Amber Valletta: American Model and Actress
As a model, Amber Valletta appeared on 17 American Vogue covers and in high-dollar advertising campaigns. She closed the Versace fashion show as well as walking alongside Irina Shayk and Bella Hadid among other runway models.
Valletta made her acting debut in Robert Zemeckis’ What Lies Beneath film as a poltergeist haunting Harrison Ford and appearing as Lydia Davis on ABC’s drama TV show Revenge.
Amber Valletta’s Biography
Amber Evangeline Valletta is an American model and actress who has appeared on the covers of several international publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Allure, and Wand Time magazines. Additionally, her filmography includes roles in Drop Back Ten and What Lies Beneath movies as well as television shows MTV House of Style, ABC Revenge, and CBS Big Bang Theory as recurring guest spots; furthermore, she serves as a brand ambassador for several social and environmental causes including Natural Resources Defense Fund Oceana Raise the Roof For Haiti Friendly House and St Jude Children’s Children Research Hospital among others.
Last Friday (May 3), English model Poppy Delevingne celebrated her 37th birthday party at Moxy Lower East Side. Celebrities like Derek Blasberg, Gigi Hadid, and Amber Valletta joined in celebrating with Della Vite Prosecco Superiore DOCG which Delevingne co-founded with her sisters Cara and Poppy. Below are photos from this memorable event!
Amber Valletta’s Career
Valletta became one of the most celebrated supermodels of her era at just 18 years old, appearing on 16 American Vogue covers at 18! Already well known as an Arizona-born beauty, she starred in campaigns for Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Escada Louis Vuitton Gucci Versace as well as fashion shows for Prada Michael Kors, and Calvin Klein among many others.
Valletta has long been a passionate supporter of sustainability and environmental protection. Her remarks about an apparent mismatch between fashion industry values and its practices led her to take a break from modeling in the early 2000s and begin taking environmental classes at NYU to reconnect with herself and support more environmentally-friendly brands – including founding the socially-conscious online marketplace Master & Muse.
Model-turned-actress Charlize Theron is best known for her roles in films such as Hitch, Transporter 2, and The Spy Next Door. Additionally, she was Angie in Gamer and Lydia Davis in the Revenge TV series.
Valletta has not only found success as an actress in the film but has also established herself in music videos for Britney Spears, Keith Urban, and Justin Bieber songs – as well as contributing to Cosmopolitan online magazine frequently.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with Teddy Charles after previously marrying actor Herve Le Bihan in 1994 and Olympic volleyball player Chip McCaw from 2000-2015 respectively.
As the Sustainability Ambassador at FIT, Valletta will collaborate closely with Biodesign Challenge students, mentoring them while recruiting industry mentors for mentoring opportunities, and planning the 2021-2022 Sustainable Business and Design Conference. She will also lead a student roundtable discussion about the future of sustainable materials in fashion, moderated by former FIT Biodesign Challenge winners. Valletta’s collaboration with FIT marks another step in her commitment to supporting and promoting sustainable fashion through various projects, such as Oceana’s Stop Seafood Contamination Campaign, her socially responsible online marketplace Master & Muse, and climate-change protests in Washington D.C.
Amber Valletta’s Personal Life
American model and actress Amber Valletta has enjoyed an illustrious modeling career since she first graced the cover of American Vogue at age 18. As a supermodel in the 90s, she represented top fashion luxury brands including Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Versace as well as signing multimillion-dollar beauty product contracts with Calvin Klein and Elizabeth Arden.
She made her television debut hosting the MTV show “House of Style” alongside fellow model Shalom Harlow in 1995, earning critical acclaim.
Valletta made her acting debut in Man About Town (2006), Dead Silence (2007), Gamer (2009), and The Spy Next Door (2010) movies. Additionally, she had a recurring role as Lydia Davis from Revenge (ABC Drama Series).
She has modeled for fashion brands like Holt Renfrew and Stella McCartney, appearing in editorials for magazines such as Italian, Korean, and US Vogue. Additionally, Amber was chosen as the face of perfume company Amber as well as being featured in advertisement campaigns from Mango and Escada.
Amber Valletta’s Measurements
Valletta has experienced many relationships throughout her life. She was previously married to Olympic volleyball player Chip McCaw, with whom she shares their son Auden. She stands 5 feet 9 inches at a weight of 57 kg with bra sizes 34-23-34 and wears a dress size of 4 US.