Are you wondering who Amber Valletta is? You have come to the right place! If the world of fashion has always been full of female characters capable of enhancing the creations of stylists and fashion houses, some of these have also whetted the attention of the male population, becoming real sex symbols. Especially in the 90s and 2000s, the famous models attracted the attention of the media and journalists, ending up on the front pages of the newspapers.

One of the most popular models in the late 90s and early 2000s is certainly Amber Valletta , about whom we know a lot in terms of career and professional life. First model, then actress , protagonist of very famous films such as, for example, Hidden Truths or Hitch, he understands women or even Transporter – Extreme.

Amber Valletta, the beginnings

Amber Valletta is a supermodel born in Phoenix, Arizona on February 9, 1974 from a family of which the pope has Portuguese and Italian origins, while German and Native American on her mother’s side. Unfortunately, her parents separate when Amber is only 2 years old.

At a young age she attended Catholic school and at the age of 15 she entered the world of fashion for the first time . She has in fact been called since she was very young to pose for numerous photo shoots. This work also leads her to move to Europe, where she becomes the face of Vogue and Elle France.

But it was only in 1993 that he reached the summit of Olympus thanks to a Peter Lindbergh service for Harper’s Bazaar. This is the now iconic City Angel.

The supermodel career

Face of sixteen covers of Vogue America, a rich career in the world of cinema and protagonist of the golden years together with other well-known faces of international fashion such as Kate Moss , Naomi Campbell , Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford . In those years she became one of the leading top models, chosen for the campaigns of the most important and universally recognized brands. Even as the years go by, today these don’t seem to be noticeable on the model who still manages to win the admiration of her fans.

A career that started long ago and that today makes it active in protecting the environment. She and she in fact promoted the documentary “Reinventing Power” which tells the journey across America to illustrate how to save electricity. Her fight for the environment also led to two arrests.

From that moment, Amber Valletta became a super supermodel. In this way she becomes the face of the Elizabeth Arden brand and from there she signs international campaigns for the most famous brands such as Gucci, Chanel and Versace. Over the years, the model has also paraded for Valentino, Christian Dior, Michael Kors, Prada, John Galliano, Alberta Ferretti and Dolce & Gabbana.

Her first appearances in show business took place in 1995 when she hosted the television show “House of Style”, a reality show that showed the world of models behind the scenes at the time. But this is also the time when her career takes a hit due to her alcohol and drug problems. She still manages to recover after a stint in rehab. She retires from the catwalks in 2007.

The acting career for Amber Valletta

With the arrival of the new millennium, in 2000 Amber Valletta tries her hand as an actress, immediately shooting three films: the independent Drop Back Ten, The Family Man with Nicolas Cage and The Hidden Truths, alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford. It is the beginning of a career that led her, until 2011, to participate in more than twenty films without ever abandoning her life as a model. 

Valletta also starred in a music video produced by singer Will I Am called “Yes We Can” and joined the cast of Revenge , the popular television series, where she played the role of Lydia Davis.

He has also collaborated in other important films, such as in the case of Hysteria ,  Hitch, He is who understands women, Transporter: Extreme and also TV series, such as Legends and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Amber Valletta, private life

From the private life of Amber Valletta we know that outside the set and the catwalks she is a strong woman and a lover of nature. She managed, thanks to her fortitude, to get out of the tunnel of alcohol and drug addictions. In her life there were two loves: the first and Herve Le Bihan , with whom she was married from 1994 to 1996, while the second and the volleyball player Chip McCaw with whom she was married from 2003 to 2015, from which relationship also had a child, named Auden.