Occupation : Model
Birth Date : 20 July 1980
Birth Place : Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Birth Name : Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher BŁndchen
Nationality : Brazilian
Sex : F
Height : 5' 11
Relationship : Leonardo DiCaprio (actor; born on November 11, 1974), Joao Paulo Diniz (multi-billionaire) Scott Barnhill (model; long-term love split in 2000)
Sister : Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Patricia (twin) and Rafaela
Claim to fame : fashion model whose voluptuous figure was touted as The Return of the Sexy Model
Gisele Caroline Bundchen was born July 20th, 1980, in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Gisele is not the only beauty in her family; in fact, her five other sisters -- Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Patricia, and Rafaela -- are also aspiring models. A natural phenomenon, Gisele stands tall at 5'11", with dark blue eyes, a freckled face and wavy brown hair
she is one of today's top supermodels. In her youth she aspired to be a professional volleyball player, a sport whose athletes are noted for their height, but took classes to concentrate on bettering her posture for a future modeling career.
She entered numerous contests in her native land, consistently finishing in the top five, before moving on to runway modeling. She has been on the cover of virtually every magazine worldwide and has been the face of numerous designers' ad campaigns. Her credits include Christian Dior, Bulgari, Polo Jeans, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana; but she has become well known as one of the elite faces of intimate apparel giant Victoria's Secret.
Gisele is one of the most in-demand supermodels. She is the antithesis of the "waifish" Kate Moss-era, and her curvaceous body has gained notice from Vogue magazine, which refers to her as the "return of the sexy model." She commands an average of $10,000 per hour of runway work. In addition to her more mainstream endorsements, Gisele is also the spokesmodel for many brands in her native Brazil.
Besides the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show she has little film and television work, save for a small role in the Jimmy Fallon/Queen Latifah comedy Taxi, and she has appeared on the usual circuit of talk shows. She is easily recognizable by her height, standing 5' 11" tall. Her measurements are 34-24-34, but a recent breast augmentation has put her at 36-24-35. She is currently dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The couple lives in Los Angeles.