NAME: Karen Mulder|
BORN: 1968 in Vlaardingen, Holland, Netherlands. Grew up in the Netherlands.
DISCOVERED: When she was 17 her family went on a camping trip in
the south of France. She saw an ad for Elite's 'Look of the Year'
contest in a newspaper. A friend took some photographs of her and she
tried out and won.
AGENCY: New York-Elite, Paris-Elite, UK-Elite Premier.
INCOME: Made approx. $2 million in 1994. Her estimated worth in 2000 was $19.3 million.
RÉSUMÉ: Modelled for Victoria's Secret, Calvin Klein, Nivea,
Ralph Lauren, Claude Montana, Valentino, Versace, Guess?, Chanel,
Celine and Yves Saint Laurent. Has a Barbie doll, made to her likeness,
for sale. Has her own CD Rom with beauty and fitness tips called "Karen
HOME: New York, Paris, Monte Carlo and Monaco.
SWEETIE: In 1993 she met Jean Yves in the waiting area of a
Paris airport and it was love at first sight. Today, she sports a large
diamond solitaire engagement ring. Yves manages Mulder's off-the-runway
career. In 1995, he collaborated with Hasbro on a Karen Mulder doll; it
spurred an entire supermodel line. Then they did an infomercial and
video. Her favorite item is a beauty and fashion CD-ROM, in which she
gives makeup, beauty and exercise tips. In 1997, Karen Mulder said she
planned to "spend most of the year at home in Monaco with Yves" (and
supermodel neighbors Helena Christensen, Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer
and Eva Herzigova.)
Images of Karen Mulder are copyright © left to right: Jaques Fath (Paris), Elle Top Model magazine and Victoria's Secret