The age of the supermodel is over, according to Claudia Schiffer.
The 37-year-old beauty believes models can no longer achieve the kind of global celebrity she, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford enjoyed in the 1990s.
These days, singers and actresses are as likely to grace the covers of glossy magazines, preventing models from reaching star status, Miss Schiffer told an interviewer in her native Germany.
"In order to become a supermodel one must be on all the covers all over the world at the same time so that people can recognise the girls.
"That is, for now, not possible, not least because the advertising industry is very much taken nowadays by popstars and actresses. Supermodels like we once were don't exist any more."
There are so many beautiful models around, it is almost impossible for a handful to become real celebrities, Miss Schiffer added in the magazine Fivetonine.
The model, who has a home in Suffolk-added: "I can remember when I needed four bodyguards to get backstage from a Chanel show just to my car. And that wasn't only me. It just isn't like this any more."
Miss Schiffer believes the Brazilian Gisele Bundchen is one of the few women to have supermodel status today.
"Her face is well known, her name is recognised - but no other girl occurs to me that people in the street would recognise," she said.
Beautiful set of pics! Cate Blanchett looks simply gorgeous!!!
Cate Blanchett has revealed her decade of travelling the world making films is coming to an end because her children need to settled down.
Up to now, five year old Dashiell (known as Dash) and three year old Roman have travelled with mum, attending Montessori nurseries wherever she was filming and also visiting her on her film sets. But, she now believes it’s time for “her sweet-smelling little dumplings” to settle down.
She told W magazine that Dash needs to attend “a proper school”: “He’s five now. He needs to be settled, and I need to respect that.”
She and husband Andrew Upton have decided to settle in her native Australia, where, from January for three years, they will be co-artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company.
But in addition to overseeing the company’s 12 actors, education arm and dozen productions a year, she hasn’t ruled out also having more children during that time: “We’re not going to wait forever. God, I’d love it to be now. I’d love it to be next week.” [Source]
Jennifer Garner, The Kingdom Star, flashes her million dollar smile on the October issue of Marie Claire.
Inside the mag, Jennifer Garner talks love, life, babies and her future as the next Oprah!
Jennifer on her 21-month-old daughter Violet: “She’s pretty awesome. We’re in that sweet spot before the terrible twos. She sleeps till 7! Yeah, we lucked out. Supposedly [when] you have one that’s this easy and great, you’re screwed the next time around.”
Jennifer on the paparazzi: “[The paparazzi] just nips away at anything you’re doing, the small pleasures. I would give just about anything to make it go away, especially for my daughter. I feel like she has a right to her privacy, and it’s kind of encroached on.”
Jennifer on her two year and couting marriage to Ben Affleck: “I don’t know what makes it work. But it does. One thing that makes it work is that we’re both pretty nice. He’s not someone who’s ever going to blow up on anyone. What I mean is, if he’s ever angry with me, he doesn’t act out on it in a weird way or yell at me. And I am the same. So we handle conflict in a very loving and adult way.
Jennifer on having more children: “We definitely wonder what it would be like to have another — hopefully, knock on wood, someday. [raps table] My job is great to have as a mom. I get to take breaks and then work in a really concentrated way. During that concentrated time, it sucks, but whatever.”
Jennifer on her future as a talk show maven: “I feel like women, and especially mothers, are disenfranchised from our families; we don’t have the same support group around us that we did a generation ago. All my girlfriends and my sisters were having these same issues, and I felt like, ‘Why isn’t this being addressed?’ There are tons of talk shows, yet there’s nothing that’s specifically for them. But I’ve never gotten the balls to go out and do it.”