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With a face that could launch a thousand ships, Natasha Poly, born Natasha Polevshchikova, could easily give Helen of Troy a run for her money. With her blonde hair, cute button nose, and bone structure (she got hers from her mother) that people would pay good money for, the Russian beauty might just be the prettiest girl on the planet. After being discovered in her hometown of Perm, and coming second in a modelling competition in Moscow, Natasha made her international runway debut walking for Emmanuel Ungaro in 2004. Since then she’s bagged campaigns for everyone from Givenchy to Gucci, Lanvin to Missoni, and done spreads for Vogue, Numero, W and i-D. Loved by the whole of the fashion world, in July 2008, Russian Vogue dedicated a complete issue to her, and in 2009 MUSE did the same. Three years later, she was made a Beauty Ambassador for L’Oreal Paris, but not before marrying the love of her life Peter, with whom she has daughter, Aleksandra. If she wasn’t a model, Natasha would have probably been a travel agent or a therapist.


Photography Emma Summerton
Fashion Director Edward Enninful
[The Piracy Issue, No.292, October 2008]

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