Tatjana Patitz

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Tatjana Patitz
Tatjana Patitz 2005.jpg
Tatjana Patitz Personality Award 2005
Born Hamburg, Germany
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Hair color Dark blonde
Eye color Blue
Measurements (US) 35.5-25-36
(EU) 90-63.5-91.5
Dress size (US) 6; (EU) 36

Tatjana Patitz is a German model and actress. She rose to international prominence in the 1980s and 1990s, representing top fashion designers, campaigns, and collections.[1]

Early life

Patitz was born in Hamburg, Germany[2] and raised in Skanör, Sweden.



Patitz began working as a model in Paris in the mid 1980s at the age of 17. She regularly worked with the likes of Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber and Peter Lindbergh. In 1985, she graced the cover of British Vogue for the first time. She remained in demand throughout the 1990s, periodically returning to the runway for select designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Chanel.

Patitz has appeared on over 200 magazine covers worldwide, including seven covers of American Vogue, and eleven covers of British Vogue. French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Australian editions have also featured her on their covers include the iconic January 1990 British Vogue cover universally regarded as the cover that began the supermodel phenomenon of the 1990s.[3] [4] The renowned cover, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, and the April 1992 100th anniversary issue of American Vogue, both feature Patitz posing with the other "supermodels" of the era. Today, Patitz is regarded as one of the "Original Supermodels".[5][6]

Patitz has appeared in international television commercials for L'Oréal, Revlon, Corsa, Dupont, Pantene, Dockers, Ralph Lauren and numerous other international automobile, spirits and cosmetics brands.

Since autumn 2009, Patitz has represented the Italian fashion brand Marina Rinaldi.

Acting and other appearances

In 1987, she appeared in the Duran Duran music video for the song "Skin Trade". She then moved to California to begin a career as an actress. Her first appearance was a brief one as a murder victim in Rising Sun (1993). Following this, Patitz made several appearances on television series, music videos, and films. Her largest role was in the 1999 thriller Restraining Order.

In 1988, Tatjana was featured in Nick Kamen's music video "Tell Me" in which she played his love interest as a 50 foot woman.

In 1990, Tatjana was featured in George Michael's "Freedom! '90" music video, along with Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell.

In 2000, she appeared in the Korn music video for the song "Make Me Bad".

Along with Michael J. Fox, she appears in the 2011 Carl Zeiss AG calendar, photographed by Bryan Adams in New York City in the summer of 2010.[7]

Personal life

In 1989, Patitz went to live on a ranch in Malibu, California where in 2009 she was reported to have four horses, four dogs and two cats, commenting "I needed nature around me". She has a son, Jonah, who was born in 2004, and is separated from his father, a marketing executive.[1]

Patitz is vegetarian.[8]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Saner, Ermine (15 January 2009). "The Forgotten Supermodel". The Guardian UK.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Tatjana Patitz at Fashion Model Directory. accessed 2008-09-14.
  3. Tacu, Irina. "Five Supermodels in One Place: Another Vogue Cover That Made History". Visual Thirst. Retrieved 27 March 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Cahalan, Susannah. "Super models class of 1990 back in vogue". New York Post. NYP HOLDINGS, INC. Retrieved 4 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Olivier, Dana. "Executive Fashion And Beauty Editor". www.huffingtonpost.com. Huffington Post. Retrieved 10 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Okwodu, Janelle. "Vogue.com Fashion News Writer". www.vogue.com. Vogue. Retrieved 10 Dec 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Michael J. Fox proves he's still laughing in the face of Parkinson's disease as he hams it up for new calendar", The Daily Mail, 18 September 2010.
  8. Tatjana Patitz at International Vegetarian Union

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