Celebrities have a mesmerizing charm that attracts thousands of fans and followers all across the globe. Fans want to know each and every fact in the life of their icons. This is the reason why the pages covering celebrity news, television programs on spicy celebrity gossips and websites loaded with hot and sizzling celebrity photos are sought after most.
How can we talk about celebrities and not mention Kate Moss in the talk? Katherine Ann Moss, more popular with a diminutive Kate Moss, is basically a famous English model. Over 300 magazine covers have been prettified so far with her poses. Always in the limelight for one reason or the other, Kate Moss has hit the headlines for her uncommonly waifish figure and exceptionally short height for a model to carry. Being a model, elegance, style and beauty are something inherent in Kate. She is notorious for her wanton relationships and profligate behavior. All in all Kate Moss is an interesting celebrity to know about.
Born on January 16, 1974 in Addiscombe, Croydon in London, Moss was taught at Ridgeway Primary School as well as in Riddlesdown High School in Purley. Though not known for any academic achievements as such, Kate shone in sports.
Sarah Doukas, who is the founder of Storm Model Management, discovered this beauty at JFK Airport when she was just 14. A black and white photo session with Corrine Day for the famous British magazine The Face was the beginning. The photo shoot was titled "The Third Summer of Love". This was a prelude to a successful career as a supermodel. Moss has always secured her place in the lists of the world's sexiest women. Hers are one of the most hunted celebrity photos and no doubt she deserves a place in the list of most influential English celebrities. In the year 2009 she has stood 1348th in the list of the richest persons in the UK owning £40 millions in all. She has been ranked second in the list of World's 15 highly paid models in July 2007.
Her entry into the fashion world in the 90s brought along a wave of severe criticism which includes strictures passed by the then President of the United States Mr. Bill Clinton about Kate's waif figure and frail features. Moss herself, however, didn't heed this criticism and termed her appearance on the ramp as a change from the buxom babes to a waif gal. Very soon Kate's name was added to the list of world's most sought after celebrities.
Kate's style fetched her a number of prestigious awards which include a fashion influence award given by council of fashion Designers of America. She is known for setting new trends and subverting the existing ones. These traits of her personality help her encash her talents and give her name and fame dreamed by celebrities.
Kate has a rich experience of working with the stalwarts in the fashion industry like Mario Testino, Steven Klein and Peter Lindbergh. Apart from her career as a model she has also been trying her hand in fashion designing since 2007 in collaboration with Topshop line.
In her other endeavors the most significant are her appearance in a music videos like "Kowalsky" by Primal Scheme, "Sex with Strangers" by Marianne Faithfull and "I Just don't know what to do with myself" by the white stripes.
Her name is also taken in connection with her friendship with a number of rock and roll celebrities which include Mick Jones, Eton John, Anita Pallenberg and Siobhan Fahey. Kate is one of those very few celebrities who are ready to be a subject of portraits for the contemporary artists. Lucian Freud and Chuck Close are a couple of such artists.
Following the footsteps of many other celebrities, Kate also has indulged in a lot of charity work. She has worked as a supporter of Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity. Her contribution to the Eton John AIDS Foundation and some other social welfare organizations make important celebrity news.
September 2005 gave a major setback to Kate's modeling career as Daily Mirror ran photos showing Moss snorting a white powder which was presumably cocaine. The news got the wind in no time and as a result Kate lost many of her major contracts. After a long investigation eventually she was cleared of all the allegations and once again Kate started her career anew.