Karen Mulder is former Dutch model and singer. In the 90s she had a highly successful modeling career and was seen by some of the media as a supermodel. However, in 2002 she had a breakdown and suicide attempts and this she will be remembered for.
She was signed with Elite Paris, Elite Milan and Aline Souliers New York.
Karen Mulder was born in 1970 and in 1985 she went on a camping trip with her family to the south of France. It was here that she saw an elite Model Management ‘Look of the Year’ contest. A friend that had some photographs sent them to Elite without her knowledge. In Amsterdam she won the preliminary contest and was second in the finals.
She went on to model for Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Lanvin, Versace, Giorgio Armani and Christian Lacroix.
She was on the cover of Vogue and in 1991 she got a contract with Guess.
She was on the cover of British Vogue and appeared in an ad campaign for Nivea.
In 1992, Karen Mulder signed a contract with Victoria’s Secret. In 1993, Karen Mulder was on the cover for Vogue in January and March.
Other campaigns that Karen Mulder appeared in include Claude Montana, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Yves Saint Laurent’s Rive Gauche fragrance as well as Chloe, Jacques Fath, Guerlain, Revlon, Gianni Versace, Gianfranco Ferre, Herve Leger and Chanel. She has also worked with some of the best photographer sin the business including Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh just to name a few.
Karen Mulder was in one of the first issues of Top Model and the magazine was almost entirely devoted to her with an issue of Vogue Italia.
In 1997 and 1998 she had two appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
In 2000, Karen Mulder retired form modeling.
After her career in modeling, she tried other careers. She went into acting and made her debut in a French short film called A Theft, One Night in 2001. She also tried to go into the music business, but she had little success in this field.
However, in 2004 Karen Mulder tried again in the music world. Karen Mulder worked with Daniel Chenevez the Niagara group and created a self-titled CD: Karen Mulder.
In 2006, Karen Mulder gave birth to her daughter on the 30th of October and named her Anna.
In 2007 though, Karen Mulder made a return to the catwalk for the Dior autumn/winter couture collection in Paris. She walked with Stella Tennant, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Shalom Harlow and Amber Valletta.
In 2009, though the Daily Mail said that she was arrested in Paris after she threatened to attack her plastic surgeon. The details that created the threat were never reported and since then she has kept a low profile.