Bette Franke (born 3 December 1989) is a Dutch fashion model who appeared in the Victoria's Secret catalog in 2012.
Bette is from Heemskerk, North Holland and has two brothers and one sister. She was minding her own business one day, shopping with her mom in Amsterdam (probably an unusual trip) when modelling agent Wilma Wakker recruited her.
Now that's the way it's done! Go shopping and get discovered!
She debuted for Jil Sander at Milan in 2006, and since then has walked for all the major designers: Hermès, Emanuel Ungaro, Dries van Noten, Calvin Klein, Prada, Chanel, Balenciaga and so on and so forth "et cetera et cetera et cetera."
Bette is perhaps best known for her work with Dolce & Gabbana.
Bette's covers include:
- April S Moda
- December Harper's Bazaar Spain, Madame Figaro Greece
- November W Korea
- September Elle France, H&M Magazine
- July Vogue Japan, Vogue Turkey
- March Vogue Netherlands
- February Vogue Brazil
- October Harper's Bazaar Spain
Bette is noted for her piercing eyes and striking beauty. She remains signed with Wilma Wakker in Amsterdam, along with satellite agents DNA Model Management in New York, VIVA Model Management in Paris and Why Not Model Management in Milan.
On 13 September 2016, Bette Franke married Ilja Cornelisz; a researcher in economics and education who is based in Amsterdam. She told Dutch Vogue:
My wedding dress was beautiful; my sister Sanne Franke made the dress, which made it so special. We designed the skirt and two tops together.Bette chose that date because it was the date her grandparents married, and, apparently coincidentally, the day she met Ilja (well, she didn't meet him on the day of the wedding itself... you know what I mean).
Bette had a son, Boris, and took time off from modelling from 2014 to September 2016, when she returned at Versace. She cemented her return with a bang, appearing on the December 2016 cover with her son.
|Bette Franke was on the December 2016 issue with her son Boris (photography Marc de Groot @demarcdegroot for Vogue Netherlands, styling Jos Van Heel @mrvanheel, hair and makeup Irena Ruben @irenaruben, dress by Viktor & Rolf @viktor_and_rolf).|
Bette has over 15,000 followers on Instagram and 5,000 on Twitter, though she doesn't tweet very often.
Bette is a Sagittarius.