Birthplace: Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
Kylie Bax (/ˈkaɪliː/; born 5 January 1975) is a New Zealand-born model and actress. She has appeared on international magazine covers, including Vogue and Marie Claire. During her twenties, Bax had supporting roles in some action and comedy films.
Having been a teen beauty queen, Bax was first discovered in a New Zealand shopping mall by an agent from the modeling agency Clyne Model Management. After discovering her marketing abilities as a fashion model, she soon moved to New York to work as a model. Bax became Steven Meisel's protégé. She went on to work with top photographers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Helmut Newton, and Richard Avedon. Once discovered, she became an international modeling success, signing with Women in New York, Marilyn in Paris, and Storm in London. She has appeared on numerous international magazine covers, including Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar & Mode Australia, Maxim, Vanity Fair, and ELLE. She has also appeared on more than twenty Vogue covers around the world.
In 2000, Bax joined Estella Warren, Veronica Vařeková, and Michelle Behennah in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for such products as Club Monaco, Anna Sui, Clinique, Ann Taylor, DKNY, Escada, Gianfranco Ferre, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta, Sonia Rykiel, Versace, Moschino, Nars, and Valentino. She has strolled down catwalks for high fashion houses such as Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, and Valentino, Glistening Examples, Gucci, Galliano, Donna Karan, Cynthis Rowley, Calvin Klein, Joop, Alexander McQueen, Phillip Treacy, Karl Lagerfeld, Chloe, Ralph Lauren, Prada, and Miu Miu.
In 2009, Bax sued the French men's magazine Max Magazine for using bare-breasted images of her on its magazine wrapper. No photos of her were inside the publication. Her lawsuit cited that the "sexualised nature of the photographs was inconsistent with the image that she had sought to develop". The images had been taken about six years earlier, and she was not compensated for their use by Max Magazine, and the photographer was assured that they would not be published without her consent.
Between 1999 and 2005, Bax played supporting roles in eight different films.
Bax grew up on her parents' horse-breeding farm in Thames, New Zealand. As of 2015, Bax and her estranged husband are embroiled in a contentious divorce. In 2016 and 2017, Bax publicly supported the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.
Kylie Bax supports the following charitable cause: Animals.