According to Forbes, Kate Moss was earning more money than before her cocaine scandal: her 2004–2005 earnings were $5 million and her 2005–2006 earnings were $8 million.
In November 2006, Kate Moss won the Model of the Year prize at the British Fashion Awards, the top accolade in British fashion, but the award divided opinion and stirred fresh controversy.
Birth Date: January 16, 1974
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Born in Britain, Kate Moss was discovered at the age of 14 by the owner of Storm models at JFK International airport. Her big break came through a 1993 ad campaign for Calvin Klein. Now in her 30’s, Moss continues to work, commanding magazine covers, editorials, and ad campaigns. More recently Moss has also launched a line of clothing with British chain Topshop. She has a daughter, Lila with magazine publisher Jefferson Hack. From i-D Magazine interview, March 2009: favorite book “The Last Waltz” by F Scott Fitgerald; favorite film “The Splendor in the Grass”; favorite flower, English Rose; favorite drink, vodka and tonic; favorite artist, Lucien Freud; favorite part of her body, her shoulders; favorite color, green; immortalized in paint by Lucien Freud, Stella Vine and in gold by Marc Quinn.
Once I was walking from The Mercer in New York – because otherwise I don’t walk anywhere – and this woman paparazzo who was following me fell over a fire hydrant and her whole tooth went through her lip. I leant over her, saying, ‘Are you all right?’ and she was still taking pictures.
Moss was discovered in 1988 at 14 by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York, after a holiday in the Bahamas. Corinne Day shot black-and-white photographs of her, styled by Melanie Ward, for The Face when she was 16, in a shoot titled “The 3rd Summer of Love”.
Buttolph, Angela. Kate Moss: Style. London: Century, 2008. ISBN 1-84605-429-X.