Helena Christensen is turning 45 years old today–which explains why it’s a national holiday, right? Oh, we kid. We know that it’s a glorious December 25th for other important reasons. Still, there’s nothing wrong with taking a moment to show some appreciation for the natural splendor that is Helena Christensen.
Helena started out in 1986 as Miss Denmark in the Miss Universe pageant, which would quickly lead to modeling offers in Paris. She was working steadily and becoming a favorite of top designers. Then along came an offer to cavort topless in the sand with Chris Isaak for a 1991 music video of the song “Wicked Game.” The tune had been originally released in 1989, but scored a second chance on the charts when featured in the David Lynch film Wild at Heart. The execs at Warner Bros had wisely hired fashion photographer Herb Ritts to shoot a new video, and Helena Christensen suddenly became a major name.
Helena also became a major sex symbol as one of Victoria’s Secret’s signature Angels–alongside Tyra Banks, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, and Stephanie Seymour. She soon expanded her empire outside the catwalk, and now remains busy with plenty of design projects of her own. We’ll also note that Helena’s a magnificent MILF. That’s courtesy of Walking Dead star Norman Reedus, who was better known as a male model when he was impregnating Helena at the end of the ’90s.
So, good for Norman Reedus–and now let’s all have a good Christmas morning by checking out 45 pics of Helena Christensen on her 45th birthday. This is a mix of old and new pics, and we guarantee that you’ll have a hard time telling the difference…