Bianca Balti

Her ebony locks, sky-blue eyes and luscious mouth have captivated the fashion world. And there's more to Bianca Balti than meets the eye. Underneath her buxom figure lies a steely determination. Born near Milan on 19 March 1984, this gorgeous Italian faced rejection from several agencies before achieving her ultimate dream: to become a model.

Spotted in a supermarket by Bruno Paulette, Director of Brave Models, a modelling agency based in Milan, the charming beauty soon graced the covers of several glossy publications, including L'Officiel. Offers to appear in ready-to-wear shows quickly followed and by Spring 2005, Bianca walked on the coveted runways of Marc Jacobs, Prada and Victoria's Secret. But the campaign that propelled the top model to the spotlight was undoubtedly the colourful 2011 Dolce & Gabbana spread with Monica Belluci. Shortly after the Italian photo shoot, she was chosen to represent the Kaléidoscope perfume by Karl Lagerfeld in August 2011. Three months later, Bianca became the face of L'Oréal.

In addition to strutting the prestigious catwalks of Chanel, Dior and Marc Jacobs, the popular model has succumbed to the siren song of the big-screen, acting alongside Willem Dafoe and Asia Argento in Abel Ferrara's film, Go Go Tales (2007). Off-screen, Bianca Balti volunteers as a representative of SOS Children's Villages.

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L'Oréal Paris's muse, Bianca Balti, at the Cannes Festival on May 25th, 2013.  Her cat eye makeup and her plump red lips recall the 50s
Bianca Balti for ELLE Croatia on May 2011.
<p>A must to enhance your blue eyes: the cat eye makeup! Do like Bianca Balti: trace a large stroke of eyeliner and stretch it out of your eye corner</p>
<span>Bianca Balti looked stunning in this little black dress at the presentation of the new collection of Italian shoemaker Cesare Paciotti.</span>
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L'Oréal Paris's muse, Bianca Balti, at the Cannes Festival on May 25th, 2013.
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Bianca Balta poses at the amfAR Gala 2014 on 22 May 2014 in Cannes, France.
Bianca Balti at the premiere of <em>The Clouds of Sils Maria</em> during the 67th Cannes Film Festival, May 23, 2014
The ambassadors pose together before hitting the red carpet!
Bianca Balti oozes elegance with dark brown locks
Bianca Balti takes a selfie in the sun
Bianca Balti, always glamorous on the red carpet!
Bianca Balti walks the runway at the Dolce&amp;Gabbana show during the Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 on March 1, 2015 in Milan, Italy.
Bianca Balti walking the runway at 8 months pregnant!
<span>Bianca Balti poses for a portrait before the MTV EMA's on October 25 in Milan, Italy.</span>
The L'Oréal Paris' ambassadors attending the Red Obsession Party during Paris Fashion Week
Bianca Balti attending the L'Oréal Paris Red Obsession Party during Paris Fashion Week
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