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90s supermodel Tatjana Patitz dies at 56

She has worked with Jean-Paul Gaultier and Chanel and has acted in four films and television series.

She has worked with Jean-Paul Gaultier and Chanel and has acted in four films and television series.

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90s supermodel Tatjana Patitz has died at the age of 56. She was one of the famous six top models, including Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. The unsmiling beauty with blue eyes was called a symbol of European chic.

Tatiana Patitz remained in excellent shape until the last days, continued to walk the catwalk and pose for leading glossy magazines. She forever entered her name in the history of fashion. Her death came as a shock to everyone.

Tatyana was born in Hamburg to an Estonian and a German family. Later, she and her family moved to Stockholm, where an agent noticed her in one of the supermarkets and offered her a contract. Thus began Patitz’s career. “She was much less noticeable than her peers, but more mysterious, more mature, more inaccessible. This had its own appeal,” the American Vogue editor shared her impressions of Patitz.

She has worked with Jean-Paul Gaultier and Chanel and has appeared in four films and television series. “I have never sold my soul. I don’t want to do anything for the sake of fame, money, glamor or something like that …” – the Estonian-German beauty admitted in an interview.

Tatiana Patitz remained in excellent shape until the last days

Tatiana Patitz remained in excellent shape until the last days

A photo: EAST NEWS

In the 2000s, Tatyana lived with a certain marketing director, from whom gave birth to son John in 2004. They lived in Malibu. The model has repeatedly said that the child has become her main source of happiness: “My son is my source of happiness in life. I would like to send into the world a sensitive person with a big heart. Jonah must always be confident in himself in order to remain himself, to embody and express his own attitude and opinions … “.

Patitz was an avid horsewoman. She loved horses. She learned to ride at the age of seven. About her love for horses, she said: “I have been riding since childhood. For me, this means freedom, connection and dedication. Horses turn stress and anxiety for me. They are sincere and spiritual. They make me happy and relaxed, especially if I feel pressure or stress. Trust me, there is no better way to see the world than on horseback.“.

Patitz was a vegetarian. She shared her philosophy of aging in the beauty, fashion and entertainment industry: “I’m proud of my wrinkles. Getting old is great. You become wiser and more mature. Beauty means to be a good person, it’s not only appearance, but everything that makes up a person.”

In her 50s, Patitz looked much the same as she did back in 1990, when photographer Peter Lindbergh shot her for the cover of Vogue.

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