|Early Life and Start as a Model
Born on 14 January 1979, Angela Lindvall is an American model and actress. She was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma, although her parents moved to Lee’s Summit, Missouri, shortly after her birth. There, she attended and graduated from Lee’s Summit High School. Between the ages of 13 and 14, Lindvall had a sudden growth spurt (7.6 cm), and her friends told her that she should be a model. However, Lindvall initially had no interest in the idea; instead, her sister Michelle wanted to pursue a modelling career. While Lindvall admired models, especially Marilyn Monroe, she was more interested in sports and other activities. However, she was convinced to participate in a fashion show in Kansas City, and while there, she was approached by a talent scout. She later signed with IMG Modelling. However, she only modelled for a year (1993 – 1994) before taking a short break.
On the Runway
While she didn’t make many runway appearances in her early career, Lindvall does appear on the runway. One of her earliest major shows was in 2000, where she closed the Marc Jacobs spring show. The next year, she closed a show for Calvin Klein and opened and closed the Caroline Herrera autumn show. She also walked in the Victoria’s Secret show. She wouldn’t do another major fashion show until 2003, when she closed the Christian Dior and John Galliano spring shows. In 2004, she closed Oscar de la Renta’s autumn show. Since then, she has walked in Victoria’s Secret show several times, as well as walking for Chanel, Christian Dior, Rag & Bone, Prada, Hermes, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Anne Valerie Hash, and Stella McCartney.
Lindvall made her first cover appearance after she returned from her break in modelling. She was featured on the cover of i-D in November of 1996. The next year, she made cover appearances on Italian Vogue and W. In 1998, she was part of several print ad campaigns for Prada, Calvin Klein, Valentino, and Dolce & Gabbana. That year, she also appeared on the cover of Vogue, British Vogue, and Dazed & Confused, plus she appeared in a Harper’s Bazaar editorial. The next year, 1999, saw Lindvall replacing Stella Tennant as the face of Chanel, plus she made appearances on the cover of both French and British Vogue and Italian Elle.
During 2000, Lindvall was reportedly paid $1 million dollars for appearing in Tommy Hilfiger ads. She also began promoting CoverGirl cosmetics. The next year, she became the face of Christian Dior. She also agreed to pose nude for the Pirelli calendar. However, during 2001, she slowly began reducing her workload, appearing in only a few magazines. She took some time off to have her first child, then returned in 2003 for the Jil Sander spring campaign. That year, she also appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, Numero, Vogue, and British Vogue (a cover appearance). In 2004, she was featured on the cover of British Vogue again. In 2005, she became the face of Calvin Klein, but then she once again took some time off to have her second son.
Lindvall’s more recent work includes being the face of Fendi (2006), the face of Zara (2007), working in the Versace 2007 spring campaign, and appearing in the 2008 Just Cavalli and Louis Vuitton spring campaigns. In 2008, she also appeared in many magazines, including Japanese Vogue, W, French Vogue, British Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar. She also did ad campaigns for Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, and Jimmy Choo. She appeared with her two sons in ads for the 2008 Gap holiday campaign. January of 2009 saw her being named model of the month of Japanese Vogue. She also became the face of Hermes. She and her two sons appeared in an issue of British Vogue in July of 2009.
As an Actress
Lindall’s first acting role was in 2001 when she appeared as a secret agent in CQ. This was followed by an appearance as herself in DKNY Road Stories, a role in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in 2005, and a role in Pearblossom, a horror movie, in 2007. She also appeared in the horror movie Murder World in 2009.
During her life, Lindvall has dated a number of celebrities, including Helly Namada, Billy Zane, and restaurateur Giuseppe Cipriani. In 2001, she began dating commercial diver William Edwards, and the two eventually married. They have two sons together, William Dakota (born in February of 2002) and Sebastian (born May 2005). In 2006, the filed for divorce.
In addition to her sister Michelle, Lindvall had a second sister, Audrey Lindvall. A fellow model, Audrey was killed when she was hit by a truck while bicycling in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, in 2006.