Even without her wings, Alessandra Ambrosio’s cutting cheekbones and piercing stare are features you’d recognize anywhere. The prominent supermodel nurtured a desire for modeling from a young age and emerged into the international modeling world in the late 90s.
Born in Erechim, Brazil to parents of Italian and Polish descent, Alessandra is best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. She’s held one of the coveted spots as a Victoria’s Secret Angel for over fifteen years, sauntering down runways from New York City to the Grand Palais in Paris. She famously helped launched the lingerie giant’s PINK brand as the first spokesmodel during a 2004 nationwide tour.
Throughout her career, Alessandra has walked in runway shows for some of the biggest names in fashion such as Louis Vuitton, Prada and Marc Jacobs. She has also been the face of fashion and beauty brands including Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. She has graced the covers of over 70 international magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Elle and Rolling Stone.
In Spring 2014, Alessandra launched her own fashion and lifestyle brand dubbed ále by Alessandra. The collection features a range of casual wear and formal attire inspired by Alessandra’s Brazil-Bohemia meets Malibu-Chic lifestyle. She expanded the collection to include swimwear in November of the same year followed by an accessories and jewelry line shortly after.
In addition to building an illustrious career in front of the camera, Alessandra is passionate about charity. She serves as an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, an autoimmune disease from which her father suffers, and often appears in their public service ads.
Despite a heavy work load, Alessandra makes time for her #1 job – being a loving mother. Through the years she has learned how to balance a demanding career with a being a devoted mom to her daughter Anja and son Noah.