Natalya Vodyanova is a world-class Russian top model, actress.
She is known for her charitable work.
Natalya Vodyanova was born in 1982 in Nizhny Novgorod, one of the largest and strictest cities in Russia. Natalia did not know her father at all. Natatlia learned to live an independent life early and at the age of 15 she lived separately from her family.
Once one of the future star’s friends recommended her to a local modeling agency. Sixteen-year-old Natalya, despite her young age, felt special: as she herself later admitted, the fashion industry attracted her not only as an opportunity to quickly make money and become famous. Intuition told Vodyanova that her professional path would be connected precisely with the world of fashion.
Her inner voice turned out to be correct: shortly after Natalya Vodyanova got a job at a modeling agency, representatives of the modeling business from the West, Alexei Vasiliev and Georgy Dzhikidze, came to the city. They were casting in Nizhny Novgorod, and Vodyanova was not going to miss such a chance: she spent a long time preparing for an important fashion show, specially altering her clothes for shows.
At least a hundred girls participated in the selection, but Vasiliev’s professional eyes focused on the charming Vodyanova. He noticed her looks and said she was “super new” and predicted a great future for her in the fashion industry.
It was Vasiliev who gave Natalya a place in the serious Moscow agency Viva and promised a career in Paris on the condition that she learns English as soon as possible. He also gave her the opportunity to appear for the Russian branch of Vogue magazine. In 1999, Vodyanova took part in the Paris Madison competition, where she was noticed by the famous fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. It was then that Natalia’s modeling career began in the world of high fashion. Just two years after this competition, the American magazine W recognized her as the loudest sensation in the modern modeling world.
In 2012, Vodyanova made her debut on the big screen with the tape “Lovers”. She has acted in films before, but usually she got minor and almost invisible roles. So, in 2003, she played in the film “Agent” and “Dragonfly” together with famous actors Gerard Depardieu and Jeremy Davis. In 2010, the model starred in the blockbuster “Clash of the Titans”, although it is almost impossible to recognize her because of the layer of makeup and computer Vodyanova played the role of Medusa the Gorgon.
Despite her busy work schedule, Natalia finds time for her family: in the opinion of those around her, she is a wonderful mother for her sons Lucas and Viktor and for her adorable daughter Neva.