Marisa Miller (born August 6, 1978) is an American model and actress best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and her
work for Victoria’s Secret. After a stint shooting with photographer Mario Testino for fashion magazines such as Vogue, Miller began working for both
companies in 2002. In 2007, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and graced the cover of the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to record-setting
numbers.Her accomplishments have led to her being dubbed the “return of the great American supermodel.”
She is known for contracts with companies such as Harley-Davidson, for whom she is the first spokesperson in the history of the company, and the NFL, for
whom she became a spokesperson in 2010.Miller is considered a sex symbol; she ranked No. 1 on Maxim magazine’s 2008 “Hot 100” list and in FHM’s
global 2010 “Sexiest Women in the World” poll. Aside from modeling, she was an ambassador for both the American Cancer Society and the USO. Miller
made her film debut in R.I.P.D. (2013).
Miller moved from a start as an amateur magazine model to high profile mainstream work after an acquaintance showed a picture of her to famed fashion
photographer Mario Testino in 2001. Testino asked to meet Miller, who was running a surf school at the time, and was invited to Manhattan Beach,
California, where she would be surfing.Noticing her, Testino snapped pictures of her and approached her with a job offer of editorials for both the American
and Italian editions of Vogue.