The Most Iconic Music Videos Starring Models 

The Most Iconic Music Videos Starring Models 

The Most Iconic Music Videos Starring Models 

From Kate Moss, and Linda Evangelista, to Chanel Iman, and Gigi Hadid, we’ve rounded up the best "model moments" in music videos. 

From Kate Moss, and Linda Evangelista, to Chanel Iman, and Gigi Hadid, we’ve rounded up the best "model moments" in music videos. 

Text: Paul Madley

We love it when fashion and music collide, that’s why we’ve rounded up the best model moments from music videos. Over the years we’ve seen top supermodels bag cameos in videos for small indie bands and major musicians. Taylor Swift recruited Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid for her “Bad Blood” army. Beyoncé danced with Chanel Iman, and Jourdan Dunn, while Fergie made that “Milf Money” with Australian model, Gemma Ward. Check out the best model moments in music videos from the list below.

Linda Evangelista x George Micheal – “Too Funky” (1992)

Dressed in head-to-toe Mugler, Linda Evangelista stared in George Michael’s hit video for ‘Too Funky’. The Iconic super’ walks the runway in a dreamy blonde wig. Eva Herzigova, Nadja Auermann, and Tyra Banks also appear in the video.

Kate Moss x Primal Scream – “Some Velvet Morning” (2003)

The icon starred and dueted with Primal Scream for their cover of “Some Velvet Morning”. On the track,  Moss sings the Nancy Sinatra parts, and for the video, she dances in front of a trippy projection screen.

Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls, And Jourdan Dunn x Beyoncé – “Yoncé” (2013)

For her 2013 hit, “Yoncé” Beyoncé recruited her favorite models, Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls, and Jourdan Dunn. The video features the girls dancing in solo shots and with B.

Christy Turlington x George Michael – Freedom (1990)

Christy Turlington co-stars in the most iconic supermodel music video of all time! The 90’s classic also features Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, and Linda Evangelista. Christy, Linda, Naomi and Cindy famously closed the Versace Fall 1991 show while Freedom played overhead.

Karen Elson x White Stripes – “Blue Orchid” (2005)

The English rose stared in the video for White Stripes for their song “Blue Orchid”. The video sees Elson grooving around a creepy Tim Burton-esque house.

Cara Delevingne x Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (2015)

Delevingne starred in Taylor Swift’s 2015 hit “Bad Blood”. The British model played, “Mother Chucker” in Swift’s video-squad. The video also stars Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid and Cindy Crawford.

Naomi Campbell x Bob Marley – “Is This Love “(1978)

Campbell has starred in several videos for Madonna, George Michael, Culture Club, Duran Duran, and Anohni. Before her Supermodel stardom, Campbell was featured in the video shot in Londo… she was only 5 years old.

Cindy Crawford x Duran Duran – “Girl Panic” (2010)

OG Super Cindy Crawford stars in Duran Duran’s video for “Girl Panic”. The video stars Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen, and Yasmin Le Bon playing each member of the band (Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Andy Taylor). The girls frolic around London and recreate the hedonistic parties of the ’80s and ’90s.

Helena Christensen x Chris Isaak – “Wicked Game” (1990)

In 1990 Christensen starred in the music video for Chris Isaak’s song “Wicked Game”. The video was directed by Herb Ritts and later featured on MTV’s “Sexiest Video of All-Time”.

Claudia Schiffer x Westlife – “Uptown Girl” (2000)

Claudia starred in the music video for “Uptown Girl” by Irish boyband Westlife. The band was huge in the UK and the song was a cover of Billy Joel’s 1983 classic.

Gigi Hadid x Zayn – “Pillowtalk” (2016)

In 2016, Hadid starred in on-again, off-again boyfriend Zayn Malik’s music video for his single “Pillowtalk”. Hadid has also featured in videos for Cody Simpson and Calvin Harris.

Stephanie Seymour x Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain” (1991)

Supermodel Stephanie Seymour appeared in two videos for Guns N’ Roses. She dated the lead singer Axel Rose for two years.

Devon Aoki x Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $ “(2016)

The muse to Jeremy Scott and Karl Lagerfeld, Aoki featured in Fergie’s 2016 hit “M.I.L.F. $”. The video also features fellow model-milfs Gemma Ward, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Amber Valletta.

Alek Wek x Busta Rhymes – “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” (1997)

The South Sudanese-British beauty had a cameo in Busta Rhymes hit “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”.  She also featured in Tina Turner’s, “Goldeneye” video, as well as  Janet Jackson’s “Got ‘Til It’s Gone”‘.

Lara Stone x Depeche Mode – “Rush (Remix)” (2020)

Ok, so this isn’t an official music video. It’s a fan-made video collage dedicated to Stone. The backing track is provided by Depeche Mode and, the video features visuals of Stone at work. However, in 2017, Stone did appear in an official music video for the band Hot Chip.

Leomie Anderson x Bree Runway – “2ON” (2019)

British model Leomie Anderson has a cameo in Bree Runway’s video for “2ON”. The model and rapper are great friends. Anderson has also walked the runways of Savage x Fenty, Victoria Secret, and Jeremy Scott.

Andreja Pejić x David Bowie – “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” (2013)

The transgender model had a moment in the late ‘2000s. She walked the runways of Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs, starred in several big campaigns. In 2013, Pejić starred in the video for David Bowie’s “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”, opposite actress Tilda Swinton.

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