Kate Moss Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

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Kate Moss is a famous English model born on January 16, 1974. She became popular in the 1990s when the supermodel era was ending, especially because of her involvement in the heroin chic fashion trend. Working closely with Calvin Klein, she became a fashion icon. People know her for her slender figure and her role in promoting size-zero fashion. Besides modeling, she has her clothing line, has worked on music projects, and also helps out as a fashion editor for British Vogue.

In 2012, she was the second highest-earning model according to Forbes making around $9.2 million in a year. She’s received lots of awards for her work including being honored at the 2013 British Fashion Awards for her contributions to fashion over 25 years. Time magazine even listed her as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2007.

However, Moss has also been in the spotlight for her partying lifestyle, and in September 2005, she got caught up in a drug scandal that made some brands stop working with her. But she was cleared of the charges and went back to modeling soon after. She’s so influential that there’s even a pricey gold statue of her, worth £1.5 million ($2.8 million), which was made for an exhibition at the British Museum in 2008.

Full NameKatherine Ann Moss
Date of BirthJanuary 16, 1974
Place of BirthCroydon, England
OccupationModel
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
SpouseJamie Hince
ChildrenLila Grace Moss Hack
Net Worth$70 million

Early life

Kate Moss Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Kate Moss was born on January 16, 1974, in Croydon, which is part of Greater London. Her mom Linda Rosina Moss used to work as a barmaid and her dad Peter Edward Moss worked for an airline. Kate grew up in places called Addiscombe and Sanderstead.

She has a younger brother named Nick and a half-sister named Lottie, whose full name is Charlotte. When Kate was 13, her parents split up. She went to Ridgeway Primary School and then Riddlesdown High School (which is now called Riddlesdown Collegiate) in Purley. During her early teenage years, she did various jobs in local shops.

Personal life

Kate Moss Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Moss had some pretty big relationships over the years. She dated Johnny Depp from 1994 to 1998 and they have a daughter together named Lila, who was born in 2002. Her daughter’s dad is Jefferson Hack, an editor she was in the early 2000s. She’s also the godmother to Iris Law, the daughter of Sadie Frost and Jude Law.

After that, she got involved with Pete Doherty from the band Libertines. They met at her birthday party in 2005 and he even announced they were engaged during one of his shows in 2007. But that didn’t last long, they broke up later that year.

In 2011, she married Jamie Hince, who plays guitar in The Kills. They got married in Gloucestershire, England, and she wore a dress by John Galliano. Sadly, they split in 2015 and finished their divorce the next year. Now, she’s dating Count Nikolai von Bismarck, a photographer from Germany.

She’s changed homes a bit too. She bought a place in London in 2011, then sold it in 2022 to move to the Cotswolds.

Moss has also made a ton of money from her modeling career. In the mid-2000s, she was earning millions of dollars each year and was one of the top-earning models according to Forbes. She’s been on lists of rich people in the UK, with estimates of her wealth being around £45 million in 2007 and £40 million in 2009.

Career

Beginnings and “heroin chic” fashion

Kate Moss Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 1988, when she was just 14, Kate Moss was discovered by Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm Management, while she was at JFK Airport in New York. This happened after a vacation in The Bahamas. Corinne Day, a photographer, took some black-and-white photos of her when she was 16 for The Face magazine. These photos, styled by Melanie Ward, were called “The 3rd Summer of Love”. Moss was portrayed as a fresh face, and Day described the style of the photos as “dirty realism” or “grunge”.

After that, Moss appeared in a successful Levi’s campaign called ‘Levi’s for Girls’. This campaign was organized by The Design Corporation and shot by Corinne Day again. Another photo shoot for The Face magazine followed, titled “Haute Coiffure”, and was done by Tony Briggs. Moss gained fame as the “anti-supermodel” of the 1990s, standing out from the other popular models of the time like Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell, who were known for their curvy and tall figures.

In 1996, Moss became associated with the fashion trend known as “heroin chic”, particularly through a Calvin Klein campaign. This sparked discussions about her weight, and even then-US President Bill Clinton commented on the trend. Moss responded, saying it was just the style of the time. There was a shift away from more voluptuous models like Cindy Crawford, and people were surprised to see someone as slender as Moss. She defended herself against accusations of anorexia, stating, “How many times can you say ‘I’m not anorexic’?”

Drug use

Kate Moss Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Back in 2005, H&M, a big fashion brand, stopped using Kate Moss in their ads because photos showed her using cocaine. She lost other contracts too, like with Chanel and Burberry. Even though she said sorry, she didn’t admit to using drugs.

