American model Bridget Hall was born on 12 December 1977 in Springdale, Arkansas. After moving to Farmers Branch, Texas, she began modelling at the young age of ten. Hall appeared at several modelling events in Dallas Texas, and her first modelling contract was in 1986 with the Kim Dawson Agency. Shortly after moving to Texas, however, she and her mother Donna moved to New York City so Hall could pursue her modelling career more seriously. By the time she was 18, Hall was already listed in Forbes magazine as one of the top ten popular supermodels alongside famous names like Cindy Crawford. Hall originally signed with Ford Models, but she later changed to IMG Models and 1 Model Management.
On the Runway
Most of Hall’s early work was in photography and magazines, but she did eventually make some runway appearances. Her first major show was in 2001 when she walked for Victoria’s Secret. She has done a few other shows since then, but for the most part, Hall does not appear on the runway or in many fashion shows.
Hall appeared on the cover of Allure in 1993, her first cover appearance. The next year, she became the face of Guess?, appeared in Versace and Ralph Lauren ads, and made cover appearances on French Elle, Elle, Vogue, W, and Cosmopolitan. In 1996, she released her own calendar. That same year, she signed to promote cosmetics with Maybelline and was featured three times on the cover of Italian Elle. She also made appearances on the British versions of both Marie Claire and Esquire.
In 1998, Hall became the face of Gucci and also appeared in that year’s Victoria’s Secret calendar. She was also featured on the covers of British Vogue and twice for Harper’s Bazaar. The next year was a major year for Hall. She was featured in the Pirelli calendar, did an ad campaign for Gap, was named the Face of Dior, and appeared on the cover of i-D. September of 2000 saw Hall on the cover of Vogue. Over the next few years, she made many different magazine appearances, became the face of Anne Klein, and appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She became the face of Cesare Paciotti in 2002, and she again appeared in the Pirelli calendar in 2003. In 2004, she was a part of the Prada ad campaign.
In Commercials and Movies
Hall appeared in a Pepsi commercial in 1997 with fellow models Tyra Banks and Cindy Crawford. She also appeared in a Gap commercial in 2004. Since becoming semi-retired from the modelling world, Hall has appeared in two film roles—she had a role in the TV movie The Outsider and a role in the popular The Devil Wears Prada movie in 2006.
Hall is married to Norman Reedus. She enjoys wakeboarding, snowboarding, watching football, and shopping. Before meeting her husband, Hall dated several notable celebrities, including Derek Jeter and Leonardo DiCaprio. She has more or less retired from the modelling world, although she does occasionally take part in a photo shoot.