Kate Moss Biography, Career, Age, Family, Siblings, Partner and Net Worth

 

This article will answer every question you have about Kate Moss. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Kate Moss do for a living?
  2. Who are Kate Moss’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Kate Moss’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Kate Moss married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Kate Moss have any children?
  6. Where is Kate Moss now?
  7. How tall is Kate Moss?
  8. How much money does Kate Moss earn?
  9. What is Kate Moss’s net worth?

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 Who is Kate Moss?

Kate Moss, (Katherine Ann Moss), is a British professional supermodel and businesswoman. She rose to prominence in the early 1990s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend after the conclusion of the ”supermodel era”. Moss is famous for her waifish figure, and role in size zero fashion. She has had her own clothing range, has been involved in musical projects, and is a contributing fashion editor for British Vogue.

Moss came second on the Forbes top-earning models list, with estimated earnings of $9.2 million in one year. The awards she has acquired for modeling include the 2013 British Fashion Awards acknowledging her contribution to fashion over 25 years. Time also named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2007. A subject of media scrutiny because of her party lifestyle, she was involved in a drug use scandal in September 2006. This led to her being dropped from fashion campaigns. Moss was cleared of charges and soon returned to modeling. She has also inspired cultural depictions such as a £1.5m ($2.8m) 18-carat gold statue of her, sculpted in 2008 for a British Museum exhibition.

Kate Moss Career

Beginnings and ”heroin Chic”

Kate was recruited as a model by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Management, at JFK Airport in New York, following a holiday in The Bahamas at the age of 14 in 1988. Corinne Day then shot black-and-white photographs of Moss, styled by Melanie Ward, for The Face when she was aged 16, in a shoot called ”The 3rd Summer of Love”. She was presented as a young unknown, and Day described the pictures as ”dirty realism” or ”grunge”. Moss was later featured in Levi’s campaign ‘Levi’s for Girls’, with great success, set up by The Design Corporation and shot again by Corinne Day.

Another shoot followed for The Face, by Tony Briggs, called ”Haute Coiffure”, she continued to become the ”anti-supermodel” of the 1990s compared to models of the time. The models included Elle Macpherson, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell, who were recognized for curvaceous and tall figures. In 1996, Moss featured in the fashion look heroin chic, (leading to speculation over her weight) with a campaign for Calvin Klein. Then-US President Bill Clinton spoke out against the trend.

Drug allegations

The Swedish fashion retailer H&M dropped Moss from its campaign of autumn clothes designed by Stella McCartney due to drug allegations on September 20, 2005. The deal was reportedly worth £4 million a year. The following day, Chanel stated it would not renew its contract with her, which was to expire that October, despite its decision not having anything to do with the drug scandal. Burberry also dropped her campaign with them, and she apologized, despite stopping short of admitting drug use. She then appeared in ad campaigns for Dior. Moss was on the cover of the November 2005 W and also inside a multi-page fashion shoot.

She was defended by designer Alexander McQueen, who, during his walk-out following a fashion show, wore a T-shirt stating ”We love you, Kate”. Moss was also supported by artist Stella Vine, and paintings by Vine, painted during the scandal, were exhibited and reproduced in the press. Later, the London Metropolitan Police asked Kate to go back from the US to Britain to answer questions about the September 2005 cocaine scandal on January 5, 2006. British police dropped the charges due to a lack of evidence on June 16, 2006. Ultimately, she was cleared of all charges and went back to her modeling career. She was then escorted off an EasyJet flight by police after she became disruptive in 2015.

A photo of Kate Moss

A photo of Kate Moss

How old is Kate Moss?

Katherine Ann Moss is aged 48 as of 2022, having been born on January 16, 1974, in Croydon, Greater London, England. She shares her birthday with famous people including Jennie Kim, Ruby Rube, Aaliyah, David Chokachi, Debbie Allen, Joe Flacco, John Carpenter, and Josie Davis, among others.

Kate Moss Family

Who are Kate Moss’s parents?

Katherine Ann Moss, known as Kate Moss was born to Peter Edward Moss and Linda Rosina Moss in Croydon, Greater London. Her mother was a barmaid, while her father was an airline employee, who divorced when she was aged 13. Moss was brought up in the Addiscombe and Sanderstead areas of the borough.

Does Kate Moss have siblings?

Moss was born to her parents in a family of two children as the only daughter. She has two siblings, a younger brother, Nick Moss, and a half-sister, Lottie (Charlotte).

