Models With the Most Vogue Magazine Covers

These faces are the most familiar to longtime Vogue readers

Vogue magazine began as a weekly newspaper in 1892, and appearing in the publication grew to become a career goal for many fashion models. When Anna Wintour became editor-in-chief in 1988, she worked to bring a younger audience to the magazine.

Here are the models who have racked up the most Vogue covers. 

Lauren Hutton: 26 Covers

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American supermodel Lauren Hutton first appeared on the cover of Vogue in the 1960s and has since amassed a whopping 26 covers. Hutton was one of the most sought-after and highest-paid supermodels in the world during the peak of her career. She was well known for the small gap between her front teeth that set her apart from other models. Hutton went on to have a successful modeling and cosmetics career as well, defying stereotypes about youth and beauty when she appeared in a Calvin Klein underwear ad in 2017—at age 73.

Karen Graham: 20 Covers

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Tied for second with the most Vogue magazine covers is supermodel Karen Graham. She was born in 1945 in Mississippi and began modeling in 1969 after a fateful meeting with modeling agency owner Eileen Ford. Her first Vogue cover was in 1970, and by 1975 she had covered it 20 times. From 1970 to 1985, Graham had a lucrative contract with ​Estee Lauder. Not only was Graham a successful model until her retirement from the industry in 1985, she owned and operated a successful fly-fishing business.​

Jean Shrimpton: 20 Covers

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Born in England in 1942, Jean Shrimpton began modeling in 1960. She was included in Time magazine’s Top 100 influential fashion icons of all time and has covered Vogue 20 times. Fun fact: Shrimpton is credited as being partly responsible for the launch of the miniskirt, which took the fashion world by storm. It all started in 1965 at an appearance in Melbourne when she wore a dress that ended above her knee. 

Cindy Crawford: 18 Covers

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Forbes magazine in 1995 reported that Cindy Crawford was the world’s highest-paid model. Crawford began modeling in her sophomore year of high school, and her status as a modeling icon and international celebrity steadily rose in the 1990s. Her career has included contracts with ​​Pepsi, Maybelline, and Clairol, as well as 18 Vogue covers. One of the few men ever featured on the cover of Vogue is actor Richard Gere, who appeared alongside Crawford, his then-wife, on the cover in 1992. 

Claudia Schiffer: 16 Covers

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Since beginning in the early 1990s, German supermodel Claudia Schiffer’s modeling career has been nothing but impressive, including her 16 Vogue covers. Schiffer was handpicked by Karl Lagerfeld to be the face of Chanel, and she has had numerous contracts with other luxury fashion brands. At 5 feet 11 inches tall, Schiffer was a catwalk regular for most of her career. She also became actively involved in charity work with UNICEF.

Amber Valletta: 16 Covers

Like Claudia Schiffer, Phoenix native Amber Valletta has graced the cover of Vogue 16 times. Valletta's first cover appearance came when she was just 18 years old. She had some success with an acting career and later spoke out about her struggles with addiction. 

Gisele Bundchen: 11 Covers

She's best known to sports fans as the wife of Super Bowl–winning quarterback Tom Brady, but Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen has had quite a career of her own. One of the original Victoria's Secret Angels, Bundchen ushered in a new style of healthy-looking, curvaceous models. She's been listed among the world's most powerful women by Forbes magazine and at the height of her career was one of the highest-paid models in the world.