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Top 3 European Models

Curious as to who the top three European models are? First, some background on European models and Europe.

Most every developed country has their few supermodels that they are able to name as a claim to fame. But no one country or continent can claim what Europe can, that they have produced more top fashion models than anywhere else in the world. As the birthplace of fashion modeling, it is no surprise that most of the world renowned beauties come from Europe. Although most European models work in the United States or for projects funded by American companies, the top three supermodels were all born and raised in Europe.

#1 European Models – Heidi Klum

European models - Heidi Klum

European models – Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum was born and raised in the small German town of Bergisch Gladbach by her cosmetic company executive father Günter and her hairdressing mother Erna. Born on June 1, 1973 Heidi’s first modeling experience was winning the Model 92 competition where she beat 25,000 European models and earned herself a $300,000 modeling contract. Heidi has since expanded her career to include acting, fashion designing, developing perfume lines and hosting the popular Germany’s Next Top Model reality show.

#2 European Models – Claudia Schiffer

European models - Claudia Shiffer

European models – Claudia Shiffer

Appearing in on the cover of more than 500 magazines, Claudia Schiffer is one of the worlds most popular and successful European models. Born on August 25, 1970 in Rheinburg, North-Rhine Westphalia, West Germany Claudia aspired to work at her father’s law firm as a lawyer, while she was growing up.

At seventeen years old though, her dreams of becoming a lawyer flew out the door when she met Michel Levaton in a Düsseldorf night club. Michel, the boss of Metropolitan Model Agency signed Claudia immediately after seeing her. Claudia has since earned supermodel status as well as becoming a world renowned actress.

#3 European Models – Kate Moss

European models - Kate Moss

European models – Kate Moss

Most recently Kate Moss has been covered by the media for her marriage to actor Tom Cruise and the births of their two children. Kate had earned her own fame long before meeting Tom though. Born in Addiscombe, Croydon, London on January 16, 1974 Moss earned the position as 2nd Top Earning Supermodel by Forbes Magazine for earning over $9 million in 2007. Kate was discovered early, at the age of 14 by Storm Model Management, when she was passing through the JFK airport on her way home from a vacation in the Bahamas. Her first photo shoot with European models was at the age of 15 and as of 2009 she had been on the cover of more than 300 magazines.

44 Comments so far

  1. Jorges   April 17, 2010 3:30 am

    Thank you for talking about these beautiful ladies. Indeed, European Models are extremely nice. And Europe is the best in the modeling industry.

    Btw, my favorite from european models is Heidi Klum. I love her.

  2. Miguel   April 19, 2010 8:10 am

    European models are the best in the world. And this can happen only because of one thing. In Europe you can find the most beautiful women. That’s why we have lots of european models around.

    Btw, I love Heidi.

  3. axeman   April 20, 2010 10:32 am

    Yep, there’s a thing with the european models. They are very pretty. And win a lot of contests, heh. But my favorite remains Cindy Crawford. She is my type.

  4. Johnny V.   April 23, 2010 6:48 am

    The modeling industry has been influenced by europe. A lot. European models are not necessarily the most beautiful. “de gustibus non disputandum”, remember? European models have better experience, though. I also like the asian models.

  5. Mike   April 27, 2010 12:27 pm

    I agree with you that the european models are the hottest. Though i don’t like the modeling industry. There is too little realism. Girls are wearing a lot of makeup. Adobe Photoshop is also used too often. But as I said, the european models are hot, no matter what.

  6. Mio   May 2, 2010 11:54 am

    Yep, european models look awesome. I have a question, though. How come these three beautiful european models are all blonde? Since when the blondes are the most attractive women? Just a thought.

  7. Billse   May 7, 2010 6:05 am

    Word, Johnny V. We have different tastes. The problem with the european models is the same with the european art. People are different and they don’t understand things in the same way.

    In my opinion, european models look great. But I can’t say that they are the most beautiful in the world.

  8. mavriche   May 11, 2010 12:26 pm

    european models take benefit from the public exposure. there are many beauty contests in europe. comparing to other continents, europe has more luck from this point of view. european models are more popular. not necessarily the most beautiful.

  9. Flamur   November 15, 2010 3:26 pm

    The Europian beauty is the spirit of original beaty!

