Kate Moss is an English model. With her incredibly thin, boyish body, she created quite a stir in the modeling world, launching what became known as the waif look.
Kate Moss was born on January 16, 1974 in London, England. She appeared in her first cover shot a year after she was discovered at the age of 14. Featured in Calvin Klein's Obsession ad campaign in 1993, she became even more famous and sought-after. During her career, she has appeared on the cover of more than 300 magazines. She also starred in advertising campaigns for many of the top fashion houses.
Moss excelled at sport but was not much of an academic, reportedly achieving for her GCSE exams one C in Science, with the remainder being Ds, Es and Fs.
The advertisements featured her partially nude body, putting her slight figure on display. Some found her young, childlike image beautiful while others thought she was too skinny and might be suffering from an eating disorder. Despite any negative comments, Moss continued to thrive professionally.
In 2009, Moss had purchased a four-foot high statue of the Buddha and had started meditating.
Two years later she was married in a “religious” Christian ceremony, which doesn’t indicate much more than at least a loose affiliation with the religion through either herself or her husband.
She hasn’t weighed in on any political parties or candidates, gay marriage, environmentalism, or anything much. It looks like Moss is going to stick to the realm of fashion and photographs and leave the politics up to somebody else.
" I'm not really a fashion designer. I just love clothes. I've never been to design school. I can't sketch. I can't cut patterns and things. I can shorten things. I can make a dress out of a scarf. "
" I had tried to get focused on other things. But I always ended up back in the same place, and it wasn't making me happy. I needed to get the focus back. "
" What people say isn't going to stop me. I have to do things for myself. "
" I like creating images. "
" It sounds really corny but I think that if you're beautiful inside it shows on the outside, for sure. "
" Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. "
" Going to the gym wouldn't be on my list of favorite things to do. "
" I was never anorexic, so I was never that skinny. I was never bony-bony. But I remember thinking, I don't want to be this skinny. "
" I was 14 when I started modeling. At the end of that first day my mum said, If you want to do this, you're on your own because I'm not traipsing around London ever again like that. It's a nightmare. "
" I want to apologize to all of the people I have let down because of my behavior which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others. "
Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity
WEIGHT: 105 lbs
HAIR: Light Brown
TATTOOS: Has a quarter-inch tattoo of a heart on her hand.
“Sinatra James: "If there is a face of a modern fashion, this is the face of Kate Moss. It is not so much in her incredible plasticity as in the phenomenal flair to industry's changing."”