Petra Nemcova


Date Of Birth

June 24, 1979


Petra Nemcova is a Czech model who has graced the covers of magazines such Cosmopolitan, FHM and Sports Illustrated, and has represented campaigns for brands like Lancaster, Max Factor, and Victoria's Secret. Soon after she was discovered in the streets of Prague, her modeling career took off and is now signed to Next Model Management in London, Paris, Milan, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.

Not surprisingly, Nemcova also had offers to grace the world of television. In 2001, she appeared in the British television series Absolutely Fabulous, followed by guest appearances on various programs before she became the host of TLC's A Model Life. In 2011, she joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars season 12.

Nemcova, who lost her fiance photographer Simon Atlee during the December 2004 tsunami in Thailand, is also a philanthropist. In fact, she founded the Happy Hearts Fund (HHF), a charitable organization that aims to help victims of tsunamis and earthquakes.

Place of Birth

Karvina, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)

Birth Name

Petra Nemcova



Fun Facts





2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV series)
2008 A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (TV movie)
2007 One x One Gala (TV movie)
2007 A Model Life (TV series)
2007 Last Call with Carson Daly (TV series)
2007 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV series)
2007 Live with Regis (TV series)
2006 MTV Video Music Awards 2006 (TV special)
2006 Howard Stern on Demand (TV series)
2006 The Tyra Banks Show (TV series)
2006 Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2006 (TV movie)
2005 The Tony Danza Show (TV series)
2005 Primetime Wednesday (TV series documentary)
2002-2004 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (TV series)
2003 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV series)
2003 Tribeca Film Festival Presents (TV documentary)
2003 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV series)
2001 Absolutely Fabulous




5' 10" (1.78 m)


"I love to dance. I can dance for, like, four or five hours nonstop without even drinking water. It's a beautiful, beautiful thing."

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