Birth Name: Kate Moss
Birth Place: Croydon, London, England, GB
Kate Moss was born Katherine Moss Addiscombe in the London Borough of Croydon, England on Jan. 16, 1974. At age 14, she was discovered at JFK Airport by an employee of the British wing of the Storm Agency while she was returning from a Caribbean holiday with her mother. Moss struggled through school at Ridgeway Primary and Riddlesdown Collegiate while doing small modeling jobs as a teen until she landed the cover of the 1990 "Summer of Love" issue of the British magazine The Face, quickly followed by her notorious Calvin Klein debut, leading to the dubbing of her signature "waif look," and the advent of the only somewhat derisive term "heroin chic." Moss soon became a lightning rod for contr...
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