Bianca Balti supermodel is known for working with almost all famous designers and brands and hence becoming one of the top-earning models.
Born Name Bianca Balti
Nick Name BB
Occupation Fashion / Runway Model
Born: March 19, 1984, 34 years and 10 months, Lodi, Lombardy, Italy
Sun Sign Pisces
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 9¼ in or 176 cm
Measurements 31.5-23-34 in or 80-58-86.5 cm
Bra size 32B
Born to Italians, Bruno Balti and Mariabice Marzani.
She was married to Christian Lucidi from 2006 to 2009. In 2017 she married Matthew McRae. She has daughters, Mathilde and Mia, the latter of whom she walked the runway while still pregnant with.
Balti was first booked for the cover of L’Officiel, shot by Alexi Lubomirski. Her first notable advertisement campaign came for Dolce & Gabbana. She has appeared on the covers of many fashion magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire, as well as men’s magazine Playboy. Her campaigns include Roberto Cavalli, Donna Karan, Christian Dior, D&G, Valentino, Armani Jeans, Missoni, Rolex, Guess?, Paco Rabanne, Anna Molinari, Guerlain, Revlon, La Perla, Cesare Paciotti, Mango, and Thierry Mugler.
She also appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2005 and in their catalogs.
Since the spring/summer 2005 fashion shows, she has appeared shows for designers such as Shiatzy Chen, Karl Lagerfeld, Gianfranco Ferré, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Zac Posen, Hermès, John Galliano, Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Valentino, Missoni, Chanel, Christian Dior, Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Lauren, and Carolina Herrera, Victoria’s Secret.
Balti was cast in Abel Ferrara’s movie Go Go Tales (2008) as one of the erotic dancers. After the movie and her pregnancy, she returned to the catwalk, became the new face of the Cesare Paciotti international campaign, and replaced Angelina Jolie as one of the faces of the fall St. John campaign, with models Hilary Rhoda and Caroline Winberg
She appears in the 2011 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. In 2011 she features in Francesco Scognamiglio’s Spring/Summer 2011 campaign art directed by Akmal Shaukat photographed by Giampaolo Sgura.
In 2012 she was chosen as the new face for Dolce & Gabbana together with actress Monica Bellucci. She became the face of their Light Blue fragrance in 2013. She also hosted BeastMasters for Italy.
She has Italian and Azerbaijani ancestry from her parents.
She is signed to these modeling agencies
Unique Models – Denmark
Brave Model Management – Milan
Traffic Models – Barcelona
Storm Models – London
Option Model Agency – Zurich
IMG Models – New York
IMG Models – Paris
IMG Models – Sydney
Paparazzi Model Management – Amsterdam (2009 – 2013)
Colors Model Management – Spain (2009 – 2013)
Profile Model Management – London (2010 – 2013)
Modelwerk (2006 – 2013)
Iconic Management (2010 – 2013)
MC2 Model Management – Tel Aviv Israel (2010 – 2013)
Joy Model Management – Sao Paulo (2012 – 2013)
FM Model Agency – London (2006 – 2010)
Balti has walked the ramp for numerous designers like Angel by Thierry Mugler, Anna Molinari, Antonio Berardi, Armani Jeans, Bebe, Blanco, Blumarine ‘Bellissima’ fragrance, Bulgari, Bulgari eyewear, Bulgari handbags, Carla Carini, Cesare Paciotti, Christian Dior cosmetics, D&G, Davidoff ‘Cool Water’ fragrance, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Dolce & Gabbana jewellery, Donna Karan, Elie Tahari, Ermanno Scervino, Ermanno Scervino eyewear, Express, Francesco Scognamiglio, Georges Rech, George Marciano, Guerlain, Guess Jeans, Heine, Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld, Humanic, Intimissimi, John Frieda, Joop ‘Homme’ fragrance, Karl Lagerfeld Eyewear, Karl Lagerfeld ‘Karleidoscope’ fragrance, La Senza, La Perla, L’Oreal, Mango, Missoni, Missoni eyewear, Neiman Marcus, Newport, Paco Rabanne ‘XS Black’ fragrance, Paspaley, Pollini, Pollini eyewear, Pronovias, Revlon, Roberto Cavalli, Rolex, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Signorina’ fragrance, St. John, Tim, Vakko, Valentino Sposa, Victoria’s Secret, Victoria’s Secret swimwear, Warehouse.
2007 Italian comedy film Go Go Tales for her role as Adrian. It was an erotic dancer role. The movie was released in USA on January 7, 2011.
She debuted in the fashion world with the Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2005 fashion show by walking for Alessandro dell’Acqua, Alexander McQueen, Cheap & Chic, Costume National, Dolce & Gabbana, Emanuel Ungaro, Hermes, Lagerfeld Gallery, Lanvin, Leonard, Michel Klein, Miu Miu, Sonia Rykiel, Valentino, Vivienne Westwood.
Balti does not do much workout. Whenever she finds the time, she does some yoga at home. Apart from irregular exercise schedule, she eats healthy to stay in shape.
Bianca Balti Favorite Things
Holiday Destinations – Porto Istana in Sardinia, Sicily
Big Fashion City – Milan, New York, Paris
Make-up Artist – She didn’t take the name of one. She likes many.
Bianca Balti Facts
She has Italian ancestry from her father’s side while her mother is from Azerbaijan.
She has worked with Victoria’s Secret, popular lingerie brand by appearing in their fashion show and catalogs in 2005.
Sometimes, she is also credited as Bianca Biola or Bianca Baoli.
She has appeared in the 2009 version of Wurth calendar and Lavazza calendar 2010.
In 2011, she was one of the faces photographed by famed photographer Karl Lagerfeld for the Pirelli Calendar.
She is friends with fellow models Doutzen Kroes, Katarina Ivanovska, Julianna Imai, Shannan Click.
She told in an interview to Elle UK that “Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue” was the first perfume she had used.
Her first job she ever booked was the cover of L’Officiel, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski.
She and actress Monica Bellucci were both selected as faces of Dolce & Gabbana.
Visit her official website @ biancabalti.com.