Karolina Kurkova is a Czech actress and model who rose to prominence as a stunning lingerie model and aspiring actor. She was born in Czechoslovakia and was a source of humor to her childhood pals due to her height until her images were forwarded to a Czech modeling agency. Karolina was hired immediately by the agency, launching her modeling career in her adolescence, and she soon relocated to Milan to gain more modeling experience. She debuted on the front cover of ‘Vogue’ magazine at the age of 17, and her career has taken off since then. She has appeared on various international magazine covers and has walked the runway for global brands such as Ralph Lauren, Versace, and Louis Vuitton.
She began her acting career after gaining attention for her gorgeous beauty and shape. She has been in Hollywood films and television series. She appeared as a guest judge on the reality show America’s Next Top Model, as well as its German counterpart. Her work has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, and she was previously one of the world’s highest-paid supermodels.
Karolina Kurkova’s Career Highlights
Karolina Kurkova is Victoria’s Secret lingerie model well-known for her work. She was discovered at the age of fifteen in Prague when a friend forwarded a picture of her to a modeling agency. Between 2000 and 2010, she featured in nine Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows and was dubbed a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2005. She has appeared on the covers of numerous fashion magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, and Esquire. She was crowned Model of the Year at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards in 2002. She has also appeared in films such as G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and television shows such as Chuck, 30 Rock, and Person of Interest.
Karolina Kurkova’s Early Life
She was born on 28th February 1984, in Dn, Czechoslovakia, to Czech basketball player Josef Kurka and a Slovak mother. As a child, she felt awkward and gangly since other children teased her about her height.
But all changed when one of Karolina’s friends forwarded images of her to a modeling agency in Prague. She got her 1st runway appearance at the age of 15 and also worked in commercial and print advertising. She later proceeded to Milan to gain additional experience and secured a modeling contract with Miuccia Prada, the famed Italian fashion designer.
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Karolina Kurkova’s Early Career
She first appeared in the fashion and lifestyle magazine of American edition of the Vogue in September 1999. Later, at the age of seventeen, Karolina adorned the cover of the February 2001 issue, becoming one of the magazine’s youngest cover models. Following her initial breakthrough, major houses such as Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, and Versace pursued her. During Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2002, she most memorably modeled a multi-million dollar bra worth about $10 million.
Victoria’s Secret upgraded her to Angel status in 2005, and she walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway the following year. She also appeared in Victoria’s Secret television special.
Karolina Kurkova (2005)
She has been on the covers of over 25 Vogue magazines around the world, including the French, Italian, and German versions. She has also appeared in international editions of Elle, Vanity Fair, and The Face. Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Vera Wang, Stella McCartney, and so on are among her other runway credits. She is not only a successful model, but also an ambitious actor who has been on TV series such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Showbiz Tonight, and Miss Junior 2005.
Karolina Kurkova (2007-2010)
She made her big screen debut in 2007 with the coming-of-age film My Sexiest Year. She appeared in the action movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra in 2009. Along with Naomi Campbell and Coco Rocha, she is a supermodel coach on OXYGEN’s The Face. In the year 2010, she appeared as a guest appearance on season four episode of NBC’s Chuck Versus the Suitcase. Karolina appeared as a guest judge on America’s Next Top Model for the sixteenth season and Germany’s ‘Next Top Model’ for the fourth season.
Karolina Kurkova’s Achievements
People Magazine named her one of the world’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2004. She was crowned ‘Model of the Year at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards in 2002, and she is still the youngest model to receive the honor. In March 2006, she received a humanitarian award from the non-profit organization ‘Women Together.’ At the Madrid Planet Hollywood restaurant in 2003, she got the Atmosphere Magazine Award.
Forbes named her one of the world’s highest-paid supermodels. She was also given the GALA Spa Award in the area of “Beauty Idol” by one of Germany’s people magazines. She was honored with a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. She was named the ‘World’s Sexiest Woman’ by E! Entertainment Television in November 2008, knocking out Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie. She was named a Style Icon of Fashion and Lifestyle at the Vienna Awards for in 2012.
Karolina Kurkova’s Dating Life
She revealed in July 2009 that Karolina and her fiancé named Archie Drury, are expecting their 1st baby. Later, the couple married, and in October 2009, they welcomed their first child, Tobin Jack Drury.
Karolina Kurkova’s Personal Life
In January 2009, it was revealed that she had a condition known as ‘hypothyroidism.’ As a result, she experienced premature menopause symptoms and gained 30 pounds.
Karolina Kurkova’s Personal Information
Full born name: Karolina Kurkova
Occupation: Czech model and actress
Date of birth: 28th February 1984
Birthplace: Dn, Czechoslovakia
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Father name: Josef Kurka
Mother name: N/A
Sibling’s name: N/A
Spouse/ Boyfriend: Archie Drury
Children: Tobin Jack Drury
Karolina Kurkova’s Body Measurements
Karolina Kurkova’s inches measures are 33-24-34, respectively.
Karolina Kurkova’s Bra And Breast Size
Karolina Kurkova is a renowned Czech model and actress whose bra size is 32B.
Weight: 65 kg
Bra Size: 32B
Cup size: B
Body Measurement: 33-24-34 in or 84-62-86 cm
Chest size: 33 in
Waist size: 24 in
Hip’s size: 34 in
Dress size: N/A
Shoe size: 8 US
Eye’s color: Green
Hair color: Blonde