Helena Christensen Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Helena Christensen was born on 25 December 1968, in Copenhagen, Denmark, of part-Peruvian descent. Helena is a photographer and fashion model, best known for being a former beauty queen, and one of Victoria’s Secret Angels. She’s also worked with Nylon magazine as their creative director, and been involved with numerous projects in the fashion industry, so all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Helena Christensen? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $8 million, earned through success in her varied endeavors. She’s also known for her charity work having supported numerous organizations throughout her career. As she continues to work, her wealth is expected to continue to increase.
Helena Christensen Net Worth $8 million
Christensen first gained prominence in 1986, when she won the Miss Universe Denmark crown. She represented her country in Miss Universe 1986 and in the following year became one of the finalists in Look of the Year 1987. After success in these endeavors, she then moved to Paris to pursue a career in modeling.
Helene became very well known as a model, and her net worth increased quickly. She appeared on many magazine covers, including W, Elle, and Vogue, and became a part of numerous fashion campaigns during the 1990s, representing brands such as Revlon and Chanel. She then became one of the signature Angels of the Victoria’s Secret Catalog, in which she joined models such as Tyra Banks and Daniela Pestova. In 1992, she became a spokesmodel for Revlon cosmetics, and also made an appearance in the song “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak. She still continues to work as a model, and consistently appears on various magazine covers as well as in advertising campaigns. She is signed to several modelling agencies in various parts of the world.
Aside from her modeling endeavors, Helena has also increased her net worth through photography and business. She became the creative director of Nylon magazine, which later led to her own clothing line called “Christensen & Sigersen”, a collaboration with Leif Sigersen. She also created her own vintage clothing line, and would then create a lingerie collection called “Helena Christensen for Triumph”. For her photography, her work has been featured in Nylon, ELLE, and Marie Claire, and she’s also exhibited in places such as the Locus Gallery, and Hotel Arena. In 2014, she worked on a photography series with Liv Tyler and Libery Ross, and she continues to travel and undertake photographic projects.
For her personal life, it is known that Christensen and INXS frontman Michael Hutchence had a relationship for around five years during the 1990s. She was then with actor Norman Reedus, but they separated in 200;.sShe has been dating Interpol singer Paul Banks since 2008. She currently resides either in Copenhagen or Manhattan. She’s also performed charity work, partnering with Oxfam to document the impact of climate change in Peru. Helena also launched the second Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign, raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society and Europa Donna.
Had a four-year relationship with actor Norman Reedus (1998-2002). The relationship produced one son, Mingus.
Owns, with her friend Leif Sigersen, a little shop in New York called "butik".
Is good friends with Gwyneth Paltrow. Helena was one of the first people to visit Gwyneth in hospital after she gave birth to her son Moses.
Was ranked #12 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
One of the world's top fashion models.
cousin of actress/singer Christine Buchart
Has homes in Monaco, France and in New York City.
Is an accomplished photographer.
Collects perfume bottles.
Helena's father is a Danish typographer, her mother is Peruvian.
One of the world's top fashion models in the 1980s and 1990s.
Became Miss Denmark in 1986
Got her first modelling job at age 9.
Is a creative director of a new magazine called 'Nylon'.
Gianni Versace said that she has "the most beautiful body in the world."
Son Mingus Luchien Reedus born 22 October 1999 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Some designers retain a sense of humour about what they do, but others are deathly serious and have no life outside of it; they're lying awake night after night constructing dresses in their heads.
There are particular images that I like. Allegro is composed of a series of still life photographs that has been put to speed. There is so much care that has gone into the composition of the cinematography.
This was all very new to me and I did not want to ruin his film! So we worked hard on that basis of confidence that is needed to collaborate comfortably.
When on the set of a film, you have to play natural for entire scenes in a very unnatural environment. You have to express emotions and interact with other actors and also use your voice.
When you are modelling, you are creating a picture, a still life, perhaps something like a silent film. You convey emotion but you are only using your body.
Women can explore so much in dressing. But if I was a guy I would wear vintage suits constantly. With crazy ties!
I am very much aware of the visual side of things. I do a lot of photography. I often take Polaroids of things that strike me as visually interesting, just to remember them and perhaps use later.
I still love taking pictures with Polaroid film. For me, it offers the most beautiful way of capturing reality and transferring it onto a flat piece of paper.
I was once stranded on a broken-down boat in shark-infested waters in the middle of the Indian Ocean for five days before we were rescued while doing a 'Vogue' shoot.
Kate is going to come back, she is going to be super-strong again. Everybody is going to want her again because she is that kind of person. She is very professional and beautiful and she is going to be around forever.
So many times I've wanted to crack up, standing there stiff while seven women are crawling round my toes fixing hems and the designer's having a freak-out because the denim cuffs are crooked. I'm on the verge of hysteria.
Modelling is a silly, crazy business.
The more people explore the world, the more they realize in every country there's a different aesthetic. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
There will always be a desire for something new, fresh and innovative, as well as a yearning and respect for timeless elegance and beauty.
There have been times when I've bought a whole pound of cheese and walked down the street and eaten it in one go.
I like people who dress quirkly and differently. Like in womenswear, thank god for Helena Bonham Carter!
I love playing around with vintage fabrics and lace.
I wasn't worried about turning 40 at all.
I would love to photograph Stephen Hawking. I am just fascinated by science, I really am.
I'm a fun person. I like cracking jokes and being completely nerdy.
I've taken my knickers off. My friends told me my panty line was visible, so I went without.
It's incredible to have been part of fashion history - my whole career has been one big highlight.
It's really intimidating to go on the beach in a bikini.
Like any woman, I worry about my body.
I believe food is the most brilliant invention ever.
I don't look at fashion the way other people do.
I felt like I was in the best photography school in the world - I had Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn teach me.
I find it utterly bizarre that total strangers write about your life in a completely fictional manner.
I had never done any serious acting before, but I decided that it was a chance that I should take.
Cheese is one of my great weaknesses, I could eat the stuff by the pound.
From the minute I wake up until I go to bed I think about food.
Harbour Island in the Bahamas is a wonderful little island with beautiful beaches, a great restaurant culture and friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
I always loved the style of Jean Seberg, Jane Birkin and Marilyn Monroe.
I am a serious food lover and Peruvian cuisine is one of the best in the world.
If I have an hour in a city, I go to vintage stores first because it's so much cooler to find a piece that is unique. I love the thought of some girl having worn it before and living her life in it.
A beautiful person is someone who stays true to themselves and their spirit; someone who is self-confident and can make you smile.
Denmark is like a secret little place with its own special language.
I want to live to be 120. That's when I will start worrying about my age.
In modelling, there is no point in trying to prove you have a brain, so why even bother? I'd sooner save the energy for something more meaningful.
Speaking in grand understatment about her famous catwalk figure; "I have a bit here and a bit there. Or as we say in Denmark, something to the courtyard and something to the street.""