Michaela Bercu
Michaela Bercu
Michaela Bercu is a Israeli model and actress, having also Romanian nationality. She is represented in her modeling and acting by Elite Model Management. Michaela Bercu appeared in the American film Bram Stoker's Dracula as one of sensual Dracula's brides, co-starring Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves and Monica Bellucci. Michaela Bercu is born in Tel Aviv as only daughter of Jewish parents originating from Bucharest and Timişoara, Romania. She knows six languages, among them Romanian and Hungarian.
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Israelis in Vogue
Forward - over 4 years
The September 2012 issue of Vogue marks the 120th anniversary of the publication. To celebrate, Editor in Chief Anna Wintour reflected on some of her favorite covers and offered insight into how they came together. One of those highlights was her very first cover as editor, in November 1988, which featured an Israeli model named Michaela Bercu. The image was positively revolutionary compared to previous Vogue covers: Bercu was photographed casually on the street, her natural waves loose and unstyled, her smile wide and infectious. Nothing about her evoked the heavy makeup or choreographed studio scenes of the era. She was the first model in Vogue’s history to wear jeans on a cover, and she sported a bejeweled Christian Lacroix jacket that showed a little bit of belly (“she had been on vacation back home in Israel and had gained a little weight,” Wintour explained). Although the high/low mix is now a staple in fashion, Bercu’s outfit was, like the rest of her look, ahead of its time. ...
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The Face; Dangerous Beauty
NYTimes - almost 11 years
That Sarah Bernhardt, the most fashionable global celebrity of the 19th century, was born Jewish, gave rise, in fin-de-siècle France, to much hand-wringing and soul-searching and deep ambivalence. Splendid relics from the great tragedienne's career, alongside evidence of the public fascination with -- and hostility toward -- her larger-than-life
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EGOS & IDS; Changes at Ford Model Agency
NYTimes - almost 24 years
NAME: Katie Ford. IDENTITY: One of three newly appointed co-presidents of Ford Models, above right. She is 37. The other co-presidents are Joseph Hunter, above left, and Marion Smith, center. PARENTS: Eileen and Jerry Ford, who will remain as co-chairmen. HUSBAND: Andre Balazs, co-owner of the still -under-construction Mercer Hotel. FORD MODELS:
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Review/Film; Coppola's Dizzying Vision Of Dracula
NYTimes - over 24 years
LITTLE did you suspect that the world has been dying for yet another film variation on "Dracula," Bram Stoker's classic of 19th-century gothic fiction. Yet Francis Ford Coppola's new extravaganza, suitably titled "Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' " to separate it from all others, is such a dizzy tour of movie-making forces that it comes close to
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EGOS & IDS; Such A Lovely Neck For the Role
NYTimes - over 24 years
NAME: Michaela Bercu. IDENTITY: 22-year-old Israeli-born model. HOME: Upper East Side. CURRENT ACTIVITY: One of the three brides of the vampire in Francis Ford Coppola's film of "Dracula" by Bram Stoker. Q. I've seen you only as a blonde. Did you just dye your hair brunet? A. Yes. I have it only for three weeks. Q. Why did you do it? A. The truth
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THE ULTIMATE MARKETPLACE; The Models and the Glamour Trade
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: THE SEARCH FOR ''THE look,'' the magic that will make lipsticks jump into pocketbooks and magazines walk off newsstands, is endless and truly global. Start with the lips. Lips are big right now. Today's hot models - Cordulla, Christy, Michaela, Naomi - all have full, seductive lips. It used to be the eyes that did the selling, but now the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michaela Bercu
    THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 31
    Bercu also appeared in the American film Bram Stoker's Dracula as one of sensual Dracula's brides, co-starring Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves and Monica Bellucci. She briefly retired from modeling in the mid-1990s after marrying but returned in 1999 modeling plus sized clothing.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 22
    She was also featured in the 1990 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
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  • 1988
    Age 20
    Bercu appeared on the November 1988 cover of American Vogue wearing wore a bejeweled Christian Lacroix T-shirt and a pair of faded jeans; the shot was done outdoors in natural light.
    More Details Hide Details It was Anna Wintour's first cover since taking over as the magazine's editor-in-chief, and was seen as signaling a break from the more formal and posed cover images favored by her predecessor, Grace Mirabella. It was also the first time a model on the cover of Vogue was shown wearing jeans. Bercu was also the first Israeli woman to be featured on the cover of an American Vogue.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on March 31, 1967.
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