“I want my children and grandchildren to see what I look like now.” Kylie Bax
New Zealand fashion model and actress Kylie Bax gained worldwide prominence thanks to her appearances in international magazines like Vogue and Sports Illustrated and advertising campaigns for products like Louis Vuitton, Versace and DKNY, to name a few. She has also worked for Donna Karan, Gucci and Calvin Klein, among other power fashion houses. Bax appeared in the films “Storm Catcher” (1999), “The Big Tease” (1999), “We Married Margo” (2000), “Boys and Girls” (2000), “Jill Rips” (2000), “Get Over It” (2001) and “Tennis, Anyone” (2005).
Bax ranked No. 53 on the Maxim Magazine “Hot 100 of 2002” list. The same year, she was named one of Stuff magazine's “102 Sexiest Women In The World.”
Bax has been married to photographer Spiros Poros since 2005. She has two biological daughters (Lito and Dione) and one stepson (Aries). Bax and her husband are expected to release a children's clothing line called “Moromoro” (Babybaby) in 2010.
Childhood and Family:
Kylie Bax was born on January 5, 1975, in Thames, New Zealand. She was raised on her parents' horse breeding farm in Thames.
On August 28, 2005, Kylie married Greek fashion photographer Spiros Poros. They have two daughters, Lito (born in September 2004) and Dione. She also has a stepson named Aris. Kylie and her family live in Athens.
Kylie co-owns New Zealand’s Blandford Lodge horse stud ranch. She is a vegetarian.
The daughter of a former model, Kylie Bax decided to follow in the footsteps of her mother after she was discovered by an agent from Clyne Model Management while at a New Zealand shopping mall. After modeling in New Zealand, she went to New York to further launch her career.
In New York, Bax worked with famed photographers like Steven Meisel, Karl Lagerfeld, Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton. She quickly achieved international recognition thanks to contacts with Women in New York, Storm in London and Marilyn in Paris. Bax appeared on a number of international publications, including Vogue, Marie Claire, ELLE, Vanity Fair, Maxim and Sports Illustrated and graced over 20 Vogue covers throughout the world. She joined Estella Warren, Veronica Varekova and Michelle Behennah to appear in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue in 2000. The following year, she posed for the March 2001 issue of Playboy. Bax's position as an international model was further confirmed with appearances in various campaigns for international products like DKNY, Louis Vuitton, Club Monaco, Valentino, Anna Sui, Clinique, Ann Taylor, Escada, Gianfranco Ferre, Giorgio Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Sonia Rykiel, Versace, Moschino and Nars. She also walked the runways for popular designers and big fashion houses Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Moschino, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, Glistening Examples, Gucci, Galliano, Cynthis Rowley, Calvin Klein, Joop, Alexander McQueen, Phillip Treacy, Karl Lagerfeld, Chloe, Prada, and Miu Miu.
Already popular as a model, Bax made her feature acting debut in the 1999 action thriller “Storm Catcher,” where she played the supporting role of Jessica Holloway. Later that same year, she was featured in the Kevin Allen comedy “The Big Tease,” starring Craig Ferguson. She then portrayed Margo in J.D. Shapiro's “We Married Margo” (2000), Serena in “Jill Rips” (2000, directed by Anthony Hickox), appeared in Michael Rymer and Hunter Carson's “Perfume” (2001) and as Dora Lynn Tisdale in the Kirsten Dunst vehicle “Get Over It” (2001). She also appeared as a supermodel in “Boys and Girls” (2000), which was directed by Robert Iscove. In 2005, after a four year acting hiatus, Bax played Christy in the comedy “Tennis, Anyone,” starring Donal Logue and Kirk Fox.
In 2009, Bax filed a law suit against the French men's magazine Max Magazine for using her nude breast images on its cover without her permission.