Natalia Vodianova was born February 28 1982 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia in a modest family and was one of the three children. The family was not financially stable and Natalia had to start working at age 11, skipping school because of that and not getting good grades and she ended up not even finishing high school. At age 16 she enrolled in a local modeling agency where she was noticed by the Viva Model management scout and invited her to come to Paris to work. She has had success and was face of many brand names. Natalia has played couple of roles in movies. She married a British lord Justin Portman and they have three children together. They announced their separation in June 2011.
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Vodianova has walked at least 175 runway shows, has appeared in fashion magazines and has worked for many advertising campaigns. To honor her philanthropic activity she received award for the Inspiration of the year in 2010 by Harper’s Bazaar.
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According to Forbes, Natalia was ranked 7th highest earning model worldwide. She is a designated ambassador of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. She is