck there. Simon died in the flow of waves. However, Petra was able to cling to a palm tree and remained there for about 8 hours. She got some internal injuries and broken pelvis due to this natural calamity. Simon’s dead body was found in March 2005 in Sumatra. She was also believed to have engaged Simon.
- James Blunt (2006-2007) – From 2006 to March 2007, Petra dated English musician James Blunt.
- Julian Lennon (2007) – She was RUMORed to have dated another English musician Julian Lennon in 2007. He is nearly 16 years her senior.
- Sean Penn (2008) – American actor Sean Penn and model Petra Nemcova dated briefly starting in January 2008. At that time, Sean had just announced the news of separation from his wife of 11 years. They were seen together at Sunday night’s Oscar party circuit and Elton John AIDS Foundation screening party.
- Badr Jafar (2008) – While vacationing at St. Barts, Dubai businessman Badr Jafar and Petra were seen kissing in July 2008.
- Jamie Belman (2010-2012) – In May 2010, she started dating British actor Jamie Belman. After dating for a couple of months, the duo announced their engagement in January 2011. This relationship went until April 2012.
- Laurent Lamothe (2013) – In May 2013, Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe publicly revealed that he and Petra Nemcova were in a relationship.
- Lewis Hamilton (2016) – In April 2016, she was RUMORed to had a fling with British car racing driver, Lewis Hamilton. They met during the filming of Mercedes commercial.
Race / Ethnicity
Tattoo on her right ankle
33-24-34 in or 84-61-87 cm
4 (US) or 34 (EU)
Petra has advertised for numerous brands and designers such as Benetton, Bvlgari Sunglasses, Cartier, Clarins, Cortefiel, Dirk Bikkembergs, Fortunoff, Graff, HP Intel Personal Computer, HS, Intimissimi, John Lewis, Lancaster, La Perla, La Senza, Maidenform, Max Factor, Pantene Pro-V, Passport, Playtex, Rampage, Schwarzkopf, Sports Illustrated, Victoria’s Secret, Wild Orchid and others.
She has also appeared in iPad app commercial Booktrack.
She is also the ambassador at Large to Haiti.
She has not revealed about her religious beliefs publicly.
Best Known For
Working with major brands as a model like Bulgari, Sports Illustrated, La Senza, Victoria’s Secret and others.
First Fashion Show
She debuted with Ready to Wear – Autumn / Winter 2000 fashion show where she walked the ramp for Lolita Lempicka, and Matthew Williamson.
She appeared in the 2001 French comedy film Absolutely Fabulous for her role as Les mannequins.
First TV Show
Her first television appearance was in the talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn as herself. She appeared in a total of 4 episodes from 2002 to 2004.
She goes to the gym regularly and follow a fixed routine. She also regularly visits physique57.com and follows their advice and techniques.
If she is traveling, she performs the exercises which she had learnt from the above cited sources.
She can also dance a lot. She can even stay without water while dancing for like for 5 hours continuously.
She does not skip her breakfasts and eats super greens, and these super greens are always a part of her travel kit. She also eats a lot of dark berries, while on the road.
She drinks green tea a lot. This is her bed tea too.
Petra Nemcova Favorite Things
- Food – Chocolate
- App – Snapseed
- Beauty Products – Clinique’s Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum
- Vacation Destination – Haiti
- Band / Singer – U2, Prince
- Movie – Life is Beautiful
- Designers – Too many
- Photoshoot / Runway Show – Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and Valentino
- Book – Conversations with God
Source – Refinery29, The Chicago Life Blog, Fitness Magazine
Petra Nemcova Facts
- Petra released her autobiography “Love Always, Petra” in 2005.
- Petra started modeling at the age of 15 after getting found on the streets of Prague by NEXT Model Management.
- She was a regular feature in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition from 2001 to 2006 continuously.
- She likes to dance a lot and can do that for a regular four to five hours without even drinking water.
- She prefers flats over heels.
- In 2007, she designed an exclusive jewelry collection called “Infinite Heart”, which was offered exclusively by Fortunoff.
- During the 2004 tsunami disaster, she was in Phuket, Thailand. She was able to survive by tightly holding a palm tree for nearly eight hours despite having internal injuries and broken pelvis at that time. Her then boyfriend, British photographer Simon Atlee died.
- She is multilingual and speaks tons of different types of languages called Czech, English, French, Italian, Polish and Slovak.
- She was featured in the music video “Misfit” by American indie group Elefant.
- Petra was raised in Moravian–Silesian Region of Karviná in Czech Republic.
- She won the 1995 Czech Elite Model Look.
- Petra is the co-founder of Be The Light NY and founded the charitable organization Happy Hearts Fund in 2005.
- Connect with Petra on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.