|Luciana Curtis (photo by Jacques Dequeker).|
Luciana Curtis (born December 12, 1976) is a top Brazilian model who is a veteran of the modelling world. She is part of the wave of Brazilian women who came to dominate the modelling world.
Luciana was born in São Paulo and is of Brazilian (Katia de Mendonça Furtado Maria Curtis) and English extraction (Malcolm Leo Curtis).
Luciana began modelling at 14 when she was spotted by a modelling agent at the mall (isn't that always how it happens?). She was surprised to be noticed because she was wearing glasses and had braces, but she soon shed both. Sounds kind of like one of those movies like "She's All That" (1999) where the "nerd girl" suddenly becomes the prettiest girl in school by changing her hairstyle and getting a new wardrobe - but it worked for Luciana.
Luciana entered and reached the finals of the Ford 1993 Brazilian Supermodel of the World contest. Her first assignment as a model was an editorial in the magazine.
Luciana's covers include:
- Vogue February 2002 (Brazil),
- Marie Claire: July 1998 (Brazil), April 1999 (Portugal), August 2001 (Brazil)
- Lucky November 2001 (US)
- Elle, French and Italian,
- The Sunday Times
- Harper's Bazaar
Luciana's biggest coup was a million-dollar contract to represent Revlon in 2001. She followed that up with a L'Oréal campaign for 'True Match."
Luciana lived for four years in London, and four years in New York during the peak years of her career. She currently lives in New York and is married to photographer Henrique Gendre. She is one of the longest-serving models in Ford history and remains at the top of her game.