Born on February 9, 1974, Amber Valletta, despite her exotic name, is American, having been born in Tucson, Arizona. Growing up, Amber wanted initially to become a sociologist and work in the social scope. But her life took a different turn and she ended up in a very different career. Knowing that Amber's beauty stood out among the rest, her mother enrolled her in a modeling school when she was 15 years old.
Amber immediately became a modeling sensation. During the 1990s she appeared thirteen times on the cover of American Vogue. She was presented on the November 1999 Millennium cover of American Vogue as one of the "Modern Muses".
Amber has since appeared in numerous prestigious advertising campaigns such as Versace, Calvin Klein's Escape, DKNY, Prada, Valentino, Jil Sander, Gucci and Chanel. She co-hosted MTV's House of Style with best friend and fellow model Shalom Harlow.
Amber Valletta made her acting debut in 2000 in Drop Back Ten, a comedy movie and then played a supporting role in the thriller film What Lies Beneath. She played a major film role as Allegra Cole in the romantic comedy Hitch (2005). In 2007, she starred in the horror film "Dead Silence" as Ella Ashen. In 2009, Valletta starred alongside Gerard Butler in the science fiction action film, Gamer. She has also appeared in movies such as: Transporter 2 (2005), The Last Time (2006), My Sexiest Year (2007), The Spy Next Door (2010), Girl Walks into a Bar (2011).
Amber met renowned Olympic volleyball player Christian McCaw on a chance encounter. The coupld married in 2003 and then divorced in early 2015. Together they had a son Auden born in Oct 2000, three years prior to marriage. Amber was also married to Herve Le Bihan, whom she met on a Calvin Klein photo shoot in 1994. Two years later, the couple divorced.
Although she didn't become the sociologist she wanted to be, Amber does use her position as a celebrity to support various charity events.
What she said :"I wish the word supermodel would just fall off the face of the Earth. Anyone can be a supermodel now."