Karen Mulder (June 1, 1970) is a former Dutch model and singer. During the 90s, she had a successful modeling career and was recognized as a world-class “top model” by various media. In his native Netherlands, Mulder is well remembered for his public breakup and subsequent suicide attempt. Karen Mulder Biography Age, Height and Movies
He was born in 1970 and raised in The Hague and Voorburg. Her father, Ben, is a tax inspector and her mother, Marijke, is a secretary. Karen has a younger sister, Saskia, who became an actress after a season studying economics. In 1985, his family went on a camping trip to the south of France. Karen saw in a newspaper the advertisement for an Elite modeling agency contest “Look of the Year”. A friend took some pictures he had of her and sent them to Elite without Karen’s knowledge. He won the preliminary competition in Amsterdam, and went to the final of the contest, finishing second. She soon moved to Paris for her first modeling session.
She then dropped out of high school to travel to Italy with her mother for
an official photoshoot, and then to Paris to the model school, Elite, where she took over her career.
In his second year on the catwalk, he was already modeling for Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Versace, and Giorgio Armani.
She was featured on the cover of Vogue and before long, he landed a contract for the Guess in 1991, when he was 21 years old. He soon appeared on the cover of British Vogue and in a Nivea ad campaign.
She also appeared in other campaigns including Calvin Klein, Claude Montana, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint-Laurent Rive Gauche perfume, 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, Vadukul Max, Gilles Bensimon, Fabrizio Ferri, Steven Meisel, Irving Penn, Robert Erdmann and Elgort Arthur .
One of the first issues of Top Model magazine was entirely devoted to Mulder along with a whole issue of Vogue Italia.
Her two Sports Illustrated appearances, Swimsuit Issue in 1997 and 1998, and her poses for the Victoria Secret catalog showed Karen’s highest profile.
Named “The Classy Blonde” by Vogue editors, she went on to share catwalks
with models like Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Valeria Mazza and Naomi Campbell. At that point in her career she was earning up to £ 10,000 a day. Karen Mulder retired from modeling in 2000.
Afterward, he tried to have other careers. She tried acting, making her debut in the French short film “A Theft, One Night” in 2001. She also started her career in music, but had limited success.
His first attempt to establish a musical career was his 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. In 1993, their marriage had collapsed and they divorced.
Mulder says his life changed in 1993 when he came and went from airport to airport, with very little time at home. During that stage of his life, he met a real estate developer, Jean-Yves Le Fur, in the waiting area of a Paris airport. They soon got engaged.
Le Fur began driving Karen’s career off the catwalk. In 1995, she collaborated with Hasbro on a Karen Mulder doll, spurring the
development of a whole line of dolls inspired by supermodels of the moment. Le Fur and Mulder made an info-commercial and a video.
Mulder’s favorite project was a beauty CD-ROM on which she gave makeup, exercise and beauty advice. In 1995, he buys a castle in France and establishes a plan to provide vacations there for disadvantaged children.
Breakup, and Suicide attempt
On October 31, 2001, Mulder stated during the recording of the French channel France “Tout le Monde en Parle” (Everyone is talking about it),
organized by Thierry Ardisson, and with an audience present live in the
studio, that several people, including top executives at her former agency, Elite Model Management, and Prince Albert of Monaco, had tried to rape her. Furthermore, Karen said that her own father had hypnotized her from the age of two years and then raped her.
The producers of the sample considered their emotional instability and did not broadcast the interview. Not only was the show never aired, but the entire recording was also deleted.
Days later, Mulder repeated his accusations, this time for a weekly magazine in an interview conducted in his Paris apartment.
A few hours after the interview, her sister Saskia arrived and took her to
Villa Montsouris, a psychiatric hospital specializing in disorders such as depression, anxiety, and delirium, where she remained for five months.
The stay was allegedly paid for by the president of Elite Models, Gerald Marie, an old friend of his and one of the accused.
(which came after the BBC caught Marie on a hidden camera trying to give
a 15-year-old model £ 300 per sex, and bragging about Elite Model Look to sleep with competitors that year.)
On December 11, 2002, after suffering from years of chronic depression,
Mulder went into a coma after an overdose of sleeping pills in an apparent suicide attempt. She did not leave a note.
She was rushed to the American Hospital in Neuilly when neighbors found her unconscious on the floor of the Paris apartment on exclusive Montaigne Avenue, where she was staying with her friends.
Mulder’s parents traveled from the Netherlands to be by his side along with ex-boyfriend Jean-Yves Le Fur.
Le Fur was allegedly one of the people who found Mulder unconscious on
arrival at the apartment after she did not answer several phone calls. He woke up from the coma the next day.
A Theft, One Night