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Date of birth:
February 9, 1974

Hometown:
Tucson, Arizona

Vital stats:
5'8½"

Looker who’s talking:
"I wish the word ‘supermodel’ would just fall off the face of the earth. Anyone can be a supermodel now."

Where you’ve seen her:
Hotfooting it down fashion runways, sprawling across fashion magazines, hosting MTV’s House of Style, and in the movies Drop Back Ten, What Lies Beneath, The Family Man, Perfume, Duplex, Raising Helen, and Hitch. She’s back on the big screen in Luc Besson’s latest thrill ride The Transporter 2.

Acting tough:
"I think I just got bored with modeling. I had been at it for so long and I wasn’t achieving any new goals or finding fresh challenges. It’s not that the modeling world is more bitchy or any of those clichés… Movies, I have to tell you, is a cutthroat business. Don’t let anyone fool you. It’s a way tougher business than modeling."

Playa hater:
"Men adore anybody. You can be butt-ugly and men will whistle at you just because you have a miniskirt on."

Pigeon holed:
"It takes a while to get to the top, and ‘supermodel’ gives you a little label and is a little demeaning. I worked hard, I don’t think I deserve to be categorized, nor does anybody else."

Model citizen:
"I think my thing in life is that I like to relieve suffering. I do a lot of charity work. That’s why I like what I do now in that, for an hour and a half, I can take you out of your world and let you forget about your life for a while without drinking or taking a drug to help."

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta