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Kate Moss opens up about her rise to fame

The supermodel speaks out in a rare interview on her early career and the beginnings of fame
Kate Moss opens up about her rise to fame

Despite being one of the most photographed women in the world, Kate Moss has been famously tight-lipped when it comes to the media. Now, however, the British supermodel has opened up about her early beginnings as a model in a rare in-depth interview with her photographer friend Nick Knight.

Speaking as part of a series of candid model interviews for ShowStudio.com, Kate revealed the story behind the iconic photograph of her lying nude on a couch, captured by then-boyfriend Mario Sorrenti while the two were on holiday. That photo eventually helped Kate land one of her first huge campaigns as the face of Calvin Klein Obsession, but she says Mario ‘abused’ their relationship to get the shot.

“I’d wake up in the morning and he’d be taking pictures of me, and I’d be like ‘f**k off,'” she said.

“I laid like that for about 10 days. He would not stop taking pictures of that,” she said, explaining that the two split up shortly afterwards.

“When you’re in a relationship with a photographer and they start abusing that relationship of being like, ‘I want you to do this’, and ‘I want you to do that’ … and like, no – you can’t,” Kate went on.

As her star continued to rise, Kate reveals she struggled to adapt to her newfound fame. It was only once she started to make friends in the “hardcore” New York modelling scene – including Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and her eventual boyfriend Johnny Depp – that she started to “settle in”.

Today, the modelling veteran is happily married to musician Jamie Hince with a 9-year-old daughter, Lila Grace, from a previous relationship. And despite a drug scandal in 2005, Kate continues to dominate the fashion industry – last year, Forbes estimated the model raked in $7 million thanks to campaigns for Rimmel, St. Tropez and Kerastase.

Kate with ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp (left) and with husband Jamie Hince (right).

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