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Kate Moss Turns 40! What You Never Knew About This Famous Supermodel

It’s hard to believe that the petite snaggletooth girl from Croydon, who changed the face of fashion and has been at the top of her game for 25 years, is in fact approaching a milestone birthday.

Kate Moss, Britain’s best-known supermodel, will hit the big 4-0 on January 16. A candid new documentary called Looking for Kate will air on French TV channel Paris Premiere to celebrate her life, her loves, and her fashion know-how. Kate, of course, won’t be participating. Moss is famous for the phrase “never complain, never explain,” as she so rarely does interviews. She loathes Twitter and has only voiced a handful of adverts; her enigma is part of her charm. The star who has survived in the fickle world of fashion has perhaps done so by simply never giving us enough of her. In an industry populated for those who cannot breathe without telling the world about it, Mossy’s silence has been her most defining quality. She leaves us wanting more.

A savvy business woman, she earned a tasty £11 million last year and in December, she was honored at the British Fashion Awards with special recognition for her 25 years as a style icon. However, 2014 will not just be about modeling for Kate. She will add fashion editor at Vogue to her CV (the first model ever to do so — having graced their cover 33 times) and design another line at Topshop for her friend and boss Philip Green…

Kate is the epitome of cool. Whether she is dating Johnny Depp, appearing in White Stripes videos, being painted by Lucian Freud, creating a fashion line, modeling for Versace, or simply partying with her mates — Kate looks like she is having a blast. Maybe that is why she has been so successful. She is the girl we all want to be. Kate, happy 40th. Take it from me, it’s a breeze. And trust me, looking as fabulous as you do — it will be!

  • She was "discovered" in an airport… 1 of 12
    kate early days

    Kate was famously discovered at JFK airport by model agency owner Sarah Doukas. Her first shoot was taken by photographer Corinne Day) for The Face magazine in a shoot called "The 3rd Summer of Love."  The photo above is from that collection... The snaggletoothed, 5' 8" model was seen as unusual in an era of amazonian supermodels... She ushered in the "grunge" movement and was catapulted to the stardom... 

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  • Johnny Depp surprised her… 2 of 12
    kate and johnny

    Kate dated Johnny Depp between 1994 and 1998. She revealed that Johnny Depp once hid a gift for her down in the back of his jeans! It was a diamond necklace... He also threw a surprise 21st birthday party for her in January 1995 at his L.A. club, The Viper Room. 

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  • Kate’s mum Linda… 3 of 12
    Kate Moss takes mom Linda to lunch at Cipriani's then onto a shopping trip in London's famous Burlington Arcade

    Kate's parents divorced when she was 13. Her dad Peter went on to re-marry and Kate has two half-siblings. She and her brother Nick are close to their mom Linda. Linda is her daughter's biggest supporter, and the two are often photographed together. 

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  • Kate’s oldest mate needed her support… 4 of 12
    kate and john

    Kate met designer John Galliano in her early modeling days, and the two have remained friends ever since. She asked her old friend to design her wedding dress, which was seen as a sign of her massive support of him during the controversy that swirled around him. When he designed her dress, he had just left rehab following his suspension from Dior for having made anti-Semitic comments in a Parisian bar. 

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  • Kate’s set to join Vogue.. 5 of 12
    Kate Moss at launch party for her new book 'The Kate Moss Book' in London

    Kate, having graced the cover of British Vogue 33 times since her debut in March 1993, is to join Vogue as a contributing fashion editor. Her first story is to be printed in an upcoming spring issue. With her fashion knowledge and having worked with the world's leading photographers and stylists, there's no doubt Kate will be right at home. 

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  • Kate’s a godmother… 6 of 12
    kate and sadie

    The godmother of Kate's daughter, Lila Grace, is actress/designer Sadie Frost, the ex-wife of movie star Jude law. Sadie made Kate godmother of her daughter Iris, who was born in 2000. The women were pregnant at the same time: Sadie had son Rudy in September 2002 and Kate had Lila Grace the same month. 

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  • Kate loves Halloween… 7 of 12
    Kate Moss and husband Jamie Hince get dressed up in sugar skull themed costumes for Jonathan Ross' Halloween party in London

    Kate and husband Jamie Hince have attended UK TV presenter Jonathan Ross' Halloween party for the last few years. Last year she showed up in a Mexican Day of the Dead ensemble, and the year before she was Morticia, from The Addam's Family.

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  • Kate’s exes 8 of 12
    Kate Moss and Pete Doherty - together again?!

    Kate's exes include: actor Johnny Depp, Evan Dando from The Lemonheads, Antony Langdon from band Spacehog, Pete Doherty (pictured above), Bond actor Daniel Craig, and model-turned-photographer Mario Sorrenti. Father of her daughter Lila Grace is publisher Jefferson Hack, who she was with for three years. 

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  • Kate’s friendship with Stella… 9 of 12
    Fashion icons Kate Moss and Stella McCartney  take a break from fashion week to go shopping together at the Colette store in Paris

    Kate modeled for Stella McCartney's graduate show at St. Martins in London and walked to a song, "Stella May Day," written by McCartney's father specifically for it. Then when McCartney began to design for Chloe, Kate was there for her again. She modeled for Chloe's Spring/Summer 1998 show in September 1997 in Paris.  

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  • Kate lives… 10 of 12
    Kate Moss and boyfriend Jamie Hince are due to move in to this £8m house in North London

    Kate lives in Highgate in London in the house above that was rumored to have cost £8 million. Previously Kate lived in St. Johns Wood in north London. 

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  • Kate’s other home… 11 of 12
    Supermodel Kate Moss with her husband Jamie Hince and daughter Lila Grace are seen out on a sunny day's walk near their home in North London

    Kate Moss escapes London by heading to her weekend retreat: a quaint 10-bedroom house in the Oxfordshire Cotswold village of Little Faringdon. She frequently goes to the local pub, The Swan, where she celebrated the eve of her nuptials. It was here at her Cotswold home that she staged her 3-day wedding celebration known as "Mossstock."

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  • Kate turning 40? No problem… 12 of 12
    kate moss playboy

    Not one to let turning 40 get her her down, Kate instead chose to celebrate by posing for Playboy. She is the cover girl for Playboy's big January/February 2014 double issue. In honor of the magazine's 60th anniversary, Kate poses for what the mag calls an "unprecedented" 18-page spread, shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. How's that for turning 40, eh?

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Long may Queen Kate rock!

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