As per usual, Karen Mulder was declared mentally ill; institutionalized and attempted suicide.
Karen Mulder: Biography from Answers.com
•Born: 1 June 1968
•Birthplace: Vlaardingen, Netherlands
•Best Known As: Former model for Guess? and Victoria's Secret
Karen Mulder is a big blonde with Marlene Dietrich cheekbones. She's modelled around the world; in the United States she's best known for her appearances in Calvin Klein and Guess clothing ads and in the Victoria's Secret catalog. In 2001 Mulder became embroiled in controversy after she filed a rape complaint in France against Prince Albert of Monaco. She made a similar accusation during a taping of a television show, but the producers deemed her emotionally unstable and did not broadcast the interview. Later a rumor spread that Mulder had been committed to a psychiatric clinic, and in January of 2002 Mulder announced that she had been sexually abused as a child. Her father publicly blamed her troubles on drugs. Later in 2002 it was reported that she had attempted suicide from an overdose of sleeping pills.
Date of birth June 1, 1968 (1968-06-01) (age 41)
Place of birth Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Measurements (cm) 85-60-86 (in) 33˝-23˝-34
Dress size (US) 4 ; (EU) 34
Shoe size (US) 8 ; (EU) 39
Karen Mulder, (born June 1, 1968 in Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands) is a Dutch former model.
2 Personal life
2.1 Depression, breakdown, and suicide attempt
4 External links
Raised in Den Haag and Voorburg, Mulder's father, Ben, is a tax inspector and her mother, Marijke, is a secretary. Mulder has a younger sister, Saskia, who became an actress after a stint studying economics. In 1985, her family went on a camping trip in the south of France. She saw an ad for Elite Model Management's "Look of the Year" contest in a newspaper. A friend took some photographs she had of her and sent them to Elite without her knowledge. She won the preliminary contest in Amsterdam, and was sent to the finals of the contest, placing second. She soon went to Paris for her first modeling shoot. She then left high school to travel to Italy with her mother for a formal photo shoot, and then to Paris for modeling school, where Elite took over her career.
By her second year on the runway, she was modeling for Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Versace, and Giorgio Armani. She appeared on the cover of Vogue and before long, landed a contract for Guess in 1991, when she was 21 years old. She soon appeared on the cover of British Vogue and in a Nivea advertising campaign.
Other campaigns she appeared in included Calvin Klein, Claude Montana, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint-Laurent's Rive Gauche fragrance, as well as Guerlain, Chloé, Revlon, Jacques Fath, Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Chanel and Hervé Léger. Karen has worked with some of the greatest fashion photographers, including Javier Vallhonrat, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Bruce Weber, Helmut Newton, Max Vadukul, Gilles Bensimon, Fabrizio Ferri, Steven Meisel, Irving Penn, Robert Erdmann, and Arthur Elgort.
One of the first issues of Top Model magazine was entirely devoted to Mulder along with an entire issue of Italian Vogue. Her two appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1997 and 1998 and her poses for the Victoria's Secret catalogue increased Mulder's profile.
Called "The Blonde With Class" by Vogue editors, she went on to share catwalks with models such as Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell. At one point in her career she was earning up to Ł10,000 a day. Mulder retired from modeling in 2000.
Afterwards, she tried other career paths. She branched out into acting, making her debut in the French short film A Theft, One Night in 2001. She also pursued a career in music but had limited success. Her first effort at establishing a music career was her cover version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Am What I Am", which appeared on the French music charts for a time in the summer of 2002.
In 1988, at the age of 18, Mulder married French photographer René Bosne. By 1993, her marriage had fallen apart and they divorced. Mulder says her life changed in 1993 when she was shuttling from airport to airport with almost no time at home. She then met real estate developer Jean-Yves Le Fur in the waiting area of a Paris airport. Soon they became engaged.
Le Fur began to manage Mulder's off-the-runway career. In 1995, he collaborated with Hasbro on a Karen Mulder doll, which spurred development of an entire line of dolls modeled on the day's supermodels. Le Fur and Mulder then did an infomercial and video. Mulder's favorite project she worked on was a beauty and fashion CD-ROM, in which she gave makeup, beauty, and exercise tips. In 1995, she bought a château in France and set up a scheme to provide holidays there for underprivileged children.
Depression, breakdown, and suicide attempt
On October 31, 2001, Mulder claimed during a taping of the French channel France 2 show Tout le Monde en Parle (Everyone is Talking About It) hosted by Thierry Ardisson, and with a live audience in the studio, that various people, including top executives at her former agency, Elite, and Prince Albert of Monaco, had tried to rape her. Moreover, Mulder said that her own father had hypnotized her from the age of two and then raped her. The producers of the show deemed her emotionally unstable and did not broadcast the interview. Not only was the show never aired, but the entire recording was erased.
Days later, Mulder repeated her allegations, this time to a weekly magazine in an interview conducted in her Paris apartment. Within hours of the interview, her sister Saskia arrived and took her to Villa Montsouris, a psychiatric hospital specializing in such disorders as depression, anxiety, and delirium, where she stayed for five months. The stay reportedly was paid for by Elite models president Gerald Marie, an old friend of hers and one of the accused. (It came after the BBC caught Marie on hidden camera trying to give a 15-year-old model Ł300 for sex, and bragging Elite Model Look competitors he would sleep with that year.)
On December 11, 2002, after suffering for years from chronic depression, Mulder went into a coma after she overdosed on sleeping pills in an apparent suicide attempt. She left no note. She was rushed to the American Hospital in Neuilly after neighbors found her passed out on the floor of the Paris apartment on exclusive Avenue Montaigne where she was staying with friends. Mulder's parents flew from the Netherlands to be by her side along with former fiancé Jean-Yves Le Fur. Le Fur was reportedly one of the people who found Mulder unconscious after arriving at the apartment after Mulder had not answered several of his telephone calls. She awoke from her coma the next day.
In the summer of 2004, Mulder decided to re-enter the music industry. She worked with Daniel Chenevez of the Niagara group to create the self titled CD Karen Mulder. She gave birth to a daughter, Anna, on October 30, 2006.
On July 1, 2007 she returned to the catwalk at the Dior Autumn/Winter 07/08 Couture Collection in Paris, modelling alongside Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Helena Christensen, Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow and Stella Tennant.
On July 1, 2009, the Daily Mail reported that Mulder was arrested in Paris for threatening to attack her plastic surgeon.
2.^ Hello magazine, December 16, 2002
3.^ a b Hello magazine December 11, 2002
4.^ Modeling And The Tragedy Of Karen Mulder - Karen Mulder - Jezebel
5.^ Karen Mulder Special
6.^ Allen, Peter (2009-07-01). "Troubled supermodel Karen Mulder arrested after 'threatening to attack her plastic surgeon'". Daily Mail.
Troubled supermodel Karen Mulder arrested after 'threatening to attack plastic surgeon' | Mail Online
Karen Mulder Fan Site
Karen Mulder at the Internet Movie Database
Karen Mulder at Fashion Model Directory
Hello magazine, December 16, 2002
EvolutionQuebec.com article in French about Mulder's French tv appearance
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