Kate Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model who rose to fame in the early 1990s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend. She is known for her waifish figure, and role in size zero fashion. She is also noted for her controversial private life, high-profile relationships, party lifestyle, and drug use. In 2007, TIME magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2012, she came second on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $9.2 million in one year. Aside from modelling, Moss has embarked on numerous ventures, both fashion related and non-fashion related, which include her own clothing line and involvement in musical projects.
Moss was born in Croydon, Greater London to Linda Rosina (Shepherd), a barmaid, and Peter Edward Moss, a travel agent, and grew up in the Addiscombe area of the borough. Kate has a younger brother named Nick and a half-sister named Lottie (Charlotte) and half-brother. Moss's parents divorced when she was 13. She attended Ridgeway Primary School and Riddlesdown Collegiate, formerly known as Riddlesdown High School, in Purley.