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Cheese is one of my great weaknesses, I could eat the stuff by the pound.
– Helena Christensen
Denmark is like a secret little place with its own special language.
A beautiful person is someone who stays true to themselves and their spirit; someone who is self-confident and can make you smile.
I’ve taken my knickers off. My friends told me my panty line was visible, so I went without.
I felt like I was in the best photography school in the world – I had Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn teach me.
So many times I’ve wanted to crack up, standing there stiff while seven women are crawling round my toes fixing hems and the designer’s having a freak-out because the denim cuffs are crooked. I’m on the verge of hysteria.
It’s really intimidating to go on the beach in a bikini.
I wasn’t worried about turning 40 at all.
In modelling, there is no point in trying to prove you have a brain, so why even bother? I’d sooner save the energy for something more meaningful.
Harbour Island in the Bahamas is a wonderful little island with beautiful beaches, a great restaurant culture and friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
I had never done any serious acting before, but I decided that it was a chance that I should take.
The more people explore the world, the more they realize in every country there’s a different aesthetic. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
Modelling is a silly, crazy business.
I was born in high heels and I’ve worn them ever since.
When on the set of a film, you have to play natural for entire scenes in a very unnatural environment. You have to express emotions and interact with other actors and also use your voice.
I am very much aware of the visual side of things. I do a lot of photography. I often take Polaroids of things that strike me as visually interesting, just to remember them and perhaps use later.
I’m a fun person. I like cracking jokes and being completely nerdy.
There’ve been times when I’ve bought a whole pound of cheese and walked down the street and eaten it in one go.
I like people who dress quirkly and differently. Like in womenswear, thank god for Helena Bonham Carter!
There will always be a desire for something new, fresh and innovative, as well as a yearning and respect for timeless elegance and beauty.
When you are modelling, you are creating a picture, a still life, perhaps something like a silent film. You convey emotion but you are only using your body.
I still love taking pictures with Polaroid film. For me, it offers the most beautiful way of capturing reality and transferring it onto a flat piece of paper.
I love playing around with vintage fabrics and lace.
I would love to photograph Stephen Hawking. I am just fascinated by science, I really am.
There are particular images that I like. Allegro is composed of a series of still life photographs that has been put to speed. There is so much care that has gone into the composition of the cinematography.
If I have an hour in a city, I go to vintage stores first because it’s so much cooler to find a piece that is unique. I love the thought of some girl having worn it before and living her life in it.