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Estelle Lefébure (born 11 May 1966) is a French actress and model. She was one of the top fashion models in the 1980s and 1990s. Estelle Lefebure, as she was known in the early 1980s, was discovered by George Gallier and managed by him exclusively at Prestige Models in Paris, France. George Gallier then moved to New York City to start American Model Management, and managed her career until 1991. Her national recognition was immediate after the first Guess (clothing) campaign shot by Wayne Mazer in the early 1980s; she then shot several covers of American Vogue (magazine) with photographer Richard Avedon, several covers of American Elle (magazine) with Marc Hispard, Gilles Ben Simon and Bill King. French Elle magazine model editor Odile Saron was also instrumental in helping Estelle's career take off. In 1991, she switched agencies, moving from American Model Management to Elite, moved to California, and married singer David Hallyday. During her marriage with David Hallyday, she was known professionally as Estelle Hallyday.
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Estelle Lefebure Hallyday was born in Rouen, France, on May 5, 1966. She was discovered in Paris and in 1986, at the ripe age of 19, went on to become a Guess? model. Guess? President and creative director Paul Marciano had high hopes for this beautiful blue-eyed blond.
Estelle works for IMG in New York and Karin Models in her hometown. She was cast in 6 Guess? advertisements alongside Jill Goodacre, Suzanne Lanza, Frederique Van Der Wal, Yasmin Le Bon and Carl Bruni.
She graced the pages of the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 1993, an issue that is a favorite among loyal SI fans. She had the honor of being named one of People Magazine`s 50 most beautiful people, in 1994. She is still considered by many to be one of the most beautiful models in the world.
She can also be seen in advertisements for Cartier jewelry, Christian Dior, Lord & Taylor, Mixa, Revlon, Samsung, Sanger Harris, Thierry Mugler and Vichy. This impressive list continues to grow as she remains a popular choice for advertisers.
Despite her wild side, she is a hard worker, and according to a source that has worked with her, she has a good heart and gets along with the people she works with. Estelle understands the importance of socializing and maintaining healthy relationships and contacts within her field.
For example, she appeared on the cover of Elle France in 1996. The next year, she did the cover for Elle Sweden, and went on to be named Top Model # 21 on their list of models.
She can be seen in George Michael`s video "Too Funky," in the famous "handle bar" outfit. She displays her famous walk, which commands attention anywhere she goes. The fact that she is 5`10" and absolutely stunning doesn`t hurt either. In France for example, her superstardom has elevated to new levels, and she is one of the country`s most famous celebrities.
She is the host of a television show in France that deals with fashion, travel and lifestyle. You can also read all about how she maintains her stunning good looks in her new book entitled Estelle by Estelle: My beauty secrets.
Estelle likes to live her life on the edge. She enjoys any activity that gets her adrenaline pumping and gives her that rush she loves so much. Her favorite hobby is car racing, as she has a passion for fast exotic cars.
Estelle believes strongly in the importance of family and keeps a very close atmosphere in her own home. She is married to French musician David Hallyday. The couple have two beautiful baby girls; Ilona, born May, 1995 and Emma, born September, 1997.
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ZZO Image - Paris
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