Linda Evangelista (born May 10, 1965) 

Linda Evangelista is a Canadian fashion model and one of the top supermodels from the 1990s.

 She is regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential models of all time, and has been featured on over 700 magazine covers.

Evangelista is primarily known for being the longtime "muse" of photographer Steven Meisel, as well as for the phrase: "We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day."

She holds the record for her multiple appearances on the cover of Vogue Italia, all of which were photographed by Meisel.

Evangelista's modelling career began in 1984 when she signed with Elite Model Management after having moved from her native Canada to New York City.

Upon the suggestion of photographer Peter Lindbergh, Evangelista had her hair cut short in 1988.

The haircut, nicknamed "The Linda", not only sparked many copies  worldwide, but it also benefited Evangelista's career and helped usher  in the era of the supermodel.

Described as the "chameleon" of the fashion industry, and as a key figure among the five supermodels, Evangelista was one of the most famous women in the world during the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s.

Unlike her colleagues, Evangelista chose not to diversify into other  ventures outside of modelling. She retired from her career in 1998 and  made a comeback three years later, this time working only sporadically.

Her achievements as a model led to her being voted as "The Greatest  Supermodel of All Time" by the viewers of the television show Fashion File in 2008.