Esther Cañadas (born March 1, 1977) is a Spanish actress and model who appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 1997.
Cañadas is from Albacete, Spain. The story goes that she originally wanted to pursue a career as a criminologist, but her mother persuaded her to give modeling a try.
She followed her mother's advice and entered a local modelling competition. She won, of course.
That was Esther's start and led to a contract with the Take 2 Agency. After a quick stop in South Africa, she wound up modelling in Barcelona.
After her career took off, Esther moved to New York. She became well known as the face of DKNY ads.
Cañadas has represented many of the top designers:
- Dolce & Gabbana,
- Chanel, Michael Kors,
- Calvin Klein,
- Alexander McQueen,
- Yves Saint Laurent,
- Barcelona and
Her campaigns include:
- Gianfranco Ferré,
- Donna Karan,
- Saks Fifth Avenue,
- Victoria's Secret catalog.
Her fashion magazine covers include:
- Marie Claire Italy,
- Mondo Uomo,
- Vogue Spain