The green-eyed Kurkova is a magazine covergirl best known for her longtime gig as a Victoria's Secret Angel.

Kurkova was born in the Czech Republic, the daughter of a local basketball star. She picked up local modeling gigs in regional magazines and catalogs as a pre-teen, but didn't hit it big until she was discovered by modeling scout Alessandro Bazzoni and moved to Milan at age 15. In Milan she met Miuccia Prada, who hired her for the Prada show in 1999. Not long after, Vogue's Anna Wintour encouraged her to move to New York and eventually put her on the cover of Vogue in February 2001, dubbing her "the next supermodel.".

After landing a series of high profile contracts with Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, and Balenciaga, and walking in two nationally televised Victoria's Secret shows, she hit the modeling jackpot with a contract to become a Victoria's Secret Angel alongside Heidi Klum and Gisele Bundchen in 2005. Unsurprisingly, Kurkova's now looking to break into acting: she appeared in My Sexiest Year, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and an episode of Chuck.

Kurkova, is married to film producer Archie Drury. In 2009 she gave birth to the couple's first child, Tobin Jack Drury. [Image via Getty]