Amber Valletta is a famous model and an actress coming from the United States. She was one of the first sixteen people to appear on the cover of US Vogue when they were only 18 years old. This was quite a big achievement and she became famous in the media because of this.
She was a supermodel in the ’90s and wore clothes for famous fashion brands like Armani, Louis Vuitton, Versace, and Gucci. This is a special privilege not many models had and she said that she was very thankful for this, but also that she worked hard to have it.
She was also working with Elizabeth Arden that focuses on beauty cosmetics.
She was also known as a host of the MTV’s House of Style show that she hosted with Shalom Harlow, her fellow friend that also works in the modeling industry.
She was born on February 9th in 1974 in Phoenix, Arizona, the United States by the name Amber Evangeline Valletta. She said that she loved being raised in the United States and that her parents are very loving and supporting.
Although she was born in Arizona, she was raised in Oklahoma in the city of Tulsa by her loving parents.
Her mother was called Therese Malaby and she said that she had some Cherokeean ancestry. She worked in an office, but she didn’t really like that job. She did it to support her children, of course.
Her father has both Portuguese and Italian descent, so Amber is a mix of everything. This is probably the reason why she looks so beautiful and has a pretty distinct look.
Amber was educating herself in the Booker T. Washington High School.
When she was only 15 her mother decided it was best that she enrolled in a modeling school.
She got into modeling via the Linda Layman Agency and started her journey there. She immediately became one of the recognizable faces of supermodels at that time, along with models like Eva Herzigova and Kate Moss.
In the 90’s she appeared in Vogue a lot of times, 13 to be precise. The only person that was more in it then her was Claudia Schiffer. She was 16 times in it. It was a really important thing for her to be in the most famous magazines of the world and she stated several times that she can thank this honor to the small people who found her when she was not as famous.
Vogue listed Amber as one of the “Modern Muses” in a November cover in 1999. Back in the day, this was a really big thing.
She wasn’t only on the covers of Vogue. Some of the magazines she covered are Glamour and Cosmopolitan for Germany, Elle for Spain, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure and so one.
She also often walked on the fashion runways for luxury brands like Calvin Klein, Gucci, Versace, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Tom Ford and so on. All the brands loved her.
She also made a lot of income as the face of the NARS’s 2010 spring collection.
She was modeling for years in the 2000s.
In 2017 she closed a Versace Autumn/Winter show.
She also modeled for Marks and Spencer at that time.
She was a face of Escada’s 2018 collection. The collection focuses on feminine yet bold styles with various cuts, vibrant colors and golden details.
She started her career as an actress in a comedy movie called Drop Back Ten from 2000.
After this role, she got to work on a movie What Lies Beneath with Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford. However, it was just a supporting role.
Lorelei Shellist in a TV movie Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story that was aired in 2001.
Her first role on the TV screen was in the dark comedy series titled “Lucky” where she had a role of Sarah. It was aired on FX in 2003. She appeared in just one episode.
She was also in The Family Man with Nicholas Cage.
In 2003 she got a role of Celine in Duplex with Danny DeVito, Drew Barrymore and many more.
A year after that she was playing in Raising Helen. She had the role of Martina. Some other actresses that worked with her on this are Helen Mirren, Kate Hudson, Abigail Breslin and so on.
Her first bigger role was one of Allegra Cole in a romantic comedy called Hitch. This movie is from 2005 and was a big success, as the critics say.
She was also in a very popular movie called Transporter 3 with Jason Statham in the main role. There she had the role of a mother of a kidnapped child.
In a movie from 2006 called The Last Time, she had a leading role and was able to work with Brendan Fraser and Michael Keaton on it.
A year after she had mostly supporting roles. She was Ella Ashen in Dead Silence, a horror movie. She was also in Premonition with Sandra Bullock with the role of Claire.
That year she played one main role and it was in a movie called My Sexiest Year.
In 2009 she had a pleasure of working with Gerard Butler in a sci-fi movie called Gamer.
It was released in September that year but it got a lot of negative reviews, unfortunately.
In 2010 she was in a movie with Jackie Chan and also George Lopez. It was called The Spy Next Door. There she played Gillian, Jackie Chan’s love interest.
A year later she appeared ina comedy named Girl Walks into a Bar.
She was also on the ABC’s soap opera that year. It was titled Revenge and she was playing Lydia Davis in it.
In 2014 she was in a TNT crime series called Legends and was playing an ex-wife of Sean Bean.
She was also in Blood & Oil in 2015. It was an ABC soap opera but wasn’t really successful. There she played Carla Briggs, a wife of a businessman Hap Briggs that works in the oil industry.
In 2016 she appeared in a music video for a song called Blue Ain’t Your Color by Keith Urban.
She was also in Fergie’s music video for her song M.I.L.F. $ along with other popular female celebrities like Kim Kardashian.
She cares about the environment a lot and is a spokesperson for a campaign called the Oceana’s Seafood Contamination Campaign.
In it, she talks about mercury in lots of seafood and how we should be careful. She started campaigning after her friend had experienced the poisoning herself.
In 1994 she married to Hervé Le Bihan but they divorced just two years later, in 1996.
In 2003 she married a volleyball player Chip McCaw but they divorced in 2015.
They had a son together, in 2000. His name is Auden.
In 2012, Amber was very vocal about her support for President Barack Obama’s re-election.
In 2014 she opened up about her addiction to both alcohol and drugs and her everyday struggles with it.
Right now she is dating Teddy Charles. He is a famous hairdresser. They live in L.A.
Full name: Amber Evangeline Valletta
Date of birth: February 9th, 1974
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Profession: actress, model
Height: 1,75 m
Weight: 57 kgs
Net Worth: $9 million