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Kate Moss - Biography

The supermodel rose to fame in the early 1990s after being scouted at 14 years old.

Kate Moss attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)© Mike Coppola
Updated: July 13, 2023
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Who is Kate Moss?

Kate Moss is a British supermodel, born on January 16, 1974. She was first spotted by model agency boss Sarah Doukas as a 14-year-old at JFK airport.

 Kate Moss' career

At 16, Corrine Day photographed her for The Face, where Kate's association with 'grunge' began. In years to follow she was featured in a Levi's campaign, and a controversial 'heroin chic' campaign with Calvin Klein.

In 2000 she cut off her trademark long hair opting for a pixie cut (which became iconic) and suddenly, designers were clamouring to use her in their ad campaigns. In the end, Tom Ford landed her for the Gucci label. 

Recovering her image after drug and alcohol issues in 2005, she was reinstated as the face of Burberry and was more in demand than ever. In 2006, she was crowned Model of the Year. Still the darling of the fashion world despite her tumultous personal life, she went on to land a deal with highstreet chain Topshop to design her own range, cementing her status as a style leader. Her love life also entered calmer waters when she married Jamie Hince in July 11 at a romantic country wedding, wearing a Great Gatsby-style dress by John Galliano.

In 2022 she was announced as the Creative Director of Diet Coke, designing drink cans based on some of her favourite outfits ever. She is also currently a contributing fashion editor for British Vogue.

Kate Moss' personal life

She famously dated Johnny Depp whom she split from in 1998. Kate also dated Jefferson Hack, the former editor of style magazine Dazed & Confused, and the two are parents to Lila Grace Moss who was born in September 2002. They called it a day on their relationship in 2004, and she began dating Pete Doherty shortly after. Kate married Jamie Hince in 2011, but the two called it quits in 2015.

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