  10. Angie   December 22, 2010 12:51 pm

    I will agree that all three of these models are very pretty and that they all work hard for it. Heidi has proven to do big things as has Claudia. I am not too impressed though with Kate. I just want to throw her a cheeseburger and tell her to eat it up. She is way to thin for me.

  11. Paulette   December 23, 2010 10:09 am

    These are some great European models. Klum would have to be my favorite because she is so pretty and I think that she is going far with her life.
    I will agree that Moss is way to thin and needs to gain a few pounds. She is sending a bad message that thin like that is in when it is unhealthy.
    Also I do not think that she is married to Tom Cruse. Tom Cruse is married to Katie Holmes.

  12. Mary   December 31, 2010 10:20 am

    European models have that flair to them. All three are equally beautiful. They really add to the greatness of that business.
    And I disagree that not all European models are beautiful. I think that everyone is beautiful in their own way.

  13. Asia   January 8, 2011 12:12 pm

    These models are all very attractive. I think that European models are great. These pictured are definetely well known. I feel that Heidi Klum is by far the most successful out of all three listed. She has done a lot in her life and deserves to be noted for it.

  14. Robbie   January 9, 2011 1:24 pm

    I hope to offend no one but i do not find any of these models attractive. I am more for say Emme, who has some meat on her bones. Most of the models above are way to thin for me. European models are attractive but they are not for me.

  15. Dean   January 20, 2011 12:28 pm

    I am not really that big of a fan of European models. I will say that they are attractive. But most models are. I find that models from the States are the ones that really hold my interest.

  16. Jovi   February 6, 2011 9:01 am

    My girlfriend is very much into fashion and modeling. She says that European models are on top. Here is her point of view on them: Heidi has an amazing body, Claudia has the best skin, and Kate has a great head of hair. She thinks that each of these European models are beautiful in their own way.

  17. Drusilla   March 19, 2011 11:38 am

    Kate Moss is not married to Tom Cruise. Katie Holmes is married to him. I assume then that you are talking about Moss since she is European. I don not think that Holmes is.

  18. Celia   March 20, 2011 9:07 am

    Heidi Klum is probably one of the best European models. She is so beautiful. Kate Moss isn’t bad either. In my opinion they are the best European models. Look in these photos how beautiful they are. :X

  19. Benito   March 20, 2011 10:01 am

    I don’t like these 3 European models so much. There are a lot of other European models more beautiful than these ones. And also more talented on what they do.
    To be a model in my opinion is an art. European models are a delight for our eyes.

  20. Rosalinda   March 21, 2011 11:35 am

    It is not so easy to keep that beautiful body in shape and to walk on stage. Without European models fashion world would not exist. They are so beautiful. These beings are amazing. I give all my respect to all European models.

  21. Randy   March 26, 2011 9:26 am

    All of these models are gorgeous in their own ways. I think that Europeans have a great look for modeling anyway. Kate Moss is my favorite. everyone says she is way to tiny but to me she looks good.

  22. Quanna   March 27, 2011 6:09 am

    I really admire these European models. They look so beautiful. But why on this top 3 of European models all 3 are blondes? Where are those beautiful brunettes? Anyway, I wish to look like them :D

  23. Rudollff   March 27, 2011 11:15 am

    I’m sure there don’t exist any people who don’t like these 3 European models. They are so hot. Blondes are the most beautiful girls.
    Maybe they are not the most beautiful European models, but I like them. I would like my girlfriend to look like them. :D

  24. macarena   April 1, 2011 12:54 am

    Think how much money these 3 European models earn. It’s not too hard to walk on a stage or to take some pictures. I don’t understand why European models are so better paid.
    There are other jobs that are worst paid. Salaries should be depending on how much work you do, not on how good you look.

  25. Gina   April 2, 2011 4:00 am

    Macarena, why do you say that the job of European models is easy? You think that they don’t do any efforts…
    Recently I saw some interviews of 2 successful European models. They talk about their life which is not too easy. They said they sleep wherever and whenever they can and sometimes they don’t even have time to sleep.
    I think European models’ life is not as easy we thought.

  26. Miagy   April 3, 2011 3:27 am

    I hadn’t known these things about these 3 European models.
    Kate Moss came in European models’ world just at age 14? Many girls don’t even reach puberty at this age.
    This thing about Kate is to be appreciated. She deserves all this fame and all the respect she has.

