Green-eyed beauty, supermodel Heather Stewart Whyte was born 25 September 1968 in London. In the ’80s and ’90s she had success as one of the faces of Gucci, also modeling for Versace, Yves Saint-Laurent, Armani and Victoria’s Secret. Her marriage to French tennis star Yannick Noah made headlines as well. The couple had two children, Elijah and Jénayé, but in 1999 they divorced. Heather also landed several magazine covers, such as Vogue Paris, and the U.K. editions of Elle and Marie Claire. She could also be seen in ads for Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Maybelline. Her face is interesting. Judging by her photos, you can’t really pinpoint her background, even though she always looks beautiful, as well as exotic. Some state she is half-Indian, others say she is half-Arab. Heather is the half sister of the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot terrorist suspect Abdul Waheed, formerly Don Stewart -Whyte.
Heather grew up on a farm in the English countryside, together with her younger half brother Don Stewart Whyte. She was working as a nanny when she replied to an advertisement for Elite Premier in London at the age of 17. Her first assignment involved staring at a wall for 13 hours! After a year, she decided to take a year out and traveled the world. She only got back to modelling again when she settled in Paris at the age of 21. In the 90s, all the big name supermodels were in their early to mid 20s. Not that they were prettier, but at least they looked like women (not girls or almost-grown-women).
Really like the photo, she has an old-school glamour look. Her photos really reinforce my opinion that (most) women peak sometime in their 20s (22-25 is almost always a safe range), definitely not in their teens. Girls who peak in their teens (like Bridget Hall and Brooke Shields) are so rare and that’s the way it should be. It’s a big part of the reason why I can’t get excited about most of the models out there today.
British supermodel Heather Stewart Whyte