Before the advent of the supermodel, models were just nameless faces that walked down runways and appeared on magazine covers and calendars. However, that changed during the ‘80s and ‘90s. Many of the big supermodels of this era became celebrities in their own right and their fame rivaled that of movie stars and rock musicians. Many of these supermodels are still around and, while some of them look exactly the same, some of them definitely don’t!
7. Claudia Schiffer
This German model became a household name during the ‘90s when she starred in a global campaign for Guess jeans. She then became the face of Chanel and appeared on the cover of more than 500 magazines and appeared on the catwalk for numerous fashion designers including Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Chloe, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Fendi, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Valentino. Schiffer continues to work; however, she’s at a point in her career now where she can afford to be choosy and, when it comes to preserving her looks, she’s also very selective. According to her, she hasn’t gotten any plastic surgery and would never considering using Botox because no one knows the long-term effects.Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection / Photo by James Shaw/REX/Shutterstock