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Karen Mulder Victoria's Secret and Swimsuit Model: from triumph to tragedy

Updated on December 14, 2017

A first look at Dutch Fashion Model Karen Mulder

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Karen Mulder's modeling career: 1985-2008

Karen Mulder, a famous Dutch fashion model entered the world on July1, 1970. A native of Vlaardingen, a city near Rotterdam, her upbringing came in the city of Den Haag. Karen is considered to have some of the best lips in the world too. She got her breakthrough moment at 17 years of age when she finished 2nd in the Elite Modeling Agency’s Look of the Year Contest. Mulder is the daughter of a tax inspector and secretary. Success came very quickly for Mulder. During her 2nd year of walking down the runway, she was doing modeling work for famous designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, and Giorgio Armani. When that happens to you, then you are becoming one of the top supermodels in the world. In her 20’s Mulder made an appearance in the British version of Vogue Magazine. She would also appear in an advertising campaign for the beauty and skin care brand Nivea. Mulder’s persistence paid off because in 1992, she signed a contract with major fashion giant Victoria’s Secret. Karen Mulder is one of those celebrities that I fondly remember. I began to develop an interest in fashion shows and would watch programs about Victoria’s Secret in 1999 and 2000. Mulder also made appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for 1997 and 1998. The fall and winter of 2007 and 2008, Mulder would make a brief return to modeling walking down a runway in Paris joining such famous supermodels as Naomi Campbell and Helena Christensen.

Karen Mulder: Personal Life and tragedy

In spite of all the success that she has had in modeling, Mulder has unfortunately experienced personal problems and tragedy. Her romance life did not start out so well. Mulder is also known for being in relationship with Prince Albert of Monaco. It was during her romance with Jean-Yves Le Fur and after that she would be in the spotlight for the wrong reason. Although she and Le Fur broke up, he was the one that helped her out by calling an ambulance after he discovered that she was unresponsive. Mulder had actually tried to commit suicide by overdosing on pain pills. Mulder was living in Paris in 2002 when this happened. She would be in a coma for two days but she would recover. Mulder told the press that she hated to be photographed. Mulder had a sort of identity crisis because she didn’t know who she really was as a person. Even though fans would praise her for being fantastic, Karen Mulder had a very low self-esteem. She reported being worse each day. Mulder says that her job was a distraction and prevented her from being who she really wanted to be. She claims that because of this, she pretended to be someone else. Mulder has suffered from depression for many years. In July 2009, it was reported that Mulder got arrested in Paris because of threatening to attack her plastic surgeon. The details of the incident have never been released and Mulder has had a low profile since that time.

Karen Mulder in a nice dress and on the beach (1996)

Some interesting facts About Karen Mulder



  • Karen has a tulip named after her.
  • Her daughter Anna was born on October 30, 2006.
  • Says her favorite movie is Roman Holiday.
  • In her spare time, Karen enjoys traveling, singing, painting, reading and watching films.
  • Her sister Saskia started an acting career after studying economics.

A look at Karen Mulder: in 2009 and before

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