Estella Warren - Biography & Career
Estella Warren was born December 23, 1978, to an elementary school principal mother and a used-car salesman father. A professional swimmer, Estella moved to Toronto at the age of 12 to train with the national synchronized swimming team.
In 1996, a change in career paths whisked Estella from chlorine filled waters to designer catwalks. She participated in a high school fashion show, and photos of Estella were sent to a New York modeling agent. Next thing she knew, she was doing photo shoots with professional fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth, and posing for Italian Vogue.
After becoming the senior national champion at 17 years old, Estella could have moved on to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, but she chose to make modeling her priority instead.
Since Estella was already living on her own in Toronto for 4 years, the move to New York to pursue a modeling and acting career was not a difficult one. Her father became her manager and modeling gigs were soon coming Estella's way.
Walking by a magazine rack on the street, you may have caught Estella's beautiful face on the covers of the following magazines: French and Spanish Marie Claire, French, German, Spanish, and Italian Elle, German GQ, as well as Yahoo Internet Life.
Her appearance on the cover of Yahoo was not in vain; Estella has entered the world of computers with a 2000 desktop calendar, where users can view Estella on their desktop all year round and even hear recorded greetings of her.
Estella has appeared in advertisements for Andrew Marc, Byblos, Manuel Canovas beachwear, Perry Ellis, Cacharel, De Beers, Samsung notebooks, Cartier, Volvo, not to mention her appearance in the Victoria's Secret catalogue.
Her most notable work in advertising is for Chanel, who previously used French singer/actress Vanessa Paradis as their spokesperson. Chanel's Luc Besson selected Estella as the new Chanel No. 5 Girl and she can be seen in ads for the designer perfume.
Estella has walked down the runways for the following fashion designers: Andrew Groves, Sonia Rykiel, Kenzo, and Yves Saint Laurent.
When she's not posing for fashion photographers, Estella also enjoys horseback riding, playing the piano, singing, and of course, returning to her original passion, swimming.
No stranger to wearing a swimsuit, Estella was featured in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, frolicking on the beaches with fellow models Laetitia Casta, Carre Otis and Heidi Klum.
Presently signed with modeling agencies in New York, Paris, London, and Milan, this champion swimmer turned supermodel is looking to take her talents to the silver screen. Already building her acting resume, Estella will next be seen in the soon-to-be-released film Perfume.