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one of the original six Victorias Secret Angels
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Karen Mulder (born June 1, 1970) is a Dutch former model and singer. During the 90s, she had a successful modeling career and was recognized as a world-class "supermodel" by various media. In her native country, the Netherlands, Mulder is well remembered for her 2002 public breakdown and suicide attempts.
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Date of Birth 1 June 1970, Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Karen Mulder is best known for appearing in the 1997 and 1998 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editions and for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She signed with Victoria's Secrets in 1992, later appearing in five Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 1996 through 2000 and serving as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1997 to 2000. Mulder was discovered through the 1985 Elite's Look of the Year modeling contest and within a couple years was modeling for many of Europe's top designers. She gained Supermodel status and recognition through the 1990's with repeated covers on Vogue and a number of high profile advertising campaigns. Mulder gained notoriety for her breakdown, hospitalization and suicide attempt in 2002. She was born on June 1, 1970 in Vlaardingen, Netherlands.
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Has a tulip named after her.
Favorite movie is Roman Holiday (1953).
Favorite hobbies are: traveling, singing, painting, reading and watching movies.
One of the world's top fashion models.
Sister of actress Saskia Mulder.
Is expecting her first child with her partner in Winter 2006.
Expecting first baby in May 2006.
Daughter Anna, born Ocrtober 30, 2006.
Born in 1970, Mulder was raised in Den Haag and Voorburg, Mulder's father, Ben, is a tax inspector and her mother, Marijke, is a secretary. Mulder has a younger sister, Saskia, who became an actress after a stint studying economics. Mulder enjoyed swimming, singing, and sailing as a child. In 1985, her family went on a camping trip in the south of France. She saw an ad for Elite Model Management's "Look of the Year" contest in a newspaper. A friend took some photographs she had of her and sent them to Elite without her knowledge. She won the preliminary contest in Amsterdam, and was sent to the finals of the contest, placing second. By her second year on the runway, she was modeling for Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Christian Lacroix, Versace, and Giorgio Armani. She appeared on the cover of Vogue and before long, landed a contract for Guess in 1991, when she was 21 years old. She soon appeared on the cover of British Vogue and in a Nivea advertising campaign. In 1992, Mulder signed a contract with Victoria's Secret. In 1993 she appeared on the cover of Vogue twice (January and March)
Other campaigns she appeared in included Calvin Klein, Claude Montana, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint-Laurent's Rive Gauche fragrance, as well as Guerlain, Chloé, Revlon, Jacques Fath, Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Chanel and Hervé Léger. Mulder has worked with some of the greatest fashion photographers, including Javier Vallhonrat, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Bruce Weber, Helmut Newton, Max Vadukul, Gilles Bensimon, Fabrizio Ferri, Steven Meisel, Irving Penn, Robert Erdmann, and Arthur Elgort.
One of the first issues of Top Model magazine was entirely devoted to Mulder along with an entire issue of Italian Vogue. Her two appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1997 and 1998 and her poses for the Victoria's Secret catalogue increased Mulder's profile. In 1997 she released her own calendar.
Mulder went on to share catwalks with models such as Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell. At one point in her career she was earning up to £10,000 a day. Mulder retired from modeling in 2000.
Afterwards, she tried other career paths. She branched out into acting, making her debut in the French short film A Theft, One Night in 2001. She also pursued a career in music but had limited success.
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