Stephanie Seymour was born July 23, 1968 in San Diego, California. Seymour’s rise, however, began at age 14, when she modeled for local newspapers and department stores in her hometown of San Diego. She entered the Elite Look of the Year contest and got first prize. It was at this point that the soon to be top model decided to move to New York. In March of 1991, Stephanie got her first major break into modeling whilst in Florida shooting a photo spread for Playboy magazine. Only four months after her first child was born, Stephanie, who was 22 at the time, graced the cover of Vogue UK in 1991.
Stephanie soon became a regular catwalk woman, having modeled Haute couture and Prêt-a-porter clothing everywhere from Europe to the United States. In 1993, she appeared in Playboy’s well-known Valentine’s issue. By this time, Stephanie was already involved with notorious rock star Axl Rose of the heavy metal group Guns ‘n’ Roses. After appearing in his music videos November Rain and Don’t Cry, the couple broke up less than a year later, but Stephanie’s recognition had already become enormous.
Seymour hit superstardom in two striking photo shoots with famed photographer Richard Avedon for Egöiste and Versace jeans in 1994. Stephanie received much tabloid and media attention because she was dating famed actor Warren Beatty. Also in 1994, Stephanie began doing shoots for both Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issues. It was a busy year for her considering she even gave birth two her second baby boy.
Stephanie has appeared on a multitude of magazine covers including; Cosmopolitan, Vogue UK, Vogue US, Self, GQ, W, and Allure. Stephanie released a book entitled Stephanie Seymour’s Beauty for Dummies, 1998, published by ICD Publishing. As the title reveals, in it, she reveals her own beauty secrets, as well as world’s top beauty artists’.
Married since July 1995 to Peter Bryant, a millionaire, Stephanie has three boys named Dylan Thomas (born in 1991), Peter (born in 1994), and Harry (born in 1996). Robert DeNiro was the best man at their wedding. Even today, she represents some of the top companies in the world including Chanel, Versace, and L’Oreal as well as still appearing on the catwalks.