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River Falls, Wisconsin, USA
Claim to Fame
Francesca "Frankie" Rayder (born Heidi Rayder; January 26, 1975) is an American model who appeared in the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show four times and in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice. She has an extensive portfolio of covergirl appearances for numerous high fashion magazines and was once a VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards for Model of the Year nominee. She has performed in many runway shows and has been featured in numerous print ad campaigns. At the peak of her fame, she was an it girl according to The New York Times and GQ once named her the Sexiest Woman in the World.
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Growing up in River Falls, Frankie Rayder`s interests did not originally lie in modeling. As a teenager, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, a large city close to her home town, where she was first approached by a model scout who spurred her interest in the industry. Her first major success came in 1992, when she met photographer Steven Meisel. Attracted by Rayder`s charisma, Meisel booked her for a photo session, which became the first of many. Rayder`s first session were soon featured in the magazine Italian Glamour.
Following her success, Rayder traveled to Miami Beach, New York, Paris, London, and Milan, working for a number of agencies such as Company, Women Model Management, Page 305, City Models, Take Two, Storm, and Why Not. Her advertisement portfolio includes Givenchy, Valentino, Lagerfeld, Chanel, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, DKNY, The Gap, and Tommy Hilfiger. Rayder has also worked for designers such as Anne Klein, Matthew Williamson, Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, and Michael Kors, and appeared in a number of magazines, including Elle, Vogue, The Face, Photo, Harper`s Bazaar, Allure, Rebel, and Marie Claire. She was also featured in the 2005 and 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Other appearances for Rayder have been the Victoria`s Secret fashion show from 2000 to 2003, and a cameo role in the movie Zoolander.
Rayder`s sister, Missy Rayder, models as well.
On October 26, 2005 Rayder gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Sunny Bebop Balzary, with fiancee Michael Balzary (Flea from the band Red Hot Chili Peppers).
Full Name at Birth
Sunny B. Balzary
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Oui Management - Paris, Louise Models - Hamburg/Munich
nymag.com/fashion/models/frayder/frankierayder/, models.com/models/frankie-rayder, www.louisa-models.de/model/479/frankie-rayder
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
The Lions - New York
Couple Profile Source
Pirelli Calendar for 2001 as November, Spokesmodel of Chanel (2003), The face of Givenchy (1999)
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