Eugenia Silva - Biography & Career
Eugenia Silva was born on January 13, 1976, in a true world epicenter of female beauty: Madrid, Spain. Though she's a capital girl by birth, she grew up in the nearby, but much smaller Toledo. She was raised in a political family. Her uncle, Antonio Hernandez-Mancha, was an important jurist who ran for the Spanish presidency. Such intellectual surroundings would later compel her to enroll in law school. No doubt she knew she was gorgeous early on. At only 15, she entered the Elite model agency's Look of the Year contest and won. Immediately her celestial face was splashed on major magazine covers, including the Spanish editions of Bazaar, Telva and Vogue.
Her modeling career has been in high gear ever since. Noted Spanish designer Oscar de la Renta nabbed her to represent his fragrance So. Soon Carolina Herrera, another Iberian giant, did the same, with Loewe following suit. These jobs allowed her to decide when, how, and for whom she would work. Her face became more and more ubiquitous, as this beautiful goddess graced billboards and magazines all over Europe, especially in France and Italy, two fashion powerhouses. After achieving solid success in European fashion, Eugenia enrolled in law school at the Colegio Universitario Cardenal Cisneros, part of Complutense University. While she doesn't plan on a career in law, she says she likes learning and proving to herself and others that she has a brain, an organ seldom used to its full potential in the modeling world.With degree in hand, she moved to France, where she hit the catwalk regularly, sporting the latest cuts from such names as Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Christian Dior, Guy Laroche, Issey Miyake, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Givenchy. She then moved to New York to assume the dream job of many models, a Victoria's Secret girl.
And to show she has a dash of entrepreneurial savvy as well, she recently opened a boutique in Madrid where she sells the latest designs from Paris. Naturally, a woman of her stature could only be seen with a man just as stylistically eminent. Eugenia dated Spanish model Enrique Palacios, with whom she did a sensual photo shoot in the Spanish GQ. She regrets that decision to expose such an intimate part of her life, and today she keeps her boyfriends a secret, making sure she dates no one famous.