In the nineties the concept of female beauty changed almost drastically. The super beautiful curvy, very blond and almost always curly are no longer the model to follow. Fashion begins to ask itself many questions, it seeks the answers in everyday life, and thinks of expanding the way of looking at women … both by men and by other women themselves. The 90s models most famous and courted by fashion houses have more heterogeneous traits than their colleagues a few years before and we can already see that concept of globalization that also embraces the world of fashion.

For example, black models come in by force, and rightfully so . The forms are then no longer a necessary prerogative and we lean a little too much towards the “anorexic” type. The height, on the other hand, counts a lot, because the myth of reference is the very slender actress Sharon Stone . We accept the “news” and even some defects (moles, freckles …), as long as it helps to make the face original. In general, perfection is highly sought after. And you become symbols only if you and women are representatives of absolute beauty.

Who are the 90s models who illuminated fashion and beauty in those years? Here is our ranking of the most beautiful of that decade that led the world, its styles and ideals of charm, towards the confusion of the new Millennium and which begins with the one who had already known a considerable success in the second half of the previous decade: we are talking about Cindy Crawford, already present in our 80s model ranking!

Cindy Crawford

American, born in 1966, was noticed by a passing talent scout while she was harvesting corn cobs in her parents’ field, in the agricultural town where she lived.

She immediately became famous at the age of twenty , she dominated the early nineties especially by giving her face and body to Revlon’s advertising campaigns.

She soon became the most sought-after super model in the world, and walked the runways for top brands . She used her fame and money to run her leukemia charity.

Perhaps the most remembered and famous 90s model ever.

Claudia Schiffer

Beautiful German, born in 1970, she was discovered as a teenager and launched into the world of fashion that she did not think at all. Accomplice of this … the extraordinary physical resemblance of her to the eternal, Brigitte Bardot!

Claudia Schiffer was such an icon that even today her name is used as a term of comparison (“beautiful like Schiffer”, “she thinks she is Schiffer”). She has had a splendid career that was still in the midst of her evolution at the age of 40. If she hadn’t decided to retire from the catwalks, she would still have probably been one of the most requested of her today.

In those years he also gave rise to gossip in the newspapers for his love story with the magician illusionist, David Copperfield.

Today she is happily married and has three children.

Stephanie Seymour

Born in California in 1968, at the age of 14 she was already starting to parade for fun at school and parish events.

She wins the Elite Model Look contest two years later and becomes one of the most beautiful young models of the moment.

At the peak of his career, in 1995, he signs a ten-year contract with Victoria’s Secret and will be his symbol.

He will also work with Ferragamo and other major fashion brands. She is one of the most remembered 90s famous models of that period.

Valeria Mazza

Argentine model born in 1972, she began her career in fashion by posing for the hairdresser Roberto Giordano.

At just twenty he began to appear, with enormous success, on the major covers of sports magazines.

Men go crazy for her and stylists discover her and use her charm to enchant women as well.

She has worked for all the names in world fashion, but at the same time she managed to get married and become a mother… taking care of her children between one show and another. This aspect of her as a “normal woman” has also conquered women, who, instead of envying her, have loved her very much.

Eva Herzigova

Born in the then Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic, today) in 1973, her career took off after winning a prestigious beauty contest in Prague.

He lives in Paris for most of his working period , parading for the world’s leading designers and appearing on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamor, GQ and dozens of others.

Her beauty is timeless and in fact she is still in business today, despite a divorce behind her, a new partner and three pregnancies.

Naomi Campbell

English from London, Naomi was born in 1970 and at the age of 16 her photo on the cover of Elle was a hit all over Europe. So Naomi Campbell became a famous model already in the 80s and established herself even more in the following decade. Before her there had already been black models, but Naomi is the first of her who truly becomes a symbol of charm and elegance in the world.

Her elegance in her movements and her seductive gaze earned her the nickname of “black panther”.

It will be she who will open the doors of fashion to a new symbol of female beauty, detached from the stereotype of “race”.

Kate Moss

Born in England in 1974, during a trip to the United States she is discovered and contacted by a fashion agent . She is only 15 years old and she does not at all reflect the stereotype of “beautiful” of the time, but the agency is betting equally on that “angel face”. And she wins. In a few years, Kate became a testimonial for Calvin Klein and, in particular, for its advertising campaign for the perfume Obsession . The success of this commercial opens the doors of all the fashion houses in the world.

Today Kate works as a stylist producing her own collections.

Monica Bellucci

Among the Italian queens of nineties fashion stands Monica Bellucci (1964) who paraded from 1988 onwards, breaking with her sinuous shapes the rules of wiry models that were taking hold again in that decade.

She immediately moved on to the career of an actress, but she still left a mark, especially in the name of Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and Bluemarine.

Roberta Potrich

A princely beauty, that of the Italian Roberta Potrich (1974) who paraded for Dolce & Gabbana, Max Mara, Rena Lange, Versace, Krizia and many others in the mid-nineties. Due to her incredible resemblance, she was immediately called “Carol Alt’s natural heir”.

One of the most beautiful and popular 90s Italian models on the catwalks of half the world. Today she is still active as a presenter and organizer of fashion events in Milan.

Marpessa Hennink

Seductive model with dazzling green eyes, she was born in Holland in 1964. Her mother was a woman of African origin. She began working in fashion at 16, parading for Kenzo, Versace, Valentino, Dior, De La Renta, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana and many others. About her The fame of her and her is also linked to the beautiful photos of her taken by the Sicilian photographer Ferdinando Scianna thanks to which the advertising campaigns of Dolce & Gabbana with her face will become world events.

Although she retired from the catwalks, she still occasionally parades today for charity.

Christy Turlington

Christy Nicole Turlington is one of the most famous 90s models ever. Born in the USA to an American father and Salvadoran mother, she began her career in the fashion world as early as the 1980s , appearing in the video clip of a Duran Duran song. She parades for the most important brands and forms with other important top models of the time, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell, the famous “trinity”, that is the trio of models who dominated world fashion in the early nineties.

Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen was born in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark in 1968 from a Danish father and a Peruvian mother. She becomes Miss Denmark in 1986 and represents her country at the next edition of Miss Universe. About her Her career in the fashion world is studded with great successes and shows for the most important brands. She also appears on all the covers of the most important glossy magazines and she returns to the catwalk in 2017 at the event dedicated to the memory of Gianni Versace.