Get to know more about Norman Reedus’ ex girlfriend, Helena Christensen, who is a model and photographer. Below are facts about her.
Helena Christensen: Norman Reedus’ ex girlfriend
When it comes to beauties that shake the world with their sexy looks, some lips mention Helena Christensen. Surprisingly, all women who are paid for their beauty are models, so you can guess who Christensen is. Yes, you are right! She’s a model and not just her alone, but also her son, Mingus Lucien Reedus, who she had with her ex-boyfriend, Norman Reedus. The ex girlfriend of the actor Norman Reedus is not just a model but a photographer as well. For Christensen, it has been a long journey in her modeling career and she has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel and beauty queen. She has also served as a creative director for Nylon magazine, inspired her own cloth designs, supported breast cancer campaigns and taken part in other charities. Behind that pretty face though, is a heart that has been broken several times by a couple of men including Norman Reedus and Paul Banks. However, Christensen has managed to come out stronger for the sake of her son. The 49-year-old Helena Christensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and she has a younger sister and bot have a Danish father and a Peruvian mother. Christensen won the Miss Universe Denmark crown in 1986 and went ahead to represent Denmark in the Miss Universe 1986 pageant. The model and photographer, who is also Norman Reedus’ ex girlfriend participated in the Look of the Year 1987 competition, where she became a finalist. Christensen left her home, later on, to pursue a modeling career in Paris.
She’s a magazine girl
Helena Christensen has appeared on over 700 magazine covers, some being, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and many more. The model and photographer also featured in fashion campaigns like Chanel, Revlon, Lanvin, Prada, Versace, Sonia Rykiel, Valentino, Hermes and Karl Lagerfeld in the 90s. One of the most famous campaigns featured her in a 20 by 40 feet billboard set in Times Square, bare, with a strategically placed banana leaf. Christensen also featured in Victoria’s Secret catalog as well as one of the TV commercials as one of the Angels’ signature, along with the popular Tyra Banks, Daniela Pestova, Karen Mulder, and Stephanie Seymour. Paul Banks and Norman Reedus’ ex-girlfriend became a spokesmodel for Revlon cosmetics in 1992. In 1991, Christensen appeared in the music video “Wicked Game” for Chris Isaak. The song was featured in MTV’s “Sexiest Video of All-Time.” The song also voted as one of the greatest videos on VH1. In 1996, Christensen was named among The Magnificent Seven by Frank DeCaro stating that she was a legend of modern catwalk and the girl next door pretty underneath. She has continued to model and grace the covers of different magazines across the world and featured in advertising campaigns. Christensen is signed to ZZO Management in Paris, D Management in Milan, 1/One Management based in New York, and Unsigned Management in London. Some of her best photos can be seen on her Instagram handle.
Christensen watched her son, nephew in NYFW last year
The New York Fashion Week happened last year in February and it was a very colorful event that was aired on different media stations and also starred some of the most renowned figures in modeling and entertainment industry. Helena Christensen, one of the faces who never miss on any international fashion week event was well represented by her son, Mingus Reedus and nephew, Oliver Sonne. The two relatives of Christensen were at Raf Simons’ sophomore collection for Calvin Klein on the fourth day of the event. However, the model and photographer said that she felt weird watching them rip the runway. That next Friday, Talent agency, Art+ Commerce threw a cocktail party at a famous lounge, Skylight Modern to celebrate its 30th anniversary but the fete doubled as the anniversary exhibit was graced by models like Christensen, Naomi Watts and IMG models like Paris Jackson, Hailey Baldwin, Amelia Gray Hamlin and many more. After they browsed the exhibit which included some artwork from Guy Bourdin, Cass Bird, and Steven Meisel, Christensen spoke about the “bizarre” experience of watching her son walk the runway on Calvin Klein show. Christensen said that she was the one who shot the collection and so she had seen a lot of it. She photographed it for magazines wearing some and shooting models in it and so she was aware of it well. But seeing her son and nephew walk the show was intense for Christensen. It was funny for her, and she sat there thinking how bizarre it was for her. She thought it was awesome to watch her kid and her sister’s kid wear clothes and walk up and down and she even shared photos of them on Instagram. Christensen was taking the NYFW one event at a time as she was recovering from a broken finger. Norman Reedus and Paul Banks’s ex girlfriend might have injured her finger before the event, but her spirit remained full.
