Elin Nordegren Photos
A Very Attractive Woman
December 26, 2006
Elin Nordegren skyrocketed to fame after meeting and becoming engaged to golf superstar, Tiger Woods. Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren was born in Stockholm, Sweden on January 1, 1980 to Thomas and Barbro Holmberg Nordegren.
Her father, Thomas Nordegren is a radio journalist who once served as bureau chief for the Swedish Broadcasting media in Washington, D.C.
Her mother, Barbro Holmberg served in the Swedish Parliament as a member of the Social Democratic Party. From 2003 to the fall of the Social Democratic government in 2006, she served as minister of migration and asylum. Barbro Holmberg has been married twice and her marriage to Thomas Nordegren produced Elin, her twin sister Josefin and brother Axel.
Was a Bikini Model and Nanny Before She met Tiger
Elin and her twin sister Josefin worked as bikini models and as nannies for Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik. Parnevik introduced the two girls to Tiger Woods when both were playing at the British Open in 2001.
Tiger and Elin hit it off and began dating. News of their dating relationship became public in 2002 and this resulted in Elin quickly advancing from a little known, but successful, model to a modeling superstar overnight.
It also brought problems as some tabloids attempted to pass off nude photos of look-alike models as Elin. Tiger immediately jumped to her defense and threatened a lawsuit.
Tiger proposed to Elin in December 2003 in South Africa after playing in the President's Cup tournament in that country. Tiger and Elin were married on October 5, 2004 by the 19th hole of the Sandy Lane Golf Resort in Barbados.
Tiger kept the wedding a private affair for family and close friends (many of them celebrates) by reserving all of the helicopters owned by the island's only helicopter charger service and reserving all of the rooms at the hotel. The price tag for the ceremony alone was reportedly $1.5 million and was probably worth it as the couple did succeed in keeping their wedding private.
There is no question that Elin is a very attractive woman which with her celebrity status alone as Tiger Wood's wife would ensure that she would be frequently photographed. Add to this the fact that she is also a former bikini model and you find her pictures all over the web. A Google Image search of her name alone yielded 303 hits in less than a second.
Nude Photo Incident and Subsequent Lawsuit
(NOTE: This text module was added to the original 2006 article, on December 20, 2008)
Just before the 2006 Ryder Cup Golf Tournament an Irish magazine, the Dubliner, published what they claimed were nude photos of her from her modeling days.
The Ryder Cup is a biannual event between American and European golf teams and Elin's husband, Tiger Woods, was playing on the American team.
While many aspiring models attempt jump start their careers by modeling in the nude, Elin Nordegren had never been known to do this.
However, enough other models and movie celebrities had done such modeling in their distant pasts that it was easy to believe that the photos were real.
The fact that she was the beautiful wife of the world's top golf star made the photos an instant hit on the online and offline tabloid circuit as the photos were quickly given wide exposure on the Internet.
Both Elin and her husband, Tiger, denied that the photos were of her and Elin went a step further by filing a lawsuit against the magazine in an Irish court.
The photos were proved to be fake, as close inspection showed that the magazine had taken nude photos of sometime Playboy model Kim Hiott, superimposed Ms Nordegren's head in place of that of Ms Hiott and published them as photos of Ms Nordegren posing nude.
In December of 2007 the magazine admitted that the photos were fake and agreed to a large financial settlement which Ms Nordegren donated to charity.
Even though the photos have been proven to be fake, and the magazine which originally published them both admitted this in court and agreed to compensate Ms Nordegren financially for attempting to damage her reputation, they apparently still lurk in the dark recesses of the Internet as evidenced by the periodic surge of spam emails claiming to contain the photos.
For those seeking more information on this attack on Ms Nordegren's reputation below are links to two sites dealing with the lawsuit and the story of the faked photos. Additional articles can be found by doing a Google Search using the words "Elin Nordegren lawsuit", "Elin Nordegren 2006 Ryder Cup photos" or similar word combinations.
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