  27. tiesto   April 4, 2011 6:01 am

    These 3 European models have interesting stories. I like especially the story of Claudia Schiffer. She has done something different than she wanted to. But look she is very famous this way too.
    These 3 European models have had a lot of luck and are so famous just because they look beautiful.

  28. Clau   April 17, 2011 12:53 am

    I don’t want to know how much money these 3 European models earn. I don’t understand why they earn so much. What are these 3 European models doing, so difficult, that they deserve so much money? They earn hundreds of dollars just because they shoot some photos for a magazine. I don’t agree at all with what’s happening in fashion world.

  29. cipri an   April 24, 2011 2:10 pm

    I don’t like these European models. Sincerely I don’t like girls.. hahahah
    I don’t know what you see beautiful at these 3 European models. To me are just like other girls. They don’t deserve all the fame they have.

  30. Julia R.   April 25, 2011 2:19 am

    Kate Moss is one of my favorite European models. She is different from other European models. She has something special. I simply admire her. I admire for the fact that she has started just at age 14 to be a model and now she has so much success.

  31. Tulip C.   June 9, 2011 8:47 am

    I would kill to look like any of the three models listed above. TO have their looks would be amazing. It is hard work though being a model and I am sure that each one of these European models works hard at it. And you can tell that!

  32. Willy   June 30, 2011 9:03 am

    These models are gorgeous. But there are many models out there that are just as pretty. That are not European. Not saying that others are prettier than them. But others are just as pretty.

  33. John R. Crittenden   August 3, 2011 11:25 am

    Kate Moss was never married to actor Tom Cruise…..

  34. Eleonora   August 23, 2011 8:11 am

    I would like to be one of the top 3 European models. It would really be an honor. But see how good you must look. These 3 European models are very very beautiful. They all have that something.

  35. Steevee   September 18, 2011 10:09 am

    Oh, I’ve seen much more pretty girls than these 3 european models. They were more beautiful and much sexier. And I’m really sure that they were smarter too. I don’t have a good opinion regarding blondes. So, personally, these top 3 european models aren’t so great.

  36. Hela   September 18, 2011 1:08 pm

    In my opinion there are many things you have to do to become one of the top 3 European models. Looking good isn’t the only one. You must also have a strong personality, be smart and think fast. I personally admire these top 3 European models. They’ve surely done a lot of sacrifices to become what they are.

  37. Jingle   October 9, 2011 9:53 am

    Who doesn’t like these 3 top European models? I consider them very sexy. They are all looking good. These 3 top european models are also very beautiful. They deserve the first 3 places in the top.

  38. Bell   October 9, 2011 2:53 pm

    Sincerely I don’t like very much these top 3 European models. They are not my kind. I cannot stand blondes. All the blondes I’ve met were stupid. I guess these top 3 European models are the same.

  39. Bistro   October 16, 2011 5:58 am

    I am not a big fan of modeling but I have respect for these top 3 European models. They’ve worked hard to be in this top. And I think they deserve it. All these top 3 European models are beautiful and sexy. They are 3 almost perfect ladies.

  40. Mioara   October 16, 2011 10:49 am

    My daughter looks like Claudia. She hopes one day to become one of the top 3 European models. She is indeed beautiful but I told her she must work hard to become like this. To be one of the top 3 European models isn’t easy. But I know, one day she will become a hell famous model.

  41. Tecuci   October 16, 2011 3:02 pm

    Kate Moss is definitely my favorite. I would have put her on the first place among these top 3 European models. I love her legs. :D and her face. She is amazing. That’s all I have to say :D.

  42. Rainny   October 16, 2011 3:59 pm

    I didn’t know the stories of these top 3 European models. After reading about them I understood how much they worked to earn these places. Everything good in life comes with a sacrifice. These top 3 European models must have sacrificed a lot of things I guess. I too respect them.

  43. Hose   October 23, 2011 4:15 pm

    These are top 3 European models of all times right? Claudia Schiffer isn’t a little old for this top? She has over 40 years old. I wouldn’t like to see her on a stage at this age. But I’m sure she deserves her second place in this top 3 European models.

  44. Gorun   January 8, 2012 4:11 am

    All these top 3 European models are perfect. I like all of them. If you had put me to make a top 3 European models, it would have looked exactly like this one. It seems we have the same tastes regarding women. ;)

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