Bette Franke is a Dutch model. At fourteen years old, she was discovered by Dutch modeling agent Wilma Wakker in Amsterdam, while shopping with her mother. She has graced the cover of several magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire, WSJ US, Harper’s Bazaar.
Years active: 2006-present
Born age: 3 December 1989, 33 years old and 9 months, Heemskerk, North Holland, Netherlands
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Measurements: 31-25-35 in / 79-64-89 cm
Bra size: 32A US – 70A EU
The model has 3 siblings (2 brothers and 1 sister). She is the fourth child in the family.
She debuted during the Spring 2006 season in Milan as a Jil Sander exclusive, later going on to book Hermès, Emanuel Ungaro and Dries van Noten in Paris. Franke has been featured in runway shows for Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Chloé, and Prada, among many other high-profile designers. Franke has been featured in print advertisements for Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, Celine, Yves Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney.
She has been featured on the cover of Dutch “Avantgarde” in February 2007, alongside fellow Dutch models Kim Noorda and Sophie Vlaming. Bette was on the cover of Japanese “Numéro” in November 2007 and the Cover of ELLE France July 2021.
Franke is signed with DNA Model Management in New York, VIVA Model Management in Paris and Why Not model management in Milan. Her mother agent is Wilma Wakker, in Amsterdam.
She is married to Ilja Cornelisz; a researcher in economics and education who is based in Amsterdam.
First TV Show
She debuted on television with a fashion show Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2006 in Milan where she advertised for Dries Van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Jil Sander, Hermès.
She has graced numerous magazine covers till now. Bette appeared on the cover of Elle Argentina (April 2010), Vogue Brazil (February 2013), Elle Croatia (August 2010), Marie Claire Italy (February 2010), WSJ US (November 2011), Harper’s Bazaar Spain (October 2012), Avantgarde Netherlands (February 2007), Vogue Japan (July 2013) and the list goes on.