Dutch model, actress, activist, and philanthropist Doutzen Kroes rose to stardom after she became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2008. Likewise, she has been a brand ambassador and spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris for more than 10 years.
She is also one of the top five best-paid models, with an estimated income of more than five million per year since 2008.
Doutzen Kroes Early Life and Education
Doutzen Kroes was born as the daughter of Johan Kroes and Geartsje Leistra on January 23, 1985, in the village of Eastermar, with approximately 1,600 inhabitants, in the province of Friesland, Netherlands, to a Frisian family. Her father was a psychotherapist whereas her mother was a nurse as well as a teacher.
While Doutzen was a child, she aspired to be a professional speed skater. She was brought by her parents along with her sister Rens. During childhood, she used to do skating and cycling.
Doutzen Kroes modeling and acting career
Doutzen Kroes started her modeling career in 2003, in the Netherlands and soon she was sent by her agency to New York where she was cast by lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret. In 2005, she became "Model of The Year" on Vogue.com.
In May 2007, she appeared on the cover of American Vogue as one of the "World's Next Top Models". Likewise, she also featured in the 2008 Pirelli Calendar.
In February 2010, she returned to the catwalk during fashion week for Prada together with fellow Miranda Kerr and Angels Alessandra Ambrosio. Similarly, in 2013, she became the first model in history to appear on the cover of four international editions of Vogue in one month.
The following year, she featured in the new Calvin Klein Reveal Fragrance commercial together with Charlie Hunnam. She has walked in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. She is accepted to be one of the "New Supers" by Models.com.
In 2016, she started working as the spokes-model for Dutch lingerie retailer Hunkemöller. She has also released her own swimwear collection line 'Doutzen's Stories' and appeared in numerous campaigns for the Hunkemoller.
Besides her modeling career, she has also appeared in numerous notable movies. She made her acting career in a 2011 Dutch historical drama film Nova Zembla, which was directed by Reinout Oerlemans.
In 2017, she featured in an American superhero film by director Zack Snyder called Justice League. The co-stars of this movie are Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, and J. K. Simmons. The movie became a hit and made a collection of $657.9 million at the box office against the budget of $300 million.
Doutzen Kroes Net Worth and Salary
The beautiful and talented model Doutzen Kroes earns a handsome amount of money from her professional modeling career. She has been listed as the top five best-paid models with an estimated income of over five million per year since 2008.
In 2014, she became a second earning model after she earned $8 million in a year. She has been brand ambassador and spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris for more than 10 years, which is also a source of her salary.
Likewise, she also earns a huge amount of money from her movie and television appearances. As per some online sources, her net worth of 2018 is an estimated $24 million.
Doutzen Kroes Personal Life
Talking about her personal life, Doutzen dated her boyfriend Sunnery James. After dating for a few months, on 15 July 2010, the couple announced that Kroes' pregnancy with her first child with fiancé Sunnery James. On 7 November 2010, the couple got married in Eastermar.
On 21 January 2011, the couple was blessed with their first child named Phyllon Joy Gorre. In February 2014, she announced her second pregnancy. On 22 March 2014, she gave birth to her baby girl. Both of her children were born in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
She lives a happily married life with her husband and two children and there are no rumors of divorce between the couple.