Kate Moss Education

Moss attended Ridgeway Primary School and later Riddlesdown High School (currently Riddlesdown Collegiate) in Purley.

Kate Moss Interests

Moss has supported War Child. She designed a charm in a necklace for Wallis in 2007 in aid of Cancer Research UK. Kate also assisted to release the SamandRuby charity in March 2006. The charity began to provide funding for the education and shelter of Thai children. The SamandRuby organization is named after her friend, Samantha Archer Fayet, and her 6-month-old daughter Ruby Rose who were killed by the tsunami while visiting Thailand.

She additionally supports the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Hoping Foundation, the Lucie Blackman Trust, Make Poverty History, Comic Relief, and Homes of Hope. Kate recorded an appearance in a Little Britain sketch for Comic Relief at the Hammersmith Apollo as a character named Katie Pollard, sister of Vicky Pollard played by Matt Lucas on November 22, 2006. She also made a short movie with Misery Bear for the March 2011 Comic Relief event called ”Misery Bear’s Comic Relief Starring Kate Moss”.

Rizzoli Publications launched Kate: The Kate Moss Book in 2012. The book was written by Kate together with creative director Jefferson Hack, Jess Hallett, and Fabien Baron. It is a personal retrospective of her career, tracing her evolution from a ”new girl with potential” to one of the most iconic models of all time. Kate: The Kate Moss Book consists of photography by Arthur Elgort, Craig McDean, Corinne Day, David Sims, Inez & Vinoodh, Mario Sorrenti, Hedi Slimane, Juergen Teller, and Mario Testino. As well as Mert & Marcus, Patrick Demarchelier, Roxanne Lowit, Nick Knight, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Klein, Terry Richardson, and others.

Kate Moss Partner

Between 1994 to 1997, Moss was dating actor Johnny Depp, who Amber Heard recently claimed in her trial, that he pushed Moss down a flight of stairs, which Kate says is false. In the early 2000s, she got into a relationship with Jefferson Hack, the editor of Dazed & Confused, for a number of years, and has a child with him. She later dated Libertines member Pete Doherty, after meeting at her 31st birthday party in January 2005. Doherty revealed during one of his concerts in London, that Moss was his fiancee, where she also performed on April 11, 2007. However, the two lovebirds separated in July 2007.

Kate then married Janie Hince, guitarist of The Kills, at St Peter’s Church, Souhtrop in Gloucestershire on July 1, 2022, wearing a dress by John Galliano. They later separated in 2015 and settled their divorce out of court in 2016. Since then she has been in a relationship with a German aristocrat and photographer Count Nikolai von Bismarck. She purchased 3, The Grove, Highgate, in 2011, as her London home, later selling it in 2022 to relocate to the Cotswolds.

Kate Moss Kids

Moss is currently not married but is in a relationship. She has one child, a daughter, Lila Grace Moss-Hack, born in September 2002, with her then-partner, Jefferson Hack. Moss is also the godmother of Sadie Frost and Jude Law’s daughter Iris Law.

Kate Moss Height

With her modeling, sexy, and curvaceous figure, Moss stands at an average height of 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) and weighs around 55 kg (121 lbs).

Later work

Kate has been featured in ad campaigns with Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Balmain, Balenciaga, Versace, Burberry, Rag & Bone, Stuart Weitzman, David Yurman, and Alexander Wang. As well as Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy, Isabel Marant, Kerastase, Dior, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Equipment Rimmel, and Bulgari. Moss has been on the cover and in fashion spreads for most magazines such as US, UK, and French Vogue (and other international versions of Vogue), Harper’s Bazaar, Another Man, the Face, Vanity Fair, and W.

She has also been on the cover of British Vogue 30 times, shot the inaugural covers for both Russian Vogue alongside Amber Valletta and Japanese Vogue, as well as dozens of other international Vogue covers. Moss has been on the cover of 17 issues of W, such as one with nine different covers that featured her. W also named her as muse (September 2003 issue). She has featured on the inaugural covers of Numero, Numero Tokyo, and Spanish L’Officiel. Moss has served extensively with photographers including Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, Juergen Teller, Steven Klein, Steven Meisel, and Peter Lindbergh.

Kate also won the Vogue/CFDA award from the Fashion Designers of America in July 2005 as Fashion Inspiration. April 2005, saw the release of a Rimmel London mascara TV ad featuring leather-clad Moss motorcycling through London to the rock song ”Another Cold Beer” by Steven Crayn. She then signed 18 deals for autumn-winter 2006 such as Rimmel, Virgin Mobile, Agent Provocateur, Calvin Klein, and Burberry, twelve months following her cocaine scandal.

