Born on February 9th 1974, Amber Valletta, despite her exotic name, is American, having been born in Tucson, Arizona. Her parents soon moved from Tucson to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Amber was raised. Growing up, Amber wanted initially to become a sociologist and work in the social scope. But her life took a different, albeit blessed, turn and she ended up in a very different career. Knowing that her little girl's beauty stood out among the rest, her mother enrolled her in a modeling school at 15 years old.
A local agency soon sent the now 5'9" brunette to Milan where her first shoot was posing for Italian Vogue. Soon after that, Amber got her first big break; the cover shoot for French Elle magazine by Hans Feurer. Not too long after that, Amber, like most models began residing in Paris.
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Amber immediately became a modeling sensation, having picked up where fellow supermodels Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer had left off. Photographers and magazines alike couldn't get Amber's face pasted on billboards and magazine covers fast enough. Big names such as Steven Meisel, Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, Patrick Demarchelier, Herb Ritts, Nick Knight, Paolo Roversi, Irvin Penn, Mario Sorrenti and Peter Lindbergh were all scurrying to Amber for her photogenic face and svelte body. Amber has since appeared in numerous prestigious advertising campaigns such as Versace, Calvin Klein's Escape, DKNY, Prada, Valentino, Jil Sander, Gucci and Chanel. She co-hosted MTV's House of Style with best friend and fellow model Shalom Harlow and she even became the face of Elizabeth Arden.
Although she didn't end up becoming the sociologist she wanted to be, Amber does use her position as a celebrity to support various charity events. In 1995, she organized a charity called Supermodels Stepping Out Against Hunger, a fashion show that took place in her hometown to benefit the Tulsa Community Food Bank. On the personal front, Amber dated Leonardo DiCaprio, married to Herv Le Bihan which lasted two years. And finally ended up meeting renowned Olympic volleyball player Christian McCaw on a chance encounter. Over the summer, Amber appeared in What Lies Beneath, which starred Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer, and also co-starred in an independent film entitled Drop Back Ten. << Less Bio
Amber Valetta Trivia
Net worth 4 million dollars. 
Net Worth of 8.8 million dollars. 
Amber is a vegetarian.
Got her start when her mother enrolled her in modeling school at the age of 15.
She has three half-sisters and two half-brothers.
Met ex-husband Hervé Le Bihan at a Calvin Klein photo shoot in 1994.
First child, Auden McCaw, born at the end of October 2000 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She attended Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Appeared dressed as Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale in a Grey Gardens (1975)-themed photo shoot in the May 1999 issue of Vogue Italia, photographed by Steven Meisel.
Her husband, Christian McCaw, is a former USA Men's volleyball national player and played at 2000 Sydney Olympics.
She is of Portuguese heritage.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Actively involved in the St. Jude Research Hospital and the Nina Hyde Foundation, which supports women with breast cancer. She has also produced a fashion show in her home town of Tulsa, which raised money for the community food bank.
Amber Valetta Photos
2011 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Gala - Arrivals
"Oceans" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
2009 Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America "Accessories For Success" Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show - Arrivals
Nickelodeon's 2009 Kids' Choice Awards - Arrivals
2008 P.S. ARTS' Express Yourself Event Sponsored by Target
2008 World Ocean Day Hosted by La Mer and Oceana - Arrivals
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