Natalia Vodianova Photoshoot by Steven Meisel for Vogue USA Magazine May 2007.
Natalia Vodianova (Russian: Наталья Водянова, born 28 February 1982) is a Russian model and philanthropist who now permanently resides in the United Kingdom.
Born in Gorky, USSR (now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), Natalia Vodianova grew up in a poor district of the city with her mother and two half sisters, one of whom has cerebral palsy. As a teenager, Vodianova helped her mother sell fruit on the street and later set up her own fruit stand with a friend to help her family out of poverty.
Vodianova’s father walked out on the family when Natalia was a toddler, and she did not have any further contact with him until after she had become famous.