2007-2012

Kate designed a collection, with Katy England, for Topshop. She released a fragrance and body lotion range bearing her name in association with Coly in 2007. In November 2006, she was model of the year at the British Fashion Awards, the top accolade in British fashion, however, the award stirred fresh controversy. Clothes designed by Moss for Topshop were released in the chain’s 225 UK stores on May 1, 2007. Then, a Moss ”countdown to launch” board filled a window of the company’s Oxford Street store. On April 30, she released the clothing there, shortly appearing in the window modeling a red dress from the collection just prior to the shop opening. Topshop reportedly paid her £3 million.

The 50 designs consisted of clothes, shoes, belts, and bags, with prices from £12 for a vest top to £150 for a cropped leather jacket. The clothes comprised skinny jeans, one-shoulder minidresses, and T-shirts with K woven into the design. Together with Coty, she has also launched four fragrances. Moss designed handbags for Longchamp in early 2010. She then modeled for the spring-summer collection for Supreme in 2012. Since 2011, she has represented Mango. Australian model Miranda Kerr later took the place of Moss for the spring/summer of 2013 in November 2012.

After seeing Dutch illusionist Hans Klok on the BBC’s The One Show in January 2012, she recommended Stella McCartney book him for London Fashion Week the following month. It was scheduled that Kate, a magic fan, would be his assistant, and she rehearsed three illusions a levitation, a sawing in half, and a guillotine illusion. But, she then dropped out with temporary paralysis of her right arm because of a trapped nerve, and her place was taken by Alexa Chung. The same year, she appeared in the video of George Michael’s White Light, inspired by his pneumonia. She performed with Naomi Campbell on August 12, 2012, in the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

2013-present

In December 2013, Moss posed nude for the 60th-anniversary issue of Playboy. She then received a Special Recognition award at the British Fashion Awards to acknowledge her efforts to fashion during her 25-year career, the same month. Moss collected David Bowie’s Brit Award for Best British Male, at the 2014 Brit Awards in February, while wearing a one-piece printed ”woodland creatures” costume as worn originally by Bowie. Her second collection for Topshop was unveiled on April 30, 2014. Moss’s first collection with Topshop led to a long-lasting relationship with the brand. She then founded Kate Moss Agency (KMA) in September 2016. Her clients included Jordan Barrett, Rita Ora, and Esme Creed-Miles.

Other ventures

Kate appeared on Oasis singles ”Don’t Go Away” (1998) and ”Fade Away” (1994), and also on the Be Here Now album (1997), playing tambourine, Johhny Deep playing the guitar. She has also appeared in music videos including ”Kowalski” by Primal Scream, ”I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself” by the White Stripes, and ”Something About the Way You Look Tonight” by Elton John. As well as ”Love Don’t Bother Me” by Stage Dolls, ”Sex with Strangers” by Marianne Faithfull, ”Delia’s Gone” and ”God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Johnny Cash, and ”Queenie Eye” by Paul McCartney. She has provided vocals for singles by Primal Scream (the 2003 version of ”Some Velvet Morning”), Babyshambles (”La Belle et la Bete”), and the Lemonheads (”You’re a Dirty Robot”‘).

Before she broke up with Pete Doherty, she co-wrote four tracks on Babyshambles’s second album Shotter’s Nation_”You Talk”, ”French Dog Blues”, ”Baddie’s Boogie”, and ”Deft Left Hand”. She then played a non-musical role in the British screen comedy Blackadder: Back & Forth, in 1999. Moss appeared both as Maid Marian and as a fictional Queen of England. Director and writer Richard Curtis stated in the ”making of” video that they wanted ”the best looking woman in England” to play the role. Moss made an acting cameo as herself in The Boy in the Dress in 2014. She also put her name on four perfume lines. Her first one, the original is titled ”Kate Moss”, and the other perfumes comprise Vintage Muse, Lila Belle, and Love Blossoms.

Kate Moss Net Worth

British model and businesswoman, Moss has been active from 1988 to the present and has designed various clothes and owns her own perfumes. She has been listed several times by Forbes and Britsh magazines among the richest women according to her earnings. Moss earns $7 million annually and has garnered an estimated net worth of approximately $70 million as of 2022.

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