Marisa Miller

American model

Marisa Lee Miller (born August 6, 1978),née Berdetta, is an American model. She is best known for being in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and her work for lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret.[1]

Marisa Miller in 2011.

Life change

Marisa was born in Santa Cruz, California. Her parents were Krista and Marc Bertetta. She was shy but enjoyed sports, particularly surfing. When she was sixteen modelling agents from Italy met her in a San Francisco café and asked Miller to be a model. After talking with her mother she decided to try working as a model. In the nineteen-nineties time fashion models were tall were and very thin and Miller thought she might be too short and curvy to be successful as a model.

In 2000 she married Jim Miller, a businessman and lifeguard who ran a surfing competitions.[2] They separated in 2002 but she continued to use Miller as her name for work because that was the name she was best known by when she became famous.

In 2001 she became much more successful after working with famous Italian fashion photographer Mario Testino, which lead to her photos appearing in Vogue magazine in both the American and Italian editions. She is best known for being in the Sports Illustrated magazine Swimsuit Issues, appearing in the magazine each year from 2002 until 2008. In 2008 she appeared on the cover of the magazine. She often worked modelling underwear for Victoria's Secret and in 2009 was specially chosen to wear a bra made with diamonds that cost $3 million.[3] She has appeared in many other magazines, such as GQ, Maxim, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle, and Vanity Fair. She has appeared in advertisements for companies including Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Andrew Marc, Victoria's Secret, J.Crew, Guess?, and Nordstrom.[4]

Maxim magazine called her "the return of the great American supermodel".[5]

References change

  1. "Supermodel Marisa Miller Getting 'Angel' Wings". Fox News. News Corporation. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-09-20.
  2. "Biography of Jimmy Miller April 28, 1969 to August 7, 2004". The Jimmy Miller Foundation. Archived from the original on July 15, 2010. Retrieved 2009-10-14.
  3. "Marisa Miller to Rock Victoria Secret's New Diamond-Studded Bra". People StyleWatch. Time Inc. 2009-10-21. Archived from the original on 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2020-10-21.
  4. "Fashion Model Directory profile". Retrieved 2009-02-28.
  5. Thompson, Arienne (2008-05-13). "Marisa Miller's model year just got 'Maxim' exposure". USA Today. Gannett Company. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2024-03-02. Maxim editorial director James Kaminsky says 2008 is indeed the year of Miller. "She represents the return of the great American supermodel, and she's veering towards ubiquity," he says. "But in a really great way."