Barbara Palvin (born 8 October 1993) is a Hungarian fashion model and actress.
Palvin was discovered on the streets of Budapest in 2006 at the age of 13. She shot her first editorial that year for Spur Magazine. Palvin subsequently moved to Asia where she continued a steady stream of bookings.Since then, Palvin has been on the cover of L’Officiel, Vogue Russia, Marie Claire Italy, Glamour Hungary , Vogue Portugal , Elle , Allure , Harper’s Bazaar and Jalouse Magazine, and has modeled for Armani Exchange, H&M, Victoria’s Secret, and Pull & Bear.In February 2012, she became an ambassador for L’Oréal Paris. In 2016, Palvin was revealed to be a part of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie Class. She also became the new face of Armani’s signature scent “Acqua di Gioia.”
Her runway debut was as an exclusive for Prada during Milan Fashion Week in February 2010. Palvin has also walked for Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Emanuel Ungaro, Christopher Kane, Julien MacDonald, Jeremy Scott, Vivienne Westwood, Etro, and opened the pre-Fall 2011 Chanel show. In 2012, she walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and wore Rosa Clara on the Barcelona Bridal Week 2012 runway.
Palvin is often compared to Russian model Natalia Vodianova; British Vogue editor Miranda Almond said, “We chose Barbara because she is absolutely exquisite looking a cross between a young Brooke Shields and Natalia Vodianova”. Palvin credits Vodianova and Kate Moss as her favorite models.
As of 2016, Palvin was ranked number 14 on the Money Girls list by models.com.
Palvin appeared in the 2014 film Hercules.