But some people supported her, like designer Alexander McQueen, who wore a shirt saying “We love you Kate.” Artist Stella Vine also backed her up.

The police in London wanted to talk to Moss about the drug issue in 2006 but later dropped the charges because they didn’t have enough proof. Eventually, Moss got cleared of all charges and got back to modeling.

In 2015, there was another incident when she got taken off a flight by the police because she was causing trouble.

Later work

Kate Moss Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Kate Moss is known for her work as a model. She’s been in ads for lots of big fashion brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. You might have seen her on magazine covers too, like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

She’s been on the cover of British Vogue 30 times! And she’s worked with famous photographers like Mario Testino and Steven Meisel.

Even after some troubles with drugs, Kate Moss kept working. She signed contracts with brands like Rimmel and Calvin Klein. She even designed clothes for Topshop.

Kate Moss also has her own fragrance and body lotion line. And she’s been recognized with awards for her work in fashion.

In the early 2010s, Kate Moss designed handbags for Longchamp and modeled for Supreme’s spring-summer collection in 2012. She’s been representing Mango since 2011. In 2012, she recommended illusionist Hans Klok for London Fashion Week but had to drop out of being his assistant due to a nerve issue. Instead, Alexa Chung took her place. She also appeared in George Michael’s “White Light” video in 2012 and performed with Naomi Campbell at the 2012 London Olympic Games closing ceremony.

Kate Moss posed nude for Playboy’s 60th-anniversary issue in December 2013 and received a Special Recognition award at the British Fashion Awards that same month for her 25-year contribution to fashion. At the 2014 Brit Awards, she collected David Bowie’s award for Best British Male while wearing a costume inspired by Bowie’s iconic look. In April 2014, her second collection for Topshop was revealed, following a successful first collaboration.

In September 2016, she founded the Kate Moss Agency (KMA), representing clients like Rita Ora, Jordan Barrett, and Esmé Creed-Miles.

Other ventures

Kate Moss Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Kate Moss has been in some famous songs and music videos over the years. She played tambourine on Oasis songs like Don’t Go Away and Fade Away and appeared in their album Be Here Now. You might have seen her in music videos for artists like Primal Scream, the White Stripes, Elton John, and Johnny Cash, just to name a few.

She’s even sung in some songs by Primal Scream, Babyshambles, and the Lemonheads. Before she and Pete Doherty broke up, she helped write some songs for Babyshambles‘ second album.

Aside from music, she’s done some acting too. In 1999, she was in a British comedy called Blackadder: Back & Forth, playing Maid Marian and a made-up Queen of England. And in 2014, she did a little acting as herself in The Boy in the Dress.

Kate Moss also has her perfumes. She’s got four lines out, with names like Kate Moss, Vintage Muse, Lila Belle, and Love Blossoms.

Philanthropy

Kate Moss Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Kate Moss has been involved in a lot of charity work. She’s supported organizations like War Child and Cancer Research UK. In 2007, she even designed a special necklace charm to raise money for cancer research. She said she was happy to help because so many people’s lives are affected by the disease.

After a tragic event where her friend Samantha Archer Fayet and her baby Ruby Rose died in the tsunami in Thailand, Kate helped start a charity called SamandRuby. This charity helps provide education and shelter for children in Thailand.

Kate also supports other charities like the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Hoping Foundation, and Make Poverty History. She’s even appeared in sketches for Comic Relief to help raise money.

In 2014, Kate got involved in a project with Paddington Bear. She designed a special Paddington Bear statue, which was auctioned off to raise money for the NSPCC, a charity that helps prevent cruelty to children.

Book Publications

Kate Moss Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Back in 2012, Rizzoli Publications put out a book called “Kate: The Kate Moss Book.” It’s not your typical book – it’s a sort of look back at Kate Moss’s career, you know, the super famous model. She didn’t write it alone, though. She worked on it with some other creative folks like Jefferson Hack, Fabien Baron, and Jess Hallett.

This book is like a journey through Kate’s career. It shows how she went from being a new face in the modeling world to becoming one of the most famous models ever.

And the cool part? It’s filled with tons of photos by some big-name photographers like Arthur Elgort, Corinne Day, Craig McDean, and a bunch of others. These photos capture different moments in Kate’s career, making it a must-have for any fan or anyone interested in the fashion world.

Kate Moss’s Net Worth

Kate Moss’s Net Worth is estimated to be $70 million as of 2024, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

For the past 30 years, she’s been a star in front of cameras, making most of her money there. With modeling and acting gigs she’s raked in over $90 million making her one of the richest and most successful supermodels ever. Now, she’s switched gears a bit running her own clothing and perfume business.