Gisele Caroline Bündchen is turning 40, can you believe it? She is so much more than a supermodel - she is also a philanthropist, environmental activist, and a businesswoman.
Since 2004, she has been among the highest paid topmodels in the world, and, since 2007, she is the 16th richest woman in the entertainment sector. In the late 1990s, she became the first of a wave of Brazilian models to achieve international success. From 2000 to 2007, Gisele was one of Victoria's Secret Angels, with a contract worth millions. She was a pioneer of her own signature catwalk - a pompous movement created when the model lifts her knees and kicks her feet forward.
She got involved in several projects and ventured into the cinema when she acted as a supporting actor in Taxi (2004), for which she was nominated at the Teen Choice Awards, and did a scene in O Diabo Veste Prada (2006), and, from 2010 to 2011, she was a producer of an educational environmental design, Gisele & the Green Team. She married New England Patriots football player Tom Brady in 2009, and the couple has two children, Vivian Lake and Benjamin Rein. She supports many charities like Save the Children, Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, in addition to devoting time to environmental causes.
She is a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Program. To celebrate the model's birthday, we've selected her most iconic campaigns over the years, from the very beginning back in the '90s to today. Embark on this journey and remember Gisele's career through the images!
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