Daniela Peštová (born October 14,
1970) is a Czech model. She was born in Teplice, Czechoslovakia, and was
discovered by the Madison Modeling Agency's Dominique Caffin. She had
plans to attend college but after winning a modelling contest she moved to
Paris to sign with Madison Modeling Agency. She moved to New York and from
there her career took off.
She has appeared on the covers of GQ, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour
and ELLE. She has been modelling for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
for years and appeared on the cover three times, in 1995, 2000 and 2006.
In addition to working with photographers on her Sports Illustrated
shoots, she was the subject of Joanne Gair's inaugural body painting works
as part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has modelled for
L'Oréal and Victoria's Secret. Peštová married Tomasso Buti (former CEO of
Fashion Café) in 1995, but they were divorced in 1998. The couple had a
son, Yannick Fausto (b. 1996). She has a daughter, Ella (b. July 21,
2002)and a son, Paul Henry (b. 2009) with her present partner, Slovak
singer Pavol Habera. She was dubbed "The Chameleon" for continuously
changing her look. She speaks Russian, French and Italian fluently, as
well as her native Czech.