Shalom Harlow

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Shalom Harlow is a successful Canadian born actress and model, who is well known for her work in fashion shows with some of the top designers in the world such as Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Jones New York, Marc Jacobs, Chloé, Tiffany & Co, Nautica, Tumi and John Galliano. Shalom Harlow is frequently ranked amongst the World’s 15 top earning supermodels.

Shalom Harlow was born to Sandi Herbert and David Harlow in Oshawa, Ontario in December 5, 1973. She is the oldest out of three children, with two younger brothers, named Chris and Nathan.

Harlow was reportedly recognized for her hidden talent at the concert for the English rock band, The Cure, being approached by modeling scout Anne Sutherland and proceeded to work professionally as a model right after she graduated from high school, with her first ever modeling job being a photo shoot for Elle’s Quebec edition. Ever since then she has appeared on a multitude of magazine covers (such as Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue, W, Time and Harper’s Bazaar), editorials, top runway shows, as well as in movies and television shows. As of 2010, Harlow has been estimated to earn around $10 million annually, making her one of the most highly paid and sought after supermodels in the world. She is also the first ever winner of the Model of the Year Award handed out by Vogue/VH1 and serves as the ambassador, spokesperson and face for Chanel’s Coco line of fragrances.

Following her prolific work as a supermodel, Harlow proceeded to make her place in the movie industry by appearing in a multitude of productions such as In & Out (1997), Cherry (1999), Head Over Heels (2001), Vanilla Sky (2001), The Salton Sea (2002), Happy Here and Now (2002), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), I Love Your Work (2003), Melinda and Melinda (2004), Game 6 (2005), The Last Romantic (2006) and Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007). She has also made appearances in TV shows like House of Style (1996–1997), When I Was a Girl (2001) and The Jury (2004).

She is a vegetarian, enjoys scuba diving in her leisure time, and holds a deep passion for astronomy. She appeared in the Valentino Spring/Summer 2008 campaign, and then went forward to feature as the sole model in a high profile digital catwalk for world renowned brand, Viktor & Rolfs in their Spring/Summer 2009 show. In 2012, she has starred in the L’Odyssée, directed by Bruno Aveillan. Shalom Harlow currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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