HELENA CHRISTENSEN Biography - Craftmen, artisans and people from other Occupations


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Name: Helena Christensen                                                             
Born: 25 December 1968 Copenhagen, Denmark                                           
Helena Christensen (born December 25, 1968 in Copenhagen) is a Danish model.         
She stepped into the limelight in 1986 by claiming the title of Miss Denmark at     
age eighteen, and representing her country at the Miss Universe pageant. This       
provided an invaluable springboard to launch herself as an international model.     
She left her home soon afterwards to pursue modeling in Paris.                       
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Christensen is considered to be one of the more[weasel words] prominent             
supermodels of the 1990s. She has appeared on many magazine covers and fashion       
campaigns. She was in the Victoria's Secret catalog and in their television         
commercials as one of the signature Angels, along with supermodels Tyra Banks,       
Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, Rebecca Romijn, and Stephanie Seymour.               
In 1991, she starred in the music video for Chris Isaak's song "Wicked Game". In     
the video, she is depicted as Isaak's lover. Christensen and Isaak were both         
topless for much of the video, though her nudity is relatively concealed with       
clever camera angles. It was decided that full frontal nudity would not be           
suitable for mainstream release. Viewers still reacted to Christensen's sexually     
suggestive performance, and the video was later featured on MTV's "Sexiest Video     
of All-Time". This video was voted #4 on VH1's 50 Sexiest Video Moments and         
voted #13 on VH1's 100 Greatest Videos.