Eva Herzigová (born 10 March 1973) is a Czech model and actress who is famous for being the first Wonderbra model in 1994.
Eva also was in the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows and the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues .
|Eva Herzigova in Vogue Russia Beauty, September 2015.|
Eva is from Litvinov, Czech Republic. She won a 1989 modelling contest in Prague that she entered on a whim at the age of 16 - someone spotted her whilst she was on vacation and suggested that she enter - this got her signed by the sponsoring firm, Madison.
|Eva Herzigova in Haute Couture by Alexander Mc Queen, Spring 1997.|
This signing led Eva to Paris, where she gradually picked up admirers. She truly gained attention, and some corresponding notoriety, when she posed for the first Wonderbra campaign in 1994.
This was extremely controversial, as it featured Eva in provocative poses that suggested a little too much sex appeal for some viewers. Her 'Hello Boys' ad, with some regional variants such as 'G'Day Boys,' has entered the annals of advertising as one of the most influential posters of the 20th Century. She also fronted a very high-profile campaign for Guess? Jeans (1992-94).
Eva has a slew of covers down through the years, and she still gets them - which is a testament to her longevity.
|Eva on the cover of InStyle Czech, December/January 2015 (Benedikt Renc, with styling by Milena Zhuravlova and Karolina Otevrelova).|
Some of Eva's more recent covers include:
- February Elle Spain
- August Elle Italy
- April Grazia China
- November Vogue Turkey, Vogue Turkey, Harper's Bazaar Czech
- September Vogue Japan, Harper's Bazaar USA
- May Glamour Italy
- March Madame Figaro Thailand, Harper's Bazaar Spain
- July Gioia
- June Grazia Italy
- April Elle Czech
- November Harper's Bazaar Czech
- September The Sunday Times Style, Twin Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Ukraine
- May Antidote, Elle Czech
- March SOON International, Zoo Magazine
- February Harper's Bazaar Thailand
|Eva Herzigova on the cover of Grazia Italy, November 2016|
Eva has many interests: she was in the 1996 and 1998 Pirelli Calendars, and she continues to model. She has three sons with boyfriend Gregorio Marsiaj.
Eva has been in a number of mostly foreign films, including 'Inferno' (1992), 'Modigliani' (2004) and 'Pohádkár' (2014). She remains registered with Czechoslovak Models Prague, D'management group Milan, Marilyn Agency Paris, One Management New York, and Storm Model London.