Italian model Bianca Balti
Beautiful Italian model Bianca Balti is included in the “triad” of Italian highest-paid models, together with Mariacarla Boscono and Eva Riccobono. Bianca Balti is a true lover of jewelry – she wears it during Jewellery campaigns, as well as in everyday life. Bianca prefers massive long earrings, tiaras, necklaces, rings and bracelets made of precious metals and stones, colored diamonds, green emeralds, blue sapphires. Her most notable jewellery pieces – stunning Grape earrings from Chopard the Nature collection, black and white diamond earrings by the Swiss fine jewelry house De Grisogono, Dolce and Gabbana multicolored tiaras and more. Bianca Balti was born March 19, 1984 in the town of Lodi, in Lombardy. Her father is Italian, and her mother is Azerbaijani. From early youth she went to the auditions, but consistently got refuses. For example, Elite Model Management stated that her appearance had “too typical model look.” When Bianca had already buried dreams of modeling career, she went to work as a saleswoman in a supermarket. It was there she was noticed by her agent, who did not agree with his colleagues – he saw a lot of potential in a young girl and quickly found offer for her – shoot for the cover of L’Officiel.
The first major success of Bianca Balti was the advertising campaign of Dolce & Gabbana. With her classic Italian appearance as if withdrawn from the films of Fellini and Antonioni, quickly fell in love the customers. Bianca was invited to a photo shoot for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Playboy. In addition – to the shooting campaigns of Roberto Cavalli, Christian Dior, D & G, Valentino, Donna Karan, Armani Jeans, Missoni, Guess, La Perla, Guerlain, Anna Molinari and many others, smaller brands. In 2005, she also participated in the fashion show Victoria’s Secret and was filmed for their catalog.
In 2007, Bianca gave birth to a daughter, Matilda, for whom she took a break from work. However, in 2008, she tried her hand as an actress – starred in Abel Ferrara «Go Go Tales». Immediately after that, she went back to their main profession, it has become the new face of the international campaign, Cesare Paciotti and replaced Angelina Jolie, having become the face of the brand St. John.
The latest breakthrough of Bianca Balti – shooting with Karl Lagerfeld for the 2011 Pirelli calendar. In 2012 she was chosen as the new face for Dolce & Gabbana together with actress Monica Bellucci.
Balti was married to an Italian photographer, Christian Lucidi, with whom she has a daughter named Matilde who was born in 2007. The couple broke up in 2009. On 14 April 2015 she gave birth to her second daughter Mia McRae with her boyfriend Matthew McRae. The couple currently split their time between Spain and California.
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