Almudena Fernández (born 1 January
1977 in Benavente, Zamora, Spain) is a Spanish model.
Fernández began her professional career at an early age, leaving Madrid in
search for a path that would take her to Milan, Paris, and finally New
York, where she has established her home for the past few years.
Fernández has been the cover girl for fashion magazines such as Elle,
Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Madame Figaro, Shape, Biba, Joyce and
Harper's Bazaar among others. She has been photographed by photographers
like Michael Thompson, Ruben Afanador, Raphael Mazzucco, Walter Chin,
David Bailey, Mark Baptist, Diego Uchitel, Norman Jean Roy for campaigns
for Hermès, Givenchy, Cartier, Wolford, Revlon, Lacoste, Carolina Herrera,
Lancel, Gianfranco Ferré, L'Oréal, Carrera y Carrera, Victoria's Secret,
and Kookai. She also adorned the Hello!/Carrera y Carrera photo session
with matador Eugenio de Mora, based upon the novel Blood and Sand by
Vicente Blasco Ibáñez.
Cosmopolitan TV awarded Fernández with the award for the best
international model of 2007.
Ever since Fernández arrived in New York, she has combined her work as a
model with acting classes at the school "The New Actors Workshop" directed
by George Morrison and the Academy Award winner Mike Nichols.
Back in Madrid Fernández took acting classes at Cristina Rota's school of
actors which led her to star at Willie Nelson's "Maria" video clip aside
Fernández has collaborated with on projects such as Greenpeace's campaign
to fight against the contamination of the sea bottoms, the United
Nations's promotion of micro-credits for the "Women of the World," and
Triball, a new concept of brand-neighbourhood in Madrid based on the
support for an environment and sustainable consumption.