BORN: 1968 in Vlaardingen, Holland, Netherlands. Grew up in the Netherlands.
DISCOVERED: When she was 17 her family went on a camping trip in the south of France. She saw an ad for Elite's 'Look of the Year' contest in a newspaper. A friend took some photographs of her and she tried out and won.
AGENCY: New York-Elite, Paris-Elite, UK-Elite Premier.
INCOME: Made approx. $2 million in 1994. Her estimated worth in 2000 was $19.3 million.
RÉSUMÉ: Modelled for Victoria's Secret, Calvin Klein, Nivea, Ralph Lauren, Claude Montana, Valentino, Versace, Guess?, Chanel, Celine and Yves Saint Laurent. Has a Barbie doll, made to her likeness, for sale. Has her own CD Rom with beauty and fitness tips called "Karen Mulder: Beauty".
HOME: New York, Paris, Monte Carlo and Monaco.
SWEETIE: In 1993 she met Jean Yves in the waiting area of a Paris airport and it was love at first sight. Today, she sports a large diamond solitaire engagement ring. Yves manages Mulder's off-the-runway career. In 1995, he collaborated with Hasbro on a Karen Mulder doll; it spurred an entire supermodel line. Then they did an infomercial and video. Her favorite item is a beauty and fashion CD-ROM, in which she gives makeup, beauty and exercise tips. In 1997, Karen Mulder said she planned to "spend most of the year at home in Monaco with Yves" (and supermodel neighbors Helena Christensen, Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova.)