Supermodel Stella Tennant, who walked the ramp for Chanel and Versace, dies as a 50-year-old

Supermodel Stella Tennant, who walked the ramp for Chanel and Versace, dies at age 50

A photo of Stella Tennant. (Image with permission: AFP)


  • Stella Tennant died on December 22nd
  • Her family announced her news of her death on Wednesday
  • Stella was a muse by Karl Lagerfeld

Stella Tennant, one of the most famous catwalk models and cover stars of the 1990s, has died at the age of 50, her family announced on Wednesday. “It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on December 22, 2020,” the statement said. “Stella was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all. She will be greatly missed.” Police in Scotland said they were called to the town of Duns in the Scottish borders “after the sudden death of a 50-year-old woman” and there were no suspicious circumstances. Stella Tennant, who turned 50 on December 17, modeled for top fashion houses including Chanel, Versace and Valentino and was a muse of Karl Lagerfeld. She continued her career in recent years.

British Vogue wrote in a tribute that she last appeared on the cover in 2018 and marked 25 years since she first appeared in the magazine 22 years in 1993.

She had an aristocratic background and was the granddaughter of Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, who died in 2014. She married the French photographer who became osteopath David Lasnet, and the couple had four children.


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