Get to know Eva Herzigova
Eva Herzigová was born on 10th March 1973. She is a very beautiful Czech model and actress who was married to Bon Jovi Drummer Tico Torres for a brief period.
Herzigova was born in Litvinov, Czechoslovakia. The pretty girl with the body of a model aspired to become a model. She started her modeling career after she won a modeling beauty contest in Prague in 1989. Herzigova was just sixteen at that time. She started working as a member of Thomas Zeumer's Metropolitan Models. After arriving in Paris, she gained wider recognition. Her first important appearance was when she posed as the model for the first Wonderbra campaign.
The ad that made her the most sought after model was the Sara Lee's 'Hello Boys' Wonderbra campaign. It was developed by executive Trevor Beattie in 1994. He was working for the TBWA/London. She looked seductive and pretty in a black Wonderbra in a close-up image. The ad only used two words: "Hello Boys". The ad garnered a lot of criticism but the campaign was considered ground-breaking at the same time. Many people felt that it demeaned women. This poster was later exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It was also ranked at #10 in a "Poster of the Century" contest. The Canada-based lingerie fashion brand later clarified that they never meant to demean women but instead the campaign was done to motivate women to see their product, the Wonderbra, as a cosmetic and beauty enhancer.
Her billboard ad was voted in 2011 as the most iconic outdoor ad in the recent five decades by the Outdoor Media Centre. Herzigova was also appeared in famous labels such as Guess? jeans campaigns, the Victoria's Secret catalog and Sports Illustrated.
Herzigová has featured in a variety of international fashion magazines too such as the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar as well as Elle, Marie Claire, Numéro and Allure. She has also walked the ramp for designers such as Louis Vuitton, Giles Deacon, Emilio Pucci and Versace.
Eva Herzigova also featured in a fashion art film by Imagine Fashion, titled, 'Decadent Control' with Roberto Cavalli. It displayed fashions by Agent Provocateur and H&M. Herzigova posed for the August 2004 edition of Playboy magazine. In 2006, she also portrayed Venus at the 2006 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.
After her wonderful success in the fashion world, Herzigova decided to try her luck in movies. She appeared in movies such as 'Just for the Time Being' in 2000, 'My Best Friend's Wife' in 1998, 'Modigliani' in 2004 and 'Guardian Angels' in 1995. 'Modigliani' was a 2004 drama biographical film written and directed by Mick Davis. 'My Best Friend's Wife' is an Italian Film directed by Vincenzo Salemme.
She also appeared in the crime/drama film, 'Storyteller' in 2014. 'Storyteller' is a love story of a man balancing on the edge of love , passion and lies. In 2013, she appeared in a thriller/drama film, 'Cha cha cha'. 'Cha cha cha' is a 2013 Italian crime-thriller film directed by Marco Risi. It was inspired by the works of Raymond Chandler and premiered at the 2013 Taormina Film Fest.
She was offered first the role of Mandy in the movie, 'Eyes Wide Shut' in 1999 by Stanley Kubrick, but she refused the role because it included too many naked scenes.
Herzigova got into a relationship with Gregorio Marsiaj. She has three sons with him, George, Philipe and Edward. She had three sons with Marsiaj out of wedlock and is currently too in a very close relationship with him. Herzigova has revealed in an interview that she is not in favor of marriage. She is quite anti-marriage. "I’m not a fan of marriage," Eva said after she started dating Marsiaj in 2002. "A relationship is about evolution and marriage halts the progression of love."
In 2003, Herzigova made headlines after she sued Canadian retailer La Senza for $36,000 citing breach of contract. La Senza had refused to pay her for a catalog photo shoot because the company did not approve of her shortened haircut done recently.
Her mother has worked as a secretary and her father is a mining engineer. She was discovered at the age of 16 while she was on a family vacation to Germany. An American modeling firm, Madison asked her to contest in a beauty pageant.
Eva Herzigova is one of the world's topmost fashion models. She was ranked at #15 by Channel 5's 'World's Greatest Supermodel'.
Brief marriage with Tico Torres
Bon Jovi drummer got married thrice. He married is first wife quite before the formation of the band Bon Jovi and even divorced her as the band formed. He later began to date Czech born model Herzigova and then married her in Sea Bright, New Jersey in 1996.
The ceremony was attended by their closest of friends which included Donald Trump and all the members of Bon Jovi. The band performed the song 'Always' at the ceremony. Sadly they ended their marriage two years later and Tico Torres went on to marry Maria Alejandra in September 2001 which was his third marriage. They now have a son, Hector Alexander, born on the 9th January 2004.
Herzigova is now in a relationship with Gregorio Marsiaj and the pair has three sons together.
Net worth of his ex wife
Eva Herzigova has a net worth of $12 million dollars.