Bianca Balti Photoshoot for Dolce & Gabbana in Naples
Born in the small Italian village of Lombardy, Bianca Balti was 20 years old when she was discovered in a supermarket. One month later, she was introduced to the fashion world in a Dolce & Gabbana campaign. Her luscious pout and big blue eyes quickly enchanted major designers and in 2005 she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Today, Bianca is the muse for the Karléidoscope fragrance and has been a spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris since 2011, representing Voluminous Butterfly, Colour Riche Lip Colour, Féria Wild Ombré and Elnett.
After taking a break to give birth to her daughter Matilde, Bianca followed in Angelina Jolie’s footsteps to become the new face of St. John. In 2008, she broke into acting with her first role in Go Go Tales by Abel Ferrara, which led to her first appearance walking the Festival de Cannes red carpet.
Bianca began collaborating with Karl Lagerfeld in 2005 and he photographed her for the Pirelli 2011 calendar. The Italian beauty is Lagerfeld’s muse and walks in every runway show for Chanel.
Bianca is a representative in Italy for SOS Children’s Villages, an organization that helps children in need. Last June she opened a centre in Mantova that provides children in crisis situations with shelter, food, health care and education.