American super model Amber Valletta
Born February 9, 1974, in Phoenix, Arizona, Amber Valletta grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she graduated from high school. At the age of fifteen, Valletta’s mother signed her to the model school under the agency of Linda Lyman. She went to Milan, where she found her first job in Italian Vogue. After that, the cover for the French Elle, taken by photographer Hans Fuhrer, followed.
The peak of popularity of Amber Valletta was in the 1990s. Having began her modeling career in Milan, the beautiful girl quickly gained supermodel status. She starred in the advertising campaigns of Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Versace and other well-known brands. Besides, has repeatedly appeared on the covers of ELLE, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Woman, and Cosmopolitan. They talked about her, wrote about her, and she was invited to act in films. Very soon Amber took the top spot in the rankings alongside such successful supermodels as Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and Shalom Harlow. In 1996, the model became the face of the brand Elizabeth Arden around the world.
One of the most popular models of the 1990s, from 1995 to 1996, she had her own show of MTV’s “House of Style.” In November 1995, she organized the Supermodels Stepping Out Against Hunger fashion show for Tulsa Community Food Bank in her home town.
Noteworthy, in the 2000s, Valletta starred in eighteen movies, mostly playing a supporting role. In particular, her breakthrough was the role in the commercially successful comedy of 2005, “The Rules of Shot: The Hitch Method” with Will Smith. Then followed major female roles in the films “Carrier 2” with Jason Stewem, “Dead Silence” with Ryan Quonten, “Gamer” with Gerard Butler, and “Spy next door” with Jackie Chan.
Meanwhile, in 2011, Valletta moved to television, where she took on the role of the fallen secular lioness Lydia Davis in the primetime soap opera ABC “Revenge” with Madeleine Stowe. In 2014, she starred in the TNT series “Legends” with Sean Bean. Besides, in 2015, Valletta won the role of a glamorous villain in the prime time soap opera ABC “Blood and Oil” with Don Johnson. Also, in July 2016 appeared in Fergie’s clip “M.I.L.F. $”.
As for her private life, in 1994 Valletta married the model Herve Le Bihan. Unfortunately, their marriage was short, as in 1995 they parted, Also during the 1990’s, Valletta suffered from drug and alcohol addictions, about which she publicly told in 2014.
Her second husband became Olympic champion in volleyball Christian McCaw (2003). They have a common son, Auden, born in 2000. But after eleven years of marriage, in 2014 they parted.
According to Amber Valletta, she is a vegetarian and very proud of this fact. The well-known actress and model actively cooperates with the company that produces seafood “Oceana”. Together with company representatives, she opposes ocean pollution. Also, despite the fact that Valletta has to travel a lot, she hates planes.