A supermodel is a famous and extremely highly paid person whose celebrity derives from fashion modeling. The term first gained currency by analogy with Andy Warhol's "superstars" of the 1960s, and, like "Superstardom," it has been inflated to include almost anyone who finds steady access to work, uncommon in the highly volatile fashion industry. The term emerged in the 1970s, though a number of models had become famous in their own right as far back as Dorian Leigh in the late 1940s. Probably the first model whose name and face were familiar to those outside the fashion industry was Suzy Parker in the 1950s. Supermodels are, almost by definition, sex symbols. Supermodels of today are globally famous, and parlay their celebrity into product endorsement deals and often into acting careers. Supermodels who have made the switch include Milla Jovovich, Elle Macpherson and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos. According to Forbes magazine, as of 2004, the five highest-paid supermodels in the world were, in descending order, Milla Jovovich, Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Caroline Murphy, and Tyra Banks ( (http://funreports.com/2004/07/22/55166.html)). In the past many supermodels were female: the idea of a male "supermodel" was the running joke of Ben Stiller's comic film Zoolander, 2001. However today more and more male models are also becoming famous. The world's most famous and highest paid male supermodel is Marcus Schenkenberg.
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BBC Three Takes ‘Orphan Black’ In a west-to-east move, Britain’s BBC Three has acquired the BBC America original series Orphan Black. The 10-part drama, co-created by Graeme Manson (Flashpoint) and John Fawcett (Spartacus), centers on a street-wise chameleon whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Taking on the womanís identity, boyfriend and bank account, she is thrust into a kaleidoscopic mystery. Tatiana Maslany stars. BBC America just renewed the series in the U.S. Itís produced by Temple Street Prods in association with BBC America and Space. ‘The Face’ UK Names Models To Join Naomi Campbell Sky Living has added supermodels Erin OíConnor and Caroline Winberg alongside Naomi Campbell for the UK version of model reality show The Face. The U.S. version, produced by Shine America, launched on Oxygen in February. The local UK format will be co-produced by Princess Productions and Shine TV. The three models will mentor three teams of four girls over eight weeks as they compete in photo shoots, runway shows and commercials. The last girl standing will be crowned the face of a globally known brand. Production starts in the spring. Campbell is exec producing. Cameron Pace To Beam 3D Ballet To Global Cinemas James Cameronís Cameron Pace Group ... Read More »
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Refresh for latest… FremantleMedia is launching sales here in Cannes on the remake of Blakeís 7. Developed by Syfy, the 13-part series is produced by Georgeville TV and Marc Rosen, written by Joe Pokaski (Heroes) and directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale). Syfy made a script-to-series commitment back in August of last year on the reboot of the cult British sci-fi series. Originally created by Terry Nation (Doctor Who), Blakeís 7 premiered on the BBC in 1978 and ran for four seasons. Georgeville acquired the rights to the franchise from Andrew Sewell and his company B7 Media with funding provided by Motion Picture Capital. The reboot sees seven criminals – six guilty and one innocent – on their way to live in a prison colony in space. When they acquire an alien ship, they get a second chance at life and to become the most unlikely heroes of their time. Oxygen Media has greenlit a sophomore season of competition series The Face. Produced by Shine America with Naomi Campbell as executive producer and star, the show will return with 10 episodes. A UK version of the format for Sky Living was confirmed last month. Campbell and two other supermodels mentor three teams of four girls over eight weeks as they compete ... Read More »
Cheryl Tiegs, one of the first supermodels to capitalize on her fame by licensing her name for fashion and accessories, has listed her unique home in L.A.’s Bel Air… READ ON
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