Kate Moss turns 40 on January 16. She was discovered at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm Model Management, New York.
Her waif-like looks ushered in the era of "heroin chic", setting new standards within the industry in contrast to the more curvaceous "supermodels" of the moment such as Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell.
She has featured in major campaigns for many of the industry's top brands, including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein. She has appeared on the cover of British Vogue a record 30 times.
As Kate Moss reaches her 40th birthday,
IB Times UK takes a look back at her glamorous career and often tumultous personal life. Kate Moss was discovered by Storm Model Management when she was just 14 years old. Her career took off two years later when she was shot by Corinne Day for The Face, and she became seen as an 'anti-supermodel'. She is pictured above in a 1993 photograph taken by Michel Haddi, and with supermodel Naomi Campbell at an awards ceremony in October 1993. Michel Hadd / Reuters Her 1993 Calvin Klein campaign ushered in the controversial 'heroin chic' look, prompting rumours about her weight and health. She laughed off the speculation: "What can you say? How many times can you say 'I'm not anorexic'?" Calvin Klein She is pictured in Milan in March 1996, during Givenchy 's 1996-97 Autumn/Winter ready-to-wear show and Prada's Autumn/Winter 96/97 collection Reuters May 15, 1998: Kate Moss, Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro attend the screening of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas at the Cannes Film Festival, shortly before the end of Moss and Depp's four-year relationship Reuters October 3, 2000: Kate Moss shows off creations at the Gucci Spring/Summer ready-to-wear women's collection show in Milan. She dated Dazed and Confused editor Jefferson Hack from 2001 to 2004. Their daughter Lila Grace was born in 2002 Reuters Kate Moss and Pete Doherty became an item after they met at her 31st birthday party in January 2005. Their relationship was marred by repeated drug scandals and they split in July 2007. Doherty is pictured leaving Ealing Magistrates Court on January 11, 2006 after pleading guilty to possessing heroin and cocaine Reuters In 2005 Kate Moss was dropped from several major campaigns, including Chanel, Burberry and H&M, after a picture of her allegedly snorting cocaine was published on the front page of the Daily Mirror. The police dropped all charges against her in June 2006, and she resumed her career Reuters October 7, 2005: Alexander McQueen wears a T-shirt displaying his support for Kate Moss who was embroiled in a cocaine scandal Reuters April 30, 2007: Photographers and members of the public jostle to get a picture of Kate Moss wearing items from her own clothing range in a window at Top Shop in London Reuters Kate Moss began a relationship with rock guitarist Jamie Hince in 2007, shortly after she split up with Pete Doherty. At the 2008 Glastonbury Festival they were pictured together, and Kate was spotted trying to get a photo of her boyfriend as his band The Kills performed. They married in July 2011 Reuters March 9, 2011: Kate Moss presents a creation by Marc Jacobs as part of his Autumn-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection for Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week Reuters September 15, 2011: Kate Moss arrives at a Rimmel promotional event at Battersea Power Station in London Reuters December 2, 2013: Kate Moss attends the British Fashion Awards in London Reuters