Gisele Caroline Bündchen (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒiˈzɛli kaɾoˈlini ˈbĩtʃẽj], German pronunciation: [giːzɛlə ˈbʏntçn̩]; born 20 July 1980) is a Brazilian fashion model and occasional film actress and producer. She is the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. In the late 1990s, Bündchen became the first in a wave of Brazilian models to find international success. In 1999, Vogue dubbed her "The Return of the Sexy Model", and she was credited with ending the "heroin chic" era of modeling. Bündchen was one of Victoria's Secret Angels from 2000 until mid-2007. Bündchen pioneered the "horse walk", a stomping movement created when a model picks her knees up high and kicks her feet out in front. Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell have stated that Bündchen is the only true remaining supermodel.
Gisele has also ventured into acting, she had supporting role in Taxi (2004) which she was nominated at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Breakout Performance and for Choice Movie Bad Guy. Gisele also had a supporting role in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The O.C. (2006) and from 2010-2011 was the executive producer of Gisele & the Green Team. Bündchen also started her own flip-flop line "Ipanema Gisele Bündchen" and has acquired real estate in New York, Los Angeles, and São Paulo. Gisele supports many charities including Save the Children and Red Cross as well as dedicating part of her time to environmental causes.
Since 2004, she has been the highest-paid model in the world, and is the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment industry (as of 2007). In 2012 she placed first on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $45 million in one year. From 2000 to 2005, Bündchen was in a much-publicized relationship with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio. She married New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2009.