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.
Helena Christensen - Issue 2
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
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
Christensen was shot by Max Vadukul for Vogue Paris' November cover, wearing a black dress and hat, accented with chunky gold jewellery. . Photo: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
Nick Knight captured Christensen in romantic, flowing black for British Vogue's December 1993 issue, which also featured Steven Meisel. Photo: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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: voguescovers.blogspot.com
Peter Lindbergh's inimitable photography style shone through on the cover of Vogue Italia in 2016, which featured Christensen alongside other models. Photo: voguescovers.blogspot.com
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