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Supermodel Karen Mulder pictures (pic) and photo gallery.
Born: June 1, 1968 Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
Hair Color: Blonde.
Eye Color: Blue.
Height: 5'10" (1.78 m).
Bust-Waist-Hips: 85-60-86cm, 33½-23½-34in.
Dress Size: (US) 4; (EU) 34.
Shoe Size: (US) 8; (EU) 39.
Rene Bosne (divorced).
Karen Mulder biography (bio):
When a group of girlfriends took the then 14-year-old Karen Mulder's picture and submitted it for a beauty contest, she was downright gawky. In 1985, when she was 17 her family went on a camping trip in the south of France. She saw an ad for Elite's 'Look of the Year' contest in a newspaper. A friend took some photographs she had of her previously and sent them in to the Elite contest without her knowledge. She tried out at the preliminary contest in Amsterdam and won, which sent her on to the finals of the 'Look of the Year' contest. She went on to second place in that contest and off to Paris for her first modeling shoot. She then left high school to travel to Italy with her mother for a formal photo shoot, and then to Paris for modeling school, where the Elite modeling agency took over her career.
By her second year on the runway, she was modeling for Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Versace, and Armani. She appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia and before long, landed a contract for GUESS? jeans.
During the following three years, Karen climbed the steps to supermodel status, learning along the way. The first important steps in her career were a British Vogue cover shot by Tyen and a Nivea advertising campaign.
The list of her clients became quite impressive. Campaigns she appeared in included GUESS? (as the face of GUESS? Jeans in 1991 when she was 21 years old), Calvin Klein, Claude Montana, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent fashion and Rive Gauche fragrance, as well as Guerlain, Chloe, Valentino, Revlon, Jacques Fath, Gianfranco Ferre, Gianni Versace, Chanel, Giorigio Armani, and Herve Leger. Karen has worked with some of the greatest fashion photographers, including Javier Vallhonrat, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Bruce Weber, Helmut Newton, Max Vadukul, Gilles Bensimon, Fabrizio Ferri, Steven Meisel, Irving Penn, Robert Erdmann, and Arthur Elgort.
One of the first issues of Top Model magazine was entirely devoted to her along with an entire issue of Italian Vogue.
Her appearances in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issues in 1997 and 1998 and her attractive poses for the Victoria’s Secret catalogue made Mulder a household name.
In her glory days, called "The Blonde With Class" by Vogue editors, she went on to share catwalks with, and was considered the equal of, such top models such as Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell. Together with a few other models, including her best friend Carla Bruni, these women were the fashion industry's elite. At one point in her career she was earning up to £10,000 a day.
She retired from modeling in 2000.
After her retirement in 2000, she felt free to try other career paths.
She branched out into acting, making her debut in the French short film A Theft, One Night (2001).
She also pursued a career in music but had limited success. Her first effort at establishing a music career was her cover version of Gloria Gaynor's I Am What I Am, which appeared on the French music charts for a time in the summer of 2002.