Emily Sandberg was born on the 26 May, 1981 in Rochester, Minnesota. She currently runs the popular site supermodelcentral.com, and is a former model and actress herself. She now lives in LA with her and son and husband.
As a young girl, Sandberg was a keen actress and took part in many regional productions of plays such as The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream. It was her mother and grandparents that encouraged her to start modelling locally, which she took up and enjoyed. Primarily she signed with Kari Larson at Agency Models in her home state, but soon realised there was more money to be made elsewhere.
Eventually she moved to New York to pursue a more successful career, and ended up getting a lot of modelling jobs after signing up with different modelling agencies.
While in New York she walked the runway for many major names. During her time as a model she has made the cover of Vogue magazine over five times, she has also been on the cover of Elle and Harper's Bazaar. She has been the face of Fendi, Versace, Clinique, DKNY and Escada, plus many more. She has also had the opportunity to work with some of the top photographers in the industry such as Steven Meisel and Peter Lindbergh.
She claims the life of modelling has changed her into the person that she is today. As not only did she become successful in a short space of time, but had to deal with leaving home at a young age, which made her grow up very fast. She is a big fan of Christian LaCroix, who captures her imagination, but she also likes Marc Jacobs and Lanvin for elegance and everyday wear.
In terms of her fashion, Sandberg has been described as androgynous, as she can often be seen sporting men's clothes or baggy jumpers with big boots. However, the majority of her outfits contain a lot of accessories like big necklaces or earrings.
Looking back she wishes that she had hired people to help her through this time in her life, such as nutritionists and lawyers, to give her advice as and when she needed it. She would have also reached out to other models who were already well established in order to know what to expect leading a life as a full-time model.
When she no longer modelled, Sandberg took up acting again, and got a role in the film Desperate, and also appeared in The Devil Wears Prada.
She is now a very well established blogger and writes about her life in the past as a supermodel and her life now. This includes her day to day activities, her acting career and her home life with her family. She has had a very varied life, always looking to try new things. In the past, she has had a go a mime, been a lifeguard and also a minister.