July 21, 1991 (32)
Sara Sampaio is an internationally recognized Portuguese model and actress. Sampaio has walked the runway for some of the most prestigious fashion houses, such as Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, and Tommy Hilfiger. She was also a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2015 to 2018, one of the few models to achieve this esteemed title. A noteworthy highlight of her career came in 2014 when she became the first Portuguese model to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, a major achievement that considerably raised her profile in the fashion industry.
Stepping into the world of acting, Sara Sampaio made her first significant screen appearance in 2017 when she had a cameo role in The Clapper, a comedy film directed by Dito Montiel. A few years later, she expanded her portfolio by featuring in the American TV series, Billions. While these roles allowed her to stretch her artistic talents, it was her modeling career that catapulted her to international fame.
Sampaio’s collaborations with other celebrities and influential figures have been central to her successful career. Designers like Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, Jeremy Scott of Moschino, and Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel have all chosen her to be a part of their collections, recognizing her unique talent. Moreover, she shared the screen with Amanda Seyfried and Tracy Morgan in The Clapper, enhancing her exposure to the acting world. Beyond fashion and film, Sara has also collaborated with prominent photographers like Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, renowned for their work in high-fashion photography. Collaborations with these significant individuals have allowed her to refine her craft, broadening her appeal and further establishing her presence in the world of fashion and entertainment.
Throughout her career, Sara Sampaio has been acknowledged for her work with various distinctions. In 2013, she received the Best Female Model award at the Portuguese Golden Globes, a testament to her rising prominence in the modeling industry. Sara’s 2014 appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue earned her the title of ‘Rookie of the Year’. However, the pinnacle of her success was becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2015, an honor bestowed upon only a select few models worldwide.