Kate Moss (born 16 January 1974) is a British supermodel who is most famous for being the face of Calvin Klein. She was born in Addiscombe, London Borough of Croydon, England.
Moss was discovered at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas (the founder of Storm Model Agency) in 1988, at JFK Airport in New York City. Moss then went on to become the anti-supermodel of the 1990s. She ushered in the waif look (which prompted much speculation over her weight) with a highly publicised campaign for Calvin Klein, including posing nude in ads for its perfume brand, Obsession. Some have even blamed her for popularizing the dangerous "heroin chic" look. Storm Model Agency lists Moss as being 173 cm (5' 8") but it is widely known that she is shorter than that, 5' 7". Twiggy, a famous model during the 1960s who is 5' 6", wrote in her autobiography that she and Moss are about the same height.
Despite this apparent disadvantage, Moss charmed the fashion industry and has walked/campaigned for such elite houses as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Chanel, Missoni, and David Yurman. Now in her 30s, Moss is still working and has become a "supermodel" in her own right. She remains unrivalled as the world's most famous and followed (in terms of fashion and gossip) model. For many people, Moss was the face of Generation X. Few supermodels in their 30s have remained as highly sought after by the fickle fashion world. In September 2005, after she was filmed while allegedly cutting and inhaling cocaine, several of her sponsors disassociated themselves. However, led by Virgin, work has rapidly returned.
She has a daughter, Lila Grace, born on 29 September 2002, with Dazed & Confused editor Jefferson Hack.
Moss rarely gives interviews or speaks in public.