8 Rare Photos of Gisele Bündchen Early in Her Career

1990s: Backstage: Here, Bündchen calls and gets her hair and cosmetics done. When she enrolled in a class alongside her sister in 1994 to get ready for an impending debutante ball, she began modeling.

1996: Posing for Calvin Klein: Bündchen secured a modeling contract for Calvin Klein's 1996 ready-to-wear collection in just two years. She moved to New York City shortly after to become a full-time model.

1996: Fittings with Carolina Herrera: Bündchen spent her early years in New York City going to casting calls nonstop. She was hired by Carolina Herrera even though she didn't speak the language or the city well. She's pictured here at a brand fitting.

1997: Her Big Break: Her big break ultimately came during fashion week in London, where she went to almost 40 go-sees before appearing topless and wearing extremely high shoes on the Alexander McQueen runway. Not long after, she was referred to as "The Body."

1999: Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter Runway Show: Bündchen made waves at the 1999 Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week fall/winter Jean-Paul Gaultier presentation.

2000: VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards: At the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, the model stole the show on the red carpet while wearing a brilliant blue top. Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Sandra Bullock, and more celebrities were also present.

2000: $15 Million Fantasy Bra: Bündchen wore a $15 million Red Hot Fantasy bra with rubies and diamonds from Victoria's Secret in 2000.

2004: Taxi New York Premiere: The outstanding model also acted in the comedy Taxi, which was directed by Tim Story and starred Queen Latifah, Ann-Margret, Jimmy Fallon, and Jennifer Esposito.