Helena Christensen in Vogue: See the supermodel's 18 Vogue covers throughout the decades

By Clara Strunck
Vogue UK June 1995 by Neil Kirk


The Danish model is a regular Vogue cover star

Winning the Miss Universe Denmark crown in 1986 at the age of 17, Helena Christensen might not have imagined she would go on to appear many a time on the cover of the world's most revered fashion magazine.


Now as she graces the cover of Vogue Scandinavia's October/November 2021 issue, we've rounded up all 18 of her Vogue appearances, shot by world-renowned photographers including Peter Lindbergh, Ellen von Unwerth and Herb Ritts, to name a few.

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As one of the original ‘supers’ alongside the likes of Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, Christensen became a household name in 1990s, gracing Vogue covers across the world, from Paris to Brazil.

All of Helena Christensen's Vogue covers

Vogue UK March 1990 by Peter Lindbergh

Christensen's first Vogue cover was shot by the iconic fashion photographer Peter Lindberg, for British Vogue in March 1990, with a fresh-faced Christensen standing on the sand beside a white stallion in the Californian desert. Photo:

Vogue UK August 1990 by Sante D'Orazio

Photographed by Sante D’Orazio and styled by Harriett Jagger, Christensen appeared on the cover of British Vogue yet again that year in August, wearing a micro mini. Photo:

Vogue Paris November 1992

Christensen was shot by Max Vadukul for Vogue Paris' November cover, wearing a black dress and hat, accented with chunky gold jewellery. . Photo:

Vogue UK November 1992 by Max Vadukul

In the same month, Christensen appeared on British Vogue's November cover, also shot by Max Vadukul, for which she wore low-cut sequins, celebrating the joy of dressing up. A 12-page black and white photoshoot accompanied the cover. Photo:

Vogue US January 1993 by Pierre Scherman

Christensen was just one of the models on the cover of US Vogue's January 1993 issue, which celebrated fashion's new found freedom. Photo:

Vogue US April 1993 by Herb Ritts

Legendary photographer Herb Ritts shot Christensen wearing an all-American outfit of white denim shorts and a striped tee alongside her fellow supermodels for US Vogue's April 1993 issue. Photo:

Vogue Brazil 1993

Christensen was also featured on one of Vogue Brazil's covers in 1993, which was shot in a similar way to her earlier US Vogue cover. Photo:

Vogue UK December 1993 by Nick Knight

Nick Knight captured Christensen in romantic, flowing black for British Vogue's December 1993 issue, which also featured Steven Meisel. Photo:

Vogue UK June 1994 by Fabrizio Ferri

Christensen was joined by fellow model Tatjana Patitz for the cover of British Vogue in June 1994, for which both wore electric blue and were shot by Fabrizio Ferri. Photo:

Vogue UK June 1995 by Neil Kirk

Neil Kirk captured Christensen for British Vogue in June 1995, picturing the model with slicked back hair and wearing a classically Nineties monochrome pencil dress. Photo:

Vogue Germany July 1995

Vogue Germany celebrated the glamour of supermodels in all their glory for its July 1995 issue, which featured Christensen alongside other stars such as Kate Moss and Carla Bruni. Photo:

Vogue UK July 1997 by Raymond Meier

In her first swimsuit cover for British Vogue, Christensen was shot by Raymond Meier in a minimalist black bikini to promote a feature on summer chic. Photo:

Vogue Spain December 2002 by Ellen von Unwerth

It was full fantasy festival vibes for Christensen's Vogue Spain cover in 2002, for which she sported an enormous feathered headdress to be shot by renowned photographer Ellen von Unwerth. Photo:

Vogue Germany October 2004 by Mark Abrahams

Simplicity was the name of the game for Vogue Germany's October 2004 25th anniversary cover, shot by Mark Abrahams and featuring a nude Christensen, wearing nothing but a large, medallion necklace. Photo:

Vogue Spain September 2011 by Tom Munro

Christensen was reunited with her supers once more for the September issue of Vogue Spain in 2011, shot by Tom Munro. Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova joined Christensen for the shoot, for which they wore black dresses and matching boots. Photo:

Vogue Portugal September 2016 by An Le

Christensen went for a more daring look on the cover of Vogue Portugal in September 2016, shot by An Le, with nothing but a monochrome scarf to cover her modesty. Photo:

Vogue Italia October 2016 by Peter Lindbergh

Peter Lindbergh's inimitable photography style shone through on the cover of Vogue Italia in 2016, which featured Christensen alongside other models. Photo:

Vogue Scandinavia October 2021

Christensen graced the cover of Vogue Scandinavia in October 2021, photographed outside her beach house, a full 31 years after she first appeared on the cover of a Vogue magazine. Photo: Vogue Scandinavia