Biography of Natalia Vodyanova

Biography of Natalia Vodyanova

Natalia Mikhailovna Vodyanova is a Russian supermodel, actress and philanthropist.

Natalia was born on February 28, 1982 in the city of Nizhny Novgorod.

Dizzy career

Work as a model Vodyanova began at the age of sixteen. In her city she successfully passed a casting in the modeling agency, which was called “Eugene”. At the next show, a representative of the French model agency Viva Model Managemen drew attention to her, who offered the girl a job of a professional model. A few months passed, and the Russian model was already in Paris.

Throughout her career, Vodianova has worked with such popular fashion houses as: Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Givenchy and some others. Quite often appeared on the covers of many fashion magazines. Was the

“face” of L’Oreal Paris, and also participated in the advertising of such brands as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Pepe Jeans and others. I worked with the firm Pirelli, where I participated in photo sessions for their calendar.

After the birth of the third child, in 2007, Natalia decided to finish her work as a model and devote herself to the family. Although sometimes it still appears on the catwalks.

Personal life

Natalia Vodyanova was married to a British aristocrat who belongs to the peer family, Justin Portman. In 2010 there were rumors about the upcoming breakup of the pair, and in 2011 Natalia announced a divorce.

Natalia has four children: sons Lucas and Victor Portman, daughter of Neva Portman – from her ex-husband, and also son Maxim, who was born on May 2, 2014 from Antoine Arno, with whom Vodianova had a long romance.


Natalia is very fond of children, and she organized her own charitable foundation “Naked Hearts” to help them. The Foundation is engaged in the construction of children’s playgrounds, both in Russia and abroad. Only in Russia there were built about a hundred playgrounds, as well as 68 parks for children.

In 2011, the foundation organized the program “Every child is worthy of a family”, whose goal is to reduce the existing in Russia cases of parents’ refusal from their children. According to this program, the “Family Support Center” was built in her native city, and “Lekoteka” in the Tula region.

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Biography of Natalia Vodyanova