Helena Christensen was at Melbourne Fashion Festival
The Danish model and photographer has not only dated Paul Banks and Norman Reedus but also Michael Hutchence who is an INXS singer. Christensen split with Michael in 1995 after four years of dating. Michael is Australian and he met Christensen back there. She returned to Australia this year for the Melbourne Fashion Festival that was happening from March 1 to 18. The model told Herald Sun was looking forward to the event which she first appeared in 20 years ago. This was her third vent to grace after the 1998 and 2011 ones. Christensen further told the publication that she was excited about being part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival for the third time in her life. Being the ex girlfriend of Michael, she has a good experience of the Australian shores. Despite them breaking up, it seems that Michael and Christensen are still in love. In a website that belongs to Michael’s family, the model and photographer wrote that she still thought about Michael very often and that whenever she heard something singing, she would think of him. She added that thinking of him usually made him smile or crack up because he always made her laugh. The singer was found dead in Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Sydney and it’s still a mystery whether he took his own life or accidentally killed himself during a sex game. There were also some pages that were created in various online platforms like Twitter and Instagram where fans, friends, and former colleagues wrote their own views and shared photos of him or photos of him with them to commemorate his life.
Facts to know about Norman Reedus’ ex girlfriend
She believes family is the epitome of happiness
Helena Christensen believes that moments that are special in a kind of way make her happy. Some of them are waking up in the arms of the one she loves and also to hear her child yell that he’s hungry and wants to eat a goat cheese omelet. She’s also happy when she talks to her grandma and also sounds thrilled about taking a walk in the sunshine. Christensen also loves to jump into the ocean waves for a while and imagine that huge whales are sharing the water with her and lastly, she is happy when she approaches a puddle of water wearing wellies, but most of all, the family makes her happy.
Christensen loves musicians
Besides the actor, Norman Reedus, Helena Christensen has also dated at least two known artists. Her first long-term boyfriend who was a musician was the INXS singer, Michael Hutchence who is now late but the cause of her death is not yet known. They dated from 1991 to 1995, and they lived together in France and Denmark, her home country. After they broke up, she dated other stars including Norman Reedus who she had a son with before they broke up and she moved on to another musician, Paul Banks who is an Interpol Banks. They dated from 2008 to 2015 before they split up.
She’s extremely charitable
The model and photographer, Helena Christensen helped launch the second cancer charity event, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign and starred in the whole of its 2002 advert campaign. The charity usually sells an exclusive designer t-shirt to support Yonge women in Ireland suffering from breast cancer and the event has starred notable figures in the fashion industry such as Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson and Gisele Bundchen.
She took time for herself after she broke up with Reedus
After she called it quits with Reedus, Christensen dedicated some time for herself and began working on some projects. Christensen was in fashion enough and had a lot of experiences thus it was easy for her to head a magazine. She was the creative director for the popular magazine, Nylon between the late 90s and early 2000s before she launched her clothing line. The model and photographer even collaborated with Triumph in 2008 and the association continued for several years. After that, she jumped into photography.
She would throw any possession except a fishing line
Well, Christensen must be having a lot of things at the moment, but she would throw any of them away if it was not beneficial to her in any way. The thought of taking things that are just there and putting them in boxes and storing them in the basement always stress Christensen out. The model said that she knew that her children and grandchildren would probably have no interest in them and that they would throw it out themselves. But Christensen believes that she can’t live without a simple hut on the beach and a fishing line.
Her net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Helena Christensen has a net worth of $8 million which she has made from modeling, photography, fashion design and adverts. Her ex, Reedus, has a net worth of $18 million.
Helena Christensen is very beautiful, but it’s sad that no man has appreciated that beauty for long-term enough to put a ring on it. At 49, she probably thinks it’s already late, but that’s not the case. Christensen also has the love of her son. You can check out her photos on Instagram.