Eugenia Silva (born January 13, 1976) is a Spanish model. With a law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, she has been the image of many fashion houses such as Dolce & Gabbana and Oscar de la Renta.
Her first fashion contact was in 1992, when Eugenia Silva was 16. She competed in the Elite Look of the Year Award, heralding the start of her career in fashion.
Eugenia Silva grew up in a family of jurists, as the niece of Antonio Hernández Mancha, and she herself graduated in Law at Colegio Universitario Cardenal Cisneros, affiliated to Madrid’s Complutense University.
Her career took off when she moved to New York, chosen to be the image of Oscar de la Renta. With more than 100 appearance on the covers of magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Telva, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, and Vogue, she has worked with the most renowned photographers in the world, like Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Arthur Elgost, Bruce Weber, David Bailey and Gilles Bensimon. She has modelled on the catwalk for Giorgio Armani, Prada, Versace, Galiano, Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Elie Saab and Carolina Herrera, among others. She currently publishes a monthly column in ELLE where she offers her secrets on fashion, beauty and travel, and a daily photoblog in the magazine’s website, called “My Lookbook”.
In 2011, Silva became the new European image for Garnier (L´Oreal Group), and the face of Magnum for the brand’s 20th Anniversary celebrations.
Silva is involved in various charities, including World Vision. She also collaborates with Médecins Sans Frontières and Plan International.
She is an ambassador for Fundación Plan, an NGO that works to improve the lives of children in 49 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
On 1 April 2014 Eugenia and her partner Alfonso de Borbón y Yoldi had a son, Alfonso.
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