Over the years there have been many beautiful models that have captivated the public, the following is a list of the top 5 models of all time. These are women whose beauty and grace has elevated them to the peak of the modeling world and captured the imaginations of many around the globe. While there can be arguments about anything as subjective as picking out the top 5 models of all time, the following women are all deserving of their spot on this list.
1. Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford is without a doubt one of the most influential and famous super models of all time. From the catwalk to hundreds of magazine covers, to nude photo layouts in a prominent men's magazine, Cindy Crawford has literally done it all in the world of modeling. She first came to prominence in the late 1980s, and even though she has been in the limelight for nearly 3 decades now she continues to be a commanding presence in the worlds of fashion and modeling.
2. Naomi Campbell
This British supermodel was as famous for her stunning looks as she was for her outrageous behavior. While her attitude at times was far from ideal, her beauty and charisma made her irresistible to anyone looking for a model that would put their brand on the map. Naomi Campbell was the first black woman to appear on the cover of Time magazine, and was also the firs black woman to appear on the cover of French Vogue. Of course in addition to her numerous magazine cover appearances she was also famous as a runway model that demanded the attention of everyone each time she stepped out onto the catwalk.
3. Elle MacPherson
They didn't call Elle MacPherson "the body" for nothing, they did it because she had a figure that was just as amazing as her angelic face. In fact that amazing body catapulted her to the top of the fashion industry and earned her a record 5 cover appearances for Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue. Much like Cindy Crawford Elle MacPherson also quickened the pulse of more than a few men when she also famously posed nude for a men's magazine. Today she continues to model, and has also tried her hand at acting and also has a successful line of home fitness videos.
4. Claudia Schiffer
This famous supermodel has graced over 500 magazine covers. Over 500. That's an amazing accomplishment that few other models could ever hope to duplicate. Famous for strutting her stuff on the runway, as well as representing Guess and Revlon, this is one supermodel who at the top her game had few peers in the fashion industry.
5. Christie Brinkley
Much like Claudia Schiffer Christie Brinkley has also graced over 500 magazine covers. That fact alone should tell you just how lofty of heights her famed reached at one point in time. Not only was she one of the most iconic if not the most iconic cover model of all time, she was also once famously married to rock star Billie Joel. Today Christie Brinkley is a bit older, but despite her more advanced age she remains a true beauty and icon.