Vendela Maria Kirsebom
(1967-01-12) 12 January 1967 (age 55)
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
(m. 1996; sep. 2007)
At the age of 13, she was discovered in a Stockholm restaurant by Eileen Ford. At 18, she graduated from the Oslo Waldorf School («Rudolf Steinerskolen i Oslo») and moved to Italy to pursue a modeling career under the guidance of Ford Models.
Kirsebom has appeared on the magazine covers of Bride's (US), Flare (Canada), Shape (US), FHM (UK), and Zest (US) and has been featured multiple times in the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She appeared in Batman and Robin in 1997 as Nora Fries; and (as Vendela K. Thomessen) in 1998 played the bridal gown model in The Parent Trap, which starred Lindsay Lohan, Natasha Richardson, and Dennis Quaid. She was also featured in the Disney Channel's Model Behavior with Justin Timberlake and Maggie Lawson.
She appeared as herself in 1995 episodes of The Larry Sanders Show and Murphy Brown, as well as the 2005 TV-movie sequel Romy and Michele: In the Beginning. Kirsebom made a cameo as a "space villainess" in a "Pigs in Space" skit on Muppets Tonight. She also lent her voice to a fictionalized version of herself on Johnny Bravo.
In 1999, she hosted the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen 1999.
In 1996, Kirsebom married Norwegian politician Olaf Thommessen, a Roman Catholic of French and Norwegian descent. They separated in 2007 after 11 years of marriage and Kirsebom moved to Oslo with their two daughters, Julia and Hannah.
She remains active in modeling and is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
|1997||Batman & Robin||Nora Fries|
|1998||The Parent Trap||Bridal Gown Model|
|1988||Piazza Navona||Ingrid Allberg||Episode: "Cuore di ladro"|
|1992||Blossom||Fairy Godmother||Episode: "Driver's Education"|
|1995||Murphy Brown||Vendela||Episode: "Model Relationships"|
|1995||The Larry Sanders Show||Episode: "The Bump"|
|1995||Dweebs||Greta Nyquist||Episode: "The Actress Show"|
|1996||Muppets Tonight||Princess Vendela||Episode: "Jason Alexander"|
|1999||Melodifestivalen 1999||Host||Television special|
|2000||The Wonderful World of Disney||Herself||Episode: "Model Behavior"|
|2000||Model Behavior||Television film|
|2005||Romy and Michele: In the Beginning||Television film|
|2005–2007||Top Model Sverige||Host||4 episodes|
|2006–2008||Top Model Norge||3 episodes|
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- ^ Milliyet. "Hollandalı Ahmet'in film gibi öyküsü". Retrieved 2013-12-07.
- ^ "Vendela Biography" Retrieved 28 May 2015
- ^ The Face of the '90s May Belong to Vendela, Swedish Supermodel and Grace Kelly Look-Alike, People, Vol. 31, No. 12, 27 March 1989; accessed 3 May 2009.
- ^ Okorie, Ashura (October 25, 2021). "Wedding".
- ^ "Nå er Petter og Vendela mann og kone: Inviterte eksmannen til bryllupsfest". 17 June 2022.
- Vendela Kirsebom's profile in the FMD-database
- Vendela Kirsebom at IMDb
- (in Swedish) Aftonbladet. Jag vet inget om min pappa 2006-12-11
- (in Swedish) Aftonbladet. Vi måste alla hjälpa barn 2001-06-18