|Real Name/Full Name
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|28 February 1984
|39 years old
|In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|In Kilograms – 66 Kg
In Pounds – 145 lbs.
|Father – Josef Kurka
Mother – Eva Kurkova
|Josef Kurka (brother)
|Tobin Jack Drury, Noah Lee Drury and Luna Grace Drury
|Model, Supermodel, Fashion Model, Actress
Karolina Kurkova is a Czech-American actress and model whose fame rose when she was Victoria’s Secret Angel and also featured as Vogue’s cover star. She has an enormous following on social media platforms, being one of the most phenomenal models in the entertainment industry.
Biography and Early Life
Karolina was bought into being on the 28th February 1984, in Decin, Usti nad Labem, Czechoslovakia. She is the daughter of Josef Kurka, who played basketball as a profession. Her mom’s name was Eva Kurkova. She is half Czech and half Slovak. It is known for a fact that Karolina’s mother was from Slovakia, which is where Karolina traces her Slovak ancestry. Information that concerns her siblings is scarce; Karolina stays discreet with those details. It is known, though, that she had a brother who shared his father’s name, Josef Kurka.
Karolina was brought up alongside her brother in Decin, Czech Republic. It was during her tender age that one of her close friends who apparently discerned the beauty in her height, which was a cause for jest by her peers and friends, sent her photos to a modeling agency in Prague, which found her gorgeous. It was the beginning of her modeling career. Currently, she holds a Czech citizenry and currently resides in Fisher Island, Miami, Florida, where she owns a huge residence complex.
There is no information concerning the institutions where Karolina attended for her academic experiences. It is, however, clear that she must have received a decent form of education based on observance. She carries herself with admirable modesty and decorum in all of her appearances, and most importantly, in public, notwithstanding her expression and language. Considering what the all-time genius Albert Einstein said, that education is what remains after one has forgotten what they have learned in school, Kurkova is indeed educated.
Personal Life: Husband, Boyfriend, Kids, Wedding, etc.
Kurkova is married to her long-time husband, Archie Drury, who is a film producer and an actor. He is popular among NCIS scenes (2003) and Swing (2003), among others. Drury proposed to Kurkova while on holiday together in Cape Town, South Africa. They got married right before the birth of their first son, Tobin Jack Drury, who was born on 29 October 2009. Later, they had their second son, Noah Lee Drury, on 5 November 2015. Most recently, they shared pictures of their newborn daughter, Luna Grace Drury, who was born on 27 April 2021. Their love for each other is premier, and they share their lovely photos on Instagram.
Kurkova had some health challenges in which she suffered from hypothyroidism. The condition affected her physique, and she gained up to 14kgs. She also had premature menopause symptoms and experienced panic attacks. She could not explain the cause of the condition since she had been doing right by herself. The thyroid complications led to the decline in her performance in the modeling career.
Is Karolina Kurkova Lesbian/Gay?
As far as sexual orientation is concerned, Karolina is straight, and there is no information whatsoever that links her to the gay community. She is neither gay nor bisexual. Being arguably the most beautiful lady on the planet, she is happily married to her husband Archie, and they now have three children together.
After landing her first runway appearance at 15, she started other contracts where she worked for commercial and print advertisement companies. Gaining more experience, she signed a new contract with Muccia Prada in Milan. Kurkova was featured in the Vogue magazine and then made it be on the cover in the February 2001 edition. By then, she had already moved to New York, USA.
After the landmark Vogue cover feature, she was premiered at haute couture fashion shows, and greater opportunities availed such as the Victoria Secret lingerie distinctive label in 2000. She was only 16 at the time. During a career showcase in 2002, Karolina tripped and fell as she led the Versace Fall/Winter 2002 finale. As dramatic as it may have been, the fall did not stand in the way of her excellence. In fact, she was named Model of The Year in the 2002 Vogue Fashion Awards. She has been featured 25 times on Vogue magazine covers worldwide.
She has also worked with Victoria’s Secret lingerie trademark. In yet another dramatic instance that turned legendary, Kurkova’s right shoe flap opened and fell off her foot right in the middle of the sexy air hostess fantasy ‘Come Fly with Me’ segment. She walked the rest of the catwalk as if nothing had transpired. The catwalk video went viral. In 2018, Kurkova was the first cover model of Vogue Czechoslovakia when their first cover was released.
Kurkova is also an actress and has been on films such as My Sexiest Year 2007. She has also been on the reality show Das perfekte Model, a model show. She made an appearance in Person of Interest in one of the episodes.
Awards and Achievements
Karolina was among the “50 Most Beautiful People” by the People Magazine in 2004. She was recognized by Forbes as one of the top-earning supermodels in the world. Kurkova is the youngest model to receive the ‘Model of The Year’ award at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. On the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she was awarded a star in 2007.
Karolina also received an award for her philanthropic work from ‘Women Together,’ a non-profit organization.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Karolina Kurkova in 2024
Her net worth amounts to $16 Million. She is one of the richest models of all time. The major source of her massive income is her modeling career, coupled with other deals such as advertising, sponsorship agreements, and endorsement contracts.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Karolina is active on social media with tremendous followings, being one of the most beautiful women on earth.
- Karolina started her career at the tender age of 15. That is just how stunning she is, to date.
- She is not a pet lover.
- Karolina loves music.
- She likes sports.
It is amazing how true and unbiased luck maybe when it comes to awarding people in life. Right from a tender age, Karolina received the attention and support she needed to actualize the potential of her beauty. Yet, even with all she needed, she exuded unbeatable resilience in her career, especially when there were little fails in her beauty showcases. She is indeed an icon to emulate.