We don’t know if you can handle this. The 20 sexiest European models of 2015 are coming at you, and you must prepare yourself for all of the attractiveness coming your way. Here we have gorgeous women from all over Europe: Hungary, Ireland, Albania, Russia, Portugal, and more. Some of the ladies may be familiar to you, but if not, that’s okay. By the time you are finished reading our list, you will be rushing to do a Google search on all of these lovely ladies.
They have modeled for such iconic brands as Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Prada, and more. Just glance through an issue of Vogue, Elle, Glamour, or Harper’s Bazaar and you are sure to spot some of these women. They look great in swimsuits, dresses, and haute couture, although they would probably be able to rock a potato sack and still look sexy. Plus, these girls are working double (sometimes triple) duty, doing philanthropy work, acting, or singing in addition to modeling.
Finally, there are a few household names here and some veterans to the modeling scene that are still looking smoking hot. We thought we would include them on this list because they are living proof that just because you aren’t 20 years old anymore, doesn’t mean you can’t still look great. And then there are some up-and-coming models that you should keep your peepers peeled for in the new year!
20. Natalia Vodianova
Let’s start with Natalia Vodianova and why she is nicknamed Supernova. Well, just take a look at this Russian beauty! She’s got the pouty lips, the perky chest, and the toned physique that has become eponymous with high-end fashion models. She is not only one of Europe’s most gorgeous women, but she does philanthropy work and dabbles in acting. She founded the Naked Heart Foundation, which helps inner-city kids in Russia as well as parents of disabled children. She’s got a huge heart! As for her acting career, she has appeared in CQ, Clash of the Titans, and Belle du Seigneur.
19. Imaan Hammam
At the tender age of 19, Imaan Hammam is a force of power and high fashion. She was born in Amsterdam, so we are going to include her on this list, even though her bloodlines run through Morocco and Egypt. Either way, she is very beautiful and there is something delicate yet powerful in this young woman. At 5-foot, 10-inches, she is tall and mighty, but also thin and waifish. She has modeled for Givenchy, Vogue, Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier, Balenciaga, Versave, Fendi, and Dior, among other iconic fashion labels. When Imaan appeared on the United States version of Vogue magazine, it was a breakthrough for women of color.
18. Anna Ewers
Another young European model is Anna Ewers. At age 22, she is lively and lithe and hails from Freiburg, Germany. Alexander Wang actually reached out to Anna after discovering her on the Internet. She has trod the runway for such brands as Balenciaga, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and of course, Alexander Wang. During Fashion Week in Milan, Italy 2014, Anna was the Top Model. She can most frequently be found gracing magazine covers, particularly Vogue Paris. The blonde German belle was chosen for the renowned Pirelli Calendar 2015, a limited-supply, elitist calendar given to celebs and wealthy clients. Not too shabby!
17. Sasha Luss
Sasha Luss comes from Magadan, Russia. Her given name is Alexandra. Her fabulous figure is probably due to her childhood love of ballet. In fact, she was very immersed in the arts and did not taken an interest in modeling until about age 14. She is an intellectual model, preferring books and writing as her primary hobbies. Even so, she is a great model, and has been featured on Vogue magazines for Russia, Italy, and even China. Photographers who have shot her include Karl Lagerfield, Steven Meisel, and Peter Lindbergh. Many designers and consumers admire her fragile look; she has an appearance like a delicate flower or elf. Her blue eyes and platinum blonde hair have made her an alluring addition to many runway shows.
16. Elsa Hosk
Elsa Hosk is most famously modeling as a Victoria’s Secret angel. She is from Stockholm, Sweden and has worked with so many iconic labels: Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, H&M, Guess, and Free People, among others. Her fantastic physique is due to her professional basketball playing in Sweden. At nearly 5-foot, 10-inches, she would be a threat on the court, not to mention on the catwalk! Elsa has delved into philanthropic work, helping to support FAIR Girls, which fights against human trafficking. Elsa had to choose between sports ad modeling, as she was pursuing a sport in the Swedish women’s basketball league prior to modeling.
15. Julia Bergshoeff
Julia Bergshoeff has worked with multiple modeling agencies, including DNA Models in New York, Ulla Models in Amsterdam, and Why Not Model Management in Milan. She works as both a beauty model and fashion model, most recently appearing on the cover of British Vogue. Whether she is showing off a flawless face or rocking some sweet jeans, Julia looks absolutely stunning. She was named one of the top newcomers in the fashion world for 2015 and won a Model of the Year Award in 2014. Some of the fashion labels she has modeled for include Mango, Gucci, Prada, Proenza Schouler, and Salvatore Ferragamo.
14. Doutzen Kroes
This 30-year-old Dutch model is currently strutting around as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She is from Eastermar, Netherlands and started her career with the lingerie company back in 2004. She has been a VS Angel since 2008, but recently announced the termination of her contract. She has also snagged a contract with L’Oreal cosmetics. Forbes has named her one of the top-earning models, with an estimated income of $8 million per year. Doutzen has done some acting work, and is studying in New York City to continue working in film. Even so, she is still doing her modeling as well. In fact, she appeared in a 2014 Calvin Klein commercial for a new fragrance.
13. Anna Grigorievna Semenovich
This Russia beauty has a pretty extensive resume: she is a model, but also a singer, actress, and a former ice dancer (professional, too!) When she retired from ice dancing, she took up her career as a model/actress/singer. From 2003 to 2007 she sang with Blestyashchie, an all-girl group in Russia. Anna then pursued a solo music career, releasing her album in 2008. The 5-foot, 7-inch femme is unafraid to show off her DD cup-size breasts, and has appeared in nude ads and other photo shoots. Her blonde-haired, pouty-lipped beauty has most certainly earned her a spot on our list.
12. Angela Martini
Angela Martini is an Albanian beauty with quite a few accolades to show off. First of all, she was Miss Universe Albania in 2010 and she can boast about her highest-placed rankings in that pageant. She was signed by NEXT Model Management 9 years ago at the age of 18. She also worked for Elite Model Management. Another claim to fashion fame was her appearance in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Other labels and brands that she has modeled for include Mercedes Benz and her own clothing line of bikinis, Martini Bikini. She is currently working on a video blog to cater to her adoring fans.
11. Ledina Celo
Another top model from Albania is Ledina Celo. She is 38 years old but still going strong! Not only has she worked as a model, but she was the hostess for the Eurovision Song Content in Albania. She’s actually a decent singer, too and won the 2nd-place prize in the Kenga Magjike song festival. Now she is more known for her singing career, but she still makes a fabulous model. If we could look at good at age 38, then we would be over-the-moon ecstatic. She belongs in the folk and pop music genres and makes a fine cover girl. She kind of looks like a European Shakira!
10. Petra Nemcova
Petra Nemcova is a 36-year-old model from the Czech Republic. She is also the founder of the Happy Hearts Fund, which she formed in 2004 after the devastating tsunami. Her other philanthropy work includes serving as Ambassador-at-Large for Haiti through her Happy Heart Fund. Her work earned her the Survivor Award, bestowed by Glamour magazine. As for modeling, Petra has worked for Benetton, Bulgari, Cartier, Victoria’s Secret, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Shape, and Sports Illustrated. Finally, she has also done television work, appearing on Absolutely Fabulous, A Model Life, and Dancing with the Stars. So, is there nothing she can’t do?
9. Helena Christensen
Danish model Helena Christensen is 46 years old, but was a killer Victoria’s Secret Angel and even a beauty pageant winner. She is from Copenhagen, Denmark and still works in modeling and photography, serving as the editor of Nylon magazine in the past. She supports the search for a breast cancer cure and has done philanthropic work with various charities related to the cause. Her work has spanned the covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Revlon, Chanel, Versace, Lanvin, Prada, and so many more. She has also appeared in a famous almost-nude billboard ad in New York City’s Times Square. When she starred in Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” music video, it was voted the 4th-Sexiest Video Moment by VH1.
8. Satu Tuomisto Sinikka
Hailing from Finland, Satu Tuomisto Sinikka is a 29-year-old model and hostess. She won the Miss Finnish competition in 2008 and in 2006, she was chosen as Miss Tampere and Miss Festival. In 2009, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars on MTV3. She was hit with personal hardships with the death of her father and her split from Kari Toivonen. She then delved into continuing her modeling and also starting up an entrepreneurial career selling clothing. Her fit and toned body must be due to her passion for dance, exercise, and boxing. After all, Satu makes a fine swimsuit model.
7. Noemie Lenoir
Let’s move to the French now! Noemie Lenoir is just as romantic as you would assume. The 26-year-old model is from Les Ullis, France and is of mixed descent. She broke records for her success with Gucci, L-Oreal, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret, and Marks and Spencer as a woman of color. Even the famed photographer Annie Leibovitz has shot Noemie! She had some major struggles, including self-harm, but has since been on the rebound. On television, she has appeared on Britain’s Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars. She also worked in film and starred in Rush Hour 3 and an Usher music video.
6. Audrey Justine Tautou
This unique beauty is from France and works as both a model and an actress. The 39-year-old was signed as a model at the young age of 17. Her modeling work has extended to Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Marie Claire, among others. She also took over for Nicole Kidman as the face of Chanel No. 5. Other spokesmodel positions for Audrey include L-Oreal and Montblanc. She has been wildly successful as far as film and acting are concerned, winning multiple awards for Amelie. She has also appeared in The Da Vinci Code, Coco Before Chanel, and Dirty Pretty Things.
5. Claudia Schiffer
Many people know the name Claudia Schiffer, even if they’re not in the fashion industry. She is a very famous German model and now works as the creative director of her clothing line. She was at the peak of her career in the 1990s (she is 46-years-old now) and the 5-foot, 11-inch woman is still known as one of the most successful models in the world. Forbes ranked her as one of the top-earning models and one of the Top 15 Supermodel Beauties Who Made Bank. She was chosen to be the cover model for Chanel and has also graced the cover of Playboy magazine.
4. Barbara Palvin
Barbara Palvin is a young Hungarian model who also works in acting. She is from Budapest, Hungary and at 22 years old, we can expect more great things from her. She was (maybe) in a romantic relationship with Niall Horan of the British boy band One Direction back in 2014. Barbara got into modeling when she was just 13 years old after being spotted by a scout on the street. She almost immediately appeared in Spur Magazine. She lived in Asia for a bit and in 2012, she became a L’Oreal Paris ambassador. Other brands that she has worked for include Vogue Russia, Marie Claire Italy, Glamour Hungary, and Victoria’s Secret.
3. Edina Balogh
Edina Balogh is also from Budapest, Hungary. She won the title of Miss Hungary in 2003 and in 2004 she began her acting career. She is most notably recognized in acting for her work in Baratok kozt (Among Friends,) a Hungarian soap opera. In 2008, Zenthe recognized her as the prettiest actress of the year. The 31-year-old also has done modeling work for several brands. She works in lingerie, swimsuits, high-fashion, and in promotional ads. The 6-foot-tall beauty is still a stunner as she progresses through her 30s. We may not think of Hungary as a hotspot for models, but the truth is, a lot of gorgeous women can be found all over Europe!
2. Evanna Patricia Lynch
Here is a face many people will recognize. Evanna Patricia Lynch played Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films. Did you know she is also a model? The Irish delight is just 24 years old and 5-foot, 2-inches, but that hasn’t stopped her from snagging a spot on our list. Besides working in film, Evanna appeared in theatrical productions such as Houdini. She overcame anorexia nervosa, became a household name for her Luna Lovegood role, and she even helped design some of Luna’s accessories on set. She has modelled for Katrin Thomas, Ciaran Sweeney, and the cover of Runway magazine.
1. Sara Sampaio
Sara Sampaio has some Latina flavor, but she was born in Portugal, which is in Europe, so we are totally putting her on this list. The 24-year-old beauty is most widely recognized for her modeling work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She also appeared on the 2014 swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated. That was a big deal for a Portuguese model and earned her the Rookie of the Year award. Her magazine photo shoots have spanned such labels as Elle, GQ, Vogue, Glamour, and more. We can expect to see more of this up-and-coming model, as she was one of the ten new additions to the Victoria’s Secret Angels.