Eva Padberg - Biography & Career
Eva Padberg was born January 27, 1980, in Bad Frankenhausen, Germany. Blessed with beautiful blonde hair and dazzling blue eyes, it wasn’t long before she caught the eye of talent scouts upon entering her first modeling contest in 1995. Despite a complete lack of experience, Eva managed to place in the top 10 and soon won a coveted modeling contract with Louisa Models, a prominent agency in Munich.
Following three years of occasional gigs, Eva committed herself to modeling full time in 1998 after graduating from high school. Her new focus clearly paid off; within months, she was getting high-profile jobs in Tokyo, Paris and Milan.
eva padberg models for calvin klein
1999 brought with it even more travel as Eva invaded New York. In addition to attending her first New York Fashion Week -- arguably the biggest event of the fashion year -- Eva also modeled for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Carolina Herrera.
Eva’s growing reputation led to her first major spokesmodel position in 2000, when Palmers Lingerie wisely chose her to be the face (and body) of their autumn/winter campaign. Eva also increased her international exposure over the next two years with succulent pictorials in Elle, Face, Gloss, Harper’s Bazaar, Madame, Vogue, and Marie Claire, among others.
eva padberg releases dirty white
Reluctant to become known as just another model, Eva broke out of the traditional mold in 2003 when she released her first album with Niklas Worgt, her long-time boyfriend. Entitled Dirty White, the self-produced disc has been described as “a colorful music mixture” that combines Worgt’s minimalist techno sounds with Eva’s fragile, breathy vocals.
eva padberg poses for playboy
Eva’s versatility naturally made her a popular guest on German talk shows, and she spent much of 2004 appearing on programs like TV Total while also helping to anchor Germany’s Star Search jury. Luckily for us, she didn’t abandon modeling altogether and she made a particularly memorable appearance in the May 2004 issue of Playboy. Eva was also selected as the spokesmodel for Astor, a popular cosmetics company previously represented by supermodels Heidi Klum and Gisele Bundchen.
Eva kicked off the following year with a bevy of magazine appearances, including sexy spreads in publications like Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, and perhaps most memorably, the German edition of FHM. In addition to putting Eva on its cover, the racy men’s mag also chose her to headline its list of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World.
eva padberg in a dungeon siege tale
Already one of the world’s top models, Eva set her sights on becoming one of the planet’s most recognizable movie stars when she was cast in In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007). Based upon the best-selling game series Dungeon Siege, the movie also stars Jason Statham, John Rhys-Davies, Ray Liotta, and Burt